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Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Burton Albion

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro
Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro has now scored five goals this season, although three of those came in one game against Bury

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro's late winner saw Shrewsbury beat Burton and leapfrog them into third in League Two.

Shrewsbury had the better of a tight first half and Josh Passley, making his debut on loan from Fulham, set up James Collins but he missed the target.

Burton had few chances until home keeper Jayson Leutwiler held on to a deflected shot from Alex MacDonald.

The deadlock was broken in the 83rd minute when Collins teed up Akpa Akpro, who rifled in from from eight yards.

The victory makes it 12 wins from 14 home games in all competitions for Shrewsbury, while it was a first defeat for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as Burton manager.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We knew it was going to be very difficult. Burton are a well-organised side and it was always going to be the case of staying patient and not getting frustrated as we went looking for that way in and the chance to get the goal.

"It was a tight game. I don't remember them having a chance. All the pressure was applied by us, but we keep on going, we are very fit and have great togetherness.

"We deserved our victory and pressed very well. We have worked on that since Monday - and so I am delighted that we are taking the training ground positives onto the pitch.

"The clean sheet is huge but we don't look back on what could have been after the defeat last weekend - we move on and tackle the problem with the fight and spirit of the standards we expect at this club."

Burton manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

"They had more of the ball. We knew that they are a good side, especially at home.

"I must say the chances they got, or the shots they got at our goal were outside the area, so organisation wise we were alright.

"The boys put a big effort in. I must say we were unlucky with a few breaks but it was a deserved win for Shrewsbury."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 23Passley
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 2Grandison
  • 6Goldson
  • 3Demetriou
  • 24GrantSubstituted forManganat 64'minutes
  • 4Woods
  • 14Wesolowski
  • 26Akpa-AkproBooked at 74mins
  • 9CollinsBooked at 70mins

Substitutes

  • 5Ellis
  • 7Vincent
  • 10Vernon
  • 16Griffith
  • 19Mangan
  • 21Halstead
  • 22Clark

Burton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2EdwardsBooked at 68mins
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 4MousinhoBooked at 14mins
  • 5Taft
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forMorrisat 75'minutes
  • 8Weir
  • 23PalmerSubstituted forMaynardat 84'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 14McCrory
  • 9Beavon
  • 20McGurkSubstituted forBlythat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Blyth
  • 18Knowles
  • 21Morris
  • 24Slade
  • 27Harness
  • 31Maynard
  • 32Matthews
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
5,170

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home4
Away0
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home3
Away0
Fouls
Home3
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Burton Albion 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

    Kelvin Maynard (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Mickey Demetriou (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Kelvin Maynard (Burton Albion).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Jacob Blyth replaces Adam McGurk.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Kelvin Maynard replaces Matthew Palmer.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Burton Albion 0. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by James Collins.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Bryn Morris replaces Alexander MacDonald.

  10. Booking

    Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town).

  12. Post update

    Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

  14. Booking

    James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Foul by James Collins (Shrewsbury Town).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Booking

    Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Mickey Demetriou (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Andy Mangan replaces Bobby Grant.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe19115331171438
2Luton19114423121137
3Shrewsbury19113530151536
4Burton1911262522335
5Southend1910452115634
6Plymouth1994622111131
7Newport198742821731
8Bury199372723430
9Exeter198652725230
10Cambridge198383124727
11Morecambe198382021-127
12Portsmouth197572222026
13Accrington198292832-426
14Stevenage197482727025
15Northampton197392727024
16Wimbledon196672427-324
17Cheltenham196581828-1023
18Mansfield196491524-922
19Oxford Utd195682024-421
20Dag & Red1963102530-521
21York1931061823-519
22Carlisle1953112537-1218
23Tranmere1936101926-715
24Hartlepool1933131434-2012
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