Ben Davies' superb goal secured Sheffield United's first points of the season and ended Peterborough United's perfect start to the campaign.

Posh dominated the first half possession but found themselves behind when Jose Baxter applied a smart finish to a one-two with Marc McNulty.

Shaun Brisley headed in Jon Taylor's corner to level for the home side.

Taylor and Tyrone Barnett had chances to put Posh in front but Davies struck from the edge of the area to win it.

Kyle Vassell could have snatched a last-gasp point for Darren Ferguson's men but his shot was smothered by the Blades defence.

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

Ferguson on Peterborough v Sheff Utd

"It's frustrating to say the least. In the first half I thought we were outstanding. Our pace and tempo, they couldn't live with it. Some of our football was outstanding.

"In that half we should have been out of sight and we switched off for one moment.

"We had two great chances in the second half through Taylor and Barnett and if we had gone ahead we would have been hard to stop."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Peterborough United

  • 27 Alnwick
  • 02 Smith
  • 03 Ntlhe (Ferdinand - 75' )
  • 08 Payne
  • 04 Brisley
  • 22 Almeida Santos (Burgess - 62' )
  • 19 Mendez-Laing
  • 15 Anderson
  • 14 Washington
  • 12 Vassell
  • 07 Taylor (Barnett - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 11 McCann
  • 13 Day
  • 17 Newell
  • 18 Ferdinand
  • 21 Burgess
  • 23 Barnett
  • 28 Anderson

Sheffield United

  • 01 Howard
  • 02 Alcock
  • 19 McEveley
  • 08 Doyle
  • 15 Collins
  • 17 McGahey
  • 16 Davies
  • 06 Basham
  • 12 McNulty (Higdon - 71' )
  • 11 Baxter (Flynn - 83' )
  • 09 Murphy

Substitutes

  • 03 Harris
  • 05 Butler
  • 07 Flynn
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce
  • 21 Higdon
  • 22 Reed
  • 24 Turner
Ref: Scott Duncan
Att: 6,578

Match Stats

Shots

15 9

On target

4 5

Corners

3 6

Fouls

11 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Sheffield United 2.

90:00 +3:42 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Sheffield United 2.

90:00 +2:54

Hand ball by Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United).

90:00 +0:46

Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +0:46

Foul by Jack Payne (Peterborough United).

88:47

Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

88:47

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United).

84:49

Foul by Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United).

84:49

Christian Burgess (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 1, Sheffield United 2. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

82:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Ryan Flynn replaces Jose Baxter.

82:20

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

78:21

Christian Burgess (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:21

Foul by Chris Basham (Sheffield United).

76:15

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Sean Brisley.

74:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Kane Ferdinand replaces Kgosi Ntlhe because of an injury.

71:23

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

70:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Michael Higdon replaces Marc McNulty.

69:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Tyrone Barnett replaces Jon Taylor.

68:50

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

68:50

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

68:31

Attempt saved. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

65:31

Attempt missed. Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

61:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Christian Burgess replaces Ricardo Santos because of an injury.

59:14

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

59:14

Foul by Chris Basham (Sheffield United).

57:26

Jay McEveley (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:26

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United).

57:10

Attempt saved. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

53:54

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

52:59

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

50:08

Attempt missed. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

48:54

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Sean Brisley.

48:08

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:08

Foul by Ricardo Santos (Peterborough United).

47:40

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

47:15

Attempt blocked. Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

46:11

Attempt missed. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

45:00

Second Half begins Peterborough United 1, Sheffield United 1.

45:00 +1:28 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Sheffield United 1.

45:00 +1:22

Attempt missed. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

43:54

Attempt saved. Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

43:17

Attempt saved. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

40:10

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Ricardo Santos.

38:29

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United).

38:29

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:35

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United).

37:35

Craig Alcock (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:33

Ricardo Santos (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:33

Foul by Marc McNulty (Sheffield United).

34:45

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

33:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 1, Sheffield United 1. Sean Brisley (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jon Taylor following a corner.

33:15

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

29:54

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

28:41

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

24:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 0, Sheffield United 1. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marc McNulty.

24:03

Foul by Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United).

24:03

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:02

Foul by Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United).

23:02

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:36

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

20:46

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Neill Collins.

19:50

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

17:32

Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right.

16:31

Attempt missed. Craig Alcock (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

14:45

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Michael Smith.

14:01

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Sean Brisley.

12:28

Hand ball by Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United).

11:10

Foul by Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United).

11:10

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:25

Attempt missed. Conor Washington (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

8:02

Attempt saved. Conor Washington (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

3:52

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

3:52

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

0:43

Hand ball by Ben Davies (Sheffield United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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