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Peterborough United 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

Michael Smith's
Michael Smith's spectacular effort was just his second goal since October 2014

Michael Smith's excellent first-half strike extended Peterborough's winning streak to four games as they beat third-placed Bolton in League One.

Having brought down a bouncing ball on the right, Smith took one touch before powering home a half-volley from 25 yards out.

Zach Clough should have equalised for the visitors but his 73rd-minute effort from six yards was blocked.

A minute later, Chris Forrester had a similar effort blocked for Posh.

Peterborough move up six places to fifth in League One.

The end of Bolton's five-game winning streak in the league leaves them one point behind second-placed Bradford City.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1McGee
  • 2Smith
  • 6Baldwin
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 3Hughes
  • 4Bostwick
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 8ForresterSubstituted forEdwardsat 85'minutes
  • 11Maddison
  • 21NicholsSubstituted forAngolat 70'minutes
  • 17CoulthirstBooked at 10minsSubstituted forTaylorat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Edwards
  • 9Angol
  • 10Taylor
  • 12Almeida Santos
  • 14Tyler
  • 29Binnom-Williams
  • 38Moncur

Bolton

  • 33HowardSubstituted forAlnwickat 10'minutes
  • 32ThorpeSubstituted forTaylorat 67'minutes
  • 5Beevers
  • 31Wheater
  • 20Taylor
  • 23Wilson
  • 6Vela
  • 17TrotterBooked at 28mins
  • 22AmeobiSubstituted forHenryat 85'minutes
  • 14Madine
  • 10Clough

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 3Moxey
  • 7Taylor
  • 9Proctor
  • 13Alnwick
  • 15Derik
  • 24Henry
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
4,780

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Hand ball by Lawrie Wilson (Bolton Wanderers).

Lee Angol (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Michael Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Sammy Ameobi.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Gwion Edwards replaces Chris Forrester.

Attempt missed. Chris Taylor (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Angol (Peterborough United).

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Attempt saved. Lee Angol (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Chris Taylor (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Lee Angol replaces Tom Nichols.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Paul Taylor replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Chris Taylor replaces Tom Thorpe.

Attempt missed. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United).

Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe17114237162137
2Bradford1788126141232
3Sheff Utd1694330191131
4Bolton179442012831
5Peterborough177552719826
6Bristol Rovers177552627-126
7Port Vale177462225-325
8Northampton176652825324
9Millwall167362927224
10Wimbledon176652321224
11Rochdale177371922-324
12Southend176562226-423
13Fleetwood176472423122
14Walsall165742122-122
15Charlton164841817120
16Bury176292529-420
17Gillingham175572430-620
18Coventry174761518-319
19Swindon175481923-419
20Oxford Utd175481822-419
21MK Dons174582126-517
22Oldham17377918-916
23Shrewsbury173591829-1114
24Chesterfield1733111728-1112
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