Match ends, Burton Albion 1, MK Dons 2.
MK Dons ground out a third win in a row as Scott Fraser's penalty against his former side set them on the way to victory at Burton.
The breakthrough came on the 15-minute mark after Tom Hamer was adjudged to have handled Matt O'Riley's cross and Fraser notched his seventh spot-kick of the season.
Andrew Fisher made a smart save from Lucas Akins early in the second half as Albion looked for a quick response after the break.
Warren O'Hora's headed effort just after the hour made things a lot more comfortable for the Dons, the Irish defender finishing a spell of head tennis from a corner with a well-placed effort from close range.
But Albion hit back, with Akins firing home from the spot in the 74th minute after Ethan Laird felled Hamer to set up a nervy ending
Hayden Carter fired a stoppage-time volley over from close range as the Dons held out for the win, handing Albion a first defeat in eight games.
Report supplied by PA Media.
- 17CarterBooked at 58mins
- 39TaylorSubstituted forFondop-Talomat 90+1'minutes
- 28ClareBooked at 41minsSubstituted forPowellat 66'minutes
- 9HemmingsBooked at 68mins
- 12LairdSubstituted forHarvieat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 5McEachranBooked at 57minsSubstituted forThompsonat 66'minutes
- 16SurmanSubstituted forBrownat 90+1'minutes
- 29SorinolaSubstituted forJulesat 90+1'minutes
- 35JeromeSubstituted forGriggat 75'minutes
- Ross Joyce
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, MK Dons 2.
Attempt saved. Mike Fondop-Talom (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Edwards.
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Dean Lewington.
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Louis Thompson.
Hand ball by Scott Fraser (MK Dons).
Attempt missed. Hayden Carter (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.
Daniel Harvie (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Joe Powell (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Hayden Carter.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Mike Fondop-Talom replaces Terry Taylor.
Substitution, MK Dons. Zak Jules replaces Matthew Sorinola.
Substitution, MK Dons. Charlie Brown replaces Andrew Surman.
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Thomas Hamer.
Foul by Matthew Sorinola (MK Dons).
Terry Taylor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Scott Fraser (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by John Brayford (Burton Albion).
Harry Darling (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Hayden Carter (Burton Albion).
Matthew Sorinola (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.