Scott Fraser scored the only goal of the game as MK Dons snatched victory at Charlton.
Even though it was the Addicks beginning the game in the top six, it was the bottom-half visitors who enjoyed the majority of the noteworthy chances.
Charlton goalkeeper Ben Amos was alert to the pick of the Dons’ chances from Ben Gladwin and Matthew Sorinola in the first half, though only the near post prevented an audacious Gladwin corner from going straight in on the half hour.
The hosts finally created some momentum late on and skipper Darren Pratley fired inches over while Chuks Aneke had a close-range effort blocked.
However, it was from this wave of pressure that MK Dons won the game on the break courtesy of Fraser’s low drive from an angle that nestled inside the far post.
Pratley then struck the crossbar with the goal gaping in stoppage time when keeper Andy Fisher failed to clear the ball, summing up Charlton’s evening.
Match report supplied by PA Media
- 15PratleyBooked at 35mins
- 19MorganSubstituted forWilliamsat 60′minutes
- 26WatsonSubstituted forFamewoat 66′minutes
- 12ShinnieSubstituted forMaddisonat 45′minutesBooked at 87mins
- 11GilbeyBooked at 60mins
- 17BogleSubstituted forAnekeat 60′minutes
- 3LewingtonBooked at 70mins
- 29SorinolaBooked at 35mins
- 16SurmanSubstituted forSørensenat 66′minutes
- 7GladwinSubstituted forPooleat 77′minutes
- 35JeromeSubstituted forWalkerat 81′minutes
Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, MK Dons 1.
Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, MK Dons 1.- Advertisement-
Attempt saved. Stephen Walker (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.
Offside, MK Dons. Lasse Sørensen tries a through ball, but Matthew Sorinola is caught offside.
Marcus Maddison (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Matthew Sorinola (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.- Advertisement-
Foul by Marcus Maddison (Charlton Athletic).
Attempt blocked. Regan Poole (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlton Morris.
Carlton Morris (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Chris Gunter (Charlton Athletic).
Substitution, MK Dons. Stephen Walker replaces Cameron Jerome.
Offside, Charlton Athletic. Ben Purrington tries a through ball, but Conor Washington is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Chuks Aneke (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Marcus Maddison with a cross.
Substitution, MK Dons. Regan Poole replaces Ben Gladwin.
Goal! Charlton Athletic 0, MK Dons 1. Scott Fraser (MK Dons) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lasse Sørensen.
Attempt blocked. Alex Gilbey (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by David Kasumu.
Attempt missed. Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Offside, Charlton Athletic. Jonathan Williams tries a through ball, but Darren Pratley is caught offside.