Britt Assombalonga scored a hat-trick on his return from suspension as Peterborough thrashed Tranmere 5-0 in the FA Cup second round.

The striker beat Owain Fon Williams at his near post to put Posh in front and ex-Rovers trialist Shaun Jeffers turned in Lee Tomlin's corner for 2-0.

Assombalonga then fired in two powerful efforts to complete his treble.

And Jeffers completed the rout in second-half stoppage time when he converted a Michael Bostwick cross.

Peterborough also beat Tranmere 5-0 in League One at Prenton Park in August and repeated the feat at London Road to book their place in Sunday's third-round draw.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Peterborough United

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 31 Little (Knight-Percival - 74' )
  • 03 Ntlhe
  • 15 Anderson
  • 04 Brisley
  • 06 Bostwick
  • 22 Ephraim (Swanson - 28' )
  • 10 Tomlin (Mendez-Laing - 75' )
  • 09 Assombalonga
  • 36 Jeffers
  • 11 McCann

Substitutes

  • 07 Swanson
  • 13 Day
  • 19 Mendez-Laing
  • 20 Knight-Percival
  • 23 Barnett
  • 32 Conlon
  • 34 Marshall

Tranmere Rovers

  • 01 Williams
  • 02 Holmes
  • 23 Ridehalgh
  • 08 Wallace
  • 20 McNulty
  • 29 Edwards
  • 15 Kirby (Rowe - 65' )
  • 14 Atkinson
  • 09 Lowe
  • 26 Akpa Akpro (Stockton - 59' )
  • 25 Peterson

Substitutes

  • 03 Horwood
  • 12 Rowe
  • 16 Stockton
  • 17 Power
  • 19 Sodje
  • 22 Koumas
  • 33 Mooney
Ref: Michael Naylor
Att: 3,269

Match Stats

Shots

22 2

On target

8 0

Corners

11 3

Fouls

5 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Peterborough United 5, Tranmere Rovers 0.

90:00 +2:57 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Peterborough United 5, Tranmere Rovers 0.

90:00 +1:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 5, Tranmere Rovers 0. Shaun Jeffers (Peterborough United) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Jermaine Anderson.

89:50

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Owain Williams.

89:31

Attempt saved. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

88:15

Attempt missed. Shaun Jeffers (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

87:30

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

83:53

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

83:16

Attempt missed. Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

82:44

Attempt missed. Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

82:20

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

82:00

Attempt blocked. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

80:44

Attempt saved. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

79:43

Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:43

Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).

76:56

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Kristoffer Peterson.

75:52

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

74:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Lee Tomlin.

73:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Knight-Percival replaces Mark Little.

72:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 4, Tranmere Rovers 0. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lee Tomlin.

69:22

Shaun Jeffers (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

69:22

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

68:07

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

67:41

Attempt blocked. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

66:46

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

66:46

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Tranmere Rovers).

64:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. James Rowe replaces Jake Kirby.

63:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 3, Tranmere Rovers 0. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Swanson.

60:29

Attempt missed. Shaun Jeffers (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

58:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.

57:31

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Danny Holmes.

56:31

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

53:20

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

50:24

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Danny Holmes.

50:06

Attempt blocked. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

49:20

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Danny Holmes.

48:27

Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48:27

Foul by Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers).

45:48

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

45:00

Second Half begins Peterborough United 2, Tranmere Rovers 0.

45:00 +3:24 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Tranmere Rovers 0.

45:00 +2:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 2, Tranmere Rovers 0. Shaun Jeffers (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sean Brisley.

45:00 +2:08

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Danny Holmes.

41:22

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

41:22

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:33

Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

37:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 1, Tranmere Rovers 0. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Tomlin.

35:36

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

33:54

Foul by Grant McCann (Peterborough United).

33:54

Kristoffer Peterson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:15

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

31:37

Sean Brisley (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:37

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers).

29:10

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

27:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Danny Swanson replaces Hogan Ephraim because of an injury.

25:23

Kristoffer Peterson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:23

Foul by Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United).

24:52

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

24:52

Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:35

Attempt missed. James Wallace (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

23:43

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

21:03

Attempt missed. Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

19:49

Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:49

Foul by Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers).

18:23

Foul by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United).

18:23

Ryan Edwards (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:39

Attempt missed. Shaun Jeffers (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

10:10

Attempt saved. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

8:50

Foul by James Wallace (Tranmere Rovers).

8:50

Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:20

James Wallace (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

4:20

Foul by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United).

3:38

Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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