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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Robbie Muirhead (35', 57')
  • Peter Pawlett (41')
  • Semi Ajayi (9')
  • Jon Taylor (75')

Robbie Muirhead brace gives Dan Micciche first win as MK Dons boss

MK Dons finally gave boss Dan Micciche a first victory in charge as they beat play-off chasing Rotherham 3-2.
Miccichie had lost six and drawn two of his first eight games in the Dons hotseat but two goals from Robbie Muirhead and a Peter Pawlett effort put that right, as the hosts won for the first time in League One since December 30.
It looked like being a familiar story when Rotherham went ahead in the ninth minute, with Semi Ajayi turning home Caolan Lavery's header from a corner.
But that spurred the hosts into life and they went about turning the game around with two goals in the final 10 minutes of the first half.
After Chuks Aneke had criminally headed wide he set up Muirhead for the leveller, with the winger coolly finishing into the bottom corner.
Then six minutes later Aneke caused more trouble as he wriggled free and set up Pawlett for the easiest of tap-ins.
More slack defending allowed Muirhead to further the advantage when he drilled across Marek Rodak in the 57th minute.
After Ajayi had seen a header superbly turned onto the crossbar by Lee Nicholls, Rotherham made a game of it as Jon Taylor bundled home at the second attempt, but the Dons held on to move within four points of safety.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wycombe Wanderers 17 +13 36
2 Ipswich Town 15 +15 33
3 Coventry City 17 +3 29
4 Peterborough United 17 +16 28
5 Blackpool 17 +5 28
6 Rotherham United 16 +12 27
7 Oxford United 16 +14 26
8 Fleetwood Town 15 +8 26
9 Sunderland 15 +6 25
10 Bristol Rovers 16 0 25
11 Shrewsbury Town 16 -2 24
12 Doncaster Rovers 14 +8 23
13 Portsmouth 15 +4 21
14 Gillingham 17 +1 21
15 Burton Albion 14 +3 20
16 Rochdale 18 -9 19
17 Lincoln City 17 -4 18
18 Tranmere Rovers 16 -10 16
19 Accrington Stanley 17 -10 15
20 AFC Wimbledon 17 -8 13
21 Milton Keynes Dons 17 -13 13
22 Southend United 17 -31 5
23 Bolton Wanderers 14 -21 1