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Nathaniel Mendez-Laing takes a shot. Save by David Martin. Craig Mackail-Smith finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Peterborough.Assist on the goal came from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.
Unfair challenge on Nathaniel Mendez-Laing by Luke Chadwick results in a free kick. Grant McCann restarts play with the free kick.
Mathias Doumbe challenges Lee Tomlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Chadwick shown a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Grant McCann.
Mathias Doumbe has an effort at goal. Save by Paul Jones.
Kelvin Langmead challenges Jabo Ibehre unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keanu Marsh-Brown restarts play with the free kick.
Craig Mackail-Smith produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
The offside flag is raised against Keanu Marsh-Brown. Kelvin Langmead restarts play with the free kick.
Sam Baldock challenges George Boyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Tomlin.
Inswinging corner taken by Keanu Marsh-Brown from the left by-line, Mark Little makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mathias Doumbe by George Boyd. Free kick taken by Adam Clayton.
Foul by Stephen Gleeson on Mark Little, Penalty awarded. Stephen Gleeson is shown a red card. Penalty taken left-footed by Grant McCann and scored. Milton Keynes Dons 3-2 Peterborough.
Tommy Rowe challenges Mathias Doumbe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jabo Ibehre joins the action as a substitute, replacing Angelo Balanta. Mathias Doumbe takes the direct free kick.
Keanu Marsh-Brown replaces Daniel Powell.
Corner taken right-footed by Lee Tomlin from the left by-line, Unfair challenge on David Martin by Craig Mackail-Smith results in a free kick. David Martin restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by David Ball from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Unfair challenge on Craig Mackail-Smith by Mathias Doumbe results in a free kick. Lee Tomlin restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from inside the area by Sam Baldock misses to the left of the target.
Daniel Powell fouled by Charlie Lee, the ref awards a free kick. The referee shows Charlie Lee a red card. Dean Lewington delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance by Kelvin Langmead.
Inswinging corner taken by Grant McCann from the right by-line, save by David Martin.
Corner taken left-footed by Dean Lewington, Charlie Lee manages to make a clearance.
David Ball replaces Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.
Corner taken by Angelo Balanta from the left by-line played to the near post, Charlie Lee manages to make a clearance.
Goal scored by Angelo Balanta from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 3-1 Peterborough.Stephen Gleeson provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Lee on Daniel Powell. The referee cautions Charlie Lee for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Dean Lewington, clearance by Charlie Lee.
Inswinging corner taken by Dean Lewington, Grant McCann makes a clearance.
Dean Lewington takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Charlie Lee.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Chadwick by Tommy Rowe. Sam Baldock hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 2-1 Peterborough.
Daniel Powell scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Peterborough.
Paul Jones is brought on as a substitute for Joe Lewis.
Luke Chadwick challenges Mark Little unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Bennett.
Inswinging corner taken by Angelo Balanta from the left by-line.
Corner taken right-footed by Angelo Balanta, Grant McCann makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Dean Lewington from the right by-line, Gary MacKenzie takes a shot. Save by Joe Lewis.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary MacKenzie on Kelvin Langmead. Joe Lewis takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Dean Lewington, Mathias Doumbe takes a shot. Save by Joe Lewis.
Unfair challenge on Adam Clayton by George Boyd results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Lewington.
George Boyd challenges Dean Lewington unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Martin.
Stephen Gleeson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Tomlin. Grant McCann takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Charlie Lee on Luke Chadwick, free kick awarded. Dean Lewington crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.
Gabriel Zakuani goes off and Kelvin Langmead comes on.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Stephen Gleeson goes wide left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Rowe by Mathias Doumbe. Grant McCann restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Dean Lewington, Grant McCann manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. David Martin restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Ryan Bennett on Sam Baldock, free kick awarded. Adam Clayton takes the direct free kick.
Shot from 20 yards from Lee Tomlin. Save made by David Martin.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann, free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Bennett on Dean Lewington. Free kick taken by David Martin.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Baldock by Gabriel Zakuani. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Angelo Balanta, Gabriel Zakuani manages to make a clearance.
Shot on goal by Craig Mackail-Smith from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
George Boyd has a drilled shot. Save by David Martin.
Clayton set for starting role
MK Dons midfielder Adam Clayton is expected to start in the first leg of his side's play-off semi-final against Peterborough.
Clayton, on loan from Leeds, stepped in for Peter Leven as manager Karl Robinson made nine changes for the final game of the season at Oldham.
The 22-year-old, who Leeds signed for an undisclosed fee from Manchester City last summer, has made six appearances for the Dons since arriving on loan in March. He has also featured for Peterborough this season, on eight occasions during a loan spell from November to March.
Leven has undergone successful surgery on the metatarsal he fractured in training last Thursday.
Robinson has no new injury or suspension problems but is expected to make major changes again for the home leg after resting several players on the last day.
Striker Angelo Balanta is another hoping to retain his place against Posh after starting and scoring in the 2-1 win at Oldham.
Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson will choose from a virtually fully-fit squad.
Strikers Dave Hibbert and Paul Taylor are Posh's only absentees while midfielders Grant Basey and Charlie Lee are expected to prove their fitness in time.
Hibbert has been sidelined since dislocating his knee in the FA Cup win over Stockport in November and Taylor sustained a foot injury this week during a run-out for the reserves.
Basey has returned to contention after recovering from a knee injury and Lee has been nursing a hamstring strain.
Midfielder Scott Griffiths is also back in contention after returning from his loan spell at Chesterfield and he could be called on if Lee was to suffer a recurrence.
Dons edge five-goal play-off thriller
A rapid three-goal burst from MK Dons gave them a narrow 3-2 lead in their npower League One play-off semi final with Peterborough and denied Sir Alex Ferguson a double celebration.
The Manchester United boss celebrated his 12th Barclays Premier League title on Saturday and was present to watch son Darren attempt to guide Posh toward a third promotion under his command.
The Fergusons were all smiles at half time as Posh led through striker Craig Mackail-Smith's 35th goal of the season but saw United fall apart in a calamitous spell after the break.
England Under-21 international goalkeeper Joe Lewis came off through injury during the interval and replacement Paul Jones was beaten three times in the opening 11 minutes as Daniel Powell, Sam Baldock and Angelo Balanta seemingly put Karl Robinson's side in charge.
Full-back Charlie Lee was then sent off to cap a miserable period but captain Grant McCann then scored from the spot to give Posh every chance of booking a place in the final at Old Trafford.
Dons midfielder Stephen Gleeson was also dismissed in the penalty incident as both sides finished with 10 men in a cracking game.
Dons looked bright in the opening moments but it was Ferguson's men who took the lead with their first real attack in the eighth minute as they scored their 107th league goal of the season.
Mark Little surged into the penalty area down the right and cut the ball back for Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, who was lurking on the penalty spot.
His low shot was saved by David Martin but the keeper could only parry the ball out to Mackail-Smith, who converted from six yards.
Ferguson had to replace centre-half Gabriel Zakuani through a shoulder injury on the half hour mark and Lewis pulled off a great save to keep out a Mathias Doumbe header as the half drew to a close.
Lewis had taken a knock early on and failed to reappear for the second period so Jones came on in goal and was beaten instantly as the home side levelled in the 47th minute.
Dons captain Dean Lewington floated in a deep cross from the left which Tommy Rowe made a mess of clearing.
Jones tried to punch the ball clear but succeeded only in slapping it down to Powell, who smashed in from close range.
The equaliser was well deserved and Robinson's side were in front just three minutes later through Baldock.
There appeared little danger when the striker lined up a free-kick 30 yards from goal but he fired in a low shot under the wall which flew past Jones and into the corner. A remarkable turnaround was complete in the 56th minute when Balanta cracked in a third.
The on-loan QPR youngster was left free at the far post from a Lewington free-kick and after wasting his first header showed great composure when handed a second chance.
He collected a Luke Chadwick pass, slipped inside a challenge on the left of the area and drove powerfully past a shell shocked Jones at his near post.
Posh's challenge suffered another blow in the 67th minute when left-back Lee was shown his second yellow card by referee Jon Moss for a foul on Powell.
Baldock could have killed the tie but dragged his shot wide before Posh were handed a penalty in the 81st minute.
Little broke from his own half and after flying into the area was tripped by Gleeson.
He was harshly shown a straight red card and McCann made no mistake from the spot-kick to set up an enthralling second leg at London Road on Thursday night.
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