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Hillsborough (ATT 16,982) 10th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: P Gibbs

Sheff Wed Sheffield Wednesday vs Milton Keynes Dons MK Dons

Sheff Wed 3

G Madine (54, 63)
L Palmer (89)

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MK Dons 1

A Balanta (77)
J Ibehre (S/O 90+5)

Madine at the double for Owls

Last Updated: 10/09/11 7:30pm

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Madine: Netted a brace

Madine: Netted a brace

Gary Madine netted twice as Sheffield Wednesday beat MK Dons 3-1 at Hillsborough - the Dons' first league defeat of the season.

Neither side managed a shot on goal in the first-half. Dons midfielder Darren Potter, playing against his old club, had perhaps the only meaningful effort when he fired over from just outside the area.

Wednesday goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell was called into action for the first time early in the second-half, saving Jabo Ibehre's low shot.

Madine opened the scoring after 54 minutes with his side's first shot on target after Clinton Morrison found him unmarked in the area. He found the net again in the 63rd minute, powering a header past David Martin after getting on the end of Liam Palmer's right-wing cross.

Substitute Angelo Balanta pulled a goal back for the Dons with a superb individual effort, evading several challenges before beating O'Donnell with a firm drive. Dean Bowditch went close to equalising moments later when his long-range effort forced O'Donnell to make a fine save to his right.

Palmer completed the scoring a minute from time after trading passes with Madine before Ibehre was sent-off following a second booking in stoppage time.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 43 92
2 Preston North End 43 83
3 Milton Keynes Dons 42 79
4 Swindon Town 41 76
5 Sheffield United 43 68
6 Chesterfield 43 67
7 Rochdale 42 60
8 Fleetwood Town 43 59
9 Barnsley 43 58
10 Peterborough United 43 58
11 Bradford City 42 57
12 Doncaster Rovers 42 57
13 Gillingham 43 56
14 Oldham Athletic 43 55
15 Walsall 42 54
16 Port Vale 44 51
17 Coventry City 43 51
18 Scunthorpe United 42 51
19 Crewe Alexandra 43 48
20 Leyton Orient 42 47
21 Notts County 42 47
22 Crawley Town 43 47
23 Colchester United 42 44
24 Yeovil Town 43 37