Burton kept alive their automatic promotion hopes with victory over relegation strugglers Wycombe.

Billy Kee headed straight at Chairboys keeper Matt Ingram before Adam McGurk fired high over the bar from 15 yards.

The hosts broke the deadlock when Kee's header left the unmarked McGurk with a simple finish from close range.

Midfielder David Gray had a chance to double Burton's lead, but fired across the face of the goal while Robbie Weir saw a late shot saved by Ingram.

Fifth-placed Burton are six points off the top three while Wycombe are only two points above the drop zone.

Burton Albion assistant manager Kevin Summerfield told BBC Radio Derby:

"I think it was a resolute performance and a great win.

"It was vital that we won with the amount of games and the toughness of the games we've got ahead of us in the next week or two.

"I thought they (Billy Kee and Adam McGurk) worked well together. It was very difficult in the first half to create any space or create any openings, but once or twice they opened them up and did really well.

"Adam was very unlucky with another shot that hit the post and Billy had one or two that just didn't fall right for him in and around the box, but they were both very bright, played very well together, linked up well and got us up the pitch, which was very good."

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It could really have been a 0-0 here tonight.

"We're still right in it, it's still in our own hands. We're in a seven-game shoot-out right now.

"We had a few tired legs from Saturday.

"The final ball is just letting us down again, people have to stand up and be counted."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Burton Albion

  • 01 Lainton
  • 02 Edwards
  • 14 McCrory
  • 23 Palmer
  • 06 Sharps (Holness - 75' )
  • 25 Cansdell-Sherriff Booked
  • 26 Gray
  • 08 Weir
  • 20 McGurk (Alexander - 86' )
  • 29 Kee
  • 15 McFadzean (MacDonald - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Bell
  • 09 Alexander
  • 11 MacDonald
  • 16 Lyness
  • 18 Knowles
  • 21 Holness
  • 27 Harness

Wycombe Wanderers

  • 01 Ingram
  • 02 McCoy
  • 11 Wood
  • 28 Togwell
  • 05 Stewart
  • 19 Pierre
  • 10 Bloomfield
  • 23 Arnold (Jeffrey - 82' )
  • 27 Styche (Craig - 69' )
  • 07 Morgan (Pittman - 72' )
  • 04 Scowen

Substitutes

  • 06 Johnson
  • 08 Lewis
  • 13 Horlock
  • 15 Jeffrey
  • 16 Pittman
  • 20 Craig
  • 22 Kretzschmar
Ref: Mike Russell
Att: 1,784

Match Stats

Shots

15 8

On target

5 2

Corners

2 5

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

90:00 +5:52 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

90:00 +4:17

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion).

90:00 +4:17

Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +2:49

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

90:00 +2:49

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

90:00 +0:27

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:27

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

87:20

Hand ball by Billy Kee (Burton Albion).

85:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Gary Alexander replaces Adam McGurk because of an injury.

84:00

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83:58

Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

82:45

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

82:05

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:05

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

81:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Anthony Jeffrey replaces Nick Arnold.

80:16

Foul by David Gray (Burton Albion).

80:16

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:37

Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:37

Foul by Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers).

78:34

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

78:22

Attempt saved. Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

74:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Holness replaces Ian Sharps.

73:55

Attempt missed. Sam Togwell (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

73:14

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by David Gray.

72:45

Foul by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).

72:45

Sam Togwell (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:34

Attempt blocked. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

71:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Dean Morgan.

70:10

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:10

Foul by Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers).

69:08

Attempt blocked. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

68:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Steven Craig replaces Reece Styche.

68:06

Attempt missed. David Gray (Burton Albion) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.

67:52

Attempt saved. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

66:17

Attempt blocked. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

64:44

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

59:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Alexander MacDonald replaces Callum McFadzean.

58:00

Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

57:16

Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).

56:26

Attempt missed. Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

53:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Burton Albion 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Billy Kee.

52:24

Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:24

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

51:50

Attempt blocked. Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

48:43

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

45:51

Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

45:51

Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Burton Albion 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

45:00 +1:59 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

45:00 +0:58 Booking

Booking Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

44:30

Attempt saved. Nick Arnold (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

44:13

Attempt blocked. Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

43:25

Attempt missed. Sam Togwell (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

41:46

Attempt missed. Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

40:53

Attempt blocked. Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

39:39

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

38:20

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Marvin McCoy.

37:47

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

34:52

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

34:52

Foul by Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers).

31:19

Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the right side of the box.

26:17

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

26:17

Foul by Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers).

22:58

Hand ball by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).

21:24

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:24

Foul by Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers).

18:20

Attempt missed. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

16:34

Attempt saved. Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

16:09

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

15:35

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

15:35

Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

15:19

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

14:39

Callum McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:39

Foul by Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers).

13:13

David Gray (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:13

Foul by Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers).

12:45

Attempt blocked. Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

4:19

Attempt missed. Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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