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Brentford 3-3 MK Dons

Brentford 3-3 MK Dons

A last-minute header by Leon Legge helped Brentford complete an astonishing comeback from three goals down against MK Dons.

Darren Potter fired the visitors into an early lead before Angelo Balanta's shot quickly made it two.

Charlie MacDonald lashed home a third ahead of the break before Gary Alexander pulled one back for the Bees.

Alexander notched his brace from the penalty spot after a handball by Adam Smith before Legge's dramatic leveller.

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Brentford boss Uwe Rosler told BBC London 94.9:

"They attacked us in the first half and after 15 minutes the game was over. But in the second half we made a substitution, which gave us a boost and changed the momentum.

"I praise the character of the players and praise them for not giving up after going 3-0 down.

"We definitely feel like it was a win for us. Going 3-0 down and coming back to draw will send a signal out."

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Saturday, 31 December 2011

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Brentford 3-3 MK Dons FT
(HT 0-3)
  • Alexander 65
  • Alexander (pen) 75
  • Legge 90+2
  • Potter 4
  • Balanta 6
  • MacDonald 41

Brentford

  • 01 Lee
  • 05 Eger yellow card
  • 14 Logan (Dean 83)
  • 24 Bidwell
  • 32 Legge
  • 04 Bean yellow card
  • 07 Saunders
  • 08 Douglas
  • 11 Weston (Forrester 81)
  • 27 Oyeleke (Donaldson 46)
  • 29 Alexander

Substitutes

  • 25 Dean,
  • 20 Diagouraga,
  • 09 Donaldson,
  • 10 Grella,
  • 19 Forrester

MK Dons

  • 01 Martin
  • 02 Smith yellow card
  • 03 Lewington
  • 04 Doumbe
  • 05 MacKenzie yellow card
  • 07 Gleeson yellow card
  • 08 Potter
  • 09 Bowditch (Powell 80)
  • 10 MacDonald (Williams 79)
  • 11 Balanta
  • 19 Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 16 McLoughlin,
  • 15 Flanagan,
  • 13 Williams,
  • 17 Powell,
  • 23 O'Shea
Ref: WardAtt: 5,397
BRENTFORD
MK DONS

Possession

  • Brentford 50%
  • MK Dons 50%

Attempts on target

  • Brentford 7
  • MK Dons 10

Attempts off target

  • Brentford 9
  • MK Dons 4

Corners

  • Brentford 8
  • MK Dons 7

Fouls

  • Brentford 9
  • MK Dons 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:15 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+3:31 Corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders from the right by-line, clearance made by Stephen Gleeson.
  • 90:00+2:58 Foul by Gary MacKenzie on Leon Legge, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Richard Lee.
  • 90:00+1:36 Assist by Jonathan Douglas.
  • 90:00+1:36 GOAL - Leon LeggeBrentford 3 - 3 MK Dons Leon Legge finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Brentford 3-3 Milton Keynes Dons.
  • 90:00+0:51 Booking Marcel Eger is cautioned.
  • 89:30 A cross is delivered by Sam Saunders, Jonathan Douglas takes a shot.
  • 89:30 Booking Gary MacKenzie is given a yellow card.
  • 89:16 Gary MacKenzie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Forrester.
  • 88:05 Harry Forrester takes a shot. Adam Smith gets a block in. Corner taken by Sam Saunders, Leon Legge produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
  • 84:56 Foul by Harry Forrester on Shaun Williams, free kick awarded. David Martin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 83:53 Jonathan Douglas takes a shot. Blocked by Darren Potter. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sam Saunders, Headed effort from inside the area by Marcus Bean misses to the left of the goal.
  • 83:41 A cross is delivered by Harry Forrester.
  • 82:25 Free kick taken by David Martin.
  • 82:25 Substitution (Brentford) makes a substitution, with Harlee Dean coming on for Shaleum Logan.
  • 82:25 The official flags Gary Alexander offside.
  • 81:37 Corner taken by Sam Saunders, Dean Lewington makes a clearance.
  • 80:33 David Martin takes the direct free kick.
  • 80:33 Substitution Harry Forrester comes on in place of Myles Weston.
  • 80:33 Foul by Clayton Donaldson on Shaun Williams, free kick awarded.
  • 78:29 Substitution Daniel Powell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dean Bowditch.
  • 78:29 Substitution (Milton Keynes Dons) makes a substitution, with Shaun Williams coming on for Charlie MacDonald.
  • 78:29 Jonathan Douglas has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 77:23 The ball is sent over by Myles Weston.
  • 75:51 Marcus Bean has an effort at goal from a long way out that misses to the right of the target.
  • 75:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jabo Ibehre by Jake Bidwell. Gary MacKenzie delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save made by Richard Lee.
  • 74:06 GOAL - Gary AlexanderBrentford 2 - 3 MK Dons Penalty taken right-footed by Gary Alexander and scored. Brentford 2-3 Milton Keynes Dons.
  • 72:32 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sam Saunders. Angelo Balanta handles the ball and concedes a .
  • 69:58 Stephen Gleeson fouled by Jonathan Douglas, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary MacKenzie. Shot from inside the area by Charlie MacDonald clears the bar.
  • 69:15 Clayton Donaldson is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by David Martin.
  • 68:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcel Eger by Jabo Ibehre. Direct free kick taken by Jake Bidwell.
  • 65:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Bidwell on Adam Smith. The ball is swung over by Stephen Gleeson, Charlie MacDonald takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.
  • 64:15 The assist for the goal came from Clayton Donaldson.
  • 64:15 GOAL - Gary AlexanderBrentford 1 - 3 MK Dons Gary Alexander grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Brentford 1-3 Milton Keynes Dons.
  • 64:06 A cross is delivered by Sam Saunders,
  • 62:59 Corner taken by Dean Bowditch from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Mathias Doumbe misses to the left of the goal.
  • 60:40 Jabo Ibehre crosses the ball.
  • 58:35 Charlie MacDonald is caught offside. Free kick taken by Richard Lee.
  • 56:53 Foul by Leon Legge on Charlie MacDonald, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Martin.
  • 55:05 Charlie MacDonald sends in a cross, Jake Bidwell manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Dean Bowditch, clearance by Leon Legge.
  • 54:31 The ball is sent over by Myles Weston, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Clayton Donaldson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 51:44 Sam Saunders challenges Adam Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary MacKenzie takes the free kick.
  • 50:08 Jonathan Douglas fouled by Dean Lewington, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Sam Saunders from the free kick, David Martin makes a save.
  • 48:08 Dean Bowditch takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee. Inswinging corner taken by Dean Lewington from the right by-line, Leon Legge manages to make a clearance.
  • 46:56 The assistant referee flags for offside against Dean Bowditch. Free kick taken by Richard Lee.
  • 46:17 Myles Weston takes a shot. David Martin makes a save.
  • 45:48 Charlie MacDonald produces a cross, Headed effort from the edge of the area by Jabo Ibehre goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 45:13 The ball is sent over by Myles Weston, save by David Martin.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • 45:01 Substitution (Brentford) makes a substitution, with Clayton Donaldson coming on for Emmanuel Oyeleke.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:13 The first half comes to an end.
  • 45:00+1:26 Charlie MacDonald is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Richard Lee takes the indirect free kick.
  • 45:00+0:54 Long range shot by Stephen Gleeson goes wide right of the goal.
  • 45:00+0:13 Jonathan Douglas concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Lewington. Dean Lewington takes the free kick.
  • 44:21 A cross is delivered by Adam Smith, Leon Legge makes a clearance.
  • 40:53 Dean Bowditch provided the assist for the goal.
  • 40:53 GOAL - Charlie MacDonaldBrentford 0 - 3 MK Dons A goal is scored by Charlie MacDonald from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Brentford 0-3 Milton Keynes Dons.
  • 39:24 Free kick crossed right-footed by Sam Saunders.
  • 39:24 Booking Adam Smith goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 39:16 Adam Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Myles Weston.
  • 38:30 The ball is sent over by Dean Bowditch, clearance by Marcus Bean. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Bowditch, clearance made by Marcus Bean.
  • 37:45 Gary Alexander has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 36:06 Gary Alexander delivers the ball.
  • 35:37 Darren Potter takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.
  • 35:20 The ball is sent over by Charlie MacDonald, Shaleum Logan makes a clearance.
  • 33:57 Darren Potter restarts play with the free kick.
  • 33:57 Booking Marcus Bean goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 33:48 Foul by Marcus Bean on Adam Smith, free kick awarded.
  • 32:02 Dean Bowditch takes a shot. Blocked by Marcus Bean.
  • 30:38 Shaleum Logan takes a shot. Mathias Doumbe gets a block in.
  • 28:54 Jabo Ibehre gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaleum Logan. Direct free kick taken by Richard Lee.
  • 26:19 Sam Saunders delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Leon Legge misses to the right of the goal.
  • 26:02 Jake Bidwell crosses the ball, clearance made by Mathias Doumbe.
  • 25:54 Sam Saunders sends in a cross, Gary MacKenzie manages to make a clearance.
  • 25:12 The ball is sent over by Marcus Bean, blocked by Mathias Doumbe. Sam Saunders takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Angelo Balanta.
  • 23:15 Dean Bowditch challenges Jonathan Douglas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Sam Saunders, Mathias Doumbe makes a clearance. Sam Saunders takes a corner.
  • 18:41 Effort from outside the penalty area by Gary Alexander goes wide left of the goal.
  • 17:34 Myles Weston produces a cross, Mathias Doumbe makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders, clearance made by Jabo Ibehre.
  • 16:48 Jabo Ibehre takes a shot. Blocked by Marcel Eger.
  • Correction - 12:30 A cross is delivered by Dean Bowditch, Emmanuel Oyeleke gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Dean Lewington, Marcus Bean makes a clearance. Dean Lewington takes a corner.
  • 12:30 The ball is crossed by Dean Bowditch, blocked by Emmanuel Oyeleke. Corner taken by Dean Lewington from the right by-line, Marcus Bean makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Dean Lewington from the right by-line.
  • 11:06 Dean Lewington produces a cross, clearance made by Myles Weston.
  • 10:45 Dean Bowditch takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.
  • 9:34 Jabo Ibehre produces a cross, clearance made by Shaleum Logan.
  • 7:19 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by David Martin.
  • 5:37 The assist for the goal came from Dean Lewington.
  • 5:37 GOAL - Angelo BalantaBrentford 0 - 2 MK Dons Angelo Balanta finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brentford 0-2 Milton Keynes Dons.
  • 3:56 Dean Bowditch provided the assist for the goal.
  • 3:56 GOAL - Darren PotterBrentford 0 - 1 MK Dons Darren Potter scores a goal from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brentford 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons.
  • 1:46 Adam Smith takes a shot. Jake Bidwell gets a block in. Corner taken by Dean Bowditch from the right by-line, save by Richard Lee.
  • 1:16 Centre by Sam Saunders, save by David Martin.
  • 0:52 Gary MacKenzie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Alexander. Sam Saunders takes the free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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League One table snapshot

As it stood on 31 Dec 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Charlton 23 28 51
2 Sheffield Utd 23 19 47
3 Sheffield Wed 23 13 46
4 MK Dons 23 22 43
5 Huddersfield 23 20 43
6 Stevenage 23 13 38
7 Brentford 23 3 35
8 Carlisle 23 -2 35
9 Colchester 23 -3 32
10 Notts County 23 3 31
11 Preston 23 -5 31
12 Bury 23 -5 31
13 Bournemouth 23 -3 30
14 Oldham 23 -4 30
15 Tranmere 22 -2 29
16 Hartlepool 23 -5 29
17 Leyton Orient 23 -8 28
18 Walsall 23 -6 22
19 Exeter 23 -17 21
20 Scunthorpe 23 -8 20
21 Wycombe 23 -10 20
22 Yeovil 23 -11 20
23 Rochdale 22 -16 19
24 Chesterfield 23 -16 15

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