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Booking for Liam Dickinson for unsporting behaviour. Penalty scored by Sam Baldock. Rochdale 1-4 Milton Keynes Dons.Liam Dickinson is penalised for handball and concedes a .
Unfair challenge on Jabo Ibehre by Scott Wiseman results in a free kick. Stephen Hughes takes the free kick.
Luke Chadwick fouled by Craig Dawson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Gleeson.
Will Atkinson takes a shot. David Martin makes a save.
Sam Baldock fouled by Marcus Holness, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Hughes restarts play with the free kick.
Joe Widdowson receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Joe Widdowson concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Powell. Gary MacKenzie takes the direct free kick.
Craig Dawson finds the back of the net with a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Rochdale 1-3 Milton Keynes Dons.Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Will Atkinson,
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Kennedy by Stephen Gleeson. Will Atkinson takes the free kick, Header from close in by Marcus Holness misses to the left of the goal.
Corner taken left-footed by Matt Done from the left by-line, Gary MacKenzie makes a clearance.
Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro goes off and Will Atkinson comes on. Sam Baldock replaces Rowan Vine. Liam Dickinson is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by David Martin.
Shot from outside the box by Gary Jones misses to the left of the goal.
Corner taken left-footed by Matt Done to the near post, clearance made by Dean Lewington.
Stephen Hughes takes a shot. Craig Dawson gets a block in.
Scott Wiseman concedes a free kick for a foul on Jabo Ibehre. Stephen Gleeson takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. Free kick taken by David Martin.
Jabo Ibehre concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Dawson. Free kick taken by Gary Jones.
Jabo Ibehre gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Holness. Craig Dawson takes the free kick.
Stephen Hughes on for Peter Leven.
Liam Dickinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Leven. Dean Lewington restarts play with the free kick.
Jabo Ibehre is brought on as a substitute for Keanu Marsh-Brown.
Matt Done has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Rowan Vine is caught offside. Owen Fon Williams takes the indirect free kick.
Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro challenges Dean Lewington unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Lewington takes the direct free kick.
Liam Dickinson replaces Nicky Adams.
Effort on goal by Chris O'Grady from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Gary Jones has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
Jason Kennedy concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Chadwick. Peter Leven restarts play with the free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Nicky Adams, Gary MacKenzie makes a clearance.
Gary Jones takes a shot. Save by David Martin.
Stephen Gleeson finds the net with a goal from long distance to the top right corner of the goal. Rochdale 0-3 Milton Keynes Dons.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven played to the near post, clearance by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven, Joe Widdowson manages to make a clearance.
Keanu Marsh-Brown fouled by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Leven crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.
Foul by Gary Jones on Stephen Gleeson, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Gary MacKenzie.
The referee gives a free kick against Luke Chadwick for handball. Gary Jones takes the direct free kick.
Peter Leven booked. Peter Leven concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Widdowson. Free kick taken by Owen Fon Williams.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Rowan Vine. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Wiseman.
The referee blows for offside. Marcus Holness takes the indirect free kick.
Nicky Adams takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Peter Leven makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Rowan Vine. Free kick taken by Owen Fon Williams.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Leven by Chris O'Grady. Stephen Gleeson restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris O'Grady. David Martin restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Powell on Joe Widdowson. Free kick taken by Nicky Adams.
Foul by Stephen Gleeson on Matt Done, free kick awarded. Joe Widdowson takes the free kick.
Marcus Holness takes a shot. Save by David Martin.
Corner taken by Nicky Adams from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Dan Woodards.
Goal scored by Daniel Powell from the edge of the area to the top right corner of the goal. Rochdale 0-2 Milton Keynes Dons.Assist by Luke Chadwick.
Matt Done has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
Rowan Vine gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Rochdale 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons.Daniel Powell provided the assist for the goal.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by David Martin.
Luke Chadwick takes a shot. Save made by Owen Fon Williams.
Stephen Gleeson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Scott Wiseman concedes a free kick for a foul on Keanu Marsh-Brown. Free kick taken by Peter Leven.
Short corner worked by Nicky Adams.
Mathias Doumbe fouled by Chris O'Grady, the ref awards a free kick. David Martin restarts play with the free kick.
Chris O'Grady is caught offside. David Martin restarts play with the free kick.
All clear for in-form Dale
Rochdale boss Keith Hill has no injury or suspension concerns for the home clash with MK Dons.
Hill`s play-off hopefuls extended their unbeaten run to 11 games in last weekend`s goalless draw at lowly Walsall.
The Dale manager felt his players looked rusty against the Saddlers and may be tempted to shuffle his pack as the Spotland outfit gear up for a hectic run of fixtures.
This weekend`s visit of the Dons is the first of seven fixtures in March for Hill`s men, who lie seven points adrift of the play-off places.
Hill said: "When we are playing Saturdays and Tuesdays, it will be about preparing, recovering and making sure we get as many points on the board as possible."
MK Dons boss Karl Robinson will have Danny Woodards available.
The right-back missed last weekend's win over Brighton but has recovered from his ankle knock and will start as Sean O'Hanlon is out.
Central defender O'Hanlon serves the first game of a two-match ban after he was sent off for the second time this season against Brighton, so Mathias Doumbe will move inside to take his place in the middle, thus, allowing Woodards to slot in at full-back.
Strikers Sam Baldock and Jabo Ibehre are fine and will feature after returning last week from a hamstring pull and illness respectively.
On-loan QPR forward Angelo Balanta is back in training after a lengthy spell out with an ankle injury but needs match fitness and will not be involved.
Dale run ended by Dons
Rochdale were beaten for the first time in 2011 as they were undone by the superior finishing of MK Dons in a 4-1 defeat.
Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has been working with the Dons strikers and he would have been proud to put his name to any one of three stunning goals the visitors scored in the first half.
The first arrived 15 minutes in when Daniel Powell powered past Joe Widdowson on the right flank and his pull-back to the near post was met by Rowan Vine who flashed a volley past Owain Fon Williams in the Dale goal.
Minutes later, the Dons doubled their advantage with Luke Chadwick squaring to Powell and he slammed home side-footed from 20 yards.
The visitors' third goal was a stunner, Stephen Gleeson seizing on a poor clearance and lining up a 25-yard volley that flew past Fon Williams into the top corner of the net.
The home side scored a consolation late on when Will Atkinson's corner was met by Liam Dickinson and forced over the line by Craig Dawson.
But the Dons were awarded a penalty when Dickinson handled Jabo Ibehre's shot and Sam Baldock sent his shot straight down the middle of Fon Williams' goal.
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