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Peterborough United 5-1 Millwall

Peterborough ended Millwall's unbeaten start to the season in emphatic style with a thumping 5-1 victory.

Marcus Maddison and Paul Taylor both struck early blows as the hosts raced into a 2-0 lead inside seven minutes.

Gwion Edwards added another goal before the break and then hit Posh's fourth seven minutes after the restart. Tom Nichols made it five in the 67th minute before Steve Morison pulled one back.

Neil Harris' Millwall side - who were losing finalists in the League One play-offs last season - looked completely out-of-sorts from start to finish.

Maddison's sixth-minute opener had an element of fortune as his cross from the right touchline evaded the Lions defenders and sailed into the net.

Yet Taylor's finish, just 90 seconds later, was more emphatic as he drilled a low shot past Jordan Archer after good work from strike partner Nichols.

Millwall midfielder Jimmy Abdou fired over the hosts' bar after Aiden O'Brien had teased Ben Alnwick out of his goal.

Yet Nichols' deft chip allowed Edwards to head past Archer on 20 minutes.

The same pair combined to put the game to bed on 52 minutes, as Edwards tucked away Nichols' cross from close range.

Former-Exeter striker Nichols got his reward for three assists when he slotted in the rebound after Archer failed to hold Jermaine Anderson's shot.

Morison grabbed a late goal for the visitors, yet it was hardly any consolation.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Alnwick
  • 2Smith
  • 6BaldwinBooked at 45mins
  • 4Bostwick
  • 3Hughes
  • 11Maddison
  • 8Forrester
  • 15AndersonBooked at 56mins
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forNabiat 75'minutes
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forCoulthirstat 74'minutes
  • 21NicholsSubstituted forGormleyat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Almeida Santos
  • 14Tyler
  • 17Coulthirst
  • 19Gormley
  • 20White
  • 22Nabi
  • 23Chettle

Millwall

  • 1Archer
  • 12Romeo
  • 17Webster
  • 5Craig
  • 3MartinBooked at 30minsSubstituted forWyldeat 45'minutes
  • 18FergusonSubstituted forHutchinsonat 77'minutes
  • 26AbdouBooked at 58mins
  • 8Thompson
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 65'minutes
  • 9Gregory
  • 20Morison

Substitutes

  • 4Hutchinson
  • 7Worrall
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 11Wylde
  • 15Nelson
  • 28Philpot
  • 31King
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
5,007

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 5, Millwall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 5, Millwall 1.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jordan Archer.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

Attempt blocked. Ben Thompson (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Joe Gormley replaces Tom Nichols.

Foul by Tom Nichols (Peterborough United).

Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay in match (Millwall).

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 5, Millwall 1. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a corner.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Chris Forrester.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Chris Forrester.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Shaun Hutchinson replaces Shane Ferguson.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Michael Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Adil Nabi replaces Gwion Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Shaquile Coulthirst replaces Paul Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 5, Millwall 0. Tom Nichols (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Fred Onyedinma replaces Aiden O'Brien.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Byron Webster.

Booking

Nadjim Abdou (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nadjim Abdou (Millwall).

Booking

Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United).

Lee Gregory (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 4, Millwall 0. Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Nichols.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aiden O'Brien (Millwall).

Foul by Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United).

Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Peterborough United 3, Millwall 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Gregg Wylde replaces Joe Martin.

Half Time

First Half ends, Peterborough United 3, Millwall 0.

Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Martin (Millwall).

Attempt blocked. Ben Thompson (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield32106247
2Scunthorpe32107437
3Gillingham32106337
4Port Vale32103037
5Bradford32103127
6Peterborough32018446
7Bolton22003126
8Charlton31114314
9Bury31113214
10MK Dons31114404
11Walsall31113304
12Millwall311167-14
13Swindon311134-14
14Northampton30302203
15Southend310245-13
16Bristol Rovers210134-13
17Fleetwood20203302
18Coventry302101-12
19Oldham302103-32
20Oxford Utd201123-11
21Rochdale301235-21
22Sheff Utd301215-41
23Shrewsbury301204-41
24Wimbledon300337-40
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