Vale hit for four
By terrific Terriers
said the caretaker manager.
“You come and hope you would be right in the tie to the end.
“We certainly set out that way to try to last 65 or 70 minutes, even with it being 1-0. Then we would come and have a go, put Anton (Forrester) on to make the second striker and that’s where we would try to open up.
“But with the deflection like that (for the second goal) it is game over. To lose Jak (Alnwick) with a fractured cheekbone and a severe ankle, which could keep him out longer than the cheekbone, it becomes very difficult.”
Chelsea loanee Palmer sealed the match with an effort that deflected home off Sam Hart before substitute Harry Bunn curled home the Terriers’ third with his left foot with ten minutes to go.
With Port Vale tiring, Payne added his second with a tap-in after good work from Tareiq Holmes-Dennis down the left as the hosts capitalised on their dominance against lower-league opponents.
And regarding Monday’s draw, Wagner added: “When you play in the FA Cup, the only target is to progress to the next round, the draw is something I can’t influence so we’ll see what happens on Monday.” THERE was no magic of the cup at the John Smith’s Stadium as Huddersfield Town ran out 4-0 winners over League One side Port Vale.
Two goals from Jack Payne either side of strikes by Kasey Palmer and Harry Bunn saw David Wagner’s troops comfortably progress to the fourth round for the first time since 2014.
And Town boss Wagner was delighted by the display against a potential banana skin
“We’ve seen a very focused, concentrated performance,” he said.
“We weren’t sloppy against a lower league side, so I can’t ask for more.
“We played with speed and tempo for 90 minutes and we got a great result.
“Last week we wasted some opportunities and in this game we’ve scored four really great goals.
“Joe Lolley had a really great game, Jack Payne scored two and it was a really good debut for Izzy Brown.”
After some frustration in front of goal, Payne got Huddersfield up and running with a cool finish off the post before three second-half goals added gloss to the dominance.
Michael Brown’s Port Vale side never really got going, one halfchance early on for Rigino Cicilia was as good as it got, leaving Brown understandably frustrated.
“I am very disappointed,”
STAR MAN JACK PAYNE Huddersfield