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MK DonsMilton Keynes Dons5YeovilYeovil Town1

Milton Keynes Dons 5-1 Yeovil Town

Dele Alli
Dele Alli returned to MK Dons on loan after joining Tottenham in February

MK Dons secured promotion to the Championship with a commanding victory over relegated Yeovil Town, as rivals Preston suffered defeat at Colchester.

Needing to better Preston's result to go up, Carl Baker fired in from 20 yards out to put the Dons ahead.

Dean Lewington's free-kick doubled the lead, before Darren Potter and Will Grigg made it four before the break.

Jordan Spence's own goal reduced the advantage, but Lewington's late second wrapped up the crucial three points.

Baker picked up Samir Carruthers's pass and shot low into the far corner to settle the home fans' nerves.

Lewington's curling left-footed strike left Yeovil goalkeeper Artur Krysiak with no chance, and the Dons captain then turned provider to set up the next two goals.

The midfielder first nodded down for Potter to power in a close-range volley, before his cross was met by Grigg, who headed in the club's 100th league goal of the season.

Yeovil squandered their only chance of the half when Joel Grant fired over, but they did pull one back when Spence turned into his own net from close-range.

Lewington's bullet header, coupled with George Moncur's late effort for Colchester, ensured that MK Dons reached the second tier for the first time in the club's history.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I just feel numb. What an amazing 12 months we've had. A year ago we were playing Leyton Orient here in a nothing game and we were bowled over.

"I'm just so proud of the players. Every single player gave their all from the first whistle to the last whistle of the season. It's an amazing day, we'll never ever forget it."

MK Dons
Carl Baker (right) gave MK Dons the lead by firing into the bottom corner from 20 yards out
Dean Lewington
Dean Lewington scored twice as MK Dons sealed second spot ahead of Preston

Line-ups

MK Dons

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Martin
  • 12Spence
  • 5McFadzeanSubstituted forHodsonat 75'minutes
  • 6Kay
  • 3Lewington
  • 8PotterBooked at 45mins
  • 14Alli
  • 38Hall
  • 13Baker
  • 22CarruthersSubstituted forReevesat 73'minutes
  • 11GriggSubstituted forBowditchat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 9Bowditch
  • 10Reeves
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 17Powell
  • 28Cole
  • 34Baker

Yeovil

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 12Krysiak
  • 32Shephard
  • 26ArthurworreyBooked at 33mins
  • 15Ofori-Twumasi
  • 3Smith
  • 30Sheehan
  • 8Berrett
  • 17GrantSubstituted forBellat 84'minutes
  • 4Edwards
  • 9HayterSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 65'minutes
  • 25UgwuSubstituted forMooreat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Weale
  • 5Bell
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 13Moore
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
16,965

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home18
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, MK Dons 5, Yeovil Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, MK Dons 5, Yeovil Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stephen Arthurworrey (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Sheehan (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Fergus Bell replaces Joel Grant.

  6. Post update

    Robert Hall (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town).

  8. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Kieffer Moore.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Dean Bowditch (MK Dons).

  10. Post update

    Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

  12. Post update

    Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Lee Hodson replaces Kyle McFadzean.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! MK Dons 5, Yeovil Town 1. Dean Lewington (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Reeves following a set piece situation.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Ben Reeves replaces Samir Carruthers.

  16. Post update

    Robert Hall (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Yeovil Town).

  18. Post update

    Jordan Spence (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Dean Bowditch replaces William Grigg.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City462912596385899
2MK Dons4627109101445791
3Preston462514779403989
4Swindon4623101376571979
5Sheff Utd4619141366531371
6Chesterfield4619121568551369
7Bradford461714155555065
8Rochdale46196217266663
9Peterborough46189195356-363
10Fleetwood461712174952-363
11Barnsley461711186261162
12Gillingham461614166566-162
13Doncaster461613175862-461
14Walsall461417155054-459
15Oldham461415175467-1357
16Scunthorpe461414186275-1356
17Coventry461316174960-1155
18Port Vale46159225565-1054
19Colchester461410225877-1952
20Crewe461410224375-3252
21Notts County461214204563-1850
22Crawley461311225379-2650
23Leyton Orient461213215969-1049
24Yeovil461010263675-3940
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