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Burton Albion 1-1 Exeter City

Adam McGurk rescued a point for Burton as they drew with mid-table Exeter at the Pirelli Stadium.

The former Tranmere winger converted Zeli Ismail's cross to level shortly after the visitors had gone in front with an own goal from Ian Sharps.

Home goalkeeper Dean Lyness parried John O'Flynn's shot against the unfortunate Sharps and into the net.

Exeter's Scot Bennett missed the best chance of a winner for either side, firing over the bar from six yards.

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Burton manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"If you'd told me we were going to draw before the game, I would have been disappointed because it was a big game for us today.

"If we'd won it, it would have given us a big impetus for the next two, but after seeing how the game went and how we played and what the conditions were like, I would have to say it was probably a point gained.

"It might be an important point at the end of the season. We didn't play anywhere near well enough."

Line-ups

Burton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 16Lyness
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCrory
  • 23Palmer
  • 6Sharps
  • 25Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 19Ismail
  • 8Weir
  • 20McGurkSubstituted forKnowlesat 67'minutes
  • 29KeeSubstituted forAlexanderat 60'minutes
  • 17PhillipsSubstituted forHusseyat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Siegrist
  • 3Hussey
  • 5Diamond
  • 7Bell
  • 9Alexander
  • 11MacDonald
  • 18Knowles

Exeter

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2ButterfieldBooked at 69mins
  • 3Woodman
  • 4Bennett
  • 5Baldwin
  • 6Coles
  • 7Sercombe
  • 29Grimes
  • 19O'Flynn
  • 22Keohane
  • 11DaviesBooked at 13mins

Substitutes

  • 8Oakley
  • 10Gow
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 20Nichols
  • 25Parkin
  • 30Pym
  • 32Wheeler
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
2,227

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home3
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Exeter City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Exeter City 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  4. Post update

    Daniel Coles (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

  7. Post update

    Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Matt Grimes (Exeter City).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Daniel Coles.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  11. Post update

    Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Arron Davies (Exeter City).

  13. Post update

    Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by John O'Flynn (Exeter City).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Chris Hussey replaces Jimmy Phillips.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City).

  19. Booking

    Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.