Stanley heap misery on Brewers
Burton suffered their second home defeat of the week as their miserable start to 2012 continued with a 2-0 loss to Accrington.
Stanley are now hot on the heels of Albion after the visitors soaked up the early pressure before taking a 31st-minute lead through Kevin McIntyre's deflected 25-yard free-kick.
The hosts could have been back on level terms three minutes later but Ian Dunbavin produced a point-blank save to keep out a Justin Richards volley.
Burton piled on more pressure at the end of the first half but Dunbavin tipped over a Chris Palmer free-kick and Calvin Zola headed wide from close range.
Padraig Amond wasted an opportunity to put Stanley further ahead when he headed a Luke Joyce cross wide in the 52nd minute.
Stanley took a firm grip and Ross Atkins had to tip a Bryan Hughes shot round a post.
The visitors doubled their lead in the 64th minute when Ryan Austin headed a Craig Lindfield corner in off the underside of his own crossbar.
Burton Albion 0-2 Accrington Stanley: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statictics of the game as it happened.