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Burton Albion 5-1 Colchester United

Burton came from a goal behind to score five and hand managerless Colchester their fifth straight league defeat.

Callum Harriott put the U's in front from Gavin Massey's cross, but Burton levelled through Nasser El Khayati's 25-yard curling free-kick.

The Brewers then took the lead through Mark Duffy's deflected shot and it was 3-1 when Frankie Kent's clearance hit Tom Naylor and beat Jamie Jones.

Lucas Akins' 12-yard shot and Timmy Thiele's header completed the rout.

The win sees third-placed Burton close the gap on League One leaders Coventry to just a point, while Colchester, who parted company with boss Tony Humes on Thursday, are now just a point above the relegation zone in 20th.

Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

"I thought we were very sloppy to start. In the first twenty minutes, we did things we do not normally do. We weren't professional and that's why we were losing 1-0.

"We were lucky that it was only the early part of the game so we could get things right and luckily we did.

"I don't think it was a 5-1 game; I don't think that we deserved the five goals, but we made the chances and we put them away."

Line-ups

Burton

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 30Flanagan
  • 19O'ConnorSubstituted forMcCroryat 45'minutes
  • 8Weir
  • 21Duffy
  • 15Naylor
  • 11El Khayati
  • 22Binnom-WilliamsSubstituted forAkinsat 64'minutes
  • 9BeavonSubstituted forThieleat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Reilly
  • 10Akins
  • 12Butcher
  • 14McCrory
  • 20Thiele
  • 23Palmer
  • 31Matthews

Colchester

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Jones
  • 24BrindleySubstituted forSordellat 60'minutes
  • 15Kent
  • 18Eastman
  • 3Briggs
  • 8Gilbey
  • 4Edwards
  • 11MasseySubstituted forSzmodicsat 72'minutes
  • 10Moncur
  • 31Harriott
  • 9Porter

Substitutes

  • 6Elokobi
  • 7Wright
  • 17Szmodics
  • 20Lapslie
  • 28Ambrose
  • 33Parish
  • 45Sordell
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
2,893

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home4
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 5, Colchester United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 5, Colchester United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Burton Albion 5, Colchester United 1. Timmy Thiele (Burton Albion) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mark Duffy with a cross following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Sammie Szmodics.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Sammie Szmodics.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

  15. Post update

    Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Timmy Thiele replaces Stuart Beavon.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Burton Albion 4, Colchester United 1. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Damien McCrory with a cross.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics replaces Gavin Massey.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry20116338211739
2Gillingham20115439251438
3Burton1912252215738
4Walsall19106332181436
5Wigan2097429191034
6Peterborough20103746311533
7Millwall199463026431
8Southend208752522331
9Bradford208752220231
10Bury208663130130
11Port Vale208572623329
12Sheff Utd207673230227
13Rochdale207672423127
14Scunthorpe2082102427-326
15Doncaster206682026-624
16Chesterfield2072112535-1023
17Swindon2064102934-522
18Fleetwood2063112729-221
19Shrewsbury1963102528-321
20Colchester2055103049-1920
21Oldham2031072232-1019
22Blackpool2054111628-1219
23Crewe2054111933-1419
24Barnsley2053122534-918
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