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Blackpool 1-0 Milton Keynes Dons

Sean Longstaff's early strike was enough to secure newly-promoted Blackpool their first victory back in League One and defeat MK Dons.

The game was played with Blackpool Air Show taking place in the skies above Bloomfield Road and the hosts were soon flying high.

They were ahead after just five minutes when on-loan Newcastle midfielder Longstaff picked the ball up 15 yards out and rifled a right-footed shot low into the far corner.

And the Seasiders had a chance to double the lead when Bright Osayi-Samuel broke inside the area but his square ball to Viv Solomon-Otabor was poor and the chance was lost.

MK Dons had their best chance after 36 minutes when Ethan Ebanks-Landell rose highest to glance a header from six yards inches wide of the far post.

The visitors had goalkeeper Lee Nicholls to thank for keeping them in the game as he twice denied Osayi-Samuel from close range after 74 minutes.

And his opposite number Ryan Allsop secured Blackpool the points by parrying away Kieran Agard's fierce late drive.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 26Allsop
  • 20Turton
  • 16Tilt
  • 5Robertson
  • 12Wilmer-Anderton
  • 15LongstaffSubstituted forAimsonat 89'minutes
  • 14Ryan
  • 23Daniel
  • 21Osayi-SamuelSubstituted forDelfounesoat 81'minutes
  • 9CullenSubstituted forGnanduilletat 72'minutes
  • 17Solomon-Otabor

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 3Taylor
  • 6Aimson
  • 10Clayton
  • 11Gnanduillet
  • 29Hartley
  • 30Delfouneso

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2GB Williams
  • 5Wootton
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 3Lewington
  • 8Cissé
  • 7Ariyibi
  • 6UpsonSubstituted forSeagerat 59'minutes
  • 20Tshibola
  • 14Agard
  • 16MuirheadSubstituted forNombeat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Walsh
  • 13Sietsma
  • 15Seager
  • 18McGrandles
  • 25Brittain
  • 30Nombe
  • 31Thomas-Asante
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
3,412

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away10
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 1, MK Dons 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, MK Dons 0.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jimmy Ryan.

Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George B Williams (MK Dons).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jimmy Ryan.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Will Aimson replaces Sean Longstaff.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ryan Allsop (Blackpool) because of an injury.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Clark Robertson.

Attempt blocked. Scott Wootton (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Blackpool).

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

Attempt blocked. Aaron Tshibola (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Nathan Delfouneso replaces Bright Samuel.

Attempt blocked. Gboly Ariyibi (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Kieran Agard (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Sam Nombe (MK Dons) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Bright Samuel (Blackpool) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Attempt saved. Bright Samuel (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Mark Cullen.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Sam Nombe replaces Robbie Muirhead.

Attempt missed. Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Bright Samuel (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Ryan Seager (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Kieran Agard (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Attempt saved. Bright Samuel (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

Attempt saved. Jimmy Ryan (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ryan Seager replaces Ed Upson.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Curtis Tilt.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Nick Anderton.

Jimmy Ryan (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Tshibola (MK Dons).

Clark Robertson (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Robbie Muirhead (MK Dons).

Foul by Oliver Turton (Blackpool).

goal

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