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Wolves 2-0 Peterborough United

Wolves v Peterborough

League One leaders Wolves moved a step closer towards promotion with victory over play-off hopefuls Peterborough.

The hosts saw Bakary Sako come close early on, while Posh's Conor Washington rounded the keeper but was forced wide.

Just after the break, Danny Batth's superb header from Sam Ricketts' cross put Wolves ahead, before Sako's free-kick was tapped in by Dave Edwards.

Sako then smashed against the bar from the penalty spot after Nouha Dicko was felled by Michael Bostwick.

Bostwick almost atoned for giving away the spot-kick, but his thunderous strike was tipped around the post by Carl Ikeme as the Molineux outfit extended their unbeaten run to five.

The victory could have been more emphatic had Boro keeper Bobby Olejnik not kept out Ricketts' fantastic effort at 1-0.

But it means Kenny Jackett's side are six points clear of second-placed Brentford and 12 clear of Rotherham, who both have a game in hand.

Meanwhile Peterborough maintain the final play-off berth, three points ahead of closest rivals MK Dons, with a game in hand.

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

Darren Ferguson

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Post-match: Posh boss Ferguson

"They were the better team than us today, we were nowhere near them. You have to give them credit for that, that's why they're top of the league and that's why they'll probably go on and win the league.

"We made it easy for them. It was probably one of the more comfortable days they've had so that's a huge disappointment because we came here expecting to give them a game and on our top form we would have.

"I think the key to the game is, and it always will be for us, if you keep giving the ball back to the opposition, you're not going to win.

"I think I could have made changes (to the selection) and I didn't, I trusted them after Wednesday, which was an excellent performance, and like I say, I've got broad enough shoulders to take that responsibility."

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 13Ikeme
  • 18Ricketts
  • 26Golbourne
  • 11McDonald
  • 6BatthBooked at 49mins
  • 5Stearman
  • 27Jacobs
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forEvansat 90+2'minutes
  • 40DickoSubstituted forL Clarkeat 89'minutes
  • 19Price
  • 10SakoSubstituted forMcAlindenat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Elokobi
  • 9L Clarke
  • 14Evans
  • 20McAlinden
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 31McCarey
  • 47Bancessi

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31Little
  • 14Rowe
  • 11McCannBooked at 51mins
  • 4Brisley
  • 6Bostwick
  • 7SwansonSubstituted forIsgroveat 46'minutes
  • 8PayneSubstituted forKnight-Percivalat 55'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 24Washington
  • 36McQuoidSubstituted forAjoseat 52'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Baldwin
  • 12Vassell
  • 13Day
  • 15J Anderson
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 21Ajose
  • 37Isgrove
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
23,204

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home14
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Peterborough United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Peterborough United 0.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Sean Brisley.

Attempt blocked. Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nicky Ajose (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Lee Evans replaces David Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Leon Clarke replaces Nouha Dicko.

Booking

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Liam McAlinden replaces Bakary Sako.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by David Edwards.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.

Attempt saved. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Conor Washington (Peterborough United).

Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Conor Washington (Peterborough United).

Penalty missed! Still Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Peterborough United 0. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) hits the bar with a left footed shot.

Penalty Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nouha Dicko draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Peterborough United 0. David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United).

Attempt blocked. Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Peterborough United).

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Robert Olejnik.

Attempt saved. Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Grant McCann (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves4127954990
2Brentford4025962984
3Rotherham40221262978
4Leyton Orient41221183577
5Preston41201651876
6Peterborough4019417761
7MK Dons4117717358
8Swindon4116916457
9Port Vale4117618-1157
10Walsall41141413356
11Sheff Utd40141115-253
12Bradford41111614149
13Coventry41161114049
14Gillingham4014620-1348
15Bristol City41101714-147
16Oldham41121118-1147
17Crawley38111314-846
18Colchester41101318-1243
19Tranmere40111019-2143
20Carlisle40111019-2143
21Crewe41111020-2743
22Shrewsbury4191418-1341
23Notts County4112425-1740
24Stevenage4110922-2139
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