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Peterborough United 1-2 Coventry City

Coventry City closed in on the League One play-off places with victory at fellow promotion chasers Peterborough.

Goals from Amadou Bakayoko and Bright Enobakhare either side of half-time made it three wins in four for the Sky Blues, who leapfrogged their opponents into seventh. After 38 games, Coventry are now just one point adrift of the top six.

A deflected long-range Louis Reed shot eight minutes into stoppage time at the end of the match was a consolation for Peterborough.

An entertaining game saw Coventry come close to taking the lead when Brandon Mason's left-wing cross from 40 yards flew onto the crossbar.

Peterborough defender Ben White's intercepted pass then allowed Luke Thomas to play in Bakayoko, who calmly finished from inside the area after 42 minutes.

White and Lafferty then failed to deal with a Lee Burge clearance, allowing Enobakhare to cushion home a close-range shot four minutes into the second half.

Posh goalkeeper Conor O'Malley endured a tough afternoon but made a terrific stop to tip a 25-yard free-kick from Liam Kelly onto the bar.

The visitors missed a number of other good chances but held on despite Reed's late goal.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 25O'MalleyBooked at 52mins
  • 2NaismithBooked at 62mins
  • 6White
  • 18Lafferty
  • 23DentonSubstituted forTomlinat 56'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11Reed
  • 15Ward
  • 14CookeSubstituted forDempseyat 45'minutes
  • 21Maddison
  • 17Toney
  • 9Godden

Substitutes

  • 1Chapman
  • 4Woodyard
  • 16Bennett
  • 19Cooper
  • 26Stevens
  • 29Tomlin
  • 30Dempsey

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 17Sterling
  • 4Willis
  • 15Hyam
  • 3MasonSubstituted forBrownat 58'minutes
  • 6Kelly
  • 20Bayliss
  • 23ThomasSubstituted forShipleyat 74'minutes
  • 24Enobakhare
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 21Bakayoko

Substitutes

  • 2Grimmer
  • 8Meyler
  • 12Brown
  • 19Ponticelli
  • 26Shipley
  • 33Addai
  • 44Wakefield
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
7,084

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Coventry City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Coventry City 2.

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

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1, Coventry City 2. Louis Reed (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Attempt saved. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Booking

Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United).

Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Jason Naismith (Peterborough United).

Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Louis Reed.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jason Naismith.

Attempt blocked. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United).

Bright Enobakhare (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Shipley replaces Luke Thomas because of an injury.

Delay in match Luke Thomas (Coventry City) because of an injury.

Ben White (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City).

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Booking

Jason Naismith (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jason Naismith (Peterborough United).

Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Junior Brown replaces Brandon Mason because of an injury.

Hand ball by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Lee Tomlin replaces Tyler Denton.

Jason Naismith (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Bright Enobakhare (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Conor O'Malley.

Booking

Conor O'Malley (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor O'Malley (Peterborough United).

goal

As It Stood

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7Coventry38168144342156
8Peterborough381510135854455
9Blackpool381314113940-153
10Fleetwood381410144941852
11Burton381311144844450
12Plymouth38129174759-1245
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16Gillingham38128184961-1244
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22Wimbledon38116213253-2139
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