League One
Bristol City3MK Dons2

Bristol City 3-2 Milton Keynes Dons

Kieran Agard
Kieran Agard has scored five goals in six games for Bristol City this season

Bristol City strengthened their position at the top of League One with a dramatic win over MK Dons.

Kieran Agard tapped in a Mark Little header before doubling City's lead from the penalty spot following a foul on him by Dons defender Kyle McFadzean.

Dean Bowditch pulled one back for the visitors, before Benik Afobe equalised following a poor backpass from midfielder Wade Elliott.

Elliott immediately made amends with a driven shot to seal the win for City.

Agard has now scored five goals in six games for the Robins since his summer move from Rotherham, including four in his last two games.

Steve Cotterill's side remain unbeaten in the league this season.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Cotterill on Bristol City v MK Dons

"If you can try to step out of it, and now I am out of it, it was a fantastic game.

"We worked really hard this week and I felt in the first half we were excellent at what we did. In the second half, our ball retention, for how it's been this season, was poor.

"Every time the turnover happened, we thought that we had to score a goal rather than getting a foothold in the game and getting a little bit of possession.

"If you turn over possession to any team, but especially MK Dons who are renowned for the way they play, you're going to find that you will be chasing around the pitch and using a lot of energy that you don't need to use if you use your composure."

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I think this is one of the best teams we'll see at this level.

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Robinson on Bristol City v MK Dons

"When you now consider we've been away to Bristol, away to Peterborough and we're still in the mix, the players deserve an awful lot of credit and hopefully we can utilise this and move forward.

"I trust the players against anybody. I think they've showed you all today they're a good side.

"The travelling fans were magnificent and the way they applauded the players off at the end of the game showed how well we did play."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 3Williams
  • 4Flint
  • 22Ayling
  • 2Little
  • 15FreemanSubstituted forWagstaffat 90+5'minutes
  • 23Bryan
  • 7SmithBooked at 90mins
  • 8Elliott
  • 19AgardSubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 89'minutes
  • 18WilbrahamBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 6El-Abd
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 13Richards
  • 17Cunningham
  • 20Burns
  • 21Pack

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 3Lewington
  • 5McFadzean
  • 18BaldockSubstituted forSpenceat 67'minutes
  • 6KayBooked at 72mins
  • 9BowditchSubstituted forGriggat 60'minutes
  • 10ReevesSubstituted forCarruthersat 78'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 17Powell
  • 14Alli
  • 8Potter
  • 23Afobe

Substitutes

  • 4Flanagan
  • 11Grigg
  • 12Spence
  • 15Randall
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 19Hitchcock
  • 22Carruthers
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
13,119

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home14
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 3, MK Dons 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 3, MK Dons 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Scott Wagstaff replaces Luke Freeman.

Foul by Jordan Spence (MK Dons).

Wade Elliott (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Korey Smith (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Little (Bristol City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Kieran Agard.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

Attempt missed. Antony Kay (MK Dons) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Mark Little (Bristol City).

Hand ball by Wade Elliott (Bristol City).

Booking

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

Booking

Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City).

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

Foul by Aden Flint (Bristol City).

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by David Martin.

Attempt saved. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Samir Carruthers replaces Ben Reeves.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 3, MK Dons 2. Wade Elliott (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 2, MK Dons 2. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Booking

Antony Kay (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Antony Kay (MK Dons).

Kieran Agard (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Dele Alli (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

Attempt missed. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Jordan Spence replaces George Baldock.

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

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Kieran Agard (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City107302191224
2Peterborough10613149519
3Swindon953120101018
4MK Dons95132314916
5Rochdale105141911816
6Preston9441169716
7Sheff Utd95131313016
8Chesterfield94321612415
9Bradford104331311215
10Oldham103521211114
11Fleetwood1034398113
12Crawley10415612-613
13Gillingham103341214-212
14Coventry103341012-212
15Yeovil103341014-412
16Notts County925287111
17Walsall10253910-111
18Doncaster9324914-511
19Leyton Orient92431011-110
20Colchester102351213-19
21Barnsley92341316-39
22Port Vale102351117-69
23Scunthorpe102171023-137
24Crewe9117824-164
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