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Burton Albion 2-1 Fulham

Burton's Stephen Warnock (left) and Oliver Norwood of Fulham
Stephen Warnock (left) and Oliver Norwood shared the first-half goals at the Pirelli Stadium

Stephen Warnock's first goal in more than three years and a contentious second-half Lucas Akins penalty gave Burton victory over Fulham.

Warnock tapped in at the far post after great work by winger Sean Scannell to end a run of 99 scoreless appearances.

Oliver Norwood's long-range strike drew the Londoners level by the break.

But Akins secured the Brewers' second Championship win of the season when his spot-kick - awarded for pushing from a corner - just about beat David Button.

Fulham dominated possession and will aggrieved about the penalty, but Burton, who move up to 18th place in the Championship, created the clearer opportunities.

Jamie Allen saw a strike come back of the post in the first half and keeper David Button made decent saves from Akins and John Brayford.

Whites goalscorer Norwood somehow scooped the ball over the bar from close range before he grabbed the equaliser.

Sheyi Ojo came closest to earning a point after Akins' spot-kick when his shot smashed against the bar, while Ryan Sessegnon also went close after a fine run.

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough:

"I thought it was a very good game of football. They dominated possession but I thought we just about deserved it, for our effort and honesty again.

"You could tell what sort of game it was going to be in the first five minutes. It could easily have been 2-1 to Fulham after about three minutes.

"We wanted to be as attacking as possible but we had to do it responsibly and we did cause them problems when we got it forwards."

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic:

"We give them two chances for an advantage which they took and in a game on a smaller pitch it is not always easy to score goals.

"We tried, we moved the ball and we created the chances, but after we gave them the advantage it was hard and we could not score.

"The goals we conceded were cheap goals. We were not aggressive enough. The penalty is strange. If it is a penalty in one box then it is a penalty on Floyd Ayite in the other box after that, but I don't want to complain about things like that."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1Bywater
  • 23Buxton
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 86mins
  • 6Turner
  • 2Brayford
  • 10Akins
  • 7Murphy
  • 4Allen
  • 3Warnock
  • 9ScannellSubstituted forLundat 77'minutes
  • 17SordellSubstituted forVarneyat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Lund
  • 11Dyer
  • 12Flanagan
  • 13Ripley
  • 15Naylor
  • 16Varney
  • 20Mason

Fulham

  • 27Button
  • 2Fredericks
  • 26Kalas
  • 13Ream
  • 3R Sessegnon
  • 8Johansen
  • 6McDonald
  • 16NorwoodSubstituted forGrahamat 79'minutes
  • 19OjoBooked at 40mins
  • 11Ayité
  • 7KebanoSubstituted forDa Rocha Fonteat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 4Odoi
  • 9Da Rocha Fonte
  • 17Graham
  • 22Mollo
  • 23Djalo
  • 44Cissé
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
4,049

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home30%
Away70%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Fulham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Fulham 1.

Jordan Graham (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Luke Varney replaces Marvin Sordell.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matthew Lund.

Booking

Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion).

Foul by Rui Fonte (Fulham).

Luke Murphy (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Fulham. Floyd Ayité tries a through ball, but Ryan Sessegnon is caught offside.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matthew Lund.

Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).

Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Jordan Graham replaces Oliver Norwood.

Attempt missed. Jamie Allen (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Matthew Lund.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Matthew Lund replaces Sean Scannell.

Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Offside, Fulham. Stefan Johansen tries a through ball, but Sheyi Ojo is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon with a cross.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by John Brayford.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Rui Fonte replaces Neeskens Kebano.

Sheyi Ojo (Fulham) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Floyd Ayité with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Sheyi Ojo (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.

Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Sheyi Ojo (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.

Attempt blocked. Tomas Kalas (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.

Offside, Fulham. Stefan Johansen tries a through ball, but Floyd Ayité is caught offside.

Offside, Burton Albion. Ben Turner tries a through ball, but Marvin Sordell is caught offside.

Offside, Fulham. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Neeskens Kebano is caught offside.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Stephen Warnock.

Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marvin Sordell (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin McDonald following a corner.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jake Buxton.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

Attempt missed. Marvin Sordell (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jamie Allen.

goal

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