The FA Cup
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Peterborough United 5-0 Tranmere Rovers

Britt Assombalonga scored a hat-trick on his return from suspension as Peterborough thrashed Tranmere 5-0 in the FA Cup second round.

The striker beat Owain Fon Williams at his near post to put Posh in front and ex-Rovers trialist Shaun Jeffers turned in Lee Tomlin's corner for 2-0.

Assombalonga then fired in two powerful efforts to complete his treble.

And Jeffers completed the rout in second-half stoppage time when he converted a Michael Bostwick cross.

Peterborough also beat Tranmere 5-0 in League One at Prenton Park in August and repeated the feat at London Road to book their place in Sunday's third-round draw.

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31LittleSubstituted forKnight-Percivalat 74'minutes
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 15Anderson
  • 4Brisley
  • 6Bostwick
  • 22EphraimSubstituted forSwansonat 28'minutes
  • 10TomlinSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 75'minutes
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 36Jeffers
  • 11McCann

Substitutes

  • 7Swanson
  • 13Day
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 23Barnett
  • 32Conlon
  • 34Marshall

Tranmere

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Williams
  • 2Holmes
  • 23Ridehalgh
  • 8Wallace
  • 20McNulty
  • 29Edwards
  • 15KirbySubstituted forRoweat 65'minutes
  • 14Atkinson
  • 9Lowe
  • 26Akpa AkproSubstituted forStocktonat 59'minutes
  • 25Peterson

Substitutes

  • 3Horwood
  • 12Rowe
  • 16Stockton
  • 17Power
  • 19Sodje
  • 22Koumas
  • 33Mooney
Referee:
Michael Naylor
Attendance:
3,269

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home22
Away2
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 5, Tranmere Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 5, Tranmere Rovers 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Peterborough United 5, Tranmere Rovers 0. Shaun Jeffers (Peterborough United) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Jermaine Anderson.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Owain Williams.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shaun Jeffers (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Kristoffer Peterson.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Lee Tomlin.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Knight-Percival replaces Mark Little.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Peterborough United 4, Tranmere Rovers 0. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lee Tomlin.