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Peterborough United 2-1 Rotherham United

Rotherham were knocked off top spot in League One as their five-match winning run ended with a 2-1 defeat at Peterborough.

Posh moved into the play-off places thanks to goals from Ivan Toney and Sammie Szmodics, despite Michael Ihiekwe pulling a goal back for the visitors in an action-packed first half.

Rotherham's first league defeat since 7 December allowed Ipswich to claim top spot.

It took less than two minutes for Toney to bag his 20th goal in all competitions this season. Siriki Dembele nipped in ahead of Chiedozie Ogbene and charged down the left before picking out the striker at the back post.

The second goal came in the 22nd minute following a superb move which included a one-two between Dan Butler and Jack Taylor. The former then played it down the line to Szmodics, who curled in.

Rotherham pulled one back 10 minutes before the break as an unmarked Ihiekwe volleyed in Daniel Barlaser's left-wing corner.

Toney and Rotherham's Michael Smith both had second-half headers well saved, while there was a seven-minute delay due to an injury to one of the linesmen, with a member of the crowd taking over fourth official duties after an appeal over the tannoy.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Pym
  • 15Thompson
  • 5Beevers
  • 6Kent
  • 23WardSubstituted forBennettat 90+3'minutes
  • 29Taylor
  • 12BrownSubstituted forKnightat 68'minutes
  • 3Butler
  • 9SzmodicsBooked at 64mins
  • 17Toney
  • 10DembéléSubstituted forJade-Jonesat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Eisa
  • 8Knight
  • 16Bennett
  • 21Boyd
  • 24Mason
  • 26Chapman
  • 37Jade-Jones

Rotherham

  • 1Iversen
  • 22OlosundeSubstituted forMacDonaldat 90+2'minutes
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 6Wood
  • 3Mattock
  • 19Ogbene
  • 8WilesBooked at 49minsSubstituted forYatesat 90+2'minutes
  • 11Barlaser
  • 14AdelakunSubstituted forLamyat 82'minutes
  • 10Ladapo
  • 24Smith

Substitutes

  • 4MacDonald
  • 16Lindsay
  • 18Clarke
  • 21Yates
  • 23Hastie
  • 26Lamy
  • 30Bilboe
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
7,495

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Rotherham United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Rotherham United 1.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Josh Knight.

Foul by Julien Lamy (Rotherham United).

Nathan Thompson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Sammie Szmodics (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Ricky Jade-Jones.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Josh Knight.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Rhys Bennett replaces Joe Ward.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jerry Yates replaces Ben Wiles.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Shaun MacDonald replaces Matthew Olosunde.

Offside, Peterborough United. Dan Butler tries a through ball, but Ivan Toney is caught offside.

Foul by Michael Smith (Rotherham United).

Nathan Thompson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ricky Jade-Jones (Peterborough United).

Foul by Julien Lamy (Rotherham United).

Joe Ward (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Julien Lamy replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

Foul by Hakeeb Adelakun (Rotherham United).

Josh Knight (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Richard Wood (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Hakeeb Adelakun with a cross.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Sammie Szmodics.

Foul by Richard Wood (Rotherham United).

Nathan Thompson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Joe Ward.

Attempt saved. Michael Smith (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matthew Olosunde with a cross.

Attempt missed. Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ivan Toney with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Josh Knight replaces Reece Brown.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

Booking

Sammie Szmodics (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matthew Olosunde (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Sammie Szmodics (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ivan Toney following a set piece situation.

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United).

Sammie Szmodics (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Peterborough United. Siriki Dembélé tries a through ball, but Sammie Szmodics is caught offside.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Chiedozie Ogbene.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Daniel Iversen.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Daniel Iversen.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich27139540241648
2Rotherham27145849282147
3Wycombe2713863431347
4Coventry251111336261044
5Peterborough28127950361443
6Sunderland26119636241242
7Oxford Utd26118743261741
8Portsmouth2511863729841
9Burton2611783531440
10Doncaster25108736241238
11Fleetwood2510873932738
12Lincoln City28114133634237
13Bristol Rovers2610793035-537
14Gillingham2781273127436
15Blackpool2581073229334
16Shrewsbury2581072428-434
17Accrington2779113740-330
18Rochdale2785143245-1329
19Wimbledon2676133138-727
20MK Dons2774162739-1225
21Tranmere2557132845-1722
22Southend2627172966-3713
23Bolton2447131954-357
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