MK Dons 3 Peterborough Utd 2

Basic Information

Date 15th May 2011.
Stadium Stadium:MK, Denbigh, Milton Keynes, England
Competition League One (play-off semi-final first leg).
Attendance 12,662 (4,379 away).
Officials Jonathan Moss.

Posh fans turn out in force for the first leg, quickly selling out their initial allocation. In the opening minutes Charlie Lee and Joe Lewis collide, and despite clearly struggling the goalkeeper perseveres. The visitors then take the lead: David Martin fails to hold Nathaniel Mendez-Laing’s shot and Craig Mackail-Smith makes no mistake. MK Dons soon come close to equalising, as Sam Baldock is inches away from meeting Angelo Balanta’s drilled cross. Posh suffer another blow when Gabriel Zakuani is forced off with a shoulder injury. Mathias Kouo-Doumbé makes a two-footed challenge on Mendez-Laing, but referee Jonathan Moss doesn’t even award a foul. Lewis is unable to reappear for the second half, and this further disruption sees his replacement Paul Jones have a nightmare start. Within a minute he fails to punch away Tommy Rowe’s awkward header back across the goal, and Daniel Powell stabs the ball home. Sam Baldock then sends a 25-yard free kick through the wall and into the net. The turnaround is completed when Balanta beats Jones at his near post. Posh’s day gets worse as Kelvin Langmead’s sloppy pass results in Lee bringing down Powell for his second card. David Ball goes close with a rare Posh attack; Mark Little is then brought down by Stephen Gleeson just outside the area after a run from the half-way line, but the officials give the penalty and a second red card. Grant McCann converts to keep Posh in the tie.

Teams

MK Dons
Management
Karl Robinson
John Gorman (assistant)
Starting line-up
1 David Martin
3 Dean Lewington (captain)
4 Mathias Kouo-Doumbé
5 Gary MacKenzie
6 Sean O'Hanlon
7 Stephen Gleeson Red Card (-80')
10 Sam Baldock Goal
11 Angelo Balanta Goal (-79') (loaned from Queens Park Rangers)
16 Adam Clayton (loaned from Leeds Utd)
26 Luke Chadwick Yellow Card
27 Daniel Powell Goal (-76')
Substitutes
14 Lewis Guy
15 Danny Woodards
17 Stuart Searle
18 George Baldock
19 Jabo Ibehre (+79')
21 Keanu Marsh-Brown (+76') (loaned from Fulham)
23 Adam Chicksen
Peterborough Utd
Management
Darren Ferguson
Kevin Russell (assistant)
Starting line-up
1 Joe Lewis (-46')
2 Mark Little
5 Gabriel Zakuani (-32')
6 Charlie Lee Yellow Card Red Card (-67')
10 George Boyd
11 Grant McCann (captain) Goal
12 Craig Mackail-Smith Goal
14 Tommy Rowe
16 Ryan Bennett
19 Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (-60') (loaned from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
24 Lee Tomlin
Substitutes
4 Kelvin Langmead (+32')
7 James Wesolowski
9 David Ball (+60')
18 Chris Whelpdale
21 Arron Davies
28 Paul Jones (+46') (loaned from Exeter City)
35 Joe Newell