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Milton Keynes Dons 3-2 Rochdale

Ryan Seager's late winner secured a triumph for MK Dons in a five-goal thriller against Rochdale.

Dale had led early on through Brad Inman and went into half-time level at 2-2 after Matt Done's effort cancelled out Gboly Ariyibi's double.

However, Seager smashed home his first goal of the season late on to secure the hosts a second home win of the campaign.

The visitors wasted no time netting the opener after just eight minutes via Inman's powerful left-footed strike.

Robbie Neilson's side levelled less than five minutes later through Ariyibi, who was allowed the time to fire a right-footed effort past Dale stopper Brendan Moore.

Ariyibi bagged his second of the game with a long-range hit before Keith Hill's men made it 2-2 just a minute later through Done.

But Seager found himself in space on the edge of the visitors' box six minutes from time, finding the top corner to secure MK's third league win of the season.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 25Brittain
  • 2Williams
  • 5Wootton
  • 12Golbourne
  • 6UpsonSubstituted forCisséat 70'minutes
  • 21NesbittSubstituted forSeagerat 69'minutes
  • 20TshibolaSubstituted forAgardat 62'minutes
  • 26GilbeyBooked at 51mins
  • 7Ariyibi
  • 9Sow

Substitutes

  • 3Lewington
  • 8Cissé
  • 13Sietsma
  • 14Agard
  • 15Seager
  • 16Muirhead
  • 18McGrandles

Rochdale

  • 22Moore
  • 2Rafferty
  • 6McGaheyBooked at 22mins
  • 4McNulty
  • 39BunneySubstituted forNtlheat 57'minutes
  • 14Rathbone
  • 12Williams
  • 27CannonBooked at 51minsSubstituted forCampsat 64'minutes
  • 17InmanBooked at 65mins
  • 19DaviesSubstituted forSlewat 82'minutes
  • 16Done

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 7Slew
  • 10Camps
  • 11Williams
  • 29Daniels
  • 36Gillam
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
7,670

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 3, Rochdale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 3, Rochdale 2.

Attempt missed. M.J. Williams (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Gboly Ariyibi (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

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

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale).

Foul by Kieran Agard (MK Dons).

Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Osman Sow (MK Dons).

Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt saved. Bradden Inman (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Rochdale).

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 3, Rochdale 2. Ryan Seager (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ousseynou Cissé.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Jordan Slew replaces Steve Davies.

Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Osman Sow (MK Dons).

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Osman Sow (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Brendan Moore.

Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by M.J. Williams (Rochdale).

Delay in match Matt Done (Rochdale) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ousseynou Cissé replaces Ed Upson.

Foul by Kieran Agard (MK Dons).

Kgosi Ntlhe (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ryan Seager replaces Aidan Nesbitt.

Foul by Gboly Ariyibi (MK Dons).

Kgosi Ntlhe (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Callum Camps replaces Andrew Cannon.

Attempt saved. Steve Davies (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Kieran Agard replaces Aaron Tshibola.

Gboly Ariyibi (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by M.J. Williams (Rochdale).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Lee Nicholls.

Attempt saved. Steve Davies (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Aaron Tshibola (MK Dons).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury8710125722
2Peterborough8521168817
3Bradford8521159617
4Blackpool8521148617
5Wigan75111431116
6Charlton85031311215
7Fleetwood74121211113
8Rotherham84041510512
9Oxford Utd8332138512
10Scunthorpe733183512
11Blackburn7403117412
12Portsmouth83231110111
13MK Dons8314711-410
14Walsall82331115-49
15Bristol Rovers83051218-69
16Wimbledon822458-38
17Northampton7214813-57
18Southend8143915-67
19Doncaster713379-26
20Gillingham8134611-56
21Rochdale8134713-66
22Bury8125814-65
23Plymouth8125613-75
24Oldham81161118-74
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