League One
PeterboroughPeterborough United1Sheff UtdSheffield United2

Peterborough United 1-2 Sheffield United

Ben Davies
Davies joined Sheffield United from Derby in the summer after a loan spell last season

Ben Davies' superb goal secured Sheffield United's first points of the season and ended Peterborough United's perfect start to the campaign.

Posh dominated the first half possession but found themselves behind when Jose Baxter applied a smart finish to a one-two with Marc McNulty.

Shaun Brisley headed in Jon Taylor's corner to level for the home side.

Taylor and Tyrone Barnett had chances to put Posh in front but Davies struck from the edge of the area to win it.

Kyle Vassell could have snatched a last-gasp point for Darren Ferguson's men but his shot was smothered by the Blades defence.

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"It's frustrating to say the least. In the first half I thought we were outstanding. Our pace and tempo, they couldn't live with it. Some of our football was outstanding.

"In that half we should have been out of sight and we switched off for one moment.

"We had two great chances in the second half through Taylor and Barnett and if we had gone ahead we would have been hard to stop."

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 27Alnwick
  • 2Smith
  • 4Brisley
  • 22Almeida SantosSubstituted forBurgessat 62'minutes
  • 3NtlheSubstituted forFerdinandat 75'minutes
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 8Payne
  • 15Anderson
  • 7TaylorSubstituted forBarnettat 70'minutes
  • 12Vassell
  • 14Washington

Substitutes

  • 11McCann
  • 13Day
  • 17Newell
  • 18Ferdinand
  • 21Burgess
  • 23Barnett
  • 28Anderson

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 2Alcock
  • 15Collins
  • 17McGahey
  • 19McEveley
  • 16Davies
  • 8Doyle
  • 6Basham
  • 9Murphy
  • 11BaxterSubstituted forFlynnat 83'minutes
  • 12McNultySubstituted forHigdonat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Harris
  • 5Butler
  • 7Flynn
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 21Higdon
  • 22Reed
  • 24Turner
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
6,578

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Sheffield United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Sheffield United 2.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United).

  4. Post update

    Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jack Payne (Peterborough United).

  6. Post update

    Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United).

  9. Post update

    Christian Burgess (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Peterborough United 1, Sheffield United 2. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Ryan Flynn replaces Jose Baxter.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  13. Post update

    Christian Burgess (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Chris Basham (Sheffield United).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Sean Brisley.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Kane Ferdinand replaces Kgosi Ntlhe because of an injury.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Michael Higdon replaces Marc McNulty.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Tyrone Barnett replaces Jon Taylor.

  20. Post update

    Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.