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CLASSIC MATCHES: Milton Keynes Dons

We look back at some of the memorable meetings between the two sides...

9 January 2020

Ahead of the weekend's clash with MK Dons, we take a look back at some memorable moments between ourselves and MK.

MK Dons 2-3 Coventry City - 29/12/2012

Coventry’s first ever visit to Stadium:MK came in their first season back in the third tier after relegation from the Championship.

City had experienced an indifferent first half to the season in a campaign they were fancied to challenge for promotion, but were on a run of nine games without defeat as they travelled to face their fellow promotion contenders.

Daniel Powell had MK ahead with a fine finish before Franck Moussa provided a goal of the season contender to level, dribbling from halfway before smashing into the roof of the net.

Regular goal scorer against the Sky Blues, Ryan Lowe restored the Dons’ advantage before an impressive double from Stephen Elliott- in the side in place of suspended top scorer David McGoldrick - capped off an important victory for the Sky Blues and extended their unbeaten run to ten games under Mark Robins.

MK Dons 1-3 Coventry City - 30/11/2013

City travelled to MK Dons again just under a year later, this time in very different circumstances to the previous year. City were on the end of a ten-point deduction and weredespite the odds being stacked against the Sky Blues, they had enjoyed an impressive start to the season and had quickly overturned the points deficit.

City were without main marksman Leon Clarke for the clash and handing a debut to new loan signing Chris Dagnall. It was Dagnall who got his City career off to a dream start, sending a deflected effort over the ‘keeper to cancel out Shaun Williams’ opener from the penalty spot.

City also introduced another debutant in Chris Maguire during the second half, who had joined on loan from Sheffield Wednesday that week.

He sent the 8,000 strong travelling contingent into raptures on 86 minutes as he curled in a delightful free-kick to give City the advantage. Maguire wasn’t done there, and capped a dream debut just minutes later by bending a second free kick over the wall and into the top corner to seal the victory and mark one of the most memorable Sky Blue debuts in recent memory.

MK Dons 0-1 Coventry City - 27/01/2018

Another memorable visit to Milton Keynes for Coventry came in the shape of an FA Cup Fourth Round tie in the successful League Two promotion campaign.

MK Dons were the league above City at the time, but were trapped in a relegation battle and went into the match in poor form. Another massive travelling support saw Coventry dominate the game for the most part, but the scores were level at the break.

New MK Dons manager Dan Micciche could only watch on as City took a deserved lead through forward Max Biamou, netting his second goal in as many games.

The win represented a second upset in the Cup for the Sky Blues after disposing of Premier League Stoke City in round three. City also continued their good record at Stadium:MK, losing in just one of their five visits.

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