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Burton Albion 1-2 Shrewsbury Town

Shaun Whalley
Shaun Whalley's winner was only his second goal of the season

Shrewsbury Town ended Burton's three-match winning run as Shaun Whalley's injury-time goal gave them the points.

The home side were in control after full-back Damien McCrory thumped home a low first-half shot from 20 yards.

Nasser El Khayati almost added a second, but Jon McLaughlin failed to hold a corner allowing striker Andy Mangan to net Shrewsbury's equaliser.

Mason Bennett headed El Khayati's cross over before Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro set up Whalley's 93rd minute winner.

Burton surrendered top spot in League One to Gillingham, who moved above them on goal difference, while Shrewsbury moved out of the relegation zone into 20th place.

Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Derby:

"It's disappointing that we've lost the game having been 1-0 up.

"I don't think we then did enough to go and get that second goal. We started the second half well and positively, then their goal has come out the blue. I did think it was a foul.

"At least nine times out of 10 you get those given - when a goalkeeper goes up, catches the ball and has the opposition interfere with him. The majority of the time you get those decisions. We didn't get one today."

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It's a fantastic result. We always knew with the pace of our players that we might grab a winner. Shaun Whalley has done fantastically to get on the end of it.

"There is still work to be done, but we have shown quality to come here to a side like Burton Albion and get a result. We have to try and put a bit of a run together now.

"The game was full of fine margins and we were disappointed to go a goal down, but it was nice to get a goal to equalise from the set-piece at that moment."

Line-ups

Burton

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 19O'Connor
  • 14McCroryBooked at 80mins
  • 15NaylorBooked at 72mins
  • 21Duffy
  • 7ReillySubstituted forBennettat 62'minutes
  • 12Butcher
  • 11El KhayatiSubstituted forAkinsat 81'minutes
  • 9Beavon

Substitutes

  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 10Akins
  • 13Joachim
  • 17Myers-Harness
  • 27Austin
  • 31Bywater
  • 33Bennett

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 15Grimmer
  • 4WhitbreadBooked at 54mins
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 12Brown
  • 6BlackSubstituted forWhalleyat 83'minutes
  • 38Wallace
  • 8Wellens
  • 29ColeSubstituted forClarkat 70'minutes
  • 19Mangan
  • 7VassellSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Sadler
  • 10Whalley
  • 16Vernon
  • 21Halstead
  • 22Clark
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 31Smith
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
3,870

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Shrewsbury Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Shrewsbury Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  4. Booking

    Jayson Leutwiler (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Mousinho (Burton Albion) header from very close range is too high following a corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Zak Whitbread.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Burton Albion 1, Shrewsbury Town 2. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro with a cross.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

  9. Post update

    James Wallace (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mason Bennett (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  11. Post update

    Mason Bennett (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Richard Wellens (Shrewsbury Town).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Junior Brown.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Zak Whitbread.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Junior Brown.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro replaces Kyle Vassell.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Ian Black.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham28166655352054
2Burton26173635211454
3Walsall27158445261953
4Wigan281310545291649
5Coventry28139647301748
6Millwall27134104337643
7Peterborough271251053401341
8Sheff Utd2711884539641
9Southend2711883634241
10Bradford2510872627-138
11Port Vale27107103131037
12Doncaster279993335-236
13Bury26106103640-436
14Swindon27105124245-335
15Scunthorpe27105123136-535
16Rochdale2697103536-134
17Barnsley26103134342133
18Chesterfield2893163848-1030
19Blackpool2785142735-829
20Shrewsbury2785143346-1329
21Fleetwood2677123335-228
22Colchester2857163665-2922
23Oldham26312112640-1421
24Crewe2656152749-2221
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