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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Andrew Hughes (44')
  • Marcus Maddison (58' PEN)
  • Jack Marriott (81', 84')
  • Michal Zyro (73')

New boss Evans off to winning start as Peterborough down Charlton

Steve Evans made a winning start in charge of Peterborough with a 4-1 win against fellow League One play-off hopefuls Charlton.
Andrew Hughes, a Marcus Maddison penalty and two late goals for Jack Marriott helped Peterborough leapfrog their League One opponents.
Michal Zyro had pulled a goal back for the visitors who saw Josh Magennis miss a penalty at 1-0 down.
The opener came a minute before half-time when a cleared free-kick fell to Joe Ward on the left. The winger crossed to the back post where Hughes side-footed in.
Charlton had a great chance to equalise in the 54th minute when Peterborough defender Liam Shephard was penalised for a shove on Magennis inside the box, but the striker's penalty went wide of the left-hand post.
Five minutes later Maddison showed Magennis how it should be done to make it 2-0, the Posh winger slotting his penalty down the middle after he had been tripped by left-back Naby Sarr.
The visitors did pull a goal back when Zyro flicked in fellow substitute Ben Reeves' right-wing cross, but Marriott converted Danny Lloyd's pass nine minutes from time to make it 3-1.
Marriott then headed in his 27th goal of the season from a Jermaine Anderson cross three minutes later to complete the scoring.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Luton Town 42 +44 87
2 Barnsley 42 +37 82
3 Sunderland 41 +33 80
4 Portsmouth 41 +31 80
5 Charlton Athletic 42 +24 79
6 Doncaster Rovers 42 +19 69
7 Peterborough United 41 +9 64
8 Coventry City 42 +1 61
9 Burton Albion 42 +12 60
10 Blackpool 42 +1 58
11 Fleetwood Town 41 +7 56
12 Oxford United 42 -6 53
13 Shrewsbury Town 42 -6 50
14 Bristol Rovers 42 -3 49
15 Gillingham 42 -14 48
16 Accrington Stanley 42 -18 48
17 Wycombe Wanderers 42 -12 47
18 Plymouth Argyle 42 -16 47
19 Scunthorpe United 42 -24 45
20 Rochdale 42 -32 45
21 AFC Wimbledon 42 -22 44
22 Southend United 42 -14 43
23 Walsall 42 -24 42
24 Bradford City 42 -27 36