League Two
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Milton Keynes Dons 2-0 Carlisle United

MK Dons recorded their third win in four games with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Carlisle United to retain their spot at the top of League Two.

Jordan Houghton scored his second goal of the season five minutes into the second half, before Kieran Agard added a second as Paul Tisdale's side continued their unbeaten league record at Stadium: MK.

It was the Dons who were the first to go close through Conor McGrandles' speculative effort after 30 minutes when the Scotsman cut inside and struck a curling drive goal-wards, which forced Carlisle goalkeeper Adam Collin into action.

John Sheridan's side responded with a chance of their own just minutes later when Ashley Nadeson's cross found frontman Hallam Hope at MK's back-post, before his bundled effort was scrambled off the line.

The hosts took the lead just after the break when defender Houghton's speculative effort from 25-yards cannoned off the Carlisle post and into the net for his second goal of the season.

The hosts added their second through Agard just after the hour when Dean Lewington found the frontman unmarked inside the six-yard box, before the former Bristol City man slotted home his 11th goal of the season to round off a routine victory.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2Williams
  • 24Houghton
  • 26Cargill
  • 18McGrandles
  • 8Gilbey
  • 20D'AthSubstituted forSowat 81'minutes
  • 6Cissé
  • 3Lewington
  • 14AgardSubstituted forWatsonat 90+2'minutes
  • 32HealeySubstituted forPawlettat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Watson
  • 9Sow
  • 11Pawlett
  • 12Hancox
  • 19Simpson
  • 22Moore
  • 28Jackson

Carlisle

  • 30Collin
  • 4Liddle
  • 5Gerrard
  • 12GillespheyBooked at 60mins
  • 18Sowerby
  • 17YatesSubstituted forParkesat 10'minutes
  • 15SlaterBooked at 31minsSubstituted forDevittat 60'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 21Etuhu
  • 9Hope
  • 23NadesanSubstituted forBennettat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 3Grainger
  • 6Parkes
  • 10Devitt
  • 14Bennett
  • 16Campbell
  • 29Gray
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
6,849

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 2, Carlisle United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 2, Carlisle United 0.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Watson (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ryan Watson replaces Kieran Agard.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by George Williams.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Attempt missed. Macaulay Gillesphey (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by George Williams.

Attempt saved. Osman Sow (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Conor McGrandles.

Peter Pawlett (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Jones (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Osman Sow replaces Lawson D'Ath.

Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United) because of an injury.

Foul by George Williams (MK Dons).

Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Peter Pawlett (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Kieran Agard.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Peter Pawlett replaces Rhys Healey.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jordan Houghton.

Attempt blocked. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Jack Sowerby (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 2, Carlisle United 0. Kieran Agard (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dean Lewington with a cross.

Foul by Jordan Houghton (MK Dons).

Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Richard Bennett replaces Ashley Nadesan.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jamie Devitt replaces Regan Slater.

Booking

Macaulay Gillesphey (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rhys Healey (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Macaulay Gillesphey (Carlisle United).

Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jack Sowerby.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Attempt saved. Ashley Nadesan (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1MK Dons21127232131943
2Lincoln City20125335171841
3Colchester21115534191538
4Bury21106540211936
5Mansfield20811129141535
6Newport2110563234-235
7Tranmere219753125634
8Forest Green218943021933
9Exeter218762923631
10Stevenage219482626031
11Swindon218672529-430
12Oldham217862821729
13Carlisle2183102527-227
14Northampton216872628-226
15Port Vale217592225-326
16Crawley2082102731-426
17Crewe2174102126-525
18Grimsby2164112029-922
19Morecambe2164112134-1322
20Yeovil195682424021
21Cheltenham2055102031-1120
22Cambridge2154121935-1619
23Notts County2137112243-2116
24Macclesfield2134141638-2213
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