Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Oxford United 0.
Joe Ward starred as Peterborough continued their hot streak by seeing off Oxford.
Ward brilliantly broke the deadlock two minutes before half-time with an exquisite lob after being picked out by an equally sublime pass from Jack Taylor.
And he followed up his first goal of the season by releasing Siriki Dembele to open his account 20 minutes into the second half.
Ward seized on a loose ball and picked out his fellow wideman to fire left-footed past Oxford keeper Simon Eastwood and seal the points.
Posh had been reliant on two crucial contributions in as many minutes at the other end of the pitch before going ahead late in the first half.
Goalkeeper Christy Pym produced a fine reaction save to thwart Matt Taylor and then denied Dan Agyei from a corner moments later.
Pym was called upon again to keep out a Mark Sykes shot early in the second period before Josh Ruffels headed the visitors' best chance of all wide as they succumbed to a fourth defeat in their opening five league games.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 3ButlerBooked at 88mins
- 23WardBooked at 27mins
- 10DembéléBooked at 67minsSubstituted forHamiltonat 86'minutes
- 15SzmodicsSubstituted forBroomat 78'minutes
- 2ClareBooked at 23mins
- 10SykesSubstituted forGorrinat 69'minutes
- 28KellySubstituted forWinnallat 69'minutes
- 17HenryBooked at 58mins
- 19AgyeiSubstituted forOsei Yawat 61'minutes
- 29Osei Yaw
- Carl Boyeson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Oxford United 0.
Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Peterborough United).
Sam Long (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Christy Pym (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Matty Taylor (Oxford United).
Frankie Kent (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Matty Taylor (Oxford United).
Ryan Broom (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Anthony Forde (Oxford United).
Dan Butler (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Dan Butler (Peterborough United).
James Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Sean Clare (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Ryan Broom (Peterborough United).
Sean Clare (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Peterborough United. Ethan Hamilton replaces Siriki Dembélé.
Nathan Thompson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Derick Osei Yaw (Oxford United).
Foul by Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United).