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Burton Albion 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers

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.

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Post-match: Burton assistant Summerfield

"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:

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Post-match: Wycombe boss Ainsworth

"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."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1Lainton
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCrory
  • 23Palmer
  • 6SharpsSubstituted forHolnessat 75'minutes
  • 25Cansdell-SherriffBooked at 45mins
  • 26Gray
  • 8Weir
  • 20McGurkSubstituted forAlexanderat 86'minutes
  • 29Kee
  • 15McFadzeanSubstituted forMacDonaldat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Bell
  • 9Alexander
  • 11MacDonald
  • 16Lyness
  • 18Knowles
  • 21Holness
  • 27Harness

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 2McCoy
  • 11Wood
  • 28Togwell
  • 5Stewart
  • 19Pierre
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 23ArnoldSubstituted forJeffreyat 82'minutes
  • 27StycheSubstituted forCraigat 69'minutes
  • 7MorganSubstituted forPittmanat 72'minutes
  • 4Scowen

Substitutes

  • 6Johnson
  • 8Lewis
  • 13Horlock
  • 15Jeffrey
  • 16Pittman
  • 20Craig
  • 22Kretzschmar
Referee:
Mike Russell
Attendance:
1,784

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.
Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion).
Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).
Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).
Hand ball by Billy Kee (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Gary Alexander replaces Adam McGurk because of an injury.
Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).
Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Anthony Jeffrey replaces Nick Arnold.
Foul by David Gray (Burton Albion).
Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers).
Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Holness replaces Ian Sharps.
Attempt missed. Sam Togwell (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by David Gray.
Foul by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).
Sam Togwell (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Dean Morgan.
Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers).
Attempt blocked. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Steven Craig replaces Reece Styche.
Attempt missed. David Gray (Burton Albion) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt blocked. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Alexander MacDonald replaces Callum McFadzean.
Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).
Attempt missed. Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

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.
Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).
Attempt blocked. Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.
Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).
Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Burton Albion 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

Half Time

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

Booking

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt saved. Nick Arnold (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt blocked. Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Sam Togwell (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Damien McCrory.
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Marvin McCoy.
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.
(Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers).
goal

As It Stood

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2Scunthorpe39181742471
3Chesterfield40191382670
4Fleetwood39197131164
5Burton3917139564
6Oxford Utd39151410959
7York39151311858
8Southend391414111156
9Plymouth39151014055
10Dag & Red39121512051
11Hartlepool39131016149
12Newport38121313-349
13Wimbledon39121215-548
14Cheltenham39111513-848
15Morecambe39121215-1248
16Exeter39121116-347
17Mansfield39111414-1147
18Accrington39111315-346
19Bury3891712-144
20Bristol Rovers38101315-843
21Wycombe39101217-942
22Portsmouth3991515-1742
23Northampton3991317-1840
24Torquay399921-2236
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