League One
CreweCrewe Alexandra0MK DonsMilton Keynes Dons5

Crewe Alexandra 0-5 Milton Keynes Dons

Devante Cole
Devante Cole (right) scored his first goals since joining on loan from Manchester City

MK Dons moved to the top of League One after they cruised to victory at Crewe.

Devante Cole opened the scoring with his first goal since joining on loan from Manchester City, before Dean Bowditch chipped home a second.

Cole stroked home his second after Daniel Powell's cut back, with Carl Baker and then Powell adding second-half efforts.

The Railwaymen struggled all afternoon with Jamie Ness and Anthony Stewart having their best efforts.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties:

"To come here with a statement of intent was important for all the players. I think that was important today, after the weather was difficult and the pitch was firm.

"The way the players have worked all week and took things on board is a real sign of character from them.

"No one is getting carried away, as you can imagine. We just worry about ourselves and that's all we can do.

"Nothing is handed out and there's still a lot of work to be done. I think it's firmly important now that we keep our feet firmly on the ground."

Line-ups

Crewe

Formation 3-4-3

  • 13Garratt
  • 5RaySubstituted forStewartat 30'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 30Tate
  • 4Davis
  • 19BaillieSubstituted forCooperat 45'minutes
  • 20Jones
  • 42Grant
  • 24Leigh
  • 28Ness
  • 35Ajose
  • 12Dalla ValleSubstituted forInmanat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Turton
  • 8Atkinson
  • 10Inman
  • 11Cooper
  • 25Haber
  • 33Stewart
  • 39Etheridge

MK Dons

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Martin
  • 12SpenceBooked at 55mins
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 34mins
  • 6Kay
  • 3Lewington
  • 8Potter
  • 14AlliBooked at 36minsSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 78'minutes
  • 13Baker
  • 17Powell
  • 9BowditchSubstituted forHitchcockat 78'minutes
  • 28ColeSubstituted forCarruthersat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 7Green
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 19Hitchcock
  • 22Carruthers
  • 23Clarke-Harris
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
4,319

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home5
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away9
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, MK Dons 5.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, MK Dons 5.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Crewe Alexandra 0, MK Dons 5. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Jonson Clarke-Harris (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by David Martin.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nicky Ajose (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

  9. Post update

    Carl Baker (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jordan Spence.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Dele Alli.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Tom Hitchcock replaces Dean Bowditch.

  13. Post update

    Carl Baker (MK Dons) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Booking

    Anthony Stewart (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Stewart (Crewe Alexandra).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Greg Leigh (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Powell (MK Dons).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Bradden Inman replaces Lauri Dalla Valle.