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WOLVES: ON THE WHISTLE MATCH REPORT

10 September 2016

THE Brewers returned to action after the first international break of the season. Their opponents? Wolves.

Nottingham Forest-loanee Jamie Ward was thrown straight into the squad that had just once change from the side that beat Derby last time out, Will Miller was the man to miss out.

Burton played the ball nicely around the edge of the 18-yard-box and their patient build-up play was rewarded with a penalty some 20 minutes into the game after Stearman handled the ball in the area. Akins stepped up to take the penatly, in front of the packed-out home end, but it was well saved by Ikeme low to his right.

Nigel Clough's men continued to apply the pressure when Lloyd Dyer was found in space over on the left before drilling a ball towards the back post which just evaded the outstretched leg of Chris O'Grady.

The home were denied by a great save towards the latter stages of the half. Cavaleiro received the ball on the edge of the box before lining up a cirled effort which seemed to be heading into the top corner, only to be plucked away by McLaughlin.

Half time: Wolves 0-0 Burton Albion

Jackson Irvine has already scored three goals in his last three games before today and he thought he'd scored his fourth in as many games. Matty Palmer delivered a corner to the back post which saw Irvine rise the highest but his header just found its way over the cross bar.

Lucas Akins limped off with 20 minutes to go and was replaced by Hamza Choudury.

The home side picked up a bit of momentum heading into the latter parts of the game as Joe Mason's snapshot from a corner flashed wide of McLaughlin's left-hand post.

Hamza had a good opportunity to break the deadlock with 15 minutes to go as Lloyd Dyer picked out Chris O'Grady in the box who held the ball up well before laying it off to Choudhury on the edge of the box but his shot was rushed and it didn't trouble Ikeme.

GOAL: Wolves took the lead with just over ten minutes to go through Prince Oniangue. The home side piled the ball into the box in which Burton failed to clear before the ball fell kindly for Oniangue who lashed it into the back of the net (1-0).

That goal gave the home side momentum and encouragement and it could have been two soon after. Borthwick-Jackson delivered a fine cross in from the left which fell for Joe Mason in the box but he was brilliantly denied by Ben Turner.

Marcus Harness replaced Tom Naylor with just under five minutes to play.

GOAL: The Brewers were level four minutes into the added six of stoppage time! Harness picked out Dyer at the back post who volleyed it into the path of Miller the substitute who tapped it into an empty net (1-1)!

FT: Wolves 1-1 Burton Albion

Attendance: 22,049

Ash's man of the match: Kyle McFadzean

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