Match ends, Port Vale 0, Burton Albion 4.
Burton Albion maintained their six-point lead at the top of League One after emphatically beating Port Vale.
Tom Naylor capped off a swift counter-attack by picking out Lucas Akins, who slotted the opener past Jak Alnwick.
The Brewers' lead was doubled on the stroke of half-time when Port Vale midfielder Anthony Grant headed over his own keeper.
Mark Duffy's fierce strike from the edge of the area made it three, before Calum Butcher drilled in the fourth.
Play-off hopefuls Vale dropped to 10th, but only three points behind Barnsley in sixth.
- 6DuffyBooked at 45mins
- 19MooreSubstituted forKennedyat 53'minutes
- 11FoleySubstituted forKellyat 52'minutes
- 10DoddsSubstituted forRobinsonat 53'minutes
- 14McCrorySubstituted forReillyat 65'minutes
- 12ButcherSubstituted forBennettat 62'minutes
- 9BeavonSubstituted forMyers-Harnessat 76'minutes
- Eddie Ilderton
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Port Vale 0, Burton Albion 4.
Attempt missed. Mason Bennett (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Richard Duffy.
Attempt saved. Matthew Kennedy (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Myers-Harness replaces Stuart Beavon.
Attempt saved. JJ Hooper (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Callum Reilly.
Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Callum Reilly (Burton Albion).
Matthew Kennedy (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Callum Reilly replaces Damien McCrory.
Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Hamza Choudhury.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Mason Bennett replaces Callum Butcher.
Goal! Port Vale 0, Burton Albion 4. Callum Butcher (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lucas Akins.
Substitution, Port Vale. Theo Robinson replaces Louis Dodds.
Substitution, Port Vale. Matthew Kennedy replaces Byron Moore.
Substitution, Port Vale. Sam Kelly replaces Sam Foley.