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York City 1-1 Burton Albion

Substitute Adam McGurk scored a late equaliser for promotion-chasing Burton to deny York a first win in four games.

Debutant Emile Sinclair gave the Minstermen the lead from close range after being found by John McCombe.

Sinclair had many chances but was denied by goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin and shot narrowly over from distance.

Jacob Blyth missed two chances for the Brewers before McGurk curled in the equaliser, finding Bobby Olejnik's bottom corner from inside the area.

The point ensured that Burton remained in the automatic promotion places, one point behind leaders Wycombe, while York sit 19th, two points from relegation.

York City manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio York:

"We deserved to take all three points but just couldn't quite get the second goal. We worked hard and their keeper has been man of the match.

"I'm proud of the players. I've just said to them that's a benchmark.

"We've just played against a team second in the league and we've looked the best side over the 90 minutes."

Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

"In the first half they were very dangerous on the counter and gave us problems, but in the second half I thought there was only one team in it.

"We played really well and had a few chances. But we were a little bit unlucky with the chances and it was a bit undeserved for us to go 1-0 behind.

"We deserved all three points, but I'm happy with the performance."

Line-ups

York

Formation 4-4-2

  • 31Olejnik
  • 17Halliday
  • 5McCombe
  • 15Lowe
  • 28Benning
  • 7Coulson
  • 8Summerfield
  • 10Penn
  • 12Carson
  • 39HydeSubstituted forFletcherat 76'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 29Sinclair

Substitutes

  • 2McCoy
  • 9Fletcher
  • 13Straker
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 20Meikle
  • 25Morris

Burton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2EdwardsBooked at 90mins
  • 4Mousinho
  • 5TaftBooked at 43mins
  • 14McCrory
  • 31MaynardSubstituted forAkinsat 41'minutes
  • 22Lenihan
  • 8Weir
  • 23PalmerSubstituted forMcGurkat 45'minutes
  • 9BeavonBooked at 63minsSubstituted forKnowlesat 77'minutes
  • 12Blyth

Substitutes

  • 6Sharps
  • 10Akins
  • 18Knowles
  • 20McGurk
  • 24Slade
  • 27Harness
  • 33Shearer
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
3,398

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, York City 1, Burton Albion 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

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

  4. Post update

    Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).

  6. Booking

    Wes Fletcher (York City) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Wes Fletcher (York City).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Emile Sinclair (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Emile Sinclair (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! York City 1, Burton Albion 1. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

  12. Post update

    Keith Lowe (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

  14. Post update

    Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jacob Blyth (Burton Albion).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Russell Penn (York City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  18. Post update

    Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).

  20. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by George Taft.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe271410340211952
2Shrewsbury27156639182151
3Burton27156637261151
4Luton26138530181247
5Southend2713862923647
6Newport2713773632446
7Bury2612593832641
8Stevenage27125103935441
9Exeter2811893839-141
10Plymouth27117930191140
11Morecambe27107102725237
12Wimbledon26106103737036
13Cambridge251051039291035
14Northampton27104134038234
15Accrington25103123542-733
16Oxford Utd2779113036-630
17Cheltenham2779112437-1330
18Portsmouth2678112833-529
19York2751392732-528
20Mansfield2677122133-1228
21Tranmere2669112731-427
22Carlisle2783163349-1627
23Dag & Red2675142637-1126
24Hartlepool2746171947-2818
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