League One
MK Dons1Oxford Utd0

Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Oxford United

Joe Mason scored his third goal of the season as MK Dons ended their 12-game winless league run with a 1-0 victory over Oxford United.

Defeat for Karl Robinson's injury-hit side put an end to the visitors' own 11-match unbeaten streak in League One.

Russell Martin's men looked dominant and took a deserved lead after 59 minutes when Mason cleverly evaded a number of defensive lunges inside the box, before his emphatic right-footed strike flew past U's keeper Jordan Archer.

Oxford reacted with a change of formation and it nearly paid off after 76 minutes when Shandon Baptiste's strike from the edge of the MK box forced defender Regan Poole into a last-ditch block.

Alex Gilbey should have doubled MK's lead nine minutes from time when he ran through on goal, only to fire his right-footed shot well wide with only Archer left to beat.

Despite a spirited Oxford resurgence, the hosts stood firm to see out victory and inflict defeat on former MK boss Robinson - denting United's play-off push in the process.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1NichollsBooked at 67mins
  • 25Brittain
  • 5Poole
  • 4Walsh
  • 3LewingtonBooked at 75mins
  • 24HoughtonBooked at 17mins
  • 18McGrandlesSubstituted forKasumuat 90'minutes
  • 8Gilbey
  • 26BoatengSubstituted forReevesat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 20Mason
  • 14AgardBooked at 82minsSubstituted forBoweryat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Reeves
  • 9Bowery
  • 10Healey
  • 11Dickenson
  • 22Moore
  • 29Kasumu
  • 40Sorinola

Oxford Utd

  • 26Archer
  • 2Cadden
  • 4DickieBooked at 39mins
  • 15Mousinho
  • 3Ruffels
  • 18SykesSubstituted forBaptisteat 64'minutes
  • 6GorrinBooked at 90mins
  • 8BrannaganSubstituted forAgyeiat 80'minutes
  • 7HallSubstituted forMackieat 59'minutes
  • 9Taylor
  • 11Fosu-HenryBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 5Moore
  • 12Long
  • 13Stevens
  • 16Baptiste
  • 19Mackie
  • 23Agyei
  • 46Jones
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
10,031

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home17
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away26

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 1, Oxford United 0.

Full Time

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

Booking

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Alex Rodriguez (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Rodriguez (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. John Mousinho (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tariqe Fosu-Henry with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Callum Brittain.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Regan Poole.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Agyei (Oxford United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Cadden.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. David Kasumu replaces Conor McGrandles.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Daniel Agyei (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Conor McGrandles (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

Attempt saved. Jordan Bowery (MK Dons) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Reeves.

Conor McGrandles (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Jordan Bowery replaces Kieran Agard.

Lee Nicholls (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matty Taylor (Oxford United).

Attempt saved. Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Shandon Baptiste.

Booking

Kieran Agard (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kieran Agard (MK Dons).

Chris Cadden (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Conor McGrandles following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Daniel Agyei replaces Cameron Brannagan.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Alex Rodriguez.

Attempt blocked. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dean Lewington.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Shandon Baptiste.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Callum Brittain.

Attempt blocked. Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by John Mousinho.

Foul by Regan Poole (MK Dons).

Matty Taylor (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Kieran Agard (MK Dons).

Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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5Blackpool208933023733
6Rotherham2094732211131
7Coventry2071032523231
8Oxford Utd1986537201730
9Fleetwood189363124730
10Portsmouth197752924528
11Shrewsbury197751820-228
12Sunderland197662521427
13Gillingham206772322125
14Doncaster176652620624
15Lincoln City197392122-124
16Burton196672122-124
17Accrington205782930-122
18Rochdale2064102233-1122
19Wimbledon2055102531-620
20Tranmere1945102234-1217
21MK Dons2052131730-1317
22Southend2114162259-377
23Bolton173591139-282
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