League One
PeterboroughPeterborough United3MK DonsMilton Keynes Dons2
Kyle Vassell
Peterborough signed Kyle Vassell from Conference South side Bishop's Stortford in 2013

Two late goals from Kyle Vassell saw unbeaten Peterborough claim victory over MK Dons in a hotly contested game.

Kenny McEvoy's deflected shot opened the scoring for Posh before Dele Alli tapped in Will Grigg's deflected effort to level.

Vassell turned in a cross from Jon Taylor before poking in his second to give the hosts some breathing space.

Daniel Powell pulled one back for the visitors to ensure a nervy end but Peterborough held on.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

''It shouldn't have been a defeat. I thought we had the better chances for a large part of the game.

''I thought the assistant refereeing today was very, very, very poor. The worst I've seen.'

''I take responsibility for the defeat, not the players.'

''I thought they were a good side (Peterborough), the team will compete consistently. It just shows you the strength and depth they have with the injury problems that they have as well.''

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 27Alnwick
  • 2Smith
  • 4Brisley
  • 6Bostwick
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 8PayneBooked at 71mins
  • 15AndersonBooked at 39minsSubstituted forVassellat 73'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 7TaylorSubstituted forBarnettat 84'minutes
  • 20McEvoySubstituted forFerdinandat 46'minutes
  • 14Washington

Substitutes

  • 11McCann
  • 12Vassell
  • 13Day
  • 17Newell
  • 18Ferdinand
  • 22Almeida Santos
  • 23Barnett

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 2Hodson
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 72mins
  • 6Kay
  • 3Lewington
  • 8Potter
  • 14Alli
  • 7Green
  • 10ReevesSubstituted forAfobeat 58'minutes
  • 9BowditchSubstituted forPowellat 78'minutes
  • 11GriggBooked at 70minsSubstituted forRandallat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Flanagan
  • 15Randall
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 17Powell
  • 18Baldock
  • 19Hitchcock
  • 23Afobe
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
7,115

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 3, MK Dons 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Daniel Powell (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Sean Brisley.

  7. Booking

    Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United).

  9. Post update

    Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Peterborough United 3, MK Dons 2. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Randall.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Peterborough United 3, MK Dons 1. Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Conor Washington.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Tyrone Barnett replaces Jon Taylor.

  14. Post update

    Jack Payne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Benik Afobe (MK Dons).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Darren Potter.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Peterborough United 2, MK Dons 1. Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jon Taylor.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Daniel Powell replaces Dean Bowditch.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.