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Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Shrewsbury Town

Shaun Whalley struck four minutes from time to ensure Shrewsbury avoided a third straight League One defeat as they drew at MK Dons.

The Shrews had lost four of their previous five in the third tier and that record looked set to worsen when Peter Pawlett's first goal of the season early in the second half put the Dons in the ascendancy.

But Whalley's unstoppable drive from 30 yards denied the home side what would have been only their second league win since September and their first in four matches

Shrewsbury recorded the game's first meaningful chance after a lacklustre opening 25 minutes when Alex Rodman's strike was well saved by Dons goalkeeper Lee Nicholls.

And despite the visitors demonstrating much of the attacking intent, Robbie Neilson's side took the lead when Pawlett found the net after Chuks Aneke played the former Aberdeen midfielder through on goal, before the 26-year-old slotted home.

But the visitors snatched a point in emphatic fashion five minutes from time when Whalley unleashed a fierce strike from distance that flew past Nicholls and into the top corner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2Williams
  • 4Walsh
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 12Golbourne
  • 14AgardSubstituted forAriyibiat 90'minutes
  • 6UpsonBooked at 90mins
  • 18McGrandles
  • 11Pawlett
  • 10AnekeBooked at 60mins
  • 9SowSubstituted forNombeat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Wootton
  • 7Ariyibi
  • 13Sietsma
  • 15Seager
  • 21Nesbitt
  • 30Nombe
  • 31Thomas-Asante

Shrewsbury

  • 1Henderson
  • 13BoltonBooked at 77mins
  • 6Beckles
  • 22Nsiala
  • 5SadlerSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 80'minutes
  • 4GodfreySubstituted forDoddsat 72'minutes
  • 7Whalley
  • 8Ogogo
  • 20Nolan
  • 23Rodman
  • 45PayneSubstituted forMorrisat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Riley
  • 9Morris
  • 10Dodds
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 16Morris
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
8,355

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Carlton Morris replaces Stefan Payne.

Booking

Ed Upson (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Walsh (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Gboly Ariyibi replaces Kieran Agard.

Foul by Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town).

Conor McGrandles (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 1, Shrewsbury Town 1. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Hand ball by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Attempt missed. Ethan Ebanks-Landell (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Mat Sadler.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Peter Pawlett (MK Dons) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt blocked. Sam Nombe (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Aristote Nsiala.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Louis Dodds replaces Ben Godfrey.

Attempt blocked. Sam Nombe (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ben Godfrey.

Foul by George B Williams (MK Dons).

Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sam Nombe (MK Dons).

Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Nombe (MK Dons).

Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (MK Dons).

James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 1, Shrewsbury Town 0. Peter Pawlett (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chuks Aneke.

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

goal

As It Stood

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2Shrewsbury20125327141341
3Blackburn20124437191840
4Bradford2112363325839
5Scunthorpe21115526151138
6Charlton2010552924535
7Portsmouth2110292624232
8Oxford Utd218673527830
9Rotherham2192103531429
10Peterborough218583332129
11Walsall207762828028
12Southend217772432-828
13Blackpool217682729-227
14Fleetwood217682932-327
15Bristol Rovers2190123236-427
16Oldham217593539-426
17MK Dons216782330-725
18Doncaster2165102126-523
19Rochdale204882328-520
20Wimbledon2055101522-720
21Gillingham214891624-820
22Plymouth2155111730-1320
23Northampton2154121637-2119
24Bury2045111928-917
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