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Burton Albion 2-1 Southend United

League Two leaders Burton overcame the dismissal of Robbie Weir to hit an 89th-minute winner through Nasser El Khayati and go five points clear.

Jon McLaughlin saved Barry Corr's penalty after he was fouled by John Mousinho. But Corr then made amends to put Southend ahead before the break.

Weir was sent off after a clash with Corr, but 10-man Burton levelled through Matty Palmer's 18-yard shot.

El Khayati then earned a third straight win when he fired into the far corner.

Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

"We were organised and hard to beat but, when we had the ball, we passed it. We passed it in the way they could not touch it, even when we had 10 men.

"It was always going to be a counter-attacking game and we did that really, really well. We went forward and caused them big problems.

"I am convinced we deserved to win. You could see the togetherness in the second half."

Line-ups

Burton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 4MousinhoBooked at 23mins
  • 14McCrory
  • 10Akins
  • 8WeirBooked at 45mins
  • 15NaylorBooked at 26mins
  • 35ReillySubstituted forPalmerat 14'minutes
  • 20McGurkSubstituted forEl Khayatiat 29'minutes
  • 9BeavonSubstituted forTaftat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Taft
  • 17Phillips
  • 21El Khayati
  • 23Palmer
  • 24Slade
  • 27Harness
  • 33Shearer

Southend

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 5ThompsonSubstituted forCassidyat 85'minutes
  • 6ProsserBooked at 31mins
  • 3Coker
  • 7WorrallSubstituted forWestonat 67'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 8TimlinBooked at 50mins
  • 14Hurst
  • 10Corr
  • 32PigottSubstituted forPayneat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Weston
  • 12Atkinson
  • 13Smith
  • 19Payne
  • 22Deegan
  • 23Binnom-Williams
  • 24Cassidy
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
2,669

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Southend United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Southend United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Myles Weston (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. George Taft replaces Stuart Beavon.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Burton Albion 2, Southend United 1. Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Jake Cassidy replaces Adam Thompson.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Ben Coker.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Myles Weston replaces David Worrall.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 18th March 2015

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton37227852312173
2Shrewsbury37208954282668
3Wycombe371814554342068
4Bury371971148361264
5Southend37171194435962
6Luton371610114334958
7Stevenage37169125245757
8Newport37169124342157
9Plymouth371681342281456
10Northampton37165165547853
11Exeter371312124951-251
12Portsmouth371213124441349
13Wimbledon371310144849-149
14Morecambe37139153942-348
15Dag & Red37137174551-646
16Mansfield37129163245-1345
17Accrington37136184561-1645
18Cambridge371110165151043
19Oxford Utd371013143843-543
20Carlisle37124214461-1740
21York37716143543-837
22Tranmere37910183950-1137
23Cheltenham37813163453-1937
24Hartlepool3796222857-2933
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