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07 November 2020 Venue The Kassam Stadium Attendance

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Posh are in Emirates FA Cup first round action this weekend.

5 November 2020

Posh make the trip to the Kassam Stadium this weekend.

Peterborough United get a break from Sky Bet League One action this weekend as attention turns to the first round of the Emirates FA Cup with Darren Ferguson’s men travelling to the Kassam Stadium to face Karl Robinson’s Oxford United (3pm).

The two sides met in the first round of the EFL Cup last season and have already come face to face in the league with Posh coming out on top at the Weston Homes Stadium. Both sides could make changes with the busy schedule, but both teams will be desperate to make it through to the second round draw on Monday evening.


Posh are without the services of teenage striker Ricky-Jade Jones due to injury. Manager Darren Ferguson is likely to freshen up his side but has given no indication of how many changes he will make other to say it will not be ‘wholesale alterations’.

Alex Gorrin has delivered a boost to Oxford United after concerns over a hamstring injury were played down. The midfielder was forced off late on in Tuesday’s 3-1 win against Rochdale, his 50th appearance for the club. There were worries it could lead to another spell on the sidelines for Gorrin, who missed six weeks at the start of the campaign with an ankle problem. James Henry (knee) and Sean Clare (hip) have been managing their fitness and were due to be rested even before their issues flared up against Dale.


“I think both myself and Karl Robinson were probably a little gutted to draw each other. I know they have the home advantage and that is the first thing you look for, but we all wanted probably a lower league team at home at this stage in the competition. However, it is what it is, it is an opportunity for us to freshen things up, which we will do, but make no mistake we want to win the game and I am looking forward to the game,” Darren Ferguson said.


“I have a lot of respect for the job that Darren Ferguson has done at Peterborough and they have a lot of player who can hurt you. I think there is a bit of mutual respect for both clubs, certainly from within. I am sure they will freshen things up and you know that we will too, but we want to win the game and get through to the next round,” Karl Robinson said.


The club are pleased to confirm that supporters will be able to watch the game live on iFollow with match passes available to purchase for £10 here;


Posh will be in blue shirts, white shorts and blue socks.


There are no replays in the FA Cup this year so the tie must be played to a finish with extra time and penalties if required.


The match referee is Benjamin Speedie.


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Posh Into Hat For Round Two After Away Win

In-form Posh into hat for round two of the FA Cup after victory at Oxford.

7 November 2020

Jack Taylor shoots against Oxford United Joe Dent /
Jack Taylor shoots against Oxford United

Posh are into the second round of the Emirates FA Cup after 2-1 victory at Oxford United.

Peterborough United made six changes to the starting line-up, lost Nathan Thompson to injury and played over 50 minutes with a 17-year-old at the heart of the defence, but are into the hat for the second round of the Emirates FA Cup following a 2-1 victory at fellow League One outfit Oxford United.

Darren Ferguson’s men made a bright start with Mo Eisa’s pacy cross just eluding the onrushing Taylor and striking the full-back Forde before going behind for a corner kick. Eisa then sent a 25-yard curler inches past the post as Posh continued to make the early running at the Kassam Stadium.

Elliott Moore, who netted twice on Tuesday night against Rochdale, headed over from a free-kick before Sam Long was cautioned for a foul on Dembele by the touch-line. Christy Pym did well to beat out a fierce drive from Sykes on 16 minutes, but in truth, Hall should have done far better with the rebound, firing over on the half volley from close-range.

On 22 minutes, Posh opened the scoring as a drilled pass from Reed was poorly defended by Ruffels, allowing Siriki DEMBELE to nip in, he took a touch and drilled the ball low into the bottom corner. Oxford boss Karl Robinson was cautioned for his rather vocal protests as he challenged the initial decision with the coaching staff believing Dembele to be initially offside when the pass was played.

Matty Taylor had a good chance to level on 32 minutes from a cleverly worked free-kick but on the volley, over his shoulder, he fired over the crossbar. Pym was well placed to keep out Moore from a Hall delivery on 37 minutes as Oxford pressed for the leveller.

Posh were forced to make a change just before the break with Ronnie Edwards, at just 17, replacing Nathan Thompson as part of the three-man defence. In first half injury time, the hosts got themselves level as an in-swinging free-kick was poked home from close-range by Josh RUFFELS.

Taylor flicked an opportunity from close-range wide of the target for the home side two minutes after the break. Stevens did well to push behind a snapshot from Jack Taylor at the other end after his initial left-foot effort was blocked.

Posh got their noses in front again just after the hour mark, a patient build-up down the right with Broom, Mason and Reed involved, eventually TAYLOR let fly with his left-foot, it appeared to take a slight nick before finding the bottom corner.

Pym did well to beat out Shodipo’s driven effort on 88 minutes as the Oxford dangerman cut inside onto his right foot.

Oxford: Stevens, Ruffels, Moore, Hall (sub Cooper 73min), Taylor (sub Winnall 65min), Sykes, Long, Forde, McGuane (sub Asonganyi 84min), Shodipo, Kelly. Unused subs: Eastwood, , Osei Yaw, Elechi, Jones.

Posh: Pym, Thompson (sub Edwards 43min), Mason, Blake-Tracy, Kent, Broom, Hamilton (sub Clarke-Harris 74min), Reed (sub Brown 87min), Dembele, Eisa, Taylor. Unused subs: Gyollai, Szmodics, Kanu, Burrows.

Half-time: Oxford United 1-1 Peterborough United
Full-time: Oxford United 1-2 Peterborough United
Referee: Benjamin Speedie

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