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MK DonsMilton Keynes Dons0CreweCrewe Alexandra2

Milton Keynes Dons 0-2 Crewe Alexandra

Mikael Mandron scored twice on his return to the starting line-up as Crewe eased to a 2-0 victory at MK Dons.

Striker Mandron made the most of his chance after being left on the bench for the Railwaymen's last two games, as his double ended the Dons' four-match winning run and all-but ended their faint play-off hopes.

Crewe were ahead in the 15th minute when Tom Lowery played in Charlie Kirk and although his ball across was slightly behind Mandron, he was able to turn and finish.

The lead was soon doubled as Kirk's chipped cross was controlled on his chest by Mandron before he drilled a shot through goalkeeper Andy Fisher's legs to claim his second.

The Dons should have pulled a goal back early in the second half when Cameron Jerome shot against a post, having rounded Will Jaaskelainen, after some great work from Ethan Laird.

Jaaskelainen then produced two brilliant saves in the closing stages to keep out headers from Charlie Brown and Harry Darling to deny the hosts even a consolation strike.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

MK Dons

Formation 3-5-1-1

  • 13Fisher
  • 15O'Hora
  • 6Darling
  • 4Jules
  • 12LairdSubstituted forSorinolaat 73'minutes
  • 23ThompsonSubstituted forFraserat 59'minutes
  • 16SurmanSubstituted forBrownat 74'minutes
  • 5McEachranSubstituted forKasumuat 60'minutes
  • 21Harvie
  • 17O'Riley
  • 35JeromeSubstituted forGriggat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Nicholls
  • 3Lewington
  • 8Kasumu
  • 9Grigg
  • 10Fraser
  • 11Brown
  • 29Sorinola

Crewe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Jaaskelainen
  • 17OffordSubstituted forDanielsat 90+1'minutes
  • 16LancashireBooked at 77mins
  • 29Beckles
  • 3Pickering
  • 28Murphy
  • 4WintleBooked at 90mins
  • 8LowerySubstituted forAinleyat 82'minutes
  • 19DaleSubstituted forWalkerat 72'minutes
  • 12MandronSubstituted forPorterat 90'minutes
  • 10KirkSubstituted forAdebisiat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Daniels
  • 9Porter
  • 11Ainley
  • 13Richards
  • 21Adebisi
  • 31Walker
  • 33Wood
Referee:
Andy Woolmer

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, MK Dons 0, Crewe Alexandra 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, MK Dons 0, Crewe Alexandra 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt O'Riley (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Zak Jules.

  4. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Will Jaaskelainen.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harry Darling (MK Dons) header from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Harvie with a cross.

  6. Booking

    Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra).

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt O'Riley (MK Dons) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Fraser.

  10. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ryan Wintle.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Donervon Daniels replaces Luke Offord.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Porter replaces Mikael Mandron.

  13. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Will Jaaskelainen.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlie Brown (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Scott Fraser with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Harry Darling (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Walker (Crewe Alexandra).

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harry Darling (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt O'Riley with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ryan Wintle.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt O'Riley (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Harvie (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Matt O'Riley.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull402371068323676
2Peterborough392271067382973
3Sunderland381914559293071
4Portsmouth381971256401664
5Blackpool371891050331763
6Lincoln City371881155401562
7Charlton381611115550559
8Ipswich38178134138359
9Gillingham40177165654258
10Doncaster37176145448657
11Accrington38169135152-157
12Oxford Utd39168155348556
13MK Dons39159155554154
14Crewe38159144748-154
15Fleetwood391411144233953
16Plymouth401410165063-1352
17Shrewsbury371213124342149
18Burton38129174862-1445
19Northampton40109213357-2439
20Swindon39114244569-2437
21Bristol Rovers40107233963-2437
22Wimbledon38812183661-2536
23Wigan3998223966-2735
24Rochdale38712194769-2233
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