League One
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Barnsley 3-5 Milton Keynes Dons

Benik Afobe
Arsenal loan man Benik Afobe set MK Dons on their way to victory in a high-scoring game at Barnsley

MK Dons beat Barnsley 5-3 despite a late comeback from the hosts who scored three goals in the final eight minutes.

Benik Afobe and Samir Carruthers gave the Dons a two-goal half-time lead and Dele Alli, Will Grigg and Ben Reeves added to Barnsley's misery.

But Conor Hourihane scored twice late on for the Tykes and Devante Cole added another to restore some respectability.

The result moves MK Dons up to third in League One, while Danny Wilson's Barnsley are down to 13th.

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Robinson on Barnsley v MK

"I think we rode our luck in the first 10 minutes when we switched off from a set-piece.

"To come in with five players out and to perform how we did is very very good.

"It's a good performance by the group and the group are looking very strong.

"Mark Randall was sensational today. It was his type of pitch, nice green grass. Hopefully he'll sign a long-term contract this week."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 12Davies
  • 2Brown
  • 6Cranie
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 3Dudgeon
  • 4Berry
  • 17AbbottBooked at 37minsSubstituted forDigbyat 45'minutes
  • 8Hourihane
  • 11Jennings
  • 10HemmingsSubstituted forColeat 57'minutes
  • 33LitaSubstituted forWinnallat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Winnall
  • 14Digby
  • 15Mvoto
  • 19Noble-Lazarus
  • 24Dibble
  • 29Bree
  • 44Cole

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 18Baldock
  • 6Kay
  • 12Spence
  • 3Lewington
  • 17Powell
  • 15RandallBooked at 35mins
  • 22CarruthersSubstituted forHitchcockat 74'minutes
  • 9Bowditch
  • 23AfobeSubstituted forGriggat 69'minutes
  • 14AlliSubstituted forReevesat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Flanagan
  • 10Reeves
  • 11Grigg
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 19Hitchcock
  • 20Rasulo
  • 24Tilney
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
9,192

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away9
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 3, MK Dons 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 3, MK Dons 5.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Reece Brown.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 3, MK Dons 5. Devante Cole (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dale Jennings with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by George Baldock.

Attempt saved. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Mark Randall (MK Dons).

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 2, MK Dons 5. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Dale Jennings with a cross.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Dean Bowditch.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Antony Kay.

Attempt missed. Mark Randall (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 1, MK Dons 5. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Luke Berry.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 0, MK Dons 5. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Powell.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ben Reeves replaces Dele Alli because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Tom Hitchcock replaces Samir Carruthers.

Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 0, MK Dons 4. William Grigg (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Dale Jennings (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Attempt saved. Dele Alli (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. William Grigg replaces Benik Afobe.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Sam Winnall replaces Leroy Lita.

Foul by Joe Dudgeon (Barnsley).

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

Attempt missed. Reece Brown (Barnsley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the left.

Dale Jennings (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Joe Dudgeon.

Foul by Leroy Lita (Barnsley).

Dele Alli (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Devante Cole replaces Kane Hemmings.

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

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Barnsley).

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 0, MK Dons 3. Dele Alli (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Samir Carruthers.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Martin Cranie.

Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons).

Joe Dudgeon (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Barnsley 0, MK Dons 2.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City7520124817
2Peterborough7511126616
3MK Dons6411148613
4Chesterfield6411105513
5Coventry733197212
6Swindon6321106411
7Fleetwood732264211
8Bradford7313109110
9Sheff Utd631265110
10Preston62319639
11Oldham72327709
12Crawley7304410-69
13Barnsley6222121118
14Notts County62226518
15Gillingham7223911-28
16Yeovil7223811-38
17Rochdale721411927
18Walsall71426607
19Doncaster621369-37
20Leyton Orient613256-16
21Colchester7124710-35
22Port Vale7124812-45
23Scunthorpe7115517-124
24Crewe6105614-83
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