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MK Dons 0-0 Preston North End

Daniel Powell spurned two clear opportunities as MK Dons were held to a goalless draw with Preston.

Ben Reeves set Powell up early, but Lilywhites goalkeeper Declan Rudd was equal to the winger's timid shot.

Preston's Joe Garner had a header saved before the break and Keith Keane hit the post for the visitors after meeting a Scott Laird cross in the second half.

While Powell did well to beat Rudd to a long ball forward, Jack King managed to head his effort off the goalline.

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MK Dons boss Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Post-match: MK Dons boss Karl Robinson

"I though we had the best two chances. Powell's in the first half was gilt-edged, a really poor finish and then second half, he took his chance really early and he could have brought it closer to the goal.

"To lose Samir [Carruthers] so soon with a knee problem and then lose Lee Hodson at half-time was a big blow.

"We're a skeleton squad. I have nothing left at the club, so I'm really proud of the players, I really am. I can't ask for any more.

"We just had to try and pull something out of the bag with the players that I had available.

"It was a really hard-fought point and I'm proud of them."

Preston manager Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Lancashire:

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Post-match: Preston manager Simon Grayson

"I can't fault the players for their effort, how hard they worked and how disciplined they were.

"It was just that when we got into that final 25 yards, we didn't have the composure, the quality or the end product to break them down.

"It's been a slight problem we've had. We've created a lot of chances over the past few weeks in games and we've not managed to finish teams off when we've had opportunities."

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 5HodsonSubstituted forSmithat 46'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 3Lewington
  • 7Gleeson
  • 24Kay
  • 23Spence
  • 17Powell
  • 14Alli
  • 13McLeodBooked at 90mins
  • 12Reeves
  • 22CarruthersSubstituted forBaldockat 13'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Chadwick
  • 11Smith
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 18Baldock
  • 20Rasulo
  • 21Hall
  • 25Hickford

Preston

  • 23Rudd
  • 32WisemanSubstituted forHumphreyat 57'minutes
  • 3Laird
  • 37KilkennyBooked at 90mins
  • 5ClarkeBooked at 90mins
  • 6Wright
  • 2KeaneSubstituted forBrownhillat 74'minutes
  • 19Welsh
  • 9DaviesSubstituted forBeavonat 74'minutes
  • 14Garner
  • 22King

Substitutes

  • 1Stuckmann
  • 7Humphrey
  • 10Beavon
  • 12Gallagher
  • 16Buchanan
  • 27Hume
  • 30Brownhill
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
7,279

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 0, Preston North End 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 0, Preston North End 0.

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

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

Booking

Izale McLeod (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

(Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Izale McLeod (MK Dons).

Booking

Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Alan Smith (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alan Smith (MK Dons).

Attempt missed. Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Scott Laird (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Izale McLeod (MK Dons).

Hand ball by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Stuart Beavon replaces Kevin Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Josh Brownhill replaces Keith Keane.

Jack King (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Smith (MK Dons).

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

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

Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

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

Attempt saved. Alan Smith (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Keith Keane (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Scott Laird (Preston North End) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

Attempt saved. Anthony Kay (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

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

Attempt missed. John Welsh (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Kevin Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Spence (MK Dons).

Bailey Wright (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George Baldock (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Chris Humphrey replaces Scott Wiseman.

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

Jordan Spence (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Brentford3020642666
2Leyton Orient3219763264
3Wolves3019743164
4Preston31151241257
5Rotherham3015961454
6Peterborough3015411949
7Walsall3112118747
8Swindon3113612845
9MK Dons3112712343
10Port Vale3113414-343
11Bradford318149438
12Gillingham3111515-1138
13Coventry301389537
14Carlisle3110615-1636
15Colchester288119-135
16Oldham319715-934
17Bristol City3261412-532
18Tranmere318815-1932
19Crawley257108-531
20Crewe318716-2631
21Notts County329320-1230
22Sheff Utd287813-1029
23Shrewsbury3161015-1328
24Stevenage297418-2125
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