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Peterborough United 1-2 Bristol City

Ten-man Bristol City boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation from League One by battling to victory over play-off-chasing Peterborough.

Sam Baldock was City's match-winner, tucking in from close range before tapping home a Wade Elliot cut back.

Adam El-Abd was then sent off after a clash with Posh's Britt Assombalonga.

Michael Bostwick glanced in Grant McCann's corner to get the hosts back in it before half-time but City held on after the break for a precious win.

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Posh start was a disgrace - Ferguson

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"I'm not having any more of it. You can only do so much.

"I'm not defending them anymore and why should I. It was a completely unprofessional start to a game.

"It's alright to have character when you're 5-0 up against Tranmere, but not when you're 2-0 down with 15 minutes gone and you're just booting the ball everywhere. They know it, I'm not excusing them."

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Post-match: Bristol City's Steve Cotterill

"It ended up being hard work for a game which we started really well.

"We got ourselves 2-0 up, and deservedly so. I just feel that had we had been able to keep 11 men on the pitch, then we would have gone on to score more goals.

"I'm disappointed with the sending off. I didn't see it, and that's not a blag, I didn't see it.

"He's told me he's run by him (Assombalonga) and gone to block him off. That happens on the pitch all the time."

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31Little
  • 14Rowe
  • 6Bostwick
  • 4BrisleySubstituted forNewellat 79'minutes
  • 22Nugent
  • 21Ajose
  • 11McCannSubstituted forKnight-Percivalat 88'minutes
  • 9AssombalongaBooked at 30mins
  • 24Washington
  • 36McQuoid

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 8Payne
  • 13Day
  • 15J Anderson
  • 17Newell
  • 20Knight-Percival

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 2Moloney
  • 17Cunningham
  • 3Williams
  • 18El-AbdBooked at 20mins
  • 35Osborne
  • 11WagstaffSubstituted forBurnsat 85'minutes
  • 34Gillett
  • 10Emmanuel-ThomasSubstituted forBryanat 69'minutes
  • 9BaldockSubstituted forPackat 90+1'minutes
  • 8Elliott

Substitutes

  • 7Kelly
  • 15Bryan
  • 16Wynter
  • 19Pearson
  • 21Pack
  • 27Burns
  • 32Richards
Referee:
Phil Gibbs
Attendance:
4,352

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home22
Away5
Shots on Target
Home10
Away5
Corners
Home11
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Bristol City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Bristol City 2.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United).

Wade Elliott (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Marlon Pack replaces Sam Baldock.

Attempt missed. Ben Nugent (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Frank Fielding.

Attempt saved. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Knight-Percival replaces Grant McCann.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Frank Fielding.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Frank Fielding.

Attempt saved. Nicky Ajose (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Wes Burns replaces Scott Wagstaff.

Brendan Moloney (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Newell (Peterborough United).

Attempt saved. Nicky Ajose (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Joe Newell (Peterborough United).

Brendan Moloney (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Joe Newell replaces Sean Brisley.

Attempt saved. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Ben Nugent (Peterborough United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Greg Cunningham.

Attempt saved. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Joe Bryan replaces Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Wade Elliott.

Attempt blocked. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

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

Foul by Greg Cunningham (Bristol City).

Foul by Conor Washington (Peterborough United).

Brendan Moloney (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Attempt missed. Nicky Ajose (Peterborough United) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Josh McQuoid (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Frank Fielding.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves34237464214376
2Leyton Orient36228670333774
3Brentford34227558312773
4Preston361814452361668
5Rotherham351811666432365
6Peterborough35174145648855
7MK Dons36157145348552
8Walsall361212124039148
9Swindon36138155351247
10Port Vale35144174655-946
11Bradford351014114743444
12Sheff Utd33128133638-244
13Gillingham36135184859-1144
14Coventry35149126463141
15Bristol City36914135459-541
16Crawley3191393539-440
17Colchester34912133944-539
18Oldham36108184053-1338
19Carlisle34107173856-1837
20Stevenage35106193755-1836
21Tranmere3599174162-2136
22Crewe3699184168-2736
23Shrewsbury35712163447-1333
24Notts County3694234364-2131
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