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Stadium:MK (ATT 11,564) 19th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Robert Madley

MK Dons Milton Keynes Dons vs Rotherham United Rotherham

MK Dons 3

S Williams (pen 45+2)
B Reeves (66)
P Bamford (88)

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Rotherham 2

M O'Connor (S/O 45+1)
L Frecklington (73)
T Flanagan (og 75)

Bamford breaks 10-man Millers

Last Updated: 19/10/13 9:17pm

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Patrick Bamford: Scored the winner

Patrick Bamford: Scored the winner

Patrick Bamford scored a stunning late winner to spare MK Dons' blushes as they beat 10-man Rotherham 3-2.

The on-loan Chelsea striker lashed home his 12th goal of the season two minutes from the end to ensure the Dons leapfrogged the Millers in the League One table, after Michael O'Connor and his manager Steve Evans had both seen red.

Rotherham striker Alex Revell was twice denied one-on-one by home goalkeeper David Martin in the first half, while Bamford and Jason Banton missed gilt-edged chances for the Dons.

Shaun Williams put the Dons ahead on the stroke of half-time when his low spot-kick squirmed underneath Scott Shearer, after O'Connor had been sent off for tripping Stephen Gleeson as he looked set to score.

Millers boss Evans was sent to the stands for an incident in the tunnel at half-time before Ben Reeves doubled the Dons' lead in the 65th minute, tapping in the rebound after Shearer could only parry Daniel Powell's low cross.

Rotherham scored twice in as many minutes to make it 2-2, first when Lee Frecklington headed in Craig Morgan's cross and then when Tom Flanagan looped a header over his own goalkeeper in the 75th minute.

But Bamford swept the ball into the top corner from 20 yards in the 88th minute to snatch the points for the Dons.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 26 57
2 Milton Keynes Dons 27 55
3 Swindon Town 27 54
4 Preston North End 27 47
5 Chesterfield 27 39
6 Sheffield United 25 39
7 Rochdale 26 38
8 Bradford City 26 37
9 Oldham Athletic 26 37
10 Peterborough United 27 37
11 Fleetwood Town 28 37
12 Doncaster Rovers 26 36
13 Notts County 27 35
14 Port Vale 28 35
15 Walsall 27 34
16 Scunthorpe United 25 33
17 Barnsley 26 32
18 Gillingham 28 32
19 Coventry City 28 31
20 Crewe Alexandra 27 29
21 Colchester United 27 28
22 Crawley Town 28 27
23 Leyton Orient 27 26
24 Yeovil Town 28 25