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Peterborough United 3-1 Port Vale

Marcus Maddison scores for Peterborough against Port Vale
Maddison has scored in two of his three appearances for Peterborough since joining from Gateshead and a total of six goals in eight games this season

Recent signing Marcus Maddison scored a classy first-half goal to set league leaders Peterborough United on their way to a convincing win over Port Vale.

Maddison lofted the ball over goalkeeper Chris Neal from 18 yards to give Posh a deserved lead at the break.

Substitute Kyle Vassell headed in Jon Taylor's free-kick to double the score and Jack Payne's fine shot made it 3-0.

Jordan Slew scored with a thumping late strike but a fifth Posh win in six League One games was never in doubt.

Slew's goal was some reward for an improved second-half display by the visitors.

But Peterborough were good value for their win and their steady, clinical performance could easily have led to a greater margin of victory.

Conor Washington almost opened the scoring but his effort was well saved by Neal and new signing Luke James made a mess of the follow-up, shooting over when well placed.

Maddison grabbed his second goal in three games since joining from Gateshead when he scored from the edge of the box after a smart thinking from a quick throw-in.

The visitors threatened more after the interval after playing two up front.

But they struggled to create clear chances and only had Slew's late goal to show for their efforts after Vassell and Payne had made the points safe.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 27Alnwick
  • 22Almeida SantosBooked at 90mins
  • 21Burgess
  • 5Baldwin
  • 2Smith
  • 7Taylor
  • 15AndersonSubstituted forFerdinandat 68'minutes
  • 8Payne
  • 30MaddisonSubstituted forMcCannat 82'minutes
  • 14Washington
  • 9JamesSubstituted forVassellat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Brisley
  • 11McCann
  • 12Vassell
  • 13Walker
  • 18Ferdinand
  • 23Barnett
  • 26Luto

Port Vale

  • 1NealBooked at 69mins
  • 21Veseli
  • 4RobertsonBooked at 71mins
  • 5McGivern
  • 3Dickinson
  • 20Marshall
  • 17Brown
  • 15O'ConnorSubstituted forSlewat 45'minutes
  • 18JenningsBooked at 42mins
  • 11PopeSubstituted forWilliamsonat 74'minutes
  • 19MooreSubstituted forDoddsat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Duffy
  • 7Birchall
  • 8Dodds
  • 9Williamson
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 25Slew
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
6,024

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 3, Port Vale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 3, Port Vale 1.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Slew (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Ricardo Santos (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Kane Ferdinand (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Brown (Port Vale).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Chris Robertson.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United).

Jordan Slew (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Jordan Slew (Port Vale).

Attempt blocked. Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 3, Port Vale 1. Jordan Slew (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Mark Marshall.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Grant McCann replaces Marcus Maddison.

Attempt saved. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 3, Port Vale 0. Jack Payne (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Conor Washington.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Chris Robertson.

Kane Ferdinand (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Brown (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Byron Moore.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Williamson replaces Tom Pope.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, Port Vale 0. Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jon Taylor following a set piece situation.

Booking

Chris Robertson (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ryan McGivern.

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

Booking

Chris Neal (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Neal (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Kane Ferdinand replaces Jermaine Anderson.

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jon Taylor.

Foul by Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough6501126615
2Bristol City642094514
3Fleetwood632163311
4MK Dons531195410
5Bradford631297210
6Chesterfield531164210
7Preston52308359
8Coventry62317619
9Barnsley52219638
10Swindon52218538
11Oldham62227708
12Yeovil622279-28
13Rochdale621311837
14Notts County52126517
15Doncaster52126607
16Sheff Utd52125507
17Gillingham6213911-27
18Leyton Orient51315416
19Crawley6204310-76
20Port Vale6123710-35
21Walsall604235-24
22Scunthorpe6114413-94
23Colchester6024510-52
24Crewe5005413-90
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