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Blackpool 1-0 Milton Keynes Dons

Sean Longstaff's early strike was enough to secure newly-promoted Blackpool their first victory back in League One and defeat MK Dons.

The game was played with Blackpool Air Show taking place in the skies above Bloomfield Road and the hosts were soon flying high.

They were ahead after just five minutes when on-loan Newcastle midfielder Longstaff picked the ball up 15 yards out and rifled a right-footed shot low into the far corner.

And the Seasiders had a chance to double the lead when Bright Osayi-Samuel broke inside the area but his square ball to Viv Solomon-Otabor was poor and the chance was lost.

MK Dons had their best chance after 36 minutes when Ethan Ebanks-Landell rose highest to glance a header from six yards inches wide of the far post.

The visitors had goalkeeper Lee Nicholls to thank for keeping them in the game as he twice denied Osayi-Samuel from close range after 74 minutes.

And his opposite number Ryan Allsop secured Blackpool the points by parrying away Kieran Agard's fierce late drive.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 26Allsop
  • 20Turton
  • 16Tilt
  • 5Robertson
  • 12Wilmer-Anderton
  • 15S LongstaffSubstituted forAimsonat 89'minutes
  • 14RyanBooked at 84mins
  • 23Daniel
  • 21Osayi-SamuelSubstituted forDelfounesoat 81'minutes
  • 9CullenSubstituted forGnanduilletat 72'minutes
  • 17Solomon-Otabor

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 3Taylor
  • 6Aimson
  • 10Clayton
  • 11Gnanduillet
  • 29Hartley
  • 30Delfouneso

MK Dons

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2Williams
  • 5Wootton
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 3Lewington
  • 8Cissé
  • 7Ariyibi
  • 6UpsonSubstituted forSeagerat 59'minutes
  • 20Tshibola
  • 14Agard
  • 16MuirheadSubstituted forNombeat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Walsh
  • 13Sietsma
  • 15Seager
  • 18McGrandles
  • 25Brittain
  • 30Nombe
  • 31Thomas-Asante
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
3,412

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away10
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackpool 1, MK Dons 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, MK Dons 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jimmy Ryan.

  4. Post update

    Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by George B Williams (MK Dons).

  6. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jimmy Ryan.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Will Aimson replaces Sean Longstaff.

  8. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  9. Post update

    Delay in match Ryan Allsop (Blackpool) because of an injury.

  10. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Clark Robertson.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Scott Wootton (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Blackpool).

  13. Post update

    Kieran Agard (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Aaron Tshibola (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Nathan Delfouneso replaces Bright Samuel.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gboly Ariyibi (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Nombe (MK Dons) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bright Samuel (Blackpool) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bright Samuel (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

As It Stood

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4Bradford22003126
5Shrewsbury22002026
6Doncaster21103124
7Rotherham21015233
8Plymouth21013213
9Bury11001013
10Wigan11001013
11Blackpool21012203
12Walsall21012203
13Portsmouth210123-13
14Charlton210112-13
15Southend210126-43
16Scunthorpe20202202
17Wimbledon201112-11
18Gillingham201101-11
19Rochdale201113-21
20MK Dons200202-20
21Northampton200202-20
22Blackburn200225-30
23Oldham200214-30
24Bristol Rovers200215-40
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