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Peterborough United 2-0 Bradford City

Peterborough caretaker boss Dave Robertson enjoyed a winning start as his side comfortably beat Bradford.

Academy manager Robertson, who was put in charge following Darren Ferguson's departure last weekend, saw Posh go ahead as Gaby Zakuani bundled in.

Michael Bostwick's last-minute penalty sealed the victory after Alan Sheehan handled Harry Beautyman's cross.

Bradford created few clear chances as Sheehan's shot was saved by Ben Alnwick and Andy Halliday volleyed over.

The victory for Posh sees them move up to 10th in League One, four points off a play-off spot while the Bantams drop to eighth.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 27Alnwick
  • 6Bostwick
  • 25Zakuani
  • 22Almeida Santos
  • 2Smith
  • 8Payne
  • 17NewellBooked at 61mins
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 7TaylorSubstituted forNorrisat 90+1'minutes
  • 9JamesSubstituted forAndersonat 81'minutes
  • 12VassellBooked at 56minsSubstituted forBeautymanat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Brisley
  • 10Oztumer
  • 21Burgess
  • 23Norris
  • 28Anderson
  • 32Henry
  • 35Beautyman

Bradford

  • 1Pickford
  • 2Darby
  • 5Davies
  • 23McArdle
  • 6Sheehan
  • 24BurkeSubstituted forZokoat 66'minutes
  • 11Knott
  • 17KennedySubstituted forYeatesat 76'minutes
  • 25HallidaySubstituted forMcBurnieat 90+2'minutes
  • 10Clarke
  • 16Stead

Substitutes

  • 3Meredith
  • 4Dolan
  • 12Williams
  • 13Zoko
  • 14Yeates
  • 18Routis
  • 19McBurnie
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
6,494

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home7
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Bradford City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Bradford City 0.

Attempt saved. Billy Knott (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by David Norris (Peterborough United).

Francois Zoko (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Oliver McBurnie replaces Andy Halliday.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. David Norris replaces Jon Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, Bradford City 0. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Billy Knott (Bradford City) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Andy Halliday (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Jack Payne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy Clarke (Bradford City).

Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United).

Alan Sheehan (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Alan Sheehan (Bradford City).

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

Billy Knott (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Harry Anderson replaces Luke James.

Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United).

Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke James (Peterborough United).

Alan Sheehan (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Yeates replaces Jason Kennedy.

Foul by Luke James (Peterborough United).

Andrew Davies (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke James (Peterborough United).

Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke James (Peterborough United).

Rory McArdle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Harry Beautyman replaces Kyle Vassell.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Francois Zoko replaces Oliver Burke.

Attempt saved. Luke James (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Luke James (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Davies (Bradford City).

Booking

Joe Newell (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

Billy Knott (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke James (Peterborough United).

Booking

Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City33217562303270
2MK Dons33188767333462
3Preston32188651282362
4Swindon33187859352461
5Sheff Utd3215894637953
6Doncaster33139114140148
7Chesterfield33129124744345
8Bradford32129114138345
9Port Vale33136144245-345
10Peterborough33135154043-344
11Fleetwood33128133236-444
12Barnsley33135154348-544
13Oldham321110114148-743
14Gillingham33119134650-442
15Rochdale31125145243941
16Walsall331011123336-341
17Scunthorpe32118134448-441
18Crewe33116163255-2339
19Notts County32108143340-738
20Coventry32812123444-1036
21Leyton Orient3298154348-535
22Colchester3397173955-1634
23Crawley33810153557-2234
24Yeovil3379172648-2230
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