League One
MK DonsMilton Keynes Dons1BlackburnBlackburn Rovers2

Milton Keynes Dons 1-2 Blackburn Rovers

Adam Armstrong celebrates a goal
Newcastle United loanee Adam Armstrong has scored nine goals in his last nine appearances for Blackburn

Blackburn returned to the League One summit after Adam Armstrong's first-half double helped secure a 2-1 victory over MK Dons.

Peter Pawlett netted for the Dons midway through the second period during a spirited display from the hosts but it proved too little, too late as Dan Micciche's side slipped into the drop zone.

Rovers did not have to wait long for the opener after Danny Graham's superb long-range pass from inside his own box saw Armstrong race through on goal, beat Robbie Muirhead for pace and fire a right-footed drive home.

And the promotion-chasers' second came just before the break - Graham was again the provider with another accurate through-ball into the path of Armstrong, who cut inside on his left foot before firing an unstoppable effort past keeper Lee Nicholls.

And despite Pawlett reducing the deficit, nodding home from Kieran Agard's excellent cross on 72 minutes, the Dons could not find a leveller as Tony Mowbray's side held firm.

Match report supplied by Press Association

Line-ups

MK Dons

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2Williams
  • 5Wootton
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 3LewingtonSubstituted forThomas-Asanteat 79'minutes
  • 25Brittain
  • 6Upson
  • 8CisséSubstituted forAgardat 45'minutes
  • 11PawlettBooked at 76mins
  • 10Aneke
  • 16MuirheadSubstituted forGolbourneat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Reo-Coker
  • 12Golbourne
  • 13Sietsma
  • 14Agard
  • 18McGrandles
  • 27Ugbo
  • 31Thomas-Asante

Blackburn

Formation 4-2-2-2

  • 1Raya
  • 31Bennett
  • 25Downing
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 3WilliamsBooked at 75mins
  • 29Evans
  • 6Smallwood
  • 23DackSubstituted forBellat 77'minutes
  • 18Armstrong
  • 20AntonssonSubstituted forPayneat 51'minutes
  • 10GrahamSubstituted forSamuelat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Samuel
  • 11Whittingham
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 16Caddis
  • 17Bell
  • 19Payne
  • 32Conway
Referee:
Kevin Friend
Attendance:
11,215

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, MK Dons 1, Blackburn Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Blackburn Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Paul Downing (Blackburn Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ethan Ebanks-Landell (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by David Raya Martin.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Peter Pawlett (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Amari'i Bell (Blackburn Rovers).

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kieran Agard (MK Dons).

  12. Post update

    Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  14. Post update

    Amari'i Bell (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by George B Williams (MK Dons).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Brandon Thomas-Asante replaces Dean Lewington.

  18. Post update

    Hand ball by Peter Pawlett (MK Dons).

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Amari'i Bell replaces Bradley Dack.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackburn392410574363882
2Shrewsbury40249755332281
3Wigan38248672254780
4Rotherham402061465491666
5Peterborough4016131163491461
6Charlton391710125347661
7Portsmouth40194175148361
8Scunthorpe401515105748960
9Plymouth39179135147460
10Bristol Rovers40166185660-454
11Bradford38165174956-753
12Southend401411154959-1053
13Fleetwood40149175357-451
14Doncaster381213134745249
15Gillingham391213144347-449
16Blackpool401114154652-647
17Oxford Utd391210175561-646
18Walsall391111174758-1144
19Oldham381110175266-1443
20Wimbledon39119193750-1342
21MK Dons401012184054-1442
22Northampton411010213669-3340
23Rochdale37814153846-838
24Bury3979233259-2730
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