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Summary

  1. Burton win first competitive match against Derby
  2. Burton's club-record signing Irvine scores the game's only goal
  3. Former Derby captain Shaun Barker makes his debut for Burton
  4. Clough leads Burton to victory in first game against Derby since leaving the Rams in 2013

Live Reporting

By Nathan Middleton

All times stated are UK

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Burton players
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Thanks for your company tonight.

Burton fans can enjoy the win and the look of the Championship table. Your side sit in the final play-off place this evening.

However, there is of course a full EFL fixture list to get through tomorrow and we will be back with you from 14:00 BST for it.

Until then, enjoy the rest of your bank holiday weekend.

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Jackson Irvine - or the Australian Fabio - is certainly my new man crush. What a golden god! #bbcefl

Might only be 5 games in to the season, but there's no excuse for poor football from a top team in the @SkyBetChamp. #bbcefl #BAFCvDCFC

Jackson is a not a bad looking fella Bentley, and I'm sure his looks will get better with the more goals he scored.

Thanks for all your tweets tonight.

Burton reaction

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Burton wing back Lucas Akins told Sky Sports: "Obviously it is fantastic and it's a local derby where we're no longer just playing them in pre-season friendlies.

"It shows a lot of character from the lads as we had a disappointing result in midweek and we bounced back.

"We've got a lot in that dressing room, so hopefully we can to keep surprising people."

Burton reaction

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Burton goalscorer Jackson Irving told Sky Sports: "We had numerous chances in the opening 15-20 minutes and we're really pleased to start that way.

"It's hard to miss when I'm getting deliveries like that. The manager has asked me to get more goals in open play and I'm glad I am."

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I think that has to be the best result in Burton's history. Derby desperately disappointing. #bafc #dcfcfans @BBCDerbySport

Burton brilliant. Derby dire. A special night for the Brewers. #bafc #dcfcfans

That's what they thought, what did you make of that?

FULL-TIME

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Burton clebrate
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Things just keep getting better and better for Burton.

This another night to add to their most memorable, as Burton beat Derby County in their first competitive meeting.

Jackson Irvine's headed goal enough on the night.

They deserved the win and they look well set to give the Championship a right go this season.

SUBSTITUTION

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Matty Palmer's night is done. Shaun Barker is on.

Barker has not played a competitive game for four years, when he was at Derby. What an incredible comeback.

Both fans give him a huge round of applause.

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No real desire to get forward with the ball now for Burton, who are imply happy to find a yellow shirt. 

The noise levels go up a notch again as the Brewers fans are ready to celebrate arguably their greatest ever result in the league.

INJURY TIME

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We're going to have another three minutes at the Pirelli Stadium. 

Can Burton hold on, can Derby grab a leveller?

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Nigel Pearson
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One Nigel looks as if he will be going home happy, one not.

Chris O'Grady's cross from the right is so close to finding Marcus Harness in the middle to seal the game.

SUBSTITUTION

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Derby's Will Hughes
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Will Hughes drills one just over the bar from around 25 yards out, one of the sweetest strikes of the night.

Burton replace Tom Naylor with Liam Williamson.

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Derby with all the possession in the closing stages, with Burton looking to break whenever they get hold of the ball.

They throw numbers forward looking for a second goal, but Tom Naylor is muscled off the ball inside the Rams area.

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6,746 here tonight. The second record attendance at the Pirelli this week. #bafc

It shows how much this game means to those in Burton-upon-Trent that more turned out tonight than to watch Liverpool.

Marcus Harness' cross comes to nothing for the hosts.

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Marcus Olsson does really well overlapping from left-back, but his cross is overhit.

Johnny Russell attempts to keep the ball in with his weaker right foot but it flies out of the stadium.

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Johnny Russell sees half an opening on the edge of the area, but just as he is about the pull the trigger Kyle McFadzean throws his body in the way to stop it progressing.

We might have struggled for chances in this game, but here's a lovely sunset from earlier over the Pirellli Stadium...

Pirelli Stadium
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So enjoy that.

YELLOW CARD

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Craig Bryson is the first player booked in the game for a late challenge.

As the referee is booking him, the Derby midfielder berates Richard Keogh for his poor pass that caused him to make that challenge.

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Cries of 'Nigel Clough, my Lord, Nigel Clough...' ring around the Burton fans supporting their manager.

This is the first time the Brewers boss has faced the Rams since he was sacked by them in 2013 and he is heading for three points.

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Remember, Derby boss Nigel Pearson has already made his three substitutions so there would need to be a tactical shape change to possibly change the game.

Burton meanwhile still have a couple of substitutes left. 

Chris O'Grady wins a free-kick high up the pitch for the Brewers.

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Derby boss Nigel Pearson (left) and Burton manager Nigel Clough
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I would like to tell you about the chances being created and the joyous football on show, I really would. But I cannot. Because this has been a hard watch over the past few minutes.

Instead, I'll tell you it is an intriguing tactical battle from the managers.

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Another sight of goal from Abdoul Camara. Again he checks onto his left foot, but he is more central than right this time when he strikes the ball, but his effort is only curled into the midriff of Jon McLaughlin.

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Darren Bent races into the six-yard box and very nearly glances and effort into the back post... but as the ball goes wide, he is flagged offside.

Good movement from Bent who has looked busy up top with James Wilson.

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Derby County's Cyrus Christie battles with Burton Albion's Will Miller
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Under a fully darkened sky now, the atmosphere just goes up a few notches.

All the noise coming from the home fans who are enjoying this first ever derby game against Derby.

Not too much happening on the pitch. I'll agree with Joe (61 mins) that it is a scrap.

'It's 100mph'

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Joe Shennan

BBC Radio Derby Sport

"It's a good old fashioned, 100mph English football scrap at the moment."

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Moments later, Craig Byson's cross is palmed away into the area by Jon McLaughlin and Burton hack it away.

After another passage of play, James Wilson turns sharply away from his first defender but is then crowded out.

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First half sight of goal for Burton after the break.

Lucas Akins cushions a header into the path of Marcus Harness who is unable to get over the bouncing ball when he strikes and it has no pace on the ball.

SUBSTITUTION

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Nigel Pearson shows his hand early. All three substitutes now played.

Manchester United loanee James Wilson comes on for his debut alongside Darren Bent. They replace Chris Martin and Jacob Butterfield.

SUBSTITUTION

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Johnny Russell, of Derby County, takes on Burton's John Brayford
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After just one training session at Burton, on loan Will Miller's night is done with Marcus Harness replacing him.

As much as I said Derby struggled to get going in the first-half, the Brewers have not seen much of the ball in the second.

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Abdoul Camara has done more in five minutes into his introduction than Tom Ince did in 45.

He cuts in from the right on his left foot and his shot is deflected by Lloyd Dyer - it looks for a second as if it might loop into the net but Jon McLaughlin scrambles across the goal to gather the ball.

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Abdoul Camara's hopeful shot ricochets up into the six-yard area causing momentary panic.

After Will Miller's challenge on Marcus Olsson causes a free-kick on the edge of the box on the left, Jacob Butterfield's strike goes straight into the wall.

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So, Derby fans what do you make of that substitution?

Tom Ince did not do a lot in fairness. But neither did anyone in a white shirt, really.

Cyrus Christie's driving run and cross comes to nothing for the Rams.

KICK-OFF

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People in disbelief around me at HT. no one can quite believe that it's Burton 1-0 Derby @BBCDerbySport #bafc #dcfcfans

Well believe it Burton fans. You are leading and you have been the better team.

Abdoul Camara has come on for Derby - he replaces Tom Ince.

Saturday coverage

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David Wagner
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Will Huddersfield still be top of the Championship at the end of Saturday? Wherever you are tomorrow we have got you covered in terms of EFL action.

Here's a nudge towards more Football League coverage.  

All 34 matches that kick-off at 15:00 BST will be covered in a comprehensive live text service and then at 17:30 BST the focus switches to Newcastle v Brighton.

Rams fan trying to reclaim record

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Ed Wood
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Away from the pitch, one of the many fans that will be in attendance tonight is Ed Wood, a Derby County supporter originally from Quarndon. 

He is trying to reclaim the record for seeing a league match at every English football league ground in the fewest days - and has taken four months off work to try to win it back.

Mr Wood held the record more than 20 years ago.

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So what have you made of that first 45 minutes in East Staffordshire?

Let us know your thoughts using #bbcefl.

Burton celebrate Jackson Irvine's goal against Derby
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One goal would disappoint Burton

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Tony Bentley

BBC Radio Derby's Burton Albion summariser

"Burton will be disappointed that they only have one goal to show for it. One mistake will get Derby back into this.

"It is all up to Derby now to make some changes.

Match stats

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Derby might be dominating on the ball, but they are not doing a lot with it. Work for Nigel Pearson to do at the break.

Stats
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HALF-TIME

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Burton's Jackson Irvine
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Three big toots of the referee's whistle and that is half-time.

Burton full value for their lead as they have looked the team who have wanted, and tried, to score.

Jackson Irvine has now scored in his last three Championship games and the Australian is proving to be a worthy investment from the summer.

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It has not been a free-flowing affair from either side, but you have to credit the way Burton have gone about their business.

We have another one minute of injury time before half-time.

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Tom Ince of Derby County, is challenged by Burton's defenders
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First chance we have seen Tom Ince run at the Burton defence and he sends them backwards and lays a beautiful pass into Chris Martin, who drops his shoulder and then strikes with his left.

A defender blocks the goalward shot and Martin appeals for handball. Improvement that for Derby.

Brilliant block from John Brayford denies Chris Martin. #dcfcfans

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A couple of Derby corners come to nothing.

Jacob Butterfield regathers after the second one, and absolutely smashes a cross in that Richard Keogh is unable to direct goalwards. In fact, it came at him so hard it goes out for a throw.