Shrewsbury ended their three-game losing streak in League One with a comfortable 4-0 win at struggling Burton.
Former Brewers loanee Christian Saydee continued to be a thorn in Albion’s side, having scored the opener in the reverse fixture back in September, bagging a first-half double.
He could not have asked for a better start, capitalizing on a defensive error with just nineteen seconds on the clock to roll the ball into an empty net.
Albion responded well to that blow with skipper John Brayford seeing a header at the back post superbly cleared off the line by Chey Dunkley and Deji Oshilaja having a shot deflected inches wide after Mark Helm had almost capped his Burton debut with a goal.
Saydee scored his second with a composed, curling finish two minutes before half time when the ball landed at his feet after a scramble in the Brewers box.
Burton’s attempts to mount a second-half comeback were extinguished in 57 minutes when Luke Leahy won and converted a penalty after being brought down by Tom Hamer.
Shrewsbury capped their afternoon with a fourth in added time when Dunkley rose at the back post to head home.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 23TaylorSubstituted forWinnallat 45′minutes
- 39KamwaSubstituted forCarayolat 70′minutes
- 33FlanaganBooked at 70mins
- 6MooreSubstituted forBennettat 83′minutes
- 3leahySubstituted forBaylissat 90′minutes
- 26ShipleyBooked at 12mins
- 14streetSubstituted forPykeat 77′minutesBooked at 86mins
- 24SaydeeSubstituted forBowmanat 77′minutes
- Seb Stockbridge
Match ends, Burton Albion 0, Shrewsbury Town 4.
Second Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Shrewsbury Town 4.
Goal! Burton Albion 0, Shrewsbury Town 4. Cheyenne Dunkley (Shrewsbury Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the center of the goal. Assisted by Tom Bayliss with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Granted by Thomas Hamer.
Foul by Mark Helm (Burton Albion).
Carl Winchester (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Tom Bayliss replaces Luke Leahy.
Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the center of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Mustapha Carayol.
Victor Adeboyejo (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Tom Flanagan (Shrewsbury Town).
Rekeil Pyke (Shrewsbury Town) is shown on the yellow card.
Offside, Shrewsbury Town. Ryan Bowman tries a through ball, but Rekeil Pyke is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Mustapha Carayol (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.
Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Elliott Bennett replaces Taylor Moore because of an injury.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match due to an injury Taylor Moore (Shrewsbury Town).
Corner, Burton Albion. Granted by Matthew Pennington.
Hand ball by Jordan Shipley (Shrewsbury Town).
Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Rekeil Pyke replaces Robert Street.
Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ryan Bowman replaces Christian Saydee.