League Two
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Tranmere Rovers 1-4 Burton Albion

Damien McCrory
Damien McCrory has scored five of his seven goals for Burton this season

Burton eased to victory at Tranmere to bolster their League Two title bid and add to Rovers' relegation worries.

Damien McCrory put the visitors ahead with a left-foot shot and Lucas Akins' tap-in doubled the lead.

A 25-yard volley from Kayode Odejayi gave Tranmere a lifeline and a foul on the striker handed them a penalty.

But Jon McLaughlin kept out Max Power's spot kick before Nasser El Khayati's clinical strike and Adam Dugdale's own goal made sure of the Brewers' win.

It was a second penalty save in as many games for McLaughlin - after doing the same in the midweek win over Southend.

It helped Burton to a fourth win in succession and their biggest away victory of the season, leaving them five points clear at the top, while Tranmere only remain out of the bottom two on goal difference.

Burton manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

"We started to be too arrogant, thinking we had to do more than we had to do, taking an extra touch, an extra pass.

"We didn't have to do that. They came more in the game and scored a worldy, a good goal.

"Then you are on the back foot because you didn't do what you used to do five minutes ago. Luckily the break came when it came and we could assess a few things."

Line-ups

Tranmere

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Williams
  • 12Donacien
  • 5IhiekweBooked at 76mins
  • 18DugdaleBooked at 90mins
  • 3RidehalghSubstituted forKirbyat 80'minutes
  • 31Myrie-Williams
  • 4Power
  • 14LairdSubstituted forJagoat 77'minutes
  • 29Donnelly
  • 9Odejayi
  • 10HugillSubstituted forMolyneuxat 45'minutesBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 15Kirby
  • 19Molyneux
  • 20Ramsbottom
  • 21Davies
  • 23Shuker
  • 24Gumbs
  • 30Jago

Burton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4MousinhoBooked at 57mins
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 5Taft
  • 10AkinsSubstituted forHarnessat 90+2'minutes
  • 23Palmer
  • 15Naylor
  • 14McCrory
  • 9BeavonSubstituted forKnowlesat 90+2'minutes
  • 21El KhayatiSubstituted forSladeat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Phillips
  • 18Knowles
  • 19Shelton
  • 24Slade
  • 26Doyle-Charles
  • 27Harness
  • 33Shearer
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
5,390

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Burton Albion 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Burton Albion 4.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Harness replaces Lucas Akins.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Dominic Knowles replaces Stuart Beavon.

  5. Booking

    Adam Dugdale (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Adam Dugdale (Tranmere Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lee Molyneux (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  9. Goal!

    Own Goal by Adam Dugdale, Tranmere Rovers. Tranmere Rovers 1, Burton Albion 4.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Liam Slade replaces Abdenasser El Khayati.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ben Jago (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Rory Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers).

  13. Post update

    Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Liam Ridehalgh.

  15. Booking

    Lee Molyneux (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Lee Molyneux (Tranmere Rovers).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

  19. Post update

    Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by John Mousinho (Burton Albion).