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Sky Bet League 1

London Road Ground (ATT 8,149) 21st September 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Peterboro Peterborough United vs Milton Keynes Dons MK Dons

Peterboro 2

N Knight-Percival (S/O 7)
L Tomlin (12)
B Assombalonga (34)
M Little (S/O 76)

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MK Dons 1

I McLeod (74)

Dons undone by nine-man Posh

Last Updated: 21/09/13 7:14pm

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Britt Assombalonga: Bagged Peterborough's second

Britt Assombalonga: Bagged Peterborough's second

Nine-man Peterborough claimed a 2-1 derby win at London Road by condemning MK Dons to their first defeat of the season.

The high-flying hosts overcame the early dismissal of centre-back Nathaniel Knight-Percival for an elbow on Dons forward Patrick Bamford to take command of an action-packed battle.

Lee Tomlin fired them ahead from a 14th-minute penalty after Danny Swanson had been scythed down by Dean Lewington and Posh incredibly doubled their advantage when top-scorer Britt Assombalonga rifled past Dons goalkeeper David Martin from a tight angle in the 33rd minute.

Bamford and Jon Otsemobor both fluffed glorious headed chances for Dons before the break and more chances went begging after the interval as the visitors piled on the pressure.

The Dons eventually halved their arrears when substitute Izale McLeod pounced from close range after Posh keeper Bobby Olejnik, who made a string of super saves, had parried Bamford's header.

Posh's battle to hold on for victory became even tougher when Mark Little became the second player sent-off following a crude challenge on Lewington.

But Darren Ferguson's men stood strong thanks to a stunning backs-to-the-wall effort to pocket the points.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Fleetwood Town 4 10
2 Peterborough United 4 9
3 Preston North End 4 8
4 Bristol City 4 8
5 Barnsley 4 7
6 Swindon Town 4 7
7 Milton Keynes Dons 4 7
8 Bradford City 4 7
9 Doncaster Rovers 4 7
10 Notts County 4 7
11 Chesterfield 4 7
12 Sheffield United 4 6
13 Crawley Town 4 6
14 Leyton Orient 4 5
15 Coventry City 4 5
16 Port Vale 4 5
17 Rochdale 4 4
18 Gillingham 4 4
19 Yeovil Town 4 4
20 Walsall 4 3
21 Oldham Athletic 4 2
22 Colchester United 4 1
23 Scunthorpe United 4 1
24 Crewe Alexandra 4 0