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Leeds United 1-1 MK Dons

Antony Kay
Antony Kay has not scored a goal for MK Dons since November 2014

MK Dons threw away the chance for a first win at Leeds in their history thanks to Antony Kay's late own goal.

Rob Hall put the visitors in front when he impressively finished after Nicky Maynard's ball in from the right.

Maynard could have made it 2-0 but his shot was well saved by Marco Silvestri after running in from 40 yards out.

But, despite Leeds having failed to get a shot on target, Kay got a clearing header all wrong in the 87th minute to send the ball past David Martin.

Leeds drop a place to 13th in the Championship, while MK Dons remain 20th, two places and two points off the relegation zone.

Dons had an early appeal for a penalty turned down after Hall went down in the box under a challenge from Charlie Taylor, while Leeds skipper Sol Bamba was lucky to only get a yellow card after bringing down Maynard when he was through on goal.

Hall's goal came after a great piece of counter-attacking play as Maynard spotted Hall's run allowing the forward to angle a left-footed shot past Silvestri.

Taylor curled a free-kick onto Martin's post before Maynard should have made the result safe as he turned well to sprint towards goal after Samir Carruthers had broken up the play in midfield, but Silvestri made an excellent save to keep Leeds in it.

Karl Robinson's side were made to pay late on as Kay, who was back in the side after being on the bench for Monday's loss at Birmingham, inexplicably turned Taylor's cross past his own keeper to break the hearts of the MK Dons supporters.

Leeds head coach Steve Evans:

"We need to strengthen the group and we're working really hard to try and do that.

"We're working hard to make that happen but we're not going to be held to ransom on wages or fees.

"There's a lot of work going on behind the scenes. I had a full update (on Friday) from the president on three or four players we're really keen to bring in. He's as keen as I am."

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson:

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MK Dons boss Karl Robinson on Leeds

"Let's not talk about the error at the end. It's human error and we can accept that.

"It's part of life, the mistakes we make as human beings. It wasn't a lack of effort or lack of desire. How can I be frustrated when they play like that? The players were excellent.

"If we'd managed to win this it would have been one of my best wins as a manager."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 4Wootton
  • 3BambaBooked at 28mins
  • 6Cooper
  • 21Taylor
  • 26Bridcutt
  • 2ByramBooked at 60mins
  • 23L Cook
  • 8MurphySubstituted forAntenucciat 45'minutes
  • 15DallasSubstituted forCoyleat 77'minutes
  • 11DoukaraSubstituted forErwinat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Bellusci
  • 7Antenucci
  • 19Erwin
  • 24Adeyemi
  • 27Phillips
  • 31Coyle
  • 45Peacock-Farrell

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 12Spence
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 55mins
  • 6KayBooked at 89mins
  • 3Lewington
  • 8Potter
  • 14CarruthersBooked at 44mins
  • 7BakerSubstituted forBowditchat 15'minutes
  • 38HallBooked at 63minsSubstituted forWalshat 90+1'minutes
  • 31MurphyBooked at 24mins
  • 28MaynardSubstituted forChurchat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 9Bowditch
  • 10Reeves
  • 11Church
  • 13Gallagher
  • 16Walsh
  • 22Cropper
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
24,356

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home3
Away7
Shots on Target
Home0
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 1, MK Dons 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, MK Dons 1.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jordan Spence.

Foul by Sol Bamba (Leeds United).

Simon Church (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Joe Walsh replaces Robert Hall.

Attempt missed. Charlie Taylor (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Antony Kay (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sam Byram (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antony Kay (MK Dons).

Goal!

Own Goal by Antony Kay, MK Dons. Leeds United 1, MK Dons 1.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Antony Kay.

Attempt blocked. Sam Byram (Leeds United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Offside, MK Dons. Robert Hall tries a through ball, but Simon Church is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Simon Church replaces Nicky Maynard.

Offside, Leeds United. Lewie Coyle tries a through ball, but Mirco Antenucci is caught offside.

Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Antony Kay (MK Dons).

Lewie Coyle (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Maynard (MK Dons).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Lewis Cook.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Lewie Coyle replaces Stuart Dallas.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Antony Kay.

Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antony Kay (MK Dons).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Marco Silvestri.

Attempt saved. Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Samir Carruthers.

Attempt missed. Robert Hall (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jordan Spence with a headed pass.

Foul by Liam Cooper (Leeds United).

Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Lewis Cook (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dean Bowditch (MK Dons).

Booking

Robert Hall (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robert Hall (MK Dons).

Attempt blocked. Josh Murphy (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dean Bowditch.

Booking

Sam Byram (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Byram (Leeds United).

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

Sam Byram (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Middlesbrough24164436122452
2Derby25139337172048
3Hull25145636181847
4Brighton25111133125644
5Burnley25119534231142
6Ipswich2511863430441
7Sheff Wed2510963628839
8Birmingham2511683027339
9Cardiff2591063026437
10Brentford2510693735236
11Wolves259793232034
12Reading2596103028233
13Leeds2571172628-232
14Nottm Forest2571082524131
15Preston2571082122-131
16QPR257993033-330
17Blackburn2461082221128
18Huddersfield2577113036-628
19Fulham2569104043-327
20MK Dons2565142133-1223
21Rotherham2563163044-1421
22Bristol City2549122244-2221
23Charlton2548132142-2120
24Bolton25211121939-2017
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