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Port Vale 1-1 Oldham Athletic

Uche Ikpeazu
Summer signing Uche Ikpeazu has five goals in 13 appearances for Port Vale

Draw specialists Oldham Athletic clocked up another point on the road after being pegged back by a second-half Port Vale equaliser.

David Dunn's side led on 35 minutes with striker Michael Higdon's unmarked header from a Michael Jones corner.

But Vale substitute Uche Ikpeazu transformed the match after coming on.

Midfielder Sam Foley squared for the big striker to equalise on 71 minutes and leave the Latics having to settle for a fifth straight away draw.

It's a Dunn deal
Oldham have now drawn 1-1 in all their three games since former Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City and England midfielder David Dunn took over as interim manager following the sacking of Darren Kelly.

Oldham, who have now had to share the spoils in seven of their 10 League One games this season, could have gone further in front when Higdon blasted over, while Dominic Poleon also flashed an effort wide just after the break.

But, although Colin Daniel and A J Leitch-Smith did go close in the first period, it was a different story once Vale had brought on Ikpeazu.

The former Crewe loan man caused havoc with his pace and power before finally levelling with his fifth goal of the season.

Port Vale manager Rob Page told BBC Radio Stoke:

"Uche Ikpeazu has come on again and turned the game for us and looked a big threat.

"But we make it hard for ourselves. We switched off at a setpiece. A lapse in concentration.

"We have to concentrate for the full 90 minutes. But it's four points from two games and we'll take that."

Oldham Athletic interim manager David Dunn told BBC Radio Manchester:

"To come and get a draw at an away ground is sometimes not a bad point.

"We've got to be braver in possession. But the one thing we cant criticise is the work we put in.

"I keep hearing all the negatives, but there's nothing to be negative about. We've got a lot of good things going in at this club."

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 21Alnwick
  • 2Purkiss
  • 6Duffy
  • 4Streete
  • 3Dickinson
  • 19Moore
  • 11Foley
  • 42Grant
  • 27Andoh
  • 14Daniel
  • 20Leitch-SmithSubstituted forIkpeazuat 57'minutesBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 5McGivern
  • 7Birchall
  • 9Ikpeazu
  • 12Johnson
  • 15Hooper
  • 17Brown
  • 22Lloyd

Oldham

  • 13Cornell
  • 4DiengBooked at 75mins
  • 5Wilson
  • 6KellyBooked at 90mins
  • 2BrownBooked at 58mins
  • 7CroftSubstituted forYeatesat 61'minutes
  • 16BurnBooked at 59mins
  • 8Jones
  • 32FultonSubstituted forPhilliskirkat 72'minutes
  • 9Poleon
  • 34HigdonBooked at 74minsSubstituted forStankeviciusat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Coleman
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 15Winchester
  • 22Yeates
  • 23Stankevicius
  • 24Eckersley
  • 27Edmundson
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
4,065

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 1, Oldham Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Oldham Athletic 1.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Connor Brown.

Attempt saved. Colin Daniel (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sam Foley (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Simonas Stankevicius replaces Michael Higdon.

Attempt saved. Mark Yeates (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Colin Daniel (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Remie Streete (Port Vale).

Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Timothee Dieng (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ebo Andoh (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Oldham Athletic).

Booking

Michael Higdon (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Richard Duffy (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Higdon (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Connor Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Danny Philliskirk replaces Jay Fulton.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Oldham Athletic 1. Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Byron Moore.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Remie Streete.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Port Vale).

Jay Fulton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Mark Yeates replaces Lee Croft.

Booking

Jonathan Burn (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Colin Daniel (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Burn (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Ebo Andoh (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Byron Moore (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Uche Ikpeazu replaces A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Colin Daniel (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Ben Purkiss (Port Vale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton10712127522
2Walsall106311661021
3Gillingham106221991020
4Bury105412015519
5Rochdale105231510517
6Sheff Utd105231714317
7Coventry95131610616
8Colchester104421717016
9Wigan104331413115
10Southend104331110115
11Barnsley94231312114
12Millwall104241416-214
13Port Vale103431211113
14Swindon103341617-112
15Peterborough103251616011
16Shrewsbury103251112-111
17Chesterfield103251315-211
18Oldham10172913-410
19Bradford10244915-610
20Fleetwood102351418-49
21Scunthorpe10226813-58
22Doncaster10154713-68
23Blackpool10226817-98
24Crewe101361018-86
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