Match ends, MK Dons 1, Coventry City 3.
Debutant Chris Maguire scored two stunning late free-kicks as Coventry came from behind to win at MK Dons.
Shaun Williams's penalty after Dan Seaborne pushed over Ben Reeves on the stroke of half-time put Dons in front after they dominated the first period.
Sky Blues debutant Chris Dagnall levelled with a deflected strike before Maguire curled in an exquisite effort.
The Sheffield Wednesday loanee then secured the win with another fantastic curling free-kick in the last minute.
VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"I don't think anyone who had seen [the game] would say that we were poor. But it's still not good enough because we've not won the game.
"We dominated the first half, scored a very deserved goal. Second half, they were kicking into seven and a half thousand fans. There was going to be momentum.
"We denied them opportunities but they were on top. A wicked deflection and then probably two of the best free kicks you're going to see at Stadium MK.
"I'm not going to come here and say everything's all rosy in the garden.
"I'm still in the most difficult position I've been in, but in the three and a half years I've been here I've never shirked my responsibility, I've never turned my back on anything, and that won't be the case this time."
Coventry City manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire:
"I thought our second-half performance was terrific. We played with intensity, with energy. I was really really proud of them, because that is the Coventry City of 2013-2014. That it is the team everybody's been talking about.
"I'm so desperate to give these supporters success. I can't tell you how much I want to bring this club back to where it belongs.
"That today was quite phenomenal. The atmosphere in the stadium was terrific and I think it was big thank you from our players today.
"I though all-in-all it was a really positive day for us and gets us back to winning ways after a slight dip. When we go through dips like we do then we ask the question 'how is their character and how is their mentality?'. Today that young group of players gave the perfect answer."
- 7GleesonBooked at 39mins
- 17PowellSubstituted forSmithat 76'minutes
- 8PotterBooked at 55mins
- 12ReevesSubstituted forCarruthersat 88'minutes
- 26JenningsSubstituted forAlliat 72'minutes
- 8BakerSubstituted forMaguireat 65'minutesBooked at 87mins
- 21DagnallSubstituted forWebsterat 90+4'minutes
- 20WilsonBooked at 60mins
- 14MoussaSubstituted forPhillipsat 90'minutes
- Jeremy Simpson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Coventry City 3.
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jordan Clarke.
Shaun Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).
Substitution, Coventry City. Andy Webster replaces Chris Dagnall.
Attempt missed. Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.
Attempt saved. Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Bamidele Alli (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jordan Clarke (Coventry City).
Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Aaron Phillips (Coventry City).
Goal! MK Dons 1, Coventry City 3. Chris Maguire (Coventry City) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.
Substitution, Coventry City. Aaron Phillips replaces Franck Moussa.
Hand ball by Jordan Spence (MK Dons).
Foul by Alan Smith (MK Dons).
Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, MK Dons. Samir Carruthers replaces Ben Reeves.
Chris Maguire (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.