Match ends, MK Dons 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.
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. "
- 44Forster-CaskeyBooked at 5minsSubstituted forReevesat 89'minutes
- 31MurphyBooked at 79minsSubstituted forHallat 87'minutes
- 23WilliamsSubstituted forCarruthersat 75'minutesBooked at 89mins
- 4HallSubstituted forKoncheskyat 45'minutes
- 20HenryBooked at 79mins
- 28TözsérSubstituted forPhillipsat 58'minutes
- 8CherySubstituted forPolterat 71'minutes
- 19El Khayati
- Keith Stroud
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, MK Dons 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.
Attempt blocked. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
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.
Penalty conceded by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty MK Dons. Robert Hall draws a foul in the penalty area.
Foul by Paul Konchesky (Queens Park Rangers).
Alex Revell (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, MK Dons. Ben Reeves replaces Jake Forster-Caskey because of an injury.
Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.
Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) has gone down, but that's a dive.
Substitution, MK Dons. Robert Hall replaces Josh Murphy because of an injury.
Delay in match Jake Forster-Caskey (MK Dons) because of an injury.
Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).
Jake Forster-Caskey (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Penalty saved! Josh Murphy (MK Dons) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.
Penalty conceded by Paul Konchesky (Queens Park Rangers) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty MK Dons. Josh Murphy draws a foul in the penalty area.
Foul by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).
Josh Murphy (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.