Burton Albion 1 – Sunderland AFC 0- Home fans rewarded with victory at Pirelli Stadium

Burton Albion snatched all three points from Sunderland AFC in a 1-0 victory on Tuesday, at Pirelli Stadium. Burton Albion wanted to continue adding points following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Cheltenham Town in their previous game. Sunderland AFC were coming from consecutive wins against Wycombe Wanderers and AFC Wimbledon. Following today’s result, Burton Albion and Sunderland AFC currently occupy 7th and 1st spots in the table, with 10 points and 12 points respectively after 3 matches.

After an un-eventful first half, Burton Albion piled on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with Jonny Smith giving Burton Albion the lead, 66 minutes in, which sealed the victory for Burton Albion.

For Burton Albion, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Aaron Holloway, came on for Joe Powell and Omari Patrick. Sunderland AFC brought on Alex Pritchard and Nathan Broadhead, to replace Dennis Cirkin and Elliot Embleton.

There were bookings for Michael Mancienne and Joe Powell from Burton Albion. For Sunderland AFC, Dennis Cirkin and Tom Flanagan saw yellow.

Sunderland AFC and Burton Albion will next play away to Sheffield Wednesday and Bolton Wanderers respectively.

Technical card:
Burton Albion: Michael Mancienne, Jonny Smith, Joe Powell (Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, min.85) and Omari Patrick (Aaron Holloway, min.90)
Sunderland AFC: Dennis Cirkin (Alex Pritchard, min.71), Elliot Embleton (Nathan Broadhead, min.71) and Tom Flanagan
Stadium: Pirelli Stadium
Goals: Jonny Smith (1-0, min. 66)