Brentford will end 2013 top of League One following a comfortable 3-1 home win against Milton Keynes Dons - their 11th victory in 12 league games.

The Bees leapfrog Leyton Orient and Wolves, who drew 1-1 at Molineux.

Clayton Donaldson's powerful effort gave in-form Brentford the perfect start, before Sam Saunders set up Marcelo Trotta to make it 2-0.

Saunders scored from 20 yards to seal the win before Lee Hodson fired past David Button to net a consolation.

The margin of victory would have been greater, but for an excellent save by David Martin to deny Alan McCormack before the break and Trotta's volley flying wide.

Brentford have taken 34 points from the last 36 on offer to them, while the Dons remain in mid-table.

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MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"For the first hour we were poor. We looked lethargic, and slightly off it, although the last half hour we were sensational - how we moved the ball and tried to get back into the game.

"It's been a good month for us. I'll take that one defeat over a period of time, and hopefully over the next few months we can kick on again.

"I think we showed how fragile we were and how young we were today. But it takes nothing away from the month, it's been a good month, and there's still a lot more to come from us."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Brentford

  • 27 Button
  • 17 Saville Booked
  • 24 Bidwell
  • 29 Trotta (El Alagui - 81' )
  • 06 Dean
  • 05 Craig
  • 07 Saunders
  • 08 Douglas
  • 09 Donaldson Booked
  • 12 McCormack (Logan - 67' )
  • 04 Forshaw (Dallas - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Lee
  • 02 O'Connor
  • 10 El Alagui
  • 14 Logan
  • 15 Dallas
  • 19 Fillo
  • 20 Diagouraga

Milton Keynes Dons

  • 01 Martin
  • 05 Hodson
  • 03 Lewington
  • 11 Smith Booked (Alli - 57' )
  • 23 Spence
  • 06 Williams
  • 12 Reeves
  • 08 Potter Booked
  • 15 Bamford
  • 22 Carruthers Booked
  • 26 Jennings (Baldock - 62' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 04 Flanagan
  • 14 Alli
  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 18 Baldock
  • 19 Galloway
  • 21 Banton
  • 24 Kay
Ref: Andy D'Urso
Att: 8,010

Match Stats

Shots

11 15

On target

5 1

Corners

3 4

Fouls

16 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Brentford 3, MK Dons 1.

90:00 +5:27 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Brentford 3, MK Dons 1.

90:00 +5:11

Attempt missed. George Baldock (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

90:00 +2:00

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Shaun Williams.

90:00 +1:38

Attempt blocked. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

90:00 +0:46

Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

87:15

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

87:15

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

80:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Farid El Alagui replaces Marcello Trotta.

79:46

Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:46

Foul by Tony Craig (Brentford).

78:54

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:54

Foul by Shaleum Logan (Brentford).

77:53

Attempt missed. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

77:16 Booking

Booking George Baldock (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

76:00 Booking

Booking Darren Potter (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

75:38

Foul by Bamidele Alli (MK Dons).

75:38

Jake Bidwell (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:22

Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

72:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 3, MK Dons 1. Lee Hodson (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by George Baldock.

71:50

Attempt blocked. George Baldock (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

68:19

Foul by Lee Hodson (MK Dons).

68:19

Stuart Dallas (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:50

Attempt missed. Bamidele Alli (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

66:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Shaleum Logan replaces Alan McCormack.

65:29

Attempt blocked. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

63:40

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:40

Foul by Tony Craig (Brentford).

61:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. George Baldock replaces Dale Jennings.

59:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Stuart Dallas replaces Adam Forshaw.

59:19

Attempt missed. Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

58:12

Jordan Spence (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

58:12

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

57:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 3, MK Dons 0. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Clayton Donaldson with a cross.

56:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. Bamidele Alli replaces Alan Smith.

55:37

Attempt blocked. Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

54:40

Attempt blocked. Darren Potter (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

53:01

Foul by Patrick Bamford (MK Dons).

53:01

Harlee Dean (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 2, MK Dons 0. Marcello Trotta (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Saunders.

50:38

Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

49:33

Foul by Lee Hodson (MK Dons).

49:33

Sam Saunders (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Brentford 1, MK Dons 0.

45:00 +2:20 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Brentford 1, MK Dons 0.

43:36 Booking

Booking Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

43:15

Lee Hodson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:15

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).

42:00

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

41:58

Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

39:39

Attempt missed. George Saville (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

38:20

Lee Hodson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:20

Foul by Sam Saunders (Brentford).

37:47

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

36:37

Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

36:06

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:06

Foul by George Saville (Brentford).

33:49

Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:49

Foul by Patrick Bamford (MK Dons).

33:12

Attempt missed. Sam Saunders (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

31:05

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Tony Craig.

30:33

Foul by George Saville (Brentford).

30:33

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:00

Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:41

Foul by Ben Reeves (MK Dons).

29:23

Attempt blocked. Dale Jennings (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

28:13 Booking

Booking George Saville (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

28:00

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:15

Foul by George Saville (Brentford).

26:54

Foul by Marcello Trotta (Brentford).

26:54

Jordan Spence (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:16 Booking

Booking Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

26:00

Jake Bidwell (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

25:54

Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons).

25:00

Attempt blocked. Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

23:47

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Ben Reeves.

23:07

Adam Forshaw (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:07

Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

22:39

Marcello Trotta (Brentford) hits the bar with a left footed shot from very close range.

21:09

Foul by Marcello Trotta (Brentford).

21:09

Jordan Spence (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:20

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).

20:20

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

19:46

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

19:46

Foul by Dale Jennings (MK Dons).

18:44

Attempt saved. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

16:49

Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

14:58

Attempt missed. Marcello Trotta (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

12:47

Jake Bidwell (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

12:47

Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons).

11:23

Foul by Adam Forshaw (Brentford).

11:23

Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:57

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Alan McCormack.

7:40

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Alan McCormack.

7:02

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

7:02

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:52

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

5:52

Foul by Dale Jennings (MK Dons).

4:40

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by David Martin.

4:17

Attempt saved. Alan McCormack (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

3:53 Booking

Booking Alan Smith (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

3:17

George Saville (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:17

Foul by Alan Smith (MK Dons).

1:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 1, MK Dons 0. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Button.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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