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MANAGER'S VERDICT: BOURNEMOUTH

25 September 2019

NIGEL Clough said the Brewers deserved another historic victory as they beat Bournemouth 2-0 in the Carabao Cup.

It's only the third time Albion have beaten top flight opposition with goals from Oliver Sarkic and Nathan Broadhead sealing victory on a night when power problems in Burton saw the players go off three times as the floodlights went out.

Clough said: "That's as well as we have played this season. We have played pretty well quite often without getting the rewards and tonight we got them. But in all departments we were excellent.

"With Oliver Sarkic's quality he should be getting more goals and assists but he made one and scored one tonight and we are delighted he has got his first one for us.

"It some ways it suits us playing against better players. We have to take that into League One and make sure we win games not just play well."

Clough was pleased that the power interruptions didn't rob his players of the win with the game looking like it had been called off at one stage.

"I'm delighted that we got the players back on and the game finished and Bournemouth wanted to carry on as well.

"The only worry when you have players going off and on is injuries but on a balmy September evening thankfully no-one was injured.

"We got conflicting messages and we thought it had been called off but they were on the phone to the EFL and they said we had to give it 30 minutes total. It doesn't matter how many times you have stopped as long as it's in that 30 minutes - that's why we went back out."

The Brewers have been drawn at home to Leicester City in the Fourth Round.

Clough said: "It's nice to be at home and a local game as well against a very good Premier League side."

The tie will be played week commencing October 28 - date to be confirmed.


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