Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing's stunning 20-yard strike saw high-flying Peterborough beat Shrewsbury for their sixth straight league win.
The winger cut in from the left and directed a sublime shot past visiting keeper Chris Weale just two minutes after coming off the bench.
Second-placed Peterborough were below par for most of the game despite Paul Taylor hitting the post early on.
Shrewsbury's best chance fell to Liam McAlindon but he dragged his shot wide.
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Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:
"I thought we played really well in the first half. It was difficult because they played everyone behind the ball.
"I don't think my players, from everyone, get anywhere near enough credit. We've won 10 games out of 12.
"We've only dropped five points and we've won six on the bounce. We're not going to get the sort of performance like we did against Reading every game. We're winning games and that's the most important thing."
Shrewsbury Town manager Graham Turner told BBC Shropshire:
"We've put in a good shift today and I think we deserved better than a 1-0 defeat. It was a top quality goal from them to win the game.
"For the first 10 minutes, they gave us real problems and they hit the post, but we sorted ourselves out quickly. After that they didn't give us much trouble.
"Too many shots have gone wide from us, they were tentative and it's not what we would have expected.
"We can take encouragement from the game, [but] we need to be mentally stronger for Tuesday's game with Colchester. What we have to do is have belief that we can put on a good show."
- 31LittleSubstituted forNtlheat 37'minutes
- 12TaylorSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 62'minutes
- 9AssombalongaSubstituted forJeffersat 88'minutes
- 17ParrySubstituted forReachat 69'minutes
- 27López SantamariaSubstituted forMcAlindenat 67'minutes
- 8McAllisterSubstituted forGoldsonat 75'minutes
- Eddie Ilderton
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.
Substitution, Peterborough United. Shaun Jeffers replaces Britt Assombalonga.
Attempt saved. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Attempt missed. Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town).
Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United).
Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town).
Attempt missed. Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town) left 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.
Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Connor Goldson replaces David McAllister.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Tyrone Barnett.
Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).
David McAllister (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Adam Reach replaces Paul Parry.
Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Liam McAlinden replaces Cristian.