Wycombe Wanderers have topped their EFL Trophy group after they defeated AFC Wimbledon 1-0 at Adams Park.

The initial fixture was due to take place on November 21, but with the Chairboys and the original Dons having their respective league fixtures postponed due to the international break, it was agreed that the cup match would be brought forward by three days.

The home started off the better of the two sides and nearly took the lead inside the opening 30 seconds, but Kieran Sadlier’s low shot from 20-yards was pushed away by Nik Tzanev.

Sadlier, who was only making his fourth start since joining the club in September, then went close again after 15 minutes, as his chip from just outside the box flew wide of the target.

The fixture was primarily played in the midfield with both sides enjoying large spells of possession, before the real Dons were awarded a spot-kick just before the break.

Charlie Lakin’s free-kick was lofted in the box and after it was flicked near the six-yard box, the loose ball struck a Wycombe hand.

Referee Aji Ajibola had no doubt to penalise David Wheeler and point to the spot, but Josh Davidson’s attempt from 12-yards was pushed away by the ex-MK keeper, Franco Ravizzoli.

In the dying embers of the opening period, Jack Grimmer beat four players on a mazy run before unleashing his shot at Tzanev who made a comfortable save.

The second half lacked any real threat from either side, with both teams already qualifying to the next round.

And on 82 minutes, the deadlock was broken after Sadlier scored his first goal for Wycombe since joining the club in the summer.

Harry Boyes’ shot took a deflection into the path of the ex-Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United man, who brilliantly flicked it beyond Tzanev.

Johnnie Jackson’s side tried to find their equaliser, but Ravizzoli was on hand to deny James Ball, Huseyin Biler, Kai Jennings and Josh Neufville.

Up next for Wycombe is Reading at home in the league on November 25.