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MK DonsMilton Keynes Dons2QPRQueens Park Rangers0

MK Dons 2-0 Queens Park Rangers

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MK Dons captain Dean Lewington (second right) scored his first goal of the season to help the hosts record their first win in four games

Championship strugglers MK Dons recorded their first win in four games as they defeated QPR at Stadium: MK.

The hosts led when captain Dean Lewington rifled in his first goal of the season past Alex Smithies.

The Dons earned a penalty when QPR's Paul Konchesky was fouled Josh Murphy, but Smithies saved Murphy's spot-kick.

Nedum Onuoha gave away a second penalty in injury time, and substitute Ben Reeves stepped up to fire past Smithies to seal the win.

The win was vital for Karl Robinson's relegation-threatened side, as the team immediately below them in the Championship table, Rotherham, made it back-to-back wins with victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

QPR brought on top scorer Matty Phillips to try to get back into the game, but he was unable to add to his tally of seven league goals, as his late effort was blocked at close range by Kyle McFadzean.

It was only QPR's second defeat in 10 league games, but they slip to 12th, and now look out of contention for a play-off place.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson: "I think everything we've set up to do this week has been sensational and I really want to thank everyone for their hard work - and that includes all of the backroom team as well.

"Together as a group I think we have put a team on the pitch that was worthy of the three points.

"We had a gameplan to come to life in the second half because we didn't want to be out of it in the first half.

"I thought we looked very disciplined and we showed what we were about with our attitude and desire."

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: "I think if we are playing like that in the second half then we do not deserve to win any matches

"We came out of the dressing room thinking we had already won the game - but we hadn't scored yet and the game was still level.

"They won the second balls and put us under pressure and from the first minute in the second half they put us under pressure and that it not good enough. "

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 21Baldock
  • 5McFadzean
  • 6Kay
  • 3Lewington
  • 8Potter
  • 44Forster-CaskeyBooked at 5minsSubstituted forReevesat 89'minutes
  • 31MurphyBooked at 79minsSubstituted forHallat 87'minutes
  • 23WilliamsSubstituted forCarruthersat 75'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 9Bowditch
  • 18Revell

Substitutes

  • 10Reeves
  • 12Spence
  • 14Carruthers
  • 17Powell
  • 22Cropper
  • 28Maynard
  • 38Hall

QPR

  • 25Smithies
  • 5Onuoha
  • 4HallSubstituted forKoncheskyat 45'minutes
  • 26Angella
  • 24Perch
  • 20HenryBooked at 79mins
  • 28TözsérSubstituted forPhillipsat 58'minutes
  • 8CherySubstituted forPolterat 71'minutes
  • 21Luongo
  • 19El Khayati
  • 9Washington

Substitutes

  • 7Phillips
  • 15Konchesky
  • 18Faurlin
  • 29Ingram
  • 32Diakité
  • 33Polter
  • 34Petrasso
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
14,796

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away21

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, MK Dons 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, MK Dons 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! MK Dons 2, Queens Park Rangers 0. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

  5. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) after a foul in the penalty area.

  6. Post update

    Penalty MK Dons. Robert Hall draws a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Paul Konchesky (Queens Park Rangers).

  8. Post update

    Alex Revell (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Ben Reeves replaces Jake Forster-Caskey because of an injury.

  10. Booking

    Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) has gone down, but that's a dive.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Robert Hall replaces Josh Murphy because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Delay in match Jake Forster-Caskey (MK Dons) because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Penalty saved! Josh Murphy (MK Dons) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

  17. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Paul Konchesky (Queens Park Rangers) after a foul in the penalty area.

  18. Post update

    Penalty MK Dons. Josh Murphy draws a foul in the penalty area.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley351911554272768
2Middlesbrough34207747202767
3Hull34197848202864
4Brighton351713549341564
5Derby351612747301760
6Sheff Wed351413850361455
7Cardiff35141384738955
8Birmingham34159104032854
9Ipswich34159104240254
10Preston351213103332149
11Reading341111124038244
12QPR351014114142-144
13Wolves351110144349-643
14Brentford35127164855-743
15Nottm Forest341012123231142
16Leeds34914113240-841
17Blackburn34913123332140
18Huddersfield35109164448-439
19Fulham35813145358-537
20Bristol City35910163155-2437
21MK Dons3598183048-1835
22Rotherham3595213959-2032
23Charlton35610193266-3428
24Bolton35413183358-2525
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