Ten-man MK Dons followed up their League Cup win over Manchester United with victory over Crawley.

Daniel Powell hit the post for the Dons before Dele Alli fired home a rebound after Brian Jensen saved from Powell.

Kyle McFadzean was sent off for the hosts when he brought down Izale McLeod in the box only for McLeod to see his penalty saved by David Martin.

Benik Afobe hit the post with a free-kick before he made the points safe with a neat finish in stoppage time.

MK Dons climbed to third in League One following their third win of the season, while Crawley have now lost their last three in a row.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

Robinson on MK Dons v Crawley

"It was great to see Izale McLeod back here again. We knew it would be a difficult afternoon with him. I thought we rode our luck at times today.

"We did wonderfully well and it's great for the football club."

On Dele Alli: "He's a wonderful talent. We know all the interest and he knows of my desire to keep him at the club."

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

Gregory on MK Dons v Crawley

"We messed up the penalty, which would have got us back to one-each and there would have been only one winner, but it's a recurring theme that I keep talking about each week, about how well we played.

"If it was purely about performances, we would've possibly been already promoted, but it's not about the performance, it's about results.

"We need to sit down and reassess everything, and take a long hard look at everything we do, and everything goes towards our weekly training sessions and we need to make sure that we end on maximum points next weekend."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Milton Keynes Dons

  • 01 Martin
  • 03 Lewington
  • 06 Kay
  • 05 McFadzean Dismissed
  • 18 Baldock
  • 14 Alli
  • 17 Powell Booked
  • 09 Bowditch (Spence - 72' )
  • 19 Hitchcock (Carruthers - 66' Booked )
  • 08 Potter (Randall - 55' )
  • 23 Afobe

Substitutes

  • 04 Flanagan
  • 11 Grigg
  • 12 Spence
  • 15 Randall
  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 20 Rasulo
  • 22 Carruthers

Crawley Town

  • 01 Jensen
  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 12 Walsh
  • 03 Dickson
  • 05 Leacock
  • 04 Henderson Booked
  • 07 Edwards (Harrold - 78' Booked )
  • 08 Smith
  • 20 Bawling (O'Connor - 17' )
  • 21 Tomlin Booked
  • 09 McLeod

Substitutes

  • 06 Bradley
  • 14 Young
  • 15 Banya
  • 17 Rose
  • 18 Harrold
  • 22 O'Connor
  • 25 Ashdown
Ref: Mark Heywood
Att: 7,148

Match Stats

Shots

21 14

On target

6 6

Corners

10 4

Fouls

12 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, MK Dons 2, Crawley Town 0.

90:00 +5:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, MK Dons 2, Crawley Town 0.

90:00 +4:53

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Anthony Kay.

90:00 +4:45

Attempt blocked. Joe Walsh (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

90:00 +2:45

Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons).

90:00 +2:45

Lanre Oyebanjo (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! MK Dons 2, Crawley Town 0. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

90:00 +1:04

Hand ball by Lanre Oyebanjo (Crawley Town).

89:25

Benik Afobe (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:25

Foul by Emmett O'Connor (Crawley Town).

88:51 Booking

Booking Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

88:25 Booking

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

88:17

Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons).

88:17

Lanre Oyebanjo (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

86:39

Attempt saved. Conor Henderson (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

86:11

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Jordan Spence.

85:11

Attempt missed. Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left.

84:50

Foul by Mark Randall (MK Dons).

84:50

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:52

Attempt saved. Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

80:26

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

79:58

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

79:44

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

78:36

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

78:36

Foul by Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town).

77:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces Gwion Edwards.

77:17

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

77:17

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:59

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

76:04

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

76:04

Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

75:07

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

75:07

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

74:52

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by David Martin.

74:35

Attempt saved. Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

73:01

Benik Afobe (MK Dons) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

72:04

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

72:04

Foul by Joe Walsh (Crawley Town).

71:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. Jordan Spence replaces Dean Bowditch.

69:26

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

68:25

Penalty saved! Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

68:10 Dismissal

Dismissal Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

68:09

Penalty Crawley Town. Izale McLeod draws a foul in the penalty area.

67:40

Penalty conceded by Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) after a foul in the penalty area.

67:00

Attempt blocked. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

65:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. Samir Carruthers replaces Tom Hitchcock.

65:29

Attempt missed. Dele Alli (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

63:54

Attempt blocked. Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

63:23 Booking

Booking Daniel Powell (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

63:15

Hand ball by Daniel Powell (MK Dons).

62:43

Attempt blocked. Conor Henderson (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

61:53

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons).

61:53

Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:57

Attempt saved. Emmett O'Connor (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

58:41

Attempt missed. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

57:14

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

55:58

Attempt missed. Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high following a corner.

55:24

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

54:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. Mark Randall replaces Darren Potter because of an injury.

51:47

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

51:38

Attempt blocked. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

49:52

Attempt missed. Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins MK Dons 1, Crawley Town 0.

45:00 +3:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, MK Dons 1, Crawley Town 0.

45:00 +0:53

Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) left footed shot from long range on the right is blocked.

45:00 +0:39

Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) left footed shot from long range on the right is blocked.

44:21

Attempt blocked. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

42:22

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

39:40

Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

39:40

Emmett O'Connor (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:05

Attempt missed. Anthony Kay (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

38:03 Booking

Booking Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

38:00

Dele Alli (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

37:56

Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

37:35

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

37:00

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

36:54

Foul by Dean Leacock (Crawley Town).

35:09

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

33:41

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

33:41

Foul by Dean Leacock (Crawley Town).

32:17

Attempt missed. Conor Henderson (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

30:55

Attempt saved. Dean Leacock (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

30:14

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

26:34

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons).

26:34

Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:16 Booking

Booking Conor Henderson (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

24:00

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

24:00

Foul by Conor Henderson (Crawley Town).

22:32

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

22:32

Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:05

Foul by George Baldock (MK Dons).

22:05

Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

21:34

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

21:34

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

20:07

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Dean Leacock.

20:00

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

19:01

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Dean Leacock.

18:33

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

18:33

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

16:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Emmett O'Connor replaces Bobson Bawling because of an injury.

14:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! MK Dons 1, Crawley Town 0. Dele Alli (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Powell.

13:58

Attempt missed. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

10:23

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

10:08

Foul by Conor Henderson (Crawley Town).

10:08

Dele Alli (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:39

Attempt saved. Anthony Kay (MK Dons) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

6:15

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

5:52

Daniel Powell (MK Dons) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

5:31

Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

5:04

Attempt blocked. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

1:02

Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:02

Foul by Tom Hitchcock (MK Dons).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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