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Sheffield Wednesday manager Gary Megson hailed his side's resilience after a 3-1 win at home to MK Dons.

After a goalless first half, during which MK Dons had the lion`s share of possession, Gary Madine scored twice and Liam Palmer added a third for Wednesday with Angelo Balanta on target for the visitors.

Megson said: "It's a great result. For the first half an hour, they were on top but we started to come back into it towards the end of the half and carried that on in the second half."

He added: "In the second half, we needed a response and closed the ball down. There is a resilience and honesty about the players and that's a good starting point. I'm confident that if all our players give everything they've got, we'll get some good results."

Megson also praised several individual performances.

"Gary Madine was great, not just for his goals but for his all-round effort," he said. "He's getting better and better. He and Clinton (Morrison) were our best players in the first half.

"Liam Palmer was terrific once he settled down a bit and Richard O'Donnell made a fantastic save when the score was 2-1."

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson felt his side conceded some soft goals as they went down to their first league defeat of the season.

He said: "They didn't have to work hard for their goals and that's the disappointing thing. I thought for the first 25 minutes we were by far the better team and we moved the ball around well. To give Madine a free header is suicide and you can't afford to do that. But people are going to make errors - it's life.

"We huffed and puffed and got the goal at the right time but we didn't have a spark. We didn't test them enough. We passed the ball well but didn't have the killer instinct in front of goal that we have of late. It's been a great start to the season and we've got to move on."

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Milton Keynes Dons
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League One
Gary Madine
Angelo Balanta
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