MK Dons v Leeds United: Previous meetings

MARCH 2009: Fabian Delph tangles with Carl Regan.
MARCH 2009: Fabian Delph tangles with Carl Regan.
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LEEDS UNITED travel to Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday as they look to bounce back from their 1-0 midweek defeat at home to Ipswich.

Here, our man Leon Wobschall looks at the recent history between the two clubs ahead of Saturday’s encounter.

April 24, 2010: Leeds 4 MK Dons 1

A Jermaine Beckford double helped Leeds keep hold of automatic promotion in League One with a thumping win against eight-man MK Dons.

Luciano Becchio fired in at the near post to open the scoring before Dean Lewington’s volley levelled matters.

Max Gradel’s composed finish restored Leeds’ lead as Mathias Doumbe saw red for a challenge on Sanchez Watt.

Beckford volleyed home before scoring from the spot for his 30th of the season after David McCracken was dismissed for a foul on the striker before Peter Leven was also sent off.


September 26, 2009: MK Dons 0 Leeds 1

Robert Snodgrass headed a winner in the second minute of injury-time against the 10-man Dons to keep Leeds top of League One.

Dons threatened Leeds’ unbeaten record early on and Aaron Wilbraham was twice denied by Leeds keeper Shane Higgs.

But the game turned when Dons winger Jason Puncheon was dismissed for a challenge on Michael Doyle.

It took Leeds just over 45 minutes to make their numerical advantage count before Snodgrass headed home Bradley Johnson’s left-wing cross.

March 28, 2009: Leeds 2 MK Dons 0

Jermaine Beckford marked his return after a ban with two goals to settle this top-of-the-table League One contest.

Beckford broke the deadlock with a rasping volley after Luciano Becchio headed down Ben Parker’s free-kick.

And Beckford added his second after the break, shooting home after swapping passes with Robert Snodgrass.

The Leeds striker then squandered a great chance for his treble while Sam Baldock wasted MK Dons’ best opening, screwing the ball wide from six yards.

December 20, 2008: MK Dons 3 Leeds 1

Striker Aaron Wilbraham bagged a brace as MK Dons sent Leeds crashing to a fifth successive defeat - with manager Gary McAllister dismissed the following day.

The hosts took the lead when Jemal Johnson’s corner found Sean O’Hanlon and he headed into the Leeds net.

Their lead doubled when Wilbraham poked another Johnson corner in, before Leeds - watched by chairman Ken Bates who came over to watch the game from Monaco - got back into the game when Robert Snodgrass volleyed in from 20 yards.

But the Dons wrapped things up when Leeds left Wilbraham unmarked for him to head in Johnson’s cross.