League One
PeterboroughPeterborough United4CarlisleCarlisle United1

Peterborough United 4-1 Carlisle United

Britt Assombalonga

Two Britt Assombalonga penalties helped Peterborough edge closer to the League One play-offs with a win against struggling Carlisle.

Conor Washington put the hosts ahead before Assombalonga fired in from the spot after Reece Brown handled.

Lee Miller pulled one back for Carlisle but Assombalonga struck another penalty when he was felled by Jordan Pickford.

Peterborough sealed all three points late on when Michael Bostwick shot in from distance.

Posh could have confirmed the final play-off spot but seventh-placed Swindon's victory over Bradford means they need at least one more win.

Carlisle are now three points off League One safety with a game in hand.

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Olejnik
  • 2Alcock
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 6Bostwick
  • 5BaldwinBooked at 19mins
  • 22NugentBooked at 53mins
  • 36McQuoidSubstituted forRoweat 71'minutes
  • 37IsgroveSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 78'minutes
  • 24WashingtonSubstituted forAjoseat 80'minutes
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 11McCann

Substitutes

  • 8Payne
  • 13Day
  • 14Rowe
  • 17Newell
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 21Ajose
  • 31Little

Carlisle

Formation 3-5-2

  • 18PickfordBooked at 73mins
  • 19Symington
  • 3Robson
  • 30Meppen-Walter
  • 28Brown
  • 12ThirlwellSubstituted forAmooat 45'minutes
  • 16Potts
  • 34DawsonSubstituted forRedmondat 60'minutes
  • 33Gomez NovoSubstituted forByrneat 75'minutes
  • 9Miller
  • 21Berrett

Substitutes

  • 4Chantler
  • 7Amoo
  • 20Fleming
  • 24Redmond
  • 25Byrne
  • 29Guy
  • 39Chimbonda
Referee:
David Phillips
Attendance:
5,921

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 4, Carlisle United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 4, Carlisle United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Byrne (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

  5. Post update

    Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Grant McCann.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Robert Olejnik.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lee Miller (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

  10. Post update

    Sam Byrne (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Peterborough United 4, Carlisle United 1. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Berrett (Carlisle United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nicky Ajose (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Sam Byrne (Carlisle United).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  19. Post update

    Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Matty Robson (Carlisle United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves44309585305599
2Brentford442710769393091
3Rotherham442313882552782
4Preston442216668432582
5Leyton Orient4423111080443680
6Peterborough442241868561270
7Swindon44199166255766
8Sheff Utd431612154343060
9Port Vale44186205871-1360
10MK Dons44178196060059
11Walsall441416144745258
12Bristol City441317146966356
13Crawley431413164651-555
14Bradford441217155352153
15Gillingham44157225875-1752
16Oldham431312184757-1051
17Coventry441612167274-250
18Colchester441114194860-1247
19Tranmere441211215175-2447
20Crewe441211215279-2747
21Notts County44144266176-1546
22Carlisle431111214372-2944
23Shrewsbury44914214160-1941
24Stevenage44109254368-2539
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