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Plymouth Argyle 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons

MK Dons claimed their first away win of the League One season by beating 10-man Plymouth.

They surprised their hosts on the counter against the run of play when Aidan Nesbitt scored at the far post in the ninth minute as Argyle failed to deal with Alex Gilbey's cross from the right.

Nesbitt hammered in past a defender and goalkeeper Luke McCormick from an acute angle.

Dons boss Robbie Neilson was forced to reshuffle his side in the 16th minute when Ed Upson was forced off with an injury.

Target man Nadir Ciftci's well-struck 23rd minute free-kick from 25 yards thumped back off the face of the crossbar, with Dons keeper Lee Nicholls beaten.

Argyle's next free kick - taken by Fox - was deflected just around the post but 12 minutes before half-time Argyle were reduced to 10 men when playmaker Graham Carey was red carded for a foul on Gboly Ariyibi.

Still Argyle went in search of an equaliser and it required a brave save by Nicholls to deny target man Ciftci as he was put in on goal by Ryan Edwards pinpoint pass.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2MillerSubstituted forLameirasat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 5EdwardsBooked at 48mins
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 24Fox
  • 6Ness
  • 14JervisSubstituted forAinsworthat 69'minutes
  • 10CareyBooked at 33mins
  • 16GrantBooked at 63mins
  • 9CiftciSubstituted forFletcherat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1te Loeke
  • 4Songo'o
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 11Lameiras
  • 13Blissett
  • 21Wylde
  • 27Fletcher

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 25Brittain
  • 5Wootton
  • 2WilliamsBooked at 68mins
  • 12Golbourne
  • 6UpsonSubstituted forMcGrandlesat 16'minutes
  • 8CisséBooked at 90mins
  • 7Ariyibi
  • 26Gilbey
  • 21NesbittSubstituted forAgardat 83'minutes
  • 9SowBooked at 72minsSubstituted forMuirheadat 77'minutesBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 3Lewington
  • 13Sietsma
  • 14Agard
  • 15Seager
  • 16Muirhead
  • 18McGrandles
  • 31Thomas-Asante
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
8,566

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, MK Dons 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, MK Dons 1.

Lionel Ainsworth (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Robbie Muirhead (MK Dons).

Foul by Lionel Ainsworth (Plymouth Argyle).

Scott Golbourne (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle).

Kieran Agard (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Ousseynou Cissé (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Callum Brittain.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Kieran Agard replaces Aidan Nesbitt.

Booking

Robbie Muirhead (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ruben Lameiras replaces Gary Miller.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Robbie Muirhead replaces Osman Sow.

Attempt missed. Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Callum Brittain.

Alex Fletcher (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Wootton (MK Dons).

Attempt missed. Alex Fletcher (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Osman Sow (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

(Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Osman Sow (MK Dons).

Hand ball by Callum Brittain (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lionel Ainsworth replaces Jake Jervis.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Alex Fletcher replaces Nadir Ciftci.

Attempt missed. Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

Booking

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

Nadir Ciftci (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George B Williams (MK Dons).

Booking

Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle).

George B Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle).

Aidan Nesbitt (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gboly Ariyibi (MK Dons).

Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury651094516
2Charlton6501137615
3Peterborough6411137613
4Bradford6411127513
5Scunthorpe633082612
6Oxford Utd6321103711
7Blackpool632186211
8Wigan531183510
9Fleetwood531185310
10Blackburn530210649
11Rotherham630310829
12Bristol Rovers63031012-29
13Walsall62229908
14Portsmouth62226608
15MK Dons621347-37
16Doncaster613267-16
17Southend6132712-56
18Wimbledon611437-44
19Bury6114611-54
20Plymouth6114510-54
21Rochdale603339-63
22Northampton5104310-73
23Gillingham6024410-62
24Oldham6015714-71
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