Burton Albion 2-0 Rotherham United

Burton Albion 2-0 Rotherham United

Rotherham’s push for automatic promotion suffered another blow as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Burton.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and John Brayford secured a deserved victory for the Brewers.

Goalless in five matches coming into the game, Burton took just three minutes to open the scoring against the Millers.

A long throw-in from Tom Hamer caused problems in the Millers defense and Sam Hughes got a vital flick to send the ball into the six-yard box where Borthwick-Jackson prodded home.

Oumar Niasse should have doubled Burton’s advantage after 23 minutes when he was picked out by a sublime pass from Harry Chapman, but goalkeeper Viktor Johansson made a smart save at close quarters.

Rotherham striker Michael Smith was denied a 20th league goal of the campaign in the 34th minute as Manchester United loanee Matej Kovar made a fine stop low to his left.

Burton had the breathing space of a 2-0 lead after 69 minutes when skipper Brayford thundered home a header from Joe Powell’s free-kick to make it six goals for the season.

Smith was denied a consolation in stoppage time when he crashed a shot against a post as Albion secured victory with a fourth successive clean sheet.

Match report supplied by PA Media.



Training 3-4-1-2

  • 1Kovar
  • 12Hughes
  • 2Brayford
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 37HammerBooked at 73mins
  • 38old
  • 3Borthwick Jackson
  • 22KokoloBooked at 45mins
  • 8PowellSubstituted forShaughnessydid 86′minutes
  • 21NiasseSubstituted forManydid 90+5′minutes
  • 10ChapmanSubstituted forSaydeedid 54′minutes


  • 9Ahadme
  • 15Saydee
  • 16Shaughnessy
  • 24Garratt
  • 29Maddox
  • 31Many
  • 40Lakin


Training 3-5-1-1

  • 1Johansson
  • 23Edmonds Green
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 2Harding
  • 11Obbene
  • 16Lindsay
  • 4barlaserSubstituted forLadapodid 38′minutes
  • 18RathboneBooked at 68mins
  • 7Osei-TutuSubstituted forFergusondid 33′minutesSubstituted forWooddid 45′minutesBooked at 52mins
  • 8Wiles
  • 24Smith


  • 3Mattock
  • 6Wood
  • 10Ladapo
  • 17Ferguson
  • 19Kayode
  • 22Odoffin
  • 30Chapman

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