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Port Vale 0-4 Burton Albion

Lucas Akins
Lucas Akins scored his eighth goal of the season

Burton Albion maintained their six-point lead at the top of League One after emphatically beating Port Vale.

Tom Naylor capped off a swift counter-attack by picking out Lucas Akins, who slotted the opener past Jak Alnwick.

The Brewers' lead was doubled on the stroke of half-time when Port Vale midfielder Anthony Grant headed over his own keeper.

Mark Duffy's fierce strike from the edge of the area made it three, before Calum Butcher drilled in the fourth.

Play-off hopefuls Vale dropped to 10th, but only three points behind Barnsley in sixth.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 21Alnwick
  • 2Purkiss
  • 6DuffyBooked at 45mins
  • 5McGivern
  • 3Dickinson
  • 19MooreSubstituted forKennedyat 53'minutes
  • 42Grant
  • 8O'Connor
  • 11FoleySubstituted forKellyat 52'minutes
  • 10DoddsSubstituted forRobinsonat 53'minutes
  • 15Hooper

Substitutes

  • 4Streete
  • 7Birchall
  • 9Kennedy
  • 17Brown
  • 18Kelly
  • 23Boot
  • 25Robinson

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 30Flanagan
  • 14McCrorySubstituted forReillyat 65'minutes
  • 34Choudhury
  • 21Duffy
  • 15Naylor
  • 12ButcherSubstituted forBennettat 62'minutes
  • 10Akins
  • 9BeavonSubstituted forMyers-Harnessat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 7Reilly
  • 8Weir
  • 17Myers-Harness
  • 19O'Connor
  • 31Bywater
  • 33Bennett
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
6,157

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 0, Burton Albion 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 0, Burton Albion 4.

Attempt missed. Mason Bennett (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Attempt saved. Matthew Kennedy (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Myers-Harness replaces Stuart Beavon.

Attempt saved. JJ Hooper (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Callum Reilly.

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

Foul by Callum Reilly (Burton Albion).

Matthew Kennedy (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Callum Reilly replaces Damien McCrory.

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Hamza Choudhury.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Mason Bennett replaces Callum Butcher.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 0, Burton Albion 4. Callum Butcher (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lucas Akins.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Theo Robinson replaces Louis Dodds.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Matthew Kennedy replaces Byron Moore.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Sam Kelly replaces Sam Foley.

Attempt missed. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 0, Burton Albion 3. Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Callum Butcher (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Port Vale).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Tom Flanagan.

Second Half

Second Half begins Port Vale 0, Burton Albion 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Port Vale 0, Burton Albion 2.

Goal!

Own Goal by Anthony Grant, Port Vale. Port Vale 0, Burton Albion 2.

Booking

Richard Duffy (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Duffy (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Sam Foley (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 0, Burton Albion 1. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Naylor.

Foul by Hamza Choudhury (Burton Albion).

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

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

Ryan McGivern (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jak Alnwick.

Attempt saved. Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton37235950311974
2Wigan371814560342668
3Walsall371911757381968
4Gillingham371891064442063
5Millwall371881158431562
6Barnsley371841559481158
7Bradford371610114338558
8Coventry3715111158401856
9Southend371510124945455
10Port Vale381510134445-155
11Rochdale37159135148354
12Sheff Utd371410135248452
13Scunthorpe371410134343052
14Swindon36148145553250
15Bury371310144760-1349
16Peterborough37146176260248
17Shrewsbury37129164656-1045
18Chesterfield37126194859-1142
19Fleetwood371010174348-540
20Blackpool38108203549-1438
21Doncaster37910183851-1337
22Oldham36716133650-1437
23Crewe37612193865-2730
24Colchester37610214686-4028
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