Antony Kay's 87th-minute header earned MK Dons a dramatic victory over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

Defender Kay powered home a Shaun Williams free-kick, just seconds after Blades substitute Febian Brandy missed an open goal.

Brandy shot wide from five yards and his day got even worse when he was sent off for a late tackle on Lee Hodson.

The hosts had the better chances before then with Jose Baxter, Lyle Taylor and Tony McMahon all going close.

But Kay's late header made them pay for the their profligacy and takes the visitors up to sixth place in the League One table.

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Sheffield United manager David Weir told BBC Radio Sheffield

"It was a real hard one to take, I think we had done enough in the game to win it.

"We had three really good chances. If we could have taken any of them we would have been in a good position.

"Ultimately we got a real kick in the teeth at the end...and that is very disappointing.

"There are a lot of positives from the game and the way we played, but ultimately we're judged on results and that's why we're disappointed."

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I thought a draw would have been more fair, a bit of a snatch and grab towards the end to win it the way we did.

"I think our fixtures were as difficult as it gets, so a tremendous testament to our players that they've actually gone and performed the way they have.

"These players are special players. They care for the football club; they put a shirt on, it means the world to them.

"To be honest, we did look tired. We didn't come here fresh; they've had a whole week to prepare for this, we've only had an hour on Thursday and an hour yesterday (Friday). So our opportunity to perform has been difficult."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Sheffield Utd

  • 25 Long
  • 05 Maguire
  • 06 Hill
  • 15 Collins
  • 29 McMahon Booked
  • 07 Flynn Booked (McFadzean - 90' )
  • 08 Doyle
  • 10 Taylor (Ironside - 57' )
  • 17 Coady
  • 23 Murphy (Brandy - 63' Dismissed )
  • 11 Baxter

Substitutes

  • 01 Howard
  • 02 Westlake
  • 14 McGinn
  • 20 McGinty
  • 26 McFadzean
  • 19 Brandy
  • 24 Ironside

MK Dons

  • 01 Martin
  • 03 Lewington
  • 05 Hodson
  • 06 Williams Booked
  • 24 Kay
  • 07 Gleeson Booked
  • 08 Potter Booked
  • 15 Bamford
  • 21 Banton (Alli - 71' )
  • 22 Carruthers Booked (Baldock - 75' )
  • 13 McLeod (Chadwick - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 02 Otsemobor
  • 12 Reeves
  • 10 Chadwick
  • 14 Alli
  • 18 Baldock
  • 11 Smith
Ref: Webb
Att: 15,080

Match Stats

Shots

8 7

On target

1 2

Corners

4 3

Fouls

15 18

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:11 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +6:04

Stephen Gleeson restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +5:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Chadwick by Matthew Hill.

90:00 +5:27

Free kick taken by Stephen Gleeson.

90:00 +4:52

The referee red cards Febian Brandy for serious foul play.

90:00 +4:52 Dismissal

Dismissal

90:00 +4:46

Febian Brandy challenges Lee Hodson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:00 +4:00

Tony McMahon is shown a yellow card.

90:00 +4:00 Booking

Booking

90:00 +3:57

Shaun Williams restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +3:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Lewington by Tony McMahon.

90:00 +3:02

George Long takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:50

Booking for Darren Potter for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +2:50 Booking

Booking

90:00 +2:42

Darren Potter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony McMahon.

90:00 +2:00

George Long restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:43

Handball decision goes against Luke Chadwick.

90:00 +0:52 Substitution

Substitution Callum McFadzean joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ryan Flynn.

89:06

Michael Doyle takes the free kick.

88:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Potter on Jose Baxter.

86:21

Shaun Williams provided the assist for the goal.

86:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Antony Kay - Sheff Utd 0 - 1 MK Dons Antony Kay grabs a goal with a headed effort. Sheff Utd 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons.

86:02

Shaun Williams sends in a cross. Shaun Williams takes the free kick.

85:34

Michael Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick Bamford.

84:39

Free kick taken by Neill Collins.

84:29

The official flags Patrick Bamford offside.

84:03

Febian Brandy takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

83:40

George Long restarts play with the free kick.

83:12

Stephen Gleeson goes into the book.

83:12 Booking

Booking

83:00

Stephen Gleeson handles the ball and concedes a free kick.

81:38

Michael Doyle takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

81:31

The ball is delivered by Febian Brandy.

80:14

Patrick Bamford takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

79:13

Tony McMahon takes the free kick.

79:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bamidele Alli on Tony McMahon.

78:23

Dean Lewington restarts play with the free kick.

77:48

Unfair challenge on Bamidele Alli by Tony McMahon results in a free kick.

76:09

The ball is sent over by Bamidele Alli.

74:31

Harry Maguire restarts play with the free kick.

74:24 Substitution

Substitution Samir Carruthers leaves the field to be replaced by George Baldock.

73:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Maguire by Darren Potter.

73:33

Joe Ironside takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

72:31

Darren Potter takes the free kick.

72:24

Unfair challenge on Shaun Williams by Joe Ironside results in a free kick.

71:32

Darren Potter takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Harry Maguire gets a block in.

70:51

David Martin takes the free kick.

70:33

Febian Brandy challenges Stephen Gleeson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

70:13

Free kick taken by Antony Kay.

70:07 Substitution

Substitution Jason Banton goes off and Bamidele Alli comes on.

69:45

Joe Ironside concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Hodson.

66:47

Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

66:27

Febian Brandy fouled by Stephen Gleeson, the ref awards a free kick.

65:41

Tony McMahon has an effort at goal. David Martin blocks the ball.

65:37

Tony McMahon takes the free kick.

65:07 Booking

Booking

65:07

Shaun Williams is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

64:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Williams on Febian Brandy.

64:33

Shaun Williams takes the free kick.

64:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Harry Maguire on Patrick Bamford.

63:36

Stephen Gleeson heads at goal. George Long makes a block.

63:29

Corner taken by Shaun Williams.

63:12

Matthew Hill makes a clearance.

63:07

Free kick taken by Shaun Williams.

62:33 Substitution

Substitution Febian Brandy comes on in place of Jamie Murphy.

62:20

Michael Doyle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Banton.

61:44

Free kick taken by Antony Kay.

61:19 Substitution

Substitution Luke Chadwick joins the action as a substitute, replacing Izale McLeod.

61:09

Joe Ironside is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

60:51

Michael Doyle restarts play with the free kick.

60:33

Izale McLeod challenges Neill Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick.

59:53

Free kick taken by Harry Maguire.

59:44

Foul by Darren Potter on Ryan Flynn, free kick awarded.

58:59

Clearance by David Martin.

58:55

Corner taken by Tony McMahon.

58:38

The ball is swung over by Matthew Hill.

57:43

Free kick taken by Michael Doyle.

57:35

Izale McLeod gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neill Collins.

57:27

Free kick taken by David Martin.

56:51 Booking

Booking

56:51

The referee shows Ryan Flynn a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

56:29

Free kick taken by Neill Collins.

56:15 Substitution

Substitution (Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with Joe Ironside coming on for Lyle Taylor.

55:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Hodson on Jamie Murphy.

54:14

Jose Baxter takes a shot. Darren Potter gets a block in.

52:36

Antony Kay takes the free kick.

52:28

The referee blows for offside against Lyle Taylor.

51:19

Clearance by Patrick Bamford.

51:11

Tony McMahon crosses the ball in from the free kick.

50:35

Lyle Taylor fouled by Darren Potter, the ref awards a free kick.

49:26

Clearance made by Jamie Murphy.

49:19

Corner taken by Jason Banton.

49:01

Dean Lewington crosses the ball.

48:28

Lyle Taylor takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

47:11

Dean Lewington restarts play with the free kick.

47:09

Lyle Taylor is ruled offside.

46:43

Patrick Bamford produces a cross.

45:01

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:19 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:46

Corner taken by Tony McMahon from the right by-line.

45:00 +0:34

Centre by Jason Banton.

45:00 +0:17

Harry Maguire makes a clearance.

45:00 +0:14

Jason Banton delivers the ball.

45:00

Clearance made by Neill Collins.

44:56

The ball is crossed by Dean Lewington.

43:35

The ball is delivered by Jason Banton.

41:45

Samir Carruthers restarts play with the free kick.

41:09

Foul by Michael Doyle on Patrick Bamford, free kick awarded.

40:39

Free kick taken by Shaun Williams.

40:32

Foul by Ryan Flynn on Samir Carruthers, free kick awarded.

39:57

Free kick taken by Harry Maguire.

39:51

The referee blows for offside against Izale McLeod.

39:02

Ryan Flynn delivers the ball.

37:57

Harry Maguire restarts play with the free kick.

37:40

The offside flag is raised against Izale McLeod.

36:30

Shot by Izale McLeod missed to the right of the net.

35:01

Shot by Samir Carruthers.

32:15

Patrick Bamford manages to make a clearance.

32:01

Corner taken by Tony McMahon.

30:58

George Long restarts play with the free kick.

30:44

Samir Carruthers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony McMahon.

30:16

Shaun Williams restarts play with the free kick.

29:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Lewington by Ryan Flynn.

28:19

Dean Lewington takes the free kick.

27:59

Lyle Taylor is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

22:00

Free kick taken by Harry Maguire.

21:55

Izale McLeod challenges Michael Doyle unfairly and gives away a free kick.

20:57

Conor Coady manages to make a clearance.

20:52

Corner taken by Samir Carruthers from the left by-line.

19:39

Jose Baxter takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

19:14

Shot by Lyle Taylor missed to the right of the target.

18:59

Clearance by Antony Kay.

18:54

Centre by Jamie Murphy.

18:07

Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

17:45

Samir Carruthers is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

17:45 Booking

Booking

17:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Samir Carruthers on Tony McMahon.

16:55

George Long takes the free kick.

16:31

Izale McLeod is caught offside.

13:28

Izale McLeod takes a weak shot and went wide left of the net.

13:11

Antony Kay restarts play with the free kick.

12:55

Foul by Matthew Hill on Jason Banton, free kick awarded.

12:03

Matthew Hill manages to make a clearance.

11:58

Dean Lewington crosses the ball.

11:13

Stephen Gleeson manages to make a clearance.

11:09

The ball is swung over by Tony McMahon.

10:13

Jason Banton delivers the ball.

7:50

Neill Collins takes the free kick.

7:34

Lee Hodson challenges Ryan Flynn unfairly and gives away a free kick.

5:37

Patrick Bamford makes a clearance.

5:31

Corner taken by Tony McMahon from the left by-line.

4:41

Antony Kay makes a clearance.

4:38

Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

4:14

Ryan Flynn fouled by Dean Lewington, the ref awards a free kick.

3:42

Free kick taken by Michael Doyle.

3:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Williams on Jose Baxter.

2:56

Dean Lewington restarts play with the free kick.

2:48

Shaun Williams fouled by Michael Doyle, the ref awards a free kick.

2:14

Shaun Williams makes a clearance.

2:08

Tony McMahon crosses the ball in from the free kick.

1:42

Shaun Williams challenges Lyle Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick.

1:07

Jamie Murphy sends in a cross.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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