‘Milked it’, ‘He knew what he was doing’ – Fans react to key incident from Burton’s draw with Southend

Burton Albion earned a point against struggling Southend United last night, but the dismissal of John-Joe O’Toole darkened their efforts.

The Shrimpers took the lead in the 21st minute, but not before scorer Steven McLaughlin had already tested Burton goalkeeper Kieran O’Hara. The on-loan Manchester United man had to push one goalbound header onto the crossbar after 15 minutes but could do little seven minutes later when McLaughlin met a Brandon Goodship corner to nod home.

Burton then suffered another blow as O’Toole was red-carded by referee Darren Drysdale, seemingly lashing out at Tom Hopper during an altercation off the ball.

Steven Fraser’s stunning free-kick levelled affairs and David Templeton rattled the crossbar late on to give the Brewers hope of all three points. It wasn’t to be and they now go into their clash with another relegation-haunted side, Lincoln City, without O’Toole.

Their media team could fathom why the former Northampton man had been sent off, but luckily social media was on hand to point out what they’d missed, as you’ll read below.

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