CHERRIES eased into the third round of the Carabao Cup after goals from Lys Mousset, Ryan Fraser and Jordon Ibe sunk League Two MK Dons 3-0 at Vitality Stadium.

Mousset opened his account for the season with a well-taken finish – before later going off injured – and Fraser capped an effervescent display with his second goal in four games.

Ibe fizzed a low strike home in second-half stoppage time.

The Dons rarely threatened and Alex Gilbey came closest just before Mousset struck.

Boss Eddie Howe made no fewer than 10 changes to the side which had drawn 2-2 with Everton, his starting line-up including £72million of talent against a Dons XI which had cost £300,000.

Fraser was the only man to keep his place, with Jefferson Lerma and Diego Rico making their first-team debuts.

Defender Baily Cargill started for the Dons following his release by Cherries in the summer.

Lerma showed some neat touches early on but urged to shoot from range by the Cherries faithful, blasted high into the Ted MacDougall Stand.

Jermain Defoe leathered wide and Fraser’s stinging drive was tipped behind by goalkeeper Lee Nicholls.

A quarter of an hour in, Cherries had the lead, the move starting when stopper Artur Boruc collected Dean Lewington’s corner and launched a rapid counter-attack.

Mousset played a slick one-two with Fraser down the right, adjusted his feet quickly in the penalty area and fired calmly under Nicholls on the angle.

The Frenchman nearly had a second moments later but his instinctive strike from Fraser’s cross met only Nicholls’s strong palms.

Nicholls had to be alert to block Defoe’s near-post effort midway through the half.

But Cherries were not to be denied and doubled their lead eight minutes before the break.

Lerma released Ibe down the right and his second attempt at a cross deflected into the path of Fraser, who made no mistake.

It was a quiet start to the second period, although Fraser fashioned an opportunity which he sent the wrong side of the upright.

Rico lashed wildly off target but came much closer moments later after Lewington had crudely felled Mousset. Spaniard Rico stepped up to take the free-kick and swept against the top of the crossbar.

Lerma went for a spectacular effort of his own just before the hour. The Colombian international curled towards the far corner, with Nicholls flying across to push to safety.

There was little action to speak of in the final half an hour, with substitute David Brooks wayward from Ibe’s cross.

Nicholls beat away an Ibe strike before the Cherries winger thumped emphatically inside the near post in stoppage time.

The third-round draw is due to take place on Thursday. It will be screened on Sky Sports shortly after 7pm.

Cherries: Boruc; Francis, Simpson, Mings, Rico; Ibe, L Cook, Lerma, Fraser (King, 66); Mousset (S Cook, 69); Defoe (Brooks, 86). Unused subs: Surman, Dobre, Ofoborh, Travers (g/k).