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Wolves 0-2 Milton Keynes Dons

Ben Reeves

Promotion-chasing Wolves fell to just a second home defeat in the league this season as MK Dons boosted their stuttering play-off hopes.

The visitors went ahead when Patrick Bamford finished well from a Samir Carruthers pass.

Ben Reeves doubled the lead with a superbly struck effort from long range after half-time.

Wolves sub Liam McAlinden fired across the face of goal but they were second best throughout.

Defeat for the hosts means they drop one point behind leaders Leyton Orient and are now just three ahead of third-placed Brentford.

Karl Robinson's side, who had not won in the league since 2 November, remain nine points outside the play-off places.

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MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

Karl Robinson

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Post-match: MK Dons boss Karl Robinson

"To come here and win 2-0, it's arguably one of the most perfect performances you'll see from any side here - I think it's one of the most perfect performances you'll see anywhere in the country.

"It had everything I love about football, the passion, the desire, the quality, the ball rotation, and two wonderful sets of fans. We are very happy about how we have performed, and we've got to use this as a catalyst for the rest of our games.

"Patrick [Bamford] has got so much support mechanism whether it's from Chelsea or MK Dons, but it's not about the support we that give him, it's how he takes that responsibility - and he took that on and put that into the game. That's why he's going to be such a quality player and a quality asset for Chelsea.

"Now [the players] are back to where they belong. They're back to a group of people who know what it takes to win football matches".

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 13Ikeme
  • 18Ricketts
  • 26Golbourne
  • 4Edwards
  • 6Batth
  • 5Stearman
  • 7Henry
  • 11McDonaldBooked at 22minsSubstituted forCassidyat 88'minutes
  • 29Doyle
  • 9GriffithsSubstituted forMcAlindenat 45'minutes
  • 10SakoBooked at 38minsSubstituted forJacobsat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Hennessey
  • 8Davis
  • 16Cassidy
  • 19Price
  • 20McAlinden
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 27Jacobs

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 5Hodson
  • 3Lewington
  • 7Gleeson
  • 23Spence
  • 6Williams
  • 22CarruthersSubstituted forSmithat 79'minutes
  • 8Potter
  • 12ReevesSubstituted forGallowayat 90+4'minutes
  • 15Bamford
  • 26JenningsBooked at 55minsSubstituted forBaldockat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Flanagan
  • 11Smith
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 18Baldock
  • 19Galloway
  • 21Banton
  • 24Kay
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
17,142

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, MK Dons 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, MK Dons 2.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Brendan Galloway replaces Ben Reeves.

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Alan Smith (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jake Cassidy replaces Kevin McDonald.

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Shaun Williams.

Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alan Smith (MK Dons).

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.

Attempt saved. Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Williams (MK Dons).

Attempt missed. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Alan Smith replaces Samir Carruthers.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Michael Jacobs.

Foul by David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Lee Hodson (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Foul by Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Spence (MK Dons).

Foul by Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Attempt saved. David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Williams (MK Dons).

Attempt missed. Darren Potter (MK Dons) right footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient2013522544
2Wolves2013431943
3Brentford2012441140
4Preston2010821138
5Peterborough2011361036
6Rotherham20974934
7Bradford207941130
8Swindon20938930
9Walsall20866330
10Port Vale20938030
11Coventry201055725
12MK Dons19748125
13Carlisle20668-1024
14Crawley20587-523
15Shrewsbury20578-222
16Oldham19649-322
17Gillingham216411-1022
18Colchester20497-921
19Sheff Utd205510-920
20Tranmere205510-1420
21Stevenage205312-1318
22Notts County215214-917
23Crewe204511-2517
24Bristol City20299-715
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