League One
Peterborough1Shrewsbury0

Peterborough United 1-0 Shrewsbury Town

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing

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:

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"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."

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31LittleSubstituted forNtlheat 37'minutes
  • 14Rowe
  • 8Payne
  • 2Alcock
  • 5Zakuani
  • 7Swanson
  • 12TaylorSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 62'minutes
  • 23Barnett
  • 9AssombalongaSubstituted forJeffersat 88'minutes
  • 6Bostwick

Substitutes

  • 3Ntlhe
  • 4Brisley
  • 13Day
  • 16Kearns
  • 17Newell
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 36Jeffers

Shrewsbury

  • 1Weale
  • 17ParrySubstituted forReachat 69'minutes
  • 3Jacobson
  • 22Woods
  • 15Wildig
  • 6Winfield
  • 27C. López Substituted forMcAlindenat 67'minutes
  • 8McAllisterSubstituted forGoldsonat 75'minutes
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 16Mkandawire
  • 11Taylor

Substitutes

  • 5Jones
  • 12McQuade
  • 14Marsden
  • 18Goldson
  • 20McAlinden
  • 23Reach
  • 25Anyon
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
6,956

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Shaun Jeffers replaces Britt Assombalonga.

Attempt saved. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United).

Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Connor Goldson replaces David McAllister.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Tyrone Barnett.

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

David McAllister (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Adam Reach replaces Paul Parry.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Liam McAlinden replaces Cristian.

Attempt missed. David McAllister (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1, Shrewsbury Town 0. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Tommy Rowe.

Attempt missed. Cristian (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Paul Taylor.

Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Aaron Wildig (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Aaron Wildig (Shrewsbury Town) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Paul Parry.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Chris Weale.

Attempt missed. Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ryan Woods.

Attempt missed. Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Second Half

Second Half begins Peterborough United 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Peterborough United 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Aaron Wildig.

Attempt blocked. Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ryan Woods.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient1210202332
2Peterborough1210111631
3Wolves118211426
4Preston12642622
5Bradford126331121
6Swindon12624920
7MK Dons12543519
8Crawley11542419
9Walsall12543219
10Rotherham12543019
11Brentford12534018
12Port Vale12426-414
13Shrewsbury12264-212
14Colchester12264-612
15Carlisle11335-1012
16Crewe12336-1412
17Coventry12633611
18Oldham11326-211
19Gillingham12237-79
20Sheff Utd12228-108
21Stevenage12228-118
22Tranmere12228-158
23Notts County11218-87
24Bristol City11065-76
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