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Southend United 2-3 Peterborough United

Ivan Toney
Ivan Toney's goal was his first since joining Peterborough from Newcastle in August

Ivan Toney's late goal earned unbeaten League One leaders Peterborough United a thrilling win at Southend United.

Matt Godden fired in the opener for Posh, who have made the best start to a season in the club's history under Steve Evans.

Godden stabbed in again after the hosts failed to clear Marcus Maddison's free-kick, but Tom Hopper gave Southend hope when he tapped in from Harry Bunn's pass.

Stephen McLaughlin's strike drew Southend level, before Toney slotted in to earn his side all three points.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 35Stockdale
  • 2Bwomono
  • 48White
  • 6Turner
  • 3Coker
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 88'minutes
  • 18Mantom
  • 8Dieng
  • 30Bunn
  • 10CoxSubstituted forRobinsonat 83'minutes
  • 9Hopper

Substitutes

  • 13Bishop
  • 20Klass
  • 23Moore
  • 28McCoulsky
  • 31Robinson
  • 32Hendrie
  • 33Batlokwa

Peterborough

  • 1Chapman
  • 2Naismith
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 4Woodyard
  • 3Daniel
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forToneyat 70'minutes
  • 8O'Hara
  • 6WalkerBooked at 50minsSubstituted forMaddisonat 55'minutes
  • 16Bennett
  • 9Godden
  • 10DembéléSubstituted forWardat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Reed
  • 15Ward
  • 17Toney
  • 19Cooper
  • 20Yorwerth
  • 21Maddison
  • 40Tyler
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
6,551

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 2, Peterborough United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 2, Peterborough United 3.

Attempt missed. Timothee Dieng (Southend United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Joe Ward.

Attempt missed. Timothee Dieng (Southend United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jason Naismith.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Shawn McCoulsky replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Peterborough United 3. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Mantom (Southend United).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Elvis Bwomono.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Theo Robinson replaces Simon Cox.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Elvis Bwomono.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Joe Ward.

Simon Cox (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Joe Ward replaces Siriki Dembélé.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Michael Turner.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Peterborough United 2. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Coker.

Simon Cox (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Attempt saved. Tom Hopper (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Marcus Maddison.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Ivan Toney replaces Jason Cummings.

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Tom Hopper (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United).

Simon Cox (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Peterborough United 2. Tom Hopper (Southend United) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Bunn.

Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Bunn (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Matt Godden (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, Peterborough United 2. Matt Godden (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Tafazolli following a set piece situation.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough76101971219
2Portsmouth7520134917
3Barnsley74301541115
4Sunderland7430146815
5Walsall7430116515
6Fleetwood7331125712
7Doncaster733195412
8Charlton732298111
9Blackpool724175210
10Accrington724199010
11Luton7223910-18
12Wimbledon722348-48
13Rochdale72231016-68
14Gillingham7214911-27
15Southend7214911-27
16Burton7214810-27
17Scunthorpe7142916-77
18Wycombe7133711-46
19Bradford7205611-56
20Bristol Rovers712469-35
21Coventry612336-35
22Shrewsbury704358-34
23Oxford Utd6114715-84
24Plymouth7034413-93
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