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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Julien Ngoy (70')

Julien Ngoy scores Walsall winner on debut to down MK Dons

Stoke loanee Julien Ngoy's winner just four minutes into his debut gave Walsall a 1-0 victory that boosted their survival hopes and kept MK Dons firmly in the drop zone.
Substitute Ngoy fired home in the 70th minute to move Walsall four points clear of the relegation places and leave Dons three points from safety.
Walsall had the only chances of a drab first half as Joe Edwards' early 25-yard strike was saved by Lee Nicholls and, late in the half, Erhun Oztumer headed an Edwards cross wide from 12 yards.
Dons improved after the interval and Marcus Tavernier fired inches wide from 20 yards on 53 minutes before Kieran Agard's curler went similarly close six minutes later.
Amadou Bakayoko missed a sitter for Walsall after 62 minutes, skying over from six yards after an Edwards shot was blocked.
But Ngoy put the Saddlers ahead soon after coming on, cutting back in from the by-line before drilling home at Nicholls' near post.
Walsall keeper Liam Roberts made a superb save from Ed Upson's 10-yard strike to preserve the points.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Luton Town 46 +48 94
2 Barnsley 46 +41 91
3 Charlton Athletic 46 +33 88
4 Portsmouth 46 +32 88
5 Sunderland 46 +33 85
6 Doncaster Rovers 46 +18 73
7 Peterborough United 46 +9 72
8 Coventry City 46 0 65
9 Burton Albion 46 +9 63
10 Blackpool 46 -2 62
11 Fleetwood Town 46 +6 61
12 Oxford United 46 -6 60
13 Gillingham 46 -11 55
14 Accrington Stanley 46 -16 55
15 Bristol Rovers 46 -3 54
16 Rochdale 46 -33 54
17 Wycombe Wanderers 46 -12 53
18 Shrewsbury Town 46 -8 52
19 Southend United 46 -13 50
20 AFC Wimbledon 46 -21 50
21 Plymouth Argyle 46 -24 50
22 Walsall 46 -22 47
23 Scunthorpe United 46 -30 46
24 Bradford City 46 -28 41