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Burnley 2-1 Milton Keynes Dons

George Boyd
George Boyd's goal was his first of the season

Burnley moved up to third with a fourth successive league win over MK Dons at Turf Moor.

Sam Vokes opened the scoring for the Clarets with an unstoppable shot, high past the diving David Martin.

MK Dons equalised, with Carl Baker's header late in the first half bringing the scores level.

But Sean Dyche's men were back in front just after the break when George Boyd met the ball with a stunning volley, beating Martin low at his near post.

Andre Gray's shot from 12 yards was stopped well by Martin before Vokes found the net with a fine shot.

Samir Carruthers' teasing cross from the right found Baker at the back post, and the midfielder did extremely well to get above his man to head past Tom Heaton.

Burnley regained their lead, though, as Gray's pace created time and space and his cross was perfectly weighted to the back post, where Boyd found the net.

Martin was the busier keeper in the second half as Burnley tried in vain to score a third.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "That was probably as fluid as we've been this season to open up opportunities.

"And the last 20 minutes shows the character, the will and the desire of the teamwork and the framework, all those things that are essential for the Championship season.

"I've spoken about our fluid play and there was a lot on show tonight, but there's still more to come."

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson: "I'd obviously say we deserved a point.

"When you see the stats back I thought the game was very even. For a team that has just been promoted to come here and play like we did was brave.

"I thought we moved the ball very well and we looked a good side. We looked a little naive in certain elements of our play, but that will come the more and more we play at this level."

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 27Darikwa
  • 4Duff
  • 5Keane
  • 6Mee
  • 21Boyd
  • 37Arfield
  • 14Jones
  • 11KightlySubstituted forTaylorat 85'minutes
  • 9VokesSubstituted forHenningsat 76'minutes
  • 7GraySubstituted forLongat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Lowton
  • 15Taylor
  • 18Hennings
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward
  • 24Long
  • 34Anderson

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12Spence
  • 5McFadzean
  • 6KayBooked at 90mins
  • 3Lewington
  • 14CarruthersBooked at 40mins
  • 39PoyetBooked at 51mins
  • 38HallSubstituted forMurphyat 69'minutes
  • 9BowditchSubstituted forPowellat 82'minutes
  • 7Baker
  • 11ChurchSubstituted forGallagherat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 4Upson
  • 13Gallagher
  • 17Powell
  • 18Aguza
  • 29Burns
  • 31Murphy
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
15,845

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burnley 2, MK Dons 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burnley 2, MK Dons 1.

  3. Post update

    Diego Poyet (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Chris Long (Burnley).

  5. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  6. Post update

    Delay in match David Jones (Burnley) because of an injury.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Chris Long (Burnley).

  9. Booking

    Antony Kay (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Antony Kay (MK Dons).

  11. Post update

    Rouwen Hennings (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Burnley. Scott Arfield tries a through ball, but Rouwen Hennings is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Diego Poyet.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matthew Taylor (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Long with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Josh Murphy (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by George Boyd (Burnley).

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by George Boyd (Burnley).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Taylor (Burnley).

  20. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.