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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Peterborough United 4, Carlisle United 1.

Full Time

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

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.

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

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

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Grant McCann.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Robert Olejnik.

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

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

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

Goal!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Foul by Sam Byrne (Carlisle United).

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.

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

Foul by Matty Robson (Carlisle United).

Foul by Ben Nugent (Peterborough United).

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by David Amoo.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Nicky Ajose replaces Conor Washington.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Courtney Meppen-Walter.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by James Berrett.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Lloyd Isgrove.

Attempt missed. Reece Brown (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Sam Byrne replaces Nacho Novo.

Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 3, Carlisle United 1. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Jordan Pickford (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty Peterborough United. Britt Assombalonga draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Jordan Pickford (Carlisle United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Tommy Rowe replaces Josh McQuoid.

Foul by Lloyd Isgrove (Peterborough United).

Matty Robson (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nacho Novo (Carlisle United).

goal

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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