Date: 21st September 2011 at 10:10pm
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Burnley might have beaten MK Dons 2-1 at Turf Moor on Tuesday night to end The Dons’ involvement in the league cup but they were not disgraced at all.

Karl Robinson was ‘proud’ of his young side and praised the football that they played: ‘my team were brilliant and I am very proud of the young kids who came and played football in a way that I think is very unique within this country.

‘We played with freedom and expression and our goal came from a one-two between two 19-year-olds and was finished by a 19-year-old in Daniel Powell.

‘That’s what football is all about, it’s about the way you play, and the match showed that from the youth team to the senior players that there’s a slow philosophy and infrastructure that’s being built.’

The thing that did disappoint him was the fact that some ‘key decisions’ went against The Dons: ‘I was disappointed with some of the key decisions though. There was a two-footed lunge in the first half where the body was off the floor. If the ref missed it, then fair play, I’ll hold my hand up to him.

‘But in the 91st minute, Daniel Powell knocks the ball through the full-back’s legs and has his shirt pulled for three or four feet. I’m just saying it was about key decisions.’

As the saying goes The Dons can now ‘concentrate on the league’, well at least until the FA cup comes around!

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