Calvin Zola's early goal against his former side was enough for Burton to surprise Crewe in the FA Cup.

Zola got ahead of home keeper David Martin to head home Jordan Chapell's cross in the fifth minute.

The Alex were denied by the woodwork three times; Burton's Damien McCrory headed against his own bar, Mathias Pogba hit the post and Ryan Colclough's header came back off the bar.

Lauri Dalla Valle headed inches wide for Crewe as Albion hung on to win.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby

"Sometimes you have to hold you hands up and look at the opposition and say 'technically, they're probably going to be better than us'.

"So, what we didn't want was lots of space on the pitch for them to exploit and I thought it worked really well.

"We had one or two other opportunities which maybe we could've made more of, but we were really hard to play against and it was another terrific cup performance.

"We've knocked Sheffield United out, we've knocked Leicester City out (both in the Capital One Cup) and now we've knocked Crewe out, so I'm really proud of the players."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Crewe

  • 13 Martin
  • 02 Tootle Booked
  • 03 Davis
  • 05 Ellis Booked
  • 15 Robertson
  • 08 Murphy
  • 19 Osman
  • 26 Aneke (M Clayton - 74' )
  • 09 Pogba
  • 11 Moore (Colclough - 74' )
  • 30 Dalla Valle

Substitutes

  • 01 Phillips
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 12 Turton
  • 16 Guthrie
  • 31 Inman
  • 07 M Clayton
  • 27 Colclough

Burton

  • 16 Lyness
  • 03 Webster
  • 20 O'Connor
  • 21 Holness Booked
  • 08 Weir
  • 11 Palmer (McGrath - 46' )
  • 14 McCrory
  • 19 Maghoma Booked (Taylor - 81' )
  • 23 Bell
  • 27 Chapell (Dyer - 75' )
  • 10 Zola

Substitutes

  • 01 Atkins
  • 02 Corbett
  • 06 McGrath
  • 07 Taylor
  • 22 Dyer
  • 09 Richards
  • 29 Kee
Ref: Salisbury
Att: 3,065

Match Stats

Shots

19 12

On target

6 5

Corners

12 5

Fouls

10 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:53 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +5:39

Luke Murphy crosses the ball, Lauri Dalla Valle has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

90:00 +4:36

Shot by Lauri Dalla Valle from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

90:00 +4:15

The assistant referee signals for offside against Calvin Zola. Harry Davis takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +3:17

Direct free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

90:00 +3:17 Booking

Booking Matt Tootle is given a yellow card.

90:00 +3:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damien McCrory by Matt Tootle.

90:00 +2:45

Outswinging corner taken by Matt Tootle from the right by-line, Abdul Osman takes a shot. Mathias Pogba gets a block in.

90:00 +2:26

Luke Murphy takes a shot. Marcus Holness gets a block in.

90:00 +2:09

Robbie Weir concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Colclough. Mark Ellis takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +0:54

The referee blows for offside against Jack Dyer. Alan Martin takes the free kick.

89:55

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jack Dyer.

89:06

Inswinging corner taken by Jack Dyer, Calvin Zola takes a shot. Alan Martin makes a save.

87:55

The ball is delivered by Gregor Robertson.

87:37

Abdul Osman sends in a cross, Aaron Webster manages to make a clearance.

85:57

Abdul Osman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Calvin Zola. Dean Lyness takes the free kick.

84:52

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jack Dyer from the left by-line, clearance made by Mathias Pogba.

83:09

Luke Murphy has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

81:46

Corner from the right by-line taken by Matt Tootle, clearance by Marcus Holness.

80:00 Booking

Booking Jacques Maghoma is shown a yellow card for time wasting.

79:39

Clearance by Anthony O'Connor.

79:39 Substitution

Substitution Jacques Maghoma leaves the field to be replaced by Cleveland Taylor.

79:39

Corner taken right-footed by Matt Tootle,

79:28

The ball is delivered by Ryan Colclough, Anthony O'Connor manages to make a clearance.

78:43

Lee Bell has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

77:53

Outswinging corner taken by Matt Tootle, Mathias Pogba takes a shot.

77:09 Booking

Booking The referee shows Marcus Holness a yellow card.

76:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Holness on Max Clayton. Harry Davis takes the direct free kick.

76:32

The ball is delivered by John McGrath.

74:50 Substitution

Substitution Jack Dyer is brought on as a substitute for Jordan Chapell.

73:10 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Colclough replaces Byron Moore.

73:10 Substitution

Substitution Max Clayton comes on in place of Chuks Aneke.

72:46

Shot from deep inside the area by Calvin Zola clears the bar.

71:52

The ball is crossed by Gregor Robertson, Lee Bell makes a clearance.

69:50 Booking

Booking Mark Ellis goes into the referee's book.

69:30

Foul by Mark Ellis on Jacques Maghoma, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Calvin Zola.

67:28

Abdul Osman fouled by Calvin Zola, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Ellis takes the direct free kick.

66:51

Robbie Weir fouled by Chuks Aneke, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Lyness takes the free kick.

65:00

The ball is sent over by Jacques Maghoma, clearance by Gregor Robertson.

63:50

Mathias Pogba has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

63:07

Anthony O'Connor challenges Abdul Osman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Murphy crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Robbie Weir.

59:03

Matt Tootle takes the inswinging corner, Chuks Aneke takes a shot. Save made by Dean Lyness.

58:22

Corner from the left by-line taken by Matt Tootle, Lauri Dalla Valle takes a shot. Save made by Dean Lyness.

58:01

Byron Moore delivers the ball, Marcus Holness makes a clearance.

57:21

Centre by Gregor Robertson, Marcus Holness manages to make a clearance.

51:57

Corner taken by Matt Tootle, Lee Bell manages to make a clearance.

51:14

Unfair challenge on Abdul Osman by Robbie Weir results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Luke Murphy from right channel, Marcus Holness gets a block in.

50:15

Jordan Chapell crosses the ball, save made by Alan Martin.

49:58

Foul by Luke Murphy on Anthony O'Connor, free kick awarded. John McGrath takes the free kick.

48:21

Header from deep inside the penalty area by Calvin Zola goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

47:04

Chuks Aneke produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

45:48

Shot from just outside the box by Luke Murphy goes over the bar.

45:03 Substitution

Substitution Chris Palmer leaves the field to be replaced by John McGrath.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:33 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +1:13

Matt Tootle fouled by Jacques Maghoma, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Martin.

45:00 +0:12

Corner taken right-footed by Matt Tootle from the right by-line, Close range header by Mark Ellis misses to the right of the target.

44:49

Byron Moore crosses the ball, Robbie Weir manages to make a clearance.

43:46

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Bell from the right by-line, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.

43:27

Calvin Zola takes a shot. Harry Davis gets a block in.

43:08

Abdul Osman takes a shot. Marcus Holness gets a block in.

42:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Weir by Chuks Aneke. Dean Lyness takes the free kick.

41:40

Abdul Osman takes a shot from just outaide the box and strikes the post.

40:11

Chuks Aneke concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Palmer. Marcus Holness takes the direct free kick.

37:28

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Palmer, save by Alan Martin.

37:02

Shot by Chris Palmer from inside the area bounces off the post. Save by Alan Martin.

33:46

Robbie Weir concedes a free kick for a foul on Abdul Osman. Mark Ellis takes the direct free kick.

32:19

Byron Moore has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

30:18

Calvin Zola produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

29:09

Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin.

28:53

Calvin Zola takes a shot. Save made by Alan Martin.

28:27

Calvin Zola fouled by Abdul Osman, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Palmer takes the direct free kick.

27:28

Outswinging corner taken by Matt Tootle, Header from close in by Mathias Pogba misses to the left of the target.

26:58

Corner taken right-footed by Matt Tootle from the right by-line, clearance made by Lee Bell.

26:37

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Matt Tootle.

25:56

The ball is crossed by Byron Moore, Damien McCrory takes a shot.

24:11

Unfair challenge on Lauri Dalla Valle by Aaron Webster results in a free kick. Matt Tootle takes the direct free kick.

23:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lauri Dalla Valle on Lee Bell. Marcus Holness takes the free kick.

20:23

Lee Bell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mathias Pogba. Gregor Robertson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

19:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Murphy on Robbie Weir. Direct free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

15:42

Corner taken right-footed by Matt Tootle, Mathias Pogba has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

14:25

Lee Bell concedes a free kick for a foul on Lauri Dalla Valle. Free kick taken by Harry Davis.

12:05

Matt Tootle fouled by Lee Bell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Luke Murphy from right wing, clearance made by Calvin Zola.

11:40

Centre by Abdul Osman, Jacques Maghoma makes a clearance.

11:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Ellis by Robbie Weir. Free kick taken by Alan Martin.

10:05

Luke Murphy sends in a cross, clearance made by Marcus Holness.

7:14

Calvin Zola takes a shot.

6:35

The official flags Mathias Pogba offside. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

4:07

Assist by Anthony O'Connor.

4:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Calvin Zola - Crewe 0 - 1 Burton Calvin Zola scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crewe 0-1 Burton Albion.

2:56

Matt Tootle delivers the ball.

1:44

Byron Moore takes a shot. Save made by Dean Lyness.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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