EFL Cup - First Round
MK Dons2Leyton Orient1

MK Dons 2-1 Leyton Orient

Carl Baker
Carl Baker's late goal was his second of the season

MK Dons scored two late goals to complete a remarkable late comeback and defeat League Two Leyton Orient in the first round of the League Cup.

Orient had a first-half lead when Dean Lewington mis-kicked Dean Cox's cross and debutant keeper Cody Cropper's slip prevented him keeping the ball out.

MK looked to be going out, but with the game nearing full-time Orient defender Mathieu Baudry headed into his own net.

In the 92nd minute, Simon Church laid off Carl Baker to slot in for victory.

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson had made 10 changes to the side who beat Rotherham 4-1 on Saturday, and struggled to create any clear chances until late on in the game.

Orient should have put the game to bed earlier as Ollie Palmer hit the post, with the ball bouncing to safety off Cropper.

Orient forward Jay Simpson had a great chance with four minutes left, but United States Under-23 goalkeeper Cropper was equal to his effort.

The result means the Dons - who humbled Manchester United in the competition last season - have reached the second round for the sixth year running.

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson told BBC Radio Three Counties:

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MK Dons boss Karl Robinson speaks to BBC Three Counties Radio following the 2-1 win against Leyton Orient.

"I think Leyton Orient deserve an awful lot of credit for what they did and they deserved to get more out of the game than they did. We weren't great but when you make 10 changes you are going to get that in periods of the game.

"The players' grit and determination was the pleasing thing for me and that never-say-die attitude.

"I thought Carl Baker's goal was excellent and I thought Matthew Upson really showed his class."

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 22Cropper
  • 2Hodson
  • 4UpsonBooked at 36minsSubstituted forMcFadzeanat 77'minutes
  • 16Walsh
  • 3Lewington
  • 18Aguza
  • 20Rasulo
  • 7Baker
  • 23BenaventeSubstituted forGallagherat 76'minutes
  • 21JenningsSubstituted forReevesat 67'minutes
  • 11Church

Substitutes

  • 1Martin
  • 5McFadzean
  • 10Reeves
  • 12Spence
  • 13Gallagher
  • 24Tilney
  • 26Flanagan

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 2Clohessy
  • 4Essam
  • 6BaudryBooked at 69mins
  • 5DunneSubstituted forShawat 82'minutes
  • 17Turgott
  • 18PritchardBooked at 65mins
  • 14Moore
  • 7Cox
  • 9PalmerSubstituted forSimpsonat 81'minutes
  • 19Kashket

Substitutes

  • 3Shaw
  • 8James
  • 21Grainger
  • 23Moncur
  • 25Ling
  • 26Adeboyejo
  • 27Simpson
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
5,444

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 2, Leyton Orient 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 2, Leyton Orient 1.

Attempt saved. Sam Gallagher (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 2, Leyton Orient 1. Carl Baker (MK Dons) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Sam Gallagher (MK Dons).

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Own Goal by Mathieu Baudry, Leyton Orient. MK Dons 1, Leyton Orient 1.

Attempt missed. Simon Church (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Carl Baker.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Cody Cropper.

Attempt saved. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Frazer Shaw replaces Alan Dunne.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jay Simpson replaces Ollie Palmer.

Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient).

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

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Kyle McFadzean replaces Matt Upson.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Sam Gallagher replaces Cristian Benavente.

Attempt missed. Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Matt Upson.

Attempt saved. Connor Essam (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Ben Reeves.

Attempt saved. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Simon Church (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

Attempt missed. Alan Dunne (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ben Reeves replaces Dale Jennings.

Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Cristian Benavente (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient).

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Cody Cropper.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Sean Clohessy.

Attempt blocked. Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Joe Walsh (MK Dons).

Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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