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AFC Bournemouth 5-0 Milton Keynes Dons: Scott Parker's Cherries breeze through in Carabao Cup

David Brooks scores for Bournemouth against MK Dons
Bournemouth's David Brooks had two good chances before scoring the first goal of the domestic season in England

New boss Scott Parker guided Bournemouth to a thumping first-round Carabao Cup win over MK Dons as the club season got under way in England.

David Brooks volleyed the hosts ahead before the break and Dominic Solanke's sharp finish doubled their advantage.

Strikes by Philip Billing, Christian Saydee and Brooks' second made it five.

The League One Dons, whose preparations had been affected by an unwanted approach from Swansea City for manager Russell Martin, rarely threatened.

Martin's side only managed three shots on target throughout.

Bournemouth, losing semi-finalists in last season's Championship play-offs, seized control after a cautious first 10 minutes, with Brooks their biggest threat.

The Wales midfielder forced a decent save from keeper Franco Ravizzoli and then wastefully blasted an effort over the bar from Billing's cross before finding his range for the opening goal from Gavin Kilkenny's delightful pass.

Kilkenny's quality was once again to the fore as the lead was doubled within two minutes of the restart, beginning a fine team move which saw Brooks and Smith tee up Solanke.

And three goals in the final 20 minutes rewarded Bournemouth's increasing dominance.

Billing started the rush, winning possession deep in Dons territory and shooting home.

Debutant substitute Saydee's first professional goal after good work by Junior Stanislas made it 4-0 and Brooks netted his second from close range to complete the scoring.

Bournemouth boss Scott Parker:

"In terms of a result, clean sheet and five goals, it was very good.

"There were elements of it I didn't like and elements I loved. There are things we can improve on and that is part of the process.

"We have an unbelievable group, in terms of players who want to improve and get better, and that is a really positive sign."

MK Dons captain Dean Lewington:

"We love working with him [Russell Martin] and the team and we don't want it [his potential departure] to happen.

"There is a lot of apprehension. I don't want to make excuses but it's a sad changing room. We feel we're on the right path and doing the right things and obviously people come sniffing which is the worry.

"Hopefully the foundations are strong enough to survive this. The timing is terrible. As players, we have no control over these things."

Line-ups

Bournemouth

Formation 4-3-3

  • 42Travers
  • 17StaceySubstituted forZemuraat 41'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 35Rossi
  • 5Kelly
  • 15A Smith
  • 11MarcondesSubstituted forStanislasat 66'minutes
  • 26Kilkenny
  • 29Billing
  • 7Brooks
  • 9SolankeBooked at 73minsSubstituted forSaydeeat 76'minutes
  • 32Anthony

Substitutes

  • 19Stanislas
  • 28Taylor
  • 33Zemura
  • 36Glover
  • 38Saydee
  • 40Dennis
  • 44Camp

MK Dons

Formation 3-5-2

  • 23Ravizzoli
  • 6DarlingBooked at 86mins
  • 5O'HoraBooked at 75mins
  • 15Baldwin
  • 2WatsonSubstituted forMartinat 75'minutes
  • 7O'Riley
  • 9Twine
  • 8KasumuBooked at 60mins
  • 21HarvieBooked at 63mins
  • 11BrownSubstituted forRobsonat 54'minutes
  • 10Eisa

Substitutes

  • 3Lewington
  • 4Jules
  • 12Walker
  • 14Martin
  • 17Robson
  • 24Bird
  • 25Ilunga
Referee:
Sam Purkiss
Attendance:
5,746

Match Stats

Home TeamBournemouthAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home21
Away8
Shots on Target
Home13
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home20
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bournemouth 5, MK Dons 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bournemouth 5, MK Dons 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt O'Riley (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Twine.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Zemura (Bournemouth).

  5. Post update

    Josh Martin (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Twine (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Adam Smith (Bournemouth).

  8. Post update

    Mohamed Eisa (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by David Brooks (Bournemouth).

  10. Post update

    Daniel Harvie (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Adam Smith (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Scott Twine (MK Dons).

  13. Booking

    Jordan Zemura (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Zemura (Bournemouth).

  15. Post update

    Josh Martin (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Booking

    Harry Darling (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Christian Saydee (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Harry Darling (MK Dons).

  19. Post update

    Offside, MK Dons. Matt O'Riley tries a through ball, but Mohamed Eisa is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Christian Saydee (Bournemouth).