Benik Afobe scored the only goal as MK Dons ended Chesterfield's unbeaten start to the season.

Ben Reeves sliced an early Dons chance wide and Sam Hird headed wastefully wide for the hosts before the break.

Afobe beat two defenders as he cut in from the right to drive the second-half winner inside the near post.

After the Arsenal loanee missed two chances to seal victory Chesterfield pressed for the leveller, with Ian Evatt heading over in injury time.

Robinson on MK Dons v Chesterfield

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"They're as difficult as you'll come against away from home. We go away very positive.

"We've not got masses of numbers but we've got a good 18 who can really compete.

"This was probably the most difficult game we've played this season."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 04 Hird
  • 03 Jones
  • 02 Darikwa
  • 23 Evatt
  • 10 O'Shea (Banks - 63' )
  • 11 Roberts Booked
  • 05 Morsy Booked
  • 08 Ryan (Gardner - 81' )
  • 18 Boco (Gnanduillet - 63' )
  • 17 Doyle

Substitutes

  • 07 Gardner
  • 09 Gnanduillet
  • 16 Raglan
  • 19 Dawes
  • 20 Chapman
  • 24 Banks
  • 26 Johnson

Milton Keynes Dons

  • 01 Martin (McLoughlin - 45' )
  • 06 Kay
  • 03 Lewington
  • 02 Hodson (Baldock - 55' Booked )
  • 05 McFadzean Booked
  • 14 Alli
  • 08 Potter
  • 09 Bowditch (Grigg - 89' )
  • 17 Powell
  • 10 Reeves Booked
  • 23 Afobe

Substitutes

  • 04 Flanagan
  • 11 Grigg
  • 15 Randall
  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 18 Baldock
  • 19 Hitchcock
  • 29 Burns
Ref: Darren Drysdale
Att: 5,811

Match Stats

Shots

13 8

On target

2 3

Corners

14 2

Fouls

8 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Chesterfield 0, MK Dons 1.

90:00 +5:59 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Chesterfield 0, MK Dons 1.

90:00 +2:50

Attempt missed. Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

90:00 +1:52

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Daniel Powell.

90:00 +1:28

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ben Reeves.

90:00 +0:36

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

90:00 +0:03

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Thomas Lee.

89:54

Attempt saved. William Grigg (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

88:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. William Grigg replaces Dean Bowditch.

86:29 Booking

Booking Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

86:15

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

86:15

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

85:12

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the right.

83:51 Booking

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

83:41

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:41

Foul by George Baldock (MK Dons).

82:28

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

82:28

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

80:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Jimmy Ryan.

79:52

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Dele Alli.

78:35

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

77:49

Hand ball by Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons).

76:37

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

76:37

Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:17

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by George Baldock.

75:25

Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

72:36

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:36

Foul by George Baldock (MK Dons).

69:39

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

68:10

Attempt blocked. Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

67:07

Attempt blocked. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

64:36

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.

62:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Oliver Banks replaces Jay O'Shea.

62:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Romuald Boco.

60:00

Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:58

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield).

54:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. George Baldock replaces Lee Hodson because of an injury.

50:42

Delay in match Lee Hodson (MK Dons) because of an injury.

49:37

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

49:37

Foul by Lee Hodson (MK Dons).

48:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chesterfield 0, MK Dons 1. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal.

45:26

Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Chesterfield 0, MK Dons 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. Ian McLoughlin replaces David Martin because of an injury.

45:00 +2:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Chesterfield 0, MK Dons 0.

45:00 +1:25 Booking

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

45:00 +1:00

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

45:00 +0:59

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

44:27

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Daniel Powell.

43:51

Attempt blocked. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

43:40

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Darren Potter.

43:08

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Anthony Kay.

42:55

Attempt blocked. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

42:23

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Lee Hodson.

41:49

Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:49

Foul by Dele Alli (MK Dons).

33:44

Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

32:18 Booking

Booking Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

32:03 Booking

Booking Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

31:19

Foul by Gary Roberts (Chesterfield).

31:19

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

28:26

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

28:17

Attempt blocked. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

26:14

Attempt blocked. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

25:45

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Anthony Kay.

25:13

Attempt saved. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

24:49

Hand ball by Daniel Powell (MK Dons).

21:45

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

21:10

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Anthony Kay.

20:32

Attempt blocked. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

19:00

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

18:58

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

15:07

Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:07

Foul by Dele Alli (MK Dons).

14:02

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

12:29

Attempt saved. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

9:50

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

9:50

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

6:40

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

4:53

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

3:47

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

2:00

Anthony Kay (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:00

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield).

1:34

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Anthony Kay.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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