Date:Wednesday August 28 2013
Peterborough United coasted through to the third round of the Capital One Cup with a 6-0 win over Championship side Reading.
Peterborough United 6 - 0 Reading
Location: London Road
Date: 27th August, 2013
Posh pulled off the shock of the night when they beat Nigel Adkins` Reading side, who fielded 8 players with International experience.
Posh were looking to maintain their 100% record in all competitions, while Reading were looking for their first win in 4 games.
Reading have started their Championship season slower than expected following their relegation from the Premier League last season. Nigel Adkins` team have picked up just 5 points from 4 games, and the Royals manager has spoken of his desire to return to the top flight, as well as enjoying a good cup run (better luck next year!).
Posh bossed the game from start to finish and found themselves 1-0 up after just 4 minutes, when Britt ASSOMBALONGA fired a low shot past Adam Federici and into the Reading goal. It was 2-0 to Posh in the 19th minute, when Lee TOMLIN hit a spectacular volley past the Australian International goalkeeper, Federici.
Danny SWANSON took his chance in the starting line-up, topping off his fantastic performance with a special goal. The Scotsman beat 3 or 4 players before bringing the ball onto his right foot, and curling a shot into the top corner of the goal.
Swanson, [pictured below] has given Darren Ferguson a selection headache ahead of Saturday`s league game against Crawley. Fergie now has to choose between Swanson and Danny Kearns to play on the right of the diamond.
Posh went in at the break 3-0 up, and looked good value for their lead. More of the same must have been the message from Ferguson at half time, as Posh came out all guns blazing for the second period.
It wasn`t long before Posh added to the score. Latvian international defender, Kaspars Gorkss, brought down Britt Assombalonga in the box, and the referee showed no hesitation in pointing to the spot. The former Watford striker wanted to take the penalty, but it was TOMLIN that fired the penalty home, to make it 4-0 to the Posh.
Was the scoring finished there? Of course notů Tyrone Barnett was upended by full back Shaun Cummings, and TOMLIN [pictured below] completed his hat-trick from the spot.
At 5-0, Posh would`ve been forgiven for taking their foot off the gas, and Darren Ferguson saw it as a good chance to rest his key players. Lee Tomlin, Britt Assombalonga and Tommy Rowe were all substituted with 10 minutes remaining, and were replaced by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Jaanai Gordon and Jermaine Anderson.
The fresh legs of the substitutes could`ve seen Posh go even further ahead, as Jermaine Anderson was inches away from making it 6-0. But it wasn`t long before the rout was completed. Jack PAYNE struck his first goal in Posh colours to make it 6-0 to the home side.
There were no negatives to take from the game. Everyone played well, and Fergie was right in his interview stating 'everyone was an 8 or 9 out of 10`. He`s far from a fan favourite, but Tyrone Barnett again proved he can do a job for Posh this season, and assisted with 2 of the goals. He won the second penalty of the game and teed up Jack Payne for his goal.
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Date:Wednesday August 28 2013
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