Burton Albion 2 Leeds United 1

LEEDS head coach Garry Monk was left frustrated as his side fell three points adrift of the play-offs.

Burton moved to within a point of Championship safety with victory over stuttering United as a tense goalless game burst to life inside the last quarter of an hour.

Marvin Sordell struck on 75 minutes with a superb finish to beat Rob Green and, two minutes later, the striker turned provider for on-loan winger Michael Kightly to double Albion's lead with an angled finish past the former England keeper.

Leeds hit back through skipper Kyle Bartley just three minutes later to set up a nervy finish but the Brewers held on.

"We are disappointed," said Monk, whose side are three points adrift of sixth-placed Fulham with two games to go.

"I think it is an extremely unfair result on my players to be honest.

"Second half there was only one team on the front foot. We started it extremely well and we were pushing and looking the most dangerous team.

"The goal came right against the run of play and it was a mistake from ourselves and they got the goal from it. From there we lost our composure a bit. I think it was the shock of them scoring when we were on the front foot.

"They got a second in that short period and we had to fight right to the end. We perhaps didn't have the right quality in certain situations but we didn't deserve to lose that game."

Delighed Burton boss Nigel Clough said: "With the other results around today it was imperative that we got something out of this one, either a draw or a win.

"To win the game with all the nervous tension around the place, especially in the last ten minutes, speaks volumes for the character of the players.

"I am very pleased with our two goals. It's a lovely strike from Marvin Sordell. Once he gets turned he hits it with such power and accuracy it's difficult for the goalkeeper.

"Then you get the second so quickly and it would have knocked the stuffing out of most teams but Leeds came straight back at us."

Albion now sit six points above Blackburn, who are in the last relegation spot, and survival is in Albion's hands as Clough acknowledged.

"It is tantalisingly close now," he continued. "To be one point away, as it stands, we won't be celebrating or anything until we get that point, hopefully at Barnsley.

"The dressing room is euphoric right now but tinged with an element of disappointment that it is not done yet. We thought we might do it today but it hasn't worked out that way so we keep battling on."