League One
ChesterfieldChesterfield0MK DonsMilton Keynes Dons1

Chesterfield 0-1 MK Dons

Benik Afobe scored the only goal as MK Dons ended Chesterfield's unbeaten start to the season.

Ben Reeves sliced an early Dons chance wide and Sam Hird headed wastefully wide for the hosts before the break.

Afobe beat two defenders as he cut in from the right to drive the second-half winner inside the near post.

After the Arsenal loanee missed two chances to seal victory Chesterfield pressed for the leveller, with Ian Evatt heading over in injury time.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"They're as difficult as you'll come against away from home. We go away very positive.

"We've not got masses of numbers but we've got a good 18 who can really compete.

"This was probably the most difficult game we've played this season."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2Darikwa
  • 23Evatt
  • 4Hird
  • 3Jones
  • 5MorsyBooked at 87mins
  • 8RyanSubstituted forGardnerat 81'minutes
  • 18BocoSubstituted forGnanduilletat 63'minutes
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forBanksat 63'minutes
  • 11RobertsBooked at 33mins
  • 17Doyle

Substitutes

  • 7Gardner
  • 9Gnanduillet
  • 16Raglan
  • 19Dawes
  • 20Chapman
  • 24Banks
  • 26Johnson

MK Dons

  • 1MartinSubstituted forMcLoughlinat 45'minutes
  • 2HodsonSubstituted forBaldockat 55'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 33mins
  • 6Kay
  • 3Lewington
  • 8Potter
  • 14Alli
  • 17Powell
  • 10ReevesBooked at 45mins
  • 9BowditchSubstituted forGriggat 89'minutes
  • 23Afobe

Substitutes

  • 4Flanagan
  • 11Grigg
  • 15Randall
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 18Baldock
  • 19Hitchcock
  • 29Burns
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
5,811

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home14
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chesterfield 0, MK Dons 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chesterfield 0, MK Dons 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Daniel Powell.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ben Reeves.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Thomas Lee.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. William Grigg (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. William Grigg replaces Dean Bowditch.

  10. Booking

    Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

  12. Post update

    Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the right.

  14. Booking

    George Baldock (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by George Baldock (MK Dons).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

  18. Post update

    Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Jimmy Ryan.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Dele Alli.