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Peterborough United 1-0 Burton Albion

A stunning 30-yard half-volley from Joe Ward in second-half stoppage time gave Peterborough a dramatic 1-0 home win against Burton.

Ward struck in the first minute of injury time to give promotion-chasing Posh a first win in four after a drab encounter which had looked destined to finish goalless.

Burton - who were unbeaten in three - had looked the likelier to score, although the home side had a shout for a penalty when Mo Eisa fell to the ground under contact from John-Joe O'Toole.

The visitors could have taken an early lead when Scott Fraser had space in the area but shot wide.

Right-back John Brayford had two efforts on goal, the second of which forced Posh goalkeeper Christy Pym into a diving save in the 68th minute.

Three minutes later Posh were appealing for a penalty when Eisa went down but referee Will Finnie waved away the appeals.

However, that did not matter when the ball dropped to Ward who unleashed a thunderous strike.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Pym
  • 15Thompson
  • 6Kent
  • 5Beevers
  • 3Butler
  • 14Reed
  • 23WardBooked at 64mins
  • 32BurrowsSubstituted forBlake-Tracyat 78'minutes
  • 11MaddisonSubstituted forWoodyardat 90+4'minutes
  • 7Eisa
  • 37Jade-JonesSubstituted forDembéléat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Woodyard
  • 10Dembélé
  • 16Bennett
  • 18Blake-Tracy
  • 24Mason
  • 26Chapman
  • 27Kanu

Burton

  • 1O'HaraBooked at 84mins
  • 2Brayford
  • 21O'Toole
  • 18Nartey
  • 6Wallace
  • 4EdwardsBooked at 53mins
  • 7Quinn
  • 8Fraser
  • 17SarkicSubstituted forDanielat 88'minutes
  • 10Akins
  • 11TempletonSubstituted forBroadheadat 61'minutesSubstituted forBoyceat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Daniel
  • 5Buxton
  • 9Broadhead
  • 14Sbarra
  • 19Anderson
  • 24Garratt
  • 27Boyce
Referee:
Will Finnie
Attendance:
6,462

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Burton Albion 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Burton Albion 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Alex Woodyard replaces Marcus Maddison.

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Siriki Dembélé.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1, Burton Albion 0. Joe Ward (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Frazer Blake-Tracy.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Colin Daniel replaces Oliver Sarkic because of an injury.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Kieran O'Hara.

Attempt saved. Mark Beevers (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Stephen Quinn.

Booking

Kieran O'Hara (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Kieran O'Hara.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Mark Beevers (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Frazer Blake-Tracy replaces Harrison Burrows.

Attempt saved. Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcus Maddison.

Attempt saved. Ryan Edwards (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United).

John Brayford (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harrison Burrows (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Liam Boyce replaces Nathan Broadhead because of an injury.

Foul by Oliver Sarkic (Burton Albion).

Harrison Burrows (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. John Brayford (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Edwards.

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Frankie Kent (Peterborough United).

Attempt blocked. Kieran Wallace (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Oliver Sarkic (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Louis Reed (Peterborough United).

Booking

Joe Ward (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Kieran Wallace (Burton Albion).

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

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathan Thompson.

Attempt blocked. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathan Broadhead.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Nathan Broadhead replaces David Templeton.

Offside, Peterborough United. Nathan Thompson tries a through ball, but Siriki Dembélé is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Siriki Dembélé replaces Ricky Jade-Jones.

Attempt blocked. Mohamed Eisa (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Beevers.

Attempt blocked. Mark Beevers (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcus Maddison with a cross.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Richard Nartey.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe18116128141439
2Ipswich16104227121534
3Peterborough1894540231731
4Rotherham1793528151330
5Coventry187922320330
6Oxford Utd1785437191829
7Fleetwood169252920929
8Blackpool187832621529
9Bristol Rovers178452322128
10Sunderland167542317626
11Portsmouth166642316724
12Shrewsbury176651619-324
13Doncaster156542417723
14Gillingham185672121021
15Burton155551816220
16Rochdale1954102133-1219
17Accrington184682428-418
18Lincoln City175391822-418
19Wimbledon1844102128-716
20Tranmere174492132-1116
21MK Dons1841131529-1413
22Southend1812151752-355
23Bolton15348936-271
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