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Peterborough United 2-1 Plymouth Argyle

Newly promoted Plymouth made a losing return to League One as they suffered defeat at Peterborough United.

The Pilgrims fell behind just four minutes into their opening fixture of the season when a Leo Da Silva Lopes cross took a wicked deflection off Gary Sawyer - who was credited with an own goal - and flummoxed goalkeeper Luke McCormick.

Plymouth conceded again two minutes into the second period as their appeals for a foul were ignored after Posh debutant Jack Marriott robbed defender Sonny Bradley. Marriott then laid a second goal on a plate for Junior Morias.

Terrific saves from McCormick kept Derek Adams' side in the contest as he denied Doughty and Marriott before Plymouth halved their arrears.

Substitute Gregg Wylde marked the start of his second spell in Pilgrims colours by firing past the previously unbeatable Jonathan Bond with 14 minutes to go.

On-loan Posh keeper Bond earlier denied the visitors on a host of occasions, most notably when pulling off a stunning double-save from Joel Grant and Antoni Sarcevic.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Bond
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 6Baldwin
  • 27Taylor
  • 18Da Silva LopesBooked at 29minsSubstituted forPennyat 89'minutes
  • 7Edwards
  • 20Doughty
  • 42GrantBooked at 66mins
  • 11MaddisonSubstituted forLloyd-McGoldrickat 81'minutes
  • 14Marriott
  • 16MoriasSubstituted forKanuat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hughes
  • 8Forrester
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 17Penny
  • 19Kanu
  • 23Chettle
  • 24Tibbetts

Plymouth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 23McCormick
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 5Edwards
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 14JervisSubstituted forLameirasat 72'minutes
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 24FoxBooked at 51mins
  • 10CareyBooked at 27mins
  • 19TaylorSubstituted forAinsworthat 21'minutes
  • 16GrantSubstituted forWyldeat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1te Loeke
  • 2Miller
  • 4Songo'o
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 11Lameiras
  • 17Taylor-Sinclair
  • 21Wylde
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
7,622

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home17
Away16
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away11
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Gregg Wylde (Plymouth Argyle).

  5. Post update

    Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Alex Penny replaces Leonardo Da Silva Lopes.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Gwion Edwards.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Michael Doughty (Peterborough United).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Gregg Wylde (Plymouth Argyle).

  16. Post update

    Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Idris Kanu (Peterborough United).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Danny Lloyd replaces Marcus Maddison because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fleetwood11002023
2Oxford Utd11002023
3Portsmouth11002023
4Bradford11002113
5Peterborough11002113
6Southend11002113
7Bury11001013
8Charlton11001013
9Shrewsbury11001013
10Wigan11001013
11Wimbledon10101101
12Scunthorpe10101101
13Doncaster10100001
14Gillingham10100001
15Blackburn100112-10
16Blackpool100112-10
17Plymouth100112-10
18Bristol Rovers100101-10
19MK Dons100101-10
20Northampton100101-10
21Walsall100101-10
22Oldham100102-20
23Rochdale100102-20
24Rotherham100102-20
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