FA Cup - Second Round
Peterborough5Tranmere0

Peterborough United 5-0 Tranmere Rovers

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.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31LittleSubstituted forKnight-Percivalat 74'minutes
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 15Anderson
  • 4Brisley
  • 6Bostwick
  • 22EphraimSubstituted forSwansonat 28'minutes
  • 10TomlinSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 75'minutes
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 36Jeffers
  • 11McCann

Substitutes

  • 7Swanson
  • 13Day
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 23Barnett
  • 32Conlon
  • 34Marshall

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 2Holmes
  • 23Ridehalgh
  • 8Wallace
  • 20McNulty
  • 29Edwards
  • 15KirbySubstituted forRoweat 65'minutes
  • 14Atkinson
  • 9Lowe
  • 26Akpa AkproSubstituted forStocktonat 59'minutes
  • 25Peterson

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home22
Away2
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 5, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Full Time

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

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.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Owain Williams.

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.

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

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

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

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

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

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

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

Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Kristoffer Peterson.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

Substitution

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

Substitution

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

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.

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

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

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

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

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. James Rowe replaces Jake Kirby.

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.

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

Substitution

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Danny Holmes.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Danny Holmes.

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Danny Holmes.

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

Foul by Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Peterborough United 2, Tranmere Rovers 0.

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