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Burton Albion 2-0 Port Vale

Nasser El Khayati
Nasser El Khayati scored his fourth League One goal of the season

Late strikes from Tom Naylor and Nasser El Khayati ended Burton's three-game goal drought as they beat Port Vale at the Pirelli Stadium in a game in which both teams were reduced to 10 men.

Vale's on-loan striker Uche Ikpeazu received a second yellow card halfway though the first period for diving.

Robbie Weir was then shown a straight red for a foul 10 minutes from time, just before Naylor fired Burton ahead.

El Khayati secured victory, finishing a fine solo run to slot past Jak Alnwick.

Vale, who have slipped to 17th after four league games without a win, also had four other players booked in an ill-tempered game of six yellow cards and two reds.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's promotion-chasing Burton remain third, just two points off top spot, following their first win in four matches.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

"I must say, we deserved it. We were the better team. They made it very difficult for us and it is all respect to the boys for what they have done.

"We will see more teams coming here, trying to upset us, trying to shut up shop, not to give nothing away. We have to find a way to break them down. It took a while but we found the net and it was important for morale.

"I've no complaints about the red cards. The only thing I didn't understand in the first half was the yellow for their striker. When you see an elbow it's a straight red."

Port Vale manager Rob Page told BBC Radio Stoke:

"You give a performance like that, when they're throwing their bodies on the line in defence and do what they've done for a large part of the game with 10 men, it's harsh to come away with a 2-0 defeat.

"It's a big ask for anybody. They've given me everything. They had to work their socks off. The fans were superb. They really got behind the lads. They could see and appreciate the work the lads put in.

"We're all frustrated, but it's important we all stick together and get through this tough spell. We can't feel sorry for ourselves now. Only we can change it."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2EdwardsSubstituted forJoachimat 74'minutes
  • 4Mousinho
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 22Binnom-Williams
  • 8WeirBooked at 80mins
  • 15NaylorBooked at 66mins
  • 10AkinsSubstituted forIsmailat 59'minutes
  • 21DuffySubstituted forButcherat 82'minutes
  • 11El Khayati
  • 20Thiele

Substitutes

  • 12Butcher
  • 13Joachim
  • 18Ismail
  • 19O'Connor
  • 23Palmer
  • 30Flanagan
  • 31Matthews

Port Vale

  • 21Alnwick
  • 2Purkiss
  • 5McGivernBooked at 32mins
  • 6DuffyBooked at 56mins
  • 3Dickinson
  • 10DoddsBooked at 85mins
  • 8O'ConnorBooked at 87minsSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 89'minutes
  • 11FoleySubstituted forLloydat 86'minutes
  • 42Grant
  • 14DanielSubstituted forHooperat 78'minutes
  • 9IkpeazuBooked at 26mins

Substitutes

  • 4Streete
  • 12Johnson
  • 15Hooper
  • 16Yates
  • 18Kelly
  • 20Leitch-Smith
  • 22Lloyd
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
4,076

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home24
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home13
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Port Vale 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion).

  4. Post update

    Richard Duffy (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Callum Butcher (Burton Albion).

  7. Post update

    Anthony Grant (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Burton Albion 2, Port Vale 0. Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Zeli Ismail.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by John Mousinho.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. A-Jay Leitch-Smith replaces Michael O'Connor.

  11. Post update

    Foul by John Mousinho (Burton Albion).

  12. Post update

    JJ Hooper (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Booking

    Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Michael O'Connor (Port Vale).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Ryan Lloyd replaces Sam Foley.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Burton Albion 1, Port Vale 0. Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Zeli Ismail.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Ryan McGivern.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Mousinho (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham1594229151431
2Walsall1585225121329
3Burton159241513229
4Coventry1474322121025
5Wigan156632518724
6Sheff Utd157352621524
7Bury156632421324
8Southend156451516-122
9Peterborough156363024621
10Millwall146352223-121
11Rochdale155551816220
12Scunthorpe156271918120
13Chesterfield156272123-220
14Bradford145541618-220
15Colchester155552532-720
16Shrewsbury155281921-217
17Port Vale154561618-217
18Oldham1521031722-516
19Blackpool144461218-616
20Fleetwood154381923-415
21Barnsley144281621-514
22Doncaster143561120-914
23Swindon153482026-613
24Crewe152491324-1110
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