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Milton Keynes Dons win 4-2 on penalties

AFC Wimbledon 2-2 Milton Keynes Dons (2-4 pens)

MK Dons beat AFC Wimbledon 4-2 on penalties in a fiercely-fought Carabao Cup first-round encounter at Kingsmeadow that was left level at 2-2 after 90 minutes.

Wimbledon's Scott Wagstaff opened the scoring before Conor McGrandles and David Kusumu replied, with Luke O'Neill's injury-time equaliser forcing penalties - after both sides had missed spot-kicks in normal time.

Alex Gilbey held his nerve to win the shootout for the visitors after MK's Baily Cargill and Wimbledon's Callum Reilly and Joe Pigott had their penalties saved.

Amid a hostile atmosphere McGrandles spurned a chance to open the scoring when he blazed his second-minute spot-kick over the bar.

The visitors were made to pay six minutes later when Wagstaff fired home from the edge of the box.

McGrandles made amends by slotting an effort into the bottom corner in the 16th minute before celebrating in front of the home fans.

Five minutes after the restart, academy graduate Kasumu handed MK Dons the lead as his 20-yard strike beat Nikola Tzanev.

Wimbledon had a penalty of their own when Kwesi Appiah was felled but captain Pigott fluffed his lines as his tame effort was denied by Lee Nicholls.

O'Neill then fired home from an acute angle deep into stoppage time, only for the hosts to suffer the cruel penalties fate.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 13Tzanev
  • 2O'Neill
  • 30Kalambayi
  • 6Thomas
  • 18Guinness-WalkerSubstituted forOsewat 62'minutes
  • 8Hartigan
  • 16ConnollySubstituted forMcDonaldat 62'minutes
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 33Reilly
  • 9AppiahSubstituted forFoliviat 73'minutes
  • 39Pigott

Substitutes

  • 4McDonald
  • 10Roscrow
  • 12Rudoni
  • 17Folivi
  • 19McLoughlin
  • 24McDonnell
  • 37Osew

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 5Poole
  • 16Martin
  • 6Cargill
  • 25BrittainBooked at 74mins
  • 29Kasumu
  • 18McGrandles
  • 3Lewington
  • 33HarleySubstituted forGilbeyat 64'minutes
  • 9Bowery
  • 14AgardSubstituted forAsonganyiat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Williams
  • 4Walsh
  • 8Gilbey
  • 22Moore
  • 26Boateng
  • 27Nombe
  • 37Asonganyi
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
2,191

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away13
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2(2), MK Dons 2(4).

Penalties over

Penalty Shootout ends, AFC Wimbledon 2(2), MK Dons 2(4).

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2(2), MK Dons 2(4). Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot is too high. Joe Pigott should be disappointed.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2(2), MK Dons 2(3). Conor McGrandles (MK Dons) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2(2), MK Dons 2(2). Anthony Hartigan (AFC Wimbledon) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty saved! Baily Cargill (MK Dons) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty saved! Callum Reilly (AFC Wimbledon) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2(1), MK Dons 2(2). Russell Martin (MK Dons) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2(1), MK Dons 2(1). Luke O'Neill (AFC Wimbledon) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, MK Dons 2(1). Regan Poole (MK Dons) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalties in progress

Penalty Shootout begins AFC Wimbledon 2, MK Dons 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, MK Dons 2.

Attempt missed. Russell Martin (MK Dons) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right. Assisted by Dylan Asonganyi.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, MK Dons 2. Luke O'Neill (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Paul Kalambayi.

Attempt blocked. David Kasumu (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor McGrandles.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Nikola Tzanev.

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

Conor McGrandles (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Callum Brittain (MK Dons).

Paul Kalambayi (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Russell Martin (MK Dons).

Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Nikola Tzanev.

Attempt saved. Jordan Bowery (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Dylan Asonganyi with a headed pass.

Foul by Dylan Asonganyi (MK Dons).

Terell Thomas (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Conor McGrandles (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Russell Martin (MK Dons).

Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Luke O'Neill (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Folivi.

Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke O'Neill (AFC Wimbledon).

Russell Martin (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Rod McDonald tries a through ball, but Paul Osew is caught offside.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Rod McDonald.

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