MK Dons took on Sheffield Wednesday last night and came out victorious with a morale boosting 2-1 win at Stadium:mk.
Goals from Carl Baker and Nicky Maynard secured victory for the Dons which saw them move out of the relegation zone, and they held on after Gary Hooper scored his first goal for Wednesday 13 minutes from time.
The Dons’ victory, along with defeats for fellow strugglers Bristol City and Charlton, meant that they moved a point clear of the bottom three. This was the first win in six games for Karl Robinson’s team.
Sheffield Wednesday on the other hand , missed the chance to get into the play-off places, instead they drop down to ninth place four points behind Ipswich, who occupy the final play-off place.
The match was dominated by the home side, with Wednesday not even getting their first corner until 72nd minute, and the two goal lead that the home side had was too much for Carlos Carvalhal’s side.
Here are THREE things we learned from last nights match
1) MK Dons can stay up
Karl Robinson didn’t spend a lot of money in the summer and he was hoping that his squad would be strong enough to survive without significant investment.
On current form, MK Dons look perfectly capable of staying in the Championship and they continue to produce performances similar to the one on Tuesday night, safety will be secure.
The victory shouldn’t get Dons’ fans and players complacent though as there is still a long way to go this season, but the signs are positive at the moment.
2) Maynard can score the goals to keep MK Dons up
Nicky Maynard, has the ability to score goals in this league and a few more performances his Tuesday night display, and its hard to see MK going down.
His movement and awareness were excellent; the whole team played their part but Maynard stood out and could, and probably should, of had another goal.
However his overall contribution to the team was terrific and Karl Robinson will hope he can produce that sort of performance every week.
3) Wednesday need to tighten up
Sheffield Wednesday were caught out yet again and went two nil down, this time they could not produce another escape and rescue a point from Stadium:mk.
Sheffield Wednesday are a good side yet recently they seem to be lethargic until they are behind, and in this league you can not keep doing that.
Investment defensively may be required in the January transfer window, or the play-off are going to be out of reach this term.
MK Dons and Sheffield Wednesday fans…How did you feel your team played last night? Can MK Dons stay up? Wednesday fans how do feel about your teams chances on the play-offs? Let us know what you think in the comments below!