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Peterborough United 0-1 Burton Albion

Burton celebrate
Burton celebrate with Tom Naylor, who netted his third goal of the season

Burton Albion have gone back to the top of League One with victory at Peterborough United.

The Brewers took the lead when Tom Naylor converted Mark Duffy's pass from three yards in the third minute, while John Mousinho twice went close.

There was a long delay at the end of the first half when Posh defender Harry Toffolo was carried off.

Posh rallied after the break and Chris Forrester's flicked header went just wide and Michael Smith also shot wide.

Burton, who surprisingly lost at home to Shrewsbury at the weekend, now have a three-point lead over second-placed Gillingham.

The visitors dominated the first half and after Naylor scored his third goal of the season, Duffy and Mousinho saw shots miss the target.

At the other end, Marcus Maddison's turn and shot was well saved by Jon McLaughlin.

As the half came to a close, Burton came close to a second as Mousinho's header was superbly saved by Posh keeper Ben Alnwick.

Peterborough, who drop to eighth, created better chances in the second half but Nigel Clough's side never looked in any real danger.

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Alnwick
  • 2Smith
  • 12Almeida Santos
  • 6BaldwinBooked at 68mins
  • 50ToffoloSubstituted forAngolat 45+5'minutes
  • 33ForresterSubstituted forCoulibalyat 70'minutes
  • 16Beautyman
  • 7TaylorSubstituted forSamuelsenat 62'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 10Oztumer
  • 11Maddison
  • 39Coulthirst

Substitutes

  • 24Angol
  • 26Henry
  • 28Coulibaly
  • 36Samuelsen
  • 37Nicholson
  • 38Wilson
  • 42Nabi

Burton

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 14McCrory
  • 8WeirBooked at 60mins
  • 10Akins
  • 15Naylor
  • 12ButcherSubstituted forO'Connorat 90+3'minutes
  • 21Duffy
  • 9BeavonSubstituted forThieleat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11El Khayati
  • 13Joachim
  • 17Myers-Harness
  • 19O'Connor
  • 20Thiele
  • 27Austin
  • 31Bywater
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
4,798

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 0, Burton Albion 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 0, Burton Albion 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Anthony O'Connor replaces Callum Butcher.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

  8. Post update

    Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Ricardo Santos (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Timmy Thiele (Burton Albion).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Harry Beautyman (Peterborough United).

  14. Post update

    Callum Butcher (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Harry Beautyman (Peterborough United).

  16. Post update

    Timmy Thiele (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Booking

    Martin Samuelsen (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Martin Samuelsen (Peterborough United).

  19. Post update

    Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton27183636211557
2Gillingham28166655352054
3Walsall27158445261953
4Wigan281310545291649
5Coventry28139647301748
6Millwall27134104337643
7Sheff Utd2811984539642
8Peterborough281251153411241
9Southend2711883634241
10Port Vale28117103332140
11Bradford2610882628-238
12Bury27107103640-437
13Barnsley27113134442236
14Doncaster2899103437-336
15Swindon27105124245-335
16Scunthorpe27105123136-535
17Rochdale2697103536-134
18Blackpool2886142735-830
19Chesterfield2893163848-1030
20Shrewsbury2885153347-1429
21Fleetwood2677123335-228
22Oldham27412112740-1324
23Crewe2757152749-2222
24Colchester2857163665-2922
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