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Peterborough United 3-0 Crewe Alexandra

Harry Beautyman
Harry Beautyman has three goals in two games after failing to score in 13 months

Harry Beautyman scored twice as Peterborough edged League One basement side Crewe closer to the drop.

The midfielder, who ended a 13-month goal drought against Coventry on Good Friday, lashed home the opener before doubling Posh's lead after Alex keeper Ben Garratt had denied Aaron Williams.

Lee Angol sealed United's third straight win with a rasping finish from Marcus Maddison's fine pass.

The visitors offered little as their winless run stretched to 11 games.

Crewe are now 12 points from safety with just six games to go, while Peterborough stayed 14th.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Alnwick
  • 8Bostwick
  • 6Baldwin
  • 2Smith
  • 11Maddison
  • 16BeautymanBooked at 55mins
  • 18FoxBooked at 23minsSubstituted forAlmeida Santosat 52'minutes
  • 33ForresterSubstituted forGillettat 74'minutes
  • 24Angol
  • 41WilliamsSubstituted forTaylorat 63'minutes
  • 39Coulthirst

Substitutes

  • 7Taylor
  • 10Oztumer
  • 12Almeida Santos
  • 14Tyler
  • 17Gillett
  • 21Nichols
  • 36Samuelsen

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 41BakayogoBooked at 12mins
  • 3Guthrie
  • 4Davis
  • 2Turton
  • 25Ainley
  • 15Fox
  • 18BinghamSubstituted forJonesat 61'minutes
  • 31Kirk
  • 12Dalla ValleSubstituted forCooperat 75'minutes
  • 36HitchcockSubstituted forHaberat 47'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ray
  • 6Nugent
  • 9Haber
  • 11Cooper
  • 13Richards
  • 20Jones
  • 39Udoh
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
4,881

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home11
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 3, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 3, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Michael Smith (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt saved. Harry Beautyman (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Simon Gillett.

Foul by Simon Gillett (Peterborough United).

David Fox (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Cooper replaces Lauri Dalla Valle.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Simon Gillett replaces Chris Forrester.

Foul by Lee Angol (Peterborough United).

Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Jon Taylor (Peterborough United).

Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 3, Crewe Alexandra 0. Lee Angol (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marcus Maddison.

Attempt missed. Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Michael Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jon Taylor replaces Aaron Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. James Jones replaces Billy Bingham.

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Booking

Harry Beautyman (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Harry Beautyman (Peterborough United).

Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan402114570363477
2Burton402371051341776
3Walsall381911857401768
4Gillingham3919101065442167
5Bradford401910114638867
6Millwall401991260441666
7Barnsley391951560481262
8Sheff Utd401610145853558
9Rochdale401610145752558
10Southend401610145352158
11Coventry4015121359441557
12Scunthorpe401511144944556
13Port Vale411511154751-456
14Peterborough39166176861754
15Swindon39149165764-751
16Bury401312154963-1451
17Chesterfield40137205262-1046
18Shrewsbury391210174862-1446
19Blackpool41129203950-1145
20Fleetwood391012174449-542
21Oldham38817133750-1341
22Doncaster40911204158-1738
23Colchester40811215187-3635
24Crewe40612224072-3230
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