Nottingham Forest continued their fine recent form by seeing off the MK Dons at the City Ground.
The hosts went ahead thanks to an own goal from Trent McClenahan, who powered a header past his own goalkeeper.
They doubled the lead when Grant Holt slotted home after Dons' keeper Ricardo Batiste failed to deal with a cross.
Dean Lewington was sent off for his second booking after tripping Nathan Tyson and captain Ian Breckin rounded it off with an injury-time header.
Nottm Forest: Pedersen, Curtis, Morgan, Breckin, Bennett, Gary Holt, Clingan, Perch, Commons, Tyson, Grant Holt (Lester 82).
Subs Not Used: Gamble, Gardner, Thompson, Cullip.
Goals: McClenahan 20 og, Grant Holt 34, Breckin 90.
Milton Keynes Dons: Batista, McClenahan, Chorley, Partridge, Lewington, Edds, Harding (Small 51), Mitchell, Smith, Taylor (McLeod 57), Platt.
Subs Not Used: Morgan, Kamara, Rizzo.
Sent Off: Lewington (54).
Booked: Chorley, Lewington.
Ref: P Melin (Surrey).