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Oxford United 0-1 Peterborough United

Ivan Toney struck his 19th goal of the season as Peterborough snatched victory at Oxford's Kassam Stadium.

Marcus Maddison caught out the home defence with a 76th-minute free-kick to Toney on the right, and the unmarked striker fired an unstoppable shot across goalkeeper Simon Eastwood and into the net.

It brought Darren Ferguson the first win of his third spell as Peterborough manager and dealt a big blow to Oxford, who slipped back into League One's bottom four.

Posh had been quick out of the blocks, with Toney forcing Eastwood to tip over his header from their first corner, then Jason Naismith smashing a right-footed drive against a post in the fifth minute.

The visitors lost on-loan centre-half Josh Knight, who was making his debut, to injury after only 21 minutes.

Cameron Brannagan went close for Oxford with a right-footed shot from Gavin Whyte's cut-back and brought out a good save from Conor O'Malley, diving to his left.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 6HansonBooked at 46mins
  • 4DickieBooked at 70mins
  • 5Nelson
  • 14Ruffels
  • 8Brannagan
  • 15MousinhoSubstituted forCarruthersat 79'minutes
  • 16Whyte
  • 17HenrySubstituted forBrowneat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 18Graham
  • 9SinclairSubstituted forMackieat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Browne
  • 11Carruthers
  • 19Mackie
  • 23Long
  • 27Stevens
  • 40Kashi
  • 46Jones

Peterborough

  • 25O'Malley
  • 2Naismith
  • 6WhiteBooked at 8mins
  • 18LaffertySubstituted forBennettat 71'minutes
  • 3KnightSubstituted forTafazolliat 22'minutes
  • 4WoodyardBooked at 81mins
  • 15Ward
  • 19CooperSubstituted forTomlinat 60'minutes
  • 30Dempsey
  • 21MaddisonBooked at 36mins
  • 17Toney

Substitutes

  • 1Chapman
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 9Godden
  • 11Reed
  • 16Bennett
  • 26Stevens
  • 29Tomlin
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
6,541

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home17
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 0, Peterborough United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 0, Peterborough United 1.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Booking

Marcus Browne (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Marcus Browne (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Josh Ruffels.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Dempsey (Peterborough United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

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

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

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

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Oxford United).

Attempt blocked. Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Samir Carruthers (Oxford United).

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

Foul by Jamie Hanson (Oxford United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Gavin Whyte (Oxford United) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Gavin Whyte (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United).

Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Samir Carruthers replaces John Mousinho.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jordan Graham.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 0, Peterborough United 1. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marcus Maddison with a cross following a set piece situation.

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

Attempt blocked. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Rhys Bennett replaces Daniel Lafferty.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

Booking

Robert Dickie (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Robert Dickie (Oxford United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Marcus Browne replaces James Henry.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jamie Mackie replaces Jerome Sinclair.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jason Naismith.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton33218466283871
2Barnsley32198559283165
3Portsmouth32179654351960
4Sunderland311514253302359
5Charlton33168948331556
6Doncaster31158858391953
7Peterborough33141095144752
8Blackpool32121283428648
9Coventry33137133637-146
10Fleetwood33129124436845
11Wycombe331110124247-543
12Burton32119124240242
13Southend33124174344-140
14Scunthorpe33117154057-1740
15Plymouth33108154053-1338
16Accrington30910112940-1137
17Gillingham32106164253-1136
18Walsall3398163453-1935
19Rochdale3297163863-2534
20Bristol Rovers3189143034-433
21Oxford Utd32712133848-1033
22Shrewsbury32712133444-1033
23Bradford3396183652-1633
24Wimbledon3275202348-2526
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