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Peterborough United 1-0 Coventry City

Peterborough edged closer to securing their place in the League One play-offs with a narrow win over Coventry.

South Africa international Kgosi Ntlhe scored the only goal of the game early on, his bullet header from Danny Swanson's corner putting Posh in front.

Cyrus Christie wasted a chance to draw Coventry level, heading wide from a free-kick late in the first half.

Nathan Eccleston sliced wide from 12 yards as the Sky Blues pressed but Peterborough held on to earn the win.

Darren Ferguson's sixth-placed side now hold a seven-point cushion over the chasing pack in the race for the play-offs with four games remaining.

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"I'm struggling to find out how we didn't get something from the game. The opening 20 minutes were disappointing from our respect.

"For the remainder of the half after the goal we were very much the dominant force, and then all second half we penned them in, and we had three or four unbelievable chances to get a goal. Unfortunately we didn't do so and on a couple of occasions the quality let us down.

"I've seen a lot of good signs for 70 minutes of the game. There were many pleasing aspects, but ultimately football is about winning games, and we have to ensure between now and the end of the season that we win games to ensure our League One status."

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31Little
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 8Payne
  • 5Baldwin
  • 22NugentSubstituted forAlcockat 82'minutes
  • 7SwansonSubstituted forMcQuoidat 39'minutes
  • 21AjoseBooked at 45mins
  • 24WashingtonSubstituted forMcCannat 69'minutes
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 14Rowe

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 4Brisley
  • 11McCann
  • 13Day
  • 17Newell
  • 36McQuoid
  • 37Isgrove

Coventry

  • 1Murphy
  • 2Christie
  • 19Willis
  • 7Fleck
  • 4Webster
  • 24Clarke
  • 27RobinsonSubstituted forBakerat 45'minutes
  • 12PruttonSubstituted forMcGeouchat 87'minutes
  • 20Wilson
  • 9EcclestonSubstituted forDelfounesoat 64'minutes
  • 26Marshall

Substitutes

  • 3Adams
  • 6Thomas
  • 8Baker
  • 10Delfouneso
  • 11McGeouch
  • 13Burge
  • 31Haynes
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
6,617

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Coventry City 0.

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Coventry City).

Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Carl Baker (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Dylan McGeouch replaces David Prutton.

Jack Payne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Craig Alcock replaces Ben Nugent.

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).

Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Ajose (Peterborough United).

Foul by Nicky Ajose (Peterborough United).

Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Nugent (Peterborough United).

Nathan Delfouneso (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Grant McCann replaces Conor Washington.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Nathan Delfouneso replaces Nathan Eccleston.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United).

Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh McQuoid (Peterborough United).

Mark Marshall (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Ajose (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Ben Nugent (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).

Attempt missed. Nathan Eccleston (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Conor Washington (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

Nicky Ajose (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).

Attempt missed. Mark Marshall (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves42289576255193
2Brentford42269766372987
3Leyton Orient422311878393980
4Rotherham422213777492879
5Preston422116563402379
6Peterborough422141764541067
7Swindon42179165954560
8MK Dons42177185857158
9Port Vale42176195770-1357
10Walsall421414144543256
11Sheff Utd411511154243-156
12Bradford421117145251150
13Bristol City421117146464050
14Coventry421611157172-149
15Crawley401213154249-749
16Gillingham42146225574-1948
17Oldham411211184657-1147
18Colchester421113184859-1146
19Tranmere411210195171-2046
20Notts County42134255974-1543
21Carlisle411110204167-2643
22Crewe421110214978-2943
23Shrewsbury42914193852-1441
24Stevenage42109234264-2239
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