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Peterborough3MK Dons2

Peterborough United 3-2 MK Dons

Kyle Vassell
Peterborough signed Kyle Vassell from Conference South side Bishop's Stortford in 2013

Two late goals from Kyle Vassell saw unbeaten Peterborough claim victory over MK Dons in a hotly contested game.

Kenny McEvoy's deflected shot opened the scoring for Posh before Dele Alli tapped in Will Grigg's deflected effort to level.

Vassell turned in a cross from Jon Taylor before poking in his second to give the hosts some breathing space.

Daniel Powell pulled one back for the visitors to ensure a nervy end but Peterborough held on.

Karl Robinson

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MK Dons boss Karl Robinson on Peterborough loss

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

''It shouldn't have been a defeat. I thought we had the better chances for a large part of the game.

''I thought the assistant refereeing today was very, very, very poor. The worst I've seen.'

''I take responsibility for the defeat, not the players.'

''I thought they were a good side (Peterborough), the team will compete consistently. It just shows you the strength and depth they have with the injury problems that they have as well.''

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 27Alnwick
  • 2Smith
  • 4Brisley
  • 6Bostwick
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 8PayneBooked at 71mins
  • 15J AndersonBooked at 39minsSubstituted forVassellat 73'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 7TaylorSubstituted forBarnettat 84'minutes
  • 20McEvoySubstituted forFerdinandat 46'minutes
  • 14Washington

Substitutes

  • 11McCann
  • 12Vassell
  • 13Day
  • 17Newell
  • 18Ferdinand
  • 22Almeida Santos
  • 23Barnett

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 2Hodson
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 72mins
  • 6Kay
  • 3Lewington
  • 8Potter
  • 14Alli
  • 7Green
  • 10ReevesSubstituted forAfobeat 58'minutes
  • 9BowditchSubstituted forPowellat 78'minutes
  • 11GriggBooked at 70minsSubstituted forRandallat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Flanagan
  • 15Randall
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 17Powell
  • 18Baldock
  • 19Hitchcock
  • 23Afobe
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
7,115

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 3, MK Dons 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 3, MK Dons 2.

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

Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United).

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

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Sean Brisley.

Booking

Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United).

Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 3, MK Dons 2. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Randall.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 3, MK Dons 1. Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Conor Washington.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Tyrone Barnett replaces Jon Taylor.

Jack Payne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benik Afobe (MK Dons).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Darren Potter.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, MK Dons 1. Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jon Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Daniel Powell replaces Dean Bowditch.

Attempt saved. Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Mark Randall replaces William Grigg.

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United).

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

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Kyle Vassell replaces Jermaine Anderson.

Booking

Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Conor Washington (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (MK Dons).

Booking

Jack Payne (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jack Payne (Peterborough United).

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

Booking

William Grigg (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Kane Ferdinand (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by William Grigg (MK Dons).

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

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Benik Afobe replaces Ben Reeves.

Attempt missed. Sean Brisley (Peterborough United) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by David Martin.

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1, MK Dons 1. Dele Alli (MK Dons) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by William Grigg.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Bristol City220026
2Chesterfield220026
3Peterborough220026
4Fleetwood220026
5Crawley220026
6Preston211044
7Port Vale211024
8Bradford211014
9MK Dons210113
10Doncaster210113
11Leyton Orient210113
12Swindon210113
13Gillingham210103
14Coventry210103
15Barnsley210103
16Walsall202002
17Colchester2011-11
18Notts County2011-11
19Oldham2011-21
20Crewe2002-20
21Rochdale2002-20
22Sheff Utd2002-20
23Yeovil2002-50
24Scunthorpe2002-60
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