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Peterborough United 2-0 Milton Keynes Dons

Marcus Maddison created one goal and scored the other to inspire Peterborough to victory over local rivals MK Dons.

Grant McCann's men struck twice in the space of five minutes early in the second half at a rain-lashed ABAX Stadium.

Maddison delivered the corner from which Ryan Tafazolli headed the opener two minutes after the break, and then doubled the advantage himself with a classy individual effort five minutes later as he danced into the box before guiding a low shot past goalkeeper Lee Nicholls.

Dons chief Robbie Neilson responded with a triple change that saw Osman Sow, Robbie Muirhead and Aidan Nesbitt introduced, but it was a member of his starting line-up who had the visitors' best efforts.

Alex Gilbey saw a deflected drive dip just over the bar, had a shot on the turn well blocked by defender Steven Taylor and then tested Posh goalkeeper Jonathan Bond with a fierce low blast.

But as Dons drew a blank, only a fine stop from Nicholls prevented substitute Leo Da Silva Lopes from grabbing a third for the hosts late on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Bond
  • 2Shephard
  • 27Taylor
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 3Hughes
  • 11Maddison
  • 8Forrester
  • 20Doughty
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forDa Silva Lopesat 77'minutes
  • 9MillerSubstituted forKanuat 79'minutes
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forMoriasat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Baldwin
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 16Morias
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 19Kanu
  • 21Anderson
  • 25O'Malley

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2Williams
  • 5Wootton
  • 3LewingtonSubstituted forNesbittat 56'minutes
  • 25Brittain
  • 8Cissé
  • 20Tshibola
  • 26Gilbey
  • 12Golbourne
  • 14AgardSubstituted forMuirheadat 56'minutes
  • 15SeagerSubstituted forSowat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Ariyibi
  • 9Sow
  • 10Aneke
  • 13Sietsma
  • 16Muirhead
  • 18McGrandles
  • 21Nesbitt
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
6,465

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home21
Away12
Shots on Target
Home12
Away7
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 2, MK Dons 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, MK Dons 0.

Attempt saved. Junior Morias (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Scott Wootton (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United).

Ousseynou Cissé (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Osman Sow (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Junior Morias replaces Jack Marriott.

Attempt saved. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jonathan Bond.

Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Attempt saved. Aidan Nesbitt (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Idris Kanu replaces Ricky Miller.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes replaces Gwion Edwards.

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Osman Sow (MK Dons) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Steven Taylor.

Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Liam Shephard.

Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by George B Williams (MK Dons).

Ricky Miller (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aidan Nesbitt (MK Dons).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jonathan Bond.

Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Lee Nicholls.

Attempt saved. Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Robbie Muirhead (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Attempt blocked. Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Liam Shephard.

Attempt saved. Andrew Hughes (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Scott Wootton.

Attempt blocked. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Robbie Muirhead replaces Kieran Agard.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Aidan Nesbitt replaces Dean Lewington.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Osman Sow replaces Ryan Seager.

Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

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1Shrewsbury7610104619
2Peterborough7511157816
3Charlton75021310315
4Bradford7421149514
5Blackpool7421117414
6Wigan6411113813
7Fleetwood6411117413
8Oxford Utd7331125712
9Rotherham7403159612
10Blackburn6402116512
11Scunthorpe733183512
12Bristol Rovers73041215-39
13Portsmouth722379-28
14Walsall72231014-48
15MK Dons721449-57
16Doncaster713379-26
17Northampton6204611-56
18Rochdale7133510-56
19Southend7133713-66
20Wimbledon712448-45
21Oldham71151016-64
22Bury7115814-64
23Plymouth7115613-74
24Gillingham7034511-63
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