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Milton Keynes Dons 3-2 Rochdale

Ryan Seager's late winner secured a triumph for MK Dons in a five-goal thriller against Rochdale.

Dale had led early on through Brad Inman and went into half-time level at 2-2 after Matt Done's effort cancelled out Gboly Ariyibi's double.

However, Seager smashed home his first goal of the season late on to secure the hosts a second home win of the campaign.

The visitors wasted no time netting the opener after just eight minutes via Inman's powerful left-footed strike.

Robbie Neilson's side levelled less than five minutes later through Ariyibi, who was allowed the time to fire a right-footed effort past Dale stopper Brendan Moore.

Ariyibi bagged his second of the game with a long-range hit before Keith Hill's men made it 2-2 just a minute later through Done.

But Seager found himself in space on the edge of the visitors' box six minutes from time, finding the top corner to secure MK's third league win of the season.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Nicholls
  • 25Brittain
  • 2Williams
  • 5Wootton
  • 12Golbourne
  • 6UpsonSubstituted forCisséat 70'minutes
  • 21NesbittSubstituted forSeagerat 69'minutes
  • 20TshibolaSubstituted forAgardat 62'minutes
  • 26GilbeyBooked at 51mins
  • 7Ariyibi
  • 9Sow

Substitutes

  • 3Lewington
  • 8Cissé
  • 13Sietsma
  • 14Agard
  • 15Seager
  • 16Muirhead
  • 18McGrandles

Rochdale

Formation 4-3-3

  • 22Moore
  • 2Rafferty
  • 6McGaheyBooked at 22mins
  • 4McNulty
  • 39BunneySubstituted forNtlheat 57'minutes
  • 14Rathbone
  • 12Williams
  • 27CannonBooked at 51minsSubstituted forCampsat 64'minutes
  • 17InmanBooked at 65mins
  • 19DaviesSubstituted forSlewat 82'minutes
  • 16Done

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 7Slew
  • 10Camps
  • 11Williams
  • 29Daniels
  • 36Gillam
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
7,670

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, MK Dons 3, Rochdale 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, MK Dons 3, Rochdale 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. M.J. Williams (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Gboly Ariyibi (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

  6. Post update

    Ryan Seager (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Kieran Agard (MK Dons).

  9. Post update

    Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Osman Sow (MK Dons).

  11. Post update

    Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bradden Inman (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Kieran Agard (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Rochdale).

  16. Goal!

    Goal! MK Dons 3, Rochdale 2. Ryan Seager (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ousseynou Cissé.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Jordan Slew replaces Steve Davies.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Osman Sow (MK Dons).

  20. Post update

    Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury8710125722
2Peterborough8521168817
3Bradford8521159617
4Blackpool8521148617
5Wigan75111431116
6Charlton85031311215
7Fleetwood74121211113
8Rotherham84041510512
9Oxford Utd8332138512
10Scunthorpe733183512
11Blackburn7403117412
12Portsmouth83231110111
13MK Dons8314711-410
14Walsall82331115-49
15Bristol Rovers83051218-69
16Wimbledon822458-38
17Northampton7214813-57
18Southend8143915-67
19Doncaster713379-26
20Gillingham8134611-56
21Rochdale8134713-66
22Bury8125814-65
23Plymouth8125613-75
24Oldham81161118-74
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