Nine-man Peterborough claimed a fantastic victory to end rivals MK Dons' unbeaten start in the league.

Posh's Nathaniel Knight-Percival was sent off early for an elbow on Patrick Bamford, but Lee Tomlin put them ahead from the penalty spot after Dean Lewington felled Danny Swanson.

The hosts were soon 2-0 up when Britt Assombalonga struck from a tight angle.

Dons sub Izale McLeod pulled one back, but Posh held on despite Mark Little's red for fouling Lewington.

It was a phenomenal defensive display by the hosts, which featured a string of fine saves by keeper Bobby Olejnik, and ensured they remained second in the table.

Meanwhile MK Dons, whose only other defeat this season was away at Sunderland in the Capital One Cup, find themselves in eighth place.

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MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"Today we had chances and didn't take them, so we've just got to get more ruthless in that final third.

"They're a good team, definitely as good as it gets at this level. But when Luke Chadwick has a sitter and then from that break they score their second goal, you can't legislate for that.

"I don't think we could have done any more, maybe lady luck wasn't on our side.

"We're sorry we've not won you the derby you wanted us to win. We're just as disappointed as you, but we'll put it right in the next couple of weeks."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Peterborough

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 02 Alcock
  • 06 Bostwick
  • 07 Swanson Booked (McCann - 67' )
  • 08 Payne
  • 09 Assombalonga Booked
  • 10 Tomlin Booked
  • 14 Rowe
  • 20 Knight-Percival Dismissed
  • 23 Barnett Booked (Ntlhe - 80' )
  • 31 Little Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 13 Day
  • 03 Ntlhe
  • 05 Zakuani
  • 11 McCann
  • 17 Newell
  • 19 Mendez-Laing
  • 28 Gordon-Hutton

MK Dons

  • 01 Martin
  • 02 Otsemobor
  • 03 Lewington
  • 06 Williams
  • 07 Gleeson
  • 08 Potter
  • 10 Chadwick (Smith - 62' )
  • 15 Bamford
  • 22 Carruthers (Baldock - 35' )
  • 23 Green (McLeod - 46' )
  • 24 Kay

Substitutes

  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 05 Hodson
  • 14 Alli
  • 18 Baldock
  • 21 Banton
  • 11 Smith
  • 13 McLeod
Ref: Drysdale
Att: 8,149

Match Stats

Shots

3 20

On target

1 11

Corners

3 13

Fouls

8 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:49 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

73:00

Patrick Bamford has a headed effort at goal. Parried by Robert Olejnik back into danger.

90:00 +1:53

Shot by Antony Kay went wide of the right-hand upright.

90:00 +1:14

Britt Assombalonga makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:09

Corner taken by Shaun Williams from the right by-line.

89:31

Corner taken by Shaun Williams from the left by-line.

88:47

Robert Olejnik manages to make a clearance.

88:13

Corner taken by Shaun Williams.

87:21

Corner taken by Shaun Williams from the left by-line.

87:04

Shot by Patrick Bamford. Robert Olejnik fumbles the ball.

85:55

George Baldock takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

85:50

Grant McCann makes a clearance.

85:32

Corner taken by Shaun Williams from the right by-line.

84:17

Darren Potter takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

79:55 Substitution

Substitution Kgosi Ntlhe comes on in place of Tyrone Barnett.

79:20

Alan Smith takes a shot. Robert Olejnik catches the ball.

79:06

Header by Patrick Bamford against the bar.

78:23

Shot by Stephen Gleeson.

75:21 Dismissal

Dismissal

75:21

Mark Little is sent off by the referee for serious foul play.

75:15

Dean Lewington fouled by Mark Little, the ref awards a free kick.

74:03

Shaun Williams restarts play with the free kick.

73:56

The assistant referee signals for offside against Britt Assombalonga.

73:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Izale McLeod - Peterboro 2 - 1 MK Dons Izale McLeod scores with a right foot finish. Peterborough 2-1 Milton Keynes Dons.

70:20

Britt Assombalonga restarts play with the free kick.

70:09

Antony Kay concedes a free kick for a foul on Britt Assombalonga.

66:39 Substitution

Substitution Grant McCann joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Swanson.

65:00

Headed chance falls to Alan Smith. Robert Olejnik parries the ball away.

64:10

George Baldock has an effort at goal.

61:55

Clearance made by Jack Payne.

61:31

Corner from the right by-line taken by Shaun Williams.

61:26 Substitution

Substitution Luke Chadwick goes off and Alan Smith comes on.

60:44

Jon Otsemobor restarts play with the free kick.

60:34 Booking

Booking

60:34

Tyrone Barnett goes into the referee's book.

60:21

Tyrone Barnett challenges Stephen Gleeson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

59:46

Lee Tomlin takes the free kick.

59:36

Unfair challenge on Lee Tomlin by Luke Chadwick results in a free kick.

59:01

Britt Assombalonga takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.

58:19

Free kick taken by Craig Alcock.

58:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Williams on Lee Tomlin.

57:21

Shaun Williams restarts play with the free kick.

57:12 Booking

Booking

57:12

Booking for Danny Swanson for unsporting behaviour.

57:01

Danny Swanson concedes a free kick for a foul on George Baldock.

55:50

Michael Bostwick restarts play with the free kick.

55:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by George Baldock on Tyrone Barnett.

54:37

Corner taken by Shaun Williams from the left by-line.

54:22

Free kick taken by David Martin.

54:01 Booking

Booking

54:01

Britt Assombalonga receives a yellow card.

53:51

The offside flag is raised against Britt Assombalonga.

51:48

Corner taken by Shaun Williams.

51:37

David Martin restarts play with the free kick.

51:13

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tyrone Barnett.

50:46

Shot by Jon Otsemobor went wide right of the post.

50:08

Patrick Bamford crosses the ball in from the free kick.

50:02

Britt Assombalonga gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick Bamford.

48:46

Stephen Gleeson has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

48:27

David Martin takes the free kick.

48:20

Foul by Izale McLeod on Britt Assombalonga, free kick awarded.

47:19

George Baldock takes a shot and bounced off the post.

45:52 Substitution

Substitution Izale McLeod is brought on as a substitute for Danny Green.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +4:17 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +3:58

Darren Potter has an effort at goal.

45:00 +3:52

Clearance by Robert Olejnik.

45:00 +3:32

The ball is swung over by Jon Otsemobor.

45:00 +2:09

David Martin restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +1:54

Lee Tomlin goes into the referee's book.

45:00 +1:54 Booking

Booking

45:00 +1:03

Free kick taken by Lee Tomlin.

45:00 +0:38

Unfair challenge on Lee Tomlin by Antony Kay results in a free kick.

44:18

Robert Olejnik makes a clearance.

44:14

Corner taken by Patrick Bamford.

43:42

Luke Chadwick takes a shot. Parried by Robert Olejnik back into danger.

42:50

Clearance made by Robert Olejnik.

42:21

Darren Potter takes the free kick.

42:00

The referee penalises Britt Assombalonga for handball.

38:26

Robert Olejnik manages to make a clearance.

38:14

Corner taken by Shaun Williams from the right by-line.

36:55

Clearance made by Robert Olejnik.

36:45

Patrick Bamford has an effort at goal.

34:42 Substitution

Substitution George Baldock joins the action as a substitute, replacing Samir Carruthers.

33:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Britt Assombalonga - Peterboro 2 - 0 MK Dons Britt Assombalonga scores a right footed goal. Peterborough 2-0 Milton Keynes Dons.

32:45

Patrick Bamford heads at goal.

32:11

Antony Kay restarts play with the free kick.

32:05

The assistant referee signals for offside against Britt Assombalonga.

31:12

Clearance made by Dean Lewington.

31:05

Corner taken by Lee Tomlin from the right by-line.

29:41

Shaun Williams restarts play with the free kick.

29:35

Tyrone Barnett is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

29:30

Clearance made by Robert Olejnik.

28:22

Header at goal by Jon Otsemobor to the left of the net.

27:43

Free kick crossed by Shaun Williams.

27:37

Tommy Rowe concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Green.

26:39

Tommy Rowe restarts play with the free kick.

26:19

Antony Kay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Britt Assombalonga.

25:11

Unfair challenge on Mark Little by Darren Potter results in a free kick.

22:36

Stephen Gleeson restarts play with the free kick.

22:24

Unfair challenge on Danny Green by Jack Payne results in a free kick.

21:28

Header at goal by Tyrone Barnett misses left of the target.

20:50

Danny Swanson restarts play with the free kick.

20:44

Unfair challenge on Danny Swanson by Darren Potter results in a free kick.

20:26

Danny Swanson takes the free kick.

20:17

Shaun Williams is adjudged to have handled the ball.

17:01

Corner taken by Dean Lewington from the left by-line.

16:19

Corner taken by Darren Potter.

14:25

Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.

14:17

Unfair challenge on Lee Tomlin by Danny Green results in a free kick.

11:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Tomlin - Peterboro 1 - 0 MK Dons Penalty taken right-footed by Lee Tomlin and scored. Peterborough 1-0 Milton Keynes Dons.

11:27

Shaun Williams challenges Danny Swanson unfairly and gives away a Penalty.

10:45

Antony Kay takes the free kick.

10:36

The referee blows for offside against Britt Assombalonga.

9:54

Corner from the right by-line taken by Shaun Williams.

9:28

Dean Lewington restarts play with the free kick.

9:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Alcock on Patrick Bamford.

8:59

David Martin manages to make a clearance.

8:55

Corner taken by Lee Tomlin.

7:20

Free kick taken by Shaun Williams.

6:19

Nathaniel Knight-Percival receives a red card for violent conduct.

6:19 Dismissal

Dismissal

5:25

Nathaniel Knight-Percival concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick Bamford.

4:54

Luke Chadwick takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

4:02

Clearance by Jon Otsemobor.

0:00

The game begins.

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