AN INSPIRED double half-time change from Neal Ardley ensured AFC Wimbledon's 100 per cent home record continued against 10-man Burton Albion.
The first-half dismissal of Marcus Holness looked to have paved the way for another routine three points for the Dons on home soil.
But Adam McGurk's opener made life difficult until the half-time introductions of Chris Arthur (pictured) and George Porter provided the catalyst for a 3-1 victory to make it four wins out of four at Kingsmeadow.
Ardley made two changes to the side that were beaten 2-0 at Chesterfield last week as Callum Kennedy and Jack Midson came into the team at the expense of Jim Fenlon and Porter.
The match exploded into life in the 18th minute as Burton's Holness was shown a straight red card for using both hands to shove Sammy Moore to the floor.
That dismissal should've handed the initiative to the hosts, but it was the Brewers who surprisingly took the lead as a well-worked corner found McGurk and his deflected effort beat Ross Worner.
Wimbledon almost provided an instant response as Jack Midson's cross was met by the head of Luke Moore, however his attempt ended up on the roof of the net.
Michael Smith was in next when Albion keeper Jordan Pickford spilled Harry Pell's long-range effort, only for the on-loan Charlton Athletic striker to drag his shot wide of the goal.
Ardley's men continued to pour forward but time and time again Wimbledon's wayward efforts cleared the top of the Nogshim stand and Burton lead remained intact at half-time.
The Wimbledon manager was clearly not happy with the performance of his left flank and made a double substitution during the interval.
Kennedy, who sent more than his fair-share over the Nongshim, and an unusually quiet George Francomb were replaced by Chris Arthur and George Porter for the second period.
Arthur didn't take long to start rampaging up the field from left-back and laid one on a plate for Midson, who really should have found the target with his close-range header.
The pressure was building and the Brewers defence was creaking. Somewhat inevitably it was the two substitutes who combined to set up a superb equaliser.
Arthur's pinpoint cross-field pass was brought down by Porter and the on-loan Burnley winger sent a ball across the face of goal for a composed Smith to roll home the leveller.
Albion goalscorer McGurk glanced a header wide but it was all Dons and Smith and Luke Moore forced excellent stops from Pickford as the hosts hammered on the door for the winner.
Midson, as he was so often last season, was the man to provide it.
Arthur's cross looked to have been handled by a Burton defender, and as attention turned to the referee, the former Oxford striker was still switched on and nodded home from six-yards.
The Dons made sure of the points shortly after when Andy Frampton broke free from his marker to head in a corner at the near post.
DONS: Worner, Fuller (Arthur, 45), Kennedy, S Moore, Frampton, Bennett, Francomb (Porter, 45), Pell (Sweeney, 80), Smith, Midson, L Moore.
Subs (not used): Brown, Weston, Fenlon, Fayers.
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