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Burton Albion 2-1 Sunderland

Burton condemned Sunderland to their first League One defeat of the season in an enthralling encounter at the Pirelli Stadium.

Albion, who led 2-0 at half-time, held off a spirited second-half fightback to claim a third successive home league win of the season.

Jamie Allen bagged his first home goal as a Burton player following some excellent approach play down the right.

Lucas Akins and Liam Boyce worked an opportunity for Marvin Sordell to get to the byline and fire in a low cross that deflected nicely into the path of the former Rochdale man to fire home.

Albion's second came straight off the training ground as David Templeton's free-kick picked out Kyle McFadzean on the penalty spot for the centre-back to steer a powerful header beyond ex-Brewers goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin.

McLaughlin produced an outstanding save at the start of the second half to deny Stephen Quinn's thunderous drive before Sunderland pulled one back.

Substitute Chris Maguire fired in a superb curling effort from 25 yards to halve the deficit nine minutes after the restart but despite sustained pressure from the away side, Burton held on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Burton

  • 26Evtimov
  • 14McCrorySubstituted forHutchinsonat 90+3'minutes
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 75mins
  • 6Turner
  • 7Fraser
  • 4Allen
  • 10Akins
  • 11TempletonSubstituted forSbarraat 87'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 23Quinn
  • 27Boyce
  • 17SordellSubstituted forFoxat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Hesketh
  • 9Sbarra
  • 12Fox
  • 16Myers-Harness
  • 19Hutchinson
  • 20Campbell
  • 44Cole

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2MatthewsBooked at 29mins
  • 15Baldwin
  • 4LoovensSubstituted forO'Nienat 85'minutes
  • 3Oviedo
  • 10Honeyman
  • 6CattermoleBooked at 45mins
  • 11Gooch
  • 20Maja
  • 9WykeSubstituted forMaguireat 43'minutes
  • 17SinclairSubstituted forMcGeadyat 51'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ozturk
  • 7Maguire
  • 12Flanagan
  • 13O'Nien
  • 19McGeady
  • 25Ruiter
  • 33Hume
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
4,566

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Sunderland 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Sunderland 1.

Jamie Allen (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aiden McGeady (Sunderland).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Reece Hutchinson replaces Damien McCrory.

Booking

Joe Sbarra (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Adam Matthews (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Sbarra (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Joe Sbarra replaces David Templeton.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Luke O'Nien replaces Glenn Loovens.

Foul by George Honeyman (Sunderland).

Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Ben Fox replaces Marvin Sordell.

Chris Maguire (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion).

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Marvin Sordell.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Sunderland).

Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Bryan Oviedo (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion).

Lee Cattermole (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marvin Sordell (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Bryan Oviedo (Sunderland) left footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Dimitar Evtimov.

Attempt blocked. David Templeton (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Glenn Loovens (Sunderland) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Scott Fraser.

Attempt missed. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Chris Maguire (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 2, Sunderland 1. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Aiden McGeady.

Attempt missed. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Aiden McGeady replaces Jerome Sinclair.

Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth86201551020
2Peterborough86112091119
3Barnsley84311551015
4Sunderland8431158715
5Doncaster8431136715
6Walsall84311210215
7Charlton8422118314
8Fleetwood8341136713
9Blackpool834185313
10Accrington82511010011
11Luton83231010011
12Coventry832367-111
13Rochdale83231316-311
14Burton83141011-110
15Scunthorpe82421218-610
16Wimbledon8224611-58
17Shrewsbury814378-17
18Southend8215913-47
19Wycombe8143711-47
20Gillingham8215914-57
21Bradford8206613-76
22Bristol Rovers8125610-45
23Oxford Utd8125817-95
24Plymouth8035414-103
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