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Burton Albion 1-2 Peterborough United

Joe Ward and Siriki Dembele were the men on target for Peterborough as they maintained their unbeaten away run in League One courtesy of a 2-1 victory at Burton.

The win saw Steve Evans' men close to within two points of leaders Portsmouth, who were held 1-1 by Accrington.

Ward's second goal of the season had a slice of fortune about it as his speculative long-range effort took a sizeable deflection to beat a wrong-footed Brad Collins in the Burton goal.

United then showed their considerable counter-attacking threat just before the hour-mark to make it 2-0.

Ward intercepted a stray pass from Jamie Allen to send the speedy Dembele through on goal, the former Grimsby man streaking away, around Collins and firing home.

Allen made amends for his error very quickly by firing high into the roof of the net to halve the deficit on the hour mark. That came after Posh keeper Aaron Chapman could only parry John Brayford's raking 25-yard drive with Liam Boyce pouncing on the rebound to set Allen up.

Chapman ensured victory for Posh with excellent saves late on to deny David Templeton and Liam Boyce as Albion pushed for an equaliser.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Burton

  • 40Collins
  • 10Akins
  • 2Brayford
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 55mins
  • 19HutchinsonSubstituted forFraserat 70'minutes
  • 8HeskethSubstituted forFoxat 83'minutes
  • 23Quinn
  • 4Allen
  • 44Cole
  • 27Boyce
  • 18MillerSubstituted forTempletonat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Buxton
  • 7Fraser
  • 9Sbarra
  • 11Templeton
  • 12Fox
  • 21Hodge
  • 26Evtimov

Peterborough

  • 1ChapmanBooked at 78mins
  • 2Naismith
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 16BennettBooked at 74mins
  • 23Denton
  • 15Ward
  • 4Woodyard
  • 11Reed
  • 10DembéléSubstituted forO'Haraat 90+1'minutes
  • 9GoddenSubstituted forWalkerat 65'minutes
  • 17ToneySubstituted forCummingsat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Walker
  • 8O'Hara
  • 19Cooper
  • 21Maddison
  • 22Lyon
  • 35Cummings
  • 40Tyler
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
3,600

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home15
Away5
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Peterborough United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Peterborough United 2.

Foul by Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion).

Louis Reed (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jason Naismith.

Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jason Cummings (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Mark O'Hara replaces Siriki Dembélé.

Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

Tyler Denton (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

John Brayford (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Ward (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jason Cummings replaces Ivan Toney.

Foul by Ben Fox (Burton Albion).

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. David Templeton (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Ben Fox replaces Jake Hesketh.

Foul by Jake Hesketh (Burton Albion).

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

Attempt missed. Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Aaron Chapman (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Joe Ward.

Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Walker (Peterborough United).

Booking

Rhys Bennett (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by John Brayford.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Scott Fraser replaces Reece Hutchinson.

Foul by Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion).

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

Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Louis Reed (Peterborough United).

Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Walker (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jamie Walker replaces Matt Godden.

Attempt missed. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. David Templeton replaces Will Miller.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth16105127141335
2Peterborough16103333211233
3Sunderland1595130131732
4Barnsley1584328141428
5Luton168442719828
6Accrington167632018227
7Coventry168351917227
8Doncaster167452522325
9Walsall157441819-125
10Fleetwood166552416823
11Southend167272121023
12Blackpool145721712522
13Charlton156452220222
14Rochdale165472231-919
15Wycombe164662224-218
16Burton155371921-218
17Scunthorpe164572334-1117
18Gillingham154382328-515
19Shrewsbury163671419-515
20Bristol Rovers163581114-314
21Oxford Utd163581724-714
22Plymouth163491827-913
23Wimbledon1632111024-1411
24Bradford1631121230-1810
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