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Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Walsall

Tyler Roberts' second-half penalty earned Walsall a 1-1 draw at MK Dons in a low-key contest between two teams in the bottom half of League One.

The Saddlers have now drawn their past four games in the league and they shook off a poor first-half display to eventually share the spoils.

MK Dons broke the deadlock in the 24th minute when Chuks Aneke made the most of some loose marking to nod Ousseynou Cisse's free-kick into the bottom corner.

Captain Alex Gilbey then almosft added a second for the hosts when he headed Aneke's cross over, with Walsall providing a minimal threat in the first half.

However, they were handed a lifeline on 58 minutes thanks to a clumsy challenge from behind in the area by Ethan Ebanks-Landell on Roberts, who made no mistake from the spot.

Ed Upson then sent a free-kick just over before Roberts forced Lee Nicholls into a good save from a tight angle after he had got away from Scott Wootton.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 19Ebanks-LandellBooked at 57mins
  • 5Wootton
  • 4Walsh
  • 25Brittain
  • 6UpsonSubstituted forNesbittat 81'minutes
  • 26Gilbey
  • 8Cissé
  • 12Golbourne
  • 14AgardSubstituted forSowat 67'minutesSubstituted forAriyibiat 88'minutes
  • 10Aneke

Substitutes

  • 2Williams
  • 3Lewington
  • 7Ariyibi
  • 9Sow
  • 13Sietsma
  • 15Seager
  • 21Nesbitt

Walsall

  • 1Gillespie
  • 2Edwards
  • 14Wilson
  • 5Guthrie
  • 3Leahy
  • 7Chambers
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forIsmailat 73'minutes
  • 8CuvelierSubstituted forKouhyarat 79'minutes
  • 15Kinsella
  • 20Bakayoko
  • 18RobertsSubstituted forOztumerat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Oztumer
  • 13Roberts
  • 19Ismail
  • 23Donnellan
  • 24Roberts
  • 25Kouhyar
  • 32Agyei
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
7,258

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 1, Walsall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Walsall 1.

Attempt missed. Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Callum Brittain (MK Dons) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Ousseynou Cissé (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Walsall).

Foul by Aidan Nesbitt (MK Dons).

Zeli Ismail (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ousseynou Cissé (MK Dons).

Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Gboly Ariyibi replaces Osman Sow because of an injury.

Delay in match Mark Gillespie (Walsall) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Erhun Oztumer replaces Tyler Roberts.

Attempt missed. Osman Sow (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Joe Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Aidan Nesbitt replaces Ed Upson.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by James Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Maz Kouhyar replaces Florent Cuvelier.

Attempt saved. Ousseynou Cissé (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ed Upson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Walsall).

Attempt missed. Tyler Roberts (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Zeli Ismail (Walsall) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Lee Nicholls.

Attempt saved. Tyler Roberts (Walsall) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Zeli Ismail replaces Kieron Morris because of an injury.

Delay in match Kieron Morris (Walsall) because of an injury.

Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Wilson (Walsall).

Attempt missed. Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Tyler Roberts (Walsall) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ousseynou Cissé (MK Dons).

Kieron Morris (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ed Upson (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

Osman Sow (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Wilson (Walsall).

Foul by Callum Brittain (MK Dons).

Florent Cuvelier (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Osman Sow replaces Kieran Agard.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury1410402391434
2Wigan1410222681832
3Bradford148332417727
4Rotherham148062516924
5Charlton137332116524
6Oxford Utd146442315822
7Blackpool136431915422
8Peterborough136342319421
9Fleetwood136342322121
10Blackburn126241610620
11Portsmouth146261916320
12Scunthorpe145541310320
13Bristol Rovers146082328-518
14MK Dons145361318-518
15Southend144551826-817
16Walsall143741823-516
17Doncaster144371717015
18Wimbledon14437915-615
19Oldham134271927-814
20Rochdale142751418-413
21Bury133371620-412
22Gillingham14257817-911
23Northampton142391025-159
24Plymouth141491023-137
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