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Tranmere Rovers 2-1 Burton Albion

Tranmere scored twice in injury time to clinch a remarkable 2-1 victory over Burton at Prenton Park.

Lucas Akins gave the Brewers the lead from the penalty spot 24 minutes from time, but Ollie Banks equalised with a free-kick before Stefan Payne headed home a dramatic winner at the death, amid chaotic scenes.

There was little to choose between the two sides in the opening 45 minutes but when Oliver Sarkic conjured a sublime pass through the middle to release Joe Sbarra, most of Prenton Park was relieved to see the Burton striker's shot bounce wide of the post.

The Brewers were awarded a penalty when Cameron Borthwick-Jackson chopped down Stephen Quinn in the box, giving the referee an easy decision. Akins made no mistake from the spot, smacking it in the top corner.

But with Albion seemingly on course for all three points, Banks curled home a dead ball from 25 yards out in the 92nd minute before Payne directed a high ball into the net - with some assistance from debutant Neil Danns - with almost the last touch of the game to clinch a remarkable victory for Rovers.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 4Nelson
  • 5RaySubstituted forBorthwick-Jacksonat 45'minutesBooked at 66mins
  • 6Monthe
  • 7Morris
  • 28BanksBooked at 60mins
  • 8PotterSubstituted forBlackett-Taylorat 67'minutes
  • 17PerkinsSubstituted forDannsat 45+4'minutes
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 9Mullin
  • 45Payne

Substitutes

  • 11Jennings
  • 18Hepburn-Murphy
  • 19Ponticelli
  • 23Blackett-Taylor
  • 25Pilling
  • 33Borthwick-Jackson
  • 35Danns

Burton

  • 1O'HaraBooked at 78mins
  • 2BrayfordSubstituted forBoyceat 34'minutes
  • 18Nartey
  • 6WallaceBooked at 16mins
  • 3Daniel
  • 4Edwards
  • 7QuinnSubstituted forHutchinsonat 83'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 14Sbarra
  • 17SarkicSubstituted forBuxtonat 82'minutes
  • 10Akins
  • 9Broadhead

Substitutes

  • 5Buxton
  • 11Templeton
  • 13Bywater
  • 15Hutchinson
  • 19Anderson
  • 22Beardsley
  • 27Boyce
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
6,235

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Burton Albion 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Burton Albion 1.

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

Foul by Stefan Payne (Tranmere Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Burton Albion 1. Stefan Payne (Tranmere Rovers) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Kieron Morris with a cross following a set piece situation.

Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Tranmere Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kieron Morris with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Reece Hutchinson (Burton Albion).

Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Mullin.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Burton Albion 1. Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Richard Nartey (Burton Albion).

Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Sid Nelson.

Booking

Reece Hutchinson (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Reece Hutchinson (Burton Albion).

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Oliver Banks.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Reece Hutchinson replaces Stephen Quinn.

Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Corey Taylor with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Jake Buxton replaces Oliver Sarkic.

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neil Danns (Tranmere Rovers).

Booking

Kieran O'Hara (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Richard Nartey (Burton Albion).

Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Corey Taylor (Tranmere Rovers).

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Burton Albion).

Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Colin Daniel (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nathan Broadhead.

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

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Scott Davies.

Attempt saved. Ryan Edwards (Burton Albion) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Nathan Broadhead (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Colin Daniel.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Corey Taylor replaces Darren Potter.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 0, Burton Albion 1. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Burton Albion. Stephen Quinn draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Tranmere Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

goal

As It Stood

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1Ipswich96301641221
2Coventry9540159619
3Wycombe105411510519
4Fleetwood95221713417
5Sunderland94411411316
6Blackpool104421412216
7Doncaster8431117415
8Bristol Rovers104331312115
9Peterborough942320101014
10Lincoln City104151415-113
11Shrewsbury9342910-113
12Oxford Utd103341915412
13Rotherham8332128412
14Burton9333119212
15MK Dons94051113-212
16Gillingham92431410410
17Rochdale92431014-410
18Tranmere92341416-29
19Accrington91441117-67
20Portsmouth7133910-16
21Southend91171124-134
22Wimbledon10037918-93
23Bolton8035224-22-9
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