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Peterborough United 1-3 Brentford

League One leaders Brentford earned victory over Peterborough after goals from Adam Forshaw, Sam Saunders and Clayton Donaldson sealed the points.

Forshaw converted from the penalty spot after keeper Robert Olejnik brought down Saunders just inside the area.

Donaldson hit the post before Jack Payne's shot looped in off the bar.

Saunders rifled home from outside the box for 2-1 and Forshaw saw a second-half penalty saved before Donaldson's close-range effort sealed the win.

With Leyton Orient not in action and Wolves only drawing at Tranmere, the Bees - who have take 37 points from a possible 39 - have a three-point lead at the top of the table.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31LittleSubstituted forVassellat 76'minutes
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 8Payne
  • 4Brisley
  • 6Bostwick
  • 7SwansonSubstituted forMcCannat 64'minutes
  • 15J Anderson
  • 21AjoseSubstituted forJeffersat 59'minutes
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 17Newell

Substitutes

  • 11McCann
  • 12Vassell
  • 13Day
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 25Grant
  • 32Conlon
  • 36Jeffers

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 4Forshaw
  • 24BidwellBooked at 55mins
  • 12McCormack
  • 5Craig
  • 6Dean
  • 7SaundersSubstituted forDallasat 59'minutes
  • 22ReevesBooked at 50minsSubstituted forLoganat 76'minutes
  • 29Trotta
  • 9Donaldson
  • 8DouglasSubstituted forDiagouragaat 41'minutesBooked at 61mins

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 2O'Connor
  • 10El Alagui
  • 14Logan
  • 15Dallas
  • 19Fillo
  • 20Diagouraga
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
6,343

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Brentford 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Brentford 3.
Attempt missed. Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1, Brentford 3. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stuart Dallas.
Attempt saved. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Shaleum Logan (Brentford).
Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Foul by Shaun Jeffers (Peterborough United).
Tony Craig (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Shaleum Logan replaces Jake Reeves.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Kyle Vassell replaces Mark Little.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.
Attempt saved. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt saved. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Shaun Jeffers (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jake Reeves (Brentford).
Attempt saved. Marcello Trotta (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Mark Little (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Adam Forshaw (Brentford).
Jack Payne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Stuart Dallas (Brentford).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Grant McCann replaces Danny Swanson.

Booking

Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.
Jack Payne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford).

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Stuart Dallas replaces Sam Saunders.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Shaun Jeffers replaces Nicholas Ajose.
Joe Newell (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford).
Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United).

Booking

Jake Bidwell (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Jake Bidwell (Brentford).
Mark Little (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).
Tony Craig (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Jake Reeves (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.
Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jake Reeves (Brentford).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Brentford2416441952
2Wolves2414732149
3Leyton Orient2314632548
4Preston2413831147
5Peterborough241239639
6Rotherham241086638
7Walsall241077537
8Port Vale2411310-136
9Swindon231049934
10Coventry2412661032
11MK Dons23959432
12Bradford247107631
13Crawley23788-529
14Colchester246108-428
15Carlisle247611-1327
16Shrewsbury246810-326
17Gillingham247512-1026
18Sheff Utd246711-825
19Oldham236611-624
20Tranmere246612-1624
21Crewe246612-2524
22Bristol City234109-322
23Notts County256316-821
24Stevenage235414-2019
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