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Milton Keynes Dons 0-3 Burton Albion

Liam Boyce scored twice as Burton secured all three points in an impressive League One win away to MK Dons.

Boyce's brace came either side of an Oliver Sarkic strike as Nigel Clough's side moved to within four points of the top six, while MK Dons sit just six points above the relegation zone.

Burton took a deserved lead after 32 minutes when Nathan Broadhead's long ball from inside his own half found Sarkic inside the MK box.

Sarkic's first-time pass across goal to Boyce left the 28-year-old with a routine header past MK goalkeeper Lee Nicholls for his fifth goal of the season.

Sarkic double Burton's lead inside 54 minutes with a fine left-footed finish from the edge of MK Dons box for his first league goal of the season.

Boyce completed his double late on to round off a comfortable victory for Clough's side, who recorded their first league win for four games.

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Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 5Poole
  • 16MartinSubstituted forAsonganyiat 45'minutes
  • 4Walsh
  • 25Brittain
  • 18McGrandles
  • 8GilbeySubstituted forCargillat 60'minutes
  • 26Boateng
  • 3LewingtonSubstituted forMoore-Taylorat 76'minutes
  • 29Kasumu
  • 9Bowery

Substitutes

  • 2Williams
  • 6Cargill
  • 11Dickenson
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 22Moore
  • 37Asonganyi
  • 40Sorinola

Burton

  • 1O'Hara
  • 10Akins
  • 21O'Toole
  • 18Nartey
  • 15HutchinsonSubstituted forAndersonat 90+2'minutes
  • 4Edwards
  • 6Wallace
  • 8Fraser
  • 17SarkicSubstituted forSbarraat 84'minutes
  • 27Boyce
  • 9BroadheadSubstituted forDyerat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Daniel
  • 5Buxton
  • 11Templeton
  • 13Bywater
  • 14Sbarra
  • 19Anderson
  • 23Dyer
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
9,111

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away21
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 0, Burton Albion 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 0, Burton Albion 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Jevan Anderson replaces Reece Hutchinson.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 0, Burton Albion 3. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Akins.

Attempt saved. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer.

Attempt blocked. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Sbarra with a cross.

David Kasumu (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Sbarra (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Joe Sbarra replaces Oliver Sarkic because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Lloyd Dyer (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lucas Akins.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Lloyd Dyer.

Foul by Joe Walsh (MK Dons).

John-Joe O'Toole (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jordan Bowery (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Walsh.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Jordan Moore-Taylor replaces Dean Lewington.

Foul by Scott Fraser (Burton Albion).

Callum Brittain (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Lloyd Dyer replaces Nathan Broadhead.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Kieran Wallace.

Foul by Kieran Wallace (Burton Albion).

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

Offside, MK Dons. Baily Cargill tries a through ball, but Dylan Asonganyi is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Wallace.

Attempt blocked. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Nartey.

Attempt missed. Dylan Asonganyi (MK Dons) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Bowery with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. Callum Brittain (MK Dons) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dylan Asonganyi.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Burton Albion).

Jordan Bowery (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Baily Cargill replaces Alex Gilbey.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jordan Bowery.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Alex Gilbey.

Attempt blocked. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Boyce.

Attempt saved. Ryan Edwards (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Fraser.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 0, Burton Albion 2. Oliver Sarkic (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Scott Fraser.

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

Nathan Broadhead (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Kasumu (MK Dons).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Callum Brittain.

Oliver Sarkic (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich118302151627
2Wycombe126512113823
3Fleetwood116232014620
4Coventry115511614220
5Blackpool115421613319
6Sunderland115421614219
7Peterborough1153326151118
8Bristol Rovers115331412218
9Oxford Utd124442417716
10Doncaster104421310316
11Lincoln City125161717016
12Shrewsbury114431013-316
13Rotherham10433169715
14Burton10433149515
15Gillingham113441714313
16Portsmouth93331211112
17MK Dons114071218-612
18Accrington112541419-511
19Rochdale112451220-810
20Tranmere112361521-69
21Wimbledon121381423-96
22Southend111191228-164
23Bolton9036225-23-9
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