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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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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24