League One
Crewe0MK Dons5

Crewe Alexandra 0-5 Milton Keynes Dons

Devante Cole
Devante Cole (right) scored his first goals since joining on loan from Manchester City

MK Dons moved to the top of League One after they cruised to victory at Crewe.

Devante Cole opened the scoring with his first goal since joining on loan from Manchester City, before Dean Bowditch chipped home a second.

Cole stroked home his second after Daniel Powell's cut back, with Carl Baker and then Powell adding second-half efforts.

The Railwaymen struggled all afternoon with Jamie Ness and Anthony Stewart having their best efforts.

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MK Dons boss Karl Robinson on Crewe win

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties:

"To come here with a statement of intent was important for all the players. I think that was important today, after the weather was difficult and the pitch was firm.

"The way the players have worked all week and took things on board is a real sign of character from them.

"No one is getting carried away, as you can imagine. We just worry about ourselves and that's all we can do.

"Nothing is handed out and there's still a lot of work to be done. I think it's firmly important now that we keep our feet firmly on the ground."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 13Garratt
  • 5RaySubstituted forStewartat 30'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 30Tate
  • 4Davis
  • 19BaillieSubstituted forCooperat 45'minutes
  • 20Jones
  • 42Grant
  • 24Leigh
  • 28Ness
  • 35Ajose
  • 12Dalla ValleSubstituted forInmanat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Turton
  • 8Atkinson
  • 10Inman
  • 11Cooper
  • 25Haber
  • 33Stewart
  • 39Etheridge

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12SpenceBooked at 55mins
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 34mins
  • 6Kay
  • 3Lewington
  • 8Potter
  • 14AlliBooked at 36minsSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 78'minutes
  • 13Baker
  • 17Powell
  • 9BowditchSubstituted forHitchcockat 78'minutes
  • 28ColeSubstituted forCarruthersat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 7Green
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 19Hitchcock
  • 22Carruthers
  • 23Clarke-Harris
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
4,319

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home5
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away9
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, MK Dons 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, MK Dons 5.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 0, MK Dons 5. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Jonson Clarke-Harris (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by David Martin.

Attempt saved. Nicky Ajose (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jordan Spence.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Dele Alli.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Tom Hitchcock replaces Dean Bowditch.

Carl Baker (MK Dons) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

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

Booking

Anthony Stewart (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Anthony Stewart (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Greg Leigh (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Daniel Powell (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Bradden Inman replaces Lauri Dalla Valle.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 0, MK Dons 4. Carl Baker (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

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

Foul by Anthony Stewart (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Nicky Ajose (Crewe Alexandra).

Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Samir Carruthers replaces Devante Cole.

Foul by Lauri Dalla Valle (Crewe Alexandra).

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

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

Foul by George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl Baker (MK Dons).

Booking

Jordan Spence (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Greg Leigh (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Spence (MK Dons).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jordan Spence.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Dele Alli.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jordan Spence.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1MK Dons27167459253455
2Bristol City25166348222654
3Swindon27166552272554
4Preston27138641281347
5Chesterfield2710984136539
6Sheff Utd2511683228439
7Rochdale261151047351238
8Bradford2610793330337
9Fleetwood27107102726137
10Oldham2691073838037
11Peterborough27114123434037
12Doncaster269982831-336
13Notts County2798103034-435
14Port Vale28105133440-635
15Walsall268992628-233
16Scunthorpe2596103741-433
17Barnsley2695123639-332
18Gillingham2787123543-831
19Coventry28710112939-1031
20Crewe2785142549-2429
21Colchester2777133243-1128
22Crawley2869132647-2127
23Leyton Orient2768133543-826
24Yeovil2867152140-1925
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