MK Dons' seven-game unbeaten run came to an end following defeat to managerless Preston.

Paul Parry gave the visitors an early lead when he headed home Danny Mayor's pinpoint delivery.

Lilywhites keeper Thorsten Stuckmann was in fine form throughout, with Stephen Gleeson seeing his effort well stopped by the German.

MK Dons Luke Chadwick then saw his shot saved, before Conor McLaughlin hit the post for Preston in the closing stages.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"They started better than us and got the goal and were on top. Then other than that first 10 minutes it was almost an avalanche of attacks and things not going for us.

"It is a bitter pill to take when you feel the players and the club have done everything they can to try and win the game, but that's football.

"Their players showed tremendous character today for their club. You have got to make sure that outside influences don't affect what happens on the pitch."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

MK Dons

  • 01 Martin
  • 02 Smith
  • 03 Lewington
  • 05 MacKenzie
  • 06 Beevers
  • 07 Gleeson
  • 08 Potter
  • 26 Chadwick (O'Shea - 86' )
  • 09 Bowditch (Powell - 73' )
  • 10 MacDonald
  • 19 Ibehre (Balanta - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 04 Doumbe
  • 17 Powell
  • 23 O'Shea
  • 11 Balanta

Preston

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 02 Gray
  • 06 Morgan
  • 14 Smith Booked
  • 39 McCombe Booked
  • 08 Coutts Booked
  • 16 Mayor
  • 17 Parry (McLaughlin - 82' Booked )
  • 38 Doyle
  • 07 Hume (Tsoumou - 66' )
  • 33 Mellor (Barton - 31' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Turner
  • 03 McLaughlin
  • 05 Carlisle
  • 15 Barton
  • 11 Tsoumou
Ref: Marriner
Att: 8,009

Match Stats

Shots

10 5

On target

5 1

Corners

6 3

Fouls

5 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:11 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +4:47

The offside flag is raised against Juvhel Tsoumou. Direct free kick taken by David Martin.

90:00 +3:55

Conor McLaughlin produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

90:00 +1:48

Unfair challenge on Gary MacKenzie by Juvhel Tsoumou results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Potter.

87:38

Corner from the left by-line taken by Dean Lewington, Nathan Doyle makes a clearance.

85:05

Free kick taken by Gary MacKenzie.

85:05 Substitution

Substitution James O'Shea replaces Luke Chadwick.

85:05

Juvhel Tsoumou is adjudged to have handled the ball.

84:21

Outswinging corner taken by Dean Lewington from the left by-line, Stephen Gleeson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

83:34

Juvhel Tsoumou concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Chadwick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Dean Lewington from left wing, clearance by Jamie McCombe.

82:25

Free kick crossed left-footed by Dean Lewington from right channel, save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

82:25 Booking

Booking Conor McLaughlin booked.

82:13

Foul by Conor McLaughlin on Adam Smith, free kick awarded.

81:17 Substitution

Substitution Conor McLaughlin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Parry.

76:05

The ball is swung over by Dean Lewington, save made by Thorsten Stuckmann.

75:30

Adam Barton concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Potter. Stephen Gleeson takes the free kick.

72:47 Substitution

Substitution Dean Bowditch goes off and Daniel Powell comes on.

71:55

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Dean Lewington from right wing, clearance made by Jamie McCombe.

71:55 Booking

Booking Steven Smith shown a yellow card.

71:45

Steven Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Bowditch.

69:47

Stephen Gleeson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Coutts. Steven Smith restarts play with the free kick.

66:56

The referee blows for offside against Juvhel Tsoumou. David Martin takes the direct free kick.

64:47 Substitution

Substitution (Preston) makes a substitution, with Juvhel Tsoumou coming on for Iain Hume.

64:47 Substitution

Substitution Jabo Ibehre leaves the field to be replaced by Angelo Balanta.

62:02

Jabo Ibehre produces a left-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.

61:30

Shot by Luke Chadwick. Thorsten Stuckmann makes a save.

58:36

Corner taken right-footed by Dean Bowditch, Thorsten Stuckmann makes a clearance.

57:20

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Mayor, Luke Chadwick manages to make a clearance.

56:46

Corner taken by Danny Mayor from the left by-line played to the near post, Gary MacKenzie makes a clearance.

56:38

David Gray sends in a cross, Gary MacKenzie manages to make a clearance.

54:01

Shot from 12 yards from Stephen Gleeson. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

53:20

Shot by Adam Smith. Save made by Thorsten Stuckmann.

47:47

Inswinging corner taken by Dean Bowditch from the left by-line, clearance made by Craig Morgan.

46:45

The free kick is swung in left-footed by Dean Lewington, David Gray makes a clearance.

46:45 Booking

Booking Caution for Jamie McCombe.

46:29

Jamie McCombe concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie MacDonald.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +3:07 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:18

Iain Hume takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

45:00 +0:26

Dean Lewington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Mayor. Direct free kick taken by Paul Parry.

42:49

Inswinging corner taken by Dean Bowditch from the left by-line.

41:33

Corner taken right-footed by Dean Bowditch from the right by-line, clearance by Steven Smith.

39:18

Foul by Danny Mayor on Adam Smith, free kick awarded. Dean Bowditch produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

35:25

The ball is sent over by Dean Bowditch, Gary MacKenzie has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

34:47

Unfair challenge on Dean Lewington by Adam Barton results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Lewington.

33:00

Foul by Iain Hume on Adam Smith, free kick awarded. David Martin takes the free kick.

32:15

Charlie MacDonald is caught offside. Free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

30:36 Substitution

Substitution Neil Mellor leaves the field to be replaced by Adam Barton.

26:37

Jabo Ibehre fouled by Jamie McCombe, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Potter.

26:03

Steven Smith handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Gleeson.

21:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Doyle by Jabo Ibehre. Craig Morgan takes the free kick.

21:03

Effort from outside the penalty area by Dean Bowditch goes wide left of the goal.

18:31

Adam Smith fouled by Paul Parry, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Dean Lewington from the free kick, save made by Thorsten Stuckmann.

13:12

Adam Smith takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Morgan.

12:02

Neil Mellor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary MacKenzie. Free kick taken by Gary MacKenzie.

11:05

Paul Coutts has an effort at goal from deep inside the box hitting the post.

10:09

Unfair challenge on Dean Lewington by Danny Mayor results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Lewington.

6:32

Paul Coutts provided the assist for the goal.

6:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Parry - MK Dons 0 - 1 Preston Paul Parry finds the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Preston.

5:46

Paul Parry fouled by Adam Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Smith takes the free kick.

4:48 Booking

Booking Paul Coutts goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

2:30

Unfair challenge on Jabo Ibehre by Craig Morgan results in a free kick. Dean Lewington takes the direct free kick.

2:05

The ball is crossed by Paul Coutts, Iain Hume has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

1:41

Short corner taken by Steven Smith from the right by-line.

1:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Mellor by Mark Beevers. Nathan Doyle takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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