Stephen Gleeson's free-kick rescued a point for MK Dons against play-off rivals Huddersfield.

The Terriers led on the stroke of half-time when deadline day signing Kallum Higginbotham's cross was headed into the top corner by Jamie McCombe.

But the Dons were level when Gleeson whipped in a free-kick from 35 yards which found its way into the net.

Huddersfield almost won it when Jack Hunt's cross-shot hit the woodwork in injury time.

The Terriers have dropped out of the automatic promotion places with the draw, while the Dons remain fifth.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark told BBC Radio Leeds:

"I say for 60 minutes we were good and then we had a tough 20 which cost us the three points.

"I'd love to be number one or number two but there's so much football to be played and we've just got to take it on the chin.

"This was a good game between two good teams and we came to win and they've had a good go so we'll dust ourselves down and look forward to Leyton Orient."

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I think a point was fair, but I was disappointed.

"I felt the referee missed a challenge on Dean Bowditch and he's seen one on Potts [Darren Potter] which led to their goal.

"And then he missed a blatant handball and as you know we've had penalties given against us for a lot less than that.

"But overall I think a point was probably fair."

Match Stats

Shots

12 8

On target

3 4

Corners

7 7

Fouls

11 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:54 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +1:55

Jack Hunt takes a shot. Corner taken right-footed by Scott Arfield from the left by-line, Gary MacKenzie makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Cadamarteri from the right by-line to the near post, Shaun Williams makes a clearance. Long distance shot from Jack Hunt misses to the left of the target.

89:53

The ball is sent over by Danny Cadamarteri.

88:42

Darren Potter fouled by Jordan Rhodes, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Gleeson.

85:27 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Powell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luke Chadwick.

82:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Cadamarteri on James O'Shea. Free kick crossed left-footed by Shaun Williams, clearance by Jordan Rhodes.

82:03

Corner from the right by-line taken by James O'Shea, Jamie McCombe makes a clearance.

81:36

Outswinging corner taken by James O'Shea.

80:10

Kallum Higginbotham takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Jabo Ibehre makes a clearance.

76:39 Substitution

Substitution Anton Robinson comes on in place of Tommy Miller.

75:29 Substitution

Substitution Dean Bowditch goes off and James O'Shea comes on.

73:19

Darren Potter takes a shot. Jamie McCombe gets a block in. Corner taken by Dean Bowditch, Sean Morrison makes a clearance.

72:04

Foul by Darren Potter on Danny Cadamarteri, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Kallum Higginbotham from left wing, save made by David Martin.

70:38

Shot by Stephen Gleeson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

69:30

Charlie MacDonald takes a shot. Save made by Ian Bennett.

68:23

Inswinging corner taken by Dean Bowditch, save by Ian Bennett.

65:21 Substitution

Substitution Jabo Ibehre on for Alan Smith.

63:14

Jack Hunt takes the direct free kick. Scott Arfield is caught offside. Shaun Williams restarts play with the free kick.

63:14 Booking

Booking Alan Smith is cautioned.

63:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie McCombe by Alan Smith.

61:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Stephen Gleeson - Huddersfld 1 - 1 MK Dons Stephen Gleeson fires in a goal from long distance to the top right corner of the goal. Huddersfield 1-1 Milton Keynes Dons.

61:13

Charlie MacDonald fouled by Scott Arfield, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Stephen Gleeson from left wing,

56:59

Kallum Higginbotham takes the outswinging corner, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Jamie McCombe goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

56:15

Kallum Higginbotham takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Dean Bowditch.

55:28

Dean Bowditch produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

55:03

Charlie MacDonald fouled by Jamie McCombe, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Gleeson.

53:31

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

50:32

Shaun Williams takes the direct free kick.

50:32 Booking

Booking Tommy Miller is shown a yellow card.

50:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Smith by Tommy Miller.

47:42

Gary MacKenzie takes the direct free kick.

47:42 Booking

Booking Gary Naysmith is given a yellow card.

47:20

Unfair challenge on Stephen Gleeson by Gary Naysmith results in a free kick.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:40 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +1:46

Corner taken right-footed by Dean Bowditch from the left by-line, Header from close in by Dean Lewington misses to the right of the target.

45:00 +0:42

The assist for the goal came from Kallum Higginbotham.

45:00 +0:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie McCombe - Huddersfld 1 - 0 MK Dons Jamie McCombe finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Huddersfield 1-0 Milton Keynes Dons.

44:55

Darren Potter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham. Gary Naysmith takes the direct free kick.

43:19

Jamie McCombe takes a shot. Save by David Martin.

37:00

Inswinging corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Sean Morrison misses to the left of the goal.

36:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Oscar Gobern by Charlie MacDonald. Ian Bennett takes the free kick.

35:24

Darren Potter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Oscar Gobern. Tommy Miller takes the direct free kick.

34:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Chadwick on Jamie McCombe. Ian Bennett restarts play with the free kick.

33:20

Jamie McCombe has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

32:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary MacKenzie on Jordan Rhodes. Kallum Higginbotham crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Gary MacKenzie.

31:58

James Tavernier challenges Oscar Gobern unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Bennett takes the direct free kick.

29:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kallum Higginbotham on Alan Smith. Darren Potter takes the direct free kick.

27:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Chadwick by Gary Naysmith. Free kick taken by Stephen Gleeson.

26:54

Dean Bowditch takes a shot. Save by Ian Bennett.

25:39

James Tavernier produces a cross.

22:25

Scott Arfield gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Lewington. Free kick taken by Dean Lewington.

19:06

Scott Arfield takes a shot. Save made by David Martin.

18:19

Oscar Gobern fouled by Alan Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Kallum Higginbotham restarts play with the free kick.

18:00

Charlie MacDonald is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Tommy Miller.

17:24

Stephen Gleeson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

16:21

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Scott Arfield misses to the right of the target.

13:51

Foul by Alan Smith on Jamie McCombe, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Sean Morrison.

13:15

Long range effort from Jordan Rhodes misses to the left of the goal.

12:53

Shot from outside the box by Danny Cadamarteri misses to the left of the goal.

11:13

Foul by Kallum Higginbotham on Shaun Williams, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Dean Lewington.

9:31

Inswinging corner taken by Dean Bowditch, save made by Ian Bennett.

9:19

Stephen Gleeson takes a shot. Blocked by Jamie McCombe.

8:38

Jordan Rhodes has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

6:39

Shaun Williams fouled by Jordan Rhodes, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Potter takes the direct free kick.

5:21

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kallum Higginbotham from the left by-line to the near post, Luke Chadwick makes a clearance.

4:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Oscar Gobern by Alan Smith. Jack Hunt takes the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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