League One
MK Dons1Coventry0

Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Coventry City

MK Dons ended a four-game winless run by beating Coventry to open up a six-point gap over the League One relegation places.

Stuart O'Keefe's second goal of the season six minutes after the break was all that MK needed to secure only their second win in nine games, while Mark Robins' Coventry are now 17 points adrift of safety.

After an even opening 20 minutes, it was the hosts who were first to record a shot on goal as centre-back George Williams burst forward from the halfway line before firing a low fizzing effort from 25 yards into the safe hands of Lee Burge in the Sky Blues goal.

The Dons made their slender superiority pay early in the second half as Cardiff loanee O'Keefe opened the scoring with a superb half-volley from the edge of the penalty area which sailed past Burge and into the top-left corner.

Coventry threatened towards the end of the second half as Ruben Lameiras forced Dons keeper David Martin into a smart save, but Robins' men could not prevent a fourth defeat in six.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 2BaldockSubstituted forDowningat 83'minutes
  • 4WalshBooked at 35mins
  • 3Lewington
  • 12GB Williams
  • 6Upson
  • 11O'Keefe
  • 10Reeves
  • 16MuirheadSubstituted forPotterat 76'minutes
  • 18Barnes
  • 14AgardSubstituted forNgomboat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Ngombo
  • 8Potter
  • 9Bowditch
  • 19Nicholls
  • 21Brittain
  • 23Downing
  • 24Tilney

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2WillisSubstituted forKelly-Evansat 61'minutes
  • 19Rawson
  • 7N Clarke
  • 3StokesSubstituted forHaynesat 74'minutes
  • 27G Thomas
  • 31Stevenson
  • 8Lameiras
  • 12Reilly
  • 10Jones
  • 20TudgaySubstituted forVernamat 44'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Turnbull
  • 5Bigirimana
  • 9Vernam
  • 11Reid
  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 24Haynes
  • 30Kelly-Evans
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
9,060

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 1, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Coventry City 0.

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

Foul by Farrend Rawson (Coventry City).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Farrend Rawson.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Paul Downing replaces George Baldock because of an injury.

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

Foul by Farrend Rawson (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by David Martin.

Attempt saved. Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Darren Potter replaces Robbie Muirhead.

Attempt missed. Callum Reilly (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by George B Williams.

Attempt blocked. Charles Vernam (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Ryan Haynes replaces Chris Stokes.

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

Foul by Charles Vernam (Coventry City).

Foul by Ben Reeves (MK Dons).

Callum Reilly (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Maecky Ngombo replaces Kieran Agard.

Attempt saved. Callum Reilly (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Ed Upson (MK Dons).

Jodi Jones (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Dion Kelly-Evans replaces Jordan Willis.

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

Foul by Chris Stokes (Coventry City).

Hand ball by Harvey Barnes (MK Dons).

Foul by Robbie Muirhead (MK Dons).

Jordan Willis (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 1, Coventry City 0. Stuart O'Keefe (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Farrend Rawson.

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

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Second Half

Second Half begins MK Dons 0, Coventry City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, MK Dons 0, Coventry City 0.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Attempt saved. Dean Lewington (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd38239673433078
2Bolton37209856322469
3Fleetwood381911855361968
4Bradford391618552361666
5Scunthorpe3918101166462064
6Southend3816121058471160
7Millwall36161195041959
8Bristol Rovers391512125858057
9Oxford Utd37167144942755
10Rochdale36158135551453
11Walsall391314124749-253
12Peterborough391410155454052
13Wimbledon381215114946351
14Northampton39147185763-649
15Charlton391017124946347
16MK Dons381211154849-147
17Bury39129185764-745
18Gillingham391112165167-1645
19Oldham391014152638-1244
20Shrewsbury381110174153-1243
21Port Vale361011154157-1641
22Swindon3999214059-1936
23Chesterfield3989223763-2633
24Coventry38511223059-2926
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