Rowett: We deserved win
Gary Rowett said Burton got their "just desserts" after Billy Kee stroked home his second of the game to beat Accrington 2-1.
Goalkeeping heroics from Marcus Bettinelli kept Stanley in the game until Kee broke the deadlock with a deflected shot in the 34th minute.
The visitors levelled when Dean Winnard glanced in Lee Molyneux's free-kick in the 69th minute, but Kee secured a precious win for Burton 10 minutes later.
Rowett's opposite number James Beattie felt a sense of injustice following an incident in which defender Tom Aldred - penalised by referee Andy Haines for hauling down Adam McGurk - suffered a gashed mouth.
Rowett said: "There were a couple of other moments in the game where I felt there was a lot of shirt tugging and pulls from set-pieces.
"I spoke to the ref and the fourth official at half time about it.
"Sometimes as a ref, you've got to be brave and make those decisions if you can see them.
"Some of them were obvious penalties to me, but I have to take my hat off to the ref because in the end he gave us the key one."
Rowett added: "That's the brightest we've started a game for some time and arguably we could have been two or three goals ahead in the first 10 minutes.
"We've had 14 attempts on goal, seven of them on target. We should have scored more goals than we did and we do need to be more ruthless.
"But at this stage of the season it's all about winning games - it doesn't really matter how you do it and this was a game we needed to win."