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Scunthorpe United 2-1 Milton Keynes Dons

Super-sub Paddy Madden scored twice as leaders Scunthorpe fought back from behind to beat MK Dons.

He transformed the game after the visitors threatened a fifth away win after coming off the bench on the hour as part of a double change which also brought on Kevin Van Veen.

The two made an almost instant impact, combining for the 66th-minute equaliser.

Van Veen found room in the box to get in a shot that keeper David Martin could not hold and Madden raced in to apply the finishing touch from close range.

He then fired Scunthorpe in front in the 81st minute, sweeping his shot low into the bottom far corner from an inviting low cross from the right by Josh Morris.

The home side had started on the front foot and were almost gifted a second-minute lead when Martin fumbled a shot from Duane Holmes against his own crossbar.

Martin was the central figure again in the 11th minute when the home side had strong appeals for a penalty turned down when striker Tom Hopper appeared to be floored in the box by a high challenge from the keeper.

MK Dons, with one of the best away records in the Football League, weathered the early storm and snatched a 37th-minute lead when poor defending down Scunthorpe's right flank freed Ben Reeves to deliver a low cross into the box which was turned home by striker Kieran Agard.

They comfortably held that lead until Madden and Van Veen changed the game.

Match reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1DanielsSubstituted forAnyonat 75'minutes
  • 15Toffolo
  • 6Mirfin
  • 5M Wallace
  • 2Wiseman
  • 12BishopBooked at 75mins
  • 19HolmesBooked at 22minsSubstituted forMaddenat 61'minutes
  • 8Dawson
  • 18SmallwoodSubstituted forvan Veenat 61'minutes
  • 11Morris
  • 14Hopper

Substitutes

  • 9Madden
  • 10van Veen
  • 13Anyon
  • 17Mantom
  • 20Goode
  • 22Townsend
  • 26Ness

MK Dons

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Martin
  • 3LewingtonBooked at 88mins
  • 4WalshBooked at 70mins
  • 23DowningBooked at 79minsSubstituted forTshimangaat 90+3'minutes
  • 12Williams
  • 7CarruthersBooked at 75mins
  • 10ReevesBooked at 58minsSubstituted forPowellat 87'minutes
  • 8PotterBooked at 13mins
  • 28MaynardBooked at 90mins
  • 14Agard
  • 9BowditchBooked at 54minsSubstituted forColcloughat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Williams
  • 16Hendry
  • 17Powell
  • 19Nicholls
  • 27Tshimanga
  • 30Thomas-Asante
  • 49Colclough
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
4,238

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, MK Dons 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, MK Dons 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Colclough (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Harry Toffolo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Maynard (MK Dons).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Kabongo Tshimanga replaces Paul Downing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

  9. Post update

    Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Booking

    Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Maynard (MK Dons).

  13. Post update

    Hand ball by Daniel Powell (MK Dons).

  14. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Colclough (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  16. Booking

    Dean Lewington (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Daniel Powell replaces Ben Reeves.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Walsh (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  19. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Joe Anyon.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1384129131628
2Bradford13661158724
3Bolton136431310322
4Rochdale136341813521
5Sheff Utd126331814421
6Bury136252118320
7Port Vale136251618-220
8Bristol Rovers125431817119
9Northampton134632016418
10Oxford Utd135351414018
11Peterborough134542117417
12Wimbledon134541817117
13Fleetwood124441816216
14Walsall124441619-316
15Charlton123631512315
16MK Dons134361617-115
17Millwall124352123-215
18Gillingham134361925-615
19Southend134361323-1015
20Swindon133461217-513
21Chesterfield123361617-112
22Oldham13265715-812
23Shrewsbury132471321-810
24Coventry12165815-79
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