Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.
Burton Albion moved back to the top of League Two with a hard-fought win over fellow promotion hopefuls Wycombe.
In a first-half of few chances, Burton could have been reduced to 10 when keeper Jon McLaughlin handled outside the area, but he only saw yellow.
Adam McGurk then broke the deadlock after the break with a superb curling shot around Wycombe keeper Matt Ingram.
The Chairboys offered very little, but McLaughlin made a great save to keep out Aaron Pierre's header at the death.
The Brewers' 15th home league win of the season puts them one point clear of second-placed Shrewsbury, while Wycombe stay in third, four points ahead of Bury who lost at home to Morecambe.
Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:
"It was a big performance, very big. It was needed. We knew it would be a tight game. We knew it was not going to be a classic.
"We knew we had to compete with them because they are a side who won't let you get into your game.
"We had to compete and we had to wait for a moment of magic from one of our influential players, and that moment came."
Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"I thought we were fantastic. The fans were brilliant. I want to thank them and if I could thank everyone I would because they never stopped singing.
"I'm really pleased. If we play like that for the five games remaining we'll win all five.
"There were many incidents in the game that I thought were questionable and I thought we were denied maybe three points today. That's hard to swallow but we swallow it.
"We're all friends, all the managers. It's horrible that people have to lose. I just want to win this by performing in these last 5 games."
- 1McLaughlinBooked at 25mins
- 5TaftBooked at 85mins
- 21El KhayatiSubstituted forSladeat 90+2'minutes
- 14McCrorySubstituted forPalmerat 45'minutes
- 9BeavonBooked at 23minsSubstituted forWeirat 86'minutes
- 4YennarisBooked at 15mins
- 26MawsonBooked at 90mins
- 10BloomfieldSubstituted forMurphyat 82'minutes
- 8BeanSubstituted forEphraimat 75'minutes
- 25HollowaySubstituted forCraigat 72'minutes
- Darren Deadman
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.
Attempt blocked. Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Philip Edwards.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Liam Slade replaces Abdenasser El Khayati because of an injury.
Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers).
Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.
Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers).
Foul by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).
Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.
Attempt missed. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Robbie Weir replaces Stuart Beavon.
Attempt missed. Hogan Ephraim (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.
Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by John Mousinho.
George Taft (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.