NIGEL Clough said that his Brewers team didn't do much wrong against Ipswich but didn't have the breaks at either end of the pitch.
Albion lost to a deflected goal in the first half and had to battle with ten men in the second period after Stephen Quinn was red carded but still created chances against the highly-fancied visitors.
Clough said: "The game was decided by one piece of outrageous misfortune and that was the difference between the two teams.
"We could do nothing about the goal and our performance today was good enough to beat a lot of teams in League One.
"I think it was fair to say the run of the ball didn't go our way. We even had one headed off the line in the last few minutes.
"There weren't many chances created. It was a very tight match between two good teams. It was difficult to create but we were quite happy with our performance and should have come away with at least a point and would have done without the deflection.
"They are a very good side and one of the favourites for promotion. They have some very good, experienced players but it was just that deflected goal that separated us.
"We restricted them to very few opportunities even though James Norwood was a handful.
"We were disappointed with the second yellow card for Stephen Quinn as it was a very soft one but it's another thing we had to live with."