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Scunthorpe United 1-0 Burton Albion

Paddy Madden

Paddy Madden's goal was enough to beat Burton and move Scunthorpe into second.

It was third place versus fifth at kick-off, although a lacklustre first half failed to live up to the billing.

The Iron had not managed a shot on target until Madden's second-half volley - a fierce right-footer from the edge of the area into the top corner.

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Post-match: Scunthorpe boss Wilcox

Burton keeper Rob Lainton saved Gary McSheffrey's penalty soon after but it did not prevent United stretching a club record unbeaten run to 22 games.

Scunthorpe boss Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It's a huge three points and an amazing goal to win the game, a goal that deserves to win any football match.

"At this stage of the season it's about grinding out the wins. On the first half performance, it was not good enough

"The second half we pushed and we probed and we were the better team."

Burton Albion boss Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

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Post-match: Burton manager Rowett

"First half we were absolutely magnificent. We played really really well - as well as we've played. It's as much of the ball as we've had and we got into some great positions.

"I felt we didn't exploit them and weren't perhaps as ruthless enough in the attacking third. That's my disappointment with the first half really.

"Second half, for some reason, we just conceded ground again and I don't know why we keep trying to do that, because we spoke about it at half-time."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 18Nolan
  • 30Williams
  • 4McAllister
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6Canavan
  • 14HawkridgeSubstituted forAdelakunat 55'minutes
  • 24Syers
  • 29WinnallSubstituted forHayesat 55'minutes
  • 27Madden
  • 28McSheffrey

Substitutes

  • 2Ribeiro
  • 7Sparrow
  • 13Severn
  • 15Waterfall
  • 16Adelakun
  • 26Alabi
  • 39Hayes

Burton

  • 1Lainton
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCrory
  • 7BellBooked at 59minsSubstituted forKnowlesat 68'minutes
  • 25Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 21HolnessSubstituted forGrayat 79'minutes
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forHarnessat 68'minutes
  • 8Weir
  • 29Kee
  • 23PalmerBooked at 43mins
  • 17Phillips

Substitutes

  • 15McFadzean
  • 16Lyness
  • 18Knowles
  • 20McGurk
  • 22Dyer
  • 26Gray
  • 27Harness
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
4,029

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home4
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Burton Albion 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Burton Albion 0.

Hand ball by Billy Kee (Burton Albion).

Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Knowles (Burton Albion).

Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion).

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dominic Knowles (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

Billy Kee (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. David Gray replaces Marcus Holness because of an injury.

Penalty saved! Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty Scunthorpe United. Gary McSheffrey draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

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

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Kee (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Harness replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Dominic Knowles replaces Lee Bell.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

Foul by Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United).

Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United).

Lee Bell (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United).

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Alexander MacDonald.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Burton Albion 0. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Booking

Lee Bell (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Bell (Burton Albion).

David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale382171061392270
2Scunthorpe381717459372268
3Chesterfield391813861362567
4Fleetwood38187135445961
5Burton38161394137461
6Oxford Utd381514949371259
7York381413114538755
8Plymouth381510134342155
9Southend381314114436853
10Dag & Red381214124747050
11Hartlepool381310154441349
12Newport371212134649-348
13Cheltenham381115124551-648
14Morecambe381212144556-1148
15Wimbledon381211154045-547
16Accrington381112154649-345
17Exeter381111164549-444
18Mansfield381014143750-1344
19Bury37916124243-143
20Bristol Rovers371013143440-643
21Wycombe381012163947-842
22Portsmouth38915143852-1442
23Northampton38912173149-1839
24Torquay3899203556-2136
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