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Scunthorpe United 0-3 Burton Albion

In-form Burton continued their climb up the League One table with a comprehensive victory at relegation-threatened Scunthorpe.

Kieran Wallace's first-half header set the Brewers on the way to a fourth win in five games, before two goals in quick succession from Lucas Akins and Liam Boyce after the break moved Burton up to ninth and left United one point above the relegation zone.

Seeing plenty of the ball out wide, Burton took the game to the hosts and broke the deadlock when a corner was headed back into the middle and defender Wallace nodded home off the inside of the post.

It came just seconds after Scunthorpe keeper Jak Alnwick had brilliantly palmed over Boyce's powerful header from another Jamie Allen corner.

The home side were better for a spell at the start of the second half, but they were unable to carve out any scoring opportunities.

And Burton doubled their lead with another header, this time from Akins, who got in front of his marker at the near post to meet Colin Daniel's cross.

Boyce's speculative effort, with what appeared to be a cross, then nestled into the top corner before Rory McArdle's header was ruled out for offside to compound Scunthorpe's misery.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 25Alnwick
  • 26McGaheySubstituted forLewisat 45'minutes
  • 5Webster
  • 23McArdle
  • 33Butroid
  • 30HallamSubstituted forThomasat 64'minutes
  • 6Ojo
  • 14PerchBooked at 14mins
  • 47Hammill
  • 17Novak
  • 29WoottonSubstituted forvan Veenat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Borthwick-Jackson
  • 10van Veen
  • 15Lewis
  • 18Thomas
  • 21Burgess
  • 22Sutton
  • 27Flatt

Burton

  • 40Collins
  • 2Brayford
  • 22Wallace
  • 5McFadzean
  • 26Daniel
  • 23QuinnBooked at 52mins
  • 10Akins
  • 4Allen
  • 7FraserSubstituted forFoxat 86'minutes
  • 16HarnessSubstituted forHutchinsonat 84'minutes
  • 27BoyceSubstituted forBradleyat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bywater
  • 12Fox
  • 14McCrory
  • 15Bradley
  • 18Miller
  • 19Hutchinson
  • 21Clarke
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
3,698

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home6
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Burton Albion 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Burton Albion 3.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Kieran Wallace.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Clayton Lewis.

Attempt missed. James Perch (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Ben Fox replaces Scott Fraser.

Foul by Scott Fraser (Burton Albion).

Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Reece Hutchinson replaces Marcus Harness.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Byron Webster.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Alex Bradley replaces Liam Boyce.

Foul by Byron Webster (Scunthorpe United).

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

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

Attempt missed. Jamie Allen (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Bradley Collins (Burton Albion) because of an injury.

Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, Burton Albion 3. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) right footed shot from long range on the right to the top left corner. Assisted by Lucas Akins.

Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

Attempt saved. Jamie Allen (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kevin van Veen replaces Kyle Wootton.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by James Perch.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, Burton Albion 2. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Colin Daniel.

James Perch (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Colin Daniel (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. George Thomas replaces Jordan Hallam.

Foul by Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United).

Kieran Wallace (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

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

Lewis Butroid (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Brayford (Burton Albion).

Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion).

Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

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1Luton422512581374487
2Barnsley422313672353782
3Sunderland412117374413380
4Portsmouth412311775443180
5Charlton422310962382479
6Doncaster4219121171521969
7Peterborough411810136354964
8Coventry421710155049161
9Burton4216121460481260
10Blackpool421416124746158
11Fleetwood411511155447756
12Oxford Utd421314155056-653
13Shrewsbury421214164753-650
14Bristol Rovers421213174447-349
15Gillingham42139205468-1448
16Accrington421212184361-1848
17Wycombe421211195264-1247
18Plymouth421211195167-1647
19Scunthorpe42129214973-2445
20Rochdale42129215183-3245
21Wimbledon42128223759-2244
22Southend42127234963-1443
23Walsall42119224569-2442
24Bradford42106264572-2736
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