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Accrington Stanley 0-4 Peterborough United

Ivan Toney scored a hat-trick as promotion-chasing Peterborough got back on track with victory at Accrington.

Posh had stuttered with just three points out of a previous 12 but Toney put Stanley to the sword.

The striker opened the scoring after 19 minutes when he headed home Marcus Maddison's free-kick.

Toney made it two after 41 minutes when Louis Reed's ball over the top found the frontman and, with keeper Connor Ripley rushing out, he had an easy task to fire into the empty net.

It should have been three a minute later in a carbon copy move but this time Ripley got a hand to Toney's goalbound shot and turned it onto the post.

Stanley looked for a breakthrough in the second half with sub Offrande Zanzala forcing Conor O'Malley into a save after 51 minutes.

However, Posh made the game safe in the 67th minute when Maddison's free-kick hit the crossbar and bounced down and Rhys Bennett headed over the line.

Toney completed his hat-trick after 85 minutes as Stanley failed to clear their lines and the striker stooped to head home from close range for his 16th goal of the season.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 30Ripley
  • 2Johnson
  • 4Ihiekwe
  • 3HughesBooked at 60mins
  • 24Wilmer-Anderton
  • 7Clark
  • 28ConneelySubstituted forZanzalaat 51'minutes
  • 14Finley
  • 26Barlaser
  • 11McConvilleSubstituted forEsteves Sousaat 81'minutes
  • 29KeeSubstituted forHallat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Maxted
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 8Brown
  • 9Zanzala
  • 10Hall
  • 15Sykes
  • 17Esteves Sousa

Peterborough

  • 25O'Malley
  • 2Naismith
  • 15Ward
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 23Denton
  • 16Bennett
  • 4Woodyard
  • 11ReedBooked at 45mins
  • 21MaddisonBooked at 23minsSubstituted forO'Haraat 87'minutes
  • 10DembéléSubstituted forGoddenat 79'minutes
  • 17ToneySubstituted forCummingsat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Chapman
  • 8O'Hara
  • 9Godden
  • 19Cooper
  • 22Lyon
  • 26Stevens
  • 35Cummings
Referee:
Thomas Bramall
Attendance:
2,672

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home19
Away19
Shots on Target
Home6
Away9
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Peterborough United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Peterborough United 4.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jason Cummings replaces Ivan Toney.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Attempt missed. Érico Sousa (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Mark O'Hara replaces Marcus Maddison.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 0, Peterborough United 4. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) header from very close range to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Érico Sousa replaces Sean McConville.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Sean McConville.

Foul by Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley).

Matt Godden (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Matt Godden replaces Siriki Dembélé.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Connor Hall replaces Billy Kee.

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Conor O'Malley.

Attempt missed. Daniel Barlaser (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Ward (Peterborough United).

Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Ward (Peterborough United).

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United).

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 0, Peterborough United 3. Rhys Bennett (Peterborough United) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box from a direct free kick.

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Accrington Stanley).

Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

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

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

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley).

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth25166344232154
2Luton25156449242551
3Sunderland23138244232147
4Barnsley24136540221845
5Peterborough25128545311444
6Charlton25134840291143
7Doncaster25126742321042
8Blackpool249872624235
9Coventry25105102629-335
10Accrington249782732-534
11Fleetwood2596103530533
12Southend25102133031-132
13Wycombe258893436-232
14Walsall258892739-1232
15Burton2494113033-331
16Rochdale2586113347-1430
17Shrewsbury2578102932-329
18Gillingham2584133641-528
19Bristol Rovers2575132529-426
20Oxford Utd2568113138-726
21Bradford2573152840-1224
22Scunthorpe2566133051-2124
23Wimbledon2564151935-1622
24Plymouth2556142847-1921
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