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Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Huddersfield Town

Nahki Wells
Nahki Wells has scored 14 goals in 35 games for Huddersfield this season

Nahki Wells' late equaliser earned 10-man Huddersfield a draw at Championship strugglers MK Dons.

Alex Revell put the hosts ahead when he headed in Jonny Williams' right-wing cross in to the bottom corner.

Town midfielder Philip Billing was sent off only four minutes after coming on as a half-time substitute for a challenge on Jake Forster-Caskey.

But Wells collected Mark Hudson's header from Tommy Smith's long pass to lob the ball in and secure a point.

The result means the Dons stay 22nd in the Championship, six points above the relegation zone.

Karl Robinson's side created much the better of the chances, with Josh Murphy firing a pair of free-kicks wide in the second half.

The Terriers improved late on, and Wells scored his fourth goal in five games to extend their unbeaten run to three games.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson:

"We could have been two points above the relegation zone if we had lost and Rotherham won. As it happens, rather than two we are six.

"I'm sorry if people are thinking 'why is he being so positive, the second half was rubbish' - the second half wasn't rubbish. We were nervous.

"Not many people know what it is like as a professional to be in an industry where there is nervous energy flying around. I back my players to the hilt - they were a bit nervous but everybody was."

Huddersfield head coach David Wagner:

"It feels positive. The first half was one of the worst we have played together - we didn't do anything we had spoken about before. We missed our fighting attitude completely.

"The reaction was great, especially with us going down to 10 men so quickly after half-time.

"We stayed in the game and sometimes it isn't negative when you get a red card because everyone comes closer together.

"It was a foul of course and a yellow card but not a red. We will appeal and see what happens."

Line-ups

MK Dons

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 22Cropper
  • 21Baldock
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 90mins
  • 16Walsh
  • 3Lewington
  • 8Potter
  • 44Forster-Caskey
  • 9Bowditch
  • 23WilliamsSubstituted forMaynardat 75'minutes
  • 31MurphySubstituted forHallat 69'minutes
  • 18Revell

Substitutes

  • 6Kay
  • 12Spence
  • 13Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 17Powell
  • 28Maynard
  • 29Burns
  • 38Hall

Huddersfield

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Steer
  • 2Smith
  • 5Hudson
  • 14Cranie
  • 15HusbandSubstituted forLynchat 80'minutes
  • 6HoggBooked at 34mins
  • 8Paterson
  • 10Matmour
  • 17BunnSubstituted forManuat 45'minutes
  • 18LolleySubstituted forBillingat 45'minutesBooked at 49mins
  • 21WellsBooked at 43mins

Substitutes

  • 3Davidson
  • 4Whitehead
  • 13Murphy
  • 22Dempsey
  • 28Manu
  • 29Billing
  • 33Lynch
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
9,402

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away21

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, MK Dons 1, Huddersfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Huddersfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is too high from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Jamie Paterson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jake Forster-Caskey (MK Dons).

  6. Booking

    Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Jamie Paterson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Paterson (Huddersfield Town).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jake Forster-Caskey.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

  13. Post update

    Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    George Baldock (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Elvis Manu (Huddersfield Town).

  16. Goal!

    Goal! MK Dons 1, Huddersfield Town 1. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Hudson with a headed pass.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Karim Matmour.

  18. Post update

    Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by George Baldock (MK Dons).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Karim Matmour (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull32196748192963
2Burnley331711551262562
3Middlesbrough31187642172561
4Brighton331612545341160
5Sheff Wed331412750351554
6Derby321412643281554
7Birmingham3214993930951
8Cardiff33121384337649
9Preston33121293230248
10Ipswich32139104040048
11Brentford33127144651-543
12Nottm Forest321012103128342
13QPR33914103940-141
14Reading321010123433140
15Wolves331010134046-640
16Huddersfield33109144445-139
17Leeds32814103035-538
18Fulham33812135154-336
19Blackburn30713102827134
20Bristol City33810152952-2334
21MK Dons3388172645-1932
22Rotherham3375213658-2226
23Bolton33413163154-2325
24Charlton33510182761-3425
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