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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).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale392271064392573
2Scunthorpe391817461372471
3Chesterfield401913862362670
4Fleetwood391971357461164
5Burton39171394237564
6Oxford Utd391514104940959
7York391513114638858
8Southend3914141147361156
9Plymouth391510144444055
10Dag & Red391215124747051
11Hartlepool391310164645149
12Newport381213134649-349
13Wimbledon391212154247-548
14Cheltenham391115134553-848
15Morecambe391212154557-1248
16Exeter391211164750-347
17Mansfield391114144152-1147
18Accrington391113154649-346
19Bury38917124243-144
20Bristol Rovers381013153543-843
21Wycombe391012173948-942
22Portsmouth39915153855-1742
23Northampton39913173351-1840
24Torquay3999213557-2236
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