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Salford City 1-1 Burton Albion

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FA Cup: Salford City 1-1 Burton Albion highlights

Richie Towell's thunderbolt seven minutes from time earned Salford City an FA Cup replay as they drew with Burton.

League Two Salford's leveller means League One Burton remain without an FA Cup win since 2013.

Albion went close early on when David Templeton smashed an angled effort narrowly over the top.

Salford responded with Luke Armstrong firing straight at goalkeeper Kieran O'Hara.

The visitors almost made the breakthrough when Scott Fraser's well-struck free-kick was deflected behind off the Salford wall.

Albion had the ball in the back of the Salford net in the 31st minute, but the effort was ruled out for a handball just before John-Joe O'Toole headed home Fraser's corner-kick.

Just after the restart Salford skipper Adam Rooney was denied by a brilliant one-handed save from O'Hara.

Towell then blew a terrific chance when he fired over from eight yards after meeting sub Danny Whitehead's smart pass.

At the other end Chris Neal was acrobatic as he tipped over Fraser's 25-yard strike.

Fraser side-footed home following Lucas Akins' pass in the 78th minute, before Towell lashed home from 22 yards after meeting Rooney's lay-off.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Salford

  • 1Neal
  • 4Threlkeld
  • 23Pond
  • 15Burgess
  • 3Touray
  • 25JonesBooked at 24mins
  • 8Maynard
  • 17Towell
  • 44ConwaySubstituted forWhiteheadat 51'minutes
  • 9Rooney
  • 7ArmstrongSubstituted forDieseruvweat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 6Piergianni
  • 13Hughes
  • 18Whitehead
  • 20Dieseruvwe
  • 28Thomas-Asante
  • 33Evans

Burton

  • 1O'Hara
  • 2Brayford
  • 21O'Toole
  • 5Buxton
  • 10Akins
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forSbarraat 73'minutes
  • 7Quinn
  • 8Fraser
  • 9BroadheadBooked at 86mins
  • 27Boyce
  • 11TempletonSubstituted forWallaceat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Daniel
  • 6Wallace
  • 14Sbarra
  • 17Sarkic
  • 19Anderson
  • 22Beardsley
  • 24Garratt
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
2,724

Match Stats

Home TeamSalfordAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Salford City 1, Burton Albion 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Salford City 1, Burton Albion 1.

Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Pond (Salford City).

Corner, Salford City. Conceded by John Brayford.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Burton Albion).

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Joe Sbarra (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ibou Touray (Salford City).

Booking

Nathan Broadhead (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Nathan Broadhead (Burton Albion) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

Goal!

Goal! Salford City 1, Burton Albion 1. Richard Towell (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Rooney.

Foul by John Brayford (Burton Albion).

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Salford City 0, Burton Albion 1. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Nathan Broadhead.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Chris Neal.

Attempt saved. Joe Sbarra (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Danny Whitehead.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Chris Neal.

Attempt saved. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Joe Sbarra replaces Ryan Edwards.

Attempt missed. Richard Towell (Salford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Luke Armstrong.

Attempt missed. Adam Rooney (Salford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Burton Albion).

Ibou Touray (Salford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Adam Rooney (Salford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.

Attempt blocked. Kieran Wallace (Burton Albion) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

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

Foul by Ibou Touray (Salford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Kieran Wallace replaces David Templeton.

Attempt missed. Richard Towell (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Adam Rooney (Salford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Burton Albion).

Luke Armstrong (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

Nathan Pond (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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