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Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons

MK Dons started life after relegation back to the Championship with a hard-earned win at Shrewsbury.

Daniel Powell's second-half goal proved the difference as Karl Robinson's men collected maximum points.

Dons threatened from two early corners, as Dean Lewington headed over before Joe Walsh then forced a comfortable save from home goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler.

But Shrewsbury, once they settled, started to pose the visitors problems, debutant Louis Dodds dragging a shot wide before seeing an effort well held by goalkeeper David Martin, diving to his left.

Another of their debutants AJ Leitch-Smith was denied by an excellent challenge from defender Walsh, while fellow new boy Jim O'Brien also went close when he fired narrowly wide from the edge of the penalty area.

Shaun Whalley attempted to break the deadlock for the hosts early in the second half, but his effort was safely gathered at his near post by the alert Martin.

Dons had found clear chances hard to come by until they struck their 73rd-minute winner.

Shrewsbury sub Abu Ogogo was dispossessed in his own penalty area by Ed Upson and Powell rifled an angled shot powerfully past Leutwiler from 15 yards.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2RileyBooked at 87mins
  • 24El-AbdBooked at 82mins
  • 4McGivern
  • 12Brown
  • 18Deegan
  • 16SarcevicSubstituted forOgogoat 68'minutes
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forManganat 75'minutes
  • 10Dodds
  • 11O'Brien
  • 20Leitch-SmithSubstituted forJonesat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Sadler
  • 5Lancashire
  • 8Ogogo
  • 15Smith
  • 19Mangan
  • 21Halstead
  • 30Jones

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 2Baldock
  • 4WalshBooked at 71mins
  • 23Downing
  • 3Lewington
  • 8Potter
  • 6UpsonBooked at 51mins
  • 17Powell
  • 7CarruthersSubstituted forRasuloat 52'minutes
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forThomas-Asanteat 75'minutes
  • 28MaynardSubstituted forWilliamsat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Wootton
  • 12Williams
  • 19Nicholls
  • 20Rasulo
  • 24Tilney
  • 27Tshimanga
  • 30Thomas-Asante
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
5,452

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, MK Dons 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, MK Dons 1.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. George B Williams replaces Nicky Maynard.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by George Baldock.

Attempt missed. Brandon Thomas-Asante (MK Dons) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Hand ball by Brandon Thomas-Asante (MK Dons).

Booking

Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town).

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan McGivern (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ethan Jones replaces A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Attempt missed. Ed Upson (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Adam El-Abd (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Shrewsbury Town).

Giorgio Rasulo (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Joe Riley.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Brandon Thomas-Asante replaces George C Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Andy Mangan replaces Shaun Whalley.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 0, MK Dons 1. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ed Upson.

Foul by George C Williams (MK Dons).

Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Joe Walsh (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Walsh (MK Dons).

Adam El-Abd (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

Attempt blocked. Jim O'Brien (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Abu Ogogo replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

Attempt blocked. George C Williams (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by George C Williams (MK Dons).

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ryan McGivern.

George C Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt saved. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Millwall11003033
2Gillingham11003123
3Scunthorpe11003123
4Walsall11003123
5Bury11002023
6Peterborough11003213
7Bolton11001013
8MK Dons11001013
9Swindon11001013
10Chesterfield10101101
11Fleetwood10101101
12Northampton10101101
13Oxford Utd10101101
14Bradford10100001
15Port Vale10100001
16Rochdale100123-10
17Coventry100101-10
18Sheff Utd100101-10
19Shrewsbury100101-10
20Wimbledon100113-20
21Bristol Rovers100113-20
22Southend100113-20
23Charlton100102-20
24Oldham100103-30
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