League One
BurtonBurton Albion2MillwallMillwall1
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Former Netherlands striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink took over as Burton manager in November 2014

Burton Albion moved two points clear at the top of League One after holding off a second-half fightback from Millwall.

Damien McCrory smashed in a 15-yard strike to put the home side ahead before Nasser El Khayati doubled their lead after a stunning counter attack.

The London side dominated the second half and halved the gap when Joe Martin pounced after a goalmouth scramble.

However, they could not equalise and finished with 10 men after Mark Beevers was sent off for a second booking.

Burton boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

"First half we were the better side and scored two magnificent goals, and deservedly so.

"Second half, you always know they're going to change certain things and we're going to have to be strong and defend well because they're going to go a little bit more direct.

"At times we handled that really well. It's only a little bit disappointing that we got a goal against from a corner.

"Normally we are solid from those moments and do that really well, so it was a little bit disappointing."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 30FlanaganBooked at 61mins
  • 14McCrory
  • 15Naylor
  • 19O'ConnorBooked at 54mins
  • 12ButcherBooked at 86mins
  • 11El KhayatiSubstituted forAkinsat 90+3'minutes
  • 21Duffy
  • 9BeavonSubstituted forThieleat 49'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Reilly
  • 10Akins
  • 13Joachim
  • 20Thiele
  • 22Binnom-Williams
  • 23Palmer
  • 31Matthews

Millwall

  • 13Archer
  • 2CummingsSubstituted forUpsonat 89'minutes
  • 15Nelson
  • 16BeeversBooked at 90mins
  • 3Martin
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 6Williams
  • 21SavilleBooked at 35minsSubstituted forThompsonat 45'minutes
  • 18FergusonSubstituted forGregoryat 45'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 20Morison
  • 22O'BrienBooked at 26mins

Substitutes

  • 1Forde
  • 4Edwards
  • 8Upson
  • 9Gregory
  • 11Martin
  • 24Thompson
  • 36Wood
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
2,888

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Millwall 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Millwall 1.

  3. Post update

    Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Millwall).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Timmy Thiele (Burton Albion).

  6. Post update

    Sid Nelson (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Mark Beevers (Millwall) for a bad foul.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Lucas Akins replaces Abdenasser El Khayati.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Ed Upson replaces Shaun Cummings.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Lee Gregory (Millwall).

  15. Booking

    Lee Gregory (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Booking

    Callum Butcher (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  18. Post update

    Callum Butcher (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ben Thompson (Millwall).

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lee Gregory (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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