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Exeter City 0-1 Burton Albion

Exeter City missed out on going top of League Two after a dramatic late Phil Edwards header helped Burton Albion record their third away win in a row.

The hosts started strong when John O'Flynn saw his shot saved by Jordan Pickford midway through the first half.

Alan Gow then forced a superb save from Pickford before Robbie Weir was booked for an elbow on Tommy Doherty.

But it was Edwards who lifted Albion into sixth place when he headed in Chris Hussey's corner after 89 minutes.

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Burton Albion boss Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"We talk about clean sheets all the time and that's the basis we've got to work from and I think that's been a lot better in the last five or six games.

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Post-match: Burton boss Rowett

"Exeter probably had the two clearest chances of the game and Jordan (Pickford) made two terrific saves, but I think they were down to momentary lapses of concentration which let them in there.

"I think overall, it's a long way to come and not get anything and I think that's a really pleasing away performance.

"The goal came from a fantastic delivery from the corner and Phil's been threatening to do that for some time now."

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Krysiak
  • 4Bennett
  • 3Woodman
  • 14DohertySubstituted forGillat 80'minutes
  • 5Baldwin
  • 6Coles
  • 11Davies
  • 7Sercombe
  • 19O'FlynnSubstituted forGrimesat 80'minutes
  • 10Gow
  • 25ParkinSubstituted forWheelerat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 20Nichols
  • 22Keohane
  • 29Grimes
  • 30Pym
  • 32Wheeler
  • 35Gill

Burton

  • 1Pickford
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCrory
  • 23Palmer
  • 6Sharps
  • 25Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 3HusseyBooked at 54mins
  • 8WeirBooked at 61mins
  • 29KeeSubstituted forMacDonaldat 63'minutesBooked at 71mins
  • 20McGurk
  • 17Phillips

Substitutes

  • 5Diamond
  • 7Bell
  • 11MacDonald
  • 16Lyness
  • 18Knowles
  • 22Dyer
  • 28Symes
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
3,658

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away14
Fouls
Home14
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 0, Burton Albion 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 0, Burton Albion 1.

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

Foul by Matt Grimes (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Alan Gow (Exeter City).

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 0, Burton Albion 1. Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Chris Hussey following a corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Daniel Coles.

Foul by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion).

Alan Gow (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Matthew Gill replaces Tommy Doherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Grimes replaces John O'Flynn.

Attempt missed. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) header from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Alan Gow (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by John O'Flynn (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Tommy Doherty (Exeter City).

Booking

Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion).

(Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Robbie Weir.

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

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Alexander MacDonald replaces Billy Kee.

Attempt missed. Tommy Doherty (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

Tommy Doherty (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

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

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

Foul by Alan Gow (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Jordan Pickford.

Booking

Chris Hussey (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Chris Hussey (Burton Albion).

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Oxford Utd147521126
2Rochdale14824526
3Fleetwood14815725
4Chesterfield14743725
5Exeter14734424
6Burton14734324
7Newport14653623
8Dag & Red14653323
9Scunthorpe13652323
10Morecambe14644122
11Mansfield14563321
12Wycombe13625320
13Southend14626120
14Hartlepool14536118
15Wimbledon14536-318
16Portsmouth13454017
17Cheltenham14446-616
18Plymouth14437-615
19Bury14347-213
20York13337-612
21Bristol Rovers14257-711
22Torquay14257-1011
23Northampton14248-810
24Accrington14248-1010
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