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Peterborough United 1-3 Fleetwood Town

Peterborough's proud tradition of winning at home in August curtain-raisers was marred by a 3-1 defeat by Joey Barton's Fleetwood.

Posh had won their last seven opening day home matches in League One, but early goals from Harry Souttar and Josh Morris, and a late free-kick from Danny Andrew - all summer signings - sealed the win for the Cod Army.

Striker Ivan Toney, who has been linked with a move to the Championship, had made it 2-1.

Central defender Souttar opened the scoring by thumping in a back-post header from a Paul Coutts corner after four minutes before his ball over the top was left to bounce by Mark Beevers, allowing Josh Morris to nip in and lob Christie Pym from 15 yards.

The home side never threatened until substitute Marcus Maddison's 40-yard free-kick was volleyed in by Toney from eight yards out after 67 minutes.

Andrew's free-kick nine minutes from the end sealed the points, with Pym only able to palm his 30-yard effort into the net.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Pym
  • 24Mason
  • 6Kent
  • 5Beevers
  • 3Butler
  • 23WardSubstituted forMaddisonat 59'minutes
  • 4Woodyard
  • 21Boyd
  • 10Dembélé
  • 17ToneyBooked at 90mins
  • 7Eisa

Substitutes

  • 2Naismith
  • 11Maddison
  • 14Reed
  • 18Blake-Tracy
  • 20Tasdemir
  • 26Chapman
  • 27Kanu

Fleetwood

  • 1CairnsBooked at 90mins
  • 2CoyleBooked at 78mins
  • 6Souttar
  • 4Clarke
  • 3Andrew
  • 15CouttsBooked at 51minsSubstituted forSowerbyat 85'minutes
  • 16Rossiter
  • 27BigginsBooked at 66mins
  • 7Burns
  • 10McAlenySubstituted forMaddenat 70'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forHunterat 76'minutesBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 17Madden
  • 22Hunter
  • 28Sowerby
  • 31Crellin
  • 32Saunders
  • 35Rydel
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
7,958

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home74%
Away26%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Fleetwood Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Fleetwood Town 3.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Mohamed Eisa (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by George Boyd with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match because of an injury Peter Clarke (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Peter Clarke (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Marcus Maddison with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Harry Souttar.

Booking

Alex Cairns (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Mohamed Eisa (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Rossiter (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jack Sowerby replaces Paul Coutts.

Booking

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Paddy Madden.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1, Fleetwood Town 3. Danny Andrew (Fleetwood Town) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Niall Mason (Peterborough United).

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by George Boyd (Peterborough United).

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Josh Morris.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Jordan Rossiter (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt blocked. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Niall Mason.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Paddy Madden replaces Conor McAleny.

Attempt missed. Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Wes Burns.

Mark Beevers (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town).

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1, Fleetwood Town 2. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcus Maddison following a set piece situation.

Mark Beevers (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town).

Booking

Harrison Biggins (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fleetwood11003123
2Blackpool11002023
3Lincoln City11002023
4Wycombe11002023
5Rochdale11003213
6Rotherham11002113
7Coventry11001013
8Ipswich11001013
9Shrewsbury11001013
10Doncaster10101101
11Gillingham10101101
12Oxford Utd10101101
13Sunderland10101101
14MK Dons00000000
15Tranmere100123-10
16Wimbledon100112-10
17Burton100101-10
18Portsmouth100101-10
19Southend100101-10
20Peterborough100113-20
21Accrington100102-20
22Bristol Rovers100102-20
23Bury0000000-12
24Bolton100102-2-12
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