Match ends, Exeter City 0, Burton Albion 1.
Exeter City missed out on going top of League Two after a dramatic late Phil Edwards header helped Burton Albion record their third away win in a row.
The hosts started strong when John O'Flynn saw his shot saved by Jordan Pickford midway through the first half.
Alan Gow then forced a superb save from Pickford before Robbie Weir was booked for an elbow on Tommy Doherty.
But it was Edwards who lifted Albion into sixth place when he headed in Chris Hussey's corner after 89 minutes.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Burton Albion boss Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:
"We talk about clean sheets all the time and that's the basis we've got to work from and I think that's been a lot better in the last five or six games.
"Exeter probably had the two clearest chances of the game and Jordan (Pickford) made two terrific saves, but I think they were down to momentary lapses of concentration which let them in there.
"I think overall, it's a long way to come and not get anything and I think that's a really pleasing away performance.
"The goal came from a fantastic delivery from the corner and Phil's been threatening to do that for some time now."
- 14DohertySubstituted forGillat 80'minutes
- 19O'FlynnSubstituted forGrimesat 80'minutes
- 25ParkinSubstituted forWheelerat 46'minutes
- 3HusseyBooked at 54mins
- 8WeirBooked at 61mins
- 29KeeSubstituted forMacDonaldat 63'minutesBooked at 71mins
- David Coote
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Exeter City 0, Burton Albion 1.
Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Matt Grimes (Exeter City).
Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Alan Gow (Exeter City).
Goal! Exeter City 0, Burton Albion 1. Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Chris Hussey following a corner.
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Daniel Coles.
Foul by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion).
Alan Gow (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Exeter City. Matthew Gill replaces Tommy Doherty.
Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Grimes replaces John O'Flynn.
Attempt missed. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) header from the right side of the box is too high.
Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.
Attempt saved. Alan Gow (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by John O'Flynn (Exeter City).
Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Tommy Doherty (Exeter City).
Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.