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Fleetwood Town 2-1 Peterborough United

Wes Burns was Fleetwood's hero as his second-half strike earned them a 2-1 victory against in-form Peterborough.

Burns skipped past defender Niall Mason before smashing home from an acute angle in the 76th minute.

Peterborough's six-match winning streak came to an end as Town secured their fourth straight success.

Twenty-five goal Ivan Toney's replacement Mo Eisa fluffed an early penalty chance for Posh.

After Alex Cairns had felled Siriki Dembele in the box, the Town goalkeeper redeemed himself by saving Eisa's spot-kick in the eighth minute.

The hosts then went ahead in the 15th minute when Callum Connolly smashed home from 12 yards after meeting Danny Andrew's through-ball.

Fleetwood defender Harry Souttar headed Burns' corner inches over the top just after the 30-minute mark.

Burns skied an effort after being put through by Barrie McKay, while just after the restart, Andrew thumped the base of a post with a 30-yard pile-driver.

Posh levelled in the 54th minute when full-back Dan Butler charged down the left before driving home from 25 yards.

But Burns had the last word to keep high-flying Fleetwood's play-off hopes very much alive.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1CairnsBooked at 7mins
  • 4ConnollySubstituted forSowerbyat 64'minutes
  • 6Souttar
  • 19Gibson
  • 2CoyleSubstituted forThorvaldssonat 84'minutes
  • 15Coutts
  • 12Whelan
  • 3Andrew
  • 7Burns
  • 17Madden
  • 21McKayBooked at 2minsSubstituted forMorrisat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Morris
  • 24Thorvaldsson
  • 27Biggins
  • 28Sowerby
  • 31Crellin
  • 32Saunders
  • 33Hill

Peterborough

  • 1Pym
  • 15ThompsonBooked at 73mins
  • 5Beevers
  • 24MasonSubstituted forJade-Jonesat 83'minutes
  • 23Ward
  • 8Knight
  • 29Taylor
  • 3Butler
  • 9Szmodics
  • 10Dembélé
  • 7EisaSubstituted forKanuat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Brown
  • 14Reed
  • 16Bennett
  • 21Boyd
  • 26Chapman
  • 27Kanu
  • 37Jade-Jones
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
2,801

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Peterborough United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Peterborough United 1.

Foul by Dan Butler (Peterborough United).

Jack Sowerby (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Fleetwood Town. Paul Coutts tries a through ball, but Paddy Madden is caught offside.

Foul by Jack Taylor (Peterborough United).

Jack Sowerby (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Knight (Peterborough United).

Isak Thorvaldsson (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Isak Thorvaldsson replaces Lewie Coyle because of an injury.

Idris Kanu (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Ricky Jade-Jones replaces Niall Mason.

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Morris.

Attempt saved. Idris Kanu (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sammie Szmodics.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Peterborough United 1. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Morris.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

Attempt blocked. Danny Andrew (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Nathan Thompson (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Peterborough United).

Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Josh Morris replaces Barrie McKay.

Foul by Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United).

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Idris Kanu (Peterborough United).

Lewis Gibson (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Josh Knight (Peterborough United).

Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Barrie McKay.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Idris Kanu replaces Mohamed Eisa.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jack Sowerby replaces Callum Connolly.

Foul by Jack Taylor (Peterborough United).

Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dan Butler (Peterborough United).

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dan Butler (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

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2Coventry301512343281557
3Wycombe3216884136556
4Peterborough331671065392655
5Sunderland31159742261654
6Portsmouth30158745301553
7Ipswich321410845311452
8Fleetwood30149746351151
9Doncaster31139947311648
10Gillingham31111373830846
11Oxford Utd30129947341345
12Burton311110104242043
13Bristol Rovers31119113542-742
14Accrington31109124546-139
15Lincoln City33115174144-338
16Blackpool30910113939037
17Shrewsbury30811112536-1135
18MK Dons3196163342-933
19Rochdale3196163551-1633
20Wimbledon3179153746-930
21Tranmere3058172853-2523
22Southend3137213378-4516
23Bolton2958162461-3711
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