Posh scored a goal in each half to make it two wins from two in pre-season as Darren Ferguson’s men beat Leicester City.
Peterborough United recorded an impressive 2-1 victory over a strong Leicester City side in a behind closed doors friendly fixture at the Foxes’ state of the art training facility on Tuesday lunch-time with Kwame Poku and Joe Tomlinson on target.
Both sides fielded two different XIs for each half, but throughout the 90 minutes, Posh caused problems for the Foxes and defended resolutely when required. It took just three minutes for Posh to open the scoring as POKU finished off an eye-catching move, sweeping the ball past the keeper after good work from Ephron Mason-Clark and Kai Corbett.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall curled a free-kick over the crossbar from 25-yards on nine minutes while Mason-Clark forced a fine save from Jakub Stolarczyk after cutting inside onto his right-foot. Jonson Clarke-Harris saw an audacious chip drift just wide of the upright on the half hour before the hosts got themselves level through Ricardo who cut inside onto his left-foot and drilled a low effort past Will Blackmore.
Moments later, Corbett fired over after winning possession in the final third before the referee brought an end to a first period, which saw Posh produce some fine moments of quality in the final third and also in possession with summer signings Ryan De Havilland and Archie Collins dictating play from the middle of the park.
Ronnie Edwards and Romoney Crichlow kept Jamie Vardy quiet with the former England international not causing Blackmore any issues between the sticks. On 50 minutes, Wilfried Ndidi saw a shot from range repelled by the trialist keeper before Soumare fired wide of the target.
Kabongo Tshimanga was denied by Iversen on the hour mark after good pressing from Jeando Fuchs while Joel Randall curled over the top after good work from David Ajiboye. On 82 minutes, Posh got their noses in front as Joe TOMLINSON saw his shot deflect past the keeper and into the bottom corner.
Kelechi Iheanacho struck the inside of the post with a fine left-footed free-kick in the dying moments, but Posh deserved that shade of fortune. Manager Darren Ferguson said: “I was pleased. We worked a lot in training on Monday about our shape and how we would need to be out of possession and they took that into the game, and in the first half we kept the ball and moved it really well and caused them some problems.
“We didn’t keep the ball well enough in the second half, but we were organised and defended well and it was good to come away with the win. The facilities were unbelievable and we thank Leicester for how they looked after us,” Ferguson said.
Posh 1st half: Blackmore, Burrows, Crichlow, Edwards, O’Connell, De Havilland, Collins, Poku, Mason-Clark, Corbett, Clarke-Harris.
Posh 2nd half: Trialist, Dornelly, Kent, Fuchs, Randall, Jones, Ajiboye, Fernandez, Tomlinson, Kyprianou, Tshimanga.
Leicester City 1st half: Stolarcyzk, Coady, Winks, Vardy, Kristiansen, Daka, Ricardo, Dewsbury-Hall, Vestergaard, Praet, Marcal-Madivadija.
Leicester City 2nd half: Iversen, Justin, Nelson, Souttar, Castagne, Ndidi, Choudhury, Soumare, Iheanacho, McAteer, Maswashise.