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Accrington Stanley 2-0 Burton Albion

Sean McConville and Ross Sykes scored the goals to extend Accrington's unbeaten League One run to six games with a 2-0 victory over Burton.

Stanley were on top in the early stages, with six-goal Offrande Zanzala the main threat, but his best chance was kept out by the legs of keeper Keiran O'Hara after 18 minutes.

At the other end, Lucas Akins' strike was superbly saved by Joe Bursik four minutes later.

Stanley's opener came after 39 minutes when Sam Finley's looping ball into the area found McConville.

He tried to flick it back and it hit defender John Brayford and fell back into the winger's path and McConville fired home.

Nigel Clough made a triple substitution at half-time but it seemed Stanley had struck first after the break when Zanzala burst through and fired home before referee Chris Sarginson ruled it out for offside.

At the other end, Liam Boyce's fierce strike skimmed the top of the crossbar. But Stanley made it safe after 65 minutes when a McConville free-kick was headed home by defender Sykes for his first league goal of the season.

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Line-ups

Accrington

  • 30Bursik
  • 2Johnson
  • 5Sykes
  • 3Hughes
  • 36OpokuBooked at 50mins
  • 16Barclay
  • 7Clark
  • 11McConville
  • 8FinleyBooked at 71mins
  • 9Zanzala
  • 32CharlesSubstituted forPritchardat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Evtimov
  • 10Pritchard
  • 18Rodgers
  • 23Neves Bento De Carvalho
  • 28Conneely
  • 34Alese
  • 42Diallo

Burton

  • 1O'Hara
  • 2BrayfordSubstituted forSbarraat 45'minutes
  • 18NarteyBooked at 62mins
  • 5Buxton
  • 3Daniel
  • 4Edwards
  • 7QuinnSubstituted forHartat 45'minutes
  • 17SarkicSubstituted forTempletonat 45'minutes
  • 8Fraser
  • 10AkinsBooked at 90mins
  • 27Boyce

Substitutes

  • 11Templeton
  • 14Sbarra
  • 15Hutchinson
  • 22Beardsley
  • 24Garratt
  • 26Hart
  • 28Sharman-Lowe
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
2,449

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home18
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Burton Albion 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Burton Albion 0.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jake Buxton.

Attempt blocked. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Hughes.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ben Hart.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Joe Pritchard replaces Dion Charles.

Booking

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Jerome Opoku (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Jake Buxton (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by David Templeton with a cross following a set piece situation.

David Templeton (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt saved. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sean McConville.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Sean McConville following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jake Buxton (Burton Albion).

Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Accrington Stanley. Sean McConville tries a through ball, but Offrande Zanzala is caught offside.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Kieran O'Hara.

Attempt saved. Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross Sykes with a headed pass.

Foul by David Templeton (Burton Albion).

Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Joe Sbarra (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Sean McConville with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Ben Barclay (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Templeton (Burton Albion).

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

Joe Sbarra (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Scott Fraser (Burton Albion).

Jerome Opoku (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Burton Albion 0. Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sean McConville with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

goal

As It Stood

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1Wycombe23127431211043
2Oxford Utd22116541212039
3Rotherham23115740241638
4Ipswich22107532211137
5Coventry2291033024637
6Peterborough23106743321136
7Bristol Rovers2210663027336
8Fleetwood2110563628835
9Portsmouth229763327634
10Blackpool2381053126534
11Gillingham238872723432
12Shrewsbury228862123-232
13Sunderland218762722531
14Burton228682827130
15Accrington237883331229
16Doncaster207763123828
17Lincoln City2283112627-127
18Wimbledon2365122835-723
19Rochdale2364132540-1522
20Tranmere2256112639-1321
21MK Dons2363142336-1321
22Southend2315172664-388
23Bolton204791542-277
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