Dons are no midweek wonders
A review of Saturday's action in Sky Bet League 1 as MK Dons followed up their Old Trafford heroics with a 2-0 home win.
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MK Dons followed up their thrashing of Manchester United by maintaining a solid start to the League One campaign with a 2-0 home win over Crawley.
There was not a full house at stadium:mk as there had been for Tuesday's 4-0 win against the Red Devils, but goals from Dele Alli and Benik Afobe ensured the majority of the 7,148 who turned up went home happy, even after Kyle McFadzean's late dismissal.
Peterborough powered to the top of the table thanks to a 3-1 victory at Colchester and Fleetwood's failure to beat Leyton Orient.
Kgosi Ntlhe went from hero to villain when sent off for Peterborough after 80 minutes having earlier scored in between strikes from Conor Washington and Jermaine Anderson, but Colchester could not add to their sole goal by Freddie Sears.
Fleetwood went behind when Darius Henderson put Orient ahead at Highbury Stadium, but Stephen Dobbie earned a point for the home team to extend their unbeaten start to the season.
In-form promotion hopefuls Preston and Sheffield United also shared the spoils via the same scoreline at Deepdale, with Andrew Little putting North End in front after 11 minutes, only for Jose Baxter to level for the Blades before the break.
Down at the basement, Crewe remain stranded on no points following a 2-0 defeat at Gillingham, with Bradley Dack and Cody McDonald on target for the home team.
Oldham obliged by the same scoreline at Doncaster as Jonson Clarke-Harris struck after just four minutes and Jonathan Forte added a penalty, while Bradford were also 2-0 victors at Rochdale thanks to goals from Jason Kennedy and James Hanson.
Chesterfield held on to prevail 2-1 at Port Vale, despite having Ian Evatt dismissed, with Eoin Doyle and Gary Roberts netting for the visitors, while Hakeeb Adelakun and Gary McSheffrey were on target as Scunthorpe beat Walsall by the same scoreline.
Swindon and Coventry shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw and it was the same result at Yeovil after Martin Cranie's own goal denied Barnsley an away win.