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Peterborough United 1-0 AFC Wimbledon

A moment of Marcus Maddison magic earned Peterborough a 1-0 home win against AFC Wimbledon in League One.

The winger spectacularly ended an eight-month goal drought with a stunning breakthrough on the hour mark at the ABAX Stadium, stepping away from two challenges before steering a 25-yard strike past Dons goalkeeper Joe McDonnell.

Maddison's wonder-strike will no doubt have brought a smile to the face of suspended Posh manager Steve Evans, who watched on from the stands as he served a touchline ban for four misconduct offences this season.

His strike certainly eased the frustration for the home side who had seen Matt Godden spurn a series of chances either side of half-time.

Godden was twice denied by McDonnell before firing over following a fine Colin Daniel cross.

Posh were reliant on a brilliant defensive clearance from Ryan Tafazolli to preserve their advantage as he denied Joe Piggott after the Wimbledon forward had robbed Rhys Bennett and danced round keeper Aaron Chapman.

But the lowly visitors could not find a reply and they almost gifted Posh a second goal when Will Nightingale headed a Maddison cross against his own post.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Chapman
  • 15Ward
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 16Bennett
  • 3Daniel
  • 21MaddisonSubstituted forCooperat 87'minutes
  • 11Reed
  • 4Woodyard
  • 10Dembélé
  • 17ToneySubstituted forCummingsat 76'minutes
  • 9GoddenSubstituted forO'Haraat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Naismith
  • 6Walker
  • 8O'Hara
  • 19Cooper
  • 23Denton
  • 35Cummings
  • 40Tyler

Wimbledon

  • 24McDonnell
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 5Nightingale
  • 26McDonald
  • 3Purrington
  • 40WordsworthSubstituted forHartiganat 63'minutes
  • 14TrotterSubstituted forAppiahat 73'minutes
  • 19Soares
  • 11Pinnock
  • 17BarchamSubstituted forJervisat 68'minutes
  • 39Pigott

Substitutes

  • 1King
  • 2Watson
  • 6Thomas
  • 8Hartigan
  • 9Appiah
  • 10Jervis
  • 28Egan
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
5,064

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Soares (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Alex Woodyard.

Delay in match Aaron Chapman (Peterborough United) because of an injury.

Foul by Louis Reed (Peterborough United).

Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. George Cooper replaces Marcus Maddison.

Colin Daniel (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Mark O'Hara replaces Matt Godden.

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Jake Jervis (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Colin Daniel.

Attempt blocked. Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jason Cummings replaces Ivan Toney.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Attempt blocked. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kwesi Appiah replaces Liam Trotter.

Attempt missed. Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Rod McDonald (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Rod McDonald (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joe Ward.

Attempt missed. Tom Soares (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Jake Jervis replaces Andy Barcham because of an injury.

Foul by Joe Ward (Peterborough United).

Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

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

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Anthony Hartigan replaces Anthony Wordsworth.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1, AFC Wimbledon 0. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Colin Daniel (Peterborough United).

Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

goal

As It Stood

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2Sunderland19117139182140
3Luton20115439211838
4Peterborough20115436241238
5Barnsley19105434191535
6Charlton1910453122934
7Doncaster209563026432
8Blackpool198742318531
9Coventry208572123-229
10Wycombe207762928128
11Accrington207762224-228
12Fleetwood207672821727
13Walsall207672128-727
14Southend2082102526-126
15Shrewsbury206682325-224
16Burton197392427-324
17Rochdale206592738-1123
18Gillingham2063112934-521
19Oxford Utd205692531-621
20Scunthorpe205692942-1321
21Bristol Rovers2045111721-417
22Plymouth2044122137-1616
23Wimbledon2042141430-1614
24Bradford2042141536-2114
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