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Football: Burnley 4-2 Port Vale, FA Cup 2011 Third Round

Burnley 4-2 Port Vale
Carlisle 4 (HT 2-1) Taylor 15
Mears 21   Taylor 82
Eagles 50    
Alexander (pen) 76    

Last year’s relegated EPL side, Burnley, knocked Port Vale, of League Two, out of the 2011 FA Cup in their Third Round tie on Saturday 8th January 2011.

Burnley went in at half time 2-1 up, after a fourth minute Clarke Carlisle header put them ahead. Just over ten minutes later, a close range Robert Taylor finish levelled for Vale, before Tyrone Mears restored Burnley’s lead on 21 minutes by scoring direct from a free-kick.

In the second half, Eagles added a goal to the assist he had given Carlisle with a powerful finish on 50 minutes, before Graha: Alexander put the result beyond doubt with a 76th minute penalty.

Robert Taylor grabbed a late consolation with another close range finish, but Burnley ran out deserved 4-2 winners, having dominated this match for large periods. Vale will be pleased that they managed to get a two goal return, and will hope that this performance can propel them to build upon their current play-off league position.

Starting Line-ups

Burnley XI
Port Vale XI
01 Grant   12 Tomlinson
02 Alexander   02 Yates
03 Fox   05 McCombe
04 Duff (Bikey 60)   06 Owen
05 Carlisle   15 Collins
14 Mears   03 Taylor
06 Cork   04 Griffith
11 Elliott (Marney 71)   16 Haldane (Rigg 78)
33 Eagles   22 Roberts
09 Iwelumo (Thompson 73)   08 Dodds (Morsy 46 )
19 Rodriguez   11 J Richards (Fraser 78)
Burnley Substitutes
Port Vale Substitutes
12 Jensen   01 C Martin
15 Edgar   20 Bell
21 Bikey   21 Sutton
24 Easton   10 Fraser
08 Marney   14 Taylor
22 Wallace   17 Rigg
30 Thompson    

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