Nathaniel Mendez-Laing's stunning 20-yard strike saw high-flying Peterborough beat Shrewsbury for their sixth straight league win.
The winger cut in from the left and directed a sublime shot past visiting keeper Chris Weale just two minutes after coming off the bench.
Second-placed Peterborough were below par for most of the game despite Paul Taylor hitting the post early on.
Shrewsbury's best chance fell to Liam McAlindon but he dragged his shot wide.
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Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:
"I thought we played really well in the first half. It was difficult because they played everyone behind the ball.
"I don't think my players, from everyone, get anywhere near enough credit. We've won 10 games out of 12.
"We've only dropped five points and we've won six on the bounce. We're not going to get the sort of performance like we did against Reading every game. We're winning games and that's the most important thing."
Shrewsbury Town manager Graham Turner told BBC Shropshire:
"We've put in a good shift today and I think we deserved better than a 1-0 defeat. It was a top quality goal from them to win the game.
"For the first 10 minutes, they gave us real problems and they hit the post, but we sorted ourselves out quickly. After that they didn't give us much trouble.
"Too many shots have gone wide from us, they were tentative and it's not what we would have expected.
"We can take encouragement from the game, [but] we need to be mentally stronger for Tuesday's game with Colchester. What we have to do is have belief that we can put on a good show."
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