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  1. FA Cup - Matchpack: MK Dons v Barnsley

    FA Cup - Matchpack: MK Dons v Barnsley

    Team news, quotes and match facts ahead of the FA Cup fifth round tie between MK Dons and Barnsley at Stadium MK. More

  • Live Commentary

    • - Fantastic match - who do you now fancy for the FA Cup? Can Barnsley go one better than they did in 2008 and reach the final? Tweet/follow me @symco_eurosport
    • 90+12 All over - the side from South Yorkshire reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for the second time in five years.
    • 90+9' Time running out for MK Dons now. Three minutes of the 12 to be added on left.
    • 90+7' Harewood having a 'chat' with some home fans behind the dugout - looks like someone is being escorted out. Hopefully he hasn't been targeted with a racial slur.
    • 90+6' ALAN SMITH SENT OFF! The most famous man on the pitch has had a running battle with Delap and he clearly smashed the former Stoke full-back with an elbow into the side as they jumped for the ball. Delap didn't make a meal of it at all - Robinson angry but he will change his mind when he sees the replay.
    • 90+5' The home side are throwing men forward and have a throw-in on the right. Golbourne and Smith having words before it is taken.
    • 90+4' Still time yet if MK Dons grab a goal back, but that will knock the stuffing out of them - and the Barnsley fans are celebrating the win already.
    • 90+2' THIRD GOAL FOR BARNSLEY! Scotland back to Perkins, who slips in Dagnall and he rounds Martin to finish for 3-1!
    • 90+2' When the ball comes back out to Powell to cross a second time, he is offside. Poor.
    • 90+1' It's like Fred Karno's circus in the Barnsley box as they fail to hack clear. Corner to the hosts.
    • 90' There will be a lot of injury time to play after that Etuhu injury: specifically, 12 minutes!
    • 89' Poor ball from MK Dons then moments later Chicksen again has a chance to deliver but doesn't take it. Well defended.
    • 88' Holes at the back now as MK Dons attack, which Barnsley are starting to exploit. Dagnall down the left for Golbourne, whose low ball for Scotland is cut out - Mellis then shoots just wide from just inside the box.
    • 88' The corner is cleared after a hesitation in the home defence. No one there to capitalise for the Tykes.
    • 87' Dagnall on the left whips in a cross that takes a deflection and is into the side netting. Martin was worried by that...
    • 86' Mellis threads through Barnley sub Scotland on the left... he must come inside to shoot as a defender backtracks but sends it over the far post! The pitch had a hand in that - very poor surface.
    • 84' Scotland wins a soft free-kick off Lewington as he miscontrols. A man of his size shouldn't be going down under a little push like that!
    • 83' The corner is headed away as far as Smith 12 yards out, whose half-volley is inches over the bar. Barnsley living dangerously as MK Dons go in search of a replay at least.
    • 83' Williams bends the free-kick over the wall and Steele scrambles across to turn it around the post.
    • 82' Another free-kick in the final third for MK Dons. 40 yards out.
    • 81' Golbourne threatening from the left, but Martin claims at the near post.
    • 80' Etuhu was apparently unconscious while treated but has just awoken on his way to hospital in the ambulance. He won't have heard the home fans applauding him on his way past on the stretcher.
    • 79' Terrible free-kick straight out of play for a goal-kick by Williams. Waste of a promising situation from the left touchline.
    • 79' Smith wins a free-kick on the left. All MK Dons again - the pressure may tell soon...
    • 78' Chicksen looks to cross from the left and wins a corner. Home fans getting excited... Smith wins a header from close range and Steele somehow turns the ball over the bar! Barnsley holding on...
    • 77' Mellis now booked for a late challenge in the centre circle.
    • 77' There are 14 and a half thousand fans inside stadium:mk today.
    • 76' Dagnall cuts in from the left after a quick throw out by Steele and shoots wide of the near post.
    • 76' Steele claims the corner at the near post.
    • 75' The Tykes are inviting pressure - they have stopped playing on the deck and are panicking in defence. Wiseman here sees a clearance blocked and Powell attacks into the left side of the box to cross to the near post and win a corner.
    • 74' Very late challenge on Golbourne by Williams - yellow card for the home midfielder. Studs-up and late as the Barnsley left wing-back cleared.
    • 73' Powell on the left dinks a cross which doesn't find anyone. It is picked up on the far side by a man in a white shirt and Otsemobor tries again, defended by Barnsley.
    • 72' Karl Robinson almost had a seizure as he celebrated that Dons goal! Powell gives away a free-kick while chasing down a ball here.
    • 71' Poor connection from Dagnall as he looks to strike for goal from outside the box. Barnsley getting back on top.
    • 70' Barnsley change: Rory Delap on for Hassell.
    • 69' Brilliant run from Perkins, breaking into the box on the left and centering... a desperate block in the box from the Dons and Dagnall cannot divert a diving header on target from two yards out outside the post!
    • 68' Dons change: Chris Lines, on loan from Sheffield Wednesday, on for Bowditch who has a knock.
    • 67' Irish midfielder Shaun Williams takes a run-up and smashes it... just over!
    • 66' All MK Dons now. Powell drops a shoulder and moves past Wiseman on the edge of the box, winning a free-kick off the defender. Right on the edge - great chance this.
    • 65' Chicksen fights for the ball on the left and plays a dangerous ball in which Chadwick flicks towards goal - Barnsley get it away.
    • 64' Golbourne wins a free-kick off Smith. He did catch him as he jumped for the ball.
    • 63' The home fans are now in good voice, urging their men on. Game on!
    • 62' GOAL FOR MK DONS! BOWDITCH PULLS ONE BACK FOR 2-1! Kennedy is too slow as the striker breaks forward from the centre circle and finishes inside the near post!
    • 61' MK Dons on the ball. As they build towards the box, Bowditch lets the side down with a loose ball to a Barnsley man.
    • 60' Smith fights to chase down in the Barnsley defensive third but keeper Steele manages to clear under the pressure.
    • 58' Standing ovation from the massed away fans as Etuhu is carried away on a stretcher towards a waiting ambulance. Let's hope he is okay.
    • 55' Etuhu is still receiving treatment. Taking no chances.
    • 53' Barnsley change: Jim O'Brien will come on for the Nigerian, who is still down.
    • 52' Etuhu is down hurt - he was caught in the head with an arm. Stretcher coming on.
    • 51' Perkins with a low pass into the box which MK Dons defend. Mellis then volleys wide of the post after Etuhu fights for the aerial ball. Barnsley on the attack in front of their fans.
    • 50' Chadwick seeing more productive ball as the game swings from end to end.
    • 49' MacKenzie booked for hauling back Barnsley striker Scotland as he looked to break into the final third.
    • 48' Etuhu finds Dagnall who plays in towards the area; Scotland flicks on to Mellis, who takes a heavy touch but manages to turn the ball back into the danger area where Martin claims.
    • 47' The corner causes more problems for the away defence, who hack clear. A goal here would really set the cat among the pigeons.
    • 46' It is a dangerous ball in and Lewington almost gets a header on target at the near post! Corner to the hosts.
    • 46' Off we go. Early free-kick for the Dons.
    • - Changes: Jason Scotland has scored three goals in just 75 minutes of action since signing for Barnsley until the end of the season - all three winners in three appearances as a substitute. He comes on for Harewood, while Adam Chicksen replaces Ryan Harley for the Dons.
    • - Barnsley out first.
    • 45+3' Half-time. 2-0 to Barnsley.
    • 45+2' Golbourne to Harewood, who holds the ball up and looks to lay off a return - to no avail.
    • 45+2' Long ball forward by MK Dons which Luke Steele - who has barely had to do anything today - is out to the edge of his box to claim.
    • 45' Loose pass from Powell straight out for a Barnsley goal-kick. Two minutes to be added on.
    • 45' On the counter Dagnall has men in the middle as he attacks down the left - his ball is poor and cleared.
    • 44' Chadwick with a ball forward that is dummied by a home striker - but Barnsley don't fall for it.
    • 44' Lewington with a ball to the centre with the outside of his foot... straight to a Barnsley shirt.
    • 43' Powell looking to get the ball in from the right, but Kennedy is there quickly to make a challenge. Throw-in to the hosts.
    • 42' He leaves the pitch for further treatment. Barnsley give the ball back to keeper Martin.
    • 40' With Mellis chasing a ball down the left, MacKenzie blocks him off with an arm... and down goes the former Chelsea product. He was caught but went down easily - it wasn't a thrown elbow.
    • 40' Poor cross to no one on the far side by away left wing-back Scott Golbourne. The home fans urge their side to retrieve the ball and get a counter-attack going.
    • 39' Harewood away on the right and looks to square for a Barnsley team-mate, but the ball is cut out.
    • 37' Depending on your view, MK Dons' most famous FA Cup moment may have come in the 1988 final when Wimbledon beat Liverpool - Dave Beasant saving THAT penalty. Tweet/follow me @symco_eurosport
    • 36' Barnsley have won the FA Cup once in their history, in 1912 in a replay against West Brom at Bramall Lane. They lost in a replay in the 1910 final against Newcastle.
    • 35' Potter lifts it in but Barnsley get the better of two aerial challenges before former Liverpool, Norwich, Southampton and Sheffield Wednesday right-back Otsemobor blasts a half-volley wide of the goal.
    • 34' Powell wins a free-kick 40 yards out. Dons will pump this into the mixer.
    • 34' Dagnall busily probing on the right for Barnsley, almost sneaking along the byline twice only for the Dons to defend.
    • 33' The kick is poor, to the near post where Harewood has time to control, dribble out of the box - and slice a ball down the line straight out of play!
    • 32' Counter from MK Dons with Powell on the left looking to shoot for goal - great slide tackle from Tom Kennedy to concede a corner.
    • 31' Smith goes down as he challenges for the ball from a home throw, but is not awarded a free-kick.
    • 30' Chadwick struggling to open up the visitors, often forced to play with his back to goal.
    • 29' It is long and straight out for a goal-kick.
    • 28' Barnsley break through Wiseman who skips away from a challenge on the right touchline and plays a ball over the top for Harewood, whose control lets him down. He holds the ball up, looks to turn and cross - and wins a corner.
    • 27' MacKenzie with a shocking attempt at trapping the ball and Dagnall is almost in again for the Reds. Keeper Martin alert to the danger and rescues him.
    • 26' Hassell is screening the away defence and stopping any balls in to the home strikers. With three men behind him and wing-backs dropping back in, there is no space in the final third for the Dons.
    • 25' Again little balls down the channels are doing damage for Barnsley, who are still in the relegation zone. If their form continues, however, they will soon be out of it. Championship table
    • 24' Smith cuts a frustrated figure as Barnsley boss the midfield. Their fans are having a bit of a party behind the goal.
    • 23' MK Dons keeper Martin out quickly to head out from outside his area after Gary MacKenzie's clearance was blocked.
    • 22' They are keeping the ball better now, but yet to create anything. They are mid-table in League One. League One table
    • 21' Otsemobor drives forward down the right for the Dons, with Perkins blocking the cross. The home side must build pressure.
    • 19' GOAL NUMBER TWO FOR BARNSLEY! HAREWOOD! 2-0 as Mellis plays down the right channel for Wiseman - very poor attempt to block the ball by Lewington - and the wing-back pulls back for Harewood to drive into the far bottom corner from 12 yards.
    • 18' Fast-paced match so far. Barnsley bossing it.
    • 17' David Martin with an unconfident pass out to right-back, but gets away with it.
    • 16' Harewood not able to react quickly enough to a ball through then at the other end Otsemobor's ball from the right is dealt with by Hassell.
    • 15' The ball given away twice to Perkins. The second time he finds Kelvin Etuhu, who strikes for goal from 35 yards - blocked and out for a throw-in.
    • 14' The pitch has little grass on it and will cut up as the game goes on. That could hinder the passing of Barnsley later, although the home side are also looking to knock it about.
    • 13' Barnsley striker Dagnall races on to a Mellis ball through on the right... Jon Otsemobor played him on from the other side of the pitch... he pulls the trigger but the ball whistles over the bar. Great chance.
    • 11' The Reds break, Harewood to the feet of Mellis. He shapes to play in Wiseman on the right but instead slips in Dagnall... a MK Dons defender shepherds the ball out for a goal-kick.
    • 10' Home captain Dean Lewington with a quick free-kick from deep that runs straight out of play. More promising from the Dons in the last couple of minutes without anything to show for it.
    • 9' Bowditch with a very late challenge on Scott Wiseman as he looks to bring the ball out of defence, but the away defender laughs it off.
    • 8' Alan Smith with a touch to Dean Bowditch, whose half-volley curled towards the far corner is well held by Luke Steele.
    • 7' Darren Potter caught in possession in midfield. MK Dons not at the races so far.
    • 6' Powell concedes a free-kick but doesn't hear the whistle and goes on a mazy dribble... no one tries to tackle him.
    • 6' Harewood caught offside from Bobby Hassell's ball down the left touchline.
    • 4' Harewood brings the ball forward, finding Mellis. MK Dons crowd the attack out but the away side's tails are up.
    • 4' Barnsley's fans were in good voice before the goal - they are really enjoying themselves now.
    • 3' GOAL FOR BARNSLEY! CHRIS DAGNALL WITH THE FINISH! A lovely first touch following Jacob Mellis's ball through and he finds the far bottom corner.
    • 2' Daniel Powell up for the header at the other end, and picks up a slight knock. He'll shake that off. Former Man Utd star Luke Chadwick slices an effort wide of the near post.
    • 1' Marlon Harewood flicks on towards the edge of the box, but there isn't a man there to get on the end of it.
    • 1' Barnsley get us under way and will kick from left to right.
    • 15:00 Barnsley will line up with three at the back, as has been the case since David Flitcroft took the temporary then full-time reins from Keith Hill, who is now back at Rochdale.
    • 14:59 Support one of these teams? If you are a neutral, who would you prefer to make it to the last eight of the Cup - the League One club or Championship outfit? Tweet/follow me @symco_eurosport
    • 14:58 The teams emerge, a little behind schedule. MK Dons are in all white while Barnsley are in blue and black stripes.
    • 14:55 David Flitcroft: “I love the tournament – I think it’s a great trophy and I can’t wait for Saturday’s game. The players have bought into how we want to do things. We took the boys to watch MK Dons at Doncaster and we had a classroom session on that. I’m just trying to make sure every single player knows the mission that we’re on. Obviously the semi-finals being at Wembley is something that is a great plus." Cup is a welcome distraction - Flitcroft
    • 14:55 Karl Robinson: “It’s the 25th anniversary of Wimbledon beating Liverpool I was told today and obviously we played AFC Wimbledon in the second round this year. But that also took me back to Hillsborough and the scenes of my worst FA Cup memory but now we’ve got a chance to get this club breaking a record and getting into the quarter final." Robinson puts league above cup
    • 14:50 Robinson has youth-team players on the bench: Dele Ali and Giorgio Rasulo. However their team-mate Brendan Galloway has not made the squad for this tie, as he has in previous rounds.
    • 14:45 Barnsley have won six and lost none of their last seven in all competitions as they bid to beat the drop in the Championship. Barnsley fixtures and results
    • 14:40 Karl Robinson’s side have won four and lost none of their last six home matches in the FA Cup. Since beating QPR 4-2 in the fourth round, MK Dons have lost three of four matches (D1), scoring only two goals. Milton Keynes Dons fixtures and results
    • 14:35 This will be the first meeting between MK Dons and Barnsley in the FA Cup. Three of the previous five meetings between the two clubs in all competitions have ended in draws.
    • 14:30 Barnsley famously knocked out Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the 2007-08 FA Cup before losing to Cardiff in the semis. MK Dons are appearing in the fifth round for the first time since the club was formed in 2004.
    • 14:23 Barnsley striker Jason Scotland starts on the bench again - he has come on to score Barnsley's winner in each of his first three matches - with Chris Dagnall and Marlon Harewood starting up front. Defender Scott Wiseman has been passed fit. Midfielder Stephen Dawson (ankle ligaments) and defender Jim McNulty (hamstring) remain sidelined.
    • 14:19 MK Dons manager Karl Robinson makes one change from the side that earned a 0-0 draw at Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday: with Izale McLeod cup-tied, Alan Smith starts as the lone striker. Former Barnsley defender Antony Kay and striker Ryan Lowe remain suspended. Wingers Luke Chadwick and Daniel Powell and centre-half Gary MacKenzie have all come through two games unscathed since returning from injury and start.
    • 14:17 MK Dons: Martin, Otsemobor, MacKenzie, Williams, Lewington, Potter, Harley; Powell, Chadwick, Bowditch, Smith. Subs: Kouo-Doumbe, Chicksen, Flanagan, Alli, Galloway, Lines, Rasulo. /// Barnsley: Steele, Wiseman, Cranie, Kennedy, Golbourne, Hassell, Perkins, Etuhu, Mellis, Dagnall, Harewood. Subs: Alnwick (GK), Delap, Foster, O'Brien, Scotland, Cywka, Rose.
    • 14:15 Welcome to live commentary of the FA Cup fifth round tie between MK Dons and Barnsley at Stadium MK.

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