The FA Cup - First Round
Port Vale3MK Dons4

Port Vale 3-4 Milton Keynes Dons

Benik Afobe scored twice as MK Dons edged League One rivals Port Vale in a seven-goal FA Cup first-round thriller.

Ben Reeves hit the bar before his Dons team-mate Jordan Spence deflected an Adam Yates cross into his own goal.

Afobe beat keeper Chris Neal in a one-on-one to level, with Carl Baker's 25-yard shot putting the visitors ahead.

Dany N'Guessan steered home an equaliser, only for Afobe to score from the spot and set Danny Green up before N'Guessan added a second of his own.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

Media playback is not supported on this device

Robinson on Port Vale v MK Dons

"In the first half I don't know why we were 1-0 down, I thought we were excellent.

''I'm really pleased with the way the players have conducted themselves, to be here without six key individuals and beat Port Vale, who are galvanised by their new manager

"It was a really good win and I can't ask for much more. To score four goals away from home anywhere in the country is a great achievement.

"We've got two weeks off from football now, and we can turn our thoughts and focus to other things."

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 2YatesSubstituted forDoddsat 80'minutes
  • 6DuffyBooked at 57mins
  • 26Streete
  • 5McGivernBooked at 88mins
  • 7BirchallSubstituted forMooreat 64'minutes
  • 10Lines
  • 15O'Connor
  • 20Marshall
  • 9WilliamsonSubstituted forDanielat 64'minutes
  • 33N'Guessan

Substitutes

  • 3Dickinson
  • 8Dodds
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 17Brown
  • 19Moore
  • 25Slew

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12Spence
  • 4FlanaganBooked at 78mins
  • 5McFadzean
  • 3Lewington
  • 10Reeves
  • 15Randall
  • 22CarruthersBooked at 72minsSubstituted forGreenat 73'minutes
  • 11Grigg
  • 13Baker
  • 23AfobeSubstituted forTshimangaat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 7Green
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 25Hickford
  • 27Tshimanga
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
4,120

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away20
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 3, MK Dons 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 3, MK Dons 4.

Attempt saved. Kabongo Tshimanga (MK Dons) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Kabongo Tshimanga replaces Benik Afobe.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Attempt blocked. Danny Green (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Byron Moore (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Ryan McGivern (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

William Grigg (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan McGivern (Port Vale).

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 3, MK Dons 4. Dany N'Guessan (Port Vale) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Mark Marshall (Port Vale) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, MK Dons 4. Danny Green (MK Dons) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Benik Afobe.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Adam Yates.

Booking

Tom Flanagan (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Dany N'Guessan (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Flanagan (MK Dons).

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

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Danny Green replaces Samir Carruthers.

Attempt saved. Remie Streete (Port Vale) header from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Byron Moore (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons).

Attempt blocked. Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jordan Spence.

Byron Moore (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Ryan McGivern (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Benik Afobe (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Colin Daniel replaces Ben Williamson.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Byron Moore replaces Chris Birchall.

Foul by Chris Birchall (Port Vale).

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, MK Dons 3. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Ben Williamson (Port Vale) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty MK Dons. Benik Afobe draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Carl Baker (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

Top Stories