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  • Date:31 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:stadium:mk
  • Attendance:9,776
  • Stephen Bywater - og (16)
  • Gary MacKenzie - og (26)

Live Commentary


Reda Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary MacKenzie. Booking for Reda Johnson. Tom Flanagan takes the free kick.


Clinton Morrison is brought on as a substitute for Chris O'Grady.


Outswinging corner taken right-footed by John Bostock from the left by-line, Miguel Angel Llera gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary MacKenzie. (Milton Keynes Dons) makes a substitution, with Daniel Powell coming on for James O'Shea. Tom Flanagan takes the direct free kick.


Corner taken by Dean Bowditch from the right by-line, Miguel Angel Llera makes a clearance.


Foul by Jose Vitor Semedo on Jabo Ibehre, free kick awarded. Shaun Williams takes the free kick.


Chris O'Grady challenges Gary MacKenzie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary MacKenzie takes the direct free kick.


Corner taken by John Bostock played to the near post, Gary MacKenzie makes a clearance.


John Bostock fouled by Dean Lewington, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Lewington is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Miguel Angel Llera takes the free kick.


Jabo Ibehre comes on in place of Charlie MacDonald.


Jermaine Johnson comes on in place of Gary Madine.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Prutton by Shaun Williams. John Bostock joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Sedgwick. Shot on goal comes in from Miguel Angel Llera from the free kick.


Foul by Tom Flanagan on Chris O'Grady, free kick awarded. Tom Flanagan is shown a yellow card. Danny Batth takes the free kick.


Corner taken by Shaun Williams, clearance by Miguel Angel Llera.


Jose Vitor Semedo concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Williams. Jose Vitor Semedo goes into the referee's book. Gary MacKenzie takes the direct free kick.


Alan Smith comes on in place of Adam Chicksen.


Luke Chadwick fouled by Danny Batth, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Chadwick.


Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Sedgwick.


Chris Sedgwick takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Gary MacKenzie.


Dean Lewington concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Sedgwick. Jon Otsemobor restarts play with the free kick.


Effort from the edge of the area by Lewis Buxton goes wide of the right-hand post.


An own goal is conceded by Gary MacKenzie. Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Sheff Wed.The assist for the goal came from Chris Sedgwick.


Corner taken by Chris Sedgwick, Shaun Williams manages to make a clearance.


Dean Bowditch takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Miguel Angel Llera.


Effort on goal by Luke Chadwick from 20 yards. Stephen Bywater heads into his own net. Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Sheff Wed.The assist for the goal came from Luke Chadwick.


Foul by Adam Chicksen on Reda Johnson, free kick awarded. Danny Batth takes the free kick.


The offside flag is raised against Chris O'Grady. Free kick taken by David Martin.


Foul by Shaun Williams on Reda Johnson, free kick awarded. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Smith in Dons frame Alan Smith is expected to be included in the MK Dons squad that takes on League One promotion rivals Sheffield Wednesday at stadium:mk. Smith has joined the Dons on loan from Newcastle for the remainder of the season and the former Leeds and Manchester United player, who can operate in midfield or up front, could make his debut for Karl Robinson's side on Tuesday night. Mathias Doumbe will miss out through suspension after he was sent off during the defeat to Stevenage. Tom Flanagan is likely to replace the Frenchman in defence. Midfielders Shaun Williams and Darren Potter were absent against Boro last Tuesday and it remains to be seen whether they will recover from the knocks that ruled them out. Sheffield Wednesday's new loan signing John Bostock is in contention to make his debut. The Tottenham midfielder signed on loan until the end of the season on Monday and will be included in the squad. The Owls will also be boosted by the return of centre-half Miguel Llera and winger Mike Jones, who were both ineligible for Saturday's FA Cup clash at Blackpool, while another defender, Reda Johnson, will also return to contention following a back injury. Skipper Rob Jones remains doubtful after missing the last two games due to an ankle injury and fellow defender Daniel Jones will be sidelined for another four to six weeks with a calf complaint. Manager Gary Megson made seven changes for the fourth-round tie at Blackpool and is expected to revert back to his strongest league line-up, meaning strikers Gary Madine and Chris O'Grady, in-form winger Jermaine Johnson and midfielder Jose Semedo are all likely to return to the starting line-up.

Formation:442Manager: Karl Robinson

Milton Keynes Dons

Formation: 442Manager: Gary Megson

Sheff Wed

  • David Martin
  • Adam Chicksen
  • Gary MacKenzie
  • Tom Flanagan
  • Dean Lewington
  • James O'Shea
  • Stephen Gleeson
  • Shaun Williams
  • Dean Bowditch
  • Charlie MacDonald
  • Luke Chadwick
  • SUBS
  • Ian McLoughlin
  • Adam Smith
  • Daniel Powell
  • George Baldock
  • Jabo Ibehre



Match Report

Robinson dismissed in Dons draw MK Dons boss Karl Robinson was sent to the stands as his side ground out a hard-fought 1-1 draw with promotion rivals Sheffield Wednesday at stadium:mk. Both teams profited from first-half own goals, with Owls goalkeeper Stephen Bywater's misfortune matched by Gary MacKenzie. Robinson was sent off by referee James Linnington seven minutes from the end for an altercation with Reda Johnson on the touchline that left the Wednesday full-back floored. Milton Keynes dominated early on and took the lead after 15 minutes when Luke Chadwick's 25-yard drive struck the underside of the crossbar and rebounded into the net off the luckless Bywater. The Owls equalised in the 27th minute when Dons keeper David Martin flapped at Chris Sedgwick's cross and centre-back MacKenzie inadvertently bundled the ball into his own net. The Dons threw on new loan signing Alan Smith shortly after the break, but the Newcastle man was unable to help his new team create a single chance in the second half. Chris O'Grady twice went close to winning it for the Owls before Robinson was given his marching orders late on for intervening in a scuffle between Johnson and Stephen Gleeson.

Form Guide

  • Milton Keynes Dons
  • VS
  • Sheff Wed

Last Meetings

  • Sheff Wed
  • 3 - 1
  • Milton Keynes Dons
  • 10/09/2011
  • Sheff Wed
  • 2 - 2
  • Milton Keynes Dons
  • 05/02/2011
  • Milton Keynes Dons
  • 1 - 4
  • Sheff Wed
  • 20/11/2010
  • Milton Keynes Dons
  • 2 - 2
  • Sheff Wed
  • 29/01/2005
  • Sheff Wed
  • 1 - 1
  • Milton Keynes Dons
  • 02/10/2004
  • Sheff Wed
  • 3 - 1
  • Milton Keynes Dons
  • 08/03/1980

Top Scorers

Milton Keynes Dons

  • C MacDonald 7
  • J Ibehre 6
  • D Bowditch 6
  • A Balanta 4
  • D Lewington 3
  • T Flanagan 3
  • L Chadwick 2
  • S Gleeson 2
  • A Smith 2
  • M Doumbe 1
  • D Potter 1
  • G MacKenzie 1
  • S Williams 1
  • J O'Shea 1
  • D Powell 1

Sheff Wed

  • G Madine 11
  • R Johnson 5
  • R Jones 4
  • C O'Grady 4
  • R Lowe 3
  • D Prutton 2
  • J Johnson 2
  • J Bennett 2
  • C Lines 2
  • C Morrison 1
  • C Sedgwick 1
  • L Buxton 1
  • JM Semedo 1
  • D Batth 1
  • L Palmer 1


Milton Keynes Dons

    • Total goals 81
    • Goals per game 51
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sheff Wed

    • Total goals 80
    • Goals per game 50
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins