As it happened: AFC Bournemouth 5-0 MK Dons in the Carabao Cup
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16:042 years ago

Thank you for joining me!

That's all we have time for here on VAVEL!

Thanks for joining me today for the first round Carabao Cup clash between Bournemouth and MK Dons.

A 5-0 victory sees the Cherries comfortably through.

See you next time!

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Dream debut for Saydee


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Full-time: Bournemouth 5-0 MK Dons

A comfortable afternoon for Bournemouth comes to an end and Scott Parker's men are through to the second round.
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Three minutes added on

We will play another three minutes here at the Vitality.

Bournemouth almost through to the second round in comfortable fashion.

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Gavin Kilkenny man of the match

Bournemouth's Gavin Kilkenny is awarded the man of the match award.

Very impressive performance.

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Zemura booked

Jordan Zemura is booked for a late challenge on Josh Martin.
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88' Booking for Darling

MK Dons' Harry Darling picks up a yellow card. 
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83' GOAL for Bournemouth!

Saydee turns provider this time as he sets up Brooks for his second of the afternoon.


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80' GOAL for Bournemouth!

Christian Saydee, who came on for Solanke a few minutes ago, scores on his debut to make it 4-0 after being found by Stanislas!
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75' MK Dons substitution

The visitors make their second change with Josh Martin replacing Tennai Watson.
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Both sides with a yellow card

A couple of recent bookings to report for both sides.

Dominic Solanke was booked for the hosts, as was Warren O'Hora for the Dons.

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72' GOAL for Bournemouth!

A mistake by Ravizzoli sees MK Dons squander possession. Philip Billing robbed the ball from O'Hora, before extending their lead in simple fashion.


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70' Jaidon Anthony denied

Jaidon Anthony has a chance to put Bournemouth further ahead, but his effort is comfortably saved by Ravizzoli.
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68' Darling denied by Travers

MK Dons take a free-kick in a dangerous position. 

Scott Twine plays it short to Harry Darling, whose fierce strike is kept out by Travers.

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66' Bournemouth substitution

The hosts make their second change as Junior Stanislas returns from injury and replaces Emiliano Marcondes.
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62' Harvie booked

Daniel Harvie joins his team-mate Kasumu in the referee's notebook.
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60' Kasumu booked

MK Dons' David Kasumu is shown the first booking of the afternoon.
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Cool as you like


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54' MK Dons substitution

The visitors make their first change, with Ethan Robson replacing Charlie Brown.
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47' GOAL for Bournemouth!

A good move by Bournemouth started in their own half ends with Adam Smith finding Dominic Solanke, who turns and finishes to double their lead!
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46' We're back underway!

MK Dons get the second half underway!
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Half-time: Bournemouth 1-0 MK Dons

The hosts deservedly lead at the break.

The goal coming from David Brooks, who could have had a hat-trick on another day.


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Three minutes added

We will play an extra three minutes here in the first half.
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41' Bournemouth substitution

The hosts are forced into a substitution as Jack Stacey picks up an injury. He is replaced by Jordan Zemura.
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35' GOAL for Bournemouth!

David Brooks volleys Bournemouth into the lead after a brilliant ball to find him by Gavin Kilkenny!
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30' Brooks misses sitter

David Brooks has a golden chance to put Bournemouth ahead but fires over from six yards out.
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29' Chance for MK Dons

A good move from the visitors sees the ball end up at Scott Twine, whose shot from around 12 yards out is held by Travers.
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Promising start for the hosts


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17' Chance for MK Dons

The visitors have a chance as Kasumu finds Mo Eisa, who is denied by Travers.
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13' Brooks denied

David Brooks has a chance for Bournemouth but sees his effort saved by Ravizzoli.
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8' Travers clears the danger

MK Dons are growing into the game and the ball is played up towards Daniel Harvie, but Travers does well to clear the danger.
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5' Bournemouth controlling possession

No chances to report in the early stages of the game, but Bournemouth are controlling possession so far.
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1’ We’re underway!

Bournemouth get us underway here in this first round tie!
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Warm-up complete!

The MK Dons players have finished their warm-up as kick-off is just over 10 minutes away!


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Should be a good atmosphere!


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The visitors begin their warm-up!


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MK Dons playing a 3-4-1-2

MK Dons XI: Ravizzoli; Darling, O'Hora, Baldwin; Watson, O'Riley, Kasumu (C), Harvie; Twine; Eisa, Brown.
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Bournemouth with a 4-5-1 formation

Bournemouth XI: Travers; Stacey, Ibsen Rossi, Kelly (C), Smith; Brooks, Kilkenny, Marcondes, Billing, Anthony; Solanke.
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The full MK Dons squad for this afternoon


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Martin makes one change

MK Dons have also made one change from their 3-1 defeat against Tottenham. 

Charlie Brown is in for Cardiff loanee Max Watters.

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One change for Bournemouth

Scott Parker has made one change to the side that lost 2-1 against Chelsea in midweek. 

Jaidon Anthony comes in for his first Cherries start, replacing Kyle Taylor.

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MK Dons starting XI


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AFC Bournemouth starting XI


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Not great conditions at the Vitality this afternoon


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Full list of first round ties


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The venue for today's tie


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Scott Parker expects a competitive game


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Russell Martin looking forward to today's tie


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Club statement from MK Dons

MK Dons have released a statement regarding Swansea's approach for manager Russell Martin.


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Russell Martin's last game in charge of MK Dons?

The main headline going into today's game is that it looks set to be Russell Martin's last game as MK Dons manager.


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Welcome back!

Welcome back to our live coverage of today's Carabao Cup first round clash between Bournemouth and MK Dons.

We are now just two hours away from kick-off.

Team news coming up at 2pm!


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That's all for now!

We will be back tomorrow for more live coverage of the first round Carabao Cup clash between Bournemouth and MK Dons.

The game is scheduled to kick-off at 3pm BST, with updates continuing beforehand. 

See you then!

17:272 years ago

How to watch Bournemouth vs MK Dons Live Stream on TV and Online.

One way of watching this game is of course in person at the Vitality Stadium.

Unfortunately, it's not available to watch on TV or via either club's streaming service. 

If you are unable to be at the game, your best bet of staying up to date is right here on Vavel!

17:222 years ago

Bournemouth vs MK Dons Prediction

Both sides enter the tie with one win and two defeats in pre-season. 

Those results don't give much indication of how this game will go but Bournemouth are no doubt the favourites.

The Dons have players capable of causing Scott Parker's men problems but I think they will ultimately fall short.

Prediction: Bournemouth 2-1 MK Dons.

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Previous meetings

The last meeting between these sides was in the second round of this competition in 2018.

Bournemouth were 3-0 winners on that occasion, with goals from Lys Mousset, Ryan Fraser and Jordon Ibe

They have met 13 times in total, and the Cherries have won six to Mk Dons' four. 

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Key player for MK Dons

The Dons' key man is summer signing Scott Twine. He joined the club after his contract expired with Swindon Town, who received a compensation fee due to him being under 24.

The 22-year-old spent the first half of last season at League Two side Newport County, before returning to Swindon in January. 

In total, he scored 14 goals last season and provided 10 assists. 

The midfielder has already found the net twice for his new club, both coming in the 3-1 friendly win against King's Lynn. 


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Key player for Bournemouth

Bournemouth's key man for this fixture is Dominic Solanke

He joined the Cherries from Liverpool in 2019 for a reported fee of £19 million. 

The striker struggled for goals during their time in the top-flight, but netted 15 Championship goals last season and provided eight assists. 

The 23-year-old has also scored twice in their three pre-season friendlies.


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Probable MK Dons line-up

Russell Martin has lost his two top scorers from last season, with Scott Fraser and Cameron Jerome both leaving the club.

They have recruited players capable of replacing those goals though. Forwards Max Watters, Troy Parrott and Mo Eisa have arrived at Stadium MK this summer and will be hoping to contribute towards a promotion push.

For this game, they will be without the injured Andrew Fisher and Josh McEachran, who is recovering from Covid-19.

Possible starting XI: Ravizzoli; Watson, Darling, O'Hora, Baldwin, Harvie; O'Riley, Kasumu, Twine; Watters, Eisa.

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Probable Bournemouth line-up

After the departure of Asmir Begovic to Everton, Mark Travers is set to start the season in goal for Bournemouth

Scott Parker will be without star man Arnaut Danjuma for the tie, as well as Leeds United loanee Leif Davis

Jefferson Lerma is also injured, while Chris Mepham serves his one-match ban following his dismissal against Brentford in the play-offs.

Junior Stanislas will be in the squad following his injury. 

Possible starting XI: Travers; Stacey, Ibsen Rossi, Kelly, Smith; Kilkenny, Marcondes; Brooks, Billing, Taylor; Solanke.

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MK Dons out to upset the odds

The Dons enter the game as underdogs against strong Championship opposition. 

Last season they were knocked out at this stage by Coventry City

Can they get one over on a team from the division above this time? You'll find out here on Vavel!

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Bournemouth looking to progress further this time around

The Cherries entered the competition in the second round last season and beat Premier League side Crystal Palace on penalties. 

Next up was a trip to eventual winners of the competition,  Manchester City. Phil Foden scored the winner as Pep Guardiola's men won the tie 2-1. 

Can Bournemouth go further this time around? They will be confident of reaching round two against League One opposition.  

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The match will be played at the Vitality Stadium

AFC Bournemouth vs MK Dons will be played at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth.

The maximum capacity is 11,364, and it should be a good atmosphere as both sides return to competitive action.

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Welcome to's coverage of the Carabao Cup match: AFC Bournemouth vs MK Dons!

Welcome! My name is Dale Winfield and I'll be your host for this game. 

We will provide you with pre-game analysis, score updates and news as it happens here on VAVEL!