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A look ahead to this weekend’s FA Cup fourth round match at Vale Park

Football: Freedman in knock-out form

Crystal Palace 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1

Musselwhite's mistakes cost play-off place

Port Vale 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2

Football: Digby lapse lifts Palace

Swindon Town 0 Crystal Palace 2 Shipperley 44, 89 Attendance:1 0,447

Palace need four points for play-offs

Crystal Palace travel to Swindon today knowing they need four points from their last two games to be certain of a place in the First Division play-offs.

Football: Sheron casts veil over Rudge's hopes

Stoke City 2 Port Vale 0

Oldham's Port Vale of tears

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Round-up : Grainger blow to Barnsley

With Bolton's Premiership place now officially booked, the battle for the second automatic promotion place from the First Division enters the meltdown stage. The best- placed clubs - Barnsley, Wolves and Sheffield United - are less than convincing at present and the form teams, Port Vale and Portsmouth, probably have to be content with play-off places.

Mills aids Port Vale's challenge

As the battle for First Division play-off places gathered pace yesterday, Port Vale moved into fifth with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Tranmere, Lee Mills scoring either side of the interval to cancel out Kenny Irons' 23rd-minute opener.

Blake prompts the P word

Bolton Wanderers 4 Port Vale 2

Guppy back with O'Neill at Leicester

Port Vale's talented winger, Steve Guppy, yesterday signed for Leicester City in a pounds 850,000 move, writes Alan Nixon. The deal could rise to pounds 1m depending upon appearances.

Glover gives Francis that sinking feeling

Birmingham City 1 Port Vale 2

Football: Barnsley, the Premiership and the credibility gap

Barnsley 1 Port Vale 0

GROUNDS FOR CHANGE : Last days of Sir Stan's spiritual home

Some of English football's most famous grounds will disappear under the bulldozer this summer. In the first of an occasional series, Phil Shaw meets Stoke City's favourite son who recalls the great days of the Victoria Ground

Football: QPR come back from four down

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