MK Dons reached the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time as Shaun Williams and Dean Bowditch struck in the replay against Sheffield Wednesday.

Williams opened the scoring with a penalty after Lewis Buxton was penalised for pulling Bowditch's shirt.

Bowditch's free-kick was then embarrassingly allowed to bounce in by Wednesday keeper Stephen Bywater.

MK Dons facts and stats

  • Since being founded in 2004, MK Dons had never qualified for the fourth round of the FA Cup before tonight's result
  • They had lost their only previous third round tie against Championship opposition when they were beaten 4-3 by Southampton in January 2006
  • All 10 goals they have scored in their current cup run have been scored at home

The result came amid speculation that MK Dons boss Karl Robinson had been approached to take over at Blackpool.

On 5 January, the two sides had played out a 0-0 draw and there was little to separate them in the early stages before referee Lee Collins pointed to the spot just before the half hour mark.

The official then angered the home support at Stadium MK after he failed to award a penalty after Daniel Powell seemed to have been clipped in the box while he attempted to flick in Ryan Lowe's throughball.

Championship strugglers Wednesday had not scored in their three previous games before Saturday's surprise 3-1 win against promotion hopefuls Hull, and their much-changed side only threatened sporadically from distance through substitute Danny Mayor and Irishman Paul Corry.

MK Dons's performance made light of their League One status, and after Bywater watched Bowditch's harmless-looking delivery go past him, they should have scored a third when Williams found the unmarked Lowe 10 yards from goal but the striker mishit his effort.

The reward for Robinson's men is a game against the Premier League's bottom placed club Queens Park Rangers after they beat West Bromwich Albion.

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson:

"It's brilliant tonight, you know how much the FA Cup means to me and that's why I'm looking forward to the next round now.

"I'm over the moon with all the players - I'm ecstatic because we've just beaten Sheffield Wednesday and we've never done that either.

"I can't wait to go to Loftus Road, it's a proper football ground and the fans there are very vocal."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones:

"The referee had a shocker. He allowed Smithy (Alan Smith) to run the game. At the end of the day he might as well have given the whistle to Alan, because he ran the game.

"My players weren't going to tell him so someone had to tell him.

"He's booked people but all credit to Smithy because that's what a senior player will do if he's allowed to do it.

"I just thought it was too big a game for him. He lost it somewhere along the line and that can happen, so he's had a bad day at the office."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Milton Keynes Dons

  • 01 Martin
  • 02 Otsemobor
  • 03 Lewington
  • 05 MacKenzie (Doumbe - 72' )
  • 24 Kay Booked
  • 06 Williams
  • 08 Potter
  • 11 Smith
  • 17 Powell (Alli - 88' )
  • 09 Bowditch (Chicksen - 78' )
  • 14 Lowe

Substitutes

  • 04 Doumbe
  • 12 Chicksen
  • 20 Harley
  • 21 Alli
  • 32 Ismail
  • 31 Rasulo

Sheffield Wed

  • 43 Bywater
  • 02 Buxton Booked
  • 05 Taylor
  • 14 Mattock
  • 32 Llera
  • 06 Semedo Booked
  • 11 J Johnson (Mayor - 13' )
  • 20 Lee (Antonio - 62' )
  • 21 Corry
  • 09 Madine
  • 17 Pecnik (O'Grady - 54' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Davies
  • 26 D Jones
  • 07 Antonio
  • 18 Mayor
  • 28 Coke
  • 12 O'Grady
  • 22 Sidibe
Ref: Collins
Att: 6,786

Match Stats

Shots

9 11

On target

7 6

Corners

4 3

Fouls

11 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:13 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:31

Attacking throw-in by Jon Otsemobor (Milton Keynes Dons).

90:00 +2:43

Shot by Dele Ali (Milton Keynes Dons) lobbed right-footed from left channel (35+ yards), save (caught) by Stephen Bywater (Sheff Wed).

90:00 +2:08

Attacking throw-in by Michail Antonio (Sheff Wed).

90:00 +2:00

Cross by Joe Mattock (Sheff Wed), clearance by Antony Kay (Milton Keynes Dons).

90:00 +1:33

Shot by Ryan Lowe (Milton Keynes Dons) mishit left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), resulting in open play.

90:00 +0:20

Attacking throw-in by Jon Otsemobor (Milton Keynes Dons).

88:59

Foul by Alan Smith (Milton Keynes Dons) on Michail Antonio (Sheff Wed). Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Bywater (Sheff Wed) from own half, resulting in open play.

87:45 Substitution

Substitution Milton Keynes Dons substitution: Daniel Powell replaced by Dele Ali (tactical).

86:19

Free kick crossed left-footed by Joe Mattock (Sheff Wed) from own half, clearance by Alan Smith (Milton Keynes Dons).

86:19 Booking

Booking Antony Kay (Milton Keynes Dons) booked for unsporting behaviour.

85:21

Shot by Ryan Lowe (Milton Keynes Dons) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), blocked by Martin Taylor (Sheff Wed). Shot by Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), blocked by Martin Taylor (Sheff Wed). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons) to near post, save (punched) by Stephen Bywater (Sheff Wed). Foul by Antony Kay (Milton Keynes Dons) on Michail Antonio (Sheff Wed).

84:33

Foul by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed) on Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick crossed left-footed by Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons) from left wing, clearance by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed).

84:15

Attacking throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).

83:23

Attacking throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).

82:57

Defending throw-in by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed).

82:37

Defending throw-in by Joe Mattock (Sheff Wed).

81:35

Cross by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons), clearance by Miguel Llera (Sheff Wed).

78:58

Foul by Paul Corry (Sheff Wed) on Alan Smith (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons) from right channel (30 yards), hit wall.

78:25

Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

77:43 Substitution

Substitution Milton Keynes Dons substitution: Dean Bowditch replaced by Adam Chicksen (injury).

74:53

The assist for the goal came from Dean Lewington.

74:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Dean Bowditch - MK Dons 2 - 0 Sheff Wed Dean Bowditch scores a goal direct from the free kick from long distance to the bottom right corner of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 2-0 Sheff Wed.

74:41

Danny Mayor challenges Dean Lewington unfairly and gives away a free kick.

74:03

Free kick taken right-footed by Antony Kay (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, resulting in open play.

74:03 Booking

Booking Jose Semedo (Sheff Wed) booked for unsporting behaviour.

73:56

Foul by Jose Semedo (Sheff Wed) on Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons).

73:16

Defending throw-in by Jon Otsemobor (Milton Keynes Dons).

72:20

Attacking throw-in by Jose Semedo (Sheff Wed).

71:33

Free kick taken right-footed by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed) from own half, resulting in open play.

71:33 Substitution

Substitution Milton Keynes Dons substitution: Gary MacKenzie replaced by Mathias Doumbe (tactical).

71:26

Foul by Ryan Lowe (Milton Keynes Dons) on Miguel Llera (Sheff Wed).

69:50

Shot by Paul Corry (Sheff Wed) volleyed left-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (caught) by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

69:26

Cross by Chris O'Grady (Sheff Wed), resulting in open play. Cross by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed), resulting in open play.

68:08

Cross by Joe Mattock (Sheff Wed), save (caught) by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

67:42

Cross by Joe Mattock (Sheff Wed), clearance by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).

65:35

Foul by Alan Smith (Milton Keynes Dons) on Miguel Llera (Sheff Wed). Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Bywater (Sheff Wed) from own half, resulting in open play.

65:04

Cross by Paul Corry (Sheff Wed), resulting in open play.

64:50

Attacking throw-in by Paul Corry (Sheff Wed).

64:35

Defending throw-in by Jon Otsemobor (Milton Keynes Dons).

64:00

Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

63:46

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Miguel Llera (Sheff Wed) to far post, resulting in ball out of play.

63:08

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Miguel Llera (Sheff Wed) to centre, clearance by Darren Potter (Milton Keynes Dons).

62:12

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons) to far post, header by Gary MacKenzie (Milton Keynes Dons) from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Stephen Bywater (Sheff Wed).

61:39

Foul by Miguel Llera (Sheff Wed) on Alan Smith (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by Jon Otsemobor (Milton Keynes Dons) from right wing, passed.

61:24

Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

61:02 Substitution

Substitution Sheff Wed substitution: Kieran Lee replaced by Michail Antonio (tactical).

60:27

Shot by Danny Mayor (Sheff Wed) right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), missed right.

59:08

Free kick crossed right-footed by Dean Bowditch (Milton Keynes Dons) from left wing, clearance by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed).

59:08 Booking

Booking Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed) booked for unsporting behaviour.

59:05

Foul by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed) on Dean Bowditch (Milton Keynes Dons).

58:34

Defending throw-in by Jon Otsemobor (Milton Keynes Dons).

58:07

Attacking throw-in by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed).

57:41

Attacking throw-in by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed).

56:08

Foul by Jose Semedo (Sheff Wed) on Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick crossed right-footed by Dean Bowditch (Milton Keynes Dons) from left wing, resulting in open play. Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Bywater (Sheff Wed) from own half, resulting in open play.

55:12

Attacking throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).

53:59 Substitution

Substitution Sheff Wed substitution: Nejc Pecnik replaced by Chris O'Grady (tactical).

53:18

Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

52:25

Foul by Miguel Llera (Sheff Wed) on Ryan Lowe (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken left-footed by Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons) from right channel, passed.

51:26

Foul by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed) on Ryan Lowe (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick crossed right-footed by Dean Bowditch (Milton Keynes Dons) from left channel, clearance by Miguel Llera (Sheff Wed).

50:45

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Dean Bowditch (Milton Keynes Dons) to centre, save (caught) by Stephen Bywater (Sheff Wed).

50:16

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons) to far post, resulting in open play.

49:21

Attacking throw-in by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed).

48:55

Goal kick taken long by Stephen Bywater (Sheff Wed).

48:34

Cross by Alan Smith (Milton Keynes Dons), header by Ryan Lowe (Milton Keynes Dons) from right side of penalty area (18 yards), over the bar.

48:18

Attacking throw-in by Nejc Pecnik (Sheff Wed).

46:58

Foul by Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons) on Jose Semedo (Sheff Wed). Free kick taken right-footed by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed) from own half, resulting in open play.

46:22

Defending throw-in by Joe Mattock (Sheff Wed).

45:56

Defending throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).

45:15

Cross by Jose Semedo (Sheff Wed), clearance by Jon Otsemobor (Milton Keynes Dons).

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:17 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:50

Shot by Nejc Pecnik (Sheff Wed) right-footed from right channel (30 yards), comfortable save (caught) by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

45:00 +0:14

Cross by Nejc Pecnik (Sheff Wed), resulting in open play.

43:55

Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

43:42

Shot by Nejc Pecnik (Sheff Wed) mishit right-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right.

43:10

Shot by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed) volleyed right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).

42:46

Attacking throw-in by Joe Mattock (Sheff Wed).

42:06

Defending throw-in by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed).

41:34

Attacking throw-in by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed).

41:04

Defending throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).

39:58

Cross by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed), save (caught) by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

38:52

Attacking throw-in by Joe Mattock (Sheff Wed).

38:13

Cross by Paul Corry (Sheff Wed), clearance by Gary MacKenzie (Milton Keynes Dons). Cross by Paul Corry (Sheff Wed), clearance by Daniel Powell (Milton Keynes Dons).

37:39

Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

36:49

Foul by Antony Kay (Milton Keynes Dons) on Gary Madine (Sheff Wed). Free kick crossed right-footed by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed) from right channel, resulting in open play.

36:04

Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

34:51

Defending throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).

34:00

Handball by Dean Bowditch (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick crossed left-footed by Miguel Llera (Sheff Wed) from right wing, save (fumbled) by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons). Attacking throw-in by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed).

33:17

Cross by Kieran Lee (Sheff Wed), clearance by Darren Potter (Milton Keynes Dons). Attacking throw-in by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed).

32:10

Foul by Martin Taylor (Sheff Wed) on Alan Smith (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken left-footed by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons) from left wing, passed.

31:38

Shot by Daniel Powell (Milton Keynes Dons) lobbed right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), save (parried) by Stephen Bywater (Sheff Wed).

30:47

Foul by Alan Smith (Milton Keynes Dons) on Miguel Llera (Sheff Wed). Free kick taken left-footed by Miguel Llera (Sheff Wed) from own half, passed.

30:17

Attacking throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).

29:27

Cross by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed), shot by Danny Mayor (Sheff Wed) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken short by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

28:38

Attacking throw-in by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed).

27:46

Assist by Dean Bowditch (Milton Keynes Dons) from left side of penalty area.

27:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Shaun Williams - MK Dons 1 - 0 Sheff Wed Power penalty taken left-footed by Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons) (top-left of goal), scored.Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Sheff Wed.

26:51

Foul by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed) on Dean Bowditch (Milton Keynes Dons).

26:29

Attacking throw-in by Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons).

25:42

Foul by Joe Mattock (Sheff Wed) on Daniel Powell (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick crossed left-footed by Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons) from right wing, clearance by Gary Madine (Sheff Wed).

25:17

Attacking throw-in by Jon Otsemobor (Milton Keynes Dons).

24:50

Defending throw-in by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons).

23:12

Cross by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons), clearance by Martin Taylor (Sheff Wed).

20:53

Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheff Wed) on Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken left-footed by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, passed.

20:19

Shot by Nejc Pecnik (Sheff Wed) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), blocked by Jon Otsemobor (Milton Keynes Dons).

19:36

Foul by Joe Mattock (Sheff Wed) on Daniel Powell (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by Jon Otsemobor (Milton Keynes Dons) from right wing, passed.

18:58

Shot by Danny Mayor (Sheff Wed) right-footed from left channel (30 yards), blocked by Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons).

18:32

Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

18:14

Shot by Paul Corry (Sheff Wed) left-footed from left channel (30 yards), missed right.

17:19

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Nejc Pecnik (Sheff Wed) to centre, header by Miguel Llera (Sheff Wed) from right side of penalty area (6 yards), save (caught) by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

14:46

Foul by Ryan Lowe (Milton Keynes Dons) on Miguel Llera (Sheff Wed). Free kick crossed right-footed by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed) from own half, clearance by Gary MacKenzie (Milton Keynes Dons). Cross by Jose Semedo (Sheff Wed), foul by Miguel Llera (Sheff Wed) on Gary MacKenzie (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, resulting in open play.

14:14

Handball by Jose Semedo (Sheff Wed). Free kick taken left-footed by Shaun Williams (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, passed.

12:41

Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Bywater (Sheff Wed) from own half, resulting in open play.

12:41 Substitution

Substitution Sheff Wed substitution: Jermaine Johnson replaced by Danny Mayor (injury).

12:23

Daniel Powell (Milton Keynes Dons) caught offside.

11:58

Attacking throw-in by Jon Otsemobor (Milton Keynes Dons).

8:57

Foul by Gary MacKenzie (Milton Keynes Dons) on Gary Madine (Sheff Wed). Free kick taken left-footed by Joe Mattock (Sheff Wed) from left wing, passed.

8:43

Goal kick taken long by David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons).

7:56

Shot by Paul Corry (Sheff Wed) right-footed from right channel (35 yards), over the bar.

7:19

Attacking throw-in by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed).

5:57

Defending throw-in by Joe Mattock (Sheff Wed).

4:13

Defending throw-in by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed).

2:31

Foul by Alan Smith (Milton Keynes Dons) on Jose Semedo (Sheff Wed). Free kick taken right-footed by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed) from left channel, resulting in open play. Foul by Gary Madine (Sheff Wed) on Gary MacKenzie (Milton Keynes Dons). Free kick taken right-footed by Antony Kay (Milton Keynes Dons) from own half, passed.

2:05

Attacking throw-in by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed).

1:01

Foul by Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons) on Kieran Lee (Sheff Wed). Free kick taken right-footed by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed) from own half, resulting in open play.

0:52

Defending throw-in by Lewis Buxton (Sheff Wed).

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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