MK Dons 0-1 Sheffield United

Stefan Scougall's 23rd-minute strike as enough to earn Sheffield United all three points at MK Dons.

The Blades were rarely threatened in a scrappy game at Stadium:MK that saw the Dons' play-off hopes dealt a blow.

On-loan Liverpool midfielder Conor Coady's through ball sent Scougall clear of the Blades defence, and he coolly fired in from close range.

The Blades' eighth straight win lifts them up to 12th in League One, while MK Dons are six points off the play-offs.

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Karl Robinson: MK Dons boss on Sheffield United defeat

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We can't say that we were dominant or classy in possession, because we were far from it. I'm sick of players not doing enough. One or two need to do a lot better.

"A lot of people need to do a lot better. We worked hard. It's the quality that was a million miles away.

"The pitch is not only uneven, it's dry, and you can't play on it. We can't play our style of football on it."

Blades boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough

"That's how we've been playing. We could have had a second goal in the second half.

"In the second half, we played well enough to get one.

"After the hard work that we've asked from the players, today was at a different level."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves3221743770
2Leyton Orient3421763570
3Brentford3220752367
4Preston34171341464
5Rotherham33171062161
6Peterborough3216412952
7Swindon3413813647
8Walsall33121110547
9MK Dons3413714246
10Port Vale3313416-843
11Bradford3391410441
12Sheff Utd3211813-441
13Crawley289118-338
14Oldham3410816-938
15Gillingham3411518-1438
16Coventry3113810337
17Carlisle3310716-1737
18Tranmere339915-1736
19Colchester3181112-435
20Bristol City3471413-735
21Crewe349817-2535
22Shrewsbury3271015-1231
23Stevenage329419-2031
24Notts County349322-1930
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