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Milton Keynes Dons 2-1 Rochdale

Rhys Healey scored a last-minute penalty as MK Dons came from behind to beat Rochdale 2-1 at Stadium MK.

Dale veteran Ian Henderson had opened the scoring for the visitors with his third goal in as many games, but second-half strikes from Carlton Morris and Healey earned Russell Martin's men a much-needed win in their fight for League One survival.

The visitors took a 16th-minute lead when Rhys Norrington-Davies' inviting corner from the right was flicked on at the front post by Eoghan O'Connell, before Henderson tapped home from close range for his 14th of the season.

MK levelled moments after the half-time break when Morris headed home from a Jordan Houghton corner - the attacking midfielder's second goal for the Dons during an impressive loan spell from Rotherham.

Martin's men were awarded a penalty at the end when Matty Done brought Healey down inside the box - and the former Cardiff player stepped up to slot the spot-kick home himself and earn the hosts a first league win in three games.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 25BrittainBooked at 51mins
  • 2Williams
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3Lewington
  • 24Houghton
  • 29KasumuBooked at 33minsSubstituted forNombeat 45'minutes
  • 19ThompsonBooked at 50minsSubstituted forGladwinat 68'minutes
  • 8GilbeyBooked at 82mins
  • 10HealeySubstituted forWalshat 90+6'minutes
  • 23Morris

Substitutes

  • 4Walsh
  • 5Poole
  • 14Agard
  • 17Gladwin
  • 22Moore
  • 27Nombe
  • 37Asonganyi

Rochdale

  • 12Lynch
  • 13Keohane
  • 4McNultySubstituted forMcShaneat 77'minutes
  • 6O'Connell
  • 3Norrington-DaviesBooked at 66mins
  • 7Dooley
  • 8Williams
  • 20RyanSubstituted forDoneat 70'minutes
  • 14Rathbone
  • 11SmithSubstituted forWilbrahamat 59'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 15McShane
  • 16Done
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 28Morley
  • 41Matheson
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
6,393

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home21
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home18
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 2, Rochdale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 2, Rochdale 1.

Hand ball by Carlton Morris (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Joe Walsh replaces Rhys Healey.

Hand ball by Stephen Dooley (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. M.J. Williams (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Eoghan O'Connell.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (MK Dons).

Matt Done (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 2, Rochdale 1. Rhys Healey (MK Dons) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty MK Dons. Rhys Healey draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Jimmy Keohane (Rochdale) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Moore-Taylor (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlton Morris with a headed pass.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Eoghan O'Connell.

Attempt blocked. Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Dooley.

Attempt saved. Rhys Healey (MK Dons) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Gladwin.

Attempt missed. Rhys Healey (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Gladwin.

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

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Callum Brittain.

Booking

Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (MK Dons).

Jimmy Keohane (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Carlton Morris (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dooley (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ian Henderson.

Attempt saved. Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Offside, Rochdale. Aaron Wilbraham tries a through ball, but Matt Done is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Rhys Healey (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dean Lewington.

Foul by Sam Nombe (MK Dons).

Stephen Dooley (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Paul McShane replaces Jimmy McNulty.

Attempt missed. Sam Nombe (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Attempt missed. Jimmy Keohane (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by George Williams.

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dooley (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ian Henderson.

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

Attempt missed. Callum Brittain (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Gladwin.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Matt Done replaces Jimmy Ryan.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ben Gladwin replaces Louis Thompson.

Booking

Rhys Norrington-Davies (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham28155850282250
2Wycombe2814863632450
3Ipswich28139640251548
4Peterborough29137952361646
5Coventry261112336261045
6Portsmouth26128639291044
7Sunderland26119636241242
8Oxford Utd26118743261741
9Doncaster26118739251441
10Burton2711883733441
11Fleetwood2610973932739
12Bristol Rovers2710893136-538
13Lincoln City29114143636037
14Gillingham2781273127436
15Blackpool2681083331234
16Shrewsbury2581072428-434
17Accrington2879123742-530
18Rochdale2885153347-1429
19Wimbledon2777133340-728
20MK Dons2884162940-1128
21Tranmere2557132845-1722
22Southend2727183069-3913
23Bolton2548132055-358
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