Peterborough United 2 – Derby 1: The Rams unable to avoid away defeat

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Peterborough United enjoyed a mesmerising home victory against Derby County at Abax Stadium on Saturday. Peterborough United were looking to get back their winning ways, following a previous defeat to Luton Town. Derby had managed to pick up a single point in their encounter with Huddersfield Town. As the table looks today, Peterborough United are in 7th place, with 3 points from 2 matches, while Derby sit in 19th, with 1 point from 2.

After an un-eventful first half, The Rams took the initiative in the second half, with a goal from Jack Kirk Stretton, 77 minutes in. However, their lead was short-lived, as an equalizer from Harrison Burrows, 90 minutes in, brought Peterborough United level. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Siriki Dembele just before the final whistle to make it 2-1.

Peterborough United brought on Siriki Dembele, Josh Knight and Harrison Burrows for Jack Marriott, Joel Randall and Mark Beevers. Derby brought on Jack Kirk Stretton, Louie Sibley and Kamil Jozwiak, to replace Kazim, Festy Ebosele and Ravel Morrison.

There were bookings for Mark Beevers, Nathan Thompson, Dan Butler and Siriki Dembele from Peterborough United, and Louie Sibley and Curtis Davies, for Derby.

Peterborough United will next play Cardiff City at home, with Derby facing Hull City away.

Technical card:
Peterborough United: Kelle Roos, Festy Ebosele, Kazim, Nathan Byrne, Tom Lawrence, Ravel Morrison, Max Bird, Graeme Shinnie, Craig Forsyth, Curtis Davies and Richard Stearman
Derby County: Christy Pym, Jack Marriott, Joel Randall, Dan Butler, Ollie Norburn, Joe Ward, Jorge Grant, Jonson Clarke-Harris, Frankie Kent, Mark Beevers and Nathan Thompson
Stadium: Abax Stadium
Goals: Jack Kirk Stretton (0-1, min. 77), Harrison Burrows (1-1, min. 90) and Siriki Dembele (2-1, min. 90)