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Burton Albion 3-0 Blackpool

First-half goals from Liam Boyce and Jamie Allen set Burton on their way to a comfortable victory over Blackpool at the Pirelli Stadium.

It was the Brewers' first home win of 2019 and, after taking a two-goal lead into the break, Lucas Akins sealed victory midway through the second half with a towering back-post header from Boyce's cross.

Boyce's 11th goal of the season, his first since the start of January, came after six minutes as he converted Akins' cross from close range past Blackpool keeper Mark Howard.

Allen almost made it two with a shot that came back off the post before Blackpool's afternoon began to unravel further.

Howard suffered an Achilles injury that saw him leave on a stretcher before a quarter of an hour had been played and his replacement, Myles Boney, had a moment to forget on his first league appearance of the season, failing to hold on to an Allen shot as it dropped over the line before Ben Heneghan could get back to spare his keeper's blushes.

Albion controlled the second half in difficult conditions and Akins wrapped it up with the Brewers never looking like surrendering their lead as they avenged their 3-0 defeat from earlier in the season at Bloomfield Road.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Burton

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 40Collins
  • 22WallaceSubstituted forHutchinsonat 84'minutes
  • 2Brayford
  • 3Buxton
  • 5McFadzean
  • 26Daniel
  • 4Allen
  • 23QuinnSubstituted forBradleyat 88'minutes
  • 18MillerSubstituted forHarnessat 76'minutes
  • 27Boyce
  • 10Akins

Substitutes

  • 1Bywater
  • 7Fraser
  • 11Templeton
  • 15Bradley
  • 16Harness
  • 19Hutchinson
  • 21Clarke

Blackpool

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1HowardSubstituted forBoneyat 16'minutes
  • 12Nottingham
  • 2Daniels
  • 6Heneghan
  • 3Wilmer-Anderton
  • 8Spearing
  • 15ThompsonBooked at 63minsSubstituted forKirbyat 67'minutes
  • 31LongBooked at 45minsSubstituted forDodooat 59'minutes
  • 17Virtue-Thick
  • 24Feeney
  • 21Gnanduillet

Substitutes

  • 7Delfouneso
  • 11Dodoo
  • 13Boney
  • 14Pritchard
  • 19Taylor
  • 23Kirby
  • 27Bola
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
2,715

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 3, Blackpool 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 3, Blackpool 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Bradley Collins.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nya Kirby (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by John Brayford.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Colin Daniel (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Heneghan (Blackpool) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Alex Bradley replaces Stephen Quinn.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jamie Allen.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Reece Hutchinson (Burton Albion).

  11. Post update

    Donervon Daniels (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Reece Hutchinson replaces Kieran Wallace.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Nick Anderton.

  15. Post update

    Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion).

  18. Post update

    Joseph Dodoo (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Harness replaces Will Miller.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton382311472314180
2Barnsley382112564283675
3Sunderland371916264343073
4Portsmouth382011766412571
5Charlton381910955371867
6Doncaster3715121061461557
7Coventry38168144342156
8Peterborough381510135854455
9Blackpool381314113940-153
10Fleetwood381410144941852
11Burton381311144844450
12Plymouth38129174759-1245
13Bristol Rovers371111153737044
14Wycombe381111164758-1144
15Accrington361111143849-1144
16Gillingham38128184961-1244
17Scunthorpe38128184664-1844
18Shrewsbury381013154250-843
19Oxford Utd381013154454-1043
20Southend38126204755-842
21Walsall38119184260-1842
22Wimbledon38116213253-2139
23Rochdale37108194475-3138
24Bradford38106224263-2136
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