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Milton Keynes Dons 0-2 Peterborough

Britt Assombalonga

Britt Assombalonga scored twice to beat MK Dons and strengthen Peterborough United's League One play-off prospects.

Dons keeper David Martin saved from Assombalonga and Nicky Ajose, with Sanmi Odelusi testing Bobby Olejnik at the other end in a goalless first half.

After the break, Assombalonga tucked in Michael Bostwick's cross and then converted from the spot after George Baldock fouled Conor Washington.

The brace takes the former Watford striker's tally to 27 for the season.

The home side, who could only name six substitutes, were looking for a third consecutive win to put pressure on sixth-placed Posh, but Olejnik's save from Dean Lewington's effort was as close as they came to a late rally.

Instead, Darren Ferguson's men pulled six points clear of MK with a game in hand.

Karl Robinson

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MK Dons boss Karl Robinson on Peterborough loss

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We understand how difficult it was going to be today, but there was very few opportunities in the first half.

"(On the penalty) I've seen a frame by frame. It's definitely not a penalty.

"We've been beaten, we've got to accept that. They'll be a lot of people, including myself, who will be very disappointed leaving today.

"I don't think the players attitude can be questioned today. I thought everyone put a right effort in, and so did the fans."

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 18BaldockBooked at 60mins
  • 3LewingtonBooked at 29mins
  • 7GleesonBooked at 30mins
  • 23SpenceBooked at 55mins
  • 24Kay
  • 21HallSubstituted forRasuloat 77'minutes
  • 14AlliBooked at 84mins
  • 13McLeodBooked at 82mins
  • 11SmithSubstituted forChadwickat 62'minutes
  • 27OdelusiSubstituted forBowditchat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Flanagan
  • 9Bowditch
  • 10Chadwick
  • 15Randall
  • 20Rasulo
  • 50Burns

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31Little
  • 2AlcockBooked at 19mins
  • 6Bostwick
  • 5Baldwin
  • 22NugentBooked at 66mins
  • 36McQuoid
  • 14RoweBooked at 82mins
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 21Ajose
  • 24WashingtonSubstituted forIsgroveat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Brisley
  • 8Payne
  • 11McCann
  • 13Day
  • 17Newell
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 37Isgrove
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
9,590

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home16
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away11
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 0, Peterborough United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 0, Peterborough United 2.

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

Hand ball by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

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

Attempt saved. Dean Lewington (MK Dons) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Lloyd Isgrove replaces Conor Washington.

Attempt missed. Luke Chadwick (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Giorgio Rasulo (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

Booking

Bamidele Alli (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Bamidele Alli (MK Dons) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Robert Olejnik.

Booking

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

Booking

Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Izale McLeod (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United).

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

Foul by Josh McQuoid (Peterborough United).

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

Attempt blocked. Bamidele Alli (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Giorgio Rasulo replaces Ryan Hall.

Attempt missed. Dean Lewington (MK Dons) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

Foul by Ben Nugent (Peterborough United).

Izale McLeod (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons).

Attempt missed. Nicky Ajose (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Foul by Dean Bowditch (MK Dons).

Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Mark Little.

Foul by Izale McLeod (MK Dons).

Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Ben Nugent (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Conor Washington (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Conor Washington (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Ryan Hall (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Craig Alcock (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Dean Bowditch replaces Sanmi Odelusi.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves3523844377
2Brentford3523752876
3Leyton Orient3722873674
4Preston36181441668
5Rotherham36181262366
6Peterborough36184141058
7MK Dons3715715352
8Walsall37121312149
9Swindon3713915248
10Sheff Utd3413813-147
11Port Vale3514417-946
12Bradford36101511445
13Gillingham3713618-1145
14Crawley3210139-343
15Bristol City3791513-542
16Coventry3514912141
17Colchester3591214-639
18Oldham3710918-1339
19Tranmere3610917-2039
20Carlisle3610818-1938
21Stevenage3610719-1837
22Crewe3791018-2737
23Shrewsbury3671316-1334
24Notts County379424-2231
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