Last time we met: MK Dons 3 Ipswich Town 3 (Dons win 5-3 on penalties)

Dan Harding is consoled after missing his spot-kick

Dan Harding is consoled after missing his spot-kick

Tomorrow’s visit to stadium:mk will be just the Blues’ second game against MK Dons, with their first ending in a defeat on penalties in the League Cup in 2007.

Neil Alexander goes the wrong way as Kevin Gallen gives the Dons a last gasp equaliser to take the g

Neil Alexander goes the wrong way as Kevin Gallen gives the Dons a last gasp equaliser to take the game to penalties

The Blues had to battle back from 2-0 down to take the game to extra time, with Alan Lee and a Kieron Murphy own goal levelling matters following Leon Knight’s opener and after Alex Bruce put through his own net.

It looked as though Owen Garvan’s extra time goal would be enough to take the Blues through, but there was a late sting in the tail as Kevin Gallen slotted home from the spot in the 120th minute to take the game to a shootout.

The host scored all five of their penalties to take them through, with Jason De Vos, Jon Walters and Billy Clarke netting for Ipswich and Dan Harding having his saved by Nathan Abbey.

MK Dons: Abbey, Stirling, O’Hanlon, Murphy, Lewington, Howell (Gallen), Wright, Navarro (Edds), McGovern (Dyer), Wilbraham, Knight.


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Subs not used: Gueret, Carayol

Ipswich Town: Alexander; Wright, Bruce, De Vos, Harding; Walters, Garvan, Miller, Roberts (Haynes), Lee (Legwinski), Counago (Clarke).

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Subs not used: Supple, Wilnis.

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