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Port Vale 0-2 Milton Keynes Dons

MK Dons ended their winless run of five league games with a dominant 2-0 victory at Vale Park.

The hosts had the first chance to go ahead within 90 seconds after Mitchell Clark's low drive from the left was denied by Dons goalkeeper Lee Nicholls.

But the Dons opened the scoring on 23 minutes when Chuks Aneke converted Baily Cargill's cross for his third goal of the season.

Kieran Agard then doubled the advantage with a composed strike into the bottom-left corner after turning away from his marker.

In the second half, Vale upped their tempo and, with an hour played, Conlon chipped a ball to Ricky Miller but his header was comfortably caught by Nicholls.

Cardiff loanee Rhys Healy entered the field on 70 minutes for MK Dons and made an immediate impact when his looping header forced a finger-tip save from Scott Brown.

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Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 13Rawlinson
  • 5Legge
  • 15SmithBooked at 45mins
  • 23Clark
  • 24WhitfieldSubstituted forHardcastleat 45'minutes
  • 22ConlonBooked at 86mins
  • 8OyelekeSubstituted forJoyceat 18'minutes
  • 11Hannant
  • 9PopeBooked at 57mins
  • 10MillerSubstituted forMontañoat 45'minutesSubstituted forat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Montaño
  • 4Joyce
  • 12Hornby
  • 17Kanu
  • 19Dodds
  • 21Vassell
  • 25Hardcastle

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2Williams
  • 26Cargill
  • 4Walsh
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3Lewington
  • 7Watson
  • 8GilbeyBooked at 87mins
  • 24Houghton
  • 10AnekeSubstituted forHealeyat 69'minutes
  • 14Agard

Substitutes

  • 6Cissé
  • 12Hancox
  • 19Simpson
  • 22Moore
  • 23Thomas-Asante
  • 25Brittain
  • 32Healey
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
3,399

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home1
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 0, MK Dons 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 0, MK Dons 2.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Jordan Houghton (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Luke Joyce (Port Vale).

Rhys Healey (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Conlon (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (MK Dons).

George Williams (MK Dons) hits the bar with a right footed shot from long range on the right.

Booking

Tom Conlon (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lewis Hardcastle (Port Vale).

Rhys Healey (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Rhys Healey (MK Dons).

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

Foul by Kieran Agard (MK Dons).

Foul by Nathan Smith (Port Vale).

Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Joe Walsh (MK Dons).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Attempt blocked. Rhys Healey (MK Dons) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

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

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Scott Brown.

Attempt saved. Jordan Houghton (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Rhys Healey replaces Chuks Aneke.

Attempt blocked. Mitchell Clark (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Jordan Houghton (MK Dons).

Cristian Montaño went off injured after Port Vale had used all subs.

Attempt missed. Luke Joyce (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) because of an injury.

Foul by Cristian Montaño (Port Vale).

Ryan Watson (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Booking

Tom Pope (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City118122081225
2Exeter1172220101023
3Newport117221718-123
4Colchester1154224111319
5Forest Green11470179819
6MK Dons11461128418
7Stevenage115331210218
8Oldham11452159617
9Bury115241612417
10Tranmere11452129317
11Swindon114431615116
12Crawley115151515016
13Carlisle115151012-216
14Mansfield10361147715
15Yeovil114341813515
16Port Vale114251111014
17Crewe103251111011
18Morecambe11317921-1210
19Cheltenham11236915-69
20Notts County112361526-119
21Northampton11155817-98
22Grimsby11227718-118
23Cambridge112271123-128
24Macclesfield110471122-114
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