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Burton Albion 1-0 Blackpool

Robbie Weir is shown a second yellow card
Robbie Weir has now been sent off twice this season

Burton Albion beat Blackpool to return to the top of League One, despite having midfielder Robbie Weir sent-off before half-time.

Weir picked up two cautions in two minutes late in the first half.

Both sides had threatened earlier, Bright Osayi-Samuel denied by Burton keeper Jon McLaughlin and Stuart Beavon testing Colin Doyle at the other end.

Despite being a man down, Burton pressed for a winner, with Mark Duffy curling home from 15 yards.

Burton boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Derby:

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Nigel Clough: Burton Albion manager on Blackpool win

"We said to them at half-time "don't change anything" because after the first 10 minutes we were dominating the game, without that cutting edge.

"At half-time we said we'd put Mark Duffy back into centre midfield, get him on the ball, get the ball to Nasser (el Khayati) as well, get it into (Stuart) Beavon's feet and keep going forward. That's what we did."

"We could have made defensive substitutions but we didn't want to send that message out. We wanted to go out and attack."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 14McCrory
  • 10Akins
  • 8WeirBooked at 44mins
  • 15Naylor
  • 11El KhayatiSubstituted forO'Connorat 90'minutes
  • 21Duffy
  • 9BeavonSubstituted forThieleat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Reilly
  • 12Butcher
  • 13Joachim
  • 19O'Connor
  • 20Thiele
  • 23Palmer
  • 31Matthews

Blackpool

  • 1Doyle
  • 2White
  • 15AldredBooked at 61mins
  • 5RobertsonSubstituted forBoyceat 68'minutes
  • 3Ferguson
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 25AimsonBooked at 30minsSubstituted forNorrisat 57'minutes
  • 8Potts
  • 4McAlister
  • 27Little
  • 9CullenSubstituted forRiversat 49'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Rivers
  • 12Oliver
  • 14Herron
  • 16Boyce
  • 18Dunne
  • 19Norris
  • 23Letheren
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
4,339

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home26
Away8
Shots on Target
Home11
Away4
Corners
Home14
Away4
Fouls
Home4
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Blackpool 0.

Attempt saved. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Attempt blocked. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Andy Little (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Timmy Thiele replaces Stuart Beavon.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Anthony O'Connor replaces Abdenasser El Khayati.

Attempt blocked. Jim McAlister (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jim McAlister (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. David Norris (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

Attempt saved. Jarrett Rivers (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

John Mousinho (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jarrett Rivers (Blackpool).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Attempt blocked. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hayden White (Blackpool).

Attempt saved. Brad Potts (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

Attempt missed. Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. John Mousinho (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by David Norris (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Emmerson Boyce replaces Clark Robertson because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 1, Blackpool 0. Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Stuart Beavon.

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Norris (Blackpool).

Booking

Tom Aldred (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Aldred (Blackpool).

Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).

Bright Samuel (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Bright Samuel.

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Ferguson (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. David Norris replaces Will Aimson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton24163532191351
2Gillingham25155549292050
3Walsall24146440221848
4Coventry25138446242247
5Wigan24118535221341
6Peterborough25124952381440
7Southend2410773130137
8Sheff Utd2410683934536
9Rochdale249783227534
10Millwall24104103634234
11Doncaster259793133-234
12Bradford239772426-234
13Port Vale249692827133
14Bury249693337-433
15Scunthorpe2595112831-332
16Swindon2484123339-628
17Barnsley2483133441-727
18Chesterfield2583143341-827
19Fleetwood2475123234-226
20Shrewsbury2575133142-1126
21Blackpool2474132133-1225
22Oldham2331282536-1121
23Colchester2556143459-2521
24Crewe2455142344-2120
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