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Summary

  1. Burton beat Birmingham for first points of 2017-18
  2. Dyer put Albion ahead after brilliant move
  3. Sordell equalised with superb turn and shot
  4. Ex-Burton player Maghoma stabbed Blues ahead
  5. Get involved via #bbcefl

Live Reporting

By Owen Phillips

All times stated are UK

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Burton beat Blues for first win

FT: Burton Albion 2-1 Birmingham City

That's us done and dusted. Thanks for being involved. A great night for Burton, who showed their pluck to come back from 1-0 down at the break - a result that would have meant a fourth consecutive loss.

A second-half performance full of courage, tempo and more than a little ability. They just seemed to want it a bit more than Birmingham.

We have bundles of Championship action for you tomorrow. Join us then. Have a splendid evening.

Lloyd Dyer

Burton Albion 2-1 Birmingham City

Burton Albion come from behind to beat Birmingham City and register their first Championship points of the season.

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One down, 11 to go

FT: Burton 2-1 Birmingham

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We've got another EFL feast for you on the BBC Sport website tomorrow.

We'll be bringing you live text coverage of 11 Championship games, starting with the South Yorkshire derby between Sheffield United and Barnsley at 12:15 BST and ending with a tasty looking fixture between Sunderland and Leeds United at 17:30 BST.

And in between? Winless Aston Villa will hope to escape the bottom three, while the top two Wolves and Cardiff will be battling to continue their 100% starts.

Our coverage will be starting at 12:00 BST.

'We have to play at a tempo'

FT: Burton 2-1 Birmingham

Nigel Clough
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I'm delighted. It's good to get off the mark. It was important to get to half-time only 1-0 down. It was important to get back to being what we are all about and for 20 minutes we did. Sometime it's not about formations, it's about working a bit harder and we did. We have to play at a tempo and make it difficult for the opposition.

Nigel CloughBurton manager

'We're on a fantastic journey'

FT: Burton 2-1 Birmingham

We're on a fantastic journey - for us, we just want to continue it and stay in this league.

Marvin SordellBurton goalscorer on Sky Sports

Marvin Sordell might've been short and sweet, but we've got some reaction from Burton boss Nigel Clough coming up next...

'We needed to show a bit more'

FT: Burton 2-1 Birmingham

I think all the players were aware they needed to show a little bit more in the second half. The whole flow of the team was a bit better in the second half.

Jackson IrvineBurton midfielder on Sky Sports

'The first points are important'

FT: Burton 2-1 Birmingham

I think the first points are always important. We had the same thing last season, we lost the first couple of games, but when you get those first points it gets you up and running.

Jackson IrvineBurton midfielder on Sky Sports

FULL-TIME

Burton 2-1 Birmingham

Lloyd Dyer
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It's all over. Burton survive a late penalty claim by Birmingham and have their first win and points of the season following three consecutive Championship defeats.

A massive relief for manager Nigel Clough. A fine second-half performance to come back from 1-0 down.

Burton 2-1 Birmingham

But it comes to nothing. Burton clear.

Burton 2-1 Birmingham

Now then.

A late chance for Birmingingham with a free-kick. Time to stick it in the box.

Burton 2-1 Birmingham

Less than three to go. No sign of a chance for the Blues.

Burton have a free-kick in their own half and unsurprisingly are taking their time over it.

INJURY TIME

Burton 2-1 Birmingham

There will be five extra minutes at the Pirelli Stadium.

Enough time for a Birmingham leveller?

Burton v Birmingham
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Burton 2-1 Birmingham

We are in the final 60 seconds. But expect a few minutes of injury time. There have been five substitutions and a few delays.

Albion boss Nigel Clough is chomping on his finger nails.

Burton 2-1 Birmingham

Three minutes to go. Burton are looking more likely to find the net than Birmingham. But saying that, Tom Naylor has just done brilliantly to hook a cross away from about five yards from his own goal.

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Burton 1-1 Birmingham

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Burton 2-1 Birmingham

Birmingham's final change saw Stephen Gleeson come on for Craig Gardner a couple of minutes ago. Can he help salvage a draw.

Harry Redknapp's men are not threatening a great deal the moment. The Blues boss does not look a happy camper.

Burton v Birmingham
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Burton 2-1 Birmingham

With Burton dropping a bit deeper, Birmingham are pressing and force Stephen Bywater into a leaping save to his right from Cheikh Ndoye's header.

Bywater made it look good, but it was pretty routine if truth be told.

Burton 2-1 Birmingham

Burton have just over ten minutes to go to hold on for their first points of the season.

But they will have to do so without Matty Lund, who is taken off on a stretcher after taking a knock.

Luke Varney comes on.

Burton 2-1 Birmingham

What we have we keep.

Sound defence worked for the Brewers last season and they seem to have gone for a 4:4:2 in the closing stages.

Have Birmingham got the nous and creativity to break them down?

David Cotterill is on for the visitors. He replaces David Davis.

SUBSTITUTION

Burton 2-1 Birmingham

Are Burton looking to go a bit more defensive?

Damien McCrory has just come on for midfielder Matty Palmer. McCrory can play anywhere on the left, but is a more often than not a defender.

Burton 2-1 Birmingham

Birmingham are almost level within a couple of minutes. Cheikh Ndoye heads just over from a left-wing cross.

It's been a much better second half. Lively and open stuff at the Pirelli.

GOAL: Burton 2-1 Birmingham

Lloyd Dyer

Lloyd Dyer
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A glorious, glorious goal by Burton.

Lloyd Dyer bursts into the box and plays the ball to Lucas Akins.

A sumptuous backheel finds Dyer, and he skips through and finds the back of the net.

It's the perfect second half for Burton so far.

Lloyd Dyer
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SUBSTITUTION

Birmingham make the first change of the night. Issac Vassell comes on up front for Lukas Jutkiewicz.

A bit more pace up top for the Blues now.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Burton 1-1 Birmingham

Clayton Donaldson is so unlucky.

Impressive acrobatics from the big forward as he runs backwards and shoots over his head towards goal.

It hits the outside of the post and Burton survive.

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Burton 1-1 Birmingham

Clayton Donaldson is posing no end of problems when he goes out wide and sends over a teasing cross after another jinky run.

Lukas Jutkiewicz cannot get a proper contact under pressure from the home defence and his header is easy for keeper Stephen Bywater.

PENALTY APPEAL

Burton 1-1 Birmingham

That looked like a very strong shout for a penalty for the hosts.

Clayton Donaldson upends his man in the box with a wild swing and is very lucky to get away with it.

Luke Murphy went flying. Nigel Clough will be fuming.

Burton 1-1 Birmingham

A stunning crossfield ball into the box from left to right by Jackson Irvine could so easily have led to a second goal for Burton.

Tom Naylor cannot keep his first-time effort down.

Burton are dominating now.

Burton 1-1 Birmingham

Birmingham keeper David Stockdale makes a total hash of the set-piece at the near post.

But for some reason he's awarded a free-kick. No idea why.

Burton 1-1 Birmingham

The goal was Burton's third shot on target tonight. That's one more than they have managed in the Championship all season before tonight.

There's still about 40 minutes left too. And they have a corner.

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GOAL: Burton 1-1 Birmingham

Marvin Sordell

Burton v Birmingham
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That's a fabulous strike by Marvin Sordell.

He drags the ball back with his right foot and smashes it across goal and into the far corner from the edge of the box.

Delighful and much needed. Just Burton's second league goal in four games this season.

Burton 0-1 Birmingham

Matty Palmer has another strike on goal. This time it's a much cleaner strike but David Stockdale does well to get down low to his left.

A real sense of urgency about the home side's play now.

Burton 0-1 Birmingham

A promising start by the hosts ends with Matty Palmer scuffing a shot towards goal. It's very easy for Birmingham keeper David Stockdale though.

KICK-OFF

Burton 0-1 Birmingham

Burton v Birmingham
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Off we go again at the picturesque Pirelli.

Burton have 45 minutes to turn things around against Birmingham.

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HT: Burton 0-1 Birmingham

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Can Clough's Burton get back on track?

HT: Burton 0-1 Birmingham

We established earlier that Nigel Clough is not one for gimmicks, playing a very straight bat to tabloid talk of Usain Bolt coming to the club on trial.

So for no other reason than we really like it, here's a picture of the legend that is his dad Brian Clough mixing with a sporting superstar of his own era.

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Brian Clough and Nigel Mansell
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Coming up on Saturday...

HT: Burton 0-1 Birmingham

Steve Bruce
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While we pause for breath at the Pirelli Stadium, now seems a good chance to point you in the direction of an EFL feast on BBC Sport tomorrow.

We'll be bringing you live text coverage of 11 Championship games, starting with the South Yorkshire derby between Sheffield United and Barnsley at 12:15 BST and ending with a tasty looking fixture between Sunderland and Leeds United at 17:30 BST.

And in between? Winless Aston Villa will hope to escape the bottom three, while the top two Wolves and Cardiff will be battling to continue their 100% starts.

Be there or be square.

HALF-TIME

Burton 0-1 Birmingham

A minute of injury time comes to an end. Burton will feel hard done by to be behind. But Birmingham created a couple of good openings in the end and the goal was a perfect example of that.

Jacques Maghoma's tap-in is the difference between the sides.

Burton 0-1 Birmingham

Not far off 30 stone of footballers collide as Clayton Donaldson and Kyle McFadzean tussle. The Birmingham striker takes a knock and wins a free-kick but no harm done.

Just a minute left, plus injury time.

Burton 0-1 Birmingham

Better from Burton. Jackson Irvine is again involved. He rarely wastes possession and a decent move started by the Australian leads to some panicky defending before Birmingham thump the ball clear.

Burton 0-1 Birmingham

Matthew Lund is not a million miles away from fluking an equaliser for Burton with a curling cross that drifts a yard or two over the bar.

David Stockdale probably had it covered anyway.

Burton 0-1 Birmingham

Birmingham have a corner.

It's unconvincingly cleared and comes to nothing. The away side have been well on top in the last few minutes.

Burton v Birmingham
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