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Fleetwood Town 0-3 Milton Keynes Dons

Dele Alli
Dele Alli scored his 14th goal of the season against Fleetwood, his first since 17 February

MK Dons kept up their hopes of securing automatic promotion from League One after a 3-0 victory over Fleetwood.

After a goalless first-half, the Dons took the lead against the run of play as Lewis Baker tapped in as Dele Alli delivered a low cross to the near post.

As Fleetwood searched for an equaliser, Will Grigg latched on to a long ball and scored with a drilled low shot.

Alli's stunning 20-yard half-volley two minutes later saw MK Dons move within three points of Preston in second.

The loss for the Cod Army dented their hopes of reaching the play-offs, with the defeat leaving them eight points behind Chesterfield with three matches remaining.

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MK Dons boss Karl Robinson on Fleetwood win.

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson told 3CR: "Fleetwood are a very good side...so we knew how difficult it was going to be.

"We knew we had to be at our best to get something out of the game.

On Dele Alli "The boy's got tremendous potential. He's been fighting to try and find his form since he's come back. We saw in that final 45 minutes he's back to his best. He's the best player in the league.

"The players have performed and won 3-0. I can't ask anything more than that."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 6PondBooked at 89mins
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 25Jordan
  • 20Hornby-Forbes
  • 7EvansSubstituted forProctorat 62'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 12MorrisBooked at 19mins
  • 15ChicksenBooked at 61mins
  • 30Hunter
  • 23BallSubstituted forMcAlindenat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Murdoch
  • 8Schumacher
  • 9Dobbie
  • 19Proctor
  • 21Moore
  • 29McAlinden
  • 36Wright

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12Spence
  • 6KayBooked at 83mins
  • 5McFadzean
  • 3LewingtonBooked at 88mins
  • 14AlliBooked at 88mins
  • 8Potter
  • 38HallSubstituted forColeat 75'minutes
  • 34Baker
  • 17PowellSubstituted forGreenat 84'minutes
  • 11GriggSubstituted forHitchcockat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 4Flanagan
  • 7Green
  • 13Baker
  • 19Hitchcock
  • 28Cole
  • 29Burns
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
2,752

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home10
Away18
Shots on Target
Home2
Away10
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, MK Dons 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, MK Dons 3.

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

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

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

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

Devante Cole (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Fleetwood Town).

Booking

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

Booking

Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Dele Alli (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Danny Green replaces Daniel Powell.

Booking

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

Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antony Kay (MK Dons).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

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

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Antony Kay.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Liam McAlinden replaces David Ball.

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

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Tom Hitchcock replaces William Grigg.

Attempt missed. Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dele Alli (MK Dons).

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 0, MK Dons 3. Dele Alli (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Devante Cole replaces Robert Hall.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 0, MK Dons 2. William Grigg (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

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

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Baker (MK Dons).

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

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

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Daniel Powell.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City432711586365092
2Preston422313671363582
3MK Dons422310984404479
4Swindon412371170472376
5Sheff Utd4319111363501368
6Chesterfield4319101467521567
7Rochdale421861869571260
8Fleetwood431611164548-359
9Barnsley431610175659-358
10Peterborough43177194751-458
11Bradford421512155153-257
12Doncaster421512155255-357
13Gillingham431414156063-356
14Oldham431413165364-1155
15Walsall421315144242054
16Coventry431215164656-1051
17Scunthorpe421312175566-1151
18Port Vale43148215060-1050
19Crewe43139213972-3348
20Leyton Orient421211195559-447
21Notts County421114174154-1347
22Crawley431211204773-2647
23Colchester42128225172-2144
24Yeovil43910243368-3537
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