West Brom 0-0 Port Vale (5-3 pens)

West Brom 0-0 Port Vale (5-3 pens)

A Valiant Port Vale performance saw them lose on penalties to Premier League West Brom.

Rob Page unsurprisingly named an unchanged Vale line-up after the comprehensive win over Doncaster on Saturday.

The Valiants matched their illustrious opponents in a first-half that produced few chances but which was evenly poised.

As the second-haf began, Anthony Grant cleared off the line while Alnwick pulled off a good save. But Vale then came more and more into the game and Andoh led the appeals after what appeared to be a handball in the box.

Both sides brought on subs – for Albion it was £12m Rondon while Vale brought on free transfer signing AJ Leitch-Smith.

Rickie Lambert then hit the bar but Vale managed to take the ball into extra-time.

With the Valiants tiring, Albion had the better chances with Rondon spurning a couple of chances, Albion hitting the bar for a second time while with minutes remaining Jak Anwick made a brilliant save to deny the home side.

The penalty shootout was as follows (West Brom first):

Lambert: scored 1-0
Leitch-Smith: scored 1-1
Yacob: scored 2-1
Duffy: missed 2-1
McManaman: scored 3-1
Purkiss: scored 3-2
McLean: scored 4-2
Foley: scored 4-3
Chester: scored 5-3

Vale: Alnwick, Purkiss, Duffy, Inniss, Dickinson, Andoh (Daniel), Grant, Foley, Moore, Dodds (Kelly), Ikpeazu (Leitch-Smith)

Subs: Johnson, Birchall, Streete, Brown

Attendance: 13,915