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Northampton Town 1-4 Peterborough United

Marcus Maddison
Marcus Maddison's goal was his 28th in a league game for Peterborough United

Peterborough moved to the top of League One after their winning start to the season continued with a convincing victory at struggling rivals Northampton.

Gwion Edwards, Junior Morias, Jack Marriott and Marcus Maddison all scored for Posh, who notched a fourth win from four, while inflicting another defeat on winless Northampton, who are now bottom.

The contest took a while to get going but Peterborough soon assumed control with Leonardo Da Silva Lopes volleying over before Edwards' run and shot from Steven Taylor's pass put them ahead on 32 minutes.

Morias was then off-target for the dominant visitors, but he fixed his radar just before half-time when he collected Edwards' throw-in and shot low into the corner.

Northampton struggled to mount any sort of comeback, and their afternoon got worse when Marriott latched onto a long ball and coolly rolled home on 75 minutes.

Alex Revell headed in Matt Grimes' corner for a consolation, but Peterborough had the final say when Maddison converted from the spot in stoppage time after Aaron Pierre tripped Marriott.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 30Coddington
  • 16Pierre
  • 6TaylorSubstituted forPowellat 45'minutes
  • 5Barnett
  • 3Buchanan
  • 29Grimes
  • 22CrooksSubstituted forWatersat 70'minutes
  • 17McWilliamsBooked at 82mins
  • 2Moloney
  • 9RichardsSubstituted forLongat 64'minutes
  • 10Revell

Substitutes

  • 1Cornell
  • 7Waters
  • 11Powell
  • 15Bowditch
  • 19Long
  • 23Iaciofano
  • 26Poole

Peterborough

  • 1Bond
  • 27Taylor
  • 6Baldwin
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 7EdwardsBooked at 82mins
  • 42Grant
  • 20DoughtySubstituted forAndersonat 86'minutes
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 11Maddison
  • 16MoriasSubstituted forKanuat 76'minutes
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forLloyd-McGoldrickat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Shephard
  • 3Hughes
  • 8Forrester
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 19Kanu
  • 21Anderson
  • 25O'Malley
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
6,685

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Peterborough United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Peterborough United 4.

Attempt missed. Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Attempt blocked. Chris Long (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Leon Barnett (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

Foul by Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town).

Danny Lloyd (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Matt Grimes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Peterborough United).

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Peterborough United 4. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Peterborough United. Danny Lloyd draws a foul in the penalty area.

Matt Grimes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Waters (Northampton Town).

Foul by Alex Revell (Northampton Town).

Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jermaine Anderson replaces Michael Doughty.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Danny Lloyd replaces Jack Marriott.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Peterborough United 3. Alex Revell (Northampton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Shaun McWilliams following a corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Booking

Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town).

Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United).

Foul by Alex Revell (Northampton Town).

Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Daniel Powell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Idris Kanu replaces Junior Morias.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 0, Peterborough United 3. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcus Maddison.

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Steven Taylor.

Matt Grimes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough4400124812
2Wigan431082610
3Shrewsbury431063310
4Charlton43017349
5Fleetwood43016339
6Scunthorpe42207258
7Oxford Utd42116247
8Blackpool42117617
9Bradford42116517
10Blackburn42027616
11Bristol Rovers420278-16
12Doncaster41216605
13Walsall41216605
14Portsmouth412145-15
15Southend4121610-45
16Wimbledon411234-14
17Bury411247-34
18Plymouth411247-34
19Rotherham41036603
20MK Dons410326-43
21Gillingham402235-22
22Rochdale402236-32
23Oldham400428-60
24Northampton4004210-80
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