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Burton Albion's 2018 begins with a trip to Sheffield Wednesday as they look for a third successive away victory in the Championship.

The Brewers dropped into the relegation zone on Saturday despite ending their eight-game losing run at the Pirelli Stadium with a goalless draw against Norwich City.

The Owls, meanwhile, were beaten 2-0 at Brentford, with caretaker manager Lee Bullen still in charge following the departure of Carlos Carvalhal on Christmas Eve.

Albion's away form has kept them in the safety mix over recent weeks, with back-to-back wins at Bolton Wanderers and Reading again showing their quality and character on the road.

Tom Naylor celebrates getting Burton Albion's winner at Reading

Will Nigel Clough make more changes as Burton take on their fourth game in nine days?

We'll have all the build-up and team news from Hillsborough, before bringing you minute-by-minute live text commentary of the clash.

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What a day it’s been for Burton Albion.

Stick with us for reaction from both managers later on this evening...

Lee Bullen is furious

He’s with us now...

A complete game from Burton, Clough says

I think so, yes. Sometimes it just sort of all comes together on the day. I thought so through all aspects of the game, to scoring the goals, being clinical, creating chances and defending for that 15 or 20 minute spell when Sheffield Wednesday threw everything at us.

Lloyd Dyer celebrates scoring for Burton Albion against Sheffield Wednesday

A complete performance?

The verdict is in...

Let's get some reaction to another fantastic win

Full-time!

Burton Albion have just beaten Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 at Hillsborough.

Goals from Tom Flanagan, Lloyd Dyer and Tom Naylor sealed victory after Lucas Akins’ early spot-kick was saved.

Full reaction to come from a spectacular away day for Burton.

Lloyd Dyer celebrates scoring for Burton Albion against Sheffield Wednesday
Lloyd Dyer celebrates scoring for Burton Albion against Sheffield Wednesday (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)

90: Wake up Brewers

You’re not dreaming, the Albion really are winning 3-0 at Hillsborough.

Happy New Year!

90: Brewers double sub

Sean Scannell replaces Lloyd Dyer, while Sean Scannell replaces Luke Murphy.

GOAL!

Lucas Akins slices his shoot and Tom Naylor finishes at the back post and finishes off Sheffield Wednesday in the process.

3-0 to Burton.

88: Flanagan goes down under pressure from Nuhiu

It’s fair to say he bought that...

Two to go.

86: Dyer blocks the cross

And is fouled after.

Albion eating up every second of the clock they can.

As cool as you like from Lloyd...

Lloyd Dyer slots home Burton Albion's second against Sheffield Wednesday
Lloyd Dyer slots home Burton Albion's second against Sheffield Wednesday (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)

83: Wallace's shot is blocked by Turner

Owls coming in search of an equaliser...

81: Owls fans have seen enough

They’re leaving en masse...

80: Dyer gets crunched by Palmer

Clough is incensed by the decision to award an advantage to Wednesday...

Is it any wonder why Clough's all smiles?

Nigel Clough is all smiles at Hillsborough
Nigel Clough is all smiles at Hillsborough (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)

76: Albion holding on

They’ve ridden that wave of Wednesday pressure - now can they see it out?

The moment Lloyd had the travelling Brewers on their feet...

Lloyd Dyer celebrates scoring for Burton Albion against Sheffield Wednesday
Lloyd Dyer celebrates scoring for Burton Albion against Sheffield Wednesday (Image: Richard Burley/Epic Action Imagery)

70: First Brewers sub

Jamie Allen replaces Will Miller.

70: SAVED!

Bywater does well to get down to a crashing Nuhiu effort. An excellent save to tip round the post.

67: Dyer gives it away to Wallace

But he drags a poor effort wide...

A let off for Albion.

64: McFadzean gets away with one

It looked like he blocked off Adam Reach, but nothing doing for Wednesday.

63: Final Owls sub

Jack Hunt is replaced by Liam Palmer.

62: Bywater punches clear

And then claims the cross that comes back in.

62: Flanagan booked

A soft yellow card for a challenge down on the right-hand side. Free-kick Owls.

61: Burton break!

Murphy slips Dyer through and he looks for Miller, but the winger undercooks his pass...

58: Wednesday building up pressure

The ball keeps coming in from the Owls.

But it keeps going out...

55: Wednesday asking the question

Another shot is blocked wide - this time from Reach.

54: Chance!

Wednesday work it wide, and Rhodes gets his head to a cross - which Bywater saves well and Nuhiu’s rebound is then blocked.