Match ends, MK Dons 4, Northampton Town 3.
Charlie Brown's late strike secured a dramatic 4-3 comeback win for MK Dons over Northampton.
Peter Kioso looked to have put the visitors back on course for victory when he made it 3-2 in the 78th minute, but Cameron Jerome levelled before Brown struck in the 88th minute to snatch the points for the hosts.
Northampton opened the scoring in just the second minute when Mark Marshall's free-kick was volleyed in by Fraser Horsfall.
The home side equalised 10 minutes later as Andrew Surman struck a fierce first-time volley from the edge of the area past Jonathan Mitchell.
And MK Dons were ahead in the 34th minute when Will Grigg curled a low shot into the bottom right corner.
Ryan Watson levelled the scores seconds after half-time as the midfielder dribbled into the area and drilled a low shot into the net.
The topsy-turvy game changed again when Northampton reclaimed the lead 12 minutes from time when Marshall's free-kick was flicked in by Kioso.
But, Dons substitute Jerome made it 3-3 when he raced on to a long ball and fired a first-time shot home.
And the home side scored the winner with two minutes of normal time left when Brown converted Daniel Harvie's cross at the near post.
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- 12LairdSubstituted forSorinolaat 78'minutes
- 17O'RileySubstituted forGladwinat 65'minutes
- 4JulesSubstituted forHarvieat 79'minutes
- 9GriggSubstituted forBrownat 78'minutes
- 20MasonSubstituted forJeromeat 65'minutes
- 17McWilliamsSubstituted forMillerat 69'minutes
- 7HoskinsSubstituted forSheehanat 90'minutes
- 4SowerbySubstituted forWatsonat 45'minutes
- 29RoseSubstituted forEdmondsonat 45'minutes
- 45MarshallSubstituted forChukwuemekaat 90'minutes
- Samuel Barrott
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, MK Dons 4, Northampton Town 3.
Attempt saved. Alan Sheehan (Northampton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joseph Mills with a headed pass.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Dean Lewington.
Attempt saved. Joseph Mills (Northampton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.
Foul by Ben Gladwin (MK Dons).
Caleb Chukwuemeka (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Matthew Sorinola.
Attempt blocked. Alan Sheehan (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lloyd Jones with a headed pass.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Warren O'Hora.
Substitution, Northampton Town. Alan Sheehan replaces Sam Hoskins.
Substitution, Northampton Town. Caleb Chukwuemeka replaces Mark Marshall.
Foul by Charlie Brown (MK Dons).
Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Scott Fraser (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Mickel Miller (Northampton Town).
Goal! MK Dons 4, Northampton Town 3. Charlie Brown (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Harvie with a cross following a set piece situation.
Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Mark Marshall (Northampton Town).
Attempt saved. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lloyd Jones.