EFL Cup - First Round
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Burton Albion 2-1 Wigan Athletic

Dominic Knowles

Burton produced one of the shocks of the first round as they beat Championship side Wigan to progress in the Capital One Cup.

The League Two Brewers fell behind when Marc-Antoine Fortune struck with a low effort against the run of play.

But Burton's Dominic Knowles turned in a low cross on the stroke of half-time.

And they capitalised on the momentum shift after the break as Stuart Beavon finished clinically from 10 yards to secure one of Burton's finest results.

Burton manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"It was a game that we wanted to take as seriously as we could.

"I spoke to the players about it beforehand and said they might make some changes but it doesn't really matter. Whoever they change, they're going to bring a squad member, a first teamer or some internationals into the side.

"I would say, overall, that is as well as any team of mine has played, ever, since I've been here.

"I thought they were absolutely brilliant in lots of different ways. I don't think Wigan had lots and lots of chances. I actually thought we created quite a lot in the first 25 minutes.

"As the game went on we could pick and choose when we got up the pitch, and we still created chances."

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We felt we had enough strength in depth and we looked like we would be on a winning streak after about 10 or 15 minutes because we completely took over.

"We got our goal and, at that point, everyone was thinking we would be comfortable winners.

"But we gave that free-kick away just before half-time and from that point onwards we lost our momentum and our concentration.

"For a team with the experience they had out there, it took too little to lose our rhythm."

Line-ups

Burton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 2Edwards
  • 6Sharps
  • 5Taft
  • 4Mousinho
  • 8Weir
  • 10AkinsBooked at 44mins
  • 11MacDonald
  • 20McGurkSubstituted forKnowlesat 39'minutes
  • 9BeavonSubstituted forKeeat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15McFadzean
  • 16Lyness
  • 18Knowles
  • 23Palmer
  • 24Slade
  • 27Harness
  • 29Kee

Wigan

Formation 5-3-2

  • 26Al-HabsiBooked at 41mins
  • 4Ramis
  • 6Rogne
  • 2Tavernier
  • 22Taylor-Sinclair
  • 25Barnett
  • 10MaloneySubstituted forHoltat 61'minutes
  • 20Fyvie
  • 18Espinoza
  • 32Fortuné
  • 33WaghornBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 5Caldwell
  • 13Nicholls
  • 14Holt
  • 37Flores
  • 38Poole
  • 39Chow
  • 47Jennings
Referee:
Pat Miller
Attendance:
2,602

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Wigan Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Wigan Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Thomas Rogne.

  4. Post update

    Dominic Knowles (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Tavernier (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  8. Booking

    Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Taft (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  16. Post update

    John Mousinho (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic).

  18. Post update

    Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic).

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.