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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 Lincoln City 23 +16 48
2 Hull City 24 +18 45
3 Peterborough United 23 +15 43
4 Doncaster Rovers 21 +16 42
5 Portsmouth 23 +17 41
6 Charlton Athletic 25 +6 40
7 Sunderland 23 +13 39
8 Accrington Stanley 20 +6 36
9 Crewe Alexandra 25 +2 36
10 Ipswich Town 22 +2 35
11 Oxford United 22 +6 34
12 Gillingham 24 0 33
13 Plymouth Argyle 24 -6 33
14 Fleetwood Town 24 +7 31
15 Blackpool 22 +2 31
16 Milton Keynes Dons 24 -1 28
17 Shrewsbury Town 21 -5 24
18 Rochdale 24 -9 23
19 Bristol Rovers 22 -11 23
20 Northampton Town 23 -18 23
21 AFC Wimbledon 24 -17 22
22 Swindon Town 24 -18 21
23 Wigan Athletic 23 -19 21
24 Burton Albion 24 -22 16