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Burton Albion 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Adam McGurk
Adam McGurk scored his seventh goal of the season

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:

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Hasselbaink on Burton v Wycombe

"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:

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Ainsworth on Burton v Wycombe

"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."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlinBooked at 25mins
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 5TaftBooked at 85mins
  • 21El KhayatiSubstituted forSladeat 90+2'minutes
  • 15Naylor
  • 11Stewart
  • 14McCrorySubstituted forPalmerat 45'minutes
  • 9BeavonBooked at 23minsSubstituted forWeirat 86'minutes
  • 20McGurk

Substitutes

  • 8Weir
  • 23Palmer
  • 24Slade
  • 27Harness
  • 31Maynard
  • 33Shearer
  • 36Johnstone

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 4YennarisBooked at 15mins
  • 26MawsonBooked at 90mins
  • 6Pierre
  • 3Jacobson
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forMurphyat 82'minutes
  • 8BeanSubstituted forEphraimat 75'minutes
  • 11Wood
  • 23Onyedinma
  • 9Hayes
  • 25HollowaySubstituted forCraigat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Craig
  • 15Murphy
  • 16Fletcher
  • 21Lynch
  • 31Ephraim
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
4,284

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

Full Time

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

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).

Booking

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

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.

Booking

George Taft (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).

Peter Murphy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Nico Yennaris.

John Mousinho (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Peter Murphy replaces Matt Bloomfield.

Attempt missed. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) left footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Hogan Ephraim (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Hogan Ephraim replaces Marcus Bean.

Attempt missed. Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Steven Craig replaces Aaron Holloway.

Attempt missed. Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton41249859342581
2Shrewsbury41248961283380
3Wycombe412014760402074
4Bury402171253391470
5Southend401912947351269
6Stevenage411711135649762
7Newport411711134746162
8Plymouth4117101447311661
9Luton411710144942761
10Exeter411613125755261
11Northampton41176186053757
12Morecambe411412154446-254
13Wimbledon411412155256-454
14Portsmouth411314144847153
15Dag & Red41157195054-452
16Oxford Utd411214154348-550
17Accrington41148195167-1650
18Cambridge411211185355-247
19York41918144246-445
20Mansfield41129203353-2045
21Carlisle41126234969-2042
22Hartlepool41117233361-2840
23Tranmere41912204358-1539
24Cheltenham41813203560-2537
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