MK Dons 1-4 Swansea: Leroy Fer double sends Swans through
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 22/08/17 10:02pm
A strong Swansea side came from behind to beat MK Dons as Leroy Fer grabbed a brace to send the Premier League side into the third round of the Carabao Cup.
Southampton loanee Ryan Seager put the hosts ahead at stadium:mk with his first goal for the club, with Fer then heading home twice.
Tammy Abraham's maiden Swansea goal and a solo effort from Jordan Ayew sealed a comfortable 4-1 victory for Paul Clement's side, who now go into the hat for Thursday's draw.
MK Dons boss Robbie Neilson initially made eight changes from Saturday's win over Gillingham but that became seven as Seager came in after Kieran Agard was withdrawn following the warm-up.
It was Seager who would open the scoring with a smart finish after 17 minutes, only for Fer to level a with a powerful header a little over two minutes later before the visitors took control.
Abraham spurned a superb chance to open the scoring inside eight minutes but chipped his shot wide of goal when well placed.
The hosts struck with their first decent chance of the evening, Seager finishing well after being played in by Robbie Muirhead.
But Clement's Swans, showing only four alterations from the 4-0 loss to Manchester United, hit back almost immediately as Fer headed Jay Fulton's cross past Wieger Sietsma in the Dons' goal.
Angel Rangel, captaining the visitors, then sent his own header wide but did sting the palms of Sietsma just after the half-hour mark as Swansea started to dominate possession.
Ed Upson had the best chance for MK Dons before the interval but Kristoffer Nordfeldt was equal to his low drive.
Swansea continued to enjoy plenty of the ball after the break as Ayew's rasping shot was turned behind, with Fer putting the Premier League outfit ahead with his second header of the night.
Chelsea loanee Abraham grabbed his first Swansea strike, tapping in Ayew's cross, with the Ghana international scoring the best goal of the night to cap an impressive display.
It was not all good news for Clement, however, as defender Kyle Bartley was taken off on a stretcher after an awkward landing.