League One
Sheff UtdSheffield United0BurtonBurton Albion1
Lucas Akins
Lucas Akins' sixth goal of the season earned Burton their 10th away win in League One this term

Lucas Akins ensured a winning return to Sheffield United for ex-Blades manager Nigel Clough as Burton extended their lead at the top of League One.

The Brewers are four points clear as second-placed Wigan drew at Millwall.

Burton boss Clough was making his first return to Bramall Lane since being sacked by the Blades last May.

Akins scored the only goal four minutes into the second period, cutting in from the left wing before side-footing past home goalkeeper George Long.

Burton manager Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Derby:

"It was a brilliant win - the performance as well. I thought we dominated the game throughout.

"We created enough chances to score more than one goal but also restricted them to I think one header at the end.

"It was a complete away performance in lots of ways."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 5Brayford
  • 34EdgarBooked at 75mins
  • 15Collins
  • 19McEveleySubstituted forBaptisteat 65'minutes
  • 8CouttsBooked at 38minsSubstituted forWhitemanat 58'minutes
  • 6Basham
  • 33CuvelierSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 58'minutes
  • 29Adams
  • 14Done
  • 10Sharp

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 7Flynn
  • 18Sammon
  • 21Baptiste
  • 22Reed
  • 27Calvert-Lewin
  • 36Whiteman

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4MousinhoBooked at 28mins
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 14McCrory
  • 8Weir
  • 10Akins
  • 15Naylor
  • 12ButcherSubstituted forFlanaganat 90+2'minutes
  • 21DuffySubstituted forReillyat 85'minutes
  • 9BeavonSubstituted forBennettat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Reilly
  • 17Myers-Harness
  • 19O'Connor
  • 30Flanagan
  • 31Bywater
  • 33Bennett
  • 34Choudhury
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
17,927

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home4
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home16
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield United 0, Burton Albion 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield United 0, Burton Albion 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Callum Reilly (Burton Albion).

  4. Post update

    David Edgar (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Chris Basham (Sheffield United).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Tom Flanagan replaces Callum Butcher.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Lucas Akins.

  9. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Callum Reilly replaces Mark Duffy.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Billy Sharp (Sheffield United).

  13. Post update

    Delay in match Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Che Adams (Sheffield United).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

  17. Booking

    David Edgar (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by David Edgar (Sheffield United).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Mason Bennett replaces Stuart Beavon.

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