The FA Cup - First Round
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Port Vale 2-0 Oxford United

Port Vale made light of their League Two position as they reached the FA Cup second round with victory against League One side Oxford United.

Neil Aspin's team are 22nd in the fourth tier but, buoyed by a run of three wins from their past four league games, put in a dominant performance.

Gavin Gunning opened the scoring with an early header before Tom Pope doubled the advantage eight minutes after the restart.

League One side Oxford, who reached the fifth round last season, failed to register a shot on target as Vale booked their place in Monday's draw.

Vale made their seventh goalkeeping change of the season, bringing in youngster Ryan Boot in place of on-loan Dimi Evtimov.

Line-ups

Port Vale

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 23Boot
  • 21Gibbons
  • 4Anderson
  • 24Smith
  • 33Gunning
  • 8Pugh
  • 6Kay
  • 10WorrallSubstituted forForresterat 78'minutes
  • 7Myers-HarnessBooked at 10minsSubstituted forTurnerat 84'minutes
  • 3DentonBooked at 36mins
  • 9PopeSubstituted forStobbsat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Montaño
  • 12Hornby
  • 15Forrester
  • 18Reeves
  • 19Turner
  • 32Tonge
  • 34Stobbs

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Eastwood
  • 2Ribeiro
  • 4WilliamsonSubstituted forMartinat 45'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 30Mousinho
  • 3Tiendalli
  • 17Henry
  • 8Ledson
  • 14RuffelsSubstituted forRothwellat 63'minutes
  • 27MowattSubstituted forHallat 55'minutes
  • 10Payne
  • 9ThomasBooked at 42mins

Substitutes

  • 6Martin
  • 7Hall
  • 13Shearer
  • 18Rothwell
  • 19Fernández Codina
  • 20Obika
  • 35Carroll
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
3,443

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home9
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 2, Oxford United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Oxford United 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Jack Stobbs replaces Tom Pope.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Rothwell (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  5. Booking

    Aaron Martin (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Gavin Gunning (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Martin (Oxford United).

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Anton Forrester (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

  10. Post update

    John Mousinho (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Dan Turner (Port Vale).

  12. Post update

    John Mousinho (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Dan Turner replaces Marcus Myers-Harness.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Rothwell (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Anton Forrester replaces David Worrall because of an injury.

  17. Post update

    Delay in match David Worrall (Port Vale) because of an injury.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Christian Ribeiro (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

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