Sam Baldock scored twice for Bristol City against his former club MK Dons to earn a point in League One.

The visitors had opened up a two-goal advantage in the opening period through Shaun Williams's effort and a sublime Ben Reeves chip.

But, having missed a host of chances in the first half, Baldock scored his first just before the hour mark, lashing into the roof of the net.

And he equalised on 76 minutes after the Dons failed to deal with a corner.

A draw leaves Bristol City in the relegation zone, two points off safety, while MK Dons lie in 10th position.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

"It's better than losing 2-0, that's for sure, which was a position we found ourselves in that we shouldn't have done, we should have been 4-0 up.

"We could have scored after a minute, then we had two chances and the keeper has made saves. Greg Cunningham has had a chance, the game could have easily have been 4-2 by half time.

"I'm only giving the benefit of the doubt with the two goals because, just five minutes before their goal, I've written down concentrate, dash, counter attack and that's what they scored on.

"I think it's an absolute travesty that we haven't won that game. I think they're a very good team and it was an interesting game. I thought we were the better team today and deserved three points."

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"Once we got over that first 15-minute period, I thought we dominated a large part of the game.

"Steve Cotterill's got a great side here, a really difficult team to play against. When you've got strikers and the quality that they have, they're always going to score goals.

"Ironically I thought we defended better second half than first half, even though we conceded the goals, but I think they were the only two chances they had.

"I thought Chris Long was magnificent today, on his own up front, he got three or four chances and worked the channels."

"We're disappointed to come away with a point, but respectful of this side."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Bristol City

  • 13 Parish
  • 11 Wagstaff
  • 17 Cunningham
  • 18 El-Abd
  • 05 Flint
  • 35 Osborne (Williams - 46' )
  • 34 Gillett Booked
  • 14 Reid (Burns - 75' )
  • 09 Baldock
  • 10 Emmanuel-Thomas (Barnett - 75' )
  • 21 Pack

Substitutes

  • 01 Fielding
  • 02 Moloney
  • 03 Williams
  • 15 Bryan
  • 23 Barnett
  • 25 Elliott
  • 27 Burns

Milton Keynes Dons

  • 01 Martin Booked
  • 05 Hodson
  • 03 Lewington
  • 08 Potter Booked
  • 24 Kay Booked
  • 06 Williams
  • 22 Carruthers (Chadwick - 68' )
  • 07 Gleeson
  • 15 Long
  • 12 Reeves (Baldock - 86' )
  • 17 Powell (Bowditch - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Flanagan
  • 09 Bowditch
  • 10 Chadwick
  • 11 Smith
  • 13 McLeod
  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 18 Baldock
Ref: David Phillips
Att: 11,533

Match Stats

Shots

16 13

On target

6 7

Corners

9 7

Fouls

12 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bristol City 2, MK Dons 2.

90:00 +6:25 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bristol City 2, MK Dons 2.

90:00 +5:48

Attempt missed. Simon Gillett (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

90:00 +4:23 Booking

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

90:00 +4:12

Tyrone Barnett (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +4:12

Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

90:00 +3:03

Foul by Wes Burns (Bristol City).

90:00 +3:03

Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:05 Booking

Booking David Martin (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:47

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:47

Foul by George Baldock (MK Dons).

90:00 +0:23

Foul by Sam Baldock (Bristol City).

90:00 +0:23

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

86:33

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

85:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. George Baldock replaces Ben Reeves.

79:58

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Scott Wagstaff.

79:33

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Elliot Parish.

78:23

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Aden Flint.

75:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bristol City 2, MK Dons 2. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

75:20

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Dean Bowditch.

74:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol City. Wes Burns replaces Bobby Reid.

74:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol City. Tyrone Barnett replaces Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

74:00

Foul by Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons).

74:00

Bobby Reid (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:08

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

69:34

Attempt missed. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

67:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. Luke Chadwick replaces Samir Carruthers.

67:31

Attempt missed. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

63:23

Attempt missed. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

60:54 Booking

Booking Simon Gillett (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

60:49

Foul by Simon Gillett (Bristol City).

60:49

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

59:53

Foul by Simon Gillett (Bristol City).

59:53

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

58:47

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Elliot Parish.

58:29

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

58:02

Foul by Greg Cunningham (Bristol City).

58:02

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

57:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. Dean Bowditch replaces Daniel Powell.

56:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bristol City 1, MK Dons 2. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner.

56:08

Attempt missed. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

55:50

Bobby Reid (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:50

Foul by Shaun Williams (MK Dons).

54:30

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

54:02

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

53:21 Booking

Booking Anthony Kay (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

53:12

Foul by Anthony Kay (MK Dons).

53:12

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:49

Attempt saved. Chris Long (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

50:42

Attempt missed. Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) left footed shot from long range on the right is high and wide to the left.

49:52

Foul by Anthony Kay (MK Dons).

49:52

Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:13

Hand ball by Ben Reeves (MK Dons).

45:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol City. Derrick Williams replaces Karleigh Osborne.

45:00

Second Half begins Bristol City 0, MK Dons 2.

45:00 +1:14 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bristol City 0, MK Dons 2.

45:00 +1:04

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

45:00

Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:58

Foul by Bobby Reid (Bristol City).

43:04

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

41:00

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

40:57

Foul by Simon Gillett (Bristol City).

39:05

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

39:05

Foul by Simon Gillett (Bristol City).

37:10

Attempt missed. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

35:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bristol City 0, MK Dons 2. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

34:41

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

34:41

Foul by Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City).

33:51

Shaun Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:51

Foul by Sam Baldock (Bristol City).

32:37

Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons).

32:37

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:52

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Karleigh Osborne.

28:56

Attempt missed. Dean Lewington (MK Dons) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left.

28:23

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Karleigh Osborne.

27:35

Attempt saved. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

26:48

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

25:36

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Anthony Kay.

24:26

Attempt saved. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

22:36

Attempt missed. Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

22:14

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Shaun Williams.

20:53

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

19:08

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

17:43

Attempt missed. Simon Gillett (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

17:03

Attempt saved. Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

16:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bristol City 0, MK Dons 1. Shaun Williams (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

12:01

Attempt saved. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

8:25

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

8:25

Chris Long (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:02

Attempt saved. Chris Long (MK Dons) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

7:11

Foul by Anthony Kay (MK Dons).

7:11

Sam Baldock (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:34

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by David Martin.

5:15

Attempt saved. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

4:47

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

4:47

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

4:17

Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

2:52

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

1:47

Attempt blocked. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

1:27

Attempt saved. Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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