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Peterborough United 1-2 Portsmouth

Portsmouth moved above opponents Peterborough to the top of League One after their victory at London Road.

Ronan Curtis, on his return from international duty with the Republic of Ireland, set up both of Pompey's second-half goals.

Oliver Hawkins and Jamal Lowe put the visitors in charge of the top-of-the-table clash before Ivan Toney teed up Matt Godden four minutes into stoppage time for a consolation.

The opener arrived when winger Curtis battled past Joe Ward down the left and crossed for Hawkins to loop a header into the far corner for his first goal of the season.

The second goal arrived 13 minutes later and followed a poor pass from home centre-back Rhys Bennett which found Curtis. A quick break saw Hawkins clip over a cross from the right which was headed by Curtis to Lowe, who fired in.

Godden's late strike could not prevent Posh's first league defeat of the season, in front of a bumper crowd.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Chapman
  • 2Naismith
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 16Bennett
  • 3DanielBooked at 78mins
  • 15WardSubstituted forMaddisonat 72'minutes
  • 4Woodyard
  • 8O'HaraSubstituted forWalkerat 67'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 10Dembélé
  • 9Godden
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forToneyat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Walker
  • 11Reed
  • 17Toney
  • 19Cooper
  • 20Yorwerth
  • 21Maddison
  • 40Tyler

Portsmouth

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 20ThompsonBooked at 54mins
  • 5Clarke
  • 6BurgessBooked at 82mins
  • 3Brown
  • 7Naylor
  • 33CloseBooked at 79minsSubstituted forThompsonat 86'minutes
  • 10Lowe
  • 26Evans
  • 11CurtisSubstituted forHaunstrupat 89'minutes
  • 9HawkinsBooked at 71mins

Substitutes

  • 1McGee
  • 4Rose
  • 8Pitman
  • 14Mason
  • 22Wheeler
  • 32Thompson
  • 38Haunstrup
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
10,472

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away22

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Portsmouth 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Portsmouth 2.

Attempt saved. Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Walker (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jamie Walker (Peterborough United).

Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1, Portsmouth 2. Matt Godden (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ivan Toney.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Brandon Haunstrup replaces Ronan Curtis.

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

Foul by Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth).

Booking

Jamie Walker (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ben Thompson replaces Ben Close.

Attempt missed. Jason Naismith (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth) right footed shot from very close range misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jamie Walker.

Booking

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Christian Burgess (Portsmouth).

Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth).

Foul by Jamie Walker (Peterborough United).

Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Ben Close (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Close (Portsmouth).

Booking

Colin Daniel (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 0, Portsmouth 2. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ronan Curtis.

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

Foul by Ben Close (Portsmouth).

Attempt blocked. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jason Naismith.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Marcus Maddison replaces Joe Ward.

Booking

Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Colin Daniel (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth).

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Lee Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jamie Walker replaces Mark O'Hara.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth86201551020
2Peterborough86112091119
3Barnsley84311551015
4Sunderland8431158715
5Doncaster8431136715
6Walsall84311210215
7Charlton8422118314
8Fleetwood8341136713
9Blackpool834185313
10Accrington82511010011
11Luton83231010011
12Coventry832367-111
13Rochdale83231316-311
14Burton83141011-110
15Scunthorpe82421218-610
16Wimbledon8224611-58
17Shrewsbury814378-17
18Southend8215913-47
19Wycombe8143711-47
20Gillingham8215914-57
21Bradford8206613-76
22Bristol Rovers8125610-45
23Oxford Utd8125817-95
24Plymouth8035414-103
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