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PeterboroughPeterborough United3MK DonsMilton Keynes Dons0

Peterborough United 3-0 Milton Keynes Dons

Sammie Szmodics ended a lengthy goal drought with a derby double as Peterborough brushed aside MK Dons.

League One leading scorer Jonson Clarke-Harris provided the perfect start, needing only seven minutes to grab his 13th goal of the season.

The prolific forward was perfectly placed to turn in a terrific right-wing cross from Joe Ward.

Siriki Dembele then marked his 100th appearance in Posh colours by laying on their second goal on the half-hour.

He expertly picked out Szmodics, who glided around keeper Andrew Fisher and tucked his first league goal since September into the empty net.

And the same Posh combination unlocked the Dons' defence again after 65 minutes to seal the points.

Dembele tricked his way into the box and cut the ball back for Szmodics to force in off the inside of a post.

Dons had come within inches of halving the arrears on the stroke of half-time when Regan Poole thumped a 30-yard thunderbolt against the crossbar, before Mark Beevers brilliantly thwarted substitute Joe Mason's attempt to pounce on the rebound.

Posh remain fifth in the table, and are now three points off the automatic promotion places after Hull drew with Blackpool.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Pym
  • 6Kent
  • 24Mason
  • 5Beevers
  • 23WardSubstituted forKanuat 69'minutes
  • 22Hamilton
  • 8TaylorBooked at 61mins
  • 3ButlerSubstituted forBlake-Tracyat 86'minutes
  • 10DembéléSubstituted forEisaat 87'minutes
  • 15SzmodicsSubstituted forBrownat 74'minutes
  • 9Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forJade-Jonesat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Eisa
  • 12Brown
  • 13Gyollai
  • 16Burrows
  • 17Jade-Jones
  • 18Blake-Tracy
  • 19Kanu

MK Dons

Formation 3-5-2

  • 13Fisher
  • 5Poole
  • 3Lewington
  • 21HarvieSubstituted forDaviesat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 12Laird
  • 7Gladwin
  • 16SurmanSubstituted forMasonat 13'minutes
  • 18SørensenSubstituted forJohnsonat 65'minutes
  • 29Sorinola
  • 35JeromeSubstituted forBrownat 76'minutes
  • 10Fraser

Substitutes

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2Williams
  • 11Brown
  • 15O'Hora
  • 20Mason
  • 28Davies
  • 36Johnson
Referee:
Marc Edwards

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home6
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 3, MK Dons 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 3, MK Dons 0.

  3. Booking

    Jack Davies (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jack Davies (MK Dons).

  5. Post update

    Jack Taylor (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ben Gladwin (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Fraser.

  7. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Mohamed Eisa replaces Siriki Dembélé.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Frazer Blake-Tracy replaces Dan Butler.

  10. Post update

    Regan Poole (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ricky Jade-Jones (Peterborough United).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jack Davies (MK Dons).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Brown (MK Dons).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Mason (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Jack Davies replaces Daniel Harvie.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Charlie Brown replaces Cameron Jerome.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Reece Brown replaces Sammie Szmodics.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City21133532181442
2Hull21123633201339
3Portsmouth20115433151838
4Doncaster19113534211336
5Peterborough20113633201336
6Charlton2210663428636
7Ipswich2011272622435
8Sunderland2089327151233
9Accrington1810352518733
10Crewe229582925432
11Fleetwood218582819929
12Gillingham2292112427-329
13Oxford Utd208483027328
14Blackpool218492124-328
15Plymouth227692938-927
16MK Dons226792628-225
17Shrewsbury205962125-424
18Rochdale215793340-722
19Bristol Rovers196492028-822
20Northampton2164111936-1722
21Wimbledon2156102536-1121
22Wigan2155112438-1420
23Swindon2262142945-1620
24Burton2437142951-2216
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