The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Liam Cole­man

MK DONS boss Karl Robin­son ad­mits his bold state­ments about Dele Alli keep com­ing true af­ter the teenager lived up to his pre-match billing with a first-half rocket against Coven­try.

Sub­sti­tute Izale McLeod scored the win­ner af­ter Sky Blues skip­per Carl Baker had can­celled out 17-year-old Alli’s sen­sa­tional vol­ley.

And the hosts nearly took a share of the spoils when Antony Kay brought down Cal­lum Wil­son, but Dons keeper David Martin su­perbly kept out Baker’s spot kick.

Robin­son said: “It’s funny how in the (match) pro- gramme it said that man­ager Karl Robin­son hails Dele Alli as one of the best play­ers in the league, and I love it when he proves me right.

“It’s an ab­so­lute won­der goal that Dele scored. There won’t be many bet­ter goals scored by a 17-year-old this weekend.

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