Peterborough hammered 10-man Tranmere to continue their strong start to the League One season.

Tommy Rowe fired into the top corner and Tyrone Barnett slotted in before Andrai Jones was sent off for a foul on Barnett in the area and Grant McCann scored the resulting penalty.

Britt Assombalonga scored his fourth of the season with a close-range finish from Danny Kearns' free-kick.

Sub Mark Little completed the rout when he powered home.

The result leaves Ronnie Moore's Rovers with just one point from four league games.

In contrast to their opponents' fortunes the Posh sit joint top with 12 points and have now scored 17 games in their first five matches in all competitions.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Tranmere

  • 01 fon Williams
  • 03 Horwood
  • 04 Taylor
  • 06 Foster (Goodison - 46' )
  • 18 Jones Dismissed
  • 10 Robinson
  • 11 Bell-Baggie (Koumas - 40' )
  • 14 Atkinson Booked
  • 17 Power Booked
  • 09 Lowe Booked (Stockton - 64' )
  • 26 Akpa Akpro

Substitutes

  • 33 Mooney
  • 05 Goodison
  • 12 Rowe
  • 22 Koumas
  • 15 Kirby
  • 16 Stockton

Peterborough

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 02 Alcock
  • 03 Ntlhe (Little - 64' )
  • 05 Zakuani
  • 06 Bostwick
  • 10 Tomlin (Mendez-Laing - 74' )
  • 11 McCann
  • 14 Rowe
  • 16 Kearns (Swanson - 70' )
  • 09 Assombalonga
  • 23 Barnett

Substitutes

  • 13 Day
  • 08 Payne
  • 31 Little
  • 07 Swanson
  • 19 Mendez-Laing
  • 20 Knight-Percival
  • 28 Gordon-Hutton
Ref: Jeremy Simpson
Att: 4,592

Match Stats

Shots

6 21

On target

1 11

Corners

5 4

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +3:22

Shot by Craig Alcock.

90:00 +0:42

Grant McCann takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Owain Fon Williams makes a block.

89:37

The ball is sent over by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

87:26

Corner from the left by-line taken by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

86:36

Strike on goal comes in from Grant McCann from the free kick. Owain Fon Williams safely holds on.

85:59

Free kick crossed by Grant McCann.

85:45

Unfair challenge on Danny Swanson by Evan Horwood results in a free kick.

83:38

Grant McCann has an effort direct from the free kick that misses right.

83:33

Free kick taken by Grant McCann.

82:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Goodison on Britt Assombalonga.

79:28

Shot by Andy Robinson missed to the left of goal.

78:40

Gabriel Zakuani makes a clearance.

78:34

Free kick crossed by Jason Koumas.

78:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Little on Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.

77:54

Shot by Danny Swanson. Owain Fon Williams makes a block.

76:06

Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

76:03

The assistant referee signals for offside against Britt Assombalonga.

73:44

Corner taken by Grant McCann from the .

73:14 Substitution

Substitution Nathaniel Mendez-Laing on for Lee Tomlin.

72:50

A cross is delivered by Mark Little.

72:04

Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.

71:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Evan Horwood by Britt Assombalonga.

71:01

Corner taken by Lee Tomlin from the right by-line.

70:29

Danny Swanson sends in a cross.

69:26 Substitution

Substitution Danny Swanson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Daniel Kearns.

67:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Mark Little - Tranmere 0 - 5 Peterboro Mark Little slots the ball right footed into the goal. Tranmere 0-5 Peterborough.

67:02

Michael Bostwick manages to make a clearance.

66:38

Free kick crossed by Jason Koumas.

66:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro by Grant McCann.

64:43

Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.

64:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Goodison by Britt Assombalonga.

63:29 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Lowe goes off and Cole Stockton comes on.

63:14 Substitution

Substitution Mark Little comes on in place of Kgosi Ntlhe.

62:28

Max Power restarts play with the free kick.

62:25

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Tomlin.

58:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Britt Assombalonga - Tranmere 0 - 4 Peterboro Britt Assombalonga scores with a right foot finish. Tranmere 0-4 Peterborough.

58:23

Grant McCann provided the assist for the goal.

58:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Britt Assombalonga - Tranmere 0 - 4 Peterboro Britt Assombalonga scores a left footed goal. Tranmere 0-4 Peterborough.

57:41

Free kick taken by Grant McCann.

57:23 Booking

Booking

57:23

Ryan Lowe receives a yellow card.

56:57

Ryan Lowe concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Kearns.

55:56

Kgosi Ntlhe takes a shot. Owain Fon Williams catches the ball.

55:33

Britt Assombalonga takes a shot. Owain Fon Williams fumbles the ball.

54:50

Max Power takes the free kick.

54:35

Lee Tomlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Max Power.

54:18

Britt Assombalonga has an effort at goal. Owain Fon Williams catches the ball.

53:55

Andy Robinson sends in a cross.

52:31

Lee Tomlin takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

50:38

Header at goal by Ash Taylor goes right of the post.

50:24

Corner taken by Andy Robinson.

49:23

Michael Bostwick takes a shot.

49:11

Free kick taken by Lee Tomlin.

48:32 Booking

Booking

48:32

Max Power receives a caution.

48:24

Max Power concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommy Rowe.

47:01

Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

46:55

The official flags Britt Assombalonga offside.

45:11 Substitution

Substitution Ian Goodison on for Stephen Foster.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +3:05 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:48

Lee Tomlin takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

45:00 +0:44

Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:28

The referee blows for offside.

45:00 +0:17

Clearance made by Michael Bostwick.

45:00 +0:12

Jason Koumas restarts play with the free kick.

44:46

Foul by Michael Bostwick on Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, free kick awarded.

43:02

Shot by Chris Atkinson cleared the bar.

41:53

Tyrone Barnett takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

41:41

Craig Alcock produces a cross.

40:57

Corner from the right by-line taken by Evan Horwood.

39:57 Substitution

Substitution Jason Koumas is brought on as a substitute for Abdulai Bell-Baggie.

39:14

Shot by Britt Assombalonga missed to the left of goal.

37:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Grant McCann - Tranmere 0 - 3 Peterboro Penalty scored by Grant McCann. Tranmere 0-3 Peterborough.

37:26

Andrai Jones sent off.

37:26 Dismissal

Dismissal

37:14

Foul by Andrai Jones on Tyrone Barnett, Penalty awarded.

36:24

Robert Olejnik restarts play with the free kick.

36:14

The referee blows for offside against Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.

36:08

Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

35:56

Tyrone Barnett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Foster.

35:39

Robert Olejnik restarts play with the free kick.

35:33

Unfair challenge on Michael Bostwick by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro results in a free kick.

34:47

Corner from the left by-line taken by Andy Robinson.

33:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Tyrone Barnett - Tranmere 0 - 2 Peterboro Tyrone Barnett slots the ball left footed into the goal. Tranmere 0-2 Peterborough.

28:20

Free kick taken by Lee Tomlin.

28:13

Lee Tomlin fouled by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, the ref awards a free kick.

27:20

The ball is delivered by Kgosi Ntlhe.

25:22

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro has an effort at goal. Blocked by Michael Bostwick.

25:08

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro has an effort at goal.

24:59

The ball is crossed by Andy Robinson.

24:14

Clearance made by Gabriel Zakuani.

24:07

Chris Atkinson delivers the ball.

23:53

Corner taken by Evan Horwood.

22:23

Gabriel Zakuani makes a clearance.

20:21

Ryan Lowe takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

17:41

The ball is crossed by Andrai Jones.

16:50

Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.

16:41

Lee Tomlin is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.

15:05

Andy Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

14:30

Unfair challenge on Ryan Lowe by Michael Bostwick results in a free kick.

13:12

Assist by Lee Tomlin.

13:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Tommy Rowe - Tranmere 0 - 1 Peterboro Tommy Rowe slots the ball left footed into the goal. Tranmere 0-1 Peterborough.

12:33

Lee Tomlin takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

11:15

Free kick taken by Grant McCann.

11:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant McCann by Ryan Lowe.

10:28

Chris Atkinson restarts play with the free kick.

10:17

Britt Assombalonga concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrai Jones.

9:38

Free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

9:25

Unfair challenge on Gabriel Zakuani by Ryan Lowe results in a free kick.

8:14

Lee Tomlin takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

7:25

Free kick taken by Michael Bostwick.

6:56

Caution for Chris Atkinson.

6:56 Booking

Booking

6:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Atkinson on Grant McCann.

5:50

A cross is delivered by Abdulai Bell-Baggie.

5:16

A cross is delivered by Andy Robinson.

5:03

Corner from the left by-line taken by Andy Robinson.

4:20

Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.

4:12

The referee blows for offside.

3:39

Gabriel Zakuani has an effort at goal.

3:10

Corner taken by Lee Tomlin.

2:40

Lee Tomlin has an effort at goal.

2:11

The ball is swung over by Abdulai Bell-Baggie.

1:44

Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

1:32

Lee Tomlin challenges Ash Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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