EFL Cup - Third Round
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Burton 2-1 Burnley: League One Burton reach Carabao Cup fourth round

Burton celebrate
Burnley have not reached a domestic cup quarter-final since 2008-09

Burnley manager Sean Dyche blamed his players' "mindset" for their Carabao Cup defeat by League One Burton.

Burnley lost 2-1 at the Pirelli Stadium, their fourth defeat in their past five matches against teams in League One or lower in domestic cups.

Kevin Long put the Premier League side ahead before Liam Boyce and Jamie Allen sent Burton through.

"It hasn't got the same feeling as a Premier League game and often these things happen," said Dyche.

"It must be a mindset with the players as it's certainly not quality.

"This competition is the only one left to do well in during my time at Burnley and it's something we wanted to correct.

"We prepared right and there was a good feeling but we didn't do well enough in front of their goal."

Familiar failings for Burnley

Burton celebrate
Liam Boyce's goal was his sixth of the season

Burnley made six changes to the team that beat Bournemouth 4-0 in the league on Saturday but still fielded a strong side.

Those brought in included England goalkeeper Tom Heaton, joint-record signing Chris Wood and Belgium midfielder Steven Defour, for his first appearance since January after injury.

Wood and Long had goals ruled out for offside in an even first half, while New Zealander Wood shot narrowly wide from inside the penalty area in the 30th minute.

Heaton was arguably at fault for Burton's equaliser in the 62nd minute as he failed to save Boyce's shot, which was powerful but close to the keeper.

After Burton's equaliser Burnley pushed hard for another goal, but Ashley Westwood and Wood missed good chances.

Ashley Barnes also hit the post with a shot from distance but in the 83rd minute Boyce played a perfectly weighted ball to Allen, who toe-poked home to seal the win for Burton.

Burnley have now lost to Burton, Accrington Stanley, Lincoln City and Port Vale in the past four seasons in the League Cup and FA Cup.

The Clarets have not progressed past the fourth round of the League Cup since Dyche took over in 2012.

He said the game "should have been dead" before Burton's second-half goals.

"We had control of that game, but if you don't take chances the opposition will at some stage," he said.

"We certainly created enough, certainly got ourselves in good enough positions and certainly played a lot of good football.

"But - and it's a very big negative on this occasion - we didn't take our chances."

'A special night'

Burton manager Nigel Clough said: "It was an outstanding performance and result at the end of it.

"We don't get the chance to play Premier League opposition very often. We tried to make it a special night and the players did that tonight.

"We rode our luck at times as they put us under pressure and hit the post. But we hit the post late on as well and it was surprisingly even.

"Getting into the fourth round for the first time puts it into perspective what a small club we are and how far we have come."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 26Evtimov
  • 10Akins
  • 2Brayford
  • 6Turner
  • 14McCrory
  • 4Allen
  • 23QuinnBooked at 20minsSubstituted forFoxat 69'minutes
  • 8Hesketh
  • 11TempletonSubstituted forSordellat 81'minutes
  • 7FraserSubstituted forSbarraat 77'minutes
  • 27Boyce

Substitutes

  • 9Sbarra
  • 12Fox
  • 17Sordell
  • 18Miller
  • 19Hutchinson
  • 20Campbell
  • 34Flannigan

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Lowton
  • 6Mee
  • 28LongBooked at 90mins
  • 23Ward
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 16DefourBooked at 53minsSubstituted forHendrickat 74'minutes
  • 18Westwood
  • 31McNeil
  • 11WoodSubstituted forVokesat 81'minutes
  • 27VydraSubstituted forBarnesat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 9Vokes
  • 10Barnes
  • 13Hendrick
  • 25Lennon
  • 26Bardsley
  • 30Legzdins
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
2,449

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away9
Fouls
Home5
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Burnley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Burnley 1.

Booking

Kevin Long (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kevin Long (Burnley).

Jake Hesketh (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ben Fox (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Joe Sbarra (Burton Albion) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Hand ball by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

Kevin Long (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

Ben Fox (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 2, Burnley 1. Jamie Allen (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam Boyce.

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

Foul by Kevin Long (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Marvin Sordell replaces David Templeton.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Sam Vokes replaces Chris Wood.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Lucas Akins.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Joe Sbarra replaces Scott Fraser.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by John Brayford.

Attempt saved. Chris Wood (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Ashley Westwood (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Jeff Hendrick replaces Steven Defour.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Ben Turner.

Attempt blocked. Chris Wood (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

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

Foul by Chris Wood (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Barnes replaces Matej Vydra.

Attempt missed. Jake Hesketh (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Ben Fox replaces Stephen Quinn.

Attempt saved. Dwight McNeil (Burnley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Lucas Akins.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 1, Burnley 1. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner following a fast break.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Lucas Akins.

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

Foul by Kevin Long (Burnley).

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

Attempt blocked. Matej Vydra (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Dimitar Evtimov.

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