League One
Peterborough2Lincoln City0

Peterborough United 2-0 Lincoln City

Ivan Toney celebrates his goal against Lincoln
Ivan Toney's late strike against Lincoln was his 10th league goal of the season

Ivan Toney became the top goalscorer in English football as Peterborough moved up to third in League One.

The 23-year-old now has 10 goals this campaign, more than any other player in all competitions.

Late strikes from Toney and Louis Reed ensured Peterborough saw off Lincoln in a scoreline that flattered the hosts.

In a game that the visitors dominated at times, midfielder Reed hit an unstoppable strike into the roof of the net with eight minutes to go before Toney's neat lob wrapped things up five minutes later.

Reed was sent off at the end after receiving a second yellow card for bringing down Jake Hesketh.

Lincoln's Tyler Walker had the best chance of the first half from Bruno Andrade's cross, but Christy Pym was on hand to deny the striker from point-blank range.

After the break Toney's shove on Michael O'Connor almost immediately from the kick-off ended the Lincoln midfielder's afternoon following lengthy treatment on the pitch.

He was replaced by Tom Pett, whose misplaced pass saw Siriki Dembele break free and fire goalwards, with the ball falling kindly for Reed who lashed an effort home from 20 yards.

Moments later a ball over the top from Niall Mason found Toney, who applied an expert finish.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Pym
  • 24MasonBooked at 62mins
  • 6Kent
  • 5Beevers
  • 18Blake-Tracy
  • 14ReedBooked at 90mins
  • 8Knight
  • 21Boyd
  • 11MaddisonSubstituted forWoodyardat 90+2'minutes
  • 17Toney
  • 7EisaSubstituted forDembéléat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Butler
  • 4Woodyard
  • 10Dembélé
  • 16Bennett
  • 23Ward
  • 26Chapman
  • 27Kanu

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 23Eardley
  • 6Bolger
  • 5ShackellBooked at 79mins
  • 3Toffolo
  • 12Chapman
  • 4O'ConnorBooked at 45minsSubstituted forPettat 56'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 11Carvalho Andrade
  • 10PayneSubstituted forHeskethat 81'minutes
  • 18GrantSubstituted forAkindeat 89'minutes
  • 17Walker

Substitutes

  • 7Pett
  • 20Connolly
  • 21Smith
  • 24Melbourne
  • 26Anderson
  • 28Hesketh
  • 29Akinde
Referee:
Marc Edwards
Attendance:
9,872

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home15
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Lincoln City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Lincoln City 0.

George Boyd (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Hesketh (Lincoln City).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Alex Woodyard.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Christy Pym.

Attempt saved. John Akinde (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Neal Eardley with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Alex Woodyard replaces Marcus Maddison.

Attempt missed. Cian Bolger (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Bruno Andrade with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Christy Pym.

Attempt saved. Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Louis Reed (Peterborough United) for a bad foul.

Foul by Louis Reed (Peterborough United).

Jake Hesketh (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. John Akinde replaces Jorge Grant.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, Lincoln City 0. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Niall Mason.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by George Boyd.

Hand ball by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Attempt blocked. George Boyd (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Siriki Dembélé.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1, Lincoln City 0. Louis Reed (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ivan Toney.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jake Hesketh replaces Jack Payne.

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Tom Pett.

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

Booking

Jason Shackell (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jason Shackell (Lincoln City).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Frazer Blake-Tracy.

Attempt blocked. Niall Mason (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Louis Reed.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Harry Toffolo.

Offside, Lincoln City. Cian Bolger tries a through ball, but Tyler Walker is caught offside.

Foul by Josh Knight (Peterborough United).

Jorge Grant (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Mark Beevers (Peterborough United) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Marcus Maddison with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Tom Pett (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Tom Pett (Lincoln City).

Attempt blocked. Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich118302151627
2Wycombe126512113823
3Peterborough1263328151321
4Bristol Rovers126331512321
5Fleetwood116232014620
6Blackpool135531715220
7Coventry115511614220
8Oxford Utd1354427171019
9Sunderland115421614219
10Rotherham115331810818
11Doncaster114431313016
12Lincoln City135171719-216
13Shrewsbury114431013-316
14Burton10433149515
15Gillingham123541714314
16Portsmouth103431211113
17Rochdale123451421-713
18MK Dons124081219-712
19Accrington122551521-611
20Wimbledon132381824-69
21Tranmere112361521-69
22Southend1211101332-194
23Bolton10046225-23-8
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