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Milton Keynes Dons 4-3 Northampton Town

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.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

MK Dons

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 13Fisher
  • 15O'Hora
  • 6Darling
  • 3Lewington
  • 12LairdSubstituted forSorinolaat 78'minutes
  • 17O'RileySubstituted forGladwinat 65'minutes
  • 16Surman
  • 4JulesSubstituted forHarvieat 79'minutes
  • 10Fraser
  • 9GriggSubstituted forBrownat 78'minutes
  • 20MasonSubstituted forJeromeat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Nicholls
  • 7Gladwin
  • 11Brown
  • 18Sørensen
  • 21Harvie
  • 29Sorinola
  • 35Jerome

Northampton

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 13Mitchell
  • 15Kioso
  • 6Horsfall
  • 28Jones
  • 23Mills
  • 17McWilliamsSubstituted forMillerat 69'minutes
  • 18Morris
  • 7HoskinsSubstituted forSheehanat 90'minutes
  • 4SowerbySubstituted forWatsonat 45'minutes
  • 29RoseSubstituted forEdmondsonat 45'minutes
  • 45MarshallSubstituted forChukwuemekaat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Arnold
  • 5Bolger
  • 8Watson
  • 14Miller
  • 26Edmondson
  • 30Chukwuemeka
  • 44Sheehan
Referee:
Samuel Barrott

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home11
Away20
Shots on Target
Home6
Away8
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, MK Dons 4, Northampton Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, MK Dons 4, Northampton Town 3.

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joseph Mills (Northampton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ben Gladwin (MK Dons).

  7. Post update

    Caleb Chukwuemeka (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Matthew Sorinola.

  9. Post update

    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.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Warren O'Hora.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Alan Sheehan replaces Sam Hoskins.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Caleb Chukwuemeka replaces Mark Marshall.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Brown (MK Dons).

  14. Post update

    Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Scott Fraser (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Mickel Miller (Northampton Town).

  17. Goal!

    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.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Mark Marshall (Northampton Town).

  20. Post update

    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.

As It Stood

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3Hull30165949272253
4Doncaster27154846341249
5Portsmouth28146845271848
6Sunderland281211542241847
7Accrington27137739281146
8Oxford Utd2713594334944
9Charlton2912894439544
10Plymouth2911993943-442
11MK Dons29118104236641
12Ipswich27125103027341
13Blackpool26124103026440
14Crewe29117113737040
15Gillingham29124133840-240
16Fleetwood2999113326736
17Shrewsbury2681082729-234
18Rochdale2969144155-1427
19Bristol Rovers2876152746-1927
20Swindon2983183454-2027
21Wimbledon2767142950-2125
22Northampton2967162347-2425
23Wigan2966172956-2724
24Burton2757153254-2222
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