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Notts County 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons

Daniel Powell
Daniel Powell's goal for MK Dons was his first since 7 October

MK Dons remain second in League One after Daniel Powell scored the only goal in their win at Notts County.

Powell grabbed his fifth goal of the season when he finished off after good work from team-mate Benik Afobe.

The hosts should have equalised in the second half but Ronan Murray's shot was straight at MK Dons goalkeeper David Martin after Colby Bishop's pass.

Dons nearly doubled their lead but Dele Alli's effort hit the foot of the post from 20 yards out.

Notts County boss Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I'm disappointed we've not got anything out of the game today. The players have given everything all season, even more so today.

"I thought it was an unbelievably honest performance, once again we've come up against a quality opponent today in MK Dons.

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Derry on Notts County v MK Dons

"We gave them a game today, and I think they know that."

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"Look at the games we've played in the league recently, everyone one of them could've won the game.

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Robinson on Notts County v MK Dons

"This month has been so hard for us, so to score the goals we have done means the players have been sensational.

"We played some wonderful stuff today. It was calculated risks they took in certain areas, their goal keeper was excellent too and we're very pleased to walk away with the points.

"You've got to respect the opposition, they made it difficult for us as well.

"The players are in a really ruthless position at the moment. We're looking like a strong group. There's a tremendous camaraderie and togetherness."

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Carroll
  • 28Edwards
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Hollis
  • 3Adams
  • 11Thompson
  • 4SmithSubstituted forJonesat 72'minutes
  • 25Traore
  • 32McLaughlinBooked at 68mins
  • 10MurraySubstituted forCassidyat 58'minutes
  • 29BishopSubstituted forWhitehouseat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Dumbuya
  • 12Cassidy
  • 13Jones
  • 26Whitehouse
  • 31Harrad
  • 35Pilkington
  • 37Hall

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12Spence
  • 6Kay
  • 5McFadzean
  • 3Lewington
  • 8Potter
  • 14Alli
  • 13BakerSubstituted forCarruthersat 88'minutes
  • 9BowditchSubstituted forGriggat 81'minutes
  • 17PowellSubstituted forGreenat 81'minutes
  • 23Afobe

Substitutes

  • 4Flanagan
  • 7Green
  • 11Grigg
  • 15Randall
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 18Baldock
  • 22Carruthers
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
5,897

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home11
Away26
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 0, MK Dons 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 0, MK Dons 1.

Attempt missed. Danny Green (MK Dons) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing misses to the right.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.

Dele Alli (MK Dons) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

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

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Samir Carruthers replaces Carl Baker.

Attempt blocked. Danny Green (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Stephen McLaughlin (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Green (MK Dons).

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

Attempt saved. Carl Baker (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Garry Thompson (Notts County).

Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Danny Green replaces Daniel Powell.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. William Grigg replaces Dean Bowditch.

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jake Cassidy (Notts County) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Drissa Traoré (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Notts County).

Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Elliot Whitehouse replaces Colby Bishop.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Gary Jones replaces Alan Smith.

Foul by Drissa Traoré (Notts County).

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

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Stephen McLaughlin (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Notts County).

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

Attempt missed. Alan Smith (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is too high.

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

Foul by Alan Smith (Notts County).

Dele Alli (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hayden Mullins (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Benik Afobe (MK Dons).

Foul by Garry Thompson (Notts County).

Antony Kay (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Jake Cassidy (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Drissa Traoré (Notts County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City22136339211845
2MK Dons21135348192944
3Swindon22135443222144
4Preston22135435201544
5Bradford229673026433
6Sheff Utd229672826233
7Rochdale2294939291031
8Notts County218762723431
9Chesterfield228773231131
10Peterborough2293103029130
11Oldham227962933-430
12Port Vale228592931-229
13Doncaster218582327-429
14Fleetwood227692122-127
15Walsall226972022-227
16Barnsley2275103235-326
17Scunthorpe217592836-826
18Gillingham226792632-625
19Coventry226792431-725
20Leyton Orient2257102934-522
21Crawley2257102136-1522
22Crewe2264121940-2122
23Colchester2255122740-1320
24Yeovil2255121933-1420
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