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Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Port Vale

Alex Jones' first-half goal was all that Port Vale needed to see off MK Dons and end a winless run away from home that stretched back to April.

AFC Wimbledon's win at Oxford earlier in the day saw Neal Ardley's side go above MK Dons for the first time in the English Football League and Karl Robinson's day got even worse when Jones netted the winner.

The hosts started brightly and Kieran Agard's downward header was well saved by Jak Alnwick in the Vale goal.

But little more than a minute after watching his strike smack against the Port Vale post, Dons defender Dean Lewington's misjudged handball handed Bruno Ribeiro's side a penalty 10 minutes before the break.

And although Jones' initial strike was superbly saved by Dons keeper David Martin, the Birmingham loanee was perfectly placed to smash home the rebound.

Substitutes Nicky Maynard and Brandon Thomas-Asante both forced saves from Alnwick late on and Ben Reeves hit the bar with a free-kick but they were unable to grab an equaliser.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12Williams
  • 23DowningSubstituted forMaynardat 69'minutes
  • 4Walsh
  • 3LewingtonBooked at 34mins
  • 8PotterBooked at 55mins
  • 6UpsonBooked at 23minsSubstituted forReevesat 59'minutes
  • 9Bowditch
  • 7Carruthers
  • 49ColcloughSubstituted forThomas-Asanteat 84'minutes
  • 14Agard

Substitutes

  • 10Reeves
  • 16Hendry
  • 17Powell
  • 19Nicholls
  • 27Tshimanga
  • 28Maynard
  • 30Thomas-Asante

Port Vale

  • 1AlnwickBooked at 60mins
  • 2Purkiss
  • 24Smith
  • 4Streete
  • 5KnopsBooked at 58mins
  • 42GrantBooked at 70mins
  • 27Amoros
  • 11FoleyBooked at 66mins
  • 26JonesSubstituted forPereiraat 90+3'minutes
  • 46HartSubstituted forTurnerat 86'minutes
  • 13PatersonSubstituted forGeraldo Rosaat 73'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 6Mac-Intosch
  • 9Cicilia
  • 18Turner
  • 20Geraldo Rosa
  • 21Pereira
  • 25Santos
  • 30Shalaj
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
8,259

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home19
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away7
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 0, Port Vale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 0, Port Vale 1.

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Port Vale).

Booking

Kiko (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kiko (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Quentin Pereira replaces Alex Jones.

Attempt saved. Brandon Thomas-Asante (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Brandon Thomas-Asante (MK Dons).

Sam Foley (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Dan Turner replaces Sam Hart.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Brandon Thomas-Asante replaces Ryan Colclough.

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

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kiko (Port Vale).

Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons).

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

Attempt saved. Alex Jones (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Sam Foley (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons).

Foul by Nicky Maynard (MK Dons).

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

Attempt missed. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Kiko replaces Martin Paterson.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Kjell Knops.

Booking

Anthony Grant (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Port Vale).

Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Martin Paterson (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Nicky Maynard replaces Paul Downing.

Attempt saved. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jak Alnwick.

Booking

Sam Foley (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Foley (Port Vale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1274127121525
2Bradford12660157824
3Bury126242116520
4Port Vale126241614220
5Bolton125431110119
6Northampton124621913618
7Rochdale125341613318
8Sheff Utd115331414018
9Peterborough124532115617
10Wimbledon124441817116
11Bristol Rovers114431616016
12MK Dons124351515015
13Oxford Utd124351314-115
14Gillingham124351823-515
15Fleetwood113441616013
16Walsall113441317-413
17Chesterfield113351616012
18Charlton112631212012
19Millwall113351822-412
20Swindon123361217-512
21Oldham12264713-612
22Southend123361223-1112
23Shrewsbury122461118-710
24Coventry11164812-49
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