Bees leave it late to sting Dons: Match Review

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Striker Charlie MacDonald scored a last-gasp winner to snatch Brentford a 1-0 win against MK Dons - their first victory on the road since the opening day.

The Dons had dominated from start to finish, but they were made to pay for their profligacy when MacDonald rifled in his seventh goal of the season in the 87th minute to steal the points.

Jermaine Easter was foiled by superb last-ditch sliding tackles from Leon Legge and Pim Balkestein as he twice raced clear onto Luke Chadwick passes in the first half.

Jason Puncheon and Chadwick - twice - were both narrowly off target from long range, before Easter somehow fired Aaron Wilbraham's cut-back straight at Bees goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny from seven yards on the stroke of half-time.

It was a similar story after the break as Wilbraham was denied one-on-one by the legs of Szczesny before he headed Dean Lewington's cross against the inside of a post in the 65th minute.

The Dons players appealed that the ball had crossed the line before Puncheon's follow-up shot was deflected wide, but their protests were waved away.

MacDonald won it for Brentford when he latched onto a neat flick from Marcus Bean into the box and fired low past Willy Gueret - their first shot on target.

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Pim Balkestein
Milton Keynes Dons
Jermaine Easter
Aaron Wilbraham
Marcus Bean
League One
Leon Legge
Wojciech Szczesny
Dean Lewington
Pim Balkestein
Luke Chadwick
Willy Gueret
Charlie MacDonald
Jason Puncheon

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