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Burton Albion 0-1 Ipswich Town

Mark McGuinness' first senior goal secured a much-needed win for play-off chasing Ipswich at struggling Burton in League One.

The Irish defender, on loan from Arsenal, rose highest to head home after 73 minutes and decide a tight game where chances were at a premium, particularly in the first half where neither side mustered an attempt on target in the opening 39 minutes.

Despite making six changes to his side, Paul Lambert saw few real threats on the Burton goal, with defender Aristote Nsiala glancing a corner wide of the target six minutes before half time.

The Brewers were denied the lead just before the break by Town skipper Luke Chambers, who threw himself in front of a close-range effort by Charles Vernam after Ryan Edwards' cross had come back off the crossbar.

The hosts looked brighter and more of a threat after the break but McGuinness' goal with Town's first attempt on target opened the game up and substitute Aaron Drinan was denied a second for the visitors by an excellent stop from Ben Garratt.

The Tractor Boys climb a place to seventh and are one point off the top six, while Burton remain rooted to the foot of the table.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Burton

Formation 4-5-1

  • 24Garratt
  • 2BrayfordBooked at 62mins
  • 17Carter
  • 21O'TooleSubstituted forBostwickat 7'minutes
  • 22GallacherBooked at 75minsSubstituted forVassilevat 86'minutes
  • 10Akins
  • 4Edwards
  • 25Gilligan
  • 8PowellSubstituted forClareat 76'minutes
  • 18VernamSubstituted forParkerat 76'minutes
  • 9Hemmings

Substitutes

  • 1O'Hara
  • 5Bostwick
  • 13Parker
  • 14Varney
  • 16Vassilev
  • 26Hart
  • 28Clare

Ipswich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Holy
  • 4ChambersBooked at 29mins
  • 22Nsiala
  • 2McGuinness
  • 3Ward
  • 23DozzellBooked at 83mins
  • 21Downes
  • 18Judge
  • 15BishopSubstituted forHawkinsat 72'minutes
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forSearsat 78'minutes
  • 10NorwoodBooked at 54minsSubstituted forDrinanat 59'minutesBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 6Woolfenden
  • 14Lankester
  • 20Sears
  • 25Drinan
  • 28Cornell
  • 30Kenlock
  • 32Hawkins
Referee:
Neil Hair

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 0, Ipswich Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Ipswich Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town).

  4. Post update

    Indiana Vassilev (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Clare (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  6. Post update

    Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Josh Parker (Burton Albion).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Indiana Vassilev.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Hayden Carter (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Parker following a set piece situation.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

  11. Post update

    Josh Parker (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Indiana Vassilev replaces Owen Gallacher because of an injury.

  13. Booking

    Aaron Drinan (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Drinan (Ipswich Town).

  15. Post update

    Owen Gallacher (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Alan Judge (Ipswich Town).

  17. Post update

    Owen Gallacher (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Booking

    Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town).

  20. Post update

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

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