MK Dons surrendered their 100% home record as they were held by fellow League One high fliers Rochdale.
The visitors took the lead on 20 minutes when Jason Kennedy finished smartly after dreadful defending by MK Dons' Angelo Balanta.
The Dons hit back eight minutes later through an excellent header by Mathias Doumbe from a Peter Leven corner.
But Lewis Guy and Jermaine Easter were unable to make the most of chances as the Dons chased a second-half winner.
MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio: "I thought we totally dominated a game of football and will rue what I would class are two or three guilt-edged chances.
"The league doesn't lie and they (Rochdale) are up there for a reason. But at times we made them look distinctly average today. Some of our football was excellent.
"The shirt means a lot to the players. That hurt me today, it hurt the players as well. The fans and the players need to stick together. There is a long road ahead."
Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester: "You do get a bit greedy, you come into these games and when you're 1-0 up you want to take all three but if you'd asked me before the game I would've accepted a point.
"I suppose I'll be the happier manager - I'm happy with the points we've taken from MK Dons.
"We're making steady progress and we're getting points on the board, whereas other teams have come up and not managed to do that.
"They're fighting relegation from a relegation position. We might be still fighting relegation, but we're not fighting it from a relegation position at the moment."
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Saturday, 18 September 2010
Npower League One
03 Lewington yellow card
26 Chadwick yellow card
14 Guy (Wilbraham 76)
03 Widdowson yellow card (Goodall 51 yellow card)
18 Thompson yellow card
16 Tutte (Akpa Akpro 79)
09 Elding (Thompson 65)
14 Akpa Akpro,
Ref: HillAtt: 7,034
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
93:44 The referee gets the game started.
90:00+2:23 Direct free kick taken by Peter Leven.
90:00+2:23 Booking The referee cautions Alan Goodall for unsporting behaviour.
90:00+2:19 Alan Goodall concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Chadwick.
90:00 The referee brings the game to a close.
89:15 Mathias Doumbe fouled by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, the ref awards a free kick. Mathias Doumbe takes the direct free kick.
87:57 The ball is swung over by Angelo Balanta, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Jermaine Easter misses to the right
of the target.
87:19 Gary Jones challenges Luke Chadwick unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean O'Hanlon restarts play with the free kick.
86:34 Free kick taken by Brian Barry-Murphy.
86:34 Booking Luke Chadwick receives a caution.
86:12 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Dawson by Luke Chadwick.
85:24 Foul by Dan Woodards on Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy from
left wing, Dan Woodards manages to make a clearance.
84:40 Shot by Angelo Balanta. Save by Josh Lillis.
83:29 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy.
82:44 Outswinging corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy from the left by-line, clearance by Jabo Ibehre.
79:19 Corner taken left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy from the left by-line, Aaron Wilbraham manages to make a clearance.
78:58 Substitution Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro on for Andrew Tutte.
77:49 Strike on goal comes in from Brian Barry-Murphy from the free kick.
77:49 Booking Dean Lewington goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
77:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Thompson by Dean Lewington.
76:13 Dan Woodards challenges Andrew Tutte unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marcus Holness restarts play with the free kick.
75:09 Josh Lillis takes the free kick.
75:09 Substitution Aaron Wilbraham replaces Lewis Guy.
75:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Jones by Jabo Ibehre.
72:39 Unfair challenge on Dan Woodards by Andrew Tutte results in a free kick. Peter Leven takes the free kick.
70:24 Brian Barry-Murphy takes the inswinging corner, Sean O'Hanlon manages to make a clearance.
69:54 Gary Jones has a drilled shot. Save made by David Martin.
68:18 The official flags Chris O'Grady offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Martin.
64:55 Substitution (Rochdale) makes a substitution, with Joe Thompson coming on for Anthony Elding.
63:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Goodall on Angelo Balanta. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Peter Leven, clearance
by Craig Dawson.
61:28 Lewis Guy produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
60:43 Josh Thompson takes a shot. Save by David Martin.
58:10 Angelo Balanta has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
57:25 Foul by Gary Jones on Luke Chadwick, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Luke Chadwick.
55:48 Corner taken left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy, Dean Lewington manages to make a clearance.
53:54 Corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy from the left by-line, save by David Martin.
53:32 Brian Barry-Murphy takes a short corner.
50:54 Substitution Alan Goodall comes on in place of Joe Widdowson.
48:47 Booking Josh Thompson is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
48:43 Jermaine Easter concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Dawson. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.
47:54 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean O'Hanlon by Chris O'Grady. Peter Leven takes the free kick.
47:18 Jermaine Easter produces a curled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
45:49 Chris O'Grady challenges Sean O'Hanlon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sean O'Hanlon.
45:15 Jabo Ibehre challenges Craig Dawson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
45:00 The players leave the pitch at half time.
42:19 Jermaine Easter is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.
40:36 Luke Chadwick takes the direct free kick.
40:36 Booking Joe Widdowson receives a yellow card.
40:12 Joe Widdowson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Guy.
39:29 Outswinging corner taken by Peter Leven from the left by-line, Craig Dawson manages to make a clearance.
37:21 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Jones by Sean O'Hanlon. Andrew Tutte restarts play with the free kick.
36:49 The ball is sent over by Chris O'Grady, clearance made by Dean Lewington.
29:39 Joe Widdowson challenges Jabo Ibehre unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Leven delivers the ball, Header from deep
inside the penalty area by Sean O'Hanlon goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
27:33 Assist on the goal came from Peter Leven.
27:33 GOAL - Mathias Doumbe:MK Dons 1 - 1 Rochdale Mathias Doumbe scores a headed goal from inside the area. Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Rochdale.
27:23 Corner taken by Peter Leven,
26:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Angelo Balanta by Andrew Tutte. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Peter
Leven from left wing, Josh Thompson manages to make a clearance.
26:06 Unfair challenge on Lewis Guy by Joe Widdowson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean O'Hanlon.
23:51 The ball is swung over by Angelo Balanta, Craig Dawson manages to make a clearance.
22:23 Unfair challenge on Dan Woodards by Anthony Elding results in a free kick. Peter Leven restarts play with the free kick.
20:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Easter by Andrew Tutte. Peter Leven restarts play with the free kick.
19:48 GOAL - Jason Kennedy:MK Dons 0 - 1 Rochdale Jason Kennedy gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Milton Keynes Dons
16:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mathias Doumbe by Chris O'Grady. Peter Leven takes the direct free kick.
9:41 Gary Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Chadwick. Free kick taken by Peter Leven.
9:20 Craig Dawson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jabo Ibehre. Peter Leven takes the free kick.
7:29 Free kick awarded for a foul by Angelo Balanta on Josh Thompson. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.
7:10 Unfair challenge on Jabo Ibehre by Chris O'Grady results in a free kick. Dan Woodards takes the direct free kick.
5:52 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Brian Barry-Murphy.
5:30 Shot by Chris O'Grady from 18 yards. Save made by David Martin.
1:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Widdowson on Dan Woodards. Free kick taken by Dan Woodards.
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