STEFAN Scougall’s first-half strike ensured a seventh straight win for Nigel Clough’s Sheffield United.
The Blades are now up to the safety of mid-table in League One just a matter of weeks after being in the relegation zone.
The Blades were rarely threatened in a scrappy game at Stadium MK, that saw the Dons play-off hopes dealt a blow.
Conor Coady’s through-ball sent Scougall clear of the Blades defence, and he coolly fired in from close range.
Clough said: “That’s how we’ve been playing. We could have had a second goal in the second half.
“In the second half, we played well enough to get one.
“After the hard work that we’ve asked from the players, today was at a different level.”