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Peterborough United 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

Peterborough United closed the gap on the League One automatic promotion places with a 1-0 home win against bottom side Bolton.

The division's top scorer Ivan Toney headed in a first-half winner for Posh, who missed a host of chances against a Wanderers side who have lost all but one of their away matches in the league.

Toney's 14th league goal of the season came in the 23rd minute when he headed in Louis Reed's superb first-time cross into the far post from eight yards out.

The striker then blocked a clearance from Bolton goalkeeper Remi Matthews, but Mo Eisa twice had shots blocked while Toney also missed a free header in the attack.

Eisa later had a shot blocked on the line before hitting the underside of the bar from two yards out after Mark Beevers had chested a Dan Butler cross in his direction.

In the second half Toney had a shot blocked on the line by Josh Earl before the visitors finally threatened, but Luke Murphy headed their best chance wide.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Pym
  • 15ThompsonSubstituted forMasonat 14'minutes
  • 5Beevers
  • 6Kent
  • 23Ward
  • 14Reed
  • 4Woodyard
  • 3Butler
  • 20TasdemirSubstituted forMaddisonat 74'minutes
  • 7EisaBooked at 39minsSubstituted forJade-Jonesat 75'minutes
  • 17Toney

Substitutes

  • 11Maddison
  • 16Bennett
  • 24Mason
  • 25O'Malley
  • 31Barker
  • 32Burrows
  • 37Jade-Jones

Bolton

  • 20Matthews
  • 30ZoumaSubstituted forO'Gradyat 56'minutes
  • 28BridcuttBooked at 88mins
  • 32Earl
  • 2Emmanuel
  • 4Lowe
  • 8MurphyBooked at 15mins
  • 23Dodoo
  • 12Chicksen
  • 9Murphy
  • 27DarcySubstituted forVerlindenat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Wright
  • 10O'Grady
  • 17Verlinden
  • 31Boon
  • 34Senior
  • 35Graham
  • 43Alexander
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
6,965

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Murphy (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Joseph Dodoo (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United).

Thibaud Verlinden (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Liam Bridcutt.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Liam Bridcutt (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt blocked. Adam Chicksen (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United).

Luke Murphy (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ricky Jade-Jones (Peterborough United).

Joshua Emmanuel (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Daryl Murphy (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thibaud Verlinden.

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

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Luke Murphy (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Joseph Dodoo (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Frankie Kent (Peterborough United).

Jason Lowe (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ricky Jade-Jones (Peterborough United).

Liam Bridcutt (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Luke Murphy (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Ricky Jade-Jones replaces Mohamed Eisa.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Marcus Maddison replaces Serhat Tasdemir.

Foul by Frankie Kent (Peterborough United).

Joseph Dodoo (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joshua Earl (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Joshua Emmanuel.

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

Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Joseph Dodoo (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Thibaud Verlinden with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Joe Ward.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Louis Reed following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe20127130141643
2Ipswich19106329151436
3Peterborough20105543251835
4Bristol Rovers1910452925434
5Blackpool208933023733
6Rotherham2094732211131
7Coventry2071032523231
8Oxford Utd1986537201730
9Fleetwood189363124730
10Portsmouth197752924528
11Shrewsbury197751820-228
12Sunderland197662521427
13Gillingham206772322125
14Doncaster176652620624
15Lincoln City197392122-124
16Burton196672122-124
17Accrington205782930-122
18Rochdale2064102233-1122
19Wimbledon2055102531-620
20Tranmere1945102234-1217
21MK Dons2052131730-1317
22Southend2114162259-377
23Bolton173591139-282
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