Date: 7th February 2015 at 6:52pm
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MK Dons missed out on a chance to go top of the table with an entertaining 0-0 draw at home to Bristol City.

Will Grigg replaced Devante Cole in the starting line-up for a game the Dons were in good spirits following the 5-0 victory over Crewe last time out.

The Dons applied intense pressure from the kick off and after both Grigg and Baker forced saves out of Bristol keeper Fielding.

But the visitors, who had brought over 5000, were still looking dangerous and Kyle McFadzean had to twice be at his best to clear away dangerous Bristol crosses.

David Martin was forced to make his first proper stop on 33 minutes, with a fantastic double-save to prevent both Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and then Joe Bryan finding the back of the net.

But it was the Dons who ended the 1st first half the better side, and Potter very nearly opened the scoring himself when his long range effort flew narrowly past the post following a deflection.

The visitors improved in the second half and Emmanuel-Thomas forced a fine block out of Kay soon after the restart.

It was end to end football, with both sides pushing for the opening goal but neither able to produce an out-and-out chance, such was the strength of both defences.

Amid multiples corners the Dons best attempts were Samir Carruthers drive into the box that was soon crowded out, and then a weak Anthony Kay header from a free-kick that Fielder was able to easily save.

The visitors had had penalty appeals of their own but the Dons really should have been awarded a spot-kick as the game reached its final quarter. Carruthers checked inside and produced a shot that hit the arm of defender Luke Ayling, but the referee waved away the appeals.

Dele Alli, back on loan after signing for Tottenham, had the best effort of the half for the Dons when his 20-yard shot fizzed just wide of the post in the 90th minute.

That was to be the last real action of a game that, while positive in the way the Dons played, leaves the them in 3rd place with a point Bristol will be much more satisfied with.