MK DonsMilton Keynes Dons2Leyton OrientLeyton Orient1

MK Dons 2-1 Leyton Orient

Carl Baker
Carl Baker's late goal was his second of the season

MK Dons scored two late goals to complete a remarkable late comeback and defeat League Two Leyton Orient in the first round of the League Cup.

Orient had a first-half lead when Dean Lewington mis-kicked Dean Cox's cross and debutant keeper Cody Cropper's slip prevented him keeping the ball out.

MK looked to be going out, but with the game nearing full-time Orient defender Mathieu Baudry headed into his own net.

In the 92nd minute, Simon Church laid off Carl Baker to slot in for victory.

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson had made 10 changes to the side who beat Rotherham 4-1 on Saturday, and struggled to create any clear chances until late on in the game.

Orient should have put the game to bed earlier as Ollie Palmer hit the post, with the ball bouncing to safety off Cropper.

Orient forward Jay Simpson had a great chance with four minutes left, but United States Under-23 goalkeeper Cropper was equal to his effort.

The result means the Dons - who humbled Manchester United in the competition last season - have reached the second round for the sixth year running.

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson told BBC Radio Three Counties:

"I think Leyton Orient deserve an awful lot of credit for what they did and they deserved to get more out of the game than they did. We weren't great but when you make 10 changes you are going to get that in periods of the game.

"The players' grit and determination was the pleasing thing for me and that never-say-die attitude.

"I thought Carl Baker's goal was excellent and I thought Matthew Upson really showed his class."


MK Dons

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 22Cropper
  • 2Hodson
  • 4UpsonBooked at 36minsSubstituted forMcFadzeanat 77'minutes
  • 16Walsh
  • 3Lewington
  • 18Aguza
  • 20Rasulo
  • 7Baker
  • 23BenaventeSubstituted forGallagherat 76'minutes
  • 21JenningsSubstituted forReevesat 67'minutes
  • 11Church


  • 1Martin
  • 5McFadzean
  • 10Reeves
  • 12Spence
  • 13Gallagher
  • 24Tilney
  • 26Flanagan

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cisak
  • 2Clohessy
  • 4Essam
  • 6BaudryBooked at 69mins
  • 5DunneSubstituted forShawat 82'minutes
  • 17Turgott
  • 18PritchardBooked at 65mins
  • 14Moore
  • 7Cox
  • 9PalmerSubstituted forSimpsonat 81'minutes
  • 19Kashket


  • 3Shaw
  • 8James
  • 21Grainger
  • 23Moncur
  • 25Ling
  • 26Adeboyejo
  • 27Simpson
Simon Hooper

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamLeyton Orient
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, MK Dons 2, Leyton Orient 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, MK Dons 2, Leyton Orient 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Gallagher (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! MK Dons 2, Leyton Orient 1. Carl Baker (MK Dons) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Sam Gallagher (MK Dons).

  6. Post update

    Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Goal!

    Own Goal by Mathieu Baudry, Leyton Orient. MK Dons 1, Leyton Orient 1.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Simon Church (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Carl Baker.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Cody Cropper.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Frazer Shaw replaces Alan Dunne.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jay Simpson replaces Ollie Palmer.

  15. Post update

    Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Kyle McFadzean replaces Matt Upson.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Sam Gallagher replaces Cristian Benavente.