EFL Cup - Third Round
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Milton Keynes Dons 0-6 Southampton

Sadio Mane scores for Southampton against MK Dons
Mane had not scored since 6 August before finding the net at MK Dons

Jay Rodriguez, Sadio Mane and Shane Long each scored twice as Southampton thrashed MK Dons in the League Cup.

Rodriguez curled a shot in off the post to put the visitors in front before Mane slotted in from a tight angle.

Mane then produced a composed finish after a cross from Long, who was fouled as MK Dons conceded a penalty which Rodriguez converted.

A Kyle McFadzean clearance hit Long in the chest and went in before the Saints striker slotted in his second.

How Wednesday's League Cup drama unfolded

This was the first time MK Dons, who have lost their past four Championship games, had conceded six goals in a competitive game.

Rodriguez, who returned from a 16-month injury lay-off at the start of this season, was back to somewhere near his best for Saints.

The 26-year-old had not scored two goals in a game since a 4-0 victory over Newcastle in March 2014.

He contributed to an improved performance from Ronald Koeman's side, who have won just once in their opening six Premier League matches.

They will host Aston Villa in the fourth round.

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League Cup fourth round draw

Manchester City v Crystal Palace

Liverpool v Bournemouth

Manchester United v Middlesbrough

Everton v Norwich City

Southampton v Aston Villa

Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal

Hull City v Leicester City

Stoke City v Chelsea

(Ties to be played on 27 and 28 October)

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Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: "The whole team worked well - the defenders, the midfielder and the strikers.

"We had a good start and two fast goals gave us the confidence and total domination in the game.

"The final result is very pleasing and I think we showed from the first minute to the last second the great spirit in the team."

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson: "I found myself applauding some of their football at times. That is a team that wants to win the competition.

"We are a little embarrassed and upset, I admit. But they are a very good side and hopefully my players and I can learn something from this game."

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 2Hodson
  • 5McFadzean
  • 6Kay
  • 3Lewington
  • 39Poyet
  • 18AguzaSubstituted forReevesat 57'minutes
  • 7Baker
  • 23BenaventeSubstituted forHallat 36'minutes
  • 17Powell
  • 11ChurchSubstituted forMaynardat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Reeves
  • 12Spence
  • 20Rasulo
  • 28Maynard
  • 29Burns
  • 31Murphy
  • 38Hall

Southampton

  • 22Stekelenburg
  • 2Soares
  • 6Fonte
  • 17van DijkSubstituted forYoshidaat 79'minutes
  • 33TargettSubstituted forBertrandat 55'minutes
  • 8Davis
  • 14Romeu
  • 20Juanmi
  • 9Rodriguez
  • 10ManéSubstituted forRamírezat 65'minutes
  • 7Long

Substitutes

  • 1Davis
  • 3Yoshida
  • 11Tadic
  • 12Wanyama
  • 16Ward-Prowse
  • 21Bertrand
  • 23Ramírez
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
10,189

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamSouthampton
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home4
Away20
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 0, Southampton 6.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 0, Southampton 6.

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

Attempt missed. Jay Rodriguez (Southampton) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Diego Poyet.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Shane Long (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jose Fonte.

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Maya Yoshida replaces Virgil van Dijk.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 0, Southampton 6. Shane Long (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Steven Davis.

Attempt missed. Robert Hall (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 0, Southampton 5. Shane Long (Southampton) with an attempt from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Juanmi.

Attempt missed. Shane Long (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Gastón Ramírez replaces Sadio Mané.

Foul by Diego Poyet (MK Dons).

Juanmi (Southampton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Daniel Powell (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oriol Romeu (Southampton).

Attempt saved. Sadio Mané (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Nicky Maynard replaces Simon Church.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ben Reeves replaces Sergio Aguza.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Virgil van Dijk.

Sergio Aguza (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oriol Romeu (Southampton).

Virgil van Dijk (Southampton) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Ryan Bertrand replaces Matt Targett.

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons).

Shane Long (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robert Hall (MK Dons).

Steven Davis (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Carl Baker (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay Rodriguez (Southampton).

Robert Hall (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cédric Soares (Southampton).

Foul by Simon Church (MK Dons).

Jose Fonte (Southampton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 0, Southampton 4. Jay Rodriguez (Southampton) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Southampton. Shane Long draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Juanmi (Southampton) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

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