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Burton Albion 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Cauley Woodrow scores
Cauley Woodrow's winner was his first Championship goal since December 2015

Cauley Woodrow scored an injury-time winner as Burton Albion fought back from a goal down to beat Wolves.

The visitors led at the break through Helder Costa's penalty after Dave Edwards was felled by Jon McLaughlin.

Burton piled on the pressure after half-time and levelled when former Wolves winger Michael Kightly marked his debut by tapping in from two yards.

Woodrow hooked in the winner deep in injury time after Wolves failed to clear a corner.

Burton's win means they remain three points clear of the Championship relegation zone after third-from-bottom Blackburn also snatched a late victory over QPR, while Wolves drop to 18th after Nottingham Forest's injury-time win over Aston Villa.

In a scrappy first half of few chances, Lasse Vigen Christensen, on loan from Fulham like Woodrow, volleyed over Tom Flanagan's cross, while Wolves striker Nouha Dicko saw a shot tipped around the post by McLaughlin.

The visitors finally took the lead five minutes before the break when Costa drilled his spot-kick high into the net after McLaughlin brought down Edwards.

But Paul Lambert's side struggled to create anything of note after the break as Burton dominated.

Carl Ikeme tipped a Kightly shot around the post and a free-kick over the bar before the winger, who joined on loan from Burnley on deadline day, finally claimed the equaliser by converting Marvin Sordell's pass.

And Nigel Clough's side, who grabbed an injury-time equaliser when the two sides drew 1-1 at Molineux in September, got the winner when Woodrow turned in Flanagan's header from close range in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

Burton manager Nigel Clough: "It's about time we had one go in our favour. We have had enough heartaches to last us three seasons in the first 20-odd games.

"It's about the first time anything has really broken for us in the last minute in the penalty area. The corner has come in and just dropped to two of our lads and Cauley has ended up putting it in.

"The two new lads get the goals and it makes a difference when you can bring a few bodies in during January.

"We have created a few chances throughout the season, but it's nice now to have people who can finish them off."

Wolves head coach Paul Lambert told BBC WM: "In the first half I thought we did a lot with the ball. We got the lead and it gives you something to go with at half-time

"But in the second half we were not the same and we allowed Burton to come back into the game.

"The first goal is poor from our point of view, because it's too easy for them to get through our defence. For the second, our marking was not good enough at the set play.

"We have set ourselves such a high standard so the disappointment is there for everybody today. Sometimes you need a reality check, and today we just weren't good enough."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Flanagan
  • 4Mousinho
  • 6Turner
  • 14McCrorySubstituted forNaylorat 23'minutes
  • 24ChristensenSubstituted forPalmerat 88'minutes
  • 30MurphyBooked at 71mins
  • 36Irvine
  • 28KightlySubstituted forAkinsat 80'minutes
  • 12Woodrow
  • 9Sordell

Substitutes

  • 7Williamson
  • 10Akins
  • 13Bywater
  • 15Naylor
  • 16Palmer
  • 18Miller
  • 25Barker

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 16Coady
  • 5StearmanBooked at 58mins
  • 30Hause
  • 2Doherty
  • 17CostaSubstituted forBödvarssonat 80'minutes
  • 14Evans
  • 8SavilleSubstituted forEnobakhareat 63'minutes
  • 63WeimannSubstituted forMarshallat 80'minutes
  • 4Edwards
  • 9DickoBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 6Batth
  • 19Price
  • 22Bödvarsson
  • 26Enobakhare
  • 31Burgoyne
  • 43Ronan
  • 64Marshall
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
5,608

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Cauley Woodrow (Burton Albion) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Flanagan with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Kortney Hause.

Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Marvin Sordell with a cross.

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

Foul by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Marvin Sordell (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Booking

Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Lee Evans tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Matthew Palmer replaces Lasse Vigen Christensen.

Foul by Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion).

Bright Enobakhare (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Cauley Woodrow (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Flanagan.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Lucas Akins replaces Michael Kightly.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ben Marshall replaces Andreas Weimann.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Hélder Costa.

Attempt missed. Jackson Irvine (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Kortney Hause.

Michael Kightly (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Jackson Irvine (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Lee Evans.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Lee Evans.

Attempt blocked. Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marvin Sordell.

Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Murphy with a cross.

Attempt missed. David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Conor Coady.

Foul by Michael Kightly (Burton Albion).

Bright Enobakhare (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Luke Murphy (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Murphy (Burton Albion).

Bright Enobakhare (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Conor Coady.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Tom Flanagan.

Luke Murphy (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) because of an injury.

Lasse Vigen Christensen (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

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3Reading3017584439556
4Leeds29173941281354
5Huddersfield2816483531452
6Sheff Wed2914783428649
7Norwich29144114840846
8Derby2913793022846
9Barnsley30136114844445
10Fulham291110846331343
11Preston30119103837142
12Birmingham301010103239-740
13Brentford28106123735236
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15Nottm Forest30106144248-636
16Ipswich3099123139-836
17Cardiff30106143444-1036
18Wolves2998123840-235
19QPR3097142942-1334
20Bristol City2994163841-331
21Burton3087153041-1131
22Blackburn2977153446-1228
23Wigan2867152433-925
24Rotherham3044222764-3716
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