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Peterborough United 7-0 Accrington Stanley

Promotion-chasing Peterborough United roared to their biggest win since 2007 as they humiliated awful Accrington Stanley.

League One leading scorer Jonson Clarke-Harris needed only three minutes to put Darren Ferguson's men ahead and then helped himself to a second goal five minutes later as the floodgates opened.

Sammie Szmodics rifled in a third for Posh in the 23rd minute and put the result beyond any doubt when doubling his tally three minutes into the second half.

The prolific Clarke-Harris then completed his second hat-trick of a stunning campaign in the 64th minute when a cross from Joe Ward - who had a hand in four of the Posh goals - was sliced into his path by a defender.

And there was no respite for sorry Stanley after Clarke-Harris was substituted as his replacement Mo Eisa also got in on the act with 12 minutes to go.

Eisa was superbly picked out by Szmodics to claim his first league goal of the season before fellow substitute Idris Kanu completed the rout in the 82nd minute with his first Posh goal as Stanley suffered their heaviest defeat since returning to the Football League in 2006.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Pym
  • 4ThompsonSubstituted forMasonat 67'minutes
  • 6Kent
  • 5Beevers
  • 3Butler
  • 12BrownSubstituted forHamiltonat 74'minutes
  • 14Reed
  • 23WardSubstituted forKanuat 72'minutes
  • 15Szmodics
  • 16BurrowsSubstituted forJade-Jonesat 75'minutes
  • 9Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forEisaat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Eisa
  • 13Gyollai
  • 17Jade-Jones
  • 18Blake-Tracy
  • 19Kanu
  • 22Hamilton
  • 24Mason

Accrington

Formation 3-5-2

  • 40Savin
  • 2Nottingham
  • 3HughesSubstituted forRussellat 31'minutes
  • 4Burgess
  • 18Rodgers
  • 16BarclaySubstituted forPhillipsat 42'minutes
  • 37MorganBooked at 73mins
  • 6Butcher
  • 12MaguireBooked at 82mins
  • 7SmythSubstituted forFenlonat 75'minutesSubstituted forat 79'minutes
  • 11McConvilleSubstituted forMansellat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Russell
  • 21Perritt
  • 22Martin
  • 25Fenlon
  • 26Mansell
  • 30Isherwood
  • 36Phillips
Referee:
Sam Purkiss

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home19
Away7
Shots on Target
Home12
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 7, Accrington Stanley 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 7, Accrington Stanley 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Peterborough United. Dan Butler tries a through ball, but Sammie Szmodics is caught offside.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Idris Kanu (Peterborough United) left footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Niall Mason with a cross.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Toby Savin.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ethan Hamilton (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Phillips (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Butcher.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ricky Jade-Jones (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Peterborough United. Mohamed Eisa tries a through ball, but Sammie Szmodics is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ricky Jade-Jones (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sammie Szmodics.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Peterborough United. Niall Mason tries a through ball, but Mohamed Eisa is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Mansell (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joseph Maguire with a cross following a set piece situation.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Dan Butler (Peterborough United).

  15. Post update

    Lewis Mansell (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Peterborough United 7, Accrington Stanley 0. Idris Kanu (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Niall Mason with a cross following a set piece situation.

  17. Booking

    Joseph Maguire (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Idris Kanu (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Joseph Maguire (Accrington Stanley).

  20. Post update

    Rhys-James Fenlon went off injured after Accrington Stanley had used all subs.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull382171063313270
2Peterborough372161065372869
3Sunderland361813555272867
4Lincoln City371881155401562
5Portsmouth361771253391458
6Blackpool351691044321257
7Doncaster35176125345857
8Oxford Utd37168135143856
9Charlton371511115450456
10Gillingham38167155450455
11Ipswich36167133937255
12MK Dons38159145552354
13Accrington36158134951-253
14Crewe36149134446-251
15Fleetwood371311134132950
16Plymouth381310154960-1149
17Shrewsbury351113114041-146
18Burton36118174661-1541
19Swindon37114224465-2137
20Northampton3899203254-2236
21Wimbledon36812163659-2336
22Wigan3798203964-2535
23Bristol Rovers3897223660-2434
24Rochdale36711184667-2132
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