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MK Dons0Southend3

Milton Keynes Dons 0-3 Southend United

Midfielder Anthony Wordsworth scored a brace as Southend secured a convincing win over MK Dons.

Simon Cox opened the scoring for the visitors after only two minutes as he turned and slotted home from close range after the Dons failed to clear their lines from a corner.

And just as the Dons looked to be taking control of the game, Southend doubled their lead in the 25th minute when Wordsworth fired a low strike into the bottom right-hand corner.

Dean Bowditch should have pulled one back late in the first half after finding himself one on one with Mark Oxley, but his tame effort was wide of the mark.

Wordsworth rounded off the victory for Southend - ending a run of five away games without a win - by curling home a free-kick late on.

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Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1MartinBooked at 90mins
  • 12Williams
  • 16HendrySubstituted forUpsonat 68'minutes
  • 23Downing
  • 4Walsh
  • 7Carruthers
  • 8PotterBooked at 59mins
  • 17PowellSubstituted forThomas-Asanteat 68'minutes
  • 10Reeves
  • 49ColcloughBooked at 90mins
  • 9Bowditch

Substitutes

  • 6Upson
  • 11Williams
  • 19Nicholls
  • 24Tilney
  • 27Tshimanga
  • 28Maynard
  • 30Thomas-Asante

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 35Ferdinand
  • 5Thompson
  • 3CokerBooked at 45mins
  • 12Atkinson
  • 18Leonard
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 10CoxSubstituted forMcGlashanat 84'minutes
  • 50RangerSubstituted forFortunéat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 9Mooney
  • 14Fortuné
  • 16King
  • 17McGlashan
  • 22Smith
  • 33Inniss
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
11,039

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 0, Southend United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 0, Southend United 3.

Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Colclough (MK Dons).

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United).

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 0, Southend United 3. Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

Booking

Ryan Colclough (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

David Martin (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Martin (MK Dons).

Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by George B Williams.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

Ed Upson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ben Coker.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Simon Cox.

Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

Simon Cox (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Brandon Thomas-Asante (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Demetriou (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces Nile Ranger.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Anton Ferdinand.

Foul by Joe Walsh (MK Dons).

Nile Ranger (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

George B Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nile Ranger (Southend United).

Foul by Paul Downing (MK Dons).

Simon Cox (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Foul by Paul Downing (MK Dons).

Nile Ranger (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Brandon Thomas-Asante replaces Daniel Powell.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ed Upson replaces Jack Hendry.

Daniel Powell (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1594232151731
2Bradford156811912726
3Sheff Utd147432417725
4Bolton147431510525
5Bristol Rovers146532320323
6Wimbledon156542118323
7Port Vale156451921-222
8Northampton155642421321
9Rochdale156361818021
10Peterborough155552418620
11Bury146262220220
12Walsall145541920-120
13Fleetwood145452018219
14Oxford Utd155461718-119
15Southend155461724-719
16Millwall145362326-318
17Charlton143831714317
18Gillingham154562127-617
19MK Dons154471923-416
20Swindon154471519-416
21Coventry143651216-415
22Oldham15366917-815
23Chesterfield143381621-512
24Shrewsbury152491528-1310
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