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Peterborough United 4-0 Southend United

Peterborough moved into League One's automatic promotion places after beating struggling Southend.

Second-half strikes from Siriki Dembele and Jack Taylor and an Ivan Toney brace did the damage for Posh, in what was a sixth consecutive victory.

The win was marred somewhat, however, by leading marksman Toney's 10th yellow card of the season, meaning he will serve a two-match ban.

After a poor first half the visitors were unfortunate not to be ahead four minutes after the break when Mark Milligan's 25-yard deflected volley hit the inside of the post and rebounded to safety.

The breakthrough arrived a minute later at the other end though when Joe Ward combined with Dembele and the latter fired low under Mark Oxley.

Taylor doubled the lead seven minutes later when the ball fell kindly for him and he lashed home through a crowded area.

The Shrimpers' evening went from bad to worse with 20 minutes to go as Toney got in on the act by rounding Oxley and tapping home following substitute Josh Knight's pass.

Toney then added a fourth in the 74th minutes, rising highest to head home Dan Butler's corner from 12 yards.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Pym
  • 16Bennett
  • 5Beevers
  • 24Mason
  • 23Ward
  • 12BrownSubstituted forKnightat 59'minutes
  • 29Taylor
  • 3Butler
  • 9SzmodicsSubstituted forBoydat 59'minutes
  • 17ToneyBooked at 45minsSubstituted forEisaat 77'minutes
  • 10Dembélé

Substitutes

  • 7Eisa
  • 8Knight
  • 14Reed
  • 18Blake-Tracy
  • 21Boyd
  • 26Chapman
  • 37Jade-Jones

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 47Mitchell-Nelson
  • 2BwomonoBooked at 71mins
  • 8Dieng
  • 33Clifford
  • 34Egbri
  • 24DemetriouBooked at 80mins
  • 5MilliganBooked at 78mins
  • 18MantomBooked at 48minsSubstituted forAcquahat 64'minutes
  • 11McLaughlinBooked at 28mins
  • 41RushSubstituted forKelmanat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Goodship
  • 23Kelman
  • 32Acquah
  • 36Hutchinson
  • 43Kinali
  • 45Taylor
  • 46Coker
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
5,036

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away12
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 4, Southend United 0.

Full Time

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

Attempt saved. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by George Boyd (Peterborough United).

Terrell Egbri (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Joe Ward (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Charlie Kelman (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Terrell Egbri (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Emile Acquah following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Mohamed Eisa (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dan Butler.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Terrell Egbri.

Attempt saved. George Boyd (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Niall Mason.

Jack Taylor (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Demetriou (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Joe Ward (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Jack Taylor.

Attempt blocked. George Boyd (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Ward.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Kelman (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Jason Demetriou (Southend United).

Booking

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jason Demetriou (Southend United).

Booking

Mark Milligan (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rhys Bennett (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Milligan (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Mohamed Eisa replaces Ivan Toney.

Attempt missed. Emile Acquah (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Tom Clifford with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Emile Acquah.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 4, Southend United 0. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Dan Butler with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Mark Oxley.

Attempt saved. Jack Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Niall Mason.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Tom Clifford.

Rhys Bennett (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emile Acquah (Southend United).

Booking

Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 3, Southend United 0. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Knight.

Attempt missed. Josh Knight (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

George Boyd (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jason Demetriou (Southend United).

Foul by Mark Beevers (Peterborough United).

Emile Acquah (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

goal

As It Stood

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1Rotherham30175854302456
2Peterborough32167964372755
3Coventry291412341281354
4Wycombe3115883936353
5Sunderland30149741261551
6Portsmouth29148743301350
7Ipswich311310841301149
8Doncaster30139846291748
9Fleetwood29139744341048
10Oxford Utd29129847331445
11Gillingham30101373629743
12Burton30111094138343
13Bristol Rovers30109113341-839
14Lincoln City32115163840-238
15Blackpool29910103837137
16Accrington3099124143-236
17Shrewsbury29811102534-935
18MK Dons3196163342-933
19Rochdale3196163551-1633
20Wimbledon3078153544-929
21Tranmere3058172853-2523
22Southend3037203376-4316
23Bolton2858152459-3511
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