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Bristol City 1-1 Milton Keynes Dons

Daniel Powell
Daniel Powell has made his way through the MK Dons youth ranks

MK Dons substitute Daniel Powell scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to earn a point at Bristol City.

Jonathan Kodjia gave City an early lead at Ashton Gate when he tapped Bobby Reid's cross into an empty net.

Luke Freeman wasted a glorious chance to double the advantage just before the break when he fired over from 12 yards.

Dons dominated the second half as Dean Lewington hit the post, before winger Powell jinked into the box to curl a sublime effort into the corner.

City remain bottom of the Championship, while Dons move out of the relegation zone and up to 19th.

The visitors, who have kept only two clean sheets this season, had their defensive frailties exposed in the sixth minute as Frenchman Kodjia was left unmarked in the box to score his sixth goal of the campaign.

The game turned scrappy after the goal, but burst into life again just before half-time when Kodjia found space down the left and squared the ball to winger Freeman, who smashed his effort off target.

Moments later, a mistake from Dons defender Kyle McFadzean let Kodjia in, but David Martin palmed his low effort away.

The visitors looked rejuvenated after the break as Ben Reeves's shot was tipped over by Frank Fielding and Lewington's cross evaded everyone before bouncing off the upright.

Dons continued to dominate as Fielding pushed substitute Robert Hall's long-range effort past the post before McFadzean fired wide from 25 yards.

Powell earned Dons a deserved draw as he bent a shot past the outstretched arm of Fielding.

Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill:

"It's a tough result to take because of the timing of their goal, but MK Dons fully deserved it on their second-half display.

"I thought we had seen it out for a win we desperately needed, but in the end that didn't happen.

"We didn't keep possession in the second half. There were probably some nerves because of the desperation to give our fans the result they wanted.

"Now we have to look at ourselves at the bottom of the table for a couple of weeks, which no one wanted."

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson:

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Robinson on Bristol City v MK Dons

"A point was all we deserved. We were poor first half and Bristol came out of the blocks quickly.

"At half-time I had a strong word with my players about what it means to wear the shirt and the pride we all have in our club.

"I didn't see that in the first half, but in the second we showed it in abundance. It was a wonder goal from Powell, but the whole team deserved it in the end for the application and commitment shown.

"We may have nicked a point in the 90th minute, but I feel that we are moving on."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 2Little
  • 5Ayling
  • 4FlintBooked at 39mins
  • 17Baker
  • 23BryanBooked at 48minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 66'minutes
  • 14ReidBooked at 84mins
  • 15FreemanSubstituted forRobinsonat 81'minutes
  • 21Pack
  • 18WilbrahamSubstituted forAgardat 82'minutes
  • 22Kodjia

Substitutes

  • 3Williams
  • 6El-Abd
  • 8Robinson
  • 10Agard
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 19Hamer
  • 20Burns

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12SpenceSubstituted forHallat 69'minutes
  • 5McFadzean
  • 6Kay
  • 3LewingtonBooked at 28mins
  • 39PoyetBooked at 54mins
  • 44Forster-CaskeyBooked at 38mins
  • 7BakerBooked at 87mins
  • 10Reeves
  • 31MurphySubstituted forPowellat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11ChurchSubstituted forMaynardat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 13Gallagher
  • 17Powell
  • 20Rasulo
  • 28Maynard
  • 29Burns
  • 38Hall
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
14,535

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 1, MK Dons 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, MK Dons 1.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Little with a cross.

Booking

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

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 1, MK Dons 1. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dean Lewington.

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jake Forster-Caskey.

Attempt blocked. Robert Hall (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Forster-Caskey with a headed pass.

Foul by Carl Baker (MK Dons).

Callum Robinson (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Carl Baker (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Carl Baker (MK Dons).

Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Booking

Bobby Reid (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jake Forster-Caskey (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bobby Reid (Bristol City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Kieran Agard replaces Aaron Wilbraham.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Callum Robinson replaces Luke Freeman.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Daniel Powell replaces Josh Murphy.

Foul by Ben Reeves (MK Dons).

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Offside, Bristol City. Frank Fielding tries a through ball, but Aaron Wilbraham is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Murphy.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Frank Fielding.

Attempt saved. Robert Hall (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Diego Poyet.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Nicky Maynard replaces Simon Church.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Robert Hall replaces Jordan Spence.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jordan Spence (MK Dons) because of an injury.

Jordan Spence (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Derrick Williams (Bristol City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Derrick Williams replaces Joe Bryan.

Offside, MK Dons. Ben Reeves tries a through ball, but Josh Murphy is caught offside.

Jake Forster-Caskey (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Bobby Reid (Bristol City).

Josh Murphy (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Offside, MK Dons. Dean Lewington tries a through ball, but Simon Church is caught offside.

Diego Poyet (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Middlesbrough106221771020
3Reading10532167918
4Birmingham105321610618
5Hull10532137618
6Burnley105321411318
7Derby10451127517
8Cardiff104421411316
9Wolves104331511415
10Sheff Wed104331514115
11QPR104331820-215
12Ipswich104331517-215
13Nottm Forest10334910-112
14Blackburn102531210211
15Fulham93241514111
16Leeds10253913-411
17Huddersfield102441014-410
18Charlton9234912-39
19MK Dons10226914-58
20Brentford102261219-78
21Rotherham102261219-78
22Bolton10154916-78
23Preston10145713-67
24Bristol City101451220-87
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