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That's a fact: Tranmere Rovers

All the facts following MK Dons' Sky Bet League Two clash with Tranmere Rovers...

14 August 2023

A fact-check after MK Dons’ 1-0 victory over Tranmere Rovers at Stadium MK…

MK Dons made it back-to-back league victories to start the season for the first time since 2018 (2-1 v Oldham; 1-0 v Bury), which ties a Club record. The Dons have never won their first three league matches of a campaign.

MK Dons have scored six goals across their first two league matches, which ties a Club record for the most in the opening two games. They scored six goals in the first two league fixtures of the 2014/15 campaign (4-2 v Gillingham, 2-3 v Peterborough United). The Club record for most goals scored across their first three league games is seven, achieved twice (2007/08, 2014/15).

Mo Eisa’s goal against Tranmere Rovers was the 799th goal scored by MK Dons at home, including matches played at the National Hockey Stadium. The next goal scored will be the Club’s 800th home goal. It was also the 1,497th goal scored by MK Dons across all competitions, leaving the Club three shy of 1,500.

The 1-0 win over Tranmere Rovers was the 196th home victory by an MK Dons side, including matches played at Stadium MK. The Club need four more home wins to reach 200.

Mo Eisa became the fifth player in Club history to score in each of the first two league matches of a season. Izale McLeod (2005/06), Keith Andrews (2006/07), Jabo Ibehre (2011/12) and Daniel Powell (2012/13) are the others to have achieved that feat. Keith Andrews is the only player in Club history to score in each of the first three league matches of a campaign.

Mo Eisa scored his 25th league goal for MK Dons against Tranmere Rovers, which moves him into the Club’s Top 10 all-time alongside Ben Reeves. He needs one more goal to tie Clive Platt (29) for 10th-most goals across all competitions in MK Dons history.

Mo Eisa (3) has tied Jonathan Leko for the most goal contributions so far this season. Five different players have registered either a goal or an assist this season.

Graham Alexander has won his first two league matches as MK Dons Head Coach, becoming only the second man in charge of the Club to achieve that feat. Paul Tisdale won his first two games as manager. No MK Dons manager has ever won their first three league games.

Craig MacGillivray made his 200th professional league appearance against Tranmere Rovers. The goalkeeper has kept 67 clean sheets in those 200 league appearances, giving him a game-per-clean-sheet ratio of 2.99.

The clean sheet against Tranmere Rovers was the first of Craig MacGillivray’s MK Dons career. He becomes the 13th goalkeeper in Club history to keep a shut-out.

Alex Gilbey made his 100th MK Dons start against Tranmere Rovers, marking the occasion by providing the assist for the decisive goal. He becomes the 28th player in Club history to reach the century mark for starts and the fourth amongst the current squad alongside Dean Lewington, Warren O’Hora and Daniel Harvie.

Ethan Robson made his 100th professional start against Tranmere Rovers.

Jack Tucker made his 50th MK Dons start against Tranmere Rovers, four days after making his 50th club appearance against Wycombe Wanderers.

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