FA Cup - Third Round
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FA Cup: Brighton 2-0 Milton Keynes Dons

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Highlights: Brighton 2-0 MK Dons

Championship leaders Brighton eased into the fourth round of the FA Cup with victory over MK Dons.

The Seagulls took the lead after nine minutes through midfielder Beram Kayal, who drilled a low finish into the bottom corner of the net.

Richie Towell came close for the hosts with a 45-yard effort, while Steve Sidwell flicked a header wide.

The League One side barely threatened and Tomer Hemed settled the game with a free header from 10 yards.

Chris Hughton made 11 changes to his Brighton side - who are unbeaten in their past 18 league games - but they were still too strong for their opponents.

The south-coast club have now gone beyond the third round of the competition for the seventh time in eight years.

Line-ups

Brighton

  • 1Mäenpää
  • 42Hunt
  • 4Hünemeier
  • 18Goldson
  • 44Adekugbe
  • 7KayalSubstituted forInceat 78'minutes
  • 14Sidwell
  • 20March
  • 29Towell
  • 15Murphy
  • 10Hemed

Substitutes

  • 6Stephens
  • 8Skalak
  • 16Ankergren
  • 17Murray
  • 21Norwood
  • 22Duffy
  • 24Ince

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 2Baldock
  • 12WilliamsBooked at 75mins
  • 4Walsh
  • 3Lewington
  • 6Upson
  • 8Potter
  • 14AgardSubstituted forPowellat 79'minutes
  • 25AnekeSubstituted forBrittainat 83'minutes
  • 10Reeves
  • 28MaynardBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 17Powell
  • 19Nicholls
  • 20Rasulo
  • 21Brittain
  • 26Furlong
  • 27Tshimanga
  • 30Thomas-Asante
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
11,091

Match Stats

Home TeamBrightonAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 2, MK Dons 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 2, MK Dons 0.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by David Martin.

Attempt saved. Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George Baldock (MK Dons).

Attempt saved. Joe Walsh (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Solly March.

Uwe Hünemeier (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Brittain (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Callum Brittain replaces Chuks Aneke.

Booking

Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rohan Ince (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nicky Maynard (MK Dons).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Solly March.

Foul by Steve Sidwell (Brighton and Hove Albion).

George Baldock (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Daniel Powell replaces Kieran Agard.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Rohan Ince replaces Beram Kayal.

Attempt missed. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

George B Williams (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Richard Towell (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George B Williams (MK Dons).

Attempt saved. Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 2, MK Dons 0. Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Beram Kayal.

Attempt saved. Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Sam Adekugbe (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ben Reeves (MK Dons).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Solly March.

Foul by Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Kieran Agard (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Jamie Murphy (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Delay in match Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) because of an injury.

Foul by Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion).

George Baldock (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Connor Goldson (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ed Upson (MK Dons).

Attempt saved. Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

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