MK Dons 3-1 Rochdale

MK Dons came from behind to record a comfortable victory over Rochdale.

Brian Barry-Murphy put the visitors ahead when keeper David Martin misjudged his free-kick.

Adam Smith levelled with a superb effort from 35 yards out and Charlie MacDonald gave the Dons the lead when he converted Daniel Powell's cross.

Mark Beevers scrambled home a third from Luke Chadwick's centre before the interval as the hosts moved up to fourth in League One.


MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It was convincing, professional, good football. We stretched the game and passed the ball. It could have been four, five or six and any other day it probably would have been.

"They were magnificent. They responded to a freak goal like men. That is nothing to do with me and John (Gorman), that is to do with them on the pitch.

"I want to get some players out on loan, but I also want to strengthen. I know where I want to strengthen and I am not going to say that publicly but I have my eyes on one or two players for January."

Rochdale manager Steve Eyre told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We thought we'd have a little bit of caution in the first 10 minutes, but we had the bonus of a Brian Barry-Murphy free-kick.

"It was a promising debut and I'm looking forward to giving him [Harry Bunn] a start now.

"We can come here and be satisfied we contested the game, but there wasn't a great deal between the teams, other than the scoreline which is the one that counts."

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