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MK Dons3Rotherham2

Milton Keynes Dons 3-2 Rotherham United

Patrick Bamford

Patrick Bamford netted a stunning late winner, his 12th goal of the season, as MK Dons beat 10-man Rotherham.

Michael O'Connor was dismissed for fouling Stephen Gleeson in the box and Shaun Williams scored from the spot.

Millers manager Steve Evans also saw red at half-time before Ben Reeves tapped in a rebound to make it 2-0.

Lee Frecklington's header and a Tom Flanagan own goal brought Rotherham level before Chelsea loanee Bamford fired in from 20 yards for the hosts.

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MK Dons boss Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

Karl Robinson

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Post-match: MK Dons boss Robinson

"Ten out of our 18 players are all 23 years of age or under and have so much class and quality. But they've got to learn the other side of the game and that will make them better players.

"There were mistakes today and it's not cost us, but it could, so it's important we learn our lessons.

"Patrick Bamford's path at Chelsea is nothing to do with us. All we can do whilst he's here is make him a better footballer and I think he's doing that.

"Me and him have had a little joke about the target for him. Some people raised a few eyebrows about why we brought him back in the summer and why we were so excited; that's why. And what a good lovely, grounded kid he is too."

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1MartinSubstituted forMcLoughlinat 46'minutes
  • 2OtsemoborSubstituted forBaldockat 81'minutes
  • 3Lewington
  • 8PotterBooked at 31mins
  • 6WilliamsBooked at 38mins
  • 4Flanagan
  • 17Powell
  • 7Gleeson
  • 12ReevesSubstituted forMcLeodat 81'minutes
  • 15BamfordBooked at 86mins
  • 21Banton

Substitutes

  • 5Hodson
  • 11Smith
  • 13McLeod
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 18Baldock
  • 20Rasulo
  • 22Carruthers

Rotherham

  • 1Shearer
  • 2BrindleyBooked at 38mins
  • 3Skarz
  • 15Milsom
  • 20Morgan
  • 4Arnason
  • 22Agard
  • 8FrecklingtonBooked at 42mins
  • 9RevellSubstituted forEavesat 46'minutes
  • 18PringleSubstituted forNardielloat 89'minutes
  • 10O'ConnorBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 6Mills
  • 14Bradley
  • 16Tubbs
  • 17Nardiello
  • 21Collin
  • 23Tidser
  • 25Eaves
Referee:
Robert Madley
Attendance:
11,564

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home20
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home6
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 3, Rotherham United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 3, Rotherham United 2.

Foul by Daniel Powell (MK Dons).

Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Lee Frecklington.

Foul by Jason Banton (MK Dons).

Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Daniel Nardiello replaces Ben Pringle.

Attempt missed. Izale McLeod (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 3, Rotherham United 2. Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Izale McLeod.

Booking

Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. George Baldock replaces Jon Otsemobor.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Izale McLeod replaces Ben Reeves.

Attempt missed. Craig Morgan (Rotherham United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Powell (MK Dons).

Goal!

Own Goal by Tom Flanagan, MK Dons. MK Dons 2, Rotherham United 2.

Attempt blocked. Jason Banton (MK Dons) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 2, Rotherham United 1. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Craig Morgan with a cross.

Foul by Patrick Bamford (MK Dons).

Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tom Flanagan (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Attempt missed. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 2, Rotherham United 0. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Powell with a cross.

Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

Attempt blocked. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Daniel Powell (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Skarz (Rotherham United).

(MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kieran Agard (Rotherham United).

Attempt saved. Jason Banton (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ben Pringle.

Attempt blocked. Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Tom Eaves (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient1210202332
2Peterborough1210111631
3Wolves118211426
4Preston12642622
5Bradford126331121
6Swindon12624920
7MK Dons12543519
8Crawley11542419
9Walsall12543219
10Rotherham12543019
11Brentford12534018
12Port Vale12426-414
13Shrewsbury12264-212
14Colchester12264-612
15Carlisle11335-1012
16Crewe12336-1412
17Coventry12633611
18Oldham11326-211
19Gillingham12237-79
20Sheff Utd12228-108
21Stevenage12228-118
22Tranmere12228-158
23Notts County11218-87
24Bristol City11065-76
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