League One
MK DonsMilton Keynes Dons3RotherhamRotherham United2

Milton Keynes Dons 3-2 Rotherham United

Patrick Bamford

Patrick Bamford netted a stunning late winner, his 12th goal of the season, as MK Dons beat 10-man Rotherham.

Michael O'Connor was dismissed for fouling Stephen Gleeson in the box and Shaun Williams scored from the spot.

Millers manager Steve Evans also saw red at half-time before Ben Reeves tapped in a rebound to make it 2-0.

Lee Frecklington's header and a Tom Flanagan own goal brought Rotherham level before Chelsea loanee Bamford fired in from 20 yards for the hosts.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"Ten out of our 18 players are all 23 years of age or under and have so much class and quality. But they've got to learn the other side of the game and that will make them better players.

"There were mistakes today and it's not cost us, but it could, so it's important we learn our lessons.

"Patrick Bamford's path at Chelsea is nothing to do with us. All we can do whilst he's here is make him a better footballer and I think he's doing that.

"Me and him have had a little joke about the target for him. Some people raised a few eyebrows about why we brought him back in the summer and why we were so excited; that's why. And what a good lovely, grounded kid he is too."

Line-ups

MK Dons

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1MartinSubstituted forMcLoughlinat 46'minutes
  • 2OtsemoborSubstituted forBaldockat 81'minutes
  • 3Lewington
  • 8PotterBooked at 31mins
  • 6WilliamsBooked at 38mins
  • 4Flanagan
  • 17Powell
  • 7Gleeson
  • 12ReevesSubstituted forMcLeodat 81'minutes
  • 15BamfordBooked at 86mins
  • 21Banton

Substitutes

  • 5Hodson
  • 11Smith
  • 13McLeod
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 18Baldock
  • 20Rasulo
  • 22Carruthers

Rotherham

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Shearer
  • 2BrindleyBooked at 38mins
  • 3Skarz
  • 15Milsom
  • 20Morgan
  • 4Arnason
  • 22Agard
  • 8FrecklingtonBooked at 42mins
  • 9RevellSubstituted forEavesat 46'minutes
  • 18PringleSubstituted forNardielloat 89'minutes
  • 10O'ConnorBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 6Mills
  • 14Bradley
  • 16Tubbs
  • 17Nardiello
  • 21Collin
  • 23Tidser
  • 25Eaves
Referee:
Robert Madley
Attendance:
11,564

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home20
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home6
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, MK Dons 3, Rotherham United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, MK Dons 3, Rotherham United 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Powell (MK Dons).

  4. Post update

    Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Lee Frecklington.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jason Banton (MK Dons).

  7. Post update

    Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Daniel Nardiello replaces Ben Pringle.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Izale McLeod (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! MK Dons 3, Rotherham United 2. Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Izale McLeod.

  11. Booking

    Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. George Baldock replaces Jon Otsemobor.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Izale McLeod replaces Ben Reeves.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Morgan (Rotherham United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Powell (MK Dons).

  18. Goal!

    Own Goal by Tom Flanagan, MK Dons. MK Dons 2, Rotherham United 2.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jason Banton (MK Dons) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! MK Dons 2, Rotherham United 1. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Craig Morgan with a cross.