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Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Chesterfield

MK Dons 0-1 Chesterfield highlights

Armand Gnanduillet's second-half header ensured Chesterfield beat League One rivals MK Dons at Stadium MK to reach the third round of the FA Cup.

The forward rose above the home side's defence after Sam Clucas curled in a cross from the left to break the deadlock eight minutes after the break.

Chesterfield had earlier seen Eoin Doyle's shot ruled out for offside.

Substitute Giorgio Rasulo's attempt in the 73rd minute was the in-form Dons' only shot on target.

Gnanduillet's goal was the French striker's first since returning from his short-term loan at Tranmere and saw Chesterfield reach the third round for the first time in 17 years.

The Spireites have failed to reach the third round since 1997, where they were eventually knocked out in a semi-final replay by Middlesbrough.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It was shambolic. We were by far second best in every single department.

"We were beaten by the better team today, Chesterfield had more energy and quality in the final third. We were lucky to lose 1-0.

"I don't think any player on the pitch can come out with any credit today, I really don't. Their keeper has not made a save at the Stadium MK, which is not like us.

"It's not acceptable, but can you really hang your team out to dry when you've been so good recently? I'm not using it as an excuse. We just weren't good enough today, but I think I can let them off.''

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"MK Dons are a fantastic side, with excellent players who handle the ball well, but we wanted to put them under pressure high up the pitch and make sure if they were going to beat us, they had to earn the right to beat us.

"I thought from the first minute to the last our lads were magnificent.

"I felt we were in the ascendency for the majority of the game and I felt we deserved our victory."


MK Dons

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Martin
  • 12SpenceSubstituted forBaldockat 71'minutes
  • 5McFadzeanSubstituted forFlanaganat 76'minutes
  • 6Kay
  • 3Lewington
  • 13Baker
  • 8Potter
  • 14AlliBooked at 90mins
  • 17Powell
  • 11GriggSubstituted forRasuloat 71'minutes
  • 23Afobe


  • 2Hodson
  • 4Flanagan
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 18Baldock
  • 20Rasulo
  • 24Tilney
  • 27Tshimanga


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Lee
  • 2Darikwa
  • 16Raglan
  • 29MargreitterBooked at 25mins
  • 12Clucas
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forBocoat 64'minutes
  • 5Morsy
  • 8Ryan
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forHirdat 87'minutes
  • 9GnanduilletSubstituted forHumphreysat 81'minutes
  • 17Doyle


  • 4Hird
  • 7Gardner
  • 15Humphreys
  • 18Boco
  • 23Evatt
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 31Wright
Keith Stroud

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamChesterfield
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, MK Dons 0, Chesterfield 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, MK Dons 0, Chesterfield 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Darren Potter.

  4. Booking

    Dele Alli (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Dele Alli (MK Dons).

  6. Post update

    Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Antony Kay (MK Dons).

  8. Post update

    Georg Margreitter (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Sam Clucas.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Sam Hird replaces Gary Roberts.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Dele Alli (MK Dons).

  13. Post update

    Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Antony Kay (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Tendayi Darikwa.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Dele Alli (MK Dons).

  17. Post update

    Sam Clucas (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Ritchie Humphreys replaces Armand Gnanduillet.