League One
Peterborough4Oxford Utd0

Peterborough United 4-0 Oxford United

Peterborough made it five League One wins in a row with an impressive victory over rival promotion hopefuls Oxford.

Strikes from Siriki Dembele, a double from the division's top scorer Ivan Toney and a late fourth from Josh Knight kept Posh hot on the heels of the top two despite having Nathan Thompson sent off.

Dembele put the hosts ahead after 36 minutes, opening his body up and netting from inside the area after being played in by Sammie Szmodics, who assisted with three of the goals.

After missing several chances, Posh deservedly doubled their lead 11 minutes into the second half after a superb break involving five players which ended with Szmodics sliding in a cross from the left and an outstretched Toney stabbing in at the back post.

The hosts were reduced to 10 men in the 63rd minute when Thompson received a second yellow card for tripping Marcus Browne. A fracas ensued in the dugout which saw Oxford kitman Jonny Edmunds booked.

However, Toney put Peterborough further ahead when he netted his 23rd goal of the season in all competitions by poking in a Dan Butler free-kick after 77 minutes.

And six minutes into stoppage time the striker played a sublime cross-field ball to Szmodics who squared it for Knight to calmly finish.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Pym
  • 15ThompsonBooked at 63mins
  • 5Beevers
  • 6KentSubstituted forMasonat 28'minutes
  • 23Ward
  • 12BrownSubstituted forBennettat 68'minutes
  • 29Taylor
  • 3Butler
  • 9Szmodics
  • 17ToneyBooked at 90mins
  • 10DembéléSubstituted forKnightat 68'minutes

Substitutes

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

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 12Long
  • 4Dickie
  • 15MousinhoBooked at 76mins
  • 3Ruffels
  • 17HenrySubstituted forMackieat 79'minutes
  • 6GorrinSubstituted forKellyat 67'minutes
  • 8Brannagan
  • 18SykesSubstituted forHollandat 67'minutes
  • 9Taylor
  • 30Browne

Substitutes

  • 5Moore
  • 13Stevens I
  • 19Mackie
  • 22Thorne
  • 23Agyei
  • 27Holland
  • 28Kelly
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
8,363

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home17
Away16
Shots on Target
Home10
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 4, Oxford United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 4, Oxford United 0.

Attempt saved. Josh Knight (Peterborough United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Josh Knight.

Nathan Holland (Oxford United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Jamie Mackie.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 4, Oxford United 0. Josh Knight (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sammie Szmodics following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Robert Dickie (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Kelly with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Attempt blocked. Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matty Taylor.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Niall Mason.

Booking

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Robert Dickie (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Attempt saved. Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Josh Ruffels.

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Oxford United) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Sam Long with a cross.

Attempt saved. Jamie Mackie (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Josh Ruffels with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Holland (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matty Taylor.

Offside, Oxford United. Nathan Holland tries a through ball, but Matty Taylor is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Long with a cross.

Attempt saved. Sammie Szmodics (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ivan Toney.

Attempt missed. Nathan Holland (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jamie Mackie.

Attempt saved. Marcus Browne (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cameron Brannagan.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jamie Mackie replaces James Henry.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Joe Ward.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 3, Oxford United 0. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Dan Butler with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

John Mousinho (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by John Mousinho (Oxford United).

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by James Henry.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by John Mousinho.

Attempt blocked. Josh Knight (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Toney.

Foul by James Henry (Oxford United).

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

John Mousinho (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Josh Knight replaces Siriki Dembélé.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Rhys Bennett replaces Reece Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Liam Kelly replaces Alex Rodriguez.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Nathan Holland replaces Mark Sykes.

Attempt missed. James Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham30175854302456
2Wycombe3015873935453
3Peterborough31157960372352
4Coventry281312340281251
5Portsmouth28148643291450
6Sunderland29139738261248
7Ipswich30139841301148
8Doncaster29129844281645
9Fleetwood2812974334945
10Oxford Utd28128845311444
11Burton2911993936342
12Gillingham2991373327640
13Bristol Rovers29108113341-838
14Blackpool2891093634237
15Lincoln City31114163739-237
16Shrewsbury2881192532-735
17Accrington2989123943-433
18Rochdale3096153548-1333
19MK Dons3095163241-932
20Wimbledon2977153544-928
21Tranmere2957172853-2522
22Southend2937193372-3916
23Bolton2758142357-3411
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