Match ends, Burton Albion 5, Accrington Stanley 2.
Burton Albion 5-2 Accrington Stanley
Lucas Akins helped complete a superb second-half turnaround as Burton recovered from two goals down to beat Accrington at the Pirelli Stadium.
The striker fired home from the spot, after substitute David Templeton had been felled, to claim his 40th EFL goal in a Burton shirt after 78 minutes.
He broke Billy Kee's club scoring record on the day Kee returned with his current club by putting Albion 3-2 up before adding ther penalty in the final minute, sandwiching a fine finish from Templeton as the home side ran riot late on.
Three goals in a frantic seven-minute spell at the end of the first half lit up an open encounter as Accrington pounced to score twice in three minutes to seize control of a tight game before Albion hit back on the stroke of half-time.
The deadlock was broken after 37 minutes when Stanley skipper Sean McConville was on hand to benefit from Kee's knock-down to fire the ball beyond Brad Collins in the Burton goal.
Collins was then guilty of conceding a penalty by bringing Jordan Clark down, allowing Kee to slot home his 15th goal of the season from the spot three minutes later.
Scott Fraser, on his return to the side, crucially got Albion back into it with a precise left-foot shot a minute before the break.
Centre-back Kyle McFadzean produced the touch of a midfield playmaker after 68 minutes to equalise with a superb free-kick after Stephen Quinn had been felled just outside the box before Albion put the game out of the visitors' reach.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 40CollinsBooked at 39mins
- 22WallaceSubstituted forTempletonat 64'minutesBooked at 65mins
- 23QuinnBooked at 90mins
- 7FraserSubstituted forFoxat 84'minutes
- 16HarnessSubstituted forMillerat 88'minutes
- 2JohnsonSubstituted forArmstrongat 80'minutes
- 7ClarkBooked at 58mins
- 17Esteves Sousa
- Lee Swabey
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Burton Albion 5, Accrington Stanley 2.
Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion).
Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. David Templeton (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Will Miller (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Goal! Burton Albion 5, Accrington Stanley 2. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.
Penalty Burton Albion. Lucas Akins draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) after a foul in the penalty area.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Will Miller replaces Marcus Harness.
Jamie Allen (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).
Attempt saved. David Templeton (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by David Templeton (Burton Albion).
Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Ben Fox (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Ben Fox replaces Scott Fraser.
Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Colin Daniel.