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Monday, September 28, 2009

Big Match Review- MK Dons 0 Leeds 1

League One
Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Leeds United
Saturday September 26, stadium:mk, Att: 16,713

Leeds continued their impressive start to the season as Robert Snodgrass scored an injury time goal to see off 10-man Milton Keynes and keep United top of League One.

The home side started brightly, putting the West Yorkshire club on the backfoot and visiting keeper Shane Higgs was being kept busy, including a save low down from Aaron Wilbraham's shot.

Higgs was then at full stretch to turn away Jason Puncheon's low stinger down to his right as Paul Ince's side continued to impose themselves on United.

However, their hopes were dealt a severe blow in first half stoppage time when Puncheon was giving his marching orders. His two-footed tackle on Michael Doyle, despite getting the ball, was deemed dangerous by the referee and he saw red.

With a man advantage, Leeds took control of proceedings and thought they had gone ahead when a ball was slipped through to Jermaine Beckford who placed the ball beyond Willy Gueret only to be foiled by the linesman's flag for offside.

Beckford also shot over after a surging run towards the Dons goal, and with time running out it seemed as though Simon Grayson's team would be forced to settle for a point.

However, deep into added on time, Bradley Johnson's free-kick from the left was powered in by the head of Robert Snodgrass to snatch maximum spoils for Leeds and inflict a second home defeat for Milton Keynes.

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