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Burton Albion welcome the Championship's bottom side Sunderland to the Pirelli Stadium today for the first competitive meeting between the two teams (3pm).

Albion will be hoping to follow up Tuesday night's 1-1 draw with Brentford with a first home win since September's 2-1 success over Fulham.

Ben Turner heads home Burton Albion's leveller at Brentford

More importantly, though, Nigel Clough will be wanting his side to end a five-game losing streak at the Pirelli, with last Friday's 3-1 loss to Sheffield United the latest in a demoralising run at home.

Fellow bottom-three residents Sunderland have won only once this season - but they will be buoyed by a sold-out away following after the appointment of former Wales manager Chris Coleman.

The ex-Wales boss is tasked with hauling the Black Cats out of the bottom three, with the gap between themselves and the 22nd-placed Brewers at three points.

New Sunderland manager Chris Coleman at his first game in charge, the 2-1 loss to Aston Villa

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That's all from us today

It’s another tale of woe at the Pirelli Stadium for Nigel Clough’s men as they succumb to a sixth-straight defeat at home.

Keep checking for all the latest Burton Albion news during the week.

Chris Coleman on today's win

Here's some more Clough reaction

Clough's reaction

Clough's hand was forced due to injuries...

Chris Coleman is speaking to media

Manager reaction coming up

The moment Albion hearts were broken...

James Vaughan heads Sunderland ahead late on at Burton Albion
James Vaughan heads Sunderland ahead late on at Burton Albion (Image: Epic Action Imagery)

Our report

It's beginning to be an all too familiar sight at the Pirelli

George Honeyman of Sunderland AFC
George Honeyman celebrates scoring Sunderland's second (Image: Epic Action Imagery )

Our snap verdict


It’s finished Burton 0-2 Sunderland.

Stay tuned for full match reaction from another disappointing day at the Pirelli for the Brewers.

90: Matthews' back-pass just eludes Akins

And that sums up Burton’s day.

90: Kyle McFadzean tries to instigate an attack

But his through ball rolls through to Ruiter.

990: Five minutes of added time

Can the Brewers complete a remarkable turnaround?

88: GOAL! 2-0 Sunderland

George Honeyman turns in Asoro’s cross.

Almost a carbon copy of the first goal.

87: Brewers come in search of a leveller

But Jamie Allen snatches at a shot and it’s wide.

85: GOAL! Brewers 0-1 Sunderland

Heartbreak for Burton.

James Vaughan nods in at the back post following a flick on from a corner.

Sunderland fans are elated, Burton fans deflated.

82: Another penalty shout!

Grabban wants a penalty after he fell to the floor when Asoro crossed in.

it falls on deaf ears again, though.


Luke Murphy clears a Sunderland header at the back-post - a great effort to avert a certain goal.

80: Sunderland sub

Joel Asoro replaces Callum McManaman.

78: Chance!

Burton having a spell of their own now.

Naylor heads into the direction of Sordell who can’t quite get a connection on it.

76: Chance!

Sordell turns an effort over the bar after Ben Turner’s knock down from a corner.

75: Sunderland sub

James Vaughan replaces Aiden McGeady.

74: Chance!

The unlikeliest of heroes, Kyle Mcfadzean, tees up a shot.

It’s well wide, though.

73: Grabban goes for the chip

But it’s well over...

71: Final Brewers sub

Kyle Mcfadzean replaces Joe Sbarra.

70: First Sunderland change

Darron Gibson replaces Paddy McNair.

66: We have snow at the Pirelli...

Can I officially declare it Christmas now?

65: Second Brewers sub

Scannell makes way for Jamie Allen.