Championship leaders Brighton booked a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with goals from Beram Kayal and Tomer Hemed giving them a 2-0 home win over MK Dons.
The Seagulls, unbeaten in their last 18 matches in the Championship, made 11 changes but were still too strong for their struggling League One opponents.
The tie never reached any great heights, with the atmosphere subdued, and Brighton’s build-up play was slow particularly in the first half.
This is the seventh time in the last eight years that Albion have progressed from the third round.
Seagulls keeper Niki Maenpaa saved a snap shot from Chuks Aneke before Kayal drove Albion in front in only the ninth minute.
The former Celtic midfielder, making his comeback after three months out …