League One
WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers2PeterboroughPeterborough United0
Wolves v Peterborough

League One leaders Wolves moved a step closer towards promotion with victory over play-off hopefuls Peterborough.

The hosts saw Bakary Sako come close early on, while Posh's Conor Washington rounded the keeper but was forced wide.

Just after the break, Danny Batth's superb header from Sam Ricketts' cross put Wolves ahead, before Sako's free-kick was tapped in by Dave Edwards.

Sako then smashed against the bar from the penalty spot after Nouha Dicko was felled by Michael Bostwick.

Bostwick almost atoned for giving away the spot-kick, but his thunderous strike was tipped around the post by Carl Ikeme as the Molineux outfit extended their unbeaten run to five.

The victory could have been more emphatic had Boro keeper Bobby Olejnik not kept out Ricketts' fantastic effort at 1-0.

But it means Kenny Jackett's side are six points clear of second-placed Brentford and 12 clear of Rotherham, who both have a game in hand.

Meanwhile Peterborough maintain the final play-off berth, three points ahead of closest rivals MK Dons, with a game in hand.

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"They were the better team than us today, we were nowhere near them. You have to give them credit for that, that's why they're top of the league and that's why they'll probably go on and win the league.

"We made it easy for them. It was probably one of the more comfortable days they've had so that's a huge disappointment because we came here expecting to give them a game and on our top form we would have.

"I think the key to the game is, and it always will be for us, if you keep giving the ball back to the opposition, you're not going to win.

"I think I could have made changes (to the selection) and I didn't, I trusted them after Wednesday, which was an excellent performance, and like I say, I've got broad enough shoulders to take that responsibility."

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 13Ikeme
  • 18Ricketts
  • 26Golbourne
  • 11McDonald
  • 6BatthBooked at 49mins
  • 5Stearman
  • 27Jacobs
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forEvansat 90+2'minutes
  • 40DickoSubstituted forClarkeat 89'minutes
  • 19Price
  • 10SakoSubstituted forMcAlindenat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Elokobi
  • 9Clarke
  • 14Evans
  • 20McAlinden
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 31McCarey
  • 47Bancessi

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31Little
  • 14Rowe
  • 11McCannBooked at 51mins
  • 4Brisley
  • 6Bostwick
  • 7SwansonSubstituted forIsgroveat 46'minutes
  • 8PayneSubstituted forKnight-Percivalat 55'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 24Washington
  • 36McQuoidSubstituted forAjoseat 52'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Baldwin
  • 12Vassell
  • 13Day
  • 15Anderson
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 21Ajose
  • 37Isgrove
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
23,204

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home14
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Peterborough United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Peterborough United 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Sean Brisley.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Ajose (Peterborough United).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Lee Evans replaces David Edwards.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Leon Clarke replaces Nouha Dicko.

  9. Booking

    Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Peterborough United).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Liam McAlinden replaces Bakary Sako.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by David Edwards.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

  17. Post update

    Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Conor Washington (Peterborough United).

  19. Post update

    Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Conor Washington (Peterborough United).

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