Posted: Sunday December 2, 2012 10:42 AM

MK Dons emerge victorious in FA Cup grudge match

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MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) -Built up as one of the biggest grudge matches in FA Cup history, Sunday's meeting between MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon appeared to pass off peacefully away from the pitch but with late drama on it.

It was the first match between the two sides whose fierce rivalry was sparked by a controversial decision to uproot the original Wimbledon FC 90 kilometers (56 miles) from south London to Milton Keynes, a commuter town north of the capital.

Fans angry with the relocation formed AFC Wimbledon in 2002 and a contest 10 years in the making was set up when it was paired with MK Dons in the second round of the FA Cup.

MK Dons won 2-1 with a dramatic injury-time goal.

 
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