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Milton Keynes Dons 2-1 Fleetwood Town

Benik Afobe
Benik Afobe is on loan with MK Dons from Arsenal

MK Dons moved up to fourth in the League Two table as they came from behind to beat Fleetwood Town.

Dean Bowditch and Dele Alli were denied by Chris Maxwell as MK started well.

But David Ball lifted his shot over David Martin to put Fleetwood ahead after the break before Kyle McFadzean's low deflected 20-yard shot levelled.

Benik Afobe, who had only been on the pitch for 11 minutes, won the game from the penalty spot after Gareth Evans had brought down Samir Carruthers.

Carruthers, who replaced the injured Bowditch late in the first half, had earlier fired wide when set up by Alli.

Fleetwood had a great chance to go in front with the game poised at 1-1, but sub Jamie Proctor saw his shot parried by Martin.

MK Dons are now three points behind second-placed Peterborough United and still have two games in hand on the top two sides in the division.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Robinson on MK Dons v Fleetwood

"I thought we were excellent. I'm so, so proud of them. We've not been able to stand up and be counted over recent years on these evenings. We certainly have done today.

'"I thought we were very, very dominant. At half-time we had nine corners, 13 shots, 17 crosses. The second half I think we equalled that as well.

'"The disappointing thing about today was we had so much momentum in the second half. What Fleetwood did well is that they really killed the game.

"The fans were great. The fans stuck with us. That's a very, very strong performance.''

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12SpenceBooked at 59mins
  • 5McFadzeanSubstituted forFlanaganat 79'minutes
  • 6Kay
  • 3Lewington
  • 17Powell
  • 8Potter
  • 10Reeves
  • 14Alli
  • 9BowditchSubstituted forCarruthersat 42'minutes
  • 11GriggSubstituted forAfobeat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Flanagan
  • 13Baker
  • 15Randall
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 19Hitchcock
  • 22Carruthers
  • 23Afobe

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 6PondBooked at 84mins
  • 25Jordan
  • 33Crainey
  • 8SchumacherBooked at 44mins
  • 7EvansBooked at 59mins
  • 12MorrisBooked at 90mins
  • 9DobbieBooked at 61minsSubstituted forProctorat 63'minutes
  • 23BallSubstituted forHughesat 74'minutes
  • 20McAlindenSubstituted forHaughtonat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 5Roberts
  • 11Hughes
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 19Proctor
  • 24Southern
  • 27Haughton
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
6,736

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home17
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

Booking

Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Antony Kay.

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

Foul by Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town).

Hand ball by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Hand ball by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

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

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 2, Fleetwood Town 1. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty MK Dons. Samir Carruthers draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Stephen Crainey (Fleetwood Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

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

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Nick Haughton replaces Liam McAlinden.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Tom Flanagan replaces Kyle McFadzean because of an injury.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

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

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt saved. Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jeff Hughes replaces David Ball because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Benik Afobe replaces William Grigg.

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

Attempt saved. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons).

Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jamie Proctor replaces Stephen Dobbie.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 1, Fleetwood Town 1. Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Stephen Dobbie (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City1495030151532
2Peterborough148242214826
3Preston1274123111225
4MK Dons1272327151223
5Notts County136522012823
6Sheff Utd137242118323
7Swindon1264225151022
8Oldham145722116522
9Rochdale136252315820
10Chesterfield135442320319
11Fleetwood145451513219
12Bradford145451818019
13Crawley145271323-1017
14Colchester144461920-116
15Leyton Orient133641515015
16Barnsley134362022-215
17Doncaster124261220-814
18Port Vale143471723-613
19Gillingham143471320-713
20Coventry143471523-813
21Yeovil143471223-1113
22Crewe144191230-1813
23Walsall142661115-412
24Scunthorpe143381728-1112
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