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PeterboroughPeterborough United1WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers0

Peterborough 1-0 Wolves

Peterborough United's Kgosi Nthle (left) and Wolverhampton Wanderers' Leigh Griffiths (right) battle for the ball.

Peterborough United ended a run of five straight League One defeats with their first ever home win over Wolves.

Home captain Michael Bostwick scored the winner, firing a low free-kick under the wall and past Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme 11 minutes from time.

Wolves' best chance fell to winger Bakary Sako, who shot into the side netting from a narrow angle.

The loss ended Wolves' 11-game league unbeaten run and cost them top spot to Leyton Orient.

The O's, second in the table before the start of play, went above Wolves on goal difference following their 1-1 draw with Sheffield United.

Posh were fortunate to survive an early penalty appeal when Mark Little appeared to handle Sako's cross.

Leigh Griffiths and Danny Batth were also off target with headers for the visitors in the first half, while Sako tested home keeper Bobby Olejnik with a volley after the break.

But Bostwick made the decisive contribution after Richard Stearman fouled Peterborough substitute Nathaniel Mendez-Laing to inflict a first away defeat of the season on Wolves.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"I felt we did deserve it. The second half we were far better with more tempo to our game.

"It was a gutsy, brave performance. It was never a classic and it was never going to be. Concentration had to be on making sure we didn't make any mistakes.

"I felt today was a day for the substitutions. Mendez-Laing does what he does and sometimes you have to accept to make a career out of the game he might be an impact player. Of course he wants to start but he's better when he comes on, there's no question about that.

"The result was always going to be the important thing today and we've got one. We're eight points behind, hopefully that's our bad run out of the way and I do feel now that we can go on a run similar to the start of the season."

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31LittleSubstituted forKnight-Percivalat 45'minutes
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 15AndersonSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 61'minutes
  • 6Bostwick
  • 4Brisley
  • 8Payne
  • 22Ephraim
  • 12Vassell
  • 23BarnettSubstituted forFerdinandat 61'minutes
  • 10TomlinBooked at 57mins

Substitutes

  • 7Swanson
  • 11McCann
  • 13Day
  • 18Ferdinand
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 36Jeffers

Wolves

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Ikeme
  • 18Ricketts
  • 26Golbourne
  • 4Edwards
  • 5StearmanBooked at 78mins
  • 6Batth
  • 27JacobsSubstituted forIsmailat 81'minutes
  • 11McDonald
  • 9GriffithsSubstituted forCassidyat 80'minutes
  • 29DoyleSubstituted forSigurdarsonat 57'minutesBooked at 61mins
  • 10Sako

Substitutes

  • 1Hennessey
  • 8Davis
  • 15Sigurdarson
  • 16Cassidy
  • 19Price
  • 21Ismail
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
Referee:
Robert Madley
Attendance:
8,170

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  5. Post update

    Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  7. Post update

    Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Zeli Ismail replaces Michael Jacobs.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jake Cassidy replaces Leigh Griffiths.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Peterborough United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hogan Ephraim.

  16. Booking

    Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  18. Post update

    Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient19134242172543
2Wolves19134232112143
3Preston19107228171137
4Brentford19114429191037
5Peterborough19112628181035
6Rotherham198743123831
7Swindon1993735251030
8Port Vale199282828029
9Bradford1877431201128
10Walsall197662018227
11Coventry1910454134724
12MK Dons186482829-122
13Shrewsbury195772122-122
14Crawley195771924-522
15Oldham176382224-221
16Colchester194962126-521
17Gillingham1963102432-821
18Carlisle195681932-1321
19Tranmere195592334-1120
20Sheff Utd1945101727-1017
21Stevenage1952121932-1317
22Crewe1944111540-2516
23Bristol City192982632-615
24Notts County1932141833-1511
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