Pearson on the spot for Burton: Match Review

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Burton came from behind to beat Morecambe 3-2 and register their first win of the campaign thanks to a late Greg Pearson penalty.

Both teams opened their League Two scoring account for the season inside eight minutes.

Burton enjoyed a flying start when midfielder Aaron Webster made a perfectly-timed run to power home a 12-yard header from full-back Andy Corbett's cross inside the first 60 seconds.

But the visitors were level seven minutes later as Andrew Fleming neatly turned home a Darren Moss cross from eight yards.

The home side had a great chance to regain the lead in the 43rd minute, but Shaun Harrad was denied by Barry Roche's double save and Andy Parrish's goalline clearance.

A bright start to the second half by Morecambe was rewarded with their second goal in the 51st minute.

Phil Jevons' shot came back off the inside of a post but Chris Shuker was on hand to set up Fleming for another close-range finish.

Craig Stanley went close to a third goal for the visitors, but Burton came back to level the scores in the 75th minute when Webster pounced from six yards after Morecambe failed to clear Lewis Young's corner kick.

Pearson struck the winner from the spot in the 81st minute after being bundled over by Paul Scott.

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Barry Roche
Phil Jevons
Aaron Webster
Lewis Young
Burton Albion
League Two
Paul Scott
Darren Moss
Greg Pearson
Andy Parrish
Andrew Fleming
Chris Shuker
Craig Stanley
Shaun Harrad

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