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Port Vale 4-0 Luton Town

A Tom Pope brace helped in-form Port Vale crush League Two leaders Luton 4-0 at Vale Park.

The home side were up at half-time through Dan Potts' own goal, before Pope's strikes sandwiched a Ben Whitfield tap-in to complete the rout.

The deadlock was broken after 23 minutes when Whitfield charged into the box before his cutback rebounded off Potts' legs into the goal.

Vale doubled their lead on the hour when Whitfield broke quickly and chipped a pass to Pope, who brought the ball down perfectly to slot past Marek Stech.

Pope turned provider 10 minutes later, winning the ball in a dangerous position before squaring to Whitfield for a simple tap-in.

The hosts scored their final goal eight minutes from time when David Worrall chased down the ball and crossed for Pope to stab in following a goalmouth scramble.

The veteran striker could have had a hat-trick but his 42nd-minute header went wide after he was picked out by Cristian Montano.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 23Boot
  • 5Davis
  • 33GunningSubstituted forAndersonat 57'minutes
  • 24Smith
  • 8Pugh
  • 31WhitfieldSubstituted forWorrallat 76'minutes
  • 6Kay
  • 32Tonge
  • 7Myers-Harness
  • 9PopeSubstituted forBarnettat 87'minutes
  • 11Montaño

Substitutes

  • 1Lainton
  • 3Denton
  • 4Anderson
  • 10Worrall
  • 14Barnett
  • 15Forrester
  • 19Turner

Luton

  • 1Stech
  • 2Justin
  • 5Mullins
  • 44Sheehan
  • 3Potts
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 16Rea
  • 24D'AthSubstituted forBerryat 54'minutes
  • 14CornickSubstituted forShinnieat 67'minutes
  • 9Hylton
  • 38LeeSubstituted forCollinsat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Cook
  • 11Shinnie
  • 18Berry
  • 19Collins
  • 22Gambin
  • 36Shea
  • 39Famewo
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
5,523

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home13
Away2
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 4, Luton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 4, Luton Town 0.

Foul by Tom Anderson (Port Vale).

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Myers-Harness (Port Vale).

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tyrone Barnett replaces Tom Pope.

Foul by Antony Kay (Port Vale).

Glen Rea (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Worrall (Port Vale).

Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 4, Luton Town 0. Tom Pope (Port Vale) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Worrall.

Danny Pugh (Port Vale) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the six yard box.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Danny Pugh.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. David Worrall replaces Ben Whitfield.

Attempt missed. Glen Rea (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Luton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 3, Luton Town 0. Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Pope with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Andrew Shinnie replaces Harry Cornick.

Foul by Danny Pugh (Port Vale).

Harry Cornick (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antony Kay (Port Vale).

Danny Hylton (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Michael Tonge (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Marcus Myers-Harness (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Glen Rea (Luton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Luton Town 0. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Whitfield following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Danny Pugh (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu.

Attempt blocked. Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by James Collins (Luton Town).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tom Anderson replaces Gavin Gunning because of an injury.

Delay in match Gavin Gunning (Port Vale) because of an injury.

Gavin Gunning (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. James Collins replaces Elliot Lee.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Luke Berry replaces Lawson D'Ath.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton25156458233551
2Notts County25138443261747
3Lincoln City25127633201343
4Exeter2413383430442
5Coventry2512582718941
6Wycombe25117744341040
7Accrington2412483830840
8Colchester2511773527840
9Mansfield25101053528740
10Swindon24122103633338
11Newport259973329436
12Cambridge2510692531-636
13Carlisle259793634234
14Grimsby259792632-634
15Cheltenham2587103234-231
16Port Vale2594122933-431
17Stevenage2586113238-630
18Crawley2586112330-730
19Yeovil2576123545-1027
20Crewe2582152741-1426
21Morecambe2567122436-1225
22Chesterfield2556142646-2021
23Barnet2555152537-1220
24Forest Green2455142445-2120
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