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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 0, Burton Albion 4.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Substitution

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Callum Reilly.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Callum Reilly (Burton Albion).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Callum Reilly replaces Damien McCrory.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Hamza Choudhury.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Mason Bennett replaces Callum Butcher.

  17. 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.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Theo Robinson replaces Louis Dodds.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Matthew Kennedy replaces Byron Moore.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Sam Kelly replaces Sam Foley.

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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