Bournemouth sealed a glamour tie against Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup after defeating League Two side Burton Albion.

Brett Pitman's early finish and Tommy Elphick's close-range strike made it 2-1 at the break with Burton's equaliser coming through Jimmy Phillips.

Ryan Fraser's chip and Pitman's late penalty then sealed the victory.

Pitman, Tokelo Rantie and Charlie Daniels were all denied by Burton goalkeeper Dean Lyness.

Selected fourth round ties

Arsenal v Coventry

Nottingham Forest v Preston

Bournemouth v Liverpool

Sunderland v Kidderminster

Bolton v Cardiff

Southampton v Yeovil

Southend v Hull

Rochdale v Sheffield Wednesday

Wigan v Crystal Palace

Birmingham v Swansea

Stevenage v Everton

Chelsea v Stoke

Sheffield United v Fulham

The home side's dominance could have brought more goals but Marc Pugh and Lewis Grabban also struck the post for the Cherries.

Following the postponement of the original fixture, Bournemouth's fans raised £3000 to help fund four coaches for Burton's supporters to travel to the game.

But those fans who made the journey to the south coast soon found their side 1-0 down within five minutes through Pitman's strike.

The Bournemouth forward tapped home Matt Ritchie's chipped cross at the back post following good work from club-record signing Rantie on the left wing.

League Two Burton reacted well to that early setback though, with Adam Buxton going close to an equaliser as he found himself one on one with Ryan Allsop - eventually firing at the legs of Bournemouth's keeper.

Rantie went close to doubling Bournemouth's lead with a rasping drive from 20 yards that stung the palms of Lyness and the Cherries were made to rue that miss with Burton equalising soon after.

Phillips scored the leveller with his speculative effort from 20 yards deflected past keeper Allsop.

Pitman should have instantly put the Cherries back in front but his shot from 12 yards was superbly kept out by Lyness.

Lyness was also equal to a low strike from Daniels but moments later he was powerless to keep out Elphick's effort from close range as Bournemouth's pressure finally told.

Pugh almost made it 3-1 after the break, striking a low shot against the outside of the post, following Simon Francis' cross from the right.

Lyness kept out another low strike from Pitman as the Cherries went in search of a third and it came with four minutes left as substitute Fraser showed great composure to chip over the advancing Lyness.

Pitman added gloss to the score with a late penalty after Harry Arter had been felled in the box while Grabban also struck the outside of the post in the dying moments.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe said: "The league is our priority this season. We want to do well in the FA Cup and the Liverpool one is a game ahead in the calendar that we can look forward to and enjoy, but up until that point we have to do our work in the league.

"We have got a very level-headed group of players who know they have to work hard to get success that they deserve. The Liverpool game is a nice one but it is not what we train to do every day."

Burton boss Gary Rowett added: "I'm just disappointed for the players. I don't think they did themselves justice in key parts of the game. And to concede the goals the way we did never gave us a chance.

"They are a good side and it is a good lesson. We have got to take one or two things out of that game to be a better side."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

AFC Bournemouth

  • 01 Allsop
  • 02 Francis
  • 11 Daniels
  • 32 O'Kane
  • 05 Elphick
  • 03 Cook
  • 07 Pugh (Surman - 72' )
  • 08 Arter
  • 28 Rantie (Grabban - 83' )
  • 10 Pitman
  • 30 Ritchie Booked (Fraser - 55' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Surman
  • 09 Grabban
  • 13 Jalal
  • 14 Harte
  • 17 McQuoid
  • 20 Fraser
  • 22 Ward

Burton Albion

  • 16 Lyness
  • 02 Edwards Booked
  • 14 McCrory
  • 23 Palmer
  • 05 Diamond
  • 06 Sharps
  • 04 Buxton (MacDonald - 63' )
  • 07 Bell (Hussey - 73' )
  • 29 Kee (Knowles - 80' )
  • 20 McGurk
  • 17 Phillips

Substitutes

  • 01 Siegrist
  • 03 Hussey
  • 08 Weir
  • 11 MacDonald
  • 18 Knowles
  • 21 Holness
  • 27 Harness
Ref: Iain Williamson
Att: 10,343

Match Stats

Shots

27 4

On target

12 2

Corners

10 4

Fouls

9 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bournemouth 4, Burton Albion 1.

90:00 +3:20 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bournemouth 4, Burton Albion 1.

90:00 +2:41

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) right footed shot from very close range is too high from a direct free kick.

90:00 +2:00

Harry Arter (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:59

Foul by Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion).

90:00 +1:29

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

89:47

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Charlie Daniels.

88:48

Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

87:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bournemouth 4, Burton Albion 1. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

87:06

Penalty Bournemouth. Harry Arter draws a foul in the penalty area.

87:06

Penalty conceded by Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) after a foul in the penalty area.

85:54

Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

85:54

Foul by Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion).

85:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bournemouth 3, Burton Albion 1. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Brett Pitman with a cross.

82:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Lewis Grabban replaces Tokelo Rantie.

81:26

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Charlie Daniels.

79:52

Foul by Steve Cook (Bournemouth).

79:52

(Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Dominic Knowles replaces Billy Kee.

79:08

Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:08

Foul by Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion).

78:35

Attempt saved. Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

75:41

Attempt missed. Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

75:05

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Ian Sharps.

74:47

Hand ball by Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion).

72:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Chris Hussey replaces Lee Bell.

71:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Andrew Surman replaces Marc Pugh.

69:38

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

69:23

Attempt blocked. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

68:46

Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:46

Foul by Ian Sharps (Burton Albion).

67:11

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Steve Cook.

62:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Alexander MacDonald replaces Adam Buxton.

62:06

Attempt saved. Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

60:43

Harry Arter (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:43

Foul by Adam Buxton (Burton Albion).

58:09

Foul by Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth).

58:09

Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

56:27

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Dean Lyness.

56:17

Attempt saved. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

55:33

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Eunan O'Kane.

54:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Ryan Fraser replaces Matt Ritchie.

53:08

Attempt missed. Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

52:47

Foul by Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth).

52:47

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:48 Booking

Booking Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card.

51:32

Foul by Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth).

51:32

Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

50:19

Foul by Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth).

50:19

Alexander Diamond (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:08

Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

45:00

Second Half begins Bournemouth 2, Burton Albion 1.

45:00 +2:13 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bournemouth 2, Burton Albion 1.

45:00 +1:55

Foul by Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth).

45:00 +1:55

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:39

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Ian Sharps.

45:00 +0:31

Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

44:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bournemouth 2, Burton Albion 1. Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

44:06

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Dean Lyness.

43:55

Attempt saved. Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

43:36

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

43:27

Attempt blocked. Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

41:52

Attempt saved. Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

41:02

Attempt saved. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

39:53

Attempt missed. Lee Bell (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

38:46

Foul by Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth).

38:46

Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

37:52

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

37:42

Attempt saved. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

34:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bournemouth 1, Burton Albion 1. Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

32:40

Attempt missed. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

31:00

Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:59

Foul by Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion).

28:58 Booking

Booking Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

28:53

Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

28:53

Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).

26:22

Attempt saved. Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

21:26

Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:26

Foul by Lee Bell (Burton Albion).

20:17

Attempt missed. Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

20:04

Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

18:43

Foul by Brett Pitman (Bournemouth).

18:43

Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:41

Attempt missed. Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

13:02

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

12:19

Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:19

Foul by Adam Buxton (Burton Albion).

11:57

Attempt saved. Adam Buxton (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

9:48

Foul by Brett Pitman (Bournemouth).

9:48

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:01

Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

9:01

Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).

7:27

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

7:16

Attempt blocked. Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

5:59

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Adam Buxton.

4:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bournemouth 1, Burton Albion 0. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Ritchie with a cross.

2:23

Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

2:23

Foul by Adam Buxton (Burton Albion).

1:27

Attempt missed. Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

0:54

Attempt blocked. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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