Karl Robinson admitted Gary MacKenzie was an unlikely match-winner for his in-form MK Dons side as they edged an entertaining clash with fellow promotion-hopefuls Peterborough 1-0.
Defender MacKenzie capitalised on a rare mistake from Posh goalkeeper Joe Lewis to score the only goal of the game and make it five consecutive wins for the Dons, which ensured they leapfrogged Bournemouth into fifth place.
Dons midfielder Peter Leven was denied by the post, as was George Boyd for the visitors in an entertaining encounter at stadium:mk.
Robinson said: "I'm delighted to get the win. I know it's magnificent for our promotion push, but I thought it was a fantastic spectacle for everyone involved. They're a good team - the best we've played this year, with respect to everybody else.
"I was happy with the discipline out of possession because we knew how strong they were going forward, but we knew we had match-winners and we knew second half we had enough in our tank to go and nick a goal.
"I didn't expect Gary MacKenzie to be the match-winner. It's amazing with all the big footballers on show and we score a scrappy goal, but we'll take any goal from now until the end of the season."