The FA Cup - Third Round
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Huddersfield Town 4-0 Port Vale

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Highlights: Huddersfield 4-0 Port Vale

Huddersfield Town progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup with a comfortable win over Port Vale.

The Terriers took the lead when midfielder Jack Payne finished well after a neat move.

Kasey Palmer's deflected strike put the hosts in control before Harry Bunn curled home a lovely shot and Payne tapped home his second.

Jerome Thomas had Vale's best chance but fired over the crossbar from outside the area when it was 1-0.

Huddersfield are fourth in the Championship but had not scored more than two goals in a game this season.

They dominated throughout and could have had more against a limited Vale outfit, with Phillip Billing having a goal ruled out for offside and debutant Izzy Brown going close.

Victory against the League One side gave Town boss David Wagner his first win in a cup competition since taking over at the John Smith's Stadium in November 2015.

Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner:

"It certainly feels special. It was my first cup win and it was a long time coming.

"I think we did everything that could be expected in a cup match at home for a team in the Championship against one from League One.

"We controlled the game and speeded it up when we needed to and were patient and got the goals."

Port Vale caretaker manager Michael Brown:

"I am disappointed.

"The gameplan was for us to be still in it with 65-70 minutes gone but the deflection meant it was game over.

"Huddersfield are going well and are a good team in the Championship. In the second half they brought on some fantastic subs and it was men against boys after that."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 13Coleman
  • 14Cranie
  • 5Hudson
  • 27Stankovic
  • 12Holmes-Dennis
  • 8BillingSubstituted forMooyat 67'minutes
  • 4Whitehead
  • 16Payne
  • 45Palmer
  • 18LolleySubstituted forBunnat 57'minutes
  • 37BrownSubstituted forSmithat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ward
  • 2Smith
  • 10Mooy
  • 11Bunn
  • 21Wells
  • 26Schindler
  • 44Hefele

Port Vale

  • 1AlnwickSubstituted forSantosat 59'minutes
  • 2Purkiss
  • 4StreeteSubstituted forHartat 39'minutes
  • 24Smith
  • 5Knops
  • 28de Freitas
  • 42Grant
  • 7Kelly
  • 40Taylor
  • 14ThomasSubstituted forForresterat 75'minutes
  • 9Cicilia

Substitutes

  • 8Tavares
  • 15Forrester
  • 21Pereira
  • 25Santos
  • 27Amoros
  • 30Shalaj
  • 46Hart
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
11,715

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home19
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Full Time

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

Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ben Purkiss (Port Vale).

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

Foul by Dean Whitehead (Huddersfield Town).

Rigino Cicilia (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 4, Port Vale 0. Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis.

Foul by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Huddersfield Town).

Ryan Taylor (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 3, Port Vale 0. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Kasey Palmer.

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

Foul by Kasey Palmer (Huddersfield Town).

Anthony de Freitas (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony de Freitas (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Anton Forrester replaces Jerome Thomas.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 2, Port Vale 0. Kasey Palmer (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Rigino Cicilia.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Ben Purkiss.

Attempt blocked. Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Sam Hart.

Attempt blocked. Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Tommy Smith replaces Isaiah Brown.

Attempt missed. Jerome Thomas (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Isaiah Brown (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Hand ball by Anthony Grant (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Aaron Mooy replaces Philip Billing.

Attempt missed. Kasey Palmer (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Dean Whitehead (Huddersfield Town).

Rigino Cicilia (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kasey Palmer (Huddersfield Town).

Anthony Grant (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Miguel Santos replaces Jak Alnwick because of an injury.

Philip Billing (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jerome Thomas (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Harry Bunn replaces Joe Lolley.

Foul by Philip Billing (Huddersfield Town).

Anthony Grant (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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