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PeterboroughPeterborough United3TranmereTranmere Rovers0

Peterborough United 3-0 Tranmere Rovers

Nicky Ajose's first goal for Peterborough since joining over two years ago helped Posh beat Tranmere.

Britt Assombalonga's penalty - after the striker was fouled in the box - put Posh ahead before Ajose, recently back after a loan spell, doubled the lead from Danny Swanson's delivery.

Top scorer Assombalonga then notched his 20th of the season late on after being teed up by Ajose.

Matthew Kennedy came closest for Rovers with the score 1-0, hitting the post.

It was Posh's first points of 2014 as Rovers stay in relegation trouble.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 13Day
  • 31Little
  • 14RoweSubstituted forMcCannat 56'minutes
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 6BostwickSubstituted forNtlheat 46'minutes
  • 4BrisleyBooked at 72mins
  • 7Swanson
  • 15AndersonSubstituted forVassellat 89'minutes
  • 21Ajose
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 8Payne

Substitutes

  • 1Olejnik
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 11McCann
  • 12Vassell
  • 17Newell
  • 22Ephraim
  • 36Jeffers

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 29PenningtonBooked at 69mins
  • 23RidehalghSubstituted forHorwoodat 46'minutes
  • 18JenningsBooked at 23mins
  • 4Taylor
  • 32ArthurworreyBooked at 77mins
  • 12RoweSubstituted forPowerat 68'minutes
  • 22KoumasSubstituted forStocktonat 76'minutes
  • 9Lowe
  • 20Kennedy
  • 15Kirby

Substitutes

  • 3Horwood
  • 11Bell-Baggie
  • 16Stockton
  • 17Power
  • 24Morris
  • 26Akpa Akpro
  • 33Mooney
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
5,297

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 3, Tranmere Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 3, Tranmere Rovers 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Kyle Vassell replaces Jermaine Anderson.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Peterborough United 3, Tranmere Rovers 0. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Pennington (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United).

  8. Post update

    Evan Horwood (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

  10. Post update

    Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers).

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Booking

    Stephen Arthurworrey (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Arthurworrey (Tranmere Rovers).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Jason Koumas.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Peterborough United 2, Tranmere Rovers 0. Nicholas Ajose (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Evan Horwood.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient26176356243257
2Brentford26175445242156
3Wolves26157441192252
4Preston2613943627948
5Rotherham26128645341144
6Peterborough26133104032842
7Walsall2711973024642
8Port Vale26123113739-239
9Swindon26114114236637
10MK Dons2510694136536
11Coventry26128655451034
12Colchester2681083534134
13Bradford2671273832633
14Gillingham2795133545-1032
15Crawley247982732-530
16Notts County2783163339-627
17Oldham2676132734-727
18Carlisle2676132847-1927
19Sheff Utd2668122635-926
20Shrewsbury2768132635-926
21Tranmere2667132948-1925
22Bristol City2541293639-324
23Crewe2666142553-2824
24Stevenage2664162444-2022
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