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Port Vale 1-2 Burton Albion

Scott Fraser fired Burton into the Carabao Cup second round at Vale Park as they beat Port Vale 2-1.

The midfielder's second-half goal won it for Burton, who reached the competition's semi-finals last season.

Burton went ahead thanks to a ninth-minute strike from Liam Boyce, before Port Vale equalised through a Mark Cullen penalty.

Boyce met Fraser's cross and clipped the ball in at the near post past Vale goalkeeper Scott Brown.

Cullen and James Gibbons went close to levelling matters, the latter denied by a stunning stop from Burton goalkeeper Kieran O'Hara.

Tom Conlon and Cristian Montano also forced saves from the on-loan Manchester United stopper.

Fraser nearly doubled Burton's advantage when he found himself free in the box, but could only toe-poke the ball at Brown.

League Two Vale equalised in the 53rd minute when John-Joe O'Toole handled the ball in the box and Cullen dispatched the resulting spot-kick.

But Burton restored their lead nine minutes later when Lucas Akins' effort was parried by Brown and Fraser latched on to the rebound to fire home.

Montano again tested O'Hara, but the keeper's subsequent save ensured Burton progressed.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 2GibbonsBooked at 43mins
  • 5Legge
  • 15Smith
  • 3Crookes
  • 7WorrallSubstituted forBennettat 68'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 4JoyceSubstituted forLloydat 88'minutes
  • 10Conlon
  • 19AmooBooked at 90mins
  • 13CullenSubstituted forPopeat 77'minutes
  • 11Montaño

Substitutes

  • 6Kennedy
  • 9Pope
  • 18Evans
  • 20Burgess
  • 21Bennett
  • 22Lloyd
  • 30Maddison

Burton

  • 1O'Hara
  • 2Brayford
  • 21O'Toole
  • 6Wallace
  • 15HutchinsonSubstituted forDanielat 56'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4Edwards
  • 7QuinnSubstituted forBuxtonat 71'minutes
  • 8Fraser
  • 10AkinsBooked at 79mins
  • 27Boyce
  • 17SarkicSubstituted forSbarraat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Daniel
  • 5Buxton
  • 11Templeton
  • 13Bywater
  • 14Sbarra
  • 19Anderson
  • 22Beardsley
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
2,252

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 1, Burton Albion 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Burton Albion 2.

Hand ball by Leon Legge (Port Vale).

Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

David Amoo (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jake Buxton (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Amoo (Port Vale).

Booking

Colin Daniel (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Colin Daniel (Burton Albion).

David Amoo (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joe Sbarra (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Lloyd (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ryan Lloyd replaces Luke Joyce.

Offside, Port Vale. Cristian Montaño tries a through ball, but Tom Pope is caught offside.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Scott Brown.

Attempt saved. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Fraser.

Booking

Richie Bennett (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Colin Daniel (Burton Albion).

David Amoo (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jake Buxton (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Booking

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Burton Albion).

Luke Joyce (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Colin Daniel (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tom Pope replaces Mark Cullen.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieran Wallace (Burton Albion).

Mark Cullen (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Joe Sbarra replaces Oliver Sarkic.

Attempt blocked. Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Gibbons.

Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Cullen (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Jake Buxton replaces Stephen Quinn.

John-Joe O'Toole (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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