Match ends, MK Dons 1, Port Vale 0.
MK Dons moved up to fourth place in League One thanks to Carl Baker's early goal against 10-man Port Vale.
The only goal of the game came in the third minute when Baker's right-footed shot from the edge of the area found the left corner of Chris Neal's goal.
Vale's task was made tougher when Chris Lines was shown red for head-butting Dele Alli just before half-time.
Benik Afobe headed wide and Daniel Powell saw his effort saved by Neal as the Dons searched for a second goal.
MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"There were some good performances, there were some not so good performances today. We just accept that and move on.
"Carl Baker is a good player. We brought him in because he's a very good player. What I like about him is he goes forward. He's not fit, he's still got an awful lot to do.
"Our players have been magnificent. Because they care, they really do care. Hopefully we can utilise this and move forward."
- 5McFadzeanBooked at 65mins
- 13BakerBooked at 23minsSubstituted forGreenat 87'minutes
- 10ReevesBooked at 18minsSubstituted forGriggat 71'minutes
- 17PowellSubstituted forBowditchat 71'minutes
- 14DanielSubstituted forBirchallat 84'minutes
- 15O'ConnorSubstituted forDoddsat 69'minutes
- 10LinesBooked at 38mins
- 33N'GuessanSubstituted forWilliamsonat 62'minutes
- Gary Sutton
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Port Vale 0.
Foul by Antony Kay (MK Dons).
Mark Marshall (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Dele Alli (MK Dons).
Michael Brown (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Adam Yates.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) because of an injury.
Jordan Spence (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Mark Marshall (Port Vale).
Substitution, MK Dons. Danny Green replaces Carl Baker.
Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Birchall replaces Colin Daniel.
Attempt missed. Dele Alli (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt saved. Jordan Spence (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Chris Neal.
Attempt missed. Jordan Spence (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.
Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).
Michael Brown (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Carl Baker (MK Dons) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.