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MK Dons 0-1 Sheffield United

Stefan Scougall's 23rd-minute strike as enough to earn Sheffield United all three points at MK Dons.

The Blades were rarely threatened in a scrappy game at Stadium:MK that saw the Dons' play-off hopes dealt a blow.

On-loan Liverpool midfielder Conor Coady's through ball sent Scougall clear of the Blades defence, and he coolly fired in from close range.

The Blades' eighth straight win lifts them up to 12th in League One, while MK Dons are six points off the play-offs.

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Karl Robinson: MK Dons boss on Sheffield United defeat

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We can't say that we were dominant or classy in possession, because we were far from it. I'm sick of players not doing enough. One or two need to do a lot better.

"A lot of people need to do a lot better. We worked hard. It's the quality that was a million miles away.

"The pitch is not only uneven, it's dry, and you can't play on it. We can't play our style of football on it."

Blades boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough

"That's how we've been playing. We could have had a second goal in the second half.

"In the second half, we played well enough to get one.

"After the hard work that we've asked from the players, today was at a different level."

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 18Baldock
  • 3Lewington
  • 10ChadwickBooked at 52minsSubstituted forSmithat 52'minutes
  • 24Kay
  • 23Spence
  • 6ColeSubstituted forOdelusiat 53'minutes
  • 12Reeves
  • 13McLeod
  • 14Alli
  • 17PowellSubstituted forHallat 52'minutesBooked at 68mins

Substitutes

  • 11Smith
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 21Hall
  • 25Hickford
  • 27Odelusi
  • 28Collinge
  • 49Summerfield

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 4BrayfordSubstituted forDaviesat 17'minutes
  • 3Harris
  • 8Doyle
  • 15Collins
  • 6Hill
  • 7Flynn
  • 17Coady
  • 11BaxterBooked at 90mins
  • 21ScougallSubstituted forKennedyat 81'minutes
  • 23MurphySubstituted forPorterat 40'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Porter
  • 12Miller
  • 18Paynter
  • 22Davies
  • 25Long
  • 32Kennedy
  • 38Reed
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
9,192

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 0, Sheffield United 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Bamidele Alli (MK Dons).

Ben Davies (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

Booking

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

George Baldock (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jose Baxter (Sheffield United).

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

(Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Robert Harris.

George Baldock (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Robert Harris (Sheffield United).

Attempt saved. Sanmi Odelusi (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

Attempt blocked. Bamidele Alli (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Bamidele Alli (MK Dons).

Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Neill Collins.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Terry Kennedy replaces Stefan Scougall because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Sanmi Odelusi (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by George Baldock (MK Dons).

Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Robert Harris (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Ryan Hall (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Hall (MK Dons).

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

Attempt saved. George Baldock (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Alan Smith.

Attempt blocked. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bamidele Alli (MK Dons).

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

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Neill Collins.

Attempt blocked. Sanmi Odelusi (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Robert Harris (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Hall (MK Dons).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves32217457203770
2Leyton Orient34217668333570
3Brentford32207554312367
4Preston341713448341464
5Rotherham331710664432161
6Peterborough32164125142952
7Swindon34138135145647
8Walsall331211103833547
9MK Dons34137144846246
10Port Vale33134164452-843
11Bradford33914104541441
12Sheff Utd32118133438-441
13Crawley2891183336-338
14Oldham34108163948-938
15Gillingham34115184357-1438
16Coventry31138105956337
17Carlisle33107163754-1737
18Tranmere3399154057-1736
19Colchester31811123741-435
20Bristol City34714134956-735
21Crewe3498173863-2535
22Shrewsbury32710153143-1231
23Stevenage3294193252-2031
24Notts County3493224261-1930
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