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Cambridge United 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons

Cambridge United's woeful home form continued as they lost against MK Dons in League Two.

Chuks Aneke struck the decisive goal for the visitors after 29 minutes, winning a key battle with Brad Halliday by the halfway line before running clear on goal and slotting the ball under David Forde.

Forde had made a good early save to keep the game goalless, parrying Rhys Healey's powerful shot on the turn, and he was called on after Aneke's goal to push away Alex Gilbey's shot from the edge of the area.

Cambridge went on to dominate large swathes of the game, and could have been level before half-time but when Ade Azeez met David Amoo's powerful cross he could only head over from almost underneath the crossbar.

In the second half Dons midfielder Jordan Houghton was called upon to make a vital interception, clearing behind for a corner to stop Azeez tapping in from Amoo's ball from the byline,.

Visiting goalkeeper Lee Nicholls then saved well at his near post from Halliday's left-footed shot as the Dons held on for all three points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Forde
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Taft
  • 25John
  • 5Taylor
  • 6DeeganBooked at 79minsSubstituted forKnowlesat 89'minutes
  • 8O'Neil
  • 7Amoo
  • 18Maris
  • 20Brown
  • 10AzeezBooked at 35mins

Substitutes

  • 15Osadebe
  • 16Darling
  • 17Davies
  • 23Knowles
  • 30Iron
  • 33Worman

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2Williams
  • 4Walsh
  • 26Cargill
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3Lewington
  • 7WatsonSubstituted forD'Athat 90'minutes
  • 24Houghton
  • 8GilbeySubstituted forBrittainat 70'minutes
  • 10AnekeBooked at 24minsSubstituted forSimpsonat 84'minutes
  • 32Healey

Substitutes

  • 12Hancox
  • 14Agard
  • 19Simpson
  • 20D'Ath
  • 22Moore
  • 23Thomas-Asante
  • 25Brittain
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
5,106

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home24
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 0, MK Dons 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 0, MK Dons 1.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Lee Nicholls.

Attempt saved. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Robbie Simpson (MK Dons) header from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by George Taft.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Lawson D'Ath replaces Ryan Watson.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Tom Knowles replaces Gary Deegan.

Attempt blocked. Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Louis John.

Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Attempt missed. David Amoo (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Robbie Simpson replaces Chuks Aneke.

Foul by George Taft (Cambridge United).

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

Attempt blocked. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Louis John (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Gary Deegan (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Cambridge United).

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

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

Attempt missed. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rhys Healey (MK Dons).

Foul by Louis John (Cambridge United).

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

Attempt blocked. Adebayo Azeez (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Delay in match Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Callum Brittain replaces Alex Gilbey.

Attempt saved. Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by David Amoo (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. George Maris (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Adebayo Azeez (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Adebayo Azeez (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Baily Cargill.

Attempt blocked. Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City13101227101731
2Exeter1383224121227
3Newport138322020027
4MK Dons13661168824
5Tranmere136521712523
6Colchester1364328151322
7Stevenage136341613321
8Forest Green134811912720
9Bury135441915419
10Crawley136161818019
11Carlisle136161315-219
12Oldham124531612417
13Swindon134541718-117
14Mansfield11371169716
15Yeovil124442015516
16Port Vale134271319-614
17Morecambe134181425-1113
18Crewe123361213-112
19Northampton132651119-812
20Notts County123361626-1012
21Grimsby12327918-911
22Cheltenham12237918-99
23Cambridge132291126-158
24Macclesfield130491124-134
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