Billy Kee's brace helped Burton to a first win in three against a Rochdale side with one win in six league games.

Kee drilled a low free-kick in on the quarter-hour mark to put the Brewers ahead before teeing up Calvin Zola with a cute backheel to make it 2-0.

Peter Cavanagh's volley and Bobby Grant's opportunist finish from Nathan Stanton's error then pulled Dale level before Kee struck again minutes later.

This time Zola was provider, with Kee chesting his cross over from close in.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Burton boss Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"We created lots and lots of chances. I said to the front two before the match that I thought they would win us the game if they were on song and I thought they were. Early on, they were a real handful and in the second half we created a lot of chances again.

"You know Rochdale are going to have a lot of the ball at times. It's like Accrington; you know they're going to do that because that's the way they play. But if you look at the chances created, I'm sure that we've created an awful lot of them today.

"I played them up there because on their day, they're an absolute goal threat. If we could have their day every game, then we would have won quite a few more games, but I thought both of them were terrific today."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Burton

  • 16 Lyness
  • 04 Stanton
  • 05 Diamond
  • 20 O'Connor
  • 08 Weir
  • 14 McCrory
  • 19 Maghoma
  • 22 Dyer (Corbett - 90' )
  • 23 Bell
  • 10 Zola
  • 29 Kee Booked (McGrath - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Atkins
  • 02 Corbett
  • 03 Webster
  • 06 McGrath
  • 07 Taylor
  • 11 Palmer
  • 18 Paterson

Rochdale

  • 01 Lillis
  • 03 Bennett
  • 04 Cavanagh (Putterill - 82' )
  • 05 R Edwards
  • 12 P Edwards
  • 07 Kennedy
  • 08 Tutte Booked
  • 11 Grimes Booked
  • 14 McIntyre
  • 15 Adebola (Donnelly - 76' )
  • 22 Grant Booked

Substitutes

  • 31 Smith
  • 02 Rafferty
  • 19 Pearson
  • 06 Barry-Murphy
  • 13 Putterill
  • 23 Craney
  • 09 Donnelly
Ref: Robert Madley
Att: 2,994

Match Stats

Shots

22 16

On target

9 4

Corners

7 4

Fouls

8 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:30 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +2:59

Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Josh Lillis makes a save.

90:00 +1:22

Headed effort from close range by George Donnelly goes wide left of the goal.

89:36 Substitution

Substitution Jack Dyer leaves the field to be replaced by Andrew Corbett.

89:36

George Donnelly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zander Diamond. Dean Lyness takes the free kick.

88:17

Jack Dyer takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

86:39

Jason Kennedy takes a shot. Dean Lyness makes a save.

85:54

Effort from the edge of the box by Calvin Zola goes wide of the right-hand upright.

84:27

Kevin McIntyre delivers the ball, clearance by Nathan Stanton.

82:20

Lee Bell takes a shot. Josh Lillis makes a save.

80:36 Substitution

Substitution Ray Putterill comes on in place of Peter Cavanagh.

80:36 Substitution

Substitution John McGrath comes on in place of Billy Kee.

80:36 Booking

Booking Billy Kee receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

80:27

Billy Kee concedes a free kick for a foul on George Donnelly. Free kick taken by Phil Edwards.

79:01

Robbie Weir takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

75:13 Substitution

Substitution Dele Adebola goes off and George Donnelly comes on.

75:13

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Bobby Grant, Phil Edwards takes a shot.

74:58

Jason Kennedy takes a shot. Blocked by Zander Diamond.

74:18

Bobby Grant takes a inswinging corner.

73:09

Calvin Zola is caught offside. Ryan Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

72:26

Billy Kee takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.

69:56

Ashley Grimes takes a shot. Dean Lyness makes a save. Corner from the left by-line taken by Jason Kennedy, clearance made by Zander Diamond.

67:25

Jacques Maghoma fouled by Peter Cavanagh, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jacques Maghoma.

64:39

Effort on goal by Billy Kee from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

63:58

Jack Dyer takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Ashley Grimes.

61:46

The ball is crossed by Jack Dyer, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Calvin Zola misses to the right of the target.

61:46 Booking

Booking Ashley Grimes is shown a yellow card.

61:33

Jack Dyer fouled by Ashley Grimes, the ref awards a free kick.

60:16

Calvin Zola takes a shot. Corner taken by Jack Dyer from the left by-line. Peter Cavanagh fouled by Robbie Weir, the ref awards a free kick. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.

57:57 Booking

Booking Bobby Grant is given a yellow card.

57:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Bell by Bobby Grant. Direct free kick taken by Zander Diamond.

56:19

Assist by Calvin Zola.

56:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Billy Kee - Burton 3 - 2 Rochdale A goal is scored by Billy Kee from close in low into the middle of the goal. Burton Albion 3-2 Rochdale.

55:47

The ball is sent over by Anthony O'Connor, Ryan Edwards manages to make a clearance.

54:54

Jason Kennedy fouled by Lee Bell, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Cavanagh takes the direct free kick.

53:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Bobby Grant - Burton 2 - 2 Rochdale Bobby Grant fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Burton Albion 2-2 Rochdale.

52:17

Unfair challenge on Nathan Stanton by Dele Adebola results in a free kick. Dean Lyness takes the free kick.

50:44

Calvin Zola produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

49:39

Robbie Weir takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.

49:20

Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Blocked by Robbie Weir.

48:41

Anthony O'Connor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bobby Grant. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Grimes.

47:43

Jacques Maghoma produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

46:06

Peter Cavanagh challenges Jacques Maghoma unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Bell.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +3:14 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:26 Booking

Booking Booking for Andrew Tutte for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +0:09

Damien McCrory fouled by Andrew Tutte, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Lyness restarts play with the free kick.

43:50

Effort from 18 yards by Jason Kennedy. Nathan Stanton gets a block in.

43:00

Jason Kennedy takes a shot. Blocked by Zander Diamond.

42:27

Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Blocked by Zander Diamond.

41:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Peter Cavanagh - Burton 2 - 1 Rochdale Goal scored by Peter Cavanagh from the edge of the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Burton Albion 2-1 Rochdale.

40:28

Billy Kee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Kennedy. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Tutte.

35:59

Calvin Zola takes a shot. Ryan Edwards gets a block in.

29:05

Phil Edwards concedes a free kick for a foul on Calvin Zola. Direct free kick taken by Damien McCrory, Calvin Zola produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar. Corner taken right-footed by Jack Dyer to the near post.

27:20

Calvin Zola takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Edwards. Outswinging corner taken by Jack Dyer from the right by-line played to the near post, Bobby Grant makes a clearance.

26:08

Jack Dyer takes the inswinging corner, Billy Kee takes a shot.

24:45

Assist on the goal came from Billy Kee.

24:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Calvin Zola - Burton 2 - 0 Rochdale Calvin Zola grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burton Albion 2-0 Rochdale.

22:18

Headed effort on goal by Bobby Grant from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the crossbar. Dele Adebola takes a shot.

20:06

Dele Adebola concedes a free kick for a foul on Zander Diamond. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

17:00

Damien McCrory is penalised for a handball. Bobby Grant fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Corner taken by Bobby Grant. Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Ryan Edwards takes a shot. Dean Lyness makes a save.

15:08

Bobby Grant concedes a free kick for a foul on Damien McCrory. Free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

14:04

The assist for the goal came from Robbie Weir.

14:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Billy Kee - Burton 1 - 0 Rochdale Billy Kee grabs a goal direct from the free kick from outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Burton Albion 1-0 Rochdale.

13:09

Peter Cavanagh concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Weir.

12:33

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

10:47

Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Edwards.

10:21

Unfair challenge on Anthony O'Connor by Peter Cavanagh results in a free kick. Lee Bell takes the direct free kick.

8:28

Peter Cavanagh concedes a free kick for a foul on Calvin Zola. Jacques Maghoma fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

7:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rhys Bennett on Jacques Maghoma. Free kick taken by Damien McCrory.

7:22

Unfair challenge on Peter Cavanagh by Robbie Weir results in a free kick. Ryan Edwards takes the free kick.

5:19

Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Josh Lillis makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Jack Dyer from the right by-line, Calvin Zola takes a shot. Clearance by Peter Cavanagh.

4:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Tutte by Robbie Weir. Josh Lillis takes the indirect free kick.

2:42

Billy Kee concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McIntyre. Kevin McIntyre takes the free kick.

2:11

The referee blows for offside against Calvin Zola. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.

1:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jacques Maghoma by Peter Cavanagh. Damien McCrory takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The match begins.

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