Vital Football

Latest Peterborough United News

No Xmas Hangover for Rampant Posh

No Xmas Hangover for Rampant Posh


Peterborough United made it a hat-trick of wins as they stunned Wolves into silence in their Boxing Day clash at Molineux.



Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 3 Peterborough United
Location: Molineux Stadium
Date: 26th December, 2012
Attendance: 23,033 (950 Posh fans approx)



Boxing Day matches are notoriously bad affairs for Posh but Posh have now made it two Championship wins in two successive years. Last year George Boyd returned to haunt his former loan club Nottingham Forest while this year Posh turned in another very good performance to humble former Premiership outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers.

A 3-0 win at Molineux was achieved thanks to an excellent all round performance by the team that started off the season with seven straight League defeats.

Wolves were happy to keep possession of the ball and pass it around but Posh were resolute in their defending to deny the hosts any clear cut chances. Posh on the other half made a few chances with two of these falling to the in-form Dwight Gayle. The first chance saw him fire just over the bar after aiming for the top corner while the second chance saw his left footed effort from the six yard box saved by Ikeme.

It wasn`t long before Posh took the lead when an excellent run from the impressive Joe Newell ended with him pulling the ball back to the penalty spot to find Lee TOMLIN [pictured below] who fired the ball into the net off the underside of the bar with his left foot.



Lee Tomlin



Wolves did apply more pressure as the game entered the latter stages of the first half which saw efforts from Jermaine Pennant, Bakary Sako and Stephen Ward but Olejnik denied the hosts each time.



Bobby Olejnik



It was Posh that struck again though just before half-time. A driving run from Tommy ROWE saw him cut inside onto his right foot and curl a low shot past the diving Ikeme. That wasn`t the end of the action as Gayle had yet another chance on the stroke of half-time to increase the lead further which unfortunately came to nothing.

One change was made at half-time by Wolves which saw Ward replaced by Sigurdarson. They also changed their formation to match up with Posh in an attempt to stem the flow of attacks Posh had had in the first half.

It didn`t make a lot of difference as within two minutes of the restart, Tomlin had an effort easily saved. Pennant had another effort go wide of the Posh goal moments afterwards as the hosts tried in vain to get back into the match.

More good play between the front pairing for Posh ended with Gayle hitting a shot wide of Ikeme`s goal. Substitute Sigurdarson headed wide from a Foley cross as the match went into the final third of the game.

Posh were in a Winter Wonderland after 69 minutes when a Joe Newell cross from the left found Mark Little but instead of trying to make it two goals in two games and against the team he used to play for, he hit a loss cross back across the goal to find GAYLE who converted at the first time of asking as he beat the defender to the ball.



Dwight Gayle



Wolves still huffed and puffed but just couldn`t create any real threats to the Posh goal while Posh always looked dangerous on the attack.

The impressive George Thorne [pictured below] was substituted late on but he would`ve been delighted with the match and the final result as Wolves are arch rivals to his parent club West Bromwich Albion! He did suffer a knock during the game and it is touch and go whether he will be fit for the next Posh encounter.



George Thorne



Wolves could have no complaints about the final result as Posh were strong in defence, creative in attack and combined skill and graft in midfield.

If Posh can continue with the form they have shown over the last three matches, then the final two games of 2012 and the remaining season should see Posh comfortably move up the League to safety.


DON'T FORGET YOU CAN VOTE FOR YOUR MAN OF THE MATCH. You can cast your vote on the right hand side of the page. The result will be announced on Saturday [29th December, 2012].


UP THE POSH!



twitter Follow me on Twitter: @mwl1967

Photos courtesy of www.theposhpics.com.

Join The Vital Debate



Join Vital Peterborough United!

With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!


Vital Posh is 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital Posh today?
It's easy to REGISTER HERE. Simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!.


Message Board
To visit the message board, click here.


Get involved
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Posh at peterborough@vitalfootball.co.uk .



Vital Peterborough is also on: facebook twitter




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:mwl1967
Date:Friday December 28 2012
Time: 10:56AM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Tyson Fury Will Be Back!

Comments

0
don'tget carrie away - you are still goin down, back to were you belong -league two. We were very poor, one of those days when you try things but they just don't come off, everything you did came off, but I saw enough to tell me we were beaten by a ***** team, we will see come may!
johnwolf
28/12/2012 11:25:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Peterborough United Articles

McCann`s Viewpoint: Pre-Southend United

Peterborough United head to the seaside at the weekend when they face Southend United in a Sky Bet EFL League One clash. Watch what Posh boss Grant McCann has to say ahead to the match

EFL - The Stats Ten Games In (30/9/16)

The Football League, or as it wants to be known now, the EFL, have compiled the statistics with the vast majority of clubs now ten games into the new 2016/17 season.

Peterborough United - The First 10

We`ve reached the 10 match stage of the season. How have Peterborough United got on so far?

Smith Named In Northern Ireland Squad

Peterborough United right back Michael Smith has been named in the Northern Ireland squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers next month

Archived Vital Posh Articles

Vital Posh articles from

Site Journalists

mwl1967
Editor email
Profile
TomLea_
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Shaq Coulthirst - Right or wrong decision to let him go?
Suggested By:
Correct decision84%
Wrong decision16%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Scunthorpe 10 6 3 1 21 14
2 Bury 10 6 2 2 20 8
3 Bradford 10 4 6 0 18 5
4 Northampton 10 4 5 1 17 7
5 Port Vale 10 5 2 3 17 3
6 Sheff Utd 10 5 2 3 17 0
7 Bolton 10 4 4 2 16 2
8 Gillingham 10 4 3 3 15 -2
9 Peterborough 10 3 4 3 13 4
10 Bristol Rovers 10 3 4 3 13 -1
11 Chesterfield 10 3 3 4 12 1
12 Charlton 10 2 6 2 12 1
13 Fleetwood 10 3 3 4 12 0
14 MK Dons 10 3 3 4 12 -1
15 Rochdale 10 3 3 4 12 -1
16 Oxford 10 3 3 4 12 -1
17 Millwall 10 3 3 4 12 -3
18 Swindon 10 3 2 5 11 -4
19 Southend 10 3 2 5 11 -8
20 Wimbledon 10 2 4 4 10 -3
21 Walsall 10 2 4 4 10 -5
22 Shrewsbury 10 2 3 5 9 -5
23 Oldham 10 1 6 3 9 -5
24 Coventry 10 0 6 4 6 -6
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Peterborough United Results (view all)

Peterborough United Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Southend United (a)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 8 2016 12:00PM : Bury (H)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Fleetwood Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Northampton Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : AFC Wimbledon (H)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Bristol Rovers (a)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Suffolkposh1