Wycombe are out of the EFL Trophy after they lost 2-1 away at MK Dons.

The match at Stadium: MK was the second time that both sides have faced each other in 10 days, following Wanderers' 1-0 defeat in North Bucks on September 25.

And following on from their thrilling encounter against Morecambe on Saturday, it was the second time in two consecutive matches that the Chairboys fell behind to a goal that was scored in the third minute of the match.

With the game’s first chance, Josh McEachran played Mo Eisa down the right-hand side before he laid it off to Tennai Watson.

The right-back then fizzed in a brilliant low cross that eluded everyone in blue, which allowed Hiram Boateng to tap in from close range.

It was a move worthy of a goal and Liam Manning’s men had the lead through Boateng’s third of the season and his first at home this campaign.

However, their advantage only lasted for four minutes as Wycombe equalised moments later.

Connor Parsons, who scored on his debut against the Aston Villa U21s in the previous fixture in August, dinked in a beautiful cross into the MK box and there was Brandon Hanlan to put it past Franco Ravizzoli from six-yards.

It was Hanlan’s second of the season.

If the start wasn’t hectic enough with two early goals, both sides nearly scored again in a matter of seconds from two attacks.

After 10 minutes, Adam Przybek produced a stunning save to claw away Eisa’s header before a mix-up in the MK defence gave Hanlan the ball.

He managed to go round Ravizolli but couldn’t find the right opportunity to fire his shot into an empty net.

Instead, he laid it off to Anis Mehmeti who fired at goal, but it was cleared away by the captain, Warren O’Hara.

Eleven minutes had gone and it was nearly 2-2, but 1-1 it remained.

The notion of ‘you attack we attack’ seemed to be the order of the day, as, on half-an-hour, Wycombe had a glorious chance to go ahead, as Joe Jacobson’s inswinging corner was flapped away by Ravizolli.

His poor clearance found its way to Jordan Obita, but the former Oxford man couldn’t compos himself and smashed his effort high and wide.

Then, seconds later, MK had a chance of their own, but Josh Martin smashed over from the 18-yard line.

The second-half began with the away side being on the front foot.

Hanlan ran himself into the ground as he chased every loose ball possible, and had a great opportunity to get his second of the contest, but his fierce drive from a tight angle just went wide of Ravizolli’s goal.

A flurry of Wanderers corners caused several headaches for MK as they did their best to deny Joe Jacobson from adding another set piece strike to his impressive career collection, before a David Wheeler header went just wide for Wycombe.

However, against the run of play, the hosts regained their lead on 64 minutes.

Wheeler, who spent six months at MK before joining Wycombe in 2019, was booked for hacking down Martin around 20-yards from goal.

McEachran took the resulting set piece and there was Zak Jules to slide it home from six-yards, past Przybek as it finished 2-1 to the homeside.

Up next for Wycombe is a home match against Gillingham in League One.

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