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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 Rotherham United 20 +25 41
2 Wycombe Wanderers 21 +10 41
3 Sunderland 20 +12 39
4 Wigan Athletic 18 +18 38
5 Oxford United 20 +12 36
6 Plymouth Argyle 20 +11 36
7 Milton Keynes Dons 19 +13 34
8 Sheffield Wednesday 21 +7 34
9 Portsmouth 21 +4 33
10 Burton Albion 21 -2 28
11 Ipswich Town 21 +4 27
12 Cheltenham Town 20 -9 27
13 Accrington Stanley 21 -11 27
14 Charlton Athletic 21 +1 26
15 Cambridge United 21 -3 26
16 Bolton Wanderers 21 -3 26
17 AFC Wimbledon 19 -2 24
18 Lincoln City 20 -6 21
19 Shrewsbury Town 19 -7 19
20 Morecambe 20 -13 19
21 Fleetwood Town 20 -5 18
22 Gillingham 21 -15 17
23 Crewe Alexandra 21 -17 15
24 Doncaster Rovers 20 -24 13