Peterborough United ended a run of five straight League One defeats with their first ever home win over Wolves.

Home captain Michael Bostwick scored the winner, firing a low free-kick under the wall and past Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme 11 minutes from time.

Wolves' best chance fell to winger Bakary Sako, who shot into the side netting from a narrow angle.

The loss ended Wolves' 11-game league unbeaten run and cost them top spot to Leyton Orient.

Wolves' run brought to a halt

Before their defeat at London Road, Wolves had taken 27 points out of a possible 33 since losing at home to Walsall on 17 September

The O's, second in the table before the start of play, went above Wolves on goal difference following their 1-1 draw with Sheffield United.

Posh were fortunate to survive an early penalty appeal when Mark Little appeared to handle Sako's cross.

Leigh Griffiths and Danny Batth were also off target with headers for the visitors in the first half, while Sako tested home keeper Bobby Olejnik with a volley after the break.

But Bostwick made the decisive contribution after Richard Stearman fouled Peterborough substitute Nathaniel Mendez-Laing to inflict a first away defeat of the season on Wolves.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"I felt we did deserve it. The second half we were far better with more tempo to our game.

"It was a gutsy, brave performance. It was never a classic and it was never going to be. Concentration had to be on making sure we didn't make any mistakes.

"I felt today was a day for the substitutions. Mendez-Laing does what he does and sometimes you have to accept to make a career out of the game he might be an impact player. Of course he wants to start but he's better when he comes on, there's no question about that.

"The result was always going to be the important thing today and we've got one. We're eight points behind, hopefully that's our bad run out of the way and I do feel now that we can go on a run similar to the start of the season."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Peterborough United

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 31 Little (Knight-Percival - 45' )
  • 03 Ntlhe
  • 15 Anderson (Mendez-Laing - 61' )
  • 06 Bostwick
  • 04 Brisley
  • 08 Payne
  • 22 Ephraim
  • 12 Vassell
  • 23 Barnett (Ferdinand - 61' )
  • 10 Tomlin Booked

Substitutes

  • 07 Swanson
  • 11 McCann
  • 13 Day
  • 18 Ferdinand
  • 19 Mendez-Laing
  • 20 Knight-Percival
  • 36 Jeffers

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • 13 Ikeme
  • 18 Ricketts
  • 26 Golbourne
  • 04 Edwards
  • 05 Stearman Booked
  • 06 Batth
  • 27 Jacobs (Ismail - 81' )
  • 11 McDonald
  • 09 Griffiths (Cassidy - 80' )
  • 29 Doyle (Sigurdarson - 57' Booked )
  • 10 Sako

Substitutes

  • 01 Hennessey
  • 08 Davis
  • 15 Sigurdarson
  • 16 Cassidy
  • 19 Price
  • 21 Ismail
  • 23 Ebanks-Landell
Ref: Robert Madley
Att: 8,170

Match Stats

Shots

6 15

On target

1 5

Corners

1 3

Fouls

13 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

90:00 +3:32 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

90:00 +3:12

Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

90:00 +1:46

Foul by Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

90:00 +1:46

Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:02

Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

89:02

Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

88:19

Attempt saved. Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

87:16

Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:16

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United).

86:44

Attempt missed. Hogan Ephraim (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

81:34

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

80:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Zeli Ismail replaces Michael Jacobs.

79:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jake Cassidy replaces Leigh Griffiths.

78:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hogan Ephraim.

77:20 Booking

Booking Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

77:02

Foul by Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

77:02

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:55

Attempt saved. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

74:20

Attempt missed. Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

62:17

Hand ball by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United).

61:29

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

61:12

Foul by Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

61:12

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Kane Ferdinand replaces Tyrone Barnett.

60:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Jermaine Anderson.

60:04 Booking

Booking Björn Sigurdarson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

60:00

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

59:51

Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

58:40

Björn Sigurdarson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:40

Foul by Sean Brisley (Peterborough United).

57:23

Attempt blocked. Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

56:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Björn Sigurdarson replaces Kevin Doyle.

56:13 Booking

Booking Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

54:22

Attempt saved. Leigh Griffiths (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

52:51

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Richard Stearman.

52:17

Foul by Leigh Griffiths (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

52:17

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:14

Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

49:32

Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:32

Foul by Hogan Ephraim (Peterborough United).

47:43

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

47:43

Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins Peterborough United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Knight-Percival replaces Mark Little because of an injury.

45:00 +1:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Peterborough United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45:00 +0:37

Attempt missed. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

45:00 +0:05

Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:05

Foul by Hogan Ephraim (Peterborough United).

43:58

Attempt missed. Leigh Griffiths (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

42:35

Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:35

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

41:11

Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

39:38

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Sean Brisley.

34:00

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jack Payne.

32:35

Attempt missed. Mark Little (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

30:14

Attempt saved. Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

29:33

Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:33

Foul by Hogan Ephraim (Peterborough United).

27:54

Leigh Griffiths (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:54

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United).

27:11

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

27:11

Hogan Ephraim (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:13

Foul by David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

26:13

Hogan Ephraim (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:00

Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

24:55

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United).

24:23

Attempt missed. Leigh Griffiths (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

22:17

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

22:17

Mark Little (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

21:30

Foul by Jack Payne (Peterborough United).

21:30

Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:37

Attempt missed. Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

13:23

Attempt blocked. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

12:07

Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:07

Foul by Sean Brisley (Peterborough United).

11:29

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United).

11:29

Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:12

Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:12

Foul by Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United).

8:55

Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:55

Foul by David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

6:39

Attempt saved. Leigh Griffiths (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

2:10

Jack Payne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:10

Foul by David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

1:37

Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

0:51

Attempt missed. Leigh Griffiths (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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  • Posh have lost their last five League One matches to slip to fifth in the table.
  • Wolves have lost just once in 18 league matches, to go nine points clear of third-placed Preston