The FA Cup - Third Round
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Queens Park Rangers 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons

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FA Cup: QPR 0-1 MK Dons highlights

League One side MK Dons produced a battling performance to knock QPR out of the FA Cup in the third round.

Robbie Muirhead struck the post from the edge of the box for the away side before Ilias Chair curled wide.

Jack Robinson and Matt Smith spurned close-range chances for QPR before Ousseynou Cisse seized on a Josh Scowen error to curl into the top corner.

Lee Nicholls saved from Smith, while Luke Freeman had a shot cleared off the line, but the Dons held on.

Ian Holloway made one change from his Championship team which beat Cardiff 2-1 five days ago, but despite fielding a strong side Rangers fell to a side 25 places below them in the Football League.

The hosts had their chances to equalise, but Smith in particular was guilty of poor finishing, seeing Nicholls keep out a point-blank header before nodding Jake Bidwell's cross over.

QPR could not take advantage of seven minutes of added time, meaning they have been knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round 49 times in their history - only Plymouth have gone out at this stage more times with 50.

Defeat also extends Holloway's unhappy record in the competition, with the former Blackpool boss having now lost seven of his last eight FA Cup third-round ties.

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Smithies
  • 20BaptisteSubstituted forHallat 11'minutes
  • 5Onuoha
  • 18Robinson
  • 8CousinsSubstituted forWszolekat 45'minutes
  • 33ChairSubstituted forEzeat 61'minutes
  • 11Scowen
  • 7FreemanBooked at 71mins
  • 3Bidwell
  • 37Smyth
  • 17Smith

Substitutes

  • 4Hall
  • 6Lynch
  • 22Wszolek
  • 26Lumley
  • 30Eze
  • 34Osayi-Samuel
  • 38Oteh

MK Dons

  • 1NichollsBooked at 90mins
  • 2Williams
  • 4Walsh
  • 8Cissé
  • 5WoottonBooked at 87mins
  • 25BrittainSubstituted forEbanks-Landellat 80'minutes
  • 18McGrandlesBooked at 70mins
  • 6Upson
  • 16MuirheadBooked at 66minsSubstituted forAgardat 77'minutes
  • 10Aneke
  • 27UgboSubstituted forThomas-Asanteat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Sietsma
  • 14Agard
  • 15Seager
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 30Nombe
  • 31Thomas-Asante
  • 35Kasumu
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
6,314

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home19
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, MK Dons 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, MK Dons 1.

Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brandon Thomas-Asante (MK Dons).

Foul by Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers).

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

Attempt missed. Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (MK Dons).

Booking

Lee Nicholls (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Paul Smyth (Queens Park Rangers).

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

Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Brandon Thomas-Asante replaces Ike Ugbo.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Scott Wootton.

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Foul by Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers).

Ike Ugbo (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Kieran Agard (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Scott Wootton (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ethan Ebanks-Landell replaces Callum Brittain.

Attempt missed. Paul Smyth (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Kieran Agard replaces Robbie Muirhead.

Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Attempt missed. Robbie Muirhead (MK Dons) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor McGrandles (MK Dons).

Foul by Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers).

Scott Wootton (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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