Five bizarre and perhaps forgotten MK Dons moments

Sometimes you remember games for great goals, other games are remembered for strangers things...
Alex GilbeyAlex Gilbey
Alex Gilbey

Every now and then, football takes a back seat even when you're at a game. There have been plenty of moments down the years when these moments have overshadowed the result - some of them you may have forgotten! Here's our top five:

Carl Baker and the cup of tea: Crawley 2-2 MK Dons - January 2015

Trailing 2-0 to Crawley in early January, courtesy of two Izale McLeod goals, barely tells the story of this game. Benik Afobe left the Dons camp the night before to sign for Wolves, and Crawley were also using an outfield player in goal for most of the game after Brian Jensen's first-half injury. Shortly after the break though, Carl Baker went to retrieve the ball for a throw-in level with the penalty area on the right flank. Despite the cold day, one particular Crawley fan felt warm enough to share his piping hot brew with the Dons winger by throwing it at him as he took the throw-in. Scolded and furious, Baker had to be restrained as he tried to get to the fan who burned him. Will Grigg too would shout abuse back at Crawley fans behind the goal as he lined up for a corner. Dons would have the last laugh though, almost with the last kick of the game as Dele Alli curled home an equaliser.

Karl Robinson 'helps Reda Johnson up': MK Dons 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday - February 2012

Two own goals ensured Dons and Wednesday shared the spoils at Stadium MK in 2012, but everyone left talking about the 'fuss over nothing' in the Dons dugout seven minutes from time. After a heavy challenge from Owls full-back Reda Johnson on Stephen Gleeson, with the pair ending up at the feet of Dons boss Karl Robinson. Taking exception to the tackle, Robinson lifted Johnson to his feet by his throat, offering the referee no option but to send the manager to the stands.

"You don't touch players - you certainly don't touch mine," said Wednesday boss Gary Megson afterwards, while Dons assistant manager John Gorman downplayed the incident by saying: "It was a big fuss about nothing - the guy fell over and Karl was trying to help him up."

Dean Lewington takes out Mark Cooper: Swindon 0-3 MK Dons - April 2015

In one of the key games in Dons' promotion push towards the Championship, their 3-0 triumph over Swindon Town at the County Ground really got the ball rolling. While goals from Daniel Powell and Will Grigg were the difference makers, it was Dean Lewington impact on Robins boss Mark Cooper that we remember. Shoved into the dugouts by Jack Stephens, the Dons skipper left nothing out of his push on Cooper, leaving him on his knees as the rest of the Swindon bench cleared to give Lewington a piece of their minds. With no cards dished out, Cooper was left looking embarrassed as Lewington stood in front of him again, this time to take a throw-in.

Russell Martin is booked for throwing the ball back - Burton 1-0 MK Dons - January 2020

After keeper Kieran O'Hara fired the ball over the Pirelli Stadium stand, Martin sought to get play going again quickly as his side trailed. Fourth official Richard Woodward though snatched the ball from the Dons boss as he went to throw a new ball onto the field. Following a brief argument, Woodward called over match referee Martin Coy, who flashed Martin the yellow card. Martin appeared to earn sympathy from his opposite number Nigel Clough, who immediately went to have a word with the Dons boss following the incident.

"He (Woodward) was taking too long," said the Dons boss as he explained the incident. "I had the ball out the bag, he ripped it off me and said he had it first and he had to throw it on the pitch. I didn't know that was a rule, but if the fourth official has to throw it on the pitch, then fine. I'm not sure the rule says he has to do it that slowly."

Dan Micciche makes promises to Dons fans: Fleetwood 1-1 MK Dons - February 2018

After picking up just his second point from a possible 18, Dan Micciche's start to life as MK Dons boss was rocky. Having shared the spoils with Fleetwood, three days after a pretty lifeless 0-0 draw with Rochdale, Dons fans beckoned the manager over to them. Obliging, he engaged in a conversation to a group at the front, promising them he would keep Dons in League One.

"I went over to them, and I told them to trust me, I've got a plan, we know what we're doing," he said afterwards.