Nick Powell scored twice as FA Cup holders Wigan required extra-time to beat League One MK Dons.

Luke Chadwick met Ben Reeves's cross to put the hosts in front at half-time in their third-round replay.

Shaun Williams then hit a Wigan post after the break before Powell touched in Chris McCann's cross.

Powell finished coolly in the first minute of extra-time before Marc-Antoine Fortune secured a fourth-round home tie against Crystal Palace.

Relief for Latics

Wigan avoided the embarrassment of becoming only the second FA Cup holders since 1998 to be knocked out in the third round.

Uwe Rosler's Championship side had been lacklustre until the second-half introduction of 19-year-old Powell, on loan from Manchester United, as a substitute.

They looked to be heading out of the competition they won eight months ago - shortly before their relegation from the Premier League.

A 3-3 draw 10 days earlier had brought about this replay, in which the Dons had suggested they had the tools to cause an upset.

And Rosler's decision to use two midfielders in a central defensive trio - with Ben Watson and McCann joining recognised centre-half Leon Barnett at the back - left Wigan noticeably exposed.

Daniel Powell, as he would for most of the evening, found space in the channel between full-back and centre-half in the first minute, but hit a tame effort.

Counter-attacks provided the Latics' best opportunities, and James McClean scuffed wide in a high-tempo opening to the game.

Selected fourth round ties

Arsenal v Coventry

Nottingham Forest v Preston

Bournemouth v Liverpool

Sunderland v Kidderminster

Bolton v Cardiff

Southampton v Yeovil

Southend v Hull

Rochdale v Sheffield Wednesday

Wigan v Crystal Palace

Birmingham v Swansea

Stevenage v Everton

Chelsea v Stoke

Sheffield United v Fulham

But MK were ahead in the 10th minute, with Reeves finding a gaping space behind the Wigan back line and hoisting his cut-back into the path of the onrushing Chadwick - playing his first game since November after an injury lay-off - who slotted past keeper Ali Al-Habsi.

Wigan, despite looking uncomfortable in their own half, saw a Fraser Fyvie shot saved by David Martin before Roger Espinoza crashed over from a tight angle.

It was Al-Habsi in the opposite goal who remained the busiest though, touching Shaun Williams's free-kick around the post and somehow getting an outstretched left hand to Dean Lewington's drive.

Wigan continued to frustrate in the second half, and while dominating possession, looked to be running out of ideas, despite having four of their players from last season's final on the field - Emmerson Boyce, Jordi Gomez, Espinoza and Watson, the goal hero in that famous win over Manchester City at Wembley.

In fact, it was MK, soaking up the pressure and breaking through the superb link-up play of on-loan Aston Villa youngster Samir Carruthers, who carved out the better chances, with Reeves flashing over and Williams slapping the post with a deflected volley.

But the leveller, with 11 minutes of normal time remaining, came from the first decent cross provided by a Wigan player, with McCann whipping in a vicious ball that Powell nudged in from close range to notch his ninth of the season.

The teenager's presence not only seemed to lift the Latics, but also injected a rare bit of genuine quality for the visitors that will have undoubtedly piqued the interest of Manchester United boss David Moyes.

With extra-time barely having started, Powell raced away from the Dons defence and applied a superb chip over Martin to put his side in front for the first time.

And the persistent home side, noticeably tiring, were finished off when Espinoza fed Fortune, who finished from 10 yards out.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Milton Keynes Dons

  • 01 Martin
  • 05 Hodson
  • 03 Lewington
  • 07 Gleeson
  • 24 Kay
  • 06 Williams
  • 22 Carruthers (Smith - 95' )
  • 08 Potter
  • 17 Powell (Baldock - 95' Booked )
  • 10 Chadwick (Bowditch - 58' )
  • 12 Reeves Booked

Substitutes

  • 04 Flanagan
  • 09 Bowditch
  • 11 Smith
  • 13 McLeod
  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 18 Baldock
  • 19 Galloway

Wigan Athletic

  • 26 Al-Habsi
  • 24 Perch (Boyce - 60' )
  • 03 Crainey
  • 08 Watson Booked
  • 07 McCann Booked
  • 25 Barnett
  • 18 Espinoza Booked
  • 16 McArthur Booked
  • 20 Fyvie Booked (Powell - 60' )
  • 32 Fortuné
  • 11 McClean (Jordi Gómez - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Nicholls
  • 14 Jordi Gómez
  • 17 Boyce
  • 19 Powell
  • 22 Beausejour
  • 23 Garcia
  • 28 Redmond
Ref: James Adcock
Att: 8,316

Match Stats

Shots

15 16

On target

7 8

Corners

8 8

Fouls

5 24

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, MK Dons 1, Wigan Athletic 3.

120:00 +0:14

Second Half Extra Time ends, MK Dons 1, Wigan Athletic 3.

118:24 Booking

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

118:05

Foul by Lee Hodson (MK Dons).

118:05

Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

117:43

Attempt saved. Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

117:03

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ali Al-Habsi.

116:49

Attempt saved. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

116:22

Alan Smith (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

116:22

Foul by Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic).

115:45

Attempt saved. Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

111:40 Booking

Booking Ben Reeves (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

111:20

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) has gone down, but that's a dive.

109:25

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Stephen Gleeson.

108:12

Foul by Lee Hodson (MK Dons).

108:12

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

106:15

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

106:15

Foul by Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic).

105:00

Second Half Extra Time begins MK Dons 1, Wigan Athletic 3.

106:00

First Half Extra Time ends, MK Dons 1, Wigan Athletic 3.

104:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! MK Dons 1, Wigan Athletic 3. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

102:44

Alan Smith (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

102:44

Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic).

102:20

Attempt missed. Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

101:35

Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

101:35

Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

96:42

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

96:42

Foul by Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic).

94:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. George Baldock replaces Daniel Powell.

94:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. Alan Smith replaces Samir Carruthers.

93:36

Attempt saved. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

91:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! MK Dons 1, Wigan Athletic 2. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

90:00

First Half Extra Time begins MK Dons 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

90:00 +4:45 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

90:00 +4:28

Attempt missed. Shaun Williams (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

90:00 +3:18 Booking

Booking Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +3:05

Daniel Powell (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:05

Foul by Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic).

90:00 +2:08 Booking

Booking James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:00

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

90:00 +2:00

Foul by James McArthur (Wigan Athletic).

87:48 Booking

Booking Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

87:38

Foul by Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic).

87:38

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

85:03

Foul by Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic).

85:03

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

82:03

Attempt missed. Darren Potter (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

80:11

Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic).

80:11

Daniel Powell (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! MK Dons 1, Wigan Athletic 1. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephen Crainey.

78:13

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:13

Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

74:25

Shaun Williams (MK Dons) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

72:11

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ben Watson.

71:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Jordi Gómez replaces James McClean.

70:17

Attempt missed. Anthony Kay (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

69:53

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ali Al-Habsi.

69:12

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Chris McCann.

65:49

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Shaun Williams.

65:43

Attempt blocked. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

65:04

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Stephen Gleeson.

64:37

Attempt blocked. Shaun Williams (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

63:42

Foul by Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic).

63:42

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:20 Booking

Booking Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

63:13

Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

63:13

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

61:00

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

60:58

Foul by Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic).

59:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Emmerson Boyce replaces James Perch.

59:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Nick Powell replaces Fraser Fyvie.

57:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. Dean Bowditch replaces Luke Chadwick.

55:22

Attempt missed. Fraser Fyvie (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

53:17 Booking

Booking Fraser Fyvie (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

53:11

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

53:11

Foul by Fraser Fyvie (Wigan Athletic).

51:33

Attempt missed. Fraser Fyvie (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

49:24

Luke Chadwick (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:24

Foul by James McArthur (Wigan Athletic).

47:55

Attempt missed. Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

47:20

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Shaun Williams.

45:00

Second Half begins MK Dons 1, Wigan Athletic 0.

45:00 +1:02 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, MK Dons 1, Wigan Athletic 0.

42:55

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

42:55

Foul by Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic).

40:38

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Luke Chadwick.

40:32

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Lee Hodson.

38:33

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

38:33

Foul by Fraser Fyvie (Wigan Athletic).

37:07

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

35:50

Attempt missed. Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

33:45

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:45

Foul by Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic).

33:24

Attempt blocked. Shaun Williams (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

33:05

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ali Al-Habsi.

32:51

Attempt saved. Dean Lewington (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

30:31

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

30:31

Foul by James Perch (Wigan Athletic).

29:33

Attempt saved. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

29:10

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ali Al-Habsi.

28:55

Attempt saved. Shaun Williams (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

27:47

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

27:47

Foul by James Perch (Wigan Athletic).

24:06

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

24:06

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic).

23:17

Attempt missed. Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

21:05

Attempt missed. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

19:25

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Lee Hodson.

17:09

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by David Martin.

16:54

Attempt saved. Fraser Fyvie (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

16:03

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

16:03

Foul by James Perch (Wigan Athletic).

11:23

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:23

Foul by Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic).

9:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! MK Dons 1, Wigan Athletic 0. Luke Chadwick (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Hodson.

8:09

Attempt saved. James Perch (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

6:44

Attempt missed. Shaun Williams (MK Dons) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

6:27

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Stephen Crainey.

5:52

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

5:13

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

5:13

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

3:08

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

3:08

Foul by James McClean (Wigan Athletic).

2:05

Attempt saved. James McClean (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

0:49

Attempt saved. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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