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Burton Albion 0-4 Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers inflicted a hammering on 10-man Burton, who saw Conor Shaughnessy red-carded inside the first minute.

The Albion defender was penalised for a foul on Aaron Collins just outside the box and referee Ross Joyce had no hesitation in producing the red card.

Rovers had never won at Burton in six previous attempts but promptly set about putting that right as Antony Evans swept home from the free-kick that followed Shaughnessy's dismissal.

The former Everton midfielder then had time and space to pick out defender James Connolly at the back post to sweep home and have the visitors two up inside 12 minutes.

Albion had been three down at Wycombe in the season opener last season and this was worse as Collins fired in a quick-fire brace in four minutes before half-time, both times finding space on the left-hand side of the box to beat beleaguered keeper Ben Garratt.

John Marquis planted a header against the crossbar as the visitors went in search of a fifth in the second half, but they could not inflict any more damage on Albion.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Burton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Brayford
  • 5Hughes
  • 16ShaughnessyBooked at 1mins
  • 37Hamer
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 12OnyangoSubstituted forAhadmeat 62'minutes
  • 11SmithBooked at 14minsSubstituted forDe Castroat 62'minutes
  • 10Keillor-Dunn
  • 3Borthwick-JacksonSubstituted forButcherat 45'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 14AdeboyejoSubstituted forPowellat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Butcher
  • 7Powell
  • 9Ahadme
  • 24Sinisalo
  • 25Gilligan
  • 31Moult
  • 32De Castro

Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Belshaw
  • 28Gibbons
  • 30Hoole
  • 2Connolly
  • 3GordonSubstituted forSaundersat 73'minutes
  • 19Anderson
  • 6FinleySubstituted forWhelanat 66'minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 21EvansSubstituted forLawrenceat 89'minutes
  • 10Collins
  • 9Marquis
  • 18LoftSubstituted forKilgourat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Kilgour
  • 22Saunders
  • 25Whelan
  • 27Greenslade
  • 31Ward
  • 34Lawrence
  • 44Jones
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
3,363

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home4
Away24
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away13
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 0, Bristol Rovers 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Bristol Rovers 4.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by John Brayford.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Gibbons (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Aaron Collins (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Gibbons.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harvey Saunders (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by John Marquis.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jerry Lawrence replaces Antony Evans.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alfie Kilgour replaces Ryan Loft.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Bristol Rovers. Antony Evans tries a through ball, but Harvey Saunders is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    James Belshaw (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Quevin De Castro (Burton Albion).

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Aaron Collins (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by John Marquis.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Quevin De Castro (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Powell.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Burton Albion. Thomas Hamer tries a through ball, but Gassan Ahadme is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Gibbons (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Antony Evans (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by John Marquis.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Thomas Hamer.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Calum Butcher.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Aaron Collins (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Antony Evans.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Thomas Hamer.

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