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Peterborough United 5-1 Shrewsbury Town

Hat-trick hero Siriki Dembele led Peterborough to a 5-1 thrashing of 10-man Shrewsbury that moved Posh top of League One.

The 24-year-old also earned the penalty from which Jonson Clarke-Harris fired his side ahead in the 16th minute when being wiped out by Town keeper Harry Burgoyne.

But the advantage was short-lived as Josh Daniels headed in Marc Pugh's cross to bring Shrewsbury level two minutes later.

Dembele restored the lead as he stepped past two defenders and stroked a fine finish into the bottom corner three minutes before the break.

Town were then reduced to 10 men in added time when Josh Vela saw red for a crude challenge on Dembele, who did more damage in the second period.

He struck again in the 69th minute when stroking in a Joe Ward cut-back from close range before completing a terrific treble in the 80th minute when racing onto a Dan Butler pass, dancing round Burgoyne and firing into the empty net.

There was still time for Jack Taylor to get in on the act with a 20-yard strike in the 88th minute to cap a fine success.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Pym
  • 6Kent
  • 5Beevers
  • 24Mason
  • 23WardSubstituted forKanuat 82'minutes
  • 12BrownBooked at 50minsSubstituted forReedat 53'minutes
  • 8Taylor
  • 3Butler
  • 15SzmodicsBooked at 84mins
  • 9Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forEisaat 74'minutes
  • 10Dembélé

Substitutes

  • 7Eisa
  • 11Broom
  • 13Gyollai
  • 14Reed
  • 18Blake-Tracy
  • 19Kanu
  • 22Hamilton

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1BurgoyneBooked at 15mins
  • 5Williams
  • 24Ebanks-LandellBooked at 77mins
  • 2Pierre
  • 15Daniels
  • 10VelaBooked at 45mins
  • 25High
  • 8NorburnBooked at 58mins
  • 22Daniels
  • 23UdohSubstituted forTraceyat 81'minutes
  • 27PughSubstituted forCummingsat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Zamburek
  • 16Walker
  • 18Fossey
  • 19Barnett
  • 20Tracey
  • 21Gregory
  • 35Cummings
Referee:
James Oldham

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 5, Shrewsbury Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 5, Shrewsbury Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Butler (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Mohamed Eisa.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Idris Kanu (Peterborough United).

  5. Post update

    Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Mohamed Eisa (Peterborough United).

  7. Post update

    Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Peterborough United 5, Shrewsbury Town 1. Jack Taylor (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mohamed Eisa.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dan Butler (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Siriki Dembélé.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Harry Burgoyne.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sammie Szmodics (Peterborough United) with an attempt from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Idris Kanu.

  12. Booking

    Sammie Szmodics (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Peterborough United).

  14. Post update

    Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Idris Kanu replaces Joe Ward.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Shilow Tracey replaces Daniel Udoh.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town).

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Peterborough United 4, Shrewsbury Town 1. Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dan Butler with a through ball.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joshua Daniels (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott High.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough107121991022
2Ipswich10712167922
3Lincoln City10712146822
4Hull10703169721
5Charlton9612115619
6Sunderland9531126618
7Portsmouth10523169717
8Doncaster9513169716
9Fleetwood10514138516
10Plymouth94321311215
11Wimbledon103431212013
12Accrington7403910-112
13Bristol Rovers93331013-312
14Rochdale103341015-512
15Crewe931588010
16Blackpool10316914-510
17Gillingham10316915-610
18Northampton103161020-1010
19MK Dons102351113-29
20Swindon83051114-39
21Wigan10217817-97
22Shrewsbury9135613-76
23Burton101361220-86
24Oxford Utd8206816-86
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