Burton produced one of the shocks of the first round as they beat Championship side Wigan to progress in the Capital One Cup.

The League Two Brewers fell behind when Marc-Antoine Fortune struck with a low effort against the run of play.

But Burton's Dominic Knowles turned in a low cross on the stroke of half-time.

And they capitalised on the momentum shift after the break as Stuart Beavon finished clinically from 10 yards to secure one of Burton's finest results.

Burton manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

Rowett on Burton v Wigan

"It was a game that we wanted to take as seriously as we could.

"I spoke to the players about it beforehand and said they might make some changes but it doesn't really matter. Whoever they change, they're going to bring a squad member, a first teamer or some internationals into the side.

"I would say, overall, that is as well as any team of mine has played, ever, since I've been here.

"I thought they were absolutely brilliant in lots of different ways. I don't think Wigan had lots and lots of chances. I actually thought we created quite a lot in the first 25 minutes.

"As the game went on we could pick and choose when we got up the pitch, and we still created chances."

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler told BBC Radio Manchester:

Rosler on Burton v Wigan

"We felt we had enough strength in depth and we looked like we would be on a winning streak after about 10 or 15 minutes because we completely took over.

"We got our goal and, at that point, everyone was thinking we would be comfortable winners.

"But we gave that free-kick away just before half-time and from that point onwards we lost our momentum and our concentration.

"For a team with the experience they had out there, it took too little to lose our rhythm."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (3)

Burton Albion

  • 01 McLaughlan
  • 03 Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 02 Edwards
  • 06 Sharps
  • 05 Taft
  • 04 Mousinho
  • 08 Weir
  • 10 Akins Booked
  • 11 MacDonald
  • 20 McGurk (Knowles - 39' )
  • 09 Beavon (Kee - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 15 McFadzean
  • 16 Lyness
  • 18 Knowles
  • 23 Palmer
  • 24 Slade
  • 27 Harness
  • 29 Kee

Wigan Athletic

  • 26 Al-Habsi Booked
  • 04 Ramis
  • 06 Rogne
  • 02 Tavernier
  • 22 Taylor-Sinclair
  • 25 Barnett
  • 10 Maloney (Holt - 61' )
  • 20 Fyvie
  • 18 Espinoza
  • 32 Fortuné
  • 33 Waghorn Booked

Substitutes

  • 05 Caldwell
  • 13 Nicholls
  • 14 Holt
  • 37 Flores
  • 38 Poole
  • 39 Chow
  • 47 Jennings
Ref: Pat Miller
Att: 2,602

Match Stats

Shots

15 8

On target

4 3

Corners

5 6

Fouls

8 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Wigan Athletic 1.

90:00 +2:59 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Wigan Athletic 1.

90:00 +0:36

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Thomas Rogne.

90:00

Dominic Knowles (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:51

Foul by Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic).

88:45

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

87:10

Attempt missed. James Tavernier (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

85:52 Booking

Booking Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

85:03

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

85:03

Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic).

79:24

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

76:35

Attempt missed. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

75:43

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

75:05

Attempt missed. George Taft (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

74:15

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

73:00

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

72:54

Foul by Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic).

71:17

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

71:17

Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic).

70:28

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

69:59

Attempt blocked. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

66:51

Foul by Billy Kee (Burton Albion).

66:51

Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

65:54

Attempt saved. Fraser Fyvie (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

64:24

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

61:41

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

61:27

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

61:27

Foul by Grant Holt (Wigan Athletic).

60:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Grant Holt replaces Shaun Maloney.

59:42

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

59:42

Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Billy Kee replaces Stuart Beavon.

55:03

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

55:03

Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic).

54:24

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

54:24

Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic).

54:12

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion).

54:12

James Tavernier (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Burton Albion 2, Wigan Athletic 1. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lucas Akins.

49:31

Attempt missed. Dominic Knowles (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

48:47

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Ian Sharps.

48:22

Attempt missed. Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

46:35

Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:35

Foul by Fraser Fyvie (Wigan Athletic).

45:00

Second Half begins Burton Albion 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

45:00 +2:10 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

45:00 +2:00

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Ian Sharps.

45:00 +1:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Burton Albion 1, Wigan Athletic 1. Dominic Knowles (Burton Albion) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Mousinho with a cross.

45:00 +1:00

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Ian Sharps.

45:00 +1:00

Corner, Burton Albion.

44:14

Attempt missed. James Tavernier (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

43:52 Booking

Booking Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

43:42

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

43:42

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:10

Hand ball by Ali Al-Habsi (Wigan Athletic).

41:15

Attempt saved. Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

41:00 Booking

Booking Ali Al-Habsi (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

39:09

Foul by Ian Sharps (Burton Albion).

39:09

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Dominic Knowles replaces Adam McGurk because of an injury.

32:42

Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).

32:42

Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

31:27

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

26:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Burton Albion 0, Wigan Athletic 1. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

23:27

Attempt missed. Fraser Fyvie (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

21:31

Attempt missed. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

20:56

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

20:20

Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

20:20

Foul by James Tavernier (Wigan Athletic).

19:04

Foul by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).

19:04

Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:56

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

16:56

Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic).

14:30

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

11:17

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

9:24

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Iván Ramis.

8:17

Attempt missed. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

7:10

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Iván Ramis.

6:56

Attempt blocked. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

5:49

Foul by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).

5:49

Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:15

Attempt saved. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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