League Two
Mansfield1Burton2

Mansfield Town 1-2 Burton Albion

Burton's Callum McFadzean scored the decisive goal at the One Call Stadium

Ten-man Burton Albion came through an ill-tempered finale at Mansfield Town to secure victory and maintain their unbeaten record in League Two.

Alex MacDonald open the scoring for the league leaders with a 20-yard deflected shot on 42 minutes and Callum McFadzean tapped in after the break.

The Stags hit back when Matt Rhead headed home a free-kick on 75 minutes.

Robbie Weir was sent off for a headbutt with two minutes to go and the match ended in a mass confrontation.

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

Media playback is not supported on this device

Mansfield Town boss Paul Cox after 2-1 defeat to Burton

"I didn't think we deserved to lose today. I thought the lads gave everything and showed a tremendous desire and attitude.

"I think we were in possession of the ball for both goals and our lack of sophistication cost us.

"We need to concentrate more. We need to be better in both boxes."

Burton manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

Media playback is not supported on this device

Rowett on Mansfield v Burton

"It was hard fought against a team that are very direct in their play - and they're good at it.

"I felt as though we coped with it really well, particularly early on in the second half to break away after scoring the first goal with a little bit of fortune.

"Our forward play could have been a little more incisive, and I was a little worried the conditions might play into their hands in the second half, but we were very strong.

"We broke away and our second goal was an excellent, excellent goal."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 23Evtimov
  • 2Sutton
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 18BeeversBooked at 67minsSubstituted forHeslopat 90+1'minutes
  • 3Riley
  • 22TaylorSubstituted forBellat 78'minutes
  • 12McGuire
  • 21Murray
  • 11Clucas
  • 14PalmerSubstituted forFisherat 63'minutes
  • 9Rhead

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 7Bell
  • 8Fisher
  • 16Heslop
  • 19Marsden
  • 20J Thomas
  • 28Clements

Burton

  • 1McLaughlinBooked at 64mins
  • 2Edwards
  • 6Sharps
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 5Taft
  • 15McFadzeanSubstituted forBellat 90'minutes
  • 8WeirBooked at 87mins
  • 4Mousinho
  • 11MacDonald
  • 9BeavonBooked at 52minsSubstituted forHarnessat 77'minutes
  • 20McGurk

Substitutes

  • 7Bell
  • 12Blyth
  • 16Lyness
  • 18Knowles
  • 23Palmer
  • 24Slade
  • 27Harness
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
2,966

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Burton Albion 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Burton Albion 2.
Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).
Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Simon Heslop (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by John Mousinho (Burton Albion).
Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).
Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Simon Heslop replaces Lee Beevers.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Lee Bell replaces Callum McFadzean.

Dismissal

Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) is shown the red card.
Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).
Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Lee Beevers.
Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.
Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).
Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alex Fisher (Mansfield Town).
Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Alex Fisher (Mansfield Town).
Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Fergus Bell replaces Rob Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Harness replaces Stuart Beavon.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Burton Albion 2. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Adam Murray following a set piece situation.
Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).
Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by John Mousinho (Burton Albion).
Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).
Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 0, Burton Albion 2. Callum McFadzean (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).
Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).
Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jon McLaughlan (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Alex Fisher (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alex Fisher replaces Ollie Palmer.
Attempt missed. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion).
Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Jon McLaughlan.
Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.
Attempt missed. Rob Taylor (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).
Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).
Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Rob Taylor (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.
Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).
Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).
Attempt missed. Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) with an attempt from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by John Mousinho.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Burton5410413
2Cheltenham5410413
3Morecambe5401512
4Shrewsbury5320711
5Wycombe5311410
6Bury5311310
7Portsmouth5311310
8Northampton522108
9Cambridge521247
10Plymouth521237
11Tranmere521217
12Dag & Red521207
13Wimbledon521207
14Southend521207
15Stevenage5212-27
16Mansfield5203-26
17York505005
18Luton5122-25
19Newport5113-34
20Hartlepool5104-53
21Exeter5023-52
22Carlisle5023-82
23Oxford Utd5014-41
24Accrington5014-71
View full League Two table

Top Stories

Get Inspired Activity Finder

Run by the BBC and partners

Find ways to get active near you:

For more ideas, information and inspiration, visit bbc.co.uk/getinspired