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Foul by Graham Alexander on Sam Morsy, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gareth Owen.
Sean Rigg is caught offside. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.
Steven Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Owen. Free kick taken by Sam Morsy.
Lee Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Eagles. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Graham Alexander.
Sam Morsy receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Tyrone Mears fouled by Sam Morsy, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Fox takes the free kick.
A goal is scored by Robert Taylor from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Burnley 4-2 Port Vale.
Tommy Fraser on for Justin Richards. Sean Rigg is brought on as a substitute for Lewis Haldane.
Graham Alexander takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
Foul by Chris Eagles on Lewis Haldane, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Yates.
Graham Alexander scores a penalty. Burnley 4-1 Port Vale.Lee Collins gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Tyrone Mears.
Foul by Jay Rodriguez on Sam Morsy, free kick awarded. Adam Yates restarts play with the free kick.
(Burnley) makes a substitution, with Steven Thompson coming on for Chris Iwelumo.
Dean Marney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wade Elliott.
Corner taken by Gary Roberts, clearance made by Clarke Carlisle.
Gary Roberts produces a right-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.
Chris Eagles challenges Lee Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Roberts delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.
Foul by Graham Alexander on Gary Roberts, free kick awarded. Gary Roberts restarts play with the free kick.
Andre Bikey on for Michael Duff.
Unfair challenge on Jay Rodriguez by Adam Yates results in a free kick. Daniel Fox takes the indirect free kick.
Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Goal scored by Chris Eagles from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Burnley 3-1 Port Vale.The assist for the goal came from Jack Cork.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gary Roberts, clearance by Wade Elliott.
Wade Elliott concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Roberts. Free kick taken by Gary Roberts.
Jay Rodriguez produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
(Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Sam Morsy coming on for Louis Dodds.
Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Adam Yates gets a block in.
Michael Duff concedes a free kick for a foul on Justin Richards. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Gary Roberts.
Shot from just outside the box by Chris Eagles misses to the left of the target.
Jay Rodriguez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Yates. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Roberts.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Eagles from the right by-line, clearance made by Justin Richards.
Jack Cork takes a shot. Gary Roberts gets a block in.
Chris Iwelumo takes a shot.
John McCombe concedes a free kick for a foul on Wade Elliott. Graham Alexander restarts play with the free kick.
Caution for John McCombe.
Close range header by Chris Iwelumo goes wide of the left-hand post.
The ball is delivered by Chris Eagles.
Lewis Haldane has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the goal.
The referee gives a free kick against Robert Taylor for handball. Daniel Fox takes the indirect free kick.
Daniel Fox takes the inswinging corner, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.
A goal is scored by Tyrone Mears from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burnley 2-1 Port Vale.Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Eagles by Anthony Griffith.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Jay Rodriguez. Stuart Tomlinson takes the indirect free kick.
Goal scored by Robert Taylor from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burnley 1-1 Port Vale.Lewis Haldane provided the assist for the goal.
The referee gives a free kick against Justin Richards for handball. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Taylor by Michael Duff. Gary Roberts crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Jay Rodriguez.
Jack Cork fouled by Gary Roberts, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Duff restarts play with the free kick.
Gary Roberts challenges Jay Rodriguez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Eagles produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Adam Yates gets a block in.
Clarke Carlisle scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Burnley 1-0 Port Vale.Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Eagles, Chris Eagles provided the assist for the goal. Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox to the near post, Anthony Griffith makes a clearance.
The game begins.
The referee blows for half time.
The referee gets the second half started.
The referee ends the match.
Gray plots Clarets upset
Burnley caretaker boss Stuart Gray plans to send out a full-strength side for the FA Cup third-round tie at home to Port Vale.
John Guidetti has been recalled by Manchester City at the end of his loan spell at Turf Moor.
The Sweden Under-21 international made two starts in five appearances for the Clarets during a month-long stay.
Yet Gray will field a strong side as he bids to avoid an embarrassing upset.
He said: "The pleasing thing is we have a clean bill of health. We have Danny Fox available for Saturday and we want to pick 11 who want to get through to the next round of the FA Cup.
"There's a good strength in depth there at the moment."
New Port Vale manager Jim Gannon starts his tenure after the former Stockport, Motherwell and Peterborough boss was announced as Micky Adams` successor on Thursday morning and will take his place in the Vale dugout for the first time at Turf Moor.
However, Gannon will be without star striker Marc Richards and in-form midfielder Doug Loft.
Fourteen-goal frontman Richards, who would have been suspended for the clash in any case having received two yellow cards during Monday`s win over Burton, sustained a Grade Two tear to a thigh muscle in the same game and is now facing six weeks on the sidelines.
Loft, meanwhile, missed the encounter altogether and scans have highlighted a tear to his calf so he will be missing for four weeks.
Goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson is able to feature after his appeal against the red card he was shown at Rotherham on New Year`s Day was successful.
Clarets ensure disappointing start for Gannon
Managerless Burnley ensured Jim Gannon made a losing start to his tenure at Port Vale with a comfortable 4-2 win over the League Two side in their FA Cup third round clash.
Gannon took the reins at Vale Park on Thursday and Burnley - with Stuart Gray in caretaker charge - took the lead after only four minutes through Clarke Carlisle.
Robert Taylor grabbed a shock equaliser for Vale soon after but Burnley duly restored their lead through a Tyrone Mears free-kick in the 21st minute.
Chris Eagles capped a fine performance with an excellent finish to make it 3-1 to Burnley five minutes after the break and Graham Alexander made the game safe from the penalty spot.
Taylor got his second with eight minutes remaining, but the shock comeback never materialised and Burnley eased into the fourth round.
Burnley made a flying start to the match and took the lead with with a well-worked goal.
Eagles was played down the right and his pinpoint cross found Carlisle completely unmarked to head home.
Port Vale had barely threatened but they equalised with virtually their first attack in the 15th minute.
Lewis Haldane floated a ball across the six-yard box and the Burnley defenders failed to deal with it, allowing Taylor to get the faintest of touches past the wrong-footed Lee Grant.
The goal stunned the home crowd, but the Clarets fans were in full voice again six minutes later when Mears restored the home side's lead with a free-kick from 20 yards that crept past Stuart Tomlinson.
Haldane scuffed a shot wide for Port Vale soon after but Burnley continued to look dangerous and Eagles found Chris Iwelumo with a chipped pass but the Scotland striker failed to direct his header on goal.
Eagles was at the heart of all Burnley's attacks and he fed Mears on the overlap but his low cross was mis-hit by Iwelumo.
Burnley continued to dominate after the break and five minutes into the second half Jack Cork squared the ball to Eagles and he smashed a shot past Tomlinson for his eighth goal of the season.
Moments later Tomlinson had to be alert to make a sprawling save from Jay Rodriquez's effort as the home side threatened to run riot.
To their credit Port Vale were still pushing forward and they nearly reduced the arrears when Gary Roberts got clear and lifted the ball over Grant but it landed on the roof of the net.
With 14 minutes gone, Burnley finished the visitors off when Lee Collins fouled Mears in the box and Alexander stepped up to score from 21st penalty from 22 attempts.
The Port Vale fans had something to cheer about late on when Taylor pounced after Grant had parried Sean Rigg's shot but it was too little too late.
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