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Peterborough United 4-2 Crewe Alexandra

Peterborough United strengthened their grip on a League One play-off spot by plunging Crewe deeper into trouble.

Chuks Aneke curled a superb shot into the far corner for Crewe's opener.

Britt Assombalonga levelled from the spot after Harry Davis pulled back Conor Washington, before Nicky Ajose finished a slick counter-attack.

Aneke hauled Crewe level when stylishly slotting past Bobby Olejnik, but Danny Swanson rifled Posh ahead before Washington fired home for 4-2.

It topped a good day for Washington, who notched his first ever Posh goal and created two others.

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Post-match: Posh boss Ferguson

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"Yeah it was entertaining. I think everyone would probably go home feeling entertained, a bit more like the Posh as we're known - to score goals. I thought we should have got more than four.

"I thought we started the game very well and I think their first shot at goal becomes a sloppy goal. You can't let people turn and get shots in like that, though it was a good finish by the boy.

"The pitch is a lot better today but the better areas are certainly wide and I think I'm taking that into consideration when I'm picking teams and I think we used our width at times very well.

"What we've seen today was a lot of good football, a lot of good attacking football which was pleasing and I'm sure everyone's gone home entertained."

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31Little
  • 14Rowe
  • 6Bostwick
  • 4Brisley
  • 22Nugent
  • 7SwansonBooked at 52mins
  • 11McCann
  • 24Washington
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 21Ajose

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 5Baldwin
  • 8Payne
  • 13Day
  • 15Anderson
  • 17Newell
  • 36McQuoid

Crewe

  • 21Garratt
  • 2Tootle
  • 16Guthrie
  • 42Grant
  • 4Davis
  • 5Ellis
  • 31ParkSubstituted forIkpeazuat 73'minutes
  • 22EvansSubstituted forOliverat 86'minutes
  • 9Pogba
  • 26Aneke
  • 29WatersSubstituted forMooreat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Phillips
  • 3Mellor
  • 6Dugdale
  • 11Moore
  • 18Nolan
  • 19Oliver
  • 30Ikpeazu
Referee:
Gary Sutton
Attendance:
5,109

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away0
Fouls
Home18
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 4, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 4, Crewe Alexandra 2.

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

Attempt saved. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 4, Crewe Alexandra 2. Conor Washington (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Britt Assombalonga.

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Vadaine Oliver replaces George Evans.

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

Foul by Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Chukwuemeka Aneke.

Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Evans (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Mark Little (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra).

Conor Washington (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Conor Washington (Peterborough United).

Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Uche Ikpeazu replaces Cameron Park.

Grant McCann (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United).

Cameron Park (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sean Brisley (Peterborough United).

Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Nicky Ajose (Peterborough United).

Conor Washington (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt blocked. Conor Washington (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 3, Crewe Alexandra 2. Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Conor Washington.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, Crewe Alexandra 2. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mathias Pogba.

Attempt missed. Cameron Park (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

goal

As It Stood

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1Wolves33227460204073
2Leyton Orient35218668333571
3Brentford33217556312570
4Preston351813451351667
5Rotherham341711664432162
6Peterborough34174135546955
7MK Dons35147145047349
8Swindon35138145247547
9Walsall351211123938147
10Port Vale34144164653-746
11Sheff Utd33128133638-244
12Coventry34149116259341
13Bradford34914114543241
14Gillingham35125184457-1341
15Colchester33912123942-339
16Crawley3091293438-439
17Bristol City35814135258-638
18Oldham35108174051-1138
19Carlisle34107173856-1837
20Tranmere3499164160-1936
21Stevenage34105193654-1835
22Crewe3598184067-2735
23Shrewsbury34711163346-1332
24Notts County3594224261-1931
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