MK Dons beat Queens Park Rangers 2-0 to claim a much needed three points in their battle against relegation from the Championship.
MK Dons recorded their first win in four games to take all three points in a day that saw both Charlton and Rotherham heating up the battle at the foot of The Championship.
Both sides need to improve on their form so the first half was a little bit cagey but the Dons broke the deadlock four minutes after half time through Dean Lewington.
QPR tried in vain to equalize, they brought on top scorer Matty Phillips to try and rescue a point but in stoppage time MK secured all three when Ben Reeves converted a penalty.
Karl Robinson men needed that victory after playing well in recent games but coming up empty handed.
Here are THREE things we learned from yesterday’s MK Dons 2-0 win over QPR.
1) QPR need to improve away from Loftus Road
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has improved QPR since his arrival it has not been a quick fix and there are still plenty of work to do.
Especially when Rangers travel away from Loftus Road. If QPR are to make an impact at the top end of The Championship they need to find a winning formula on the road.
The Dutchman will want the summer to work on his squad in hope he can mount a push for promotion next season.
2) Karl Robinson spot on with his tactics
Tactically Karl Robinson got it spot on yesterday, his players followed his instructions to the letter and it paid dividends.
They set up to contain QPR in the first half and they accomplished that and nullified their threat, then sprang to life in the second half.
MK Dons deserved their victory and with the teams around them winning as well the fight at the bottom is intensifying. Karl Robinson’s inspiration on his players will be vital over the next few weeks.
3) QPR are out of play-off contention.
Rangers had been hoping of sneaking into the play-offs, and Saturday’s defeat was only their second in their last ten games.
They slipped down to 12th place in The Championship eleven points behind sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday and the play-offs are just a bridge too far for QPR this season.
So now Jimmy can focus on tinkering with his squad and preparing them for next season and hopefully for QPR fans a promotion challenge.
MK Dons and QPR fans…What did you make of the match? Will MK Dons stay up? Does Karl Robinson get the praise he deserves? How big a job does Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink have on his hands? Where does he need to improve to mount a promotion push next season? Let us know what you think in the comments below!