Burton 0-1 Chesterfield

Drew Talbot

Burton missed the chance to climb into the League Two automatic promotion places as Drew Talbot's superb strike earned Chesterfield victory.

The Spireites kept their faint play-off hopes alive in a game lacking opportunities at both ends.

The visitors created the best chance of the first half, with Tendayi Darikwa coming close with a lob.

They took the lead after the break when Talbot rifled in from 25 yards to move within seven points of the top seven.

Lee Bell shot over for the Brewers, who saw their nine-game winning run at home come to an end.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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Defeat was inevitable, admits Rowett

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"It's disappointing because we didn't play the way we normally do. I have to say first and foremost I think Chesterfield are a good side.

"I think they showed a lot of quality today in the game.

"I just said to the players that we didn't play with the same energy and tempo that we normally do, but at the same time, that's 10 home games, we've won nine of them and lost one. It was always going to come at some point, and the key thing is to deal with it well, and get back on the horse, so to speak."

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Chesterfield manager Paul Cook

"If you look at Burton's home record this season, they basically beat everyone that comes here.

"I think to come to a Burton that are third in the league, to limit them to no chances in the game, I think we've played really well.

"Our lads deserved the three points. We want to get many points as we can this season."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Burton

  • 13 Tomlinson
  • 05 Diamond
  • 20 O'Connor
  • 24 Sharps Booked
  • 08 Weir
  • 14 McCrory
  • 19 Maghoma (Phillips - 77' )
  • 23 Bell
  • 26 MacDonald (Drury - 84' )
  • 29 Kee Booked
  • 30 Symes (Paterson - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Lyness
  • 02 Corbett
  • 21 Holness
  • 17 Phillips
  • 22 Dyer
  • 27 Drury
  • 18 Paterson

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 05 Trotman
  • 12 Darwikwa
  • 17 Brindley
  • 31 Cooper
  • 33 Townsend
  • 08 Togwell
  • 23 Randall
  • 25 Talbot
  • 34 O'Shea (Hird - 88' )
  • 09 Richards (Gnanduillet - 85' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 40 Barrington
  • 06 Hird
  • 07 Henshall
  • 10 Whitaker
  • 15 Clay
  • 21 Gnanduillet
  • 14 Lester
Ref: Collins
Att: 3,823

Match Stats

Shots

8 7

On target

2 2

Corners

4 3

Fouls

10 17

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:29 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +3:22

Jimmy Phillips delivers the ball, Matthew Paterson takes a shot. Tommy Lee makes a save.

90:00 +2:17

Matthew Paterson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Drew Talbot. Tommy Lee takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +1:32

The assistant referee flags for offside against Armand Gnanduillet. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

90:00 +0:43

Tendayi Darikwa fouled by Robbie Weir, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Brindley takes the direct free kick.

89:08

Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

89:08 Booking

Booking The referee books Armand Gnanduillet for unsporting behaviour.

88:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Armand Gnanduillet on Robbie Weir.

87:38 Substitution

Substitution Sam Hird replaces James O'Shea.

83:50 Substitution

Substitution Armand Gnanduillet joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marc Richards.

83:50 Substitution

Substitution Adam Drury comes on in place of Alex MacDonald.

83:25

Billy Kee produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

82:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Kee by Neal Trotman. Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.

81:38

Conor Townsend sends in a cross, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

80:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Bell on Drew Talbot. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

79:06

The ball is sent over by Zander Diamond, clearance made by Marc Richards.

78:40

Corner taken right-footed by Alex MacDonald.

76:03

Damien McCrory takes the direct free kick. Inswinging corner taken by Alex MacDonald from the right by-line.

76:03 Substitution

Substitution Jacques Maghoma goes off and Jimmy Phillips comes on.

76:03

Handball decision goes against Liam Cooper.

74:35

Conor Townsend takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Billy Kee. Corner from right by-line crossed in by Conor Townsend, Zander Diamond manages to make a clearance.

73:44

Corner taken right-footed by Alex MacDonald.

73:21

Marc Richards challenges Ian Sharps unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

71:27

Jacques Maghoma fouled by Mark Randall, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Bell fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Tendayi Darikwa gets a block in.

69:28

Unfair challenge on Jacques Maghoma by Sam Togwell results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alex MacDonald.

68:03

Lee Bell has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

66:46 Substitution

Substitution (Burton Albion) makes a substitution, with Matthew Paterson coming on for Michael Symes.

63:48

Marc Richards sends in a cross, Anthony O'Connor makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Conor Townsend, Damien McCrory manages to make a clearance.

61:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Weir by Sam Togwell. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

60:04

Direct free kick taken by Tommy Lee.

60:04 Booking

Booking The referee shows Billy Kee a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

58:36

Lee Bell challenges Sam Togwell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tommy Lee. Billy Kee concedes a free kick for a foul on Conor Townsend.

56:56

Liam Cooper concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex MacDonald. Direct free kick taken by Anthony O'Connor.

54:51

Conor Townsend challenges Alex MacDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Damien McCrory restarts play with the free kick.

53:36

Marc Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Damien McCrory. Free kick taken by Damien McCrory.

52:46

Marc Richards is adjudged to have handled the ball. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

51:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Drew Talbot - Burton 0 - 1 Chesterfld Drew Talbot grabs a goal from outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Burton Albion 0-1 Chesterfield.

50:43

The ball is crossed by Anthony O'Connor, save made by Tommy Lee.

50:21

Billy Kee takes a shot. Neal Trotman gets a block in.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:12 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:28

Lee Bell concedes a free kick for a foul on Drew Talbot. Mark Randall takes the free kick.

43:48

Marc Richards has a direct shot on goal from the free kick. Shot by Drew Talbot from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

43:48 Booking

Booking Ian Sharps is given a yellow card.

43:32

Ian Sharps gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc Richards.

42:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Richards on Ian Sharps. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

41:16

Billy Kee is adjudged to have handled the ball. Mark Randall takes the direct free kick.

36:17

Effort from just outside the box by Marc Richards goes over the bar.

35:34

Tendayi Darikwa challenges Jacques Maghoma unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Damien McCrory.

32:46

Mark Randall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Kee. Billy Kee shoots direct from the free kick. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Alex MacDonald from the right by-line.

31:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tendayi Darikwa on Billy Kee. Free kick taken by Damien McCrory.

29:10

Foul by Lee Bell on Sam Togwell, free kick awarded. Conor Townsend crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

26:51

James O'Shea takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

26:28

Tendayi Darikwa delivers the ball.

24:57

The referee blows for offside against Michael Symes. Free kick taken by Neal Trotman.

23:32

Alex MacDonald delivers the ball, Sam Togwell makes a clearance. Robbie Weir takes a shot. Marc Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Sharps. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

21:55

James O'Shea takes a shot. Anthony O'Connor gets a block in.

20:16

The ball is swung over by Anthony O'Connor, save by Tommy Lee.

18:50

Foul by Conor Townsend on Alex MacDonald, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Alex MacDonald from right wing.

16:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by James O'Shea on Lee Bell. Free kick taken by Lee Bell.

14:19

A cross is delivered by James O'Shea.

13:08

Jacques Maghoma takes a shot.

11:24

Neal Trotman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Kee. Damien McCrory takes the direct free kick.

10:14

Tendayi Darikwa sends in a cross.

8:50

Mark Randall produces a cross, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

7:11

Conor Townsend crosses the ball, Ian Sharps manages to make a clearance.

6:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Brindley by Jacques Maghoma. Direct free kick taken by Conor Townsend.

2:01

The ball is delivered by James O'Shea.

0:14

Foul by Robbie Weir on James O'Shea, free kick awarded. Conor Townsend has an effort direct from the free kick, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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