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Milton Keynes Dons 2-1 Shrewsbury Town

MK Dons scored twice in the opening 11 minutes to secure victory over struggling Shrewsbury and end their three-game winless run.

Kieran Agard netted inside five minutes before Paul Downing added a second moments later, and Stephen Humphrys' late goal could not prevent Paul Hurst's Shrews from a second defeat in nine games.

MK's early lead came as Darren Potter's clever through-ball found George Baldock in acres of space alongside the Shrewsbury box, before the full-back's accurate cross reached Agard unmarked in the six-yard box to tap home his 12th goal of the campaign.

The hosts added a second when Leicester loanee Harvey Barnes was found unmarked inside the visitors' box after a clever corner-kick routine, before the youngster's cross through a crowded box found Downing at the far post to finish.

The visitors huffed and puffed as Jack Grimmer forced MK keeper David Martin into a decent save, before Humphrys snatched a late consolation goal from close range.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 2Baldock
  • 23Downing
  • 4Walsh
  • 12GB WilliamsBooked at 73mins
  • 8Potter
  • 11O'Keefe
  • 18Barnes
  • 10ReevesSubstituted forMuirheadat 68'minutes
  • 25AnekeSubstituted forNgomboat 68'minutes
  • 14AgardSubstituted forMaynardat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Lewington
  • 7Ngombo
  • 9Bowditch
  • 16Muirhead
  • 19Nicholls
  • 24Tilney
  • 28Maynard

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 14Grimmer
  • 22NsialaBooked at 51mins
  • 3Sadler
  • 12Brown
  • 7Whalley
  • 17Yates
  • 18Deegan
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 74'minutes
  • 19LadapoSubstituted forDoddsat 74'minutes
  • 45PayneSubstituted forHumphrysat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Humphrys
  • 10Dodds
  • 15Smith
  • 16Morris
  • 20Leitch-Smith
  • 21Halstead
  • 24El-Abd
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
8,322

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home11
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away2
Fouls
Home19
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 2, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 2, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Attempt saved. Stuart O'Keefe (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Attempt saved. Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

George B Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nicky Maynard (MK Dons).

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 2, Shrewsbury Town 1. Stephen Humphrys (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Stuart O'Keefe (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

Kieran Agard (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Yates (Shrewsbury Town).

Robbie Muirhead (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Downing (MK Dons).

Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stuart O'Keefe (MK Dons).

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

Ryan Yates (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Maecky Ngombo (MK Dons).

Jack Grimmer (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nicky Maynard (MK Dons).

Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town).

Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

Attempt missed. Stephen Humphrys (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. A-Jay Leitch-Smith replaces Alex Rodman.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Louis Dodds replaces Freddie Ladapo.

Attempt saved. Ryan Yates (Shrewsbury Town) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

George B Williams (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Freddie Ladapo (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George B Williams (MK Dons).

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by George B Williams.

Foul by Maecky Ngombo (MK Dons).

goal

As It Stood

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2Scunthorpe331710659342561
3Fleetwood341710750321861
4Bolton32177844271758
5Bradford341316544321255
6Southend341411952421053
7Millwall33141094740752
8Peterborough34148124946350
9Oxford Utd32147114233949
10Rochdale32146124543248
11Bristol Rovers341211115153-247
12Walsall341113104144-346
13Wimbledon331013104443143
14Charlton3391594035542
15MK Dons33119134241142
16Northampton34117165057-740
17Gillingham34912134453-939
18Shrewsbury34108163547-1238
19Bury34107175161-1037
20Oldham34812142133-1236
21Port Vale32810143451-1734
22Swindon3489173248-1633
23Chesterfield3477203156-2528
24Coventry33510182952-2325
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