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Peterborough United 1-3 Leyton Orient

David Mooney (r) celebrates at London Road

David Mooney scored a brace as Leyton Orient came from behind to win at promotion rivals Peterborough United.

Tommy Rowe touched in Grant McCann's low free-kick to give Posh the lead but Orient pulled level when Mooney's shot on the turn found the top corner.

The O's went ahead just after the break as Kevin Lisbie flicked on a long ball and Dean Cox lifted it neatly over advancing goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik.

Mooney secured the points with a low finish after being fed by Cox.

A victory for Peterborough would have moved them level on points with the League One leaders.

It was an even first half, with a volley from Mooney hitting the crossbar shortly before his equaliser and O's keeper Jamie Jones denying Rowe a second goal just before half-time.

But Orient looked much brighter after the break and could have won by a larger margin, with Olejnik saving from Cox and denying Mooney his hat-trick.

Russell Slade's side remain three points clear at the top of the table, while Peterborough are three points behind second-placed Wolves, having played a game more.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"It was obviously a very big test, a very big hurdle and obstacle for us to overcome. I thought we did that extremely well.

"David Mooney's form has been remarkable and his performance today was excellent, but it would be very difficult and unfair for me to pick out one player today.

"I thought as a team we looked very solid, very resilient and a threat going forward."

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"Great credit to them, they're really going well at the moment. A team that has won that amount of games in 15 is not a fluke and we knew we're playing against a good team.

"You get days like today but no league is ever won in November so there's no panic.

"I've watched the goals back and they're awful goals to concede, you can't concede goals like that and that was disappointing.

"I would say that we haven't been playing up to the standard for four or five games now but we've been winning, not that that's ever papered over the cracks for me.

"I always analyse the performance as well as the results."

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31Little
  • 3NtlheSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 53'minutes
  • 8Payne
  • 6Bostwick
  • 5Zakuani
  • 7SwansonSubstituted forNewellat 65'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 11McCann
  • 23BarnettBooked at 90mins
  • 9AssombalongaSubstituted forJeffersat 78'minutes
  • 14Rowe

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 4Brisley
  • 13Day
  • 17Newell
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 32Conlon
  • 36Jeffers

Leyton Orient

  • 1Jones
  • 2Omozusi
  • 3Sawyer
  • 8James
  • 15Clarke
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 11OdubajoBooked at 37minsSubstituted forBartleyat 90'minutes
  • 4Vincelot
  • 10Mooney
  • 9Lisbie
  • 7CoxSubstituted forBattat 77'minutesBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 12Larkins
  • 14Batt
  • 19Lasimant
  • 20Gorman
  • 21Bartley
  • 22Stockley
  • 24Sutherland
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
10,026

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away20
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home16
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Leyton Orient 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Leyton Orient 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Marvin Bartley.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Booking

    Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United).

  9. Post update

    Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Marvin Bartley replaces Moses Odubajo.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Tommy Rowe.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United).

  19. Post update

    David Mooney (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient15122136122438
2Wolves1411212781935
3Peterborough15102325121332
4Preston157622316727
5Brentford158342017327
6Bradford1565424141023
7Swindon157262920923
8MK Dons156452420422
9Walsall156451715222
10Rotherham155642122-121
11Coventry1593334221220
12Port Vale156272124-320
13Crawley145451820-219
14Colchester153841520-517
15Shrewsbury153751516-116
16Oldham154381923-415
17Gillingham154381824-615
18Carlisle144371325-1215
19Stevenage154291523-814
20Tranmere153481529-1413
21Crewe153481231-1913
22Sheff Utd153391323-1012
23Bristol City141762127-610
24Notts County1531111729-1210
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