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Peterborough United 1-4 Oxford United

Oxford United ended a three-match losing streak in commanding style at Peterborough thanks to a stunning second-half performance.

The visitors found themselves behind to a goal from joint League One leading scorer Jack Marriott after a quarter-of-an-hour.

Marriott raced onto a defence-splitting Anthony Grant pass to prod the ball past Oxford goalkeeper Simon Eastwood to register his ninth goal of the campaign.

But Posh were brushed aside in the second period as Pep Clotet's men ran riot with midfield ace Jack Payne creating all four goals.

He laid on the equaliser for Josh Ruffels early in the second half with a fine cross from the right, and then slipped in Wes Thomas to complete a quick turnaround five minutes later.

Payne was again the architect, along with James Henry, when Joe Rothwell extended the advantage with 15 minutes left.

And substitute Agon Mehmeti put the result beyond doubt when tapping in after a Payne shot was saved.

Marriott headed against the bar late on, but Posh had already been condemned to a second successive defeat.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Bond
  • 27Taylor
  • 6Baldwin
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 3HughesSubstituted forLloyd-McGoldrickat 69'minutes
  • 11Maddison
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 42Grant
  • 21AndersonSubstituted forDoughtyat 62'minutes
  • 9MillerBooked at 31mins
  • 14Marriott

Substitutes

  • 2Shephard
  • 8Forrester
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 17Penny
  • 19Kanu
  • 20Doughty
  • 25O'Malley

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 2RibeiroSubstituted forCarrollat 73'minutes
  • 5NelsonBooked at 30mins
  • 30Mousinho
  • 18Rothwell
  • 21Ferreira da SilvaBooked at 38mins
  • 14Ruffels
  • 17Henry
  • 10Payne
  • 7HallSubstituted forLedsonat 10'minutes
  • 9ThomasSubstituted forMehmetiat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Williamson
  • 8Ledson
  • 13Shearer
  • 27Mowatt
  • 28Mehmeti
  • 35Carroll
  • 39van Kessel
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
6,153

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home18
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Oxford United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Oxford United 4.

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Ricardinho (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Payne (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jonathan Bond.

Attempt saved. James Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Simon Eastwood.

Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Ricky Miller (Peterborough United) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

Attempt saved. Ricky Miller (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Agon Mehmeti (Oxford United).

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1, Oxford United 4. Agon Mehmeti (Oxford United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Ledson (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Agon Mehmeti replaces Wes Thomas.

Canice Carroll (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Lloyd (Peterborough United).

Foul by Danny Lloyd (Peterborough United).

James Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1, Oxford United 3. Joe Rothwell (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Payne.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Canice Carroll replaces Christian Ribeiro.

Foul by Jack Marriott (Peterborough United).

John Mousinho (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Danny Lloyd replaces Andrew Hughes.

Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Wes Thomas (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. James Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Michael Doughty replaces Jermaine Anderson.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Peterborough United).

Wes Thomas (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury119201771029
2Wigan118122061425
3Bradford117221812623
4Peterborough116232217520
5Charlton116231915420
6Blackburn10613158719
7Scunthorpe11542115619
8Rotherham116052113818
9Blackpool115331613318
10MK Dons115241111017
11Fleetwood105141818016
12Southend114431618-216
13Oxford Utd114341814415
14Bristol Rovers115061723-615
15Portsmouth114251514114
16Walsall113441520-513
17Rochdale112541013-311
18Oldham113171726-910
19Doncaster112361114-39
20Bury112361217-59
21Wimbledon11236511-69
22Northampton11227816-88
23Gillingham11146615-97
24Plymouth11128719-125
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