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Milton Keynes Dons 7-0 Oldham Athletic

Will Grigg
Will Grigg has scored nine goals in 24 matches this season

Will Grigg scored twice as MK Dons thrashed Oldham Athletic 7-0 to move up to second in the League One table.

Grigg fired home the opener from inside the box after a Dele Alli lay off, with Dean Bowditch's tap in making it 2-0.

Grigg smashed in his second of the game before Darren Potter curled in his first goal of the season.

Alli curled the ball past a despairing Paddy Kenny then Benik Afobe added a sixth before Carl Baker completed the victory with a long-range effort.

Karl Robinson's Dons are now just one point adrift of league leaders Bristol City, but are only in the automatic promotion places ahead of Swindon Town and Preston North End on goal difference.

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MK Dons boss Karl Robinson on Oldham win

MK Dons Manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I think we were sensational. We missed a lot of chances in the first half, but we were ruthless. To be in the form we're in at the moment I think it's a sensational ask of the players.

"I said before the game that I knew we'd win today. The way they've trained this week has been incredible. Darren Potter doesn't get enough goals with the quality that he possesses and Baker is chipping in with his usual one.

"That wasn't against a team that are bottom of the league. They had a blip last week, that was only supposed to be short lived. We had a game plan. If we can go on the front foot and play in their half we would dominate the game.

"We're not nicking games one nil, we're convincingly dominating games. We knew today would be a massive challenge. I'm so happy for our fans, I'm sure their Christmas will be a lot happier."

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12SpenceBooked at 45mins
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 40mins
  • 6KaySubstituted forBaldockat 65'minutes
  • 3Lewington
  • 8Potter
  • 14Alli
  • 13Baker
  • 22CarruthersSubstituted forGreenat 74'minutes
  • 9BowditchSubstituted forAfobeat 68'minutes
  • 11Grigg

Substitutes

  • 4Flanagan
  • 7Green
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 17Powell
  • 18Baldock
  • 20Rasulo
  • 23Afobe

Oldham

  • 25KennyBooked at 71mins
  • 16WilsonBooked at 35mins
  • 21Kusunga
  • 20Wilson
  • 3MillsSubstituted forElokobiat 45'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 4DiengSubstituted forTidserat 56'minutes
  • 14Johnson
  • 11Forte
  • 9PoleonSubstituted forIbehreat 56'minutes
  • 10Philliskirk

Substitutes

  • 1Rachubka
  • 5Elokobi
  • 7Dayton
  • 15Winchester
  • 17Tidser
  • 19Ibehre
  • 27Morgan-Smith
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
7,998

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home26
Away5
Shots on Target
Home14
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, MK Dons 7, Oldham Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, MK Dons 7, Oldham Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by George Elokobi.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Carl Baker (MK Dons).

  5. Post update

    Michael Tidser (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! MK Dons 7, Oldham Athletic 0. Carl Baker (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Paddy Kenny.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Goal!

    Goal! MK Dons 6, Oldham Athletic 0. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Carl Baker.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic).

  13. Goal!

    Goal! MK Dons 5, Oldham Athletic 0. Dele Alli (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Danny Green replaces Samir Carruthers.

  15. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Danny Philliskirk.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Booking

    Paddy Kenny (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Benik Afobe (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Paddy Kenny (Oldham Athletic).

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City21126337201742
2MK Dons20125347192841
3Swindon21125439211841
4Preston21125434201441
5Sheff Utd219662724333
6Rochdale2194838271131
7Notts County208752722531
8Bradford218672826230
9Peterborough219392826230
10Oldham217952831-330
11Chesterfield217772929028
12Fleetwood217682120127
13Walsall216961918127
14Barnsley217593234-226
15Port Vale217592730-326
16Doncaster207582127-626
17Coventry216782429-525
18Scunthorpe206592635-923
19Gillingham215792431-722
20Crawley215792032-1222
21Colchester2155112638-1220
22Yeovil2155111831-1320
23Leyton Orient2147102533-819
24Crewe2154121739-2219
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