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Scunthorpe United 1-0 Burton Albion

Neal Bishop
Neal Bishop's close range effort gave the Irons just their third win since February

Burton's League One title push faltered as they were beaten away at Scunthorpe.

Both keepers were forced into good saves, as Joe Anyon denied Burton's Callum Butcher, before Jon McLaughlin kept out Jordan Clarke's effort.

Neal Bishop gave Scunthorpe the lead from close range after David Mirfin headed down from a corner.

Brewers' Tyler Walker had penalty appeals turned down before Anyon saved again from Butcher as the Irons deservedly took all three points.

Burton are still six points clear of third-placed Bradford but are now without a win in four matches.

Scunthorpe boss Graham Alexander told BBC Radio Humberside:

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"I thought the first half was a little bit scrappy and we knew of Burton's threats - they're a very good team.

"We knew what they were about but we wanted to impose our game on them and we spoke at half-time about what it would take to win this game.

"I thought the second half was superb and there's three or four lads holding their legs there at the end - every single one of them put effort into the game."

Burton boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Derby:

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Nigel Clough: Burton Albion manager on Scunthorpe defeat

"I thought we did well first half. Not too bad. We had chances again throughout the whole game but I thought for an away performance first half, we were nice and solid.

"There was nothing in it so we were quite happy at half-time.

"I thought the way we started the second half, for 20 minutes, cost us the game."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 13Anyon
  • 33ClarkeSubstituted forLairdat 88'minutes
  • 5Mirfin
  • 23Wallace
  • 17Townsend
  • 16Adelakun
  • 12Bishop
  • 26NessSubstituted forKingat 83'minutes
  • 7Williams
  • 9MaddenBooked at 90mins
  • 22HopperSubstituted forDawsonat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Laird
  • 8Vose
  • 15Dawson
  • 18King
  • 29Wootton
  • 31Sutton
  • 35Ledger

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 30Flanagan
  • 7Reilly
  • 8WeirSubstituted forBennettat 62'minutes
  • 21Duffy
  • 15Naylor
  • 12Butcher
  • 10Akins
  • 18WalkerSubstituted forMyers-Harnessat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 9Beavon
  • 17Myers-Harness
  • 19O'Connor
  • 31Bywater
  • 33Bennett
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
3,888

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Burton Albion 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Burton Albion 0.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Tom Flanagan.

Attempt saved. Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Marcus Myers-Harness (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcus Myers-Harness (Burton Albion).

Attempt saved. Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Scott Laird replaces Jordan Clarke.

Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Naylor (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United).

Callum Butcher (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jack King replaces Jamie Ness.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Stephen Dawson replaces Tom Hopper.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Joe Anyon.

Attempt saved. Callum Butcher (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by David Mirfin.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Paddy Madden.

Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right.

Hand ball by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Neal Bishop.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Myers-Harness replaces Tyler Walker.

Attempt missed. Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Reilly (Burton Albion).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Tom Hopper.

Attempt saved. Mason Bennett (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United).

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Mason Bennett replaces Robbie Weir because of an injury.

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

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Burton Albion 0. Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Mirfin.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan412214571363580
2Burton412371151351676
3Bradford412010114738970
4Millwall412091263451869
5Gillingham4019111065442168
6Walsall391911957411668
7Barnsley401951661501162
8Rochdale411710145953661
9Scunthorpe411611145044659
10Sheff Utd411611145853559
11Southend411611145554159
12Port Vale421611155051-159
13Coventry4115121459451457
14Peterborough41166196965454
15Bury411412155063-1354
16Swindon41149185767-1051
17Chesterfield41147205463-949
18Oldham401017134050-1047
19Fleetwood411113174851-346
20Shrewsbury401210184965-1646
21Blackpool42129213951-1245
22Doncaster41911214159-1838
23Colchester41911215287-3538
24Crewe41612234075-3530
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