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Cherries edge five-goal thriller: Match Review

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Three goals in 20 second-half minutes gave Bournemouth to a 3-2 win over 10-man MK Dons.

Goals from Danny Hollands, Anton Robinson and Marc Pugh turned the match around after Sean O'Hanlon headed MK Dons in front two minutes before half-time.

Peter Leven cut the deficit from the penalty spot 10 minutes from the end but the Cherries held on for the victory.

MK Dons had lost their previous four away matches, but produced a disciplined first half performance and took the lead just before the break when O'Hanlon buried a far post header past Shwan Jalal from Leven's corner.

Bournemouth threw the talismanic Steve Fletcher into the fray shortly after half-time and he seemed to energise Bournemouth, who promptly scored three times.

Hollands deflected Pugh's low free-kick into the corner for the equaliser before the unmarked Robinson made it 2-1 from a corner.

Substitute Jabo Ibehre wasted a great chance to equalise before a superb glancing header from Pugh gave Bournemouth breathing space.

Leven pulled a goal back when Hollands fouled Mathias Doumbe and Leven tucked away the penalty.

The Dons had Angelo Balanta sent off for violent conduct in injury time to make it another miserable outing for Karl Robinson's side.

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Milton Keynes Dons
Mathias Doumbe
Football
Jabo Ibehre
Anton Robinson
League One
Shwan Jalal
Angelo Balanta
Marc Pugh
Danny Hollands
Steve Fletcher
Peter Leven
Sean O'Hanlon

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