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Scunthorpe United 1-0 Burton Albion

Neal Bishop
Neal Bishop's close range effort gave the Irons just their third win since February

Burton's League One title push faltered as they were beaten away at Scunthorpe.

Both keepers were forced into good saves, as Joe Anyon denied Burton's Callum Butcher, before Jon McLaughlin kept out Jordan Clarke's effort.

Neal Bishop gave Scunthorpe the lead from close range after David Mirfin headed down from a corner.

Brewers' Tyler Walker had penalty appeals turned down before Anyon saved again from Butcher as the Irons deservedly took all three points.

Burton are still six points clear of third-placed Bradford but are now without a win in four matches.

Scunthorpe boss Graham Alexander told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I thought the first half was a little bit scrappy and we knew of Burton's threats - they're a very good team.

"We knew what they were about but we wanted to impose our game on them and we spoke at half-time about what it would take to win this game.

"I thought the second half was superb and there's three or four lads holding their legs there at the end - every single one of them put effort into the game."

Burton boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Derby:

"I thought we did well first half. Not too bad. We had chances again throughout the whole game but I thought for an away performance first half, we were nice and solid.

"There was nothing in it so we were quite happy at half-time.

"I thought the way we started the second half, for 20 minutes, cost us the game."



  • 13Anyon
  • 33ClarkeSubstituted forLairdat 88'minutes
  • 5Mirfin
  • 23Wallace
  • 17Townsend
  • 16Adelakun
  • 12Bishop
  • 26NessSubstituted forKingat 83'minutes
  • 7Williams
  • 9MaddenBooked at 90mins
  • 22HopperSubstituted forDawsonat 83'minutes


  • 3Laird
  • 8Vose
  • 15Dawson
  • 18King
  • 29Wootton
  • 31Sutton
  • 35Ledger


  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 30Flanagan
  • 7Reilly
  • 8WeirSubstituted forBennettat 62'minutes
  • 21Duffy
  • 15Naylor
  • 12Butcher
  • 10Akins
  • 18WalkerSubstituted forMyers-Harnessat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins


  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 9Beavon
  • 17Myers-Harness
  • 19O'Connor
  • 31Bywater
  • 33Bennett
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Burton Albion 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Tom Flanagan.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Booking

    Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Booking

    Marcus Myers-Harness (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Myers-Harness (Burton Albion).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Scott Laird replaces Jordan Clarke.

  13. Post update

    Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Tom Naylor (Burton Albion).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jack King replaces Jamie Ness.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Stephen Dawson replaces Tom Hopper.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Joe Anyon.

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