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Port Vale 0-1 Peterborough United

Tyrone Barnett

Peterborough remain second in League One after Tyrone Barnett's late strike earned a scrappy victory at Port Vale.

Posh midfielder Danny Swanson saw an effort cleared off the line in a quiet first half, then fired wide of the post shortly after the break.

Tom Pope and Lee Hughes both had half chances for Vale, who then gifted the visitors the points late on.

With four minutes left, Barnett found himself all alone in the penalty box to fire in low for the winning goal.

Vale boss Micky Adams was back in charge after missing three matches following a replacement hip operation.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Port Vale boss Micky Adams told BBC Radio Stoke:

"To lose a goal like that at the death is very disappointing. I feel gutted for the boys that we've come away with nothing.

"All the things we lacked against Rochdale on Tuesday night, the effort and the closing people down, were there.

"Anthony Griffith and Carl Dickinson got booked early doors, but then kept their discipline well in the second half, as we certainly needed to keep 11 players on the pitch to get any sort of result.

"But we've done everything right except see out the game. A 0-0 draw would have been a different story. We would have all come off with a smile on our faces."

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Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson spoke to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"A bit of magic from the big man. One, two and a great finish. Bit of individual brilliance to win us the game after a really tough match.

"It's always a sign of a good team, when they don't actually play well they win the game. That's really key, that's general teams that get success.

"In the second half we stepped it up a bit, Little gave us more drive at right back. Mendez again has come on and given us more energy, I was pleased with that.

"They're a great bunch of lads but they know themselves they haven't performed to the standards I expect, but we won the game."

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 3Jones
  • 21GriffithBooked at 16minsSubstituted forBirchallat 88'minutes
  • 4Robertson
  • 6Chilvers
  • 5DickinsonBooked at 23minsSubstituted forDoddsat 88'minutes
  • 7Loft
  • 11Pope
  • 29HughesSubstituted forWilliamsonat 81'minutes
  • 18Lines

Substitutes

  • 8Dodds
  • 9Myrie-Williams
  • 12Johnson
  • 15Shuker
  • 19Williamson
  • 24Duffy
  • 26Birchall

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 2AlcockBooked at 35minsSubstituted forLittleat 37'minutes
  • 14Rowe
  • 7SwansonBooked at 65minsSubstituted forKearnsat 67'minutes
  • 5Zakuani
  • 6Bostwick
  • 11McCann
  • 8PayneBooked at 32mins
  • 9AssombalongaBooked at 75mins
  • 23Barnett
  • 12TaylorSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Brisley
  • 13Day
  • 16Kearns
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 28Gordon-Hutton
  • 31Little
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
6,311

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 0, Peterborough United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 0, Peterborough United 1.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Birchall replaces Anthony Griffith.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Carl Dickinson.

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 0, Peterborough United 1. Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Williamson replaces Lee Hughes.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

Booking

Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Anthony Griffith.

Foul by Daniel Jones (Port Vale).

Mark Little (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lee Hughes (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Tommy Rowe.

Anthony Griffith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Daniel Kearns replaces Danny Swanson.

Foul by Adam Yates (Port Vale).

Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Yates (Port Vale).

Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Swanson (Peterborough United).

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

Chris Robertson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

Liam Chilvers (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Grant McCann (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Paul Taylor.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient119201929
2Peterborough119111528
3Wolves108111425
4Bradford106311321
5Preston11542519
6Rotherham11542119
7Swindon11524717
8MK Dons11443416
9Crawley10442316
10Walsall11443116
11Brentford11434-215
12Port Vale11425-314
13Shrewsbury11263-112
14Colchester11263-412
15Carlisle10334-912
16Gillingham11236-69
17Crewe11236-159
18Oldham10226-38
19Stevenage11227-108
20Coventry1052357
21Notts County10217-67
22Bristol City10064-66
23Sheff Utd10127-105
24Tranmere10127-125
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