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Milton Keynes Dons 2-0 Crawley Town

Ten-man MK Dons followed up their League Cup win over Manchester United with victory over Crawley.

Daniel Powell hit the post for the Dons before Dele Alli fired home a rebound after Brian Jensen saved from Powell.

Kyle McFadzean was sent off for the hosts when he brought down Izale McLeod in the box only for McLeod to see his penalty saved by David Martin.

Benik Afobe hit the post with a free-kick before he made the points safe with a neat finish in stoppage time.

MK Dons climbed to third in League One following their third win of the season, while Crawley have now lost their last three in a row.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Robinson on MK Dons v Crawley

"It was great to see Izale McLeod back here again. We knew it would be a difficult afternoon with him. I thought we rode our luck at times today.

"We did wonderfully well and it's great for the football club."

On Dele Alli: "He's a wonderful talent. We know all the interest and he knows of my desire to keep him at the club."

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

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Gregory on MK Dons v Crawley

"We messed up the penalty, which would have got us back to one-each and there would have been only one winner, but it's a recurring theme that I keep talking about each week, about how well we played.

"If it was purely about performances, we would've possibly been already promoted, but it's not about the performance, it's about results.

"We need to sit down and reassess everything, and take a long hard look at everything we do, and everything goes towards our weekly training sessions and we need to make sure that we end on maximum points next weekend."

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 18Baldock
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 69mins
  • 6Kay
  • 3Lewington
  • 17PowellBooked at 64mins
  • 8PotterSubstituted forRandallat 55'minutes
  • 19HitchcockSubstituted forCarruthersat 66'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 14Alli
  • 9BowditchSubstituted forSpenceat 72'minutes
  • 23Afobe

Substitutes

  • 4Flanagan
  • 11Grigg
  • 12Spence
  • 15Randall
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 20Rasulo
  • 22Carruthers

Crawley

  • 1Jensen
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 12Walsh
  • 5Leacock
  • 3Dickson
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forHarroldat 78'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 8Smith
  • 20BawlingSubstituted forO'Connorat 17'minutes
  • 4HendersonBooked at 25mins
  • 21TomlinBooked at 39mins
  • 9McLeod

Substitutes

  • 6Bradley
  • 14Young
  • 15Banya
  • 17Rose
  • 18Harrold
  • 22O'Connor
  • 25Ashdown
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
7,148

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home21
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 2, Crawley Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 2, Crawley Town 0.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Anthony Kay.

Attempt blocked. Joe Walsh (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons).

Lanre Oyebanjo (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 2, Crawley Town 0. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Hand ball by Lanre Oyebanjo (Crawley Town).

Benik Afobe (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emmett O'Connor (Crawley Town).

Booking

Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons).

Lanre Oyebanjo (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Conor Henderson (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Jordan Spence.

Attempt missed. Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left.

Foul by Mark Randall (MK Dons).

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

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

Foul by Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces Gwion Edwards.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by David Martin.

Attempt saved. Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Benik Afobe (MK Dons) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Joe Walsh (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Jordan Spence replaces Dean Bowditch.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough540195412
2Fleetwood532062411
3MK Dons531195410
4Bradford531184410
5Chesterfield531164210
6Preston52308359
7Barnsley52219638
8Swindon52218538
9Bristol City42205328
10Notts County42115327
11Doncaster52126607
12Sheff Utd52125507
13Gillingham5212910-17
14Leyton Orient51315416
15Coventry51316606
16Crawley520336-36
17Oldham512267-15
18Port Vale512267-15
19Yeovil512248-45
20Rochdale511378-14
21Scunthorpe5113411-74
22Walsall503235-23
23Colchester5014510-51
24Crewe5005413-90
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