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Peterborough United vs Southend United.

Sky Bet League One.

Peterborough United 4

  • S Dembele (50th minute)
  • J Taylor (57th minute)
  • I Toney (70th minute, 74th minute)

Southend United 0

    Peterborough 4-0 Southend: Ivan Toney nets twice for promotion-chasing Posh

    Tuesday 11 February 2020 23:14, UK

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    Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Peterborough and Southend.

    Peterborough moved into League One's automatic promotion places courtesy of a 4-0 win over struggling Southend.

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    Second-half strikes from Siriki Dembele and Jack Taylor and an Ivan Toney brace did the damage for Posh, in what was a sixth consecutive victory.

    The win was marred somewhat, however, by leading marksman Toney's 10th yellow card of the season, meaning he will serve a two-match ban.

    After a poor first half the visitors were unfortunate not to be ahead four minutes after the break when Mark Milligan's 25-yard deflected volley hit the inside of the post and rebounded to safety.

    The breakthrough arrived a minute later at the other end though when Joe Ward combined with Dembele and the latter fired low under Mark Oxley.

    Taylor doubled the lead seven minutes later when the ball fell kindly for him and he lashed home through a crowded area.

    The Shrimpers' evening went from bad to worse with 20 minutes to go as Toney got in on the act by rounding Oxley and tapping home following substitute Josh Knight's pass.

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    Toney then added a fourth in the 74th minutes, rising highest to head home Dan Butler's corner from 12 yards.