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Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Peterborough United

Plymouth playmaker Graham Carey tucked away a stoppage-time penalty winner as Argyle came back from 1-0 down to beat League One play-off rivals Peterborough United at Home Park.

The Posh went ahead when the league's leading scorer Jack Marriott took his tally to 26 goals with a superb 10th-minute finish as he pounced on a bouncing through ball to lob stand-in goalkeeper Kyle Letheren.

Argyle's best move of the first half resulted in their leveller.

The greens swept the ball down the left wing and skipper Gary Sawyer's pinpoint pacey cross to the near post was deftly headed into the far corner - past goalkeeper Conor O'Malley - by Argyle target man Ryan Taylor.

Plymouth's Portuguese playmaker Ruben Lameiras' measured shot was deflected on to the post and out for a corner after 48 minutes.

Peterborough were reduced to 10 men in the 75th-minute when right back Liam Shephard was shown a straight red card for violent conduct.

At the death, the Posh, who were already down to 10 men, had Steven Taylor dismissed for a second bookable offence as he tried delaying Carey's spot-kick which was awarded for a foul on full-back Oscar Threlkeld.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 25Letheren
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 22Vyner
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 14MakasiSubstituted forGrantat 82'minutes
  • 24Fox
  • 6NessBooked at 33mins
  • 10Carey
  • 19TaylorBooked at 88mins
  • 11Lameiras

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 4Songo'o
  • 16Grant
  • 17Taylor-Sinclair
  • 30Paton
  • 31Cooper
  • 33Sangster

Peterborough

  • 25O'Malley
  • 2ShephardBooked at 75mins
  • 6Baldwin
  • 27TaylorBooked at 90mins
  • 3Hughes
  • 37CooperBooked at 58minsSubstituted forLloyd-McGoldrickat 75'minutes
  • 8ForresterSubstituted forWardat 67'minutes
  • 42Grant
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forDoughtyat 85'minutes
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 14Marriott

Substitutes

  • 1Bond
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 15Ward
  • 16Morias
  • 20Doughty
  • 21Anderson
  • 32Freestone
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
10,923

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home15
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Peterborough United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Peterborough United 1.

Attempt missed. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Peterborough United 1. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Steven Taylor (Peterborough United).

Penalty conceded by Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Plymouth Argyle. Oscar Threlkeld draws a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Michael Doughty replaces Gwion Edwards.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Conor O'Malley.

Attempt saved. Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Joel Grant replaces Moses Makasi.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Danny Lloyd (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Dismissal

Liam Shephard (Peterborough United) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Liam Shephard (Peterborough United).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Danny Lloyd replaces George Cooper.

Foul by Jack Marriott (Peterborough United).

Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Joe Ward replaces Chris Forrester.

Delay in match Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) because of an injury.

Foul by David Fox (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Attempt blocked. David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United).

Booking

George Cooper (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Wigan39258677265183
3Shrewsbury40249755332281
4Rotherham412161468511769
5Plymouth40189135348563
6Charlton401711125448662
7Portsmouth41195175451362
8Peterborough4116131264511361
9Scunthorpe411516105849961
10Bristol Rovers41167185761-455
11Southend411411164960-1153
12Bradford39165184961-1253
13Fleetwood41149185560-551
14Doncaster391214134745250
15Blackpool411214155152-150
16Gillingham401214144347-450
17Oxford Utd401211175561-647
18Walsall401211174858-1047
19Oldham391111175266-1444
20Wimbledon401110193851-1343
21Rochdale39915154349-642
22MK Dons411012194159-1842
23Northampton411010213669-3340
24Bury4179253262-3030
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