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Southend United 4-0 Milton Keynes Dons

Theo Robinson grabbed a hat-trick as Southend thumped relegation-threatened MK Dons at Roots Hall.

The second-from-bottom Dons are now six points from safety with three games to go and never looked like troubling the Shrimpers.

Chris Powell's side opened the scoring after 23 minutes when Robinson fired home after Dons goalkeeper Wieger Sietsma had parried a powerful shot from Dru Yearwood.

Robinson was celebrating again in the 31st minute when he curled home a delightful effort from the left-hand side of the penalty area.

Dons striker Chucks Aneke wasted a fine chance to get his side back in the game when he fired wide of the left post from 12 yards.

Southend were able to take full advantage with Stephen McLaughlin heading home a left-wing free-kick from Michael Kightly in the 62nd minute.

The hosts then wrapped up the scoring in the 76th minute with Robinson powering home from close range to complete his treble, before Shrimpers goalkeeper Mark Oxley superbly denied Aneke and Kieran Agard at the death.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 42Bwomono
  • 48White
  • 5FerdinandSubstituted forKyprianouat 70'minutes
  • 24Demetriou
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 16YearwoodBooked at 78mins
  • 8TimlinBooked at 79mins
  • 7KightlySubstituted forHarrisonat 70'minutes
  • 9Fortuné
  • 31RobinsonSubstituted forMcGlashanat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wordsworth
  • 10Cox
  • 13Bishop
  • 17McGlashan
  • 19Ladapo
  • 21Harrison
  • 27Kyprianou

MK Dons

  • 13Sietsma
  • 2Williams
  • 15WardBooked at 88mins
  • 5Wootton
  • 3Lewington
  • 17TavernierBooked at 28minsSubstituted forMuirheadat 45'minutes
  • 8Cissé
  • 6UpsonSubstituted forAgardat 65'minutes
  • 25Brittain
  • 10AnekeBooked at 30mins
  • 27UgboSubstituted forThomas-Asanteat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Reo-Coker
  • 12Golbourne
  • 14Agard
  • 16Muirhead
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 31Thomas-Asante
  • 42Jones
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
7,546

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 4, MK Dons 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 4, MK Dons 0.

Attempt saved. Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United).

Kieran Agard (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Scott Wootton.

Attempt blocked. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ousseynou Cissé (MK Dons).

Foul by Harry Kyprianou (Southend United).

Callum Brittain (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Elliott Ward (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliott Ward (MK Dons).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Elvis Bwomono.

Attempt missed. Brandon Thomas-Asante (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Elvis Bwomono (Southend United).

Brandon Thomas-Asante (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by Elliott Ward (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Theo Robinson.

Attempt blocked. Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Michael Timlin (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Dru Yearwood (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dru Yearwood (Southend United).

Elliott Ward (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 4, MK Dons 0. Theo Robinson (Southend United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Harry Kyprianou following a corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by George B Williams.

Attempt missed. Dru Yearwood (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

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

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elliott Ward (MK Dons).

Attempt blocked. Robbie Muirhead (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Harry Kyprianou replaces Anton Ferdinand because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Shayon Harrison replaces Michael Kightly.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Anton Ferdinand (Southend United) because of an injury.

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kieran Agard (MK Dons).

Attempt missed. Michael Kightly (Southend United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left following a fast break.

goal

As It Stood

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2Blackburn432612579384190
3Shrewsbury432411856362083
4Rotherham442371471512076
5Charlton441911145750768
6Scunthorpe4317161060491167
7Plymouth421810145350364
8Portsmouth44196195555063
9Peterborough4316131465551061
10Blackpool441514155953659
11Bradford42177185363-1058
12Bristol Rovers43168195864-656
13Southend431511175362-956
14Doncaster421315145250254
15Fleetwood44159205766-954
16Oxford Utd441411195863-553
17Gillingham441216164452-852
18Wimbledon431311194455-1150
19Walsall431212195163-1248
20Oldham431115175670-1448
21Rochdale431017164654-847
22Northampton441210224174-3346
23MK Dons431012214265-2342
24Bury44711263869-3132
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