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Burton Albion 1-1 Wigan Athletic

Tom Naylor
Tom Naylor has scored five goals this season

League One leaders Wigan were held to a draw by second-placed Burton.

Wigan took an early lead when Michael Jacobs sent in a cross that evaded everyone and found the far corner.

Nigel Clough's side levelled before the break when Tom Naylor rose highest to head home Matty Palmer's free-kick.

Wigan remain three points clear with three matches to play while Burton are still three points above third-placed Walsall, who fought back to draw 1-1 at home to Swindon on Tuesday.

The Saddlers have a game in hand on Burton, who need one more point to secure a play-off spot.

Gary Caldwell's side host Southend on Saturday while the Brewers visit relegation-threatened Colchester.

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Derby:

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Nigel Clough: Burton Albion manager on Wigan draw

"I thought we were magnificent all the way through, start to finish.

"We were very unlucky to go one-nil down tonight at home, but once again the response was excellent.

"Deserved the equaliser and all the second half, we could have got a goal at any time because we deserved it, the way we went about it.

"In terms of making it uncomfortable for the opposition, getting in their faces, closing down and doing those sorts of things then yes it was one of the best performances of the season."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 30FlanaganSubstituted forReillyat 63'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 4Mousinho
  • 2EdwardsBooked at 9mins
  • 34ChoudhurySubstituted forWeirat 86'minutes
  • 21Duffy
  • 15NaylorBooked at 55minsSubstituted forButcherat 90'minutes
  • 23Palmer
  • 10AkinsBooked at 17mins
  • 9Beavon

Substitutes

  • 7Reilly
  • 8Weir
  • 12Butcher
  • 18Walker
  • 19O'Connor
  • 31Bywater
  • 33Bennett

Wigan

  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 22Warnock
  • 20Morgan
  • 28Pearce
  • 34WabaraSubstituted forDanielsat 86'minutes
  • 24McAlenySubstituted forWildschutat 60'minutes
  • 8Morsy
  • 6PowerBooked at 85mins
  • 17JacobsSubstituted forVuckicat 70'minutes
  • 7McCannBooked at 81mins
  • 9Grigg

Substitutes

  • 3Kellett
  • 5Daniels
  • 11Odelusi
  • 13Nicholls
  • 18Chow
  • 29Vuckic
  • 31Wildschut
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
5,461

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home5
Away3
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

Booking

Callum Reilly (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Callum Reilly (Burton Albion).

William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Robbie Weir.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Callum Butcher replaces Tom Naylor.

Attempt missed. Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Craig Morgan (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Robbie Weir replaces Hamza Choudhury.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Donervon Daniels replaces Reece Wabara.

Booking

Max Power (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion).

Max Power (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Jason Pearce (Wigan Athletic).

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Haris Vuckic replaces Michael Jacobs.

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

Jason Pearce (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

Foul by Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion).

William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hamza Choudhury (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

Hamza Choudhury (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by William Grigg (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Callum Reilly replaces Tom Flanagan because of an injury.

Foul by Mark Duffy (Burton Albion).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan432215673403381
2Burton432391152361678
3Walsall422112961431875
4Millwall432191365471872
5Bradford432011124840871
6Gillingham4319121267491869
7Barnsley432161664511369
8Rochdale431811146354965
9Sheff Utd431811146354965
10Scunthorpe431811145547865
11Coventry4317121462461663
12Port Vale431711155251162
13Southend431611165556-159
14Peterborough43176207367657
15Bury431512165265-1357
16Swindon431410195869-1152
17Oldham431118144353-1051
18Chesterfield43148215567-1250
19Fleetwood431114184953-447
20Shrewsbury421211195168-1747
21Blackpool43129223954-1545
22Doncaster431012214561-1642
23Colchester43912225492-3839
24Crewe43613244379-3631
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