League One
MK DonsMilton Keynes Dons3PeterboroughPeterborough United0

MK Dons 3-0 Peterborough United

Ben Reeves
Ben Reeves's goals took him to six for the season

MK Dons piled the pressure on Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson with a victory over their rivals.

Posh were buried by a Dons side, missing the injured Deli Alli, who are two points off the top of League One.

Will Grigg struck early on from close range before Ben Reeves added two strikes from the edge of the box.

Nothing went right for Ferguson, whose gamble on a double substitution even before half-time had little impact as his side dropped to 15th in the table.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I thought the players' appetite in the first half to try and win the game was sensational.

"In some ways we probably played better in the second half. We had some very big chances to score even more goals.

"The early goal helped but I think we had our stall set out early on and we knew what we wanted to do.

"I think we showed that we really put ourselves on the line and every fight was fought to the max. I don't think there are any players in that dressing room with any energy left and that shows how hard they've worked."

Line-ups

MK Dons

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 16McLoughlin
  • 12Spence
  • 5McFadzean
  • 6Kay
  • 3LewingtonBooked at 83mins
  • 8Potter
  • 22CarruthersSubstituted forAndrewsat 78'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 17PowellSubstituted forColeat 85'minutes
  • 10ReevesSubstituted forWilliamsat 69'minutes
  • 13Baker
  • 11Grigg

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 7Green
  • 19Hitchcock
  • 21Andrews
  • 28Cole
  • 29Burns
  • 35Williams

Peterborough

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 27Alnwick
  • 2SmithSubstituted forBrisleyat 35'minutes
  • 6Bostwick
  • 21Burgess
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 23NorrisSubstituted forWashingtonat 56'minutes
  • 8Payne
  • 10OztumerSubstituted forMaddisonat 35'minutes
  • 7Taylor
  • 35Beautyman
  • 9James

Substitutes

  • 4Brisley
  • 14Washington
  • 20McLean
  • 25Zakuani
  • 28Anderson
  • 30Maddison
  • 32Henry
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
11,162

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away3
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home4
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, MK Dons 3, Peterborough United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, MK Dons 3, Peterborough United 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jon Taylor (Peterborough United).

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. George Williams (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Williams (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dean Lewington (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Devante Cole replaces Daniel Powell.

  12. Booking

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

  14. Booking

    Christian Burgess (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Christian Burgess (Peterborough United).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Keith Andrews replaces Samir Carruthers.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jordan Spence.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City31197558292964
2MK Dons32188666313562
3Swindon31176857342357
4Preston30168646281856
5Sheff Utd3014794335849
6Bradford3012994034645
7Doncaster31129103837145
8Fleetwood32128123233-144
9Oldham311110104144-343
10Chesterfield32119124444042
11Gillingham32119124649-342
12Port Vale32126144145-442
13Rochdale291251251401141
14Walsall311011103333041
15Peterborough32125153843-541
16Scunthorpe30117124346-340
17Notts County31108133339-638
18Barnsley31115154148-738
19Crewe32115163255-2338
20Colchester3297163953-1434
21Coventry31712123243-1133
22Crawley3289153456-2233
23Leyton Orient3188154148-732
24Yeovil3278172547-2229
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