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  • Date:26 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Sixfields Stadium
  • Attendance:5,044
  • Berahino (0) Jacobs - pen (11)
  • Taylor (1)
    Palmer (60)
    Richards - pen (87)

Live Commentary


Corner taken right-footed by Arron Davies from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Ryan Austin.


Billy Kee goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.


The official flags Justin Richards offside. Indirect free kick taken by Shane Higgs.


Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Cleveland Taylor by Andy Holt. Penalty taken right-footed by Justin Richards and scored. Northampton 2-3 Burton Albion.


The official flags Saido Berahino offside. Free kick taken by Kevin Amankwaah.


Corner taken by Chris Palmer from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Saido Berahino.


Andres Gurrieri takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Shane Higgs.


(Burton Albion) makes a substitution, with Andres Gurrieri coming on for Jacques Maghoma.


Ashley Corker on for Jake Robinson.


Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Chris Palmer, free kick awarded. Ryan Austin restarts play with the free kick.


Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Lewis Young.


Effort from inside the area by Cleveland Taylor misses to the right of the target.


Foul by Michael Jacobs on Kevin Amankwaah, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ross Atkins.


The referee gives a free kick against Billy Kee for handball. Shane Higgs takes the free kick.


Justin Richards is brought on as a substitute for Calvin Zola.


Effort from 20 yards by Billy Kee. Save by Shane Higgs.


Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Arron Davies, Andy Holt takes a shot. Save made by Ross Atkins.


Chris Palmer finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Northampton 2-2 Burton Albion.Calvin Zola provided the assist for the goal.


Chris Palmer comes on in place of John McGrath.


Corner taken left-footed by John McGrath from the right by-line, clearance made by Andy Holt.


Nathan Stanton challenges Michael Jacobs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Jacobs restarts play with the free kick.


Inswinging corner taken by John McGrath from the right by-line, clearance made by Andy Holt.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Young by Aaron Webster. Michael Jacobs produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.


Saido Berahino concedes a free kick for a foul on John McGrath. John McGrath takes the free kick.


Corner from left by-line taken by Cleveland Taylor.


Inswinging corner taken by Cleveland Taylor, clearance by Ben Tozer.


Shot by John McGrath. Save by Shane Higgs.


Nathan Stanton challenges Saido Berahino unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Holt takes the direct free kick.


Lewis Young is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Ross Atkins.


The assistant referee signals for offside against Lewis Young. Ryan Austin takes the free kick.


Michael Jacobs produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.


Corner taken by John McGrath, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Ryan Austin misses to the right of the target.


Corner taken by Cleveland Taylor from the left by-line to the near post, save made by Shane Higgs.


Saido Berahino is caught offside. Kevin Amankwaah restarts play with the free kick.


Calvin Zola is ruled offside. Shane Higgs restarts play with the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Andy Holt by Cleveland Taylor results in a free kick. Ben Tozer takes the free kick.


Corner taken right-footed by Cleveland Taylor from the left by-line, clearance made by Ben Tozer.


Unfair challenge on John McGrath by John Johnson results in a free kick. John Johnson receives a red card for professional foul. Billy Kee has an effort direct from the free kick, Ross Atkins makes a save.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Calvin Zola by Jason Crowe. Free kick taken by Aaron Webster.


Penalty awarded for a foul by Ryan Austin on Kelvin Langmead. Penalty taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs and scored. Northampton 2-1 Burton Albion.


John Johnson fouled by John McGrath, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Tozer takes the indirect free kick. John McGrath is given a yellow card.


The offside flag is raised against Calvin Zola. Free kick taken by Shane Higgs.


The assistant referee signals for offside against Jake Robinson. Ross Atkins restarts play with the free kick.


John Johnson fouled by Jacques Maghoma, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Crowe restarts play with the free kick.


Cleveland Taylor fires in a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Northampton 1-1 Burton Albion.The assist for the goal came from Jacques Maghoma.


Corner taken right-footed by Arron Davies, Saido Berahino gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Northampton 1-0 Burton Albion.Arron Davies provided the assist for the goal.

Match Preview

Langmead in Cobblers frame Kelvin Langmead comes back into the reckoning for Northampton as boss Aidy Boothroyd prepares for the visit of Burton. Langmead missed the 2-0 defeat at Oxford last weekend as the on-loan defender served a one-match suspension for the red card he received during the 1-1 home draw with Crewe. Boothroyd`s squad will also be boosted by the addition of goalkeeper Shane Higgs, who became his first signing as manager on Thursday when he put pen to paper on an 18-month contract. Defender Byron Webster, meanwhile, is on the verge of returning from a lengthy lay-off with a foot injury after he resumed training. "Byron is back training with us now," said Boothroyd. "He probably needs a couple of weeks training to get back up to speed but sometimes needs must and I'm not afraid to throw anyone in who has been out for a period of time." Darren Moore and Adi Yussuf have resumed training to give Burton boss Paul Peschisolido virtually a full squad to choose from. Veteran club skipper Moore (broken toe) and young striker Yussuf (ankle) were involved in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Derby on Wednesday afternoon after lengthy absences. Defender Tony James is likely to be the only absentee with the groin strain that forced him to miss the 1-1 home draw against Dagenham & Redbridge last weekend. Leading scorer Billy Kee could be restored to the starting line-up after returning from a groin injury as a second-half substitute against the Daggers. Defender Andrew Corbett and midfielders Chris Palmer, Jimmy Phillips and Andres Gurrieri are also options for Peschisolido should he wish to make changes.

Formation:442Manager: Adrian Boothroyd


Formation: 442Manager: Paul Peschisolido

Burton Albion

  • Shane Higgs
  • Ben Tozer
  • Kelvin Langmead
  • Andy Holt
  • Arron Davies
  • Jason Crowe
  • John Johnson
  • Michael Jacobs
  • Jake Robinson
  • Saido Berahino
  • Lewis Young
  • SUBS
  • Freddy Hall
  • Ashley Corker
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa
  • Greg Kaziboni
  • Lewis Hornby



Match Report

Richards boosts Brewers Substitute Justin Richards grabbed a late winner as Burton twice came from behind to beat 10-man Northampton 3-2. Saido Berahino gave Cobblers the perfect start with a goal inside the first minute, firing home the rebound after Kelvin Langmead was denied by Ross Atkins. However, Cleveland Taylor equalised straight from the restart when he drilled home a low shot past Shane Higgs, who was making his Northampton debut. The home side regained the lead in the 12th minute when Langmead was pulled back by Ryan Austin and Michael Jacobs despatched the ensuing spot-kick. Six minutes later Northampton had captain John Johnson sent off for a challenge on John McGrath. Burton looked to make the numerical advantage count and Higgs denied Taylor and McGrath. Billy Kee and Aaron Webster went close for Burton, before substitute Chris Palmer equalised for a second time on the hour when he rifled a shot into the top corner after Calvin Zola did well to lay the ball back. Langmead almost put Cobblers back in front with a header that just failed to find the target. But with two minutes of normal time left, Langmead was penalised for a foul on Taylor and Richards scored from the ensuing spot-kick.

Form Guide

  • Northampton
  • VS
  • Burton Albion

Last Meetings

  • Burton Albion
  • 1 - 1
  • Northampton
  • 05/04/2011
  • Northampton
  • 2 - 3
  • Burton Albion
  • 01/03/2011
  • Northampton
  • 1 - 1
  • Burton Albion
  • 30/01/2010
  • Burton Albion
  • 3 - 2
  • Northampton
  • 29/08/2009

Top Scorers


  • A Akinfenwa 7
  • A Davies 4
  • M Jacobs 3
  • S Berahino 3
  • B Tozer 2
  • K Langmead 1

Burton Albion

  • B Kee 11
  • J Richards 7
  • CM Zola 6
  • A Webster 2
  • A Bolder 1
  • C Taylor 1
  • J Maghoma 1
  • J Dyer 1
  • A Yussuf 1



    • Total goals 66
    • Goals per game 24
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Burton Albion

    • Total goals 75
    • Goals per game 33
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins