League One
MK DonsMilton Keynes Dons2SwindonSwindon Town1
Antony Kay
Kay's winner was his first goal of the season

Antony's Kay first goal of the season was the difference as MK Dons beat fellow promotion hopefuls Swindon Town.

The visitors took an early lead when Jonathan Obika tapped in from six yards from a Michael Smith cross.

The Dons fought back in the second half, first through 18-year-old Dele Alli who curled the ball into the top corner five minutes after the break.

Kay then smashed home from close range after a free-kick was flicked on to lift MK to third place in League One.

The defeat saw Mark Cooper's side drop to fifth.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We worked so hard on the tactics, I think you could see. We didn't give them an inch all 90 minutes.

"The disappointing thing for me was to concede, I thought it was against the run of play.

"Benik Afobe has had his best game in an MK Dons shirt - that's the biggest applause he's got off the fans and he's not even scored.

"All the players were brilliant today and the fans were magnificent."

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12Spence
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 30mins
  • 6KayBooked at 69mins
  • 3LewingtonBooked at 84mins
  • 17Powell
  • 8PotterBooked at 35mins
  • 10ReevesSubstituted forCarruthersat 70'minutes
  • 14Alli
  • 9BowditchBooked at 54minsSubstituted forBakerat 80'minutes
  • 23AfobeSubstituted forGriggat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Flanagan
  • 11Grigg
  • 13Baker
  • 15Randall
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 22Carruthers
  • 25Hickford

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2Thompson
  • 6Turnbull
  • 5StephensBooked at 75mins
  • 3Byrne
  • 19ThompsonBooked at 42minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 71'minutes
  • 8KasimSubstituted forGladwinat 90'minutes
  • 4Luongo
  • 12BellSubstituted forToffoloat 63'minutes
  • 9SmithBooked at 69mins
  • 20Obika

Substitutes

  • 7Gladwin
  • 10Williams
  • 14Reeves
  • 15Toffolo
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford
  • 26Rodgers
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
9,494

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, MK Dons 2, Swindon Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, MK Dons 2, Swindon Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dele Alli (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jordan Turnbull.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Ben Gladwin replaces Yaser Kasim.

  8. Post update

    Foul by William Grigg (MK Dons).

  9. Post update

    Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. William Grigg replaces Benik Afobe.

  11. Booking

    Dean Lewington (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

  13. Post update

    Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Carl Baker.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Carl Baker replaces Dean Bowditch.

  16. Post update

    Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).

  18. Booking

    Jack Stephens (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Dele Alli (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jack Stephens (Swindon Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City16106033171636
2Preston1594228161231
3MK Dons1483329161327
4Rochdale1582529151426
5Swindon1575331191226
6Notts County157532214826
7Peterborough168262519626
8Sheff Utd158252219326
9Oldham166732318525
10Fleetwood166461816222
11Chesterfield165562324-120
12Barnsley155462324-119
13Port Vale165472224-219
14Bradford165472022-219
15Crawley165471525-1019
16Walsall164661416-218
17Doncaster145361421-718
18Colchester164572224-217
19Coventry164572027-717
20Leyton Orient163761722-516
21Scunthorpe164391930-1115
22Gillingham163581422-814
23Yeovil163581226-1414
24Crewe1642101332-1914
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