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CreweCrewe Alexandra2MK DonsMilton Keynes Dons0

Crewe Alexandra 2-0 Milton Keynes Dons

First-half goals from Mikael Mandron and Oli Finney earned Crewe a 2-0 success over MK Dons as the Railwaymen registered their first league win of the campaign.

Dave Artell's side were sharp and quick, making the most of the visitors' lethargy at the back in the first half.

They went ahead in the 13th minute after some fine work down the right flank from Ryan Wintle, who whipped a cross in for Mandron to glance a header into the corner.

A piece of clever footwork from Charlie Kirk should have put Finney clear on goal, but the midfielder was too slow to react to his team-mate's pass.

He made amends soon after doubling Crewe's lead by despatching a volley from 10 yards after Owen Dale's cross dropped into his path.

Then Finney belted an angled drive at Lee Nicholls and Harry Pickering's pull-back was just out of reach of Mandron.

The Dons improved after the restart and Joe Mason, slipped clear on the left of the box, was offered a chance to reduce the arrears, but home keeper Will Jaaskelainen came off his line smartly to make a good save.

Finney should have netted his second when he was allowed to race clear after referee Seb Stockbridge played the advantage. But the midfielder shot too close to the onrushing Nicholls, while Kirk and Pickering went close late on.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Jaaskelainen
  • 2Ng
  • 29Beckles
  • 17Offord
  • 3Pickering
  • 28Murphy
  • 4Wintle
  • 14FinneyBooked at 56minsSubstituted forLundstramat 70'minutes
  • 19DaleSubstituted forAinleyat 78'minutes
  • 12Mandron
  • 10Kirk

Substitutes

  • 8Lowery
  • 11Ainley
  • 13Richards
  • 15Zanzala
  • 16Lancashire
  • 20Lundstram
  • 22Sass-Davies

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 15O'Hora
  • 3Lewington
  • 6Cargill
  • 25Brittain
  • 18SørensenSubstituted forFraserat 45'minutesBooked at 65mins
  • 24HoughtonBooked at 57mins
  • 7GladwinBooked at 37mins
  • 29SorinolaSubstituted forKeoghat 83'minutes
  • 20MasonSubstituted forNombeat 71'minutes
  • 9MorrisBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Keogh
  • 5Poole
  • 8Kasumu
  • 10Fraser
  • 19Nombe
  • 21Harvie
  • 22Walker
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home31%
Away69%
Shots
Home9
Away2
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home21
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, MK Dons 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, MK Dons 0.

  3. Booking

    Carlton Morris (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Carlton Morris (MK Dons).

  5. Post update

    Will Jaaskelainen (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Jordan Houghton (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Mikael Mandron (Crewe Alexandra).

  8. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Charlie Kirk.

  9. Post update

    Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Charlie Kirk following a fast break.

  12. Post update

    Carlton Morris (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Luke Murphy (Crewe Alexandra).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Houghton (MK Dons).

  15. Post update

    Josh Lundstram (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mikael Mandron (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Lundstram.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Harry Pickering.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Baily Cargill (MK Dons).

  19. Post update

    Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Jordan Houghton (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.