Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Burton Albion 1.
Burton Albion claimed their third consecutive league win to end Plymouth Argyle's eight-match unbeaten streak.
The only goal came on 12 minutes when Adam McGurk latched on to Phil Edwards' long ball and fired past keeper Luke McCormick from just inside the box.
Pilgrims defender Neal Trotman saw his header cleared off the line by Robbie Weir and Reuben Reid volleyed over.
McCormick saved well from McGurk after the break, while Trotman sent another header just wide as Plymouth pressed.
Burton move up to sixth in the League Two table, but are one of five teams level on points with second-placed Chesterfield.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Burton Albion assistant manager Kevin Summerfield told BBC Radio Derby:
"Three clean sheets is something that you don't get very often and three wins as well. So I don't think it could have gone any better really.
"Today was really tough. You could say that at times, we didn't deserve to get the three points.
"I thought the team showed a hell of a lot of character today. And when their backs are against the wall, they all roll their sleeves up and they patiently did great to get the three points."
- 28ReckordSubstituted forBocoat 85'minutes
- 26ObadeyiSubstituted forLaveryat 26'minutes
- 2EdwardsBooked at 45mins
- 23PalmerSubstituted forDiamondat 83'minutes
- 20McGurkSubstituted forPhillipsat 73'minutesBooked at 80mins
- 18KnowlesSubstituted forHoweat 45'minutes
- 3HusseyBooked at 76mins
- Graham Salisbury
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Burton Albion 1.
Attempt missed. Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Romuald Boco replaces Jamie Reckord.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Alexander Diamond replaces Matthew Palmer.
Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.
Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion).
Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).
Chris Hussey (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.
(Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Chris Hussey (Burton Albion).
Substitution, Burton Albion. Jimmy Phillips replaces Adam McGurk.
Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).
Lee Bell (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.