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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 Coventry City 34 +18 67
2 Rotherham United 35 +23 62
3 Oxford United 35 +24 60
4 Portsmouth 35 +17 60
5 Fleetwood Town 35 +13 60
6 Peterborough United 35 +28 59
7 Sunderland 36 +16 59
8 Wycombe Wanderers 34 +5 59
9 Doncaster Rovers 34 +18 54
10 Ipswich Town 36 +10 52
11 Gillingham 35 +8 51
12 Burton Albion 35 0 48
13 Blackpool 35 +1 45
14 Bristol Rovers 35 -11 45
15 Lincoln City 35 -2 42
16 Shrewsbury Town 34 -11 41
17 Accrington Stanley 35 -6 40
18 Milton Keynes Dons 35 -11 37
19 Rochdale 34 -18 36
20 AFC Wimbledon 35 -13 35
21 Tranmere Rovers 34 -24 32
22 Southend United 35 -46 19
23 Bolton Wanderers 34 -39 14