League One
Sheff Utd2MK Dons1

Sheffield United 2-1 Milton Keynes Dons

Sheffield United extended their unbeaten League One run to 11 games by beating managerless MK Dons.

Stefan Scougall was the star of the show for the Blades as he scored the first and then set up Billy Sharp's second-half winner, which meant the Dons' life after Karl Robinson ended in defeat.

The tone was set in just the fifth minute when Scougall swept home from eight yards following good work by John Fleck from a recycled corner.

Chris Wilder's men had further chances to go in front but Daniel Lafferty headed wide and Fleck could not keep a low shot on target.

And that allowed the Dons, under the caretaker stewardship of Richie Barker following Robinson's exit earlier in the week, to get back in the game as they levelled in the 49th minute when Darren Potter drilled home from the edge of the area.

But the Blades are a different breed under Wilder this season and they won it midway through the second half when Sharp finished from close range after fine work from Scougall on the byline.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 25Moore
  • 6Basham
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 13Wright
  • 18FreemanBooked at 31mins
  • 15CouttsBooked at 81mins
  • 21DuffySubstituted forO'Connellat 90+3'minutes
  • 4Fleck
  • 24Lafferty
  • 8ScougallSubstituted forLaveryat 73'minutes
  • 10Sharp

Substitutes

  • 5O'Connell
  • 9Lavery
  • 12Ramsdale
  • 14Brown
  • 23Whiteman
  • 32Chapman
  • 36Brooks

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 2BaldockBooked at 45mins
  • 16HendryBooked at 40mins
  • 4WalshBooked at 70mins
  • 3Lewington
  • 7CarruthersSubstituted forAgardat 28'minutes
  • 8PotterBooked at 87mins
  • 6Upson
  • 10Reeves
  • 9BowditchSubstituted forPowellat 79'minutes
  • 49ColcloughSubstituted forMaynardat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Williams
  • 12Williams
  • 14Agard
  • 17Powell
  • 19Nicholls
  • 23Downing
  • 28Maynard
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
20,495

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home18
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 2, MK Dons 1.

Full Time

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

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by George Baldock.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Ben Reeves.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Jack O'Connell replaces Mark Duffy.

Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

Attempt missed. Caolan Lavery (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Paul Coutts (Sheffield United).

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

Booking

Darren Potter (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Darren Potter (MK Dons).

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kieran Agard (MK Dons).

Delay in match Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United) because of an injury.

Booking

Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Coutts (Sheffield United).

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. John Fleck (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Daniel Powell replaces Dean Bowditch.

Foul by Billy Sharp (Sheffield United).

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

Attempt missed. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jake Wright.

Foul by Caolan Lavery (Sheffield United).

George Baldock (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Caolan Lavery replaces Stefan Scougall.

Delay in match Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United) because of an injury.

Foul by Chris Basham (Sheffield United).

Jack Hendry (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

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

Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Walsh (MK Dons).

Foul by Paul Coutts (Sheffield United).

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

Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dean Bowditch (MK Dons).

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 2, MK Dons 1. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stefan Scougall.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe16104236162034
2Bolton169432011931
3Bradford167812214829
4Sheff Utd158432618828
5Northampton166642723424
6Rochdale167361918124
7Peterborough166552619723
8Bristol Rovers156542422223
9Wimbledon166552321223
10Fleetwood156452219322
11Port Vale166462024-422
12Walsall155642021-121
13Millwall156362527-221
14Charlton154831814420
15Bury166282425-120
16Southend165561825-720
17Oxford Utd165471820-219
18Gillingham164572229-717
19Coventry153751317-416
20MK Dons164482025-516
21Swindon164481623-716
22Oldham16367918-915
23Chesterfield153391622-612
24Shrewsbury162591629-1311
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