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Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Scunthorpe United

Ivan Toney scored his 11th goal of the season to secure a vital three points for League One play-off chasing Scunthorpe at MK Dons.

The Iron's win was even more crucial given both sixth-placed Millwall and seventh-placed Southend won emphatically, but Gary Alexander's fifth-placed side maintained their four-point cushion over the Shrimpers.

The Dons started brightly and were the first to test either keeper as Stuart O'Keefe's speculative cross from the right found Ed Upson with space inside the box, before the midfielder's powerful volley forced a save.

But Alexander's side responded in emphatic fashion and took the lead 15 minutes from the break. Toney rose above the MK defence from Josh Morris' corner to guide a powerful downward header past goalkeeper Lee Nicholls for his third goal in four games.

And despite Robbie Neilson's second-half substitutes for MK putting pressure on the Scunthorpe back four, the Iron held out for a valuable three points.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 19Nicholls
  • 2Baldock
  • 12GB Williams
  • 4Walsh
  • 3Lewington
  • 11O'Keefe
  • 6Upson
  • 20RasuloSubstituted forAgardat 65'minutes
  • 21BrittainSubstituted forReevesat 56'minutes
  • 16MuirheadSubstituted forThomas-Asanteat 78'minutes
  • 18Barnes

Substitutes

  • 1Martin
  • 8Potter
  • 10Reeves
  • 14Agard
  • 23Downing
  • 24Tilney
  • 30Thomas-Asante

Scunthorpe

  • 13Anyon
  • 2Wiseman
  • 6Mirfin
  • 5Wallace
  • 22Townsend
  • 26Ness
  • 8Dawson
  • 12Bishop
  • 11Morris
  • 24ToneySubstituted forDaviesat 70'minutes
  • 9MaddenSubstituted forMantomat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10van Veen
  • 15Toffolo
  • 17Mantom
  • 19Holmes
  • 28Davies
  • 31Sutton
  • 35Watson
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
9,274

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home7
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home1
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

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

Foul by Craig Davies (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Brandon Thomas-Asante (MK Dons).

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George B Williams (MK Dons).

Craig Davies (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

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

Foul by Craig Davies (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sam Mantom replaces Paddy Madden.

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

Ed Upson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Davies (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt blocked. Ed Upson (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ed Upson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Brandon Thomas-Asante replaces Robbie Muirhead.

Foul by Joe Walsh (MK Dons).

Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Harvey Barnes (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Craig Davies replaces Ivan Toney.

Foul by Kieran Agard (MK Dons).

David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Kieran Agard replaces Giorgio Rasulo.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Ed Upson (MK Dons).

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ben Reeves replaces Callum Brittain.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Stuart O'Keefe (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

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

Foul by Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt saved. Harvey Barnes (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins MK Dons 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, MK Dons 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd432710683453891
2Bolton422310963352879
3Fleetwood4321121060411975
4Bradford431918658391975
5Scunthorpe4321101272512173
6Millwall4319131162501270
7Southend4319121268501869
8Rochdale431810156760764
9Bristol Rovers431712146262063
10Oxford Utd43179175852660
11Peterborough431610175857158
12MK Dons431413165453155
13Wimbledon431316145252055
14Walsall421316134952-355
15Charlton431118145252051
16Northampton43149205969-1051
17Gillingham431213185773-1649
18Oldham421115162942-1348
19Shrewsbury431211204460-1647
20Bury431210215872-1446
21Port Vale421112194466-2245
22Swindon431111214360-1744
23Chesterfield43910243970-3137
24Coventry43812233563-2836
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