League One
MK Dons1Port Vale0

Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Port Vale

Carl Baker
Carl Baker scored his second goal of the season, with his first also coming against Port Vale in the FA Cup win

MK Dons moved up to fourth place in League One thanks to Carl Baker's early goal against 10-man Port Vale.

The only goal of the game came in the third minute when Baker's right-footed shot from the edge of the area found the left corner of Chris Neal's goal.

Vale's task was made tougher when Chris Lines was shown red for head-butting Dele Alli just before half-time.

Benik Afobe headed wide and Daniel Powell saw his effort saved by Neal as the Dons searched for a second goal.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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MK Dons boss Karl Robinson on Port Vale win

"There were some good performances, there were some not so good performances today. We just accept that and move on.

"Carl Baker is a good player. We brought him in because he's a very good player. What I like about him is he goes forward. He's not fit, he's still got an awful lot to do.

"Our players have been magnificent. Because they care, they really do care. Hopefully we can utilise this and move forward."

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12Spence
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 65mins
  • 6Kay
  • 3Lewington
  • 13BakerBooked at 23minsSubstituted forGreenat 87'minutes
  • 8Potter
  • 10ReevesBooked at 18minsSubstituted forGriggat 71'minutes
  • 14Alli
  • 17PowellSubstituted forBowditchat 71'minutes
  • 23Afobe

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 4Flanagan
  • 7Green
  • 9Bowditch
  • 11Grigg
  • 15Randall
  • 16McLoughlin

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 4Robertson
  • 21Veseli
  • 3Dickinson
  • 17Brown
  • 14DanielSubstituted forBirchallat 84'minutes
  • 15O'ConnorSubstituted forDoddsat 69'minutes
  • 10LinesBooked at 38mins
  • 20Marshall
  • 33N'GuessanSubstituted forWilliamsonat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McGivern
  • 6Duffy
  • 7Birchall
  • 8Dodds
  • 9Williamson
  • 23Boot
  • 28Campion
Referee:
Gary Sutton
Attendance:
12,007

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home18
Away3
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 1, Port Vale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Port Vale 0.

Foul by Antony Kay (MK Dons).

Mark Marshall (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dele Alli (MK Dons).

Michael Brown (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Adam Yates.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) because of an injury.

Jordan Spence (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Danny Green replaces Carl Baker.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Birchall replaces Colin Daniel.

Attempt missed. Dele Alli (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Jordan Spence (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Chris Neal.

Attempt missed. Jordan Spence (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Michael Brown (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Carl Baker (MK Dons) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Adam Yates.

Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. William Grigg replaces Ben Reeves.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Dean Bowditch replaces Daniel Powell.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Michael O'Connor.

Foul by Dele Alli (MK Dons).

Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dele Alli (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Williamson (Port Vale).

Booking

Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons).

Ben Williamson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Williamson replaces Dany N'Guessan.

Attempt missed. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Carl Baker (MK Dons).

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Mark Marshall (Port Vale).

Attempt saved. Antony Kay (MK Dons) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Dele Alli (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Chris Robertson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City18106233191436
2Swindon18105335201535
3Preston18104430191134
4MK Dons1593330161430
5Sheff Utd179352420430
6Notts County178542416829
7Peterborough188372621527
8Oldham186932520527
9Rochdale1782730191126
10Fleetwood187471917225
11Chesterfield186662525024
12Bradford186572324-123
13Barnsley176472728-122
14Walsall185761516-122
15Port Vale186482325-222
16Doncaster166371723-621
17Crawley185671828-1021
18Coventry185582128-720
19Leyton Orient184772326-319
20Gillingham184681825-718
21Colchester184592428-417
22Yeovil184591428-1417
23Scunthorpe174492132-1116
24Crewe1843111436-2215
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