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Burton Albion 5-2 Accrington Stanley

Lucas Akins helped complete a superb second-half turnaround as Burton recovered from two goals down to beat Accrington at the Pirelli Stadium.

The striker fired home from the spot, after substitute David Templeton had been felled, to claim his 40th EFL goal in a Burton shirt after 78 minutes.

He broke Billy Kee's club scoring record on the day Kee returned with his current club by putting Albion 3-2 up before adding ther penalty in the final minute, sandwiching a fine finish from Templeton as the home side ran riot late on.

Three goals in a frantic seven-minute spell at the end of the first half lit up an open encounter as Accrington pounced to score twice in three minutes to seize control of a tight game before Albion hit back on the stroke of half-time.

The deadlock was broken after 37 minutes when Stanley skipper Sean McConville was on hand to benefit from Kee's knock-down to fire the ball beyond Brad Collins in the Burton goal.

Collins was then guilty of conceding a penalty by bringing Jordan Clark down, allowing Kee to slot home his 15th goal of the season from the spot three minutes later.

Scott Fraser, on his return to the side, crucially got Albion back into it with a precise left-foot shot a minute before the break.

Centre-back Kyle McFadzean produced the touch of a midfield playmaker after 68 minutes to equalise with a superb free-kick after Stephen Quinn had been felled just outside the box before Albion put the game out of the visitors' reach.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Burton

  • 40CollinsBooked at 39mins
  • 2Brayford
  • 5McFadzean
  • 3Buxton
  • 26Daniel
  • 22WallaceSubstituted forTempletonat 64'minutesBooked at 65mins
  • 4Allen
  • 23QuinnBooked at 90mins
  • 7FraserSubstituted forFoxat 84'minutes
  • 16HarnessSubstituted forMillerat 88'minutes
  • 10Akins

Substitutes

  • 1Bywater
  • 11Templeton
  • 12Fox
  • 15Bradley
  • 18Miller
  • 19Hutchinson
  • 21Clarke

Accrington

  • 1Maxted
  • 2JohnsonSubstituted forArmstrongat 80'minutes
  • 18Rodgers
  • 3Hughes
  • 4Donacien
  • 11McConville
  • 14Finley
  • 26Barlaser
  • 7ClarkBooked at 58mins
  • 8Brown
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 10Simmonds
  • 16Wood
  • 17Esteves Sousa
  • 28Conneely
  • 39Armstrong
  • 40Savin
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
2,916

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home22
Away9
Shots on Target
Home13
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 5, Accrington Stanley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 5, Accrington Stanley 2.

Booking

Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion).

Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. David Templeton (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Will Miller (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 5, Accrington Stanley 2. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Penalty Burton Albion. Lucas Akins draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Will Miller replaces Marcus Harness.

Jamie Allen (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt saved. David Templeton (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by David Templeton (Burton Albion).

Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ben Fox (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Ben Fox replaces Scott Fraser.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Colin Daniel.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 4, Accrington Stanley 2. David Templeton (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lucas Akins.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Luke Armstrong replaces Callum Johnson.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

Foul by Scott Fraser (Burton Albion).

Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 3, Accrington Stanley 2. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Burton Albion. David Templeton draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Jamie Allen (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

David Templeton (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Bradley Collins.

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Colin Daniel (Burton Albion).

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harvey Rodgers (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt saved. David Templeton (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

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5Charlton381910955371867
6Peterborough391610136054658
7Doncaster3815121161501157
8Blackpool391414114341256
9Coventry39168154343056
10Burton391411145346753
11Fleetwood381410144941852
12Gillingham39138185363-1047
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14Plymouth391210174961-1246
15Bristol Rovers381112153939045
16Wycombe381111164758-1144
17Accrington371111154054-1444
18Scunthorpe39128194767-2044
19Shrewsbury391013164252-1043
20Southend39126214757-1042
21Walsall39119194261-1942
22Rochdale38118194776-2941
23Wimbledon39116223457-2339
24Bradford39106234367-2436
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