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Milton Keynes Dons 2-2 Rochdale

Will Grigg
Will Grigg scored five goals in the first eight games of his loan spell with MK Dons from Brentford

MK Dons closed the gap on League One leaders Bristol City to five points but they were held to a draw by Rochdale.

Will Grigg's lob from Dele Alli's pass put the home side ahead, but Rochdale levelled 90 seconds later when Tom Flanagan put through his own net.

Ben Reeves hit the crossbar after the break as MK seemed well on top.

But Reuben Noble-Lazarus's long-range strike looked to have won it for the visitors, before sub Danny Green pounced from close range to level.

Flanagan had a chance in injury-time to win it but was unable to find the target from a loose ball in the penalty area.

MK Dons still have two games in hand on leaders Bristol City, while Rochdale's point sees them close the gap on the play-off places.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12Spence
  • 4Flanagan
  • 6Kay
  • 2HodsonSubstituted forGreenat 79'minutes
  • 8Potter
  • 14Alli
  • 13Baker
  • 10ReevesSubstituted forAfobeat 68'minutes
  • 9BowditchSubstituted forPowellat 61'minutes
  • 11Grigg

Substitutes

  • 7Green
  • 15Randall
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 17Powell
  • 20Rasulo
  • 22Carruthers
  • 23Afobe

Rochdale

  • 22Logan
  • 3BennettBooked at 90mins
  • 5Eastham
  • 29O'Connell
  • 17Tanser
  • 24Allen
  • 12DawsonSubstituted forHeryat 23'minutesBooked at 39mins
  • 27Cannon
  • 11Noble-LazarusBooked at 78minsSubstituted forAndrewat 87'minutes
  • 18MuldoonSubstituted forLancashireat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 6Lancashire
  • 9Andrew
  • 14Hery
  • 25Rose
  • 26Logan
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
6,720

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home27
Away8
Shots on Target
Home11
Away1
Corners
Home12
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 2, Rochdale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 2, Rochdale 2.

Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale).

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

Booking

Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

Foul by Danny Green (MK Dons).

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Antony Kay (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Reuben Noble-Lazarus.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Bastien Héry.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 2, Rochdale 2. Danny Green (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

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

Foul by Scott Tanser (Rochdale).

Foul by Danny Green (MK Dons).

Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. William Grigg (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Danny Green replaces Lee Hodson.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Oliver Lancashire replaces Jack Muldoon.

Attempt missed. Jordan Spence (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Booking

Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Rochdale).

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 1, Rochdale 2. Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Tom Flanagan (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Attempt saved. William Grigg (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Conrad Logan.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Conrad Logan.

Attempt saved. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

William Grigg (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bastien Héry (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Benik Afobe replaces Ben Reeves.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City18106233191436
2Swindon18105335201535
3Preston18104430191134
4MK Dons1694332181431
5Sheff Utd179352420430
6Notts County178542416829
7Rochdale1883732211127
8Peterborough188372621527
9Oldham186932520527
10Fleetwood187471917225
11Chesterfield186662525024
12Bradford186572324-123
13Barnsley176472728-122
14Walsall185761516-122
15Port Vale186482325-222
16Doncaster166371723-621
17Crawley185671828-1021
18Coventry185582128-720
19Leyton Orient184772326-319
20Gillingham184681825-718
21Colchester184592428-417
22Yeovil184591428-1417
23Scunthorpe174492132-1116
24Crewe1843111436-2215
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