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  • English Npower Championship
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Molineux
  • Attendance: 23,033
WolvesWolvesvPeterboroughPeterborough
03
  • Tomlin, 17
  • Rowe, 43
  • Gayle, 69

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Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Peterborough United 3.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Peterborough United 3.

90+3 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

90+3 mins:Attempt blocked. Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bakary Sako with a cross.

90+2 mins:Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

90+2 mins:Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

88 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

88 mins:Attempt blocked. Mark Little (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

87 mins:Foul by David Davis (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

87 mins:George Boyd (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Substitution, Peterborough United. Grant McCann replaces George Thorne.

81 mins:Substitution, Peterborough United. Danny Swanson replaces Lee Tomlin.

81 mins:Substitution, Peterborough United. Kane Ferdinand replaces Joe Newell.

80 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

78 mins:Foul by George Boyd (Peterborough United).

78 mins:Jamie O'Hara (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Foul by Mark Little (Peterborough United).

78 mins:Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

76 mins:Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jamie O'Hara replaces Sylvain Ebanks-Blake.

76 mins:Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. David Davis replaces Jermaine Pennant.

75 mins:Jermaine Pennant (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

75 mins:Foul by Jermaine Pennant (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

75 mins:Mark Little (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

72 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

69 mins:Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Peterborough United 3. Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Little with a cross.

61 mins:Attempt missed. Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Björn Sigurdarson with a cross.

59 mins:Attempt missed. Joe Newell (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Tommy Rowe with a cross.

58 mins:Attempt missed. Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

57 mins:Foul by Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United).

57 mins:Roger Johnson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

54 mins:Foul by Mark Little (Peterborough United).

54 mins:Jermaine Pennant (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Attempt missed. Jermaine Pennant (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

48 mins:Attempt saved. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

46 mins:Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Björn Sigurdarson replaces Stephen Ward.

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Peterborough United 2.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Peterborough United 2.

45+2 mins:Offside, Peterborough United. Lee Tomlin tries a through ball, but Lee Tomlin is caught offside.

45+1 mins:Foul by Tongo Hamed Doumbia (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

45+1 mins:George Boyd (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

43 mins:Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Peterborough United 2. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by George Boyd.

41 mins:Attempt blocked. Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bakary Sako.

41 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

41 mins:Attempt saved. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Jermaine Pennant.

41 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

40 mins:Attempt saved. Stephen Ward (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Jermaine Pennant.

40 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

40 mins:Attempt saved. Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

39 mins:Attempt blocked. Joe Newell (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

37 mins:Foul by Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

37 mins:Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

34 mins:Attempt missed. Jermaine Pennant (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from long range on the left is too high from a direct free kick.

33 mins:Foul by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United).

33 mins:Karl Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Foul by George Thorne (Peterborough United).

28 mins:Tongo Hamed Doumbia (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

25 mins:Attempt saved. Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Roger Johnson.

25 mins:Attempt missed. Roger Johnson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Jermaine Pennant.

24 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

23 mins:Foul by Joe Newell (Peterborough United).

23 mins:Jermaine Pennant (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

22 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

20 mins:Attempt missed. George Boyd (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by George Thorne with a cross.

20 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

17 mins:Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Peterborough United 1. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Newell with a cross.

13 mins:Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

13 mins:Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Foul by Joe Newell (Peterborough United).

12 mins:Jermaine Pennant (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

11 mins:Foul by Karl Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

11 mins:Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

10 mins:Attempt saved. Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

6 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

6 mins:Attempt saved. Roger Johnson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Jermaine Pennant.

6 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

4 mins:Attempt missed. Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Molineux
  • Attendance: 23,033
WolvesWolvesvPeterboroughPeterborough
03
  • Tomlin, 17
  • Rowe, 43
  • Gayle, 69

match report

Peterborough made it three momentous wins on the bounce as Wolves were put to the sword 3-0 at Molineux on Boxing Day.

Goals from Lee Tomlin, Tommy Rowe and Dwight Gayle did the damage as Darren Ferguson's side received the perfect Christmas present by lifting themselves off the foot of the Championship.

Wolves boss Stale Solbakken named Bjorn Sigurdarson on the bench following a thigh injury, but defender Georg Margreitter (hamstring) was again sidelined following another setback on the road to recovery.

And it was the hosts who showed the early intent when an outswinging corner from Jermaine Pennant after five minutes was met by Roger Johnson and his header was smartly tipped over by Posh keeper Robert Olejnik.

At the other end, Carl Ikeme in the Wolves goal had to be alert to turn away a 12-yard effort from Gayle as Ferguson's side showed their own attacking inclinations.

It had turned into a full-blooded festive encounter with no quarter given by either side in the hunt for crucial Championship points.

And having weathered the early Wolves storm, the visitors took the lead after 17 minutes through Tomlin. Joe Newell provided the opportunity and when his cross from the left was not dealt with, in nipped Tomlin to strike home his eighth of the campaign from 12 yards.

It could have got worse for the hosts three minutes later but George Boyd cleared the bar when well placed inside the penalty box. Kevin Doyle was then ideally placed to net an equaliser but Olejnik denied the striker from only six yards.

Pennant fired over with a free-kick as Wolves looked to get back on terms before the break, but Ferguson would have been impressed with his side's application in the opening half.

Solid in defence, Posh also looked potent on the break and seven minutes from the interval, Newell had the chance of adding a second before a well-timed block by Johnson got in the way of his 18-yard effort.

Doyle twice went close to levelling, while Stephen Ward saw his effort parried by Olejnik as the half-time whistle approached and the visitors rode their luck.

But a sucker punch at the other end of the field doubled Peterborough's lead after 43 minutes. This time Boyd was the provider, Rowe finishing with aplomb from 20 yards.

Ward was replaced by Sigurdarson as the second half began, with Wolves well aware the next goal was crucial.

Pennant went close again for the home side, but it was Peterborough's day and after 69 minutes Mark Little's cross was met by Gayle to make it 3-0 and secure another valuable victory for Posh.

team line-up

13Carl Ikeme
16Christophe Berra
14Roger Johnson
11Stephen Ward46
32Kevin Foley
8Karl Henry
28Tongo Hamed Doumbia
10Bakary Sako
20Jermaine Pennant76
9Sylvain Ebanks-Blake76
29Kevin Doyle

substitutes

26David Davis76
25Danny Batth
27Anthony Forde
31Dorus de Vries
15Björn Sigurdarson46
5Richard Stearman
24Jamie O'Hara76

referee

Mark Heywood

team line-up

1Robert Olejnik
5Gabriel Zakuani
19Mark Little
33George Thorne86
14Tommy Rowe
6Michael Bostwick
17Joe Newell81
20Nathaniel Knight-Percival
8Lee Tomlin81
34Dwight Gayle
10George Boyd

substitutes

18Kane Ferdinand81
16Daniel Kearns
3Craig Alcock
7Danny Swanson81
13Joe Day
11Grant McCann86
4Sean Brisley

referee

Mark Heywood

match stats

possession %5149
shots on target55
shots off target44
corners84
tackles won00
offsides01