Leeds United: Proud MK Dons boss Robinson refuses to blame defender Kay

Karl Robinson.
Karl Robinson.
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MK Dons manager Karl Robinson refused to blame Antony Kay after the defender’s late own goal saw them draw 1-1 with Leeds United.

Leeds defender Charlie Taylor’s lofted ball into the penalty area was headed beyond goalkeeper David Martin by Kay with three minutes left after Rob Hall’s neat first-half finish had looked to have been enough to clinch the visitors all three points. But Robinson was delighted with his side’s performance saying: “It’s the greatest game in the world. That’s why it is, because of its unpredictability.

“A team that has come to one of the greatest grounds in the country and performed the way we did, with no fear on a pitch that was difficult – although credit to the groundstaff to get that game on – we can be immensely proud of that performance.

“Let’s not talk about the error at the end. It’s human error and we can accept that.

“It’s part of life, the mistakes we make as human beings. It wasn’t a lack of effort or lack of desire.

“How can I be frustrated when they play like that? The players were excellent.

“If we’d managed to win this it would have been one of my best wins as a manager.”

It could have turned out even better for Dons if referee Jeremy Simpson hadn’t turned down Dons appeals when Taylor slid in to challenge Hall in the 24th minute in the area and four minutes later opted to show home skipper Sol Bamba a yellow card for his cynical block on Nicky Maynard when it might have been red.