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Burton Albion 2-1 Fleetwood Town

Mark Duffy
Mark Duffy joined Burton on loan from Birmingham City last summer

Mark Duffy's two goals earned victory for Burton as the Brewers stretched their lead at the top of League One.

Albion broke the deadlock through Duffy's smart finish before Wes Burns' right-footed strike levelled the scores for Fleetowood against the run of play.

But the Brewers' pressure told as Duffy curled in from outside the box for his seventh goal of the season.

And Fleetwood's task was made more difficult by substitute Robert Grant's red card for violent conduct.

The result extends Burton's lead at the top of League One to six points after Wigan drew 3-3 at Colchester.

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 14McCrory
  • 34ChoudhurySubstituted forReillyat 88'minutes
  • 10AkinsSubstituted forBennettat 83'minutes
  • 12ButcherSubstituted forWeirat 79'minutes
  • 15Naylor
  • 21Duffy
  • 9Beavon

Substitutes

  • 6Charles
  • 7Reilly
  • 8Weir
  • 17Myers-Harness
  • 30Flanagan
  • 31Bywater
  • 33Bennett

Fleetwood

  • 1Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 31NilssonBooked at 53mins
  • 47Davis
  • 7Bell
  • 5Jónsson
  • 8Ryan
  • 23BallSubstituted forBurnsat 45'minutes
  • 15NirennoldSubstituted forGrantat 66'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 22Hunter
  • 9AmeobiBooked at 50minsSubstituted forColeat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Burns
  • 14Grant
  • 20Deacon
  • 35Roscoe
  • 40Gogic
  • 42Grant
  • 44Cole
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
4,415

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home19
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

Attempt blocked. Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Callum Reilly replaces Hamza Choudhury.

Attempt missed. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) header from very close range is too high.

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

Marcus Nilsson (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Mason Bennett replaces Lucas Akins.

Attempt missed. Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Robbie Weir replaces Callum Butcher.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jimmy Ryan.

Foul by Callum Butcher (Burton Albion).

(Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Devante Cole replaces Shola Ameobi.

Attempt saved. Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Dismissal

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt blocked. Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Bobby Grant replaces Victor Nirennold.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 2, Fleetwood Town 1. Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

Attempt blocked. Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Marcus Nilsson.

Attempt blocked. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Hamza Choudhury (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

Marcus Nilsson (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Eggert Jónsson.

Booking

Marcus Nilsson (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marcus Nilsson (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

Booking

Shola Ameobi (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton36225946311571
2Wigan361714559342565
3Gillingham361881063432062
4Walsall351711754371762
5Millwall361781157431459
6Bradford361610104337658
7Coventry3615101158401855
8Barnsley36174155748955
9Port Vale371510124441355
10Southend36159124844454
11Sheff Utd361410125247552
12Rochdale36149134846251
13Scunthorpe36149134242051
14Swindon35147145553249
15Bury36139144558-1348
16Peterborough36136176059145
17Shrewsbury36128164454-1044
18Chesterfield36125194758-1141
19Fleetwood351010154345-240
20Doncaster36910173749-1237
21Blackpool3698193347-1435
22Oldham34616123347-1434
23Crewe36612183763-2630
24Colchester36610204584-3928
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