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Walsall 1-3 Burton Albion

League Cup quarter-finalists Burton produced a dominant display to cruise to victory at Walsall.

Albion could have been two up inside five minutes but Scott Fraser's point-blank strike was saved by Liam Roberts, and Liam Boyce lashed a penalty against the bar after being felled by Isaiah Osbourne.

But the Brewers did go ahead on 13 minutes as Jamie Allen's heavily deflected 20-yard strike beat Roberts.

Burton doubled their lead on 25 minutes as Jake Hesketh's through ball freed Devante Cole to fire home.

Fraser strode into the area before drilling into the bottom corner to make it 3-0 on 47 minutes and it was nearly four as Stephen Quinn's dipping 25-yarder struck the bar a minute later.

Walsall striker Andy Cook hit the post from close range after rounding Brewers keeper Brad Collins but atoned for that miss by turning home Morgan Ferrier's cross on 77 minutes.

However, that was a mere consolation for the outplayed hosts as Burton registered just a second away league win of the season.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Walsall

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Roberts
  • 28WilsonSubstituted forDevlinat 45'minutes
  • 34Martin
  • 5Guthrie
  • 3Leahy
  • 30OsbourneSubstituted forIsmailat 74'minutes
  • 31Ronan
  • 4Dobson
  • 8MorrisSubstituted forGinnellyat 75'minutes
  • 9Cook
  • 16Ferrier

Substitutes

  • 6Devlin
  • 10Ismail
  • 11Ginnelly
  • 13Dunn
  • 15Kinsella
  • 20Johnson
  • 29Gordon

Burton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 40Collins
  • 10Akins
  • 2Brayford
  • 5McFadzean
  • 14McCrorySubstituted forFoxat 90+5'minutes
  • 7Fraser
  • 23Quinn
  • 4AllenSubstituted forBuxtonat 88'minutes
  • 8HeskethSubstituted forSordellat 81'minutes
  • 44Cole
  • 27Boyce

Substitutes

  • 3Buxton
  • 9Sbarra
  • 11Templeton
  • 12Fox
  • 17Sordell
  • 18Miller
  • 26Evtimov
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
5,297

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home9
Away18
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Walsall 1, Burton Albion 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Walsall 1, Burton Albion 3.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Ben Fox replaces Damien McCrory.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Connor Ronan (Walsall).

  5. Post update

    Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Liam Roberts.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Devante Cole (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Andy Cook (Walsall).

  9. Post update

    Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Dobson (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Jake Buxton replaces Jamie Allen.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Marvin Sordell.

  13. Post update

    Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Devlin (Walsall).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Zeli Ismail (Walsall).

  16. Post update

    Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Morgan Ferrier (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Marvin Sordell replaces Jake Hesketh.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Andy Cook (Walsall).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland16105132131935
3Peterborough17103433221133
4Barnsley1694329141531
5Luton178542719829
6Accrington177732119228
7Coventry178452018228
8Charlton167452420425
9Doncaster177462524125
10Walsall167451922-325
11Fleetwood176562419523
12Southend177282122-123
13Blackpool155731715222
14Burton166372222021
15Wycombe175662324-121
16Rochdale175572231-920
17Gillingham165382628-218
18Shrewsbury174671620-418
19Scunthorpe174672637-1118
20Bristol Rovers174581414017
21Oxford Utd173682027-715
22Plymouth1734101829-1113
23Wimbledon1732121126-1511
24Bradford1731131231-1910
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