The FA Cup - First Round
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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:

"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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 3, MK Dons 4.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Kabongo Tshimanga replaces Benik Afobe.

  5. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Booking

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ryan McGivern (Port Vale).

  12. 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.

  13. Post update

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

  14. 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.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Adam Yates.

  16. Booking

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tom Flanagan (MK Dons).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons).