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Peterborough United 2-0 Oxford United

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.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Pym
  • 4Thompson
  • 6Kent
  • 5Beevers
  • 3ButlerBooked at 88mins
  • 23WardBooked at 27mins
  • 12Brown
  • 8Taylor
  • 10DembéléBooked at 67minsSubstituted forHamiltonat 86'minutes
  • 15SzmodicsSubstituted forBroomat 78'minutes
  • 9Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 7Eisa
  • 11Broom
  • 13Gyollai
  • 14Reed
  • 22Hamilton
  • 24Mason
  • 26Clarke

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 2ClareBooked at 23mins
  • 5Moore
  • 12Long
  • 3Ruffels
  • 10SykesSubstituted forGorrinat 69'minutes
  • 28KellySubstituted forWinnallat 69'minutes
  • 14Forde
  • 17HenryBooked at 58mins
  • 9Taylor
  • 19AgyeiSubstituted forOsei Yawat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Gorrin
  • 7Hall
  • 11Winnall
  • 13Stevens
  • 18McGuane
  • 20Hanson
  • 29Osei Yaw
Referee:
Carl Boyeson

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away24

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Oxford United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Oxford United 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Peterborough United).

  4. Post update

    Sam Long (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Christy Pym (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Matty Taylor (Oxford United).

  7. Post update

    Frankie Kent (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Matty Taylor (Oxford United).

  9. Post update

    Ryan Broom (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Forde (Oxford United).

  11. Booking

    Dan Butler (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Dan Butler (Peterborough United).

  13. Post update

    James Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Clare (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Broom (Peterborough United).

  16. Post update

    Sean Clare (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Ethan Hamilton replaces Siriki Dembélé.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Derick Osei Yaw (Oxford United).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich65101321116
2Hull6501104615
3Lincoln City6411105513
4Peterborough640295412
5Sunderland532061511
6Plymouth6321107311
7Doncaster531194510
8Gillingham631298110
9Accrington6303810-29
10Portsmouth62227618
11Wimbledon62229908
12Bristol Rovers622279-28
13Crewe52126427
14Fleetwood62138717
15Charlton521245-17
16Shrewsbury51314406
17Swindon6204811-36
18Wigan6204510-56
19MK Dons612368-25
20Blackpool6114611-54
21Burton6114814-64
22Northampton6114511-64
23Rochdale6114411-74
24Oxford Utd5104510-53
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