Match ends, Sheffield United 0, Burton Albion 1.
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."
- 34EdgarBooked at 75mins
- 19McEveleySubstituted forBaptisteat 65'minutes
- 8CouttsBooked at 38minsSubstituted forWhitemanat 58'minutes
- 33CuvelierSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 58'minutes
- 4MousinhoBooked at 28mins
- 12ButcherSubstituted forFlanaganat 90+2'minutes
- 21DuffySubstituted forReillyat 85'minutes
- 9BeavonSubstituted forBennettat 74'minutes
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- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Sheffield United 0, Burton Albion 1.
Foul by Callum Reilly (Burton Albion).
David Edgar (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Chris Basham (Sheffield United).
Substitution, Burton Albion. Tom Flanagan replaces Callum Butcher.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Lucas Akins.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Callum Reilly replaces Mark Duffy.
(Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Billy Sharp (Sheffield United).
Delay in match Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) because of an injury.
Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Che Adams (Sheffield United).
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.
David Edgar (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Mason Bennett (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by David Edgar (Sheffield United).
Substitution, Burton Albion. Mason Bennett replaces Stuart Beavon.