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Chesterfield 3-0 Port Vale

Armand Gnanduillet
Armand Gnanduillet scored his second league goal of the season for Chesterfield

Chesterfield showed the form expected of League One play-off hopefuls as they outplayed fellow contenders Port Vale.

Armand Gnanduillet timed his run just right to power home a 13th-minute header from Romuald Boco's left wing cross.

Top scorer Eoin Doyle netted the second from the penalty spot on the hour after being brought down by Freddie Veseli.

Charlie Raglan then headed home Jay O'Shea's corner to settle it with the third goal on 70 minutes.

But the Spireites, who remain in seventh place in League One, could have won by more.

Gnanduillet was only denied a second goal when he danced through the Vale defence, but keeper Chris Neal narrowed the angle to thwart him with a good save.

Honouring Ernie
Chesterfield chose the occasion to honour former striker Ernie Moss, 65, their all time top scorer.Moss, who had three spells at Chesterfield in his 749-game career and also played for Vale, was diagnosed in October with Pick's Disease, a form of dementia.As part of an attempt to raise funds to help raise awareness of the condition, he was there at the Proact Stadium with his family to witness the meeting of two of his former clubs.

And Vale old boy Sam Morsy's well-struck long-range shot was tipped wide at full stretch by Neal.

Ben Williamson did hit the bar for Vale, whose biggest defeat under Rob Page drops them three places to 11th.

But any hopes of a second-half fightback were ended when Doyle was brought down by Veseli to secure his side's sixth game without defeat.

The country's reportedly much-sought-after top scorer got up to send keeper Neal the wrong way with his 23nd goal of the season.

Chesterfield boss Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Paul Cook: Chesterfield manager on Port Vale win

"A great team performance. A lot of good individual performances, we got a few goals and everyone is delighted with what we've done.

"I've always felt we'll score goals late on in games because of our energy levels.

"I'm a bit disappointed we didn't get another goal or two late on because Port Vale were very stretched in the game but all in all it's a good performance from our lads and we're pleased with the three points."

Port Vale boss Rob Page told BBC Radio Stoke:

"There's been very few occasions since I took over when I've had cause to be disappointed, but the players know I'm not happy with them.

"For whatever reason, two or three were off their game and it had an impact on the entire team.

"But when we lost at home to Coventry, we then went on a run of three wins in four games and there's no reason why we can't do it again. It's how we react that counts.

"I know what I've got in that changing room. Nobody turns up and tries to give a bad performance. Now we just have to work our socks off on the training ground next week and bounce back."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2Darikwa
  • 4HirdBooked at 90mins
  • 16Raglan
  • 12Clucas
  • 18BocoSubstituted forO'Sheaat 66'minutes
  • 5Morsy
  • 15HumphreysSubstituted forRyanat 65'minutes
  • 11Roberts
  • 9GnanduilletSubstituted forGardnerat 78'minutes
  • 17Doyle

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 7Gardner
  • 8Ryan
  • 10O'Shea
  • 25Talbot
  • 26Dieseruvwe
  • 31Wright

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 6Duffy
  • 21VeseliBooked at 60mins
  • 3DickinsonBooked at 40mins
  • 20Marshall
  • 17BrownBooked at 32minsSubstituted forLinesat 57'minutes
  • 15O'ConnorBooked at 55mins
  • 33N'GuessanSubstituted forDanielat 45'minutes
  • 8DoddsSubstituted forCampionat 66'minutes
  • 9Williamson

Substitutes

  • 4Robertson
  • 7Birchall
  • 10Lines
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 19Moore
  • 28Campion
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
7,034

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home19
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 3, Port Vale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 3, Port Vale 0.

Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

Colin Daniel (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Attempt blocked. Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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

Attempt saved. Achille Campion (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Armand Gnanduillet.

Ben Williamson (Port Vale) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 3, Port Vale 0. Charlie Raglan (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jay O'Shea with a cross.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Chris Neal.

Attempt saved. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Achille Campion (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Achille Campion replaces Louis Dodds.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jay O'Shea replaces Romuald Boco.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jimmy Ryan replaces Ritchie Humphreys.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Chris Neal.

Attempt saved. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Frederic Veseli (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty conceded by Frederic Veseli (Port Vale) after a foul in the penalty area.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 2, Port Vale 0. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Penalty Chesterfield. Eoin Doyle draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Sam Clucas.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Lines replaces Michael Brown.

Attempt blocked. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Port Vale).

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City24156346222451
2Swindon24146446242248
3MK Dons23136450242645
4Preston24136537231445
5Bradford2410683228436
6Sheff Utd2310673027336
7Chesterfield249873531435
8Rochdale24104104132934
9Fleetwood259792624234
10Port Vale2595113136-532
11Peterborough2494113031-131
12Notts County238782728-131
13Oldham2371063135-431
14Doncaster238782529-431
15Walsall257992428-430
16Barnsley2385103435-129
17Scunthorpe228593237-529
18Coventry247892631-529
19Crewe2475122342-1926
20Leyton Orient2467113235-325
21Gillingham2567122940-1125
22Colchester2466122940-1124
23Crawley2459102338-1524
24Yeovil2455141938-1920
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