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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season

Rochdale held to goalless draw by MK Dons

MK Dons succeeded where Tottenham in keeping Rochdale at bay in a goalless draw at the Crown Oil Arena.
Dale had the better of the contest without ever recapturing the highs of their performance before a national TV audience at the weekend in the FA Cup fifth round against Premier League opponents.
In the end it was a result which suited neither side, with both teams stuck in the Sky Bet League One bottom four.
Buoyed by their confidence-boosting display against Tottenham just three days earlier, Keith Hill named an unchanged starting line-up and his men started the game on the front foot, twice being denied by the woodwork, first via a mis-kick from Dons defender Scott Wootton and then a fierce drive from Andy Cannon.
There was a rare threat from the Dons midway through the second half when Kieran Agard seized upon a loose ball in a crowded penalty area following a corner.
With his back to goal he turned and blasted towards the roof of Josh Lillis' net but Mark Kitching was superbly positioned to block the effort and protect his goalkeeper.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Luton Town 42 +44 87
2 Barnsley 43 +38 85
3 Sunderland 42 +35 83
4 Portsmouth 42 +32 83
5 Charlton Athletic 43 +23 79
6 Doncaster Rovers 43 +17 69
7 Peterborough United 42 +9 65
8 Coventry City 43 +3 64
9 Burton Albion 43 +11 60
10 Blackpool 43 +1 59
11 Fleetwood Town 42 +7 57
12 Oxford United 43 -5 56
13 Gillingham 43 -12 51
14 Bristol Rovers 43 -3 50
15 Shrewsbury Town 43 -7 50
16 Accrington Stanley 42 -18 48
17 Rochdale 43 -31 48
18 Wycombe Wanderers 43 -13 47
19 Plymouth Argyle 43 -18 47
20 Scunthorpe United 43 -24 46
21 AFC Wimbledon 43 -22 45
22 Southend United 43 -14 44
23 Walsall 43 -24 43
24 Bradford City 43 -29 36