Kelvin Langmead's last-gasp winner for Northampton ensured a losing start for Gary Rowett in his first game as Burton caretaker manager.

The Brewers looked set to earn a point and end a run of six straight defeats, a statistic which cost Paul Peschisolido his job at the weekend.

But Langmead scored in stoppage time from a goalmouth scramble to snatch victory for the visitors.

Burton went close through Greg Pearson and substitute Jimmy Phillips.

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Burton Albion caretaker boss Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"It was a bit of a killer at the end. I'm not sure they created that much, other than their set-pieces, and they obviously cause you a problem with them. They're good at it, they work at it, they've got the bodies in there to do it.

"I'm just so disappointed that for 89 minutes we've headed everything away - we've put our bodies on the line. They've given me everything I had asked for and yet they score just at the end, so it's very disappointing.

"I think we had five or six half-chances when balls flashed across the box, so I was really pleased with that."

Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Radio Northampton:

"We've ground out a win. I didn't think they could handle our set-plays for long periods, but I didn't think we used our extra man in midfield very well for long periods.

"In the end, I went for it. I'm delighted because it puts a bit of distance between us (and the relegation zone).

"The dressing room is very, very happy and we feel we deserve it.

"There's a fine line between complacency and confidence, and I thought we perhaps stepped over it on Saturday, but tonight it was back to basics. I wanted to come away with a clean sheet."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Burton Albion

  • 30 Legzdins
  • 03 Webster
  • 05 James
  • 08 Corbett
  • 15 Austin
  • 07 Ainsworth
  • 13 Taylor (Palmer - 77' )
  • 19 Maghoma
  • 22 Dyer
  • 09 Richards (Phillips - 66' )
  • 18 Pearson (Harriott - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Atkins
  • 33 Ada
  • 11 Palmer
  • 17 Phillips
  • 24 Harriott

Northampton

  • 33 Duke
  • 05 Tozer
  • 14 Johnson
  • 25 Carlisle
  • 28 Langmead
  • 29 Adams
  • 17 Jacobs Booked
  • 22 Guttridge
  • 24 Silva (Young - 65' )
  • 27 Harding
  • 09 Williams (Charles - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 26 Hall
  • 03 Charles
  • 06 Webster
  • 02 Young
  • 08 Robinson
Ref: Rushton
Att: 2,692

Match Stats

Shots

10 17

On target

2 10

Corners

4 10

Fouls

9 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:13 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:11 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Charles on for Brett Williams.

90:00 +1:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Kelvin Langmead - Burton 0 - 1 Northamp'n Kelvin Langmead finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burton Albion 0-1 Northampton.

90:00 +0:30

Foul by Jimmy Phillips on Lewis Young, free kick awarded. Ben Harding restarts play with the free kick.

89:31

Ben Tozer produces a cross.

88:59 Substitution

Substitution (Burton Albion) makes a substitution, with Matty Harriott coming on for Greg Pearson.

87:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Langmead by Lionel Ainsworth. John Johnson restarts play with the free kick.

87:25

Corner taken by Ben Harding from the left by-line to the near post, Ryan Austin makes a clearance.

86:53

Inswinging corner taken by Michael Jacobs.

86:23

Ben Harding takes a shot. Save by Adam Legzdins.

85:39

Lewis Young takes a shot. Save by Adam Legzdins.

84:23

The ball is crossed by Lewis Young, Andrew Corbett manages to make a clearance.

83:31

Luke Guttridge takes a shot. Ryan Austin gets a block in.

82:39

Michael Jacobs takes the inswinging corner, Jimmy Phillips manages to make a clearance.

81:47

Blair Adams produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.

80:34

Jimmy Phillips has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

80:01

Jimmy Phillips takes a shot. Adam Legzdins makes a save.

77:27

Ben Harding fouled by Jack Dyer, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Jacobs.

76:36 Substitution

Substitution Chris Palmer joins the action as a substitute, replacing Cleveland Taylor.

74:13

The offside flag is raised against Brett Williams. Adam Legzdins takes the free kick.

73:40

Unfair challenge on John Johnson by Jimmy Phillips results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by John Johnson.

72:09

Inswinging corner taken by Ben Harding from the right by-line, Greg Pearson makes a clearance.

71:37

Effort on goal by Tony James from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

71:01

Corner taken right-footed by Lionel Ainsworth to the near post, clearance by Clarke Carlisle.

70:52

The ball is swung over by Lionel Ainsworth, Clarke Carlisle makes a clearance.

69:22

Greg Pearson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Guttridge. Indirect free kick taken by Blair Adams.

68:00

Michael Jacobs concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Phillips. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Lionel Ainsworth.

65:49 Substitution

Substitution (Burton Albion) makes a substitution, with Jimmy Phillips coming on for Justin Richards.

65:16

Lionel Ainsworth sends in a cross.

63:51 Substitution

Substitution Lewis Young joins the action as a substitute, replacing Toni Brito Silva.

63:51 Booking

Booking Michael Jacobs is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

63:33

Foul by Michael Jacobs on Jacques Maghoma, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Austin.

62:51

Corner taken right-footed by Lionel Ainsworth from the left by-line, Kelvin Langmead manages to make a clearance.

61:16

Lionel Ainsworth delivers the ball, Clarke Carlisle makes a clearance.

60:33

Headed effort on goal by Greg Pearson from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

58:37

Shot from just outside the box by Michael Jacobs goes over the bar.

57:42

Justin Richards delivers the ball.

56:23

Shot from outside the box by Michael Jacobs goes wide right of the target.

55:35

Close range shot by Michael Jacobs goes wide of the right-hand upright.

55:06

The ball is delivered by Luke Guttridge, clearance by Aaron Webster.

53:07

Lionel Ainsworth crosses the ball, clearance by Kelvin Langmead.

52:35

Ben Harding takes a shot. Save by Adam Legzdins.

52:11

John Johnson produces a cross, clearance made by Tony James.

51:33

Cleveland Taylor sends in a cross, Matt Duke makes a save.

48:39

The official flags Justin Richards offside. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

48:08

Cleveland Taylor sends in a cross, Kelvin Langmead makes a clearance.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +3:02 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +2:07

Long range shot by Jack Dyer goes wide right of the target.

45:00 +1:30

Michael Jacobs takes a inswinging corner to the near post, save by Adam Legzdins.

45:00 +0:30

Justin Richards produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

44:23

The ball is crossed by Jacques Maghoma, Matt Duke makes a save.

42:53

Greg Pearson takes a shot. Matt Duke makes a save.

41:27

The ball is delivered by Michael Jacobs, Adam Legzdins makes a save.

41:03

The ball is crossed by Michael Jacobs, clearance made by Tony James.

40:35

Toni Brito Silva takes a shot. Save by Adam Legzdins.

39:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tony James on Brett Williams. Michael Jacobs takes the free kick.

38:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cleveland Taylor on Luke Guttridge. John Johnson takes the free kick.

37:14

Justin Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Kelvin Langmead. Matt Duke takes the indirect free kick.

36:13

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lionel Ainsworth, clearance made by Blair Adams.

35:59

Jacques Maghoma produces a cross, blocked by Clarke Carlisle.

35:03

Lionel Ainsworth handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.

32:51

Michael Jacobs takes a shot. Adam Legzdins makes a save.

32:17

The ball is swung over by Ben Tozer, Tony James manages to make a clearance.

31:08

Centre by Aaron Webster.

30:42

Ben Harding challenges Ryan Austin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Legzdins takes the free kick.

27:06

Toni Brito Silva concedes a free kick for a foul on Greg Pearson. Free kick taken by Lionel Ainsworth.

26:26

The ball is sent over by Cleveland Taylor.

26:00

Centre by Greg Pearson.

24:46

Centre by Cleveland Taylor, clearance made by Clarke Carlisle.

24:01

Header by Ben Tozer from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

22:32

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Harding, save by Adam Legzdins.

21:27

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lionel Ainsworth, Header from deep inside the area by Aaron Webster goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

20:13

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Brett Williams misses to the left of the target.

19:14

Corner taken by Ben Harding from the right by-line to the near post, save by Adam Legzdins.

17:08

Clarke Carlisle produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

16:29

Aaron Webster challenges Toni Brito Silva unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Johnson takes the free kick.

15:23

John Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cleveland Taylor. Lionel Ainsworth produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

15:11

Cleveland Taylor crosses the ball.

13:50

The ball is swung over by Toni Brito Silva, Ryan Austin manages to make a clearance.

13:09

Michael Jacobs decides to take a short corner.

12:30

The assistant referee signals for offside against Justin Richards. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.

10:38

The referee blows for offside against Justin Richards. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.

8:24

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs played to the near post, Ben Tozer takes a shot. Save made by Adam Legzdins.

5:11

Foul by Toni Brito Silva on Cleveland Taylor, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Legzdins.

2:15

Corner taken short by Ben Harding, Clarke Carlisle takes a shot. Adam Legzdins makes a save.

1:50

Toni Brito Silva takes a shot. Blocked by Tony James.

0:43

Greg Pearson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Matt Duke.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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