Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, MK Dons 3.
Fleetwood Town 0-3 Milton Keynes Dons
MK Dons kept up their hopes of securing automatic promotion from League One after a 3-0 victory over Fleetwood.
After a goalless first-half, the Dons took the lead against the run of play as Lewis Baker tapped in as Dele Alli delivered a low cross to the near post.
As Fleetwood searched for an equaliser, Will Grigg latched on to a long ball and scored with a drilled low shot.
Alli's stunning 20-yard half-volley two minutes later saw MK Dons move within three points of Preston in second.
The loss for the Cod Army dented their hopes of reaching the play-offs, with the defeat leaving them eight points behind Chesterfield with three matches remaining.
MK Dons boss Karl Robinson told 3CR: "Fleetwood are a very good side...so we knew how difficult it was going to be.
"We knew we had to be at our best to get something out of the game.
On Dele Alli "The boy's got tremendous potential. He's been fighting to try and find his form since he's come back. We saw in that final 45 minutes he's back to his best. He's the best player in the league.
"The players have performed and won 3-0. I can't ask anything more than that."
- 6PondBooked at 89mins
- 7EvansSubstituted forProctorat 62'minutesBooked at 89mins
- 12MorrisBooked at 19mins
- 15ChicksenBooked at 61mins
- 23BallSubstituted forMcAlindenat 80'minutes
- 6KayBooked at 83mins
- 3LewingtonBooked at 88mins
- 14AlliBooked at 88mins
- 38HallSubstituted forColeat 75'minutes
- 17PowellSubstituted forGreenat 84'minutes
- 11GriggSubstituted forHitchcockat 78'minutes
- Mark Heywood
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, MK Dons 3.
Lewis Baker (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).
Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).
Devante Cole (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Fleetwood Town).
Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.
Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.
Dele Alli (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.
Dean Lewington (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.
Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).
Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, MK Dons. Danny Green replaces Daniel Powell.
Antony Kay (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.
Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Antony Kay (MK Dons).
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.