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

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FA Cup highlights: 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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Port Vale 2, Oxford United 0.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Jack Stobbs replaces Tom Pope.

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Aaron Martin (Oxford United).

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

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

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

Foul by Dan Turner (Port Vale).

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

Substitution

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

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Substitution

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

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

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

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

Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Tyler Denton (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Robert Hall (Oxford United).

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

Attempt missed. Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Joe Rothwell replaces Josh Ruffels.

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Robert Hall replaces Alex Mowatt.

Attempt missed. Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Oxford United 0. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Pugh.

Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Port Vale 1, Oxford United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Aaron Martin replaces Mike Williamson.

Half Time

First Half ends, Port Vale 1, Oxford United 0.

Delay in match Tom Pope (Port Vale) because of an injury.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Hand ball by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Booking

Wes Thomas (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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