League One
PeterboroughPeterborough United3Port ValePort Vale1

Peterborough United 3-1 Port Vale

Marcus Maddison scores for Peterborough against Port Vale
Maddison has scored in two of his three appearances for Peterborough since joining from Gateshead and a total of six goals in eight games this season

Recent signing Marcus Maddison scored a classy first-half goal to set league leaders Peterborough United on their way to a convincing win over Port Vale.

Maddison lofted the ball over goalkeeper Chris Neal from 18 yards to give Posh a deserved lead at the break.

Substitute Kyle Vassell headed in Jon Taylor's free-kick to double the score and Jack Payne's fine shot made it 3-0.

Jordan Slew scored with a thumping late strike but a fifth Posh win in six League One games was never in doubt.

Slew's goal was some reward for an improved second-half display by the visitors.

But Peterborough were good value for their win and their steady, clinical performance could easily have led to a greater margin of victory.

Conor Washington almost opened the scoring but his effort was well saved by Neal and new signing Luke James made a mess of the follow-up, shooting over when well placed.

Maddison grabbed his second goal in three games since joining from Gateshead when he scored from the edge of the box after a smart thinking from a quick throw-in.

The visitors threatened more after the interval after playing two up front.

But they struggled to create clear chances and only had Slew's late goal to show for their efforts after Vassell and Payne had made the points safe.

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 4-4-2

  • 27Alnwick
  • 22Almeida SantosBooked at 90mins
  • 21Burgess
  • 5Baldwin
  • 2Smith
  • 7Taylor
  • 15AndersonSubstituted forFerdinandat 68'minutes
  • 8Payne
  • 30MaddisonSubstituted forMcCannat 82'minutes
  • 14Washington
  • 9JamesSubstituted forVassellat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Brisley
  • 11McCann
  • 12Vassell
  • 13Walker
  • 18Ferdinand
  • 23Barnett
  • 26Luto

Port Vale

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1NealBooked at 69mins
  • 21Veseli
  • 4RobertsonBooked at 71mins
  • 5McGivern
  • 3Dickinson
  • 20Marshall
  • 17Brown
  • 15O'ConnorSubstituted forSlewat 45'minutes
  • 18JenningsBooked at 42mins
  • 11PopeSubstituted forWilliamsonat 74'minutes
  • 19MooreSubstituted forDoddsat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Duffy
  • 7Birchall
  • 8Dodds
  • 9Williamson
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 25Slew
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
6,024

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 3, Port Vale 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 3, Port Vale 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Slew (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  5. Booking

    Ricardo Santos (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Kane Ferdinand (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Michael Brown (Port Vale).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Chris Robertson.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United).

  11. Post update

    Jordan Slew (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Christian Burgess (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Slew (Port Vale).

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Peterborough United 3, Port Vale 1. Jordan Slew (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Mark Marshall.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Grant McCann replaces Marcus Maddison.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Peterborough United 3, Port Vale 0. Jack Payne (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Conor Washington.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Chris Robertson.