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Crewe Alexandra 0-0 Milton Keynes Dons

Kieran Agard spurned a guilt-edged chance for MK Dons as Paul Tisdale's side settled for a goalless draw at Crewe after ending the game with 10 men.

Mathieu Baudry's was sent off in the closing stages but there was little time for Crewe to take advantage as the Dons dropped their first points of the season.

It was Agard who missed the best chance of the match, heading against the post from point-blank range in a first-half in which Crewe otherwise enjoyed the better of.

The Railwaymen started well with Callum Ainley forcing Lee Nicholls into a good save and a deflected effort from James Jones flying just past the far post.

The visitors had been limited to Agard's belting drive which almost crept unto the bar from 25 yards out, but they should have taken the lead two minutes before the break when Ousseynou Cisse delivered invitingly onto Agard's head.

They improved after the restart and Crewe keeper Dave Richards did well to keep out Ryan Watson's fierce snapshot, before substitute Dylan Asonganyi sliced his shot as the home goal gaped invitingly.

Crewe's Chris Porter also should have done better when he was put clear, but he delayed getting his shot off and keeper Nicholls was off his line to shepherd the ball out of play.

The Dons finished the game with 10 men with Baudry handed a straight red card for a lunging late challenge on Harry Pickering in the 89th minute, but did enough to close out the game and claim a point.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Richards
  • 29Hunt
  • 3Pickering
  • 2Ng
  • 12Nolan
  • 8Jones
  • 11AinleySubstituted forKirkat 58'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 17Green
  • 15Wintle
  • 10BowerySubstituted forPorterat 65'minutes
  • 14NichollsSubstituted forMillerat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Garratt
  • 4Walker
  • 6Raynes
  • 7Porter
  • 9Miller
  • 16Lowery
  • 20Kirk

MK Dons

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2Williams
  • 4Walsh
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3Lewington
  • 24Houghton
  • 8GilbeySubstituted forD'Athat 82'minutes
  • 6CisséBooked at 63minsSubstituted forAsonganyiat 69'minutes
  • 14Agard
  • 25BrittainSubstituted forBaudryat 82'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 7Watson

Substitutes

  • 5Baudry
  • 12Hancox
  • 19Simpson
  • 20D'Ath
  • 26Cargill
  • 32Moore
  • 37Asonganyi
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
3,505

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, MK Dons 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, MK Dons 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Hand ball by Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra).

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Dylan Asonganyi (MK Dons).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Watson (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  10. Dismissal

    Mathieu Baudry (MK Dons) is shown the red card.

  11. Post update

    Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Mathieu Baudry (MK Dons).

  13. Post update

    Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Watson (MK Dons).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Shaun Miller replaces Alex Nicholls.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Lawson D'Ath replaces Alex Gilbey.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Mathieu Baudry replaces Callum Brittain.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Lee Nicholls.