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Sky Bet League 1

ABAX Stadium (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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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40