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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Walsall 1, Burton Albion 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Walsall 1, Burton Albion 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Ben Fox replaces Damien McCrory.

Foul by Connor Ronan (Walsall).

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

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Liam Roberts.

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

Foul by Andy Cook (Walsall).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Jake Buxton replaces Jamie Allen.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Marvin Sordell.

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

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Walsall).

Foul by Zeli Ismail (Walsall).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Marvin Sordell replaces Jake Hesketh.

Foul by Andy Cook (Walsall).

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

Attempt missed. Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 1, Burton Albion 3. Andy Cook (Walsall) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Morgan Ferrier.

Attempt saved. Jake Hesketh (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Josh Ginnelly replaces Kieron Morris.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Zeli Ismail replaces Isaiah Osbourne.

Attempt missed. Andy Cook (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Jake Hesketh (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Kieron Morris (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Scott Fraser (Burton Albion).

Foul by George Dobson (Walsall).

Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jake Hesketh (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Attempt missed. Morgan Ferrier (Walsall) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Devante Cole.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

Connor Ronan (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jake Hesketh (Burton Albion).

Attempt saved. George Dobson (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

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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