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Peterborough United 3-1 Burton Albion:

Peterborough missed out on the play-offs despite signing off the League One campaign with a 3-1 success against Burton.

Darren Ferguson's men were reliant on his former club, Doncaster, slipping up to sneak into the top six, but Rovers - bossed by ex-Posh man Grant McCann - took care of business against Coventry.

Ivan Toney saw a curling effort hit the bar before producing an exquisite pass that allowed Joe Ward to tap in a 19th minute opener.

Their lead doubled as Burton defender John Brayford steered a fine Jason Naismith delivery into his own net when having Toney breathing down his neck.

But no sooner had the celebrations died down when news filtered through of Doncaster taking the lead against Coventry.

Lee Tomlin and substitute Siriki Dembele were both denied further Posh goals by Albion keeper Bradley Collins and the visitors then halved their arrears late on as substitute Alex Bradley finished at the second attempt in the 84th minute.

But Toney had the final say when lashing in a Posh clincher with two minutes to go.

Match report supplied by Press Association

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Chapman
  • 2Naismith
  • 6White
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 18Lafferty
  • 15Ward
  • 4Woodyard
  • 3KnightBooked at 17mins
  • 21MaddisonSubstituted forDembéléat 45'minutes
  • 17Toney
  • 29TomlinSubstituted forCooperat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Godden
  • 10Dembélé
  • 11Reed
  • 16Bennett
  • 19Cooper
  • 25O'Malley
  • 26Stevens

Burton

  • 40Collins
  • 2Brayford
  • 22Wallace
  • 26Daniel
  • 7FraserSubstituted forHutchinsonat 80'minutes
  • 12Fox
  • 4Allen
  • 23QuinnSubstituted forBuxtonat 45'minutes
  • 16HarnessBooked at 80mins
  • 10Akins
  • 27BoyceSubstituted forBradleyat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bywater
  • 3Buxton
  • 14McCrory
  • 15Bradley
  • 18Miller
  • 19Hutchinson
  • 21Clarke
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
9,019

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 3, Burton Albion 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 3, Burton Albion 1.

Attempt missed. Alex Bradley (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 3, Burton Albion 1. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Ward.

Attempt missed. Alex Bradley (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, Burton Albion 1. Alex Bradley (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Colin Daniel (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Reece Hutchinson replaces Scott Fraser.

Booking

Marcus Harness (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United).

Ben Fox (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Attempt missed. Kieran Wallace (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Alex Woodyard.

Attempt missed. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. George Cooper (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. George Cooper replaces Lee Tomlin.

Attempt missed. Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

John Brayford (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Alex Bradley (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Jamie Allen (Burton Albion).

Attempt saved. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Daniel Lafferty.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Ivan Toney.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Attempt blocked. Alex Bradley (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Marcus Harness.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Kieran Wallace.

Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Fox (Burton Albion).

Attempt saved. Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Josh Knight (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Siriki Dembélé replaces Marcus Maddison.

Second Half

Second Half begins Peterborough United 2, Burton Albion 0.

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As It Stood

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2Barnsley462613780394191
3Charlton4626101073403388
4Portsmouth462513883513288
5Sunderland462219580473385
6Doncaster4620131376581873
7Peterborough462012147162972
8Coventry461811175454065
9Burton461712176657963
10Blackpool461517145052-262
11Fleetwood461613175852661
12Oxford Utd461515165864-660
13Gillingham461510216172-1155
14Accrington461413195167-1655
15Bristol Rovers461315184750-354
16Rochdale46159225487-3354
17Wycombe461411215567-1253
18Shrewsbury461216185159-852
19Southend46148245568-1350
20Wimbledon461311224263-2150
21Plymouth461311225680-2450
22Walsall461211234971-2247
23Scunthorpe461210245383-3046
24Bradford46118274977-2841
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