Burton Albion once again produced an upset in the Carabao Cup beating Premier League AFC Bournemouth 2-0 in a dramatic third-round tie at the Pirelli Stadium, to leave Brewers supporters dreaming of another lengthy cup run, after the club reached the semi-finals of the competition last season.
Welcoming another Premier League team to the Pirelli Stadium Nigel Clough’s side again rose to the occasion, producing another resilient defensive display added to by the quality to take their opportunities and win the contest, following on from similar efforts that saw the Brewers knock out Aston Villa, Burnley and Middlesbrough last term.
However, Wednesday’s clash with Bournemouth probably topped last season’s efforts for drama, considering the game endured a total of 28 minutes without play due to floodlight failure, with the lights at the Pirelli Stadium constantly going on and off and the game coming very close to being abandoned, but just about managing to avoid the 30 minutes stoppage deadline which sees the Football League abandon the game.
Given all of the drama with the lights and the prospect of the match being called off, it is crucial that nothing is taken away from Burton’s players who once again to a man worked incredibly hard as a unit to bridge the quality gap with their Premier League opponents, and the Brewers were worthy winners as Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe confessed after the game.
In the end, it was two fine strikes from Burton’s Oliver Sarkic in the 14th minute and Nathan Broadhead in the 72nd minute that saw Clough’s side record another cup upset, and Brewers supporters were keen to heap praise on their side following the game on social media…
So proud to be a Brewers supporter tonight. Totally outplayed a team 5th in Premier League. Every player was a hero, so don't want to single anyone out. A truly immense performance #bafc
— Dave Munday (@davem1519) September 25, 2019
Pulling the plug out a few times was a work of genius 😜
— Richard Powell (@rpintean) September 25, 2019
Well done brewers 💛🖤
— Sarah (@SpeesrA) September 25, 2019
If only we were as good in the league, great win though.
— LouisYelland7 (@LYelland_90) September 25, 2019
To sum it up, we are going to WEMBLEYYYYYYYYY
— #AnnounceLucasAkinsStatue (@StevenBuxton13) September 25, 2019
— tom jarvis (@TomBAFCjarvo) September 25, 2019
What a night under the lights, and then not, and then back under the lights again, and then not, and then back again and then not and then back again at the Pirelli Stadium! #bafc https://t.co/x1hT7dgfRE
— Sam (@samieuanhenson) September 25, 2019