Championship
Bristol CityBristol City1MK DonsMilton Keynes Dons1
Daniel Powell
Daniel Powell has made his way through the MK Dons youth ranks

MK Dons substitute Daniel Powell scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to earn a point at Bristol City.

Jonathan Kodjia gave City an early lead at Ashton Gate when he tapped Bobby Reid's cross into an empty net.

Luke Freeman wasted a glorious chance to double the advantage just before the break when he fired over from 12 yards.

Dons dominated the second half as Dean Lewington hit the post, before winger Powell jinked into the box to curl a sublime effort into the corner.

City remain bottom of the Championship, while Dons move out of the relegation zone and up to 19th.

The visitors, who have kept only two clean sheets this season, had their defensive frailties exposed in the sixth minute as Frenchman Kodjia was left unmarked in the box to score his sixth goal of the campaign.

The game turned scrappy after the goal, but burst into life again just before half-time when Kodjia found space down the left and squared the ball to winger Freeman, who smashed his effort off target.

Moments later, a mistake from Dons defender Kyle McFadzean let Kodjia in, but David Martin palmed his low effort away.

The visitors looked rejuvenated after the break as Ben Reeves's shot was tipped over by Frank Fielding and Lewington's cross evaded everyone before bouncing off the upright.

Dons continued to dominate as Fielding pushed substitute Robert Hall's long-range effort past the post before McFadzean fired wide from 25 yards.

Powell earned Dons a deserved draw as he bent a shot past the outstretched arm of Fielding.

Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill:

"It's a tough result to take because of the timing of their goal, but MK Dons fully deserved it on their second-half display.

"I thought we had seen it out for a win we desperately needed, but in the end that didn't happen.

"We didn't keep possession in the second half. There were probably some nerves because of the desperation to give our fans the result they wanted.

"Now we have to look at ourselves at the bottom of the table for a couple of weeks, which no one wanted."

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson:

"A point was all we deserved. We were poor first half and Bristol came out of the blocks quickly.

"At half-time I had a strong word with my players about what it means to wear the shirt and the pride we all have in our club.

"I didn't see that in the first half, but in the second we showed it in abundance. It was a wonder goal from Powell, but the whole team deserved it in the end for the application and commitment shown.

"We may have nicked a point in the 90th minute, but I feel that we are moving on."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 2Little
  • 5Ayling
  • 4FlintBooked at 39mins
  • 17Baker
  • 23BryanBooked at 48minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 66'minutes
  • 14ReidBooked at 84mins
  • 15FreemanSubstituted forRobinsonat 81'minutes
  • 21Pack
  • 18WilbrahamSubstituted forAgardat 82'minutes
  • 22Kodjia

Substitutes

  • 3Williams
  • 6El-Abd
  • 8Robinson
  • 10Agard
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 19Hamer
  • 20Burns

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12SpenceSubstituted forHallat 69'minutes
  • 5McFadzean
  • 6Kay
  • 3LewingtonBooked at 28mins
  • 39PoyetBooked at 54mins
  • 44Forster-CaskeyBooked at 38mins
  • 7BakerBooked at 87mins
  • 10Reeves
  • 31MurphySubstituted forPowellat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11ChurchSubstituted forMaynardat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 13Gallagher
  • 17Powell
  • 20Rasulo
  • 28Maynard
  • 29Burns
  • 38Hall
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
14,535

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol City 1, MK Dons 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, MK Dons 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Little with a cross.

  4. Booking

    Jordan Spence (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Bristol City 1, MK Dons 1. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dean Lewington.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Carl Baker (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jake Forster-Caskey.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Robert Hall (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Forster-Caskey with a headed pass.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Carl Baker (MK Dons).

  9. Post update

    Callum Robinson (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Booking

    Carl Baker (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Carl Baker (MK Dons).

  12. Post update

    Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Booking

    Bobby Reid (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Jake Forster-Caskey (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Bobby Reid (Bristol City).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Kieran Agard replaces Aaron Wilbraham.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Callum Robinson replaces Luke Freeman.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Daniel Powell replaces Josh Murphy.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ben Reeves (MK Dons).

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