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Peterborough United 4-2 Wycombe Wanderers

Marcus Maddison's magical performance led Peterborough to a first home victory of manager Darren Ferguson's third reign as they saw off Wycombe to step up their play-off challenge.

Maddison was the creator on both occasions as striker Matt Godden returned to form with an early brace - his first goals of 2019 - to put the hosts on top.

His opener arrived in the seventh minute and was followed by another cool finish three minutes later, but Wycombe were handed a lifeline when Posh defender Ryan Tafazolli headed a Jason McCarthy cross into his own net in the 16th minute.

Maddison restored the two-goal cushion with a glorious 25-yard free-kick just after the half-hour only for the visitors to be gifted another response as Matt Bloomfield pounced after keeper Conor O'Malley fumbled a Nick Freeman cross.

But Posh claimed a high-class clincher in the second period as Maddison rifled in a fine 66th-minute finish after a slick breakaway involving Lee Tomlin and Godden.

Frontman Godden was then denied a hat-trick by a raised flag but Posh had already done enough to condemn Wycombe to a fourth successive defeat.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 25O'Malley
  • 2Naismith
  • 6White
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 18Lafferty
  • 4Woodyard
  • 15WardBooked at 81mins
  • 14CookeSubstituted forReedat 80'minutes
  • 21Maddison
  • 29TomlinSubstituted forCooperat 85'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Godden

Substitutes

  • 1Chapman
  • 11Reed
  • 16Bennett
  • 19Cooper
  • 23Denton
  • 26Stevens
  • 30Dempsey

Wycombe

  • 1Allsop
  • 26McCarthy
  • 2Coelho Jombati
  • 5Stewart
  • 3JacobsonBooked at 30mins
  • 4Gape
  • 18ThompsonBooked at 88mins
  • 22Freeman
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forTysonat 80'minutes
  • 25SamuelSubstituted forBoltonat 86'minutes
  • 20Akinfenwa

Substitutes

  • 8Bean
  • 11Kashket
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 16Harriman
  • 17Bolton
  • 23Tyson
  • 30Ma-Kalambay
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
6,484

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 4, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 4, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

George Cooper (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by George Cooper (Peterborough United).

Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ben White.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Curtis Thompson.

Booking

Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daniel Lafferty (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Luke Bolton replaces Alex Samuel.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. George Cooper replaces Lee Tomlin.

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

Foul by Louis Reed (Peterborough United).

Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Daniel Lafferty.

Attempt blocked. Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Booking

Joe Ward (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Ward (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Louis Reed replaces Callum Cooke.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Nathan Tyson replaces Matt Bloomfield.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

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

Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ben White.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Conor O'Malley (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Attempt missed. Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 4, Wycombe Wanderers 2. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Godden following a fast break.

Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the right side of the box is too high following a corner.

goal

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7Peterborough351510105648855
8Coventry35148133838050
9Fleetwood351310124637949
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11Burton351111134241144
12Wycombe351110144452-843
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