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Burton Albion 1-1 Plymouth Argyle

Ryan Broom's stoppage-time equaliser against Plymouth Argyle inched Burton another point closer to League One safety.

The on-loan Peterborough forward nipped in to slide the ball home after Kane Hemmings' angled effort had been half-saved by Argyle keeper Mike Cooper.

It had looked like Ryan Hardie's cheeky lobbed effort from the edge of the box was going to give Argyle their first-ever win at the Pirelli Stadium with 20 minutes remaining.

Cooper had performed superbly in the game, making several excellent first-half saves to deny Albion's Tom Hamer, Hayden Carter and John Brayford.

Burton keeper Ben Garratt twice had to be alert to deny former Albion loanee Niall Ennis exploiting space in behind the Burton back line.

Cooper also kept his side in the game when some ponderous defending allowed Sean Clare to steal possession on the edge of the Plymouth box with Ryan Edwards the eventual shooter to be denied by a sprawling Argyle keeper.

The Brewers, who stretch their unbeaten run to five matches, are 11 points above the relegation zone with five games of the campaign remaining.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Burton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 24Garratt
  • 2Brayford
  • 17Carter
  • 5Bostwick
  • 37Hamer
  • 38Mancienne
  • 28ClareBooked at 19minsSubstituted forTaylorat 78'minutes
  • 40RoweSubstituted forPowellat 65'minutes
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forBroomat 85'minutes
  • 10AkinsSubstituted forFondop-Talomat 85'minutes
  • 9Hemmings

Substitutes

  • 1O'Hara
  • 8Powell
  • 16Earl
  • 18Broom
  • 21O'Toole
  • 33Fondop-Talom
  • 39Taylor

Plymouth

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Cooper
  • 4Aimson
  • 24OpokuBooked at 73mins
  • 2WattsBooked at 28mins
  • 8Edwards
  • 28Pereira Camará
  • 18FornahSubstituted forMacLeodat 83'minutes
  • 10MayorBooked at 56mins
  • 22Lewis
  • 9HardieSubstituted forMooreat 80'minutes
  • 21EnnisSubstituted forJephcottat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Reeves
  • 16MacLeod
  • 17Moore
  • 19Lolos
  • 23McCormick
  • 27Law
  • 31Jephcott
Referee:
Antony Coggins

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home21
Away13
Shots on Target
Home12
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Hayden Carter (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Will Aimson.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Thomas Hamer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Broom.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Mancienne (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Hayden Carter (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Terry Taylor with a cross.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Burton Albion 1, Plymouth Argyle 1. Ryan Broom (Burton Albion) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kane Hemmings (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mike Fondop-Talom.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Burton Albion. Joe Powell tries a through ball, but Mike Fondop-Talom is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Brayford (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Powell with a cross following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Joe Edwards.

  13. Post update

    Joe Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Broom (Burton Albion).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Byron Moore (Plymouth Argyle).

  16. Post update

    Terry Taylor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Ryan Broom replaces Ryan Edwards.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Mike Fondop-Talom replaces Lucas Akins.

  19. Post update

    Will Aimson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Kane Hemmings (Burton Albion).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull422571073334082
2Peterborough412471073393479
3Sunderland411914861342771
4Lincoln City402091162422069
5Blackpool4019111053351868
6Oxford Utd421981566511565
7Portsmouth411981457431465
8Charlton401712115751663
9Ipswich411710144141061
10Doncaster40186165755260
11Gillingham42178175857159
12MK Dons421610165658-258
13Accrington411610155360-758
14Fleetwood411511154435956
15Crewe411510164756-955
16Plymouth421411175167-1653
17Burton411410175464-1052
18Shrewsbury401214144448-450
19Wimbledon411112184863-1545
20Wigan42128224768-2144
21Northampton421010223561-2640
22Rochdale41912205272-2039
23Bristol Rovers42108244065-2538
24Swindon42114274778-3137
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