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Swindon Town 0-1 Peterborough United

Chris Forrester scored the only goal to lead Peterborough to victory over Swindon in League One.

Forrester struck a minute into the second half to settle a tight and tense game in Posh's favour as Swindon's unbeaten start to 2017 came to an end.

Home goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux stopped Peterborough taking the lead after only five minutes, diverting Ryan Tafazolli's header past a post.

Islam Feruz came closest to giving Swindon a half-time lead when he narrowly failed to connect with captain Nathan Thompson's low cross.

Peterborough took the lead within 60 seconds of the restart as Swindon were caught napping.

Marcus Maddison crossed from the left and Forrester turned neatly before firing past the despairing Vigouroux, who got a hand to the ball but could not keep it out.

The defeat leaves Swindon just three points above the relegation zone.

Defender Tafazolli should have made the win even more commanding but put a free header wide from Maddison's free-kick.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 2ThompsonBooked at 26minsSubstituted forBrophyat 79'minutes
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 28JonesBooked at 62mins
  • 21Dabo
  • 8Kasim
  • 20Colkett
  • 7GladwinBooked at 65mins
  • 10GoddardSubstituted forStewartat 78'minutes
  • 17FeruzSubstituted forHyltonat 57'minutes
  • 33Norris

Substitutes

  • 4Thomas
  • 5Rodgers
  • 11Brophy
  • 12Henry
  • 16Stewart
  • 22Murray
  • 24Hylton

Peterborough

  • 1McGee
  • 2SmithBooked at 37mins
  • 4Bostwick
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 3Hughes
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forDa Silva Lopesat 82'minutes
  • 8Forrester
  • 12Ball
  • 11MaddisonBooked at 65minsSubstituted forSamuelsenat 86'minutes
  • 21NicholsSubstituted forTaylorat 73'minutes
  • 9Angol

Substitutes

  • 10Taylor
  • 14Tyler
  • 16Inman
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 29Binnom-Williams
  • 36Samuelsen
  • 37Morias
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
6,514

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home9
Away15
Shots on Target
Home0
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 0, Peterborough United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 0, Peterborough United 1.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Martin Samuelsen.

Jordan Stewart (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

Fankaty Dabo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul Taylor (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Martin Samuelsen replaces Marcus Maddison.

Foul by Jordan Stewart (Swindon Town).

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

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes replaces Gwion Edwards.

James Brophy (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Forrester (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. James Brophy replaces Nathan Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jordan Stewart replaces John Goddard.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Colkett (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Paul Taylor replaces Tom Nichols.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Michael Smith.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Gwion Edwards.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

John Goddard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Jermaine Hylton (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Booking

Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town).

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

Booking

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Fankaty Dabo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Attempt saved. Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by John Goddard (Swindon Town).

Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Lloyd Jones (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lloyd Jones (Swindon Town).

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

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd28176553322157
2Scunthorpe27167453262755
3Bolton26155635191650
4Fleetwood27137740291146
5Bradford281113434231146
6Rochdale27143104136545
7Southend2711973934542
8Peterborough2611874031941
9Millwall2711794240240
10Bristol Rovers28116114750-339
11Wimbledon2791083833537
12Oxford Utd27107103430437
13Walsall2791083335-237
14Charlton2681263326736
15Port Vale2688102939-1032
16MK Dons2687113437-331
17Gillingham2787123443-931
18Northampton2886143948-930
19Swindon2878132741-1429
20Shrewsbury2877142740-1328
21Bury2875164355-1226
22Chesterfield2875162845-1726
23Oldham26410121328-1522
24Coventry2749142339-1621
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