The Alexandra Stadium, England

Referee: Tim Robinson | Attendance: 3770

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Crewe Alexandra

  • Mathias Pogba 40'
  • Mathias Pogba 84'

2 - 1


Milton Keynes Dons

  • Patrick Bamford 31'

Pogba at the double for Alex

Mathias Pogba struck twice as Crewe ended their four-game hunt for a home win with a 2-1 success against 10-man Dons.

Pogba cancelled out Patrick Bamford's opener then struck the winner before Anthony Kay picked up two yellow cards in quick succession for a foul and dissent.

The visitors went in front with 31 minutes gone when former Crewe striker Ryan Lowe crossed for Bamford to power home a superb header.

Dean Bowditch saw a shot saved by Alex keeper Steve Phillips, Darren Potter's rebound hit Mark Ellis and Ryan Lowe blazed over at the third attempt as the Dons further pressed.

But Crewe equalised five minutes before the break when Pogba nodded in Gregor Robertson's cross at the far post.

After the restart, Dons midfielder Chris Lines hit the post with a dipping volley and Bowditch was called offside as he rattled the woodwork from the follow-up.

Shaun Williams almost restored the visitors' lead with 10 minutes to go but he cracked the crossbar with a free-kick from the edge of the box.

But Pogba had the last word, burying the winner at the second attempt after Ian McLoughlin saved his initial shot with six minutes to go before Kay got his marching orders.

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Scoring Summary

  • Crewe Alexandra
  • Milton Keynes Dons

Match Stats

  • Crewe Alexandra
  • Milton Keynes Dons
11(6) Shots (on goal) 10(5)
15 Fouls 16
8 Corner kicks 1
4 Offsides 5
53% Time of Possession 47%
1 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 1
3 Saves 6


  • Crewe Alexandra
  • Milton Keynes Dons
Yellow Cards
Harry Davis (68')
Red Cards
Antony Kay (86')