League Two
BurtonBurton Albion1LutonLuton Town0
Phil Edwards
Phil Edwards has scored in both games since Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was appointed Burton manager

Burton Albion ended Luton Town's 11-game unbeaten league run with a hard-fought win at the Pirelli Stadium.

Luke Guttridge had the best chance of a quiet first-half but his low driven effort was well saved by Brewers goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin.

Phil Edwards headed Burton into the lead shortly after half-time from a corner by Matty Palmer.

Hatters defender Luke Wilkinson was sent-off late on for a foul on Palmer as Burton held on for the victory.

Burton move up into the automatic promotion places following their second consecutive win under new manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, while Luton, who suffered their first league defeat since 6 September, drop from first to third.

Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I thought for the away team we did more than enough to win the game. We didn't due to final ball not always being the best, good defending, and good goalkeeping.

"It was a really good performance. We don't concede from restarts but we did today. Performance-wise, I was pleased with our performance.

"They've won and good luck to them, but they've got more to look at than perhaps we've got to look at."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 5Taft
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 14McCroryBooked at 85mins
  • 8WeirBooked at 68mins
  • 23PalmerSubstituted forBellat 90+5'minutes
  • 4Mousinho
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forSladeat 86'minutes
  • 20McGurkSubstituted forMorrisat 73'minutes
  • 9Beavon

Substitutes

  • 7Bell
  • 12Blyth
  • 21Morris
  • 24Slade
  • 25Weale
  • 26Doyle-Charles
  • 27Harness

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 22Harriman
  • 5McNulty
  • 30WilkinsonBooked at 90mins
  • 12Griffiths
  • 20Whalley
  • 4Smith
  • 26DoyleSubstituted forDruryat 71'minutes
  • 11HowellsSubstituted forRuddock Mpanzuat 56'minutes
  • 21GuttridgeSubstituted forMillerat 63'minutes
  • 9Benson

Substitutes

  • 2Franks
  • 8Drury
  • 13Cullen
  • 15Rooney
  • 16Justham
  • 17Ruddock Mpanzu
  • 19Miller
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
4,772

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home5
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away10
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Luton Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Luton Town 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Lee Bell replaces Matthew Palmer.

  4. Dismissal

    Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by George Taft (Burton Albion).

  8. Post update

    Ricky Miller (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by John Mousinho.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Shaun Whalley (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Liam Slade replaces Alexander MacDonald.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

  16. Post update

    Steve McNulty (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ricky Miller (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Benson (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Philip Edwards.