Port Vale v Sheff Wed

24 August 2009 03:01
Port Vale v Sheff Wed Live text and stats Content will update automatically Tuesday, 25 August 2009 Carling Cup Home Team Score Away Team Time Port Vale v Sheff Wed 1945 PORT VALE SHEFF WED Possession * Port Vale 50% * Sheff Wed 50% Shots on target * Port Vale 0 * Sheff Wed 0 Shots off target * Port Vale 0 * Sheff Wed 0 Corners * Port Vale 0 * Sheff Wed 0 Fouls * Port Vale 0 * Sheff Wed 0 Carling Cup second round Venue: Vale Park Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2009 Kick-off: 1945 BST Coverage: BBC Sport website, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC local radio & highlights on The League Cup Show TEAM NEWS Port Vale Boss Micky Adams is likely to name an unchanged team after his side picked up their first win of the season against Darlington on Saturday. Damien McCrory may have to settle for a place on the bench after joining on a month's loan from Plymouth. Luke Varney is cup-tied for Sheffield Wednesday, with Francis Jeffers set to replace him up front. Frank Simek, Mark Beevers, Richard Hinds and Etienne Esajas could all get a run-out for the Owls. MATCH PREVIEW Both these sides picked up their first league win of the campaign on Saturday, with Port Vale edging Darlington 1-0 and Sheffield Wednesday thrashing Scunthorpe 4-0. Marc Richards got the only goal against Darlington and remains the only Vale player to net this season. 606: DEBATE Have your say on the match Wednesday won this competition in 1991 and were semi-finalists as recently as 2002 but will be wary of facing opponents from the bottom tier of English football. Last year their hopes ended with a first-round exit to League Two Rotherham. MATCH FACTS Head-to-head • This is the 30th meeting of Port Vale and Sheffield Wednesday; the Valiants have won 13, the Owls 12 with four drawn. • They have never previously met in the League Cup. Port Vale • This is only the second time in eight years that Port Vale have qualified for the second round. • It's three years since the Valiants last won a home tie in the League Cup. That was 3-2 against QPR in the second round in 2006. The Staffordshire club reached the fourth round that season; their best performance in this competition. Sheffield Wednesday • Since their run to the semi-finals in 2002, Sheffield Wednesday have only reached the third round once. • Wednesday are yet to win on the road this term, drawing at Peterborough and losing at Newcastle.

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