Dele on target on MK return

MK Dons 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs stepped up their preparations ahead of the forthcoming Premier League campaign with a 3-1 victory over a hard-working MK Dons outfit.

Dele Ali marked his return to StadiumMK with a goal. Profiting from Heung-Min Son’s toil on the hour to double the Lilywhites lead.

Son had opened Tottenham’s account earlier, clipping the ball over Dons’ stopper, Franco Ravizzoli from an acute angle.

Lucas Moura put the contest beyond double nine minutes from time after reacting the quickest to a loose ball in the hosts’ box.

MK Dons reduced the arrears three minutes later through John Freeman, giving the home fans amongst the 15,000-strong crowd something to shout about despite their side slipping to defeat.

MK Dons: Ravizzoli (Walker 71), Watson (Martin 71), Baldwin (Lewington 66), O’Hora (Jules 66), Darling, O’Riley (Robson 66), Kasumu (c) (Morton 71), Twine (Freeman 71), Eisa (Bird 71), Watters (Brown 64), Harvie (Ilunga 66)

Tottenham Hotspur: Whiteman, Doherty, Reguilon, Son (Scarlett 74’), Dele (Capt), Bergwijn, Tanganga, Lucas, Skipp (Omole 74’), Carter-Vickers, John Subs not used: Lloris, Davies, Parrott, Paskotsi, Fagan-Walcott, Clarke, White

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Brian Jeeves

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