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Toney Secures Vital Away Victory

Ivan Toney nets 19th goal of the season in 1-0 victory against Oxford.

16 February 2019

Ivan Toney scores the winning goal against Oxford United Joe Dent / theposh.com
Ivan Toney scores the winning goal against Oxford United

Peterborough United picked up three points at the Kassam Stadium as Ivan Toney took his tally for the season to 19 with a fine finish.

Peterborough United recorded their first victory under Darren Ferguson with a battling 1-0 away win at the Kassam Stadium against Karl Robinson’s Oxford United with Ivan Toney netting his 19th goal of the campaign in the second half of the contest.

Posh made a very bright start to the contest, winning a number of set-pieces inside the opening five minutes before full-back Jason Naismith struck the post with a powerful drive after an intelligent switch of play from Kyle Dempsey.

Ben White was cautioned for a tug on the shirt of Henry on seven minutes by referee Mr Joyce and from the resulting free-kick, James Henry struck the wall with a low set-piece. Cameron Brannagan saw a shot go wide of the near post on 10 minutes after the hosts made progress down the right.

Posh were forced into a change on 21 minutes with Ryan Tafazolli replacing the injured Josh Knight who saw his debut cut short in the first third of the game. Maddison was cautioned for a dive on 35 minutes by referee Mr Joyce who perceived he had tried to elaborate a fall, in truth, he was just fouled, end of.

Toney headed a teasing Maddison free-kick wide of the target on 38 minutes after Cooper had been upended in a wide area. O’Malley did well to keep out a fierce Brannagan effort on 44 minutes before bouncing up to retrieve Lafferty’s knock-back.

Hanson was cautioned for a bad foul on Dempsey moments after the re-start as Posh won an early free-kick at the beginning of the second half. Cooper sent the resulting set-piece wide of the near post from 25-yards with his left-foot.

Posh made a second change just before the hour mark with Lee Tomlin replacing Cooper. Hanson saw a low drive pushed away by O’Malley on 63 minutes as Oxford began to press. Dickie was booked for a foul on Maddison on 69 minutes.

Lafferty limped out of the action on 70 minutes with Rhys Bennett his replacement. The deadlock was broken on 75 minutes as a clever free-kick from Maddison picked out TONEY and he made no mistake, firing into the bottom corner with his right-foot. Woodyard was cautioned for a foul on 80 minutes.

Six minutes of added time was indicated by the fourth official. Mackie was cautioned for an off the ball incident three minutes into injury time.

 

Oxford: Eastwood, Dickie, Nelson, Hanson, Brannagan, Sinclair (sub Mackie 68min), Ruffells, Mousinho (sub Caruthers 78min), Whyte, Henry (sub Browne 68min), Graham. Unused subs: Stevens, Long, Kashi, Jones.

Posh: O’Malley, Naismith, Knight (sub Tafazolli 21min), Woodyard, White, Ward, Toney, Cooper (sub Tomlin 58min), Maddison, Lafferty (sub Bennett 70min), Dempsey. Unused subs: Chapman, Reed, Godden, Stevens.

Half-time: Oxford United 0-0 Peterborough United
Full-time: Oxford United 0-1 Peterborough United
Attendance: 6,451 (490 Posh)

 

 


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