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Yannick Bolasie takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jones.
Ryan Tunnicliffe takes a shot. Save made by David James.
Richard Foster delivers the ball, clearance by Ryan Tunnicliffe.
Emile Sinclair is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Liam Fontaine.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Brett Pitman played to the near post, Gabriel Zakuani makes a clearance.
Shot from outside the box by Albert Adomah goes wide right of the target.
The ball is delivered by Ryan McGivern, clearance by Gabriel Zakuani.
Albert Adomah challenges George Boyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Briggs.
Lee Tomlin fouled by Marvin Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Grant McCann.
Daniel Kearns joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Taylor.
Lee Tomlin grabs a goal from inside the box high into the middle of the goal. Peterborough 3-0 Bristol City.Assist on the goal came from Emile Sinclair.
Lee Tomlin fouled by Stephen Pearson, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Pearson is shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by Grant McCann.
The ball is delivered by Ryan McGivern, Effort from deep inside the area by Marvin Elliott misses to the right of the goal.
Ryan Tunnicliffe is brought on as a substitute for Lee Frecklington.
The ball is sent over by Albert Adomah.
Shot from close range by Emile Sinclair misses to the right of the goal.
Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Save made by David James.
Inswinging corner taken by Grant McCann from the right by-line played to the near post.
Paul Taylor takes a shot. Ryan McGivern gets a block in.
The ball is swung over by Richard Foster, Gabriel Zakuani makes a clearance.
Shot from outside the penalty box by Albert Adomah goes wide right of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Brett Pitman, Chris Wood takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jones.
(Bristol City) makes a substitution, with Yannick Bolasie coming on for Neil Kilkenny.
Craig Alcock sends in a cross, clearance by Liam Fontaine.
Emile Sinclair joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Ball.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Wilson by Ryan Bennett. Neil Kilkenny takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Frecklington on Albert Adomah. Free kick crossed by Brett Pitman.
Foul by Lee Frecklington on Richard Foster, free kick awarded. Ryan McGivern takes the free kick.
Albert Adomah produces a cross, Gabriel Zakuani makes a clearance.
James Wilson on for Stephen McManus.
David Ball finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Peterborough 2-0 Bristol City.Grant McCann provided the assist for the goal.
Unfair challenge on George Boyd by Liam Fontaine results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Grant McCann.
Albert Adomah challenges Matthew Briggs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Briggs.
Grant McCann concedes a free kick for a foul on Brett Pitman. Neil Kilkenny restarts play with the free kick.
George Boyd delivers the ball, save made by David James.
Matthew Briggs has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
Shot from outside the penalty box by Grant McCann goes wide right of the goal.
Brett Pitman takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Stephen McManus takes a shot. Clearance made by Lee Frecklington.
Chris Wood takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jones.
Unfair challenge on Stephen McManus by Lee Tomlin results in a free kick. Stephen McManus restarts play with the free kick.
Craig Alcock takes a shot. Save made by David James.
Marvin Elliott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant McCann. Grant McCann has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Brett Pitman, Liam Fontaine takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.
Effort on goal by Brett Pitman from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Strike from close range by Brett Pitman clears the bar.
David Ball delivers the ball.
Kalifa Cisse leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Wood.
Effort on goal by Marvin Elliott from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
The ball is sent over by Ryan McGivern.
Stephen Pearson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Taylor. Free kick crossed left-footed by Grant McCann, Stephen McManus manages to make a clearance.
Effort from just outside the box by Lee Tomlin goes over the bar.
Shot by Kalifa Cisse from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
The ball is sent over by Marvin Elliott, Ryan Bennett manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann, Gabriel Zakuani takes a shot.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kalifa Cisse on George Boyd. Grant McCann restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan McGivern produces a cross, Lee Frecklington manages to make a clearance.
David Ball takes a shot. Save made by David James.
David Ball is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Stephen McManus.
Unfair challenge on George Boyd by Kalifa Cisse results in a free kick. George Boyd restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Grant McCann, Unfair challenge on Liam Fontaine by Ryan Bennett results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David James.
Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Fontaine.
The ball is delivered by Albert Adomah, Gabriel Zakuani manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann to the near post, Lee Tomlin has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
The ball is sent over by Paul Taylor, blocked by Ryan McGivern.
Unfair challenge on George Boyd by Marvin Elliott results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Grant McCann.
Paul Taylor sends in a cross, clearance by Neil Kilkenny.
Corner taken by Brett Pitman.
Matthew Briggs crosses the ball.
David Ball crosses the ball, George Boyd takes a shot. Liam Fontaine makes a clearance. Lee Tomlin finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Peterborough 1-0 Bristol City.The assist for the goal came from George Boyd.
Foul by Stephen Pearson on Lee Frecklington, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Grant McCann.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Grant McCann, save made by David James.
The ball is crossed by Lee Frecklington, clearance by Stephen McManus.
Posh set to be without Zakuani
Gabby Zakuani is a major doubt for Peterborough ahead of the visit of Bristol City.
Zakuani has suffered a recurrence of the troublesome toe injury that plagued him during the first half of the season and the defender looks set to miss out on Saturday.
"Gabby injured his toe again in training before the Cardiff game but the scans showed there isn't a fracture. We will know more after he has seen a specialist," said Posh boss Darren Ferguson. "It is obviously very painful though and the problem is he has had so many painkilling injections that he is becoming immune to them.
"We will have to wait and see what the specialist makes of the injury. He may say we can patch him up again and get him out there, but personally I think that is unlikely."
Shaun Brisley will not be asked to make an immediate debut after completing his switch from Macclesfield this week, so either Craig Alcock or on-loan defender Matthew Briggs will deputise for Zakuani. Both players had spells at centre-half against Cardiff on Tuesday night after Zakuani was forced off injured.
Midfielder Tommy Rowe is nursing a knock sustained in the Welsh capital and is another injury concern for Ferguson, who could recall Paul Jones in goal after a third high-profile mistake in the last four matches by Joe Lewis against the Bluebirds.
Bristol City will be without the injured Cole Skuse.
The versatile 25-year-old was taken off during the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace in midweek and X-rays have since revealed that Skuse had broken and dislocated a toe, ruling him out of action for as long as four weeks.
Manager Derek McInnes will also be missing veteran centre-back Louis Carey, who is still recovering from a calf problem picked up in training and is not set to return for another fortnight.
And McInnes has a further doubt over midfielder Kalifa Cisse, whose knee injury kept him out of the clash with the Eagles on Tuesday.
City go into the match at London Road having lost each of their last four games away from home in all competitions, during which time they have failed to score a single goal.
Posh back to winning ways
Goals by Lee Tomlin and David Ball handed Peterborough their first victory in eight npower Championship outings, as they eased past Bristol City 3-0.
The presence of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson in the stands at London Road appeared to inspire son Darren's hosts, who dominated the first half before soaking up prolonged spells of pressure in the second to secure three crucial points.
Tomlin gave Ferguson's side the early advantage after seven minutes, heading into an empty net after George Boyd's initial effort was hacked off the line.
Peterborough were unlucky not to go into the break with a more comfortable lead after Gabriel Zakuani nodded against the crossbar from Grant McCann's corner.
Ball scored the hosts' second after 62 minutes with a superb solo goal and Tomlin tapped home late on to wrap up the win.
Ferguson returned Tomlin to his starting line-up, while Paul Jones replaced Joe Lewis in goal.
City were buoyed by the return of Kalifa Cisse from a knee injury, while Brett Pitman was restored up front by boss Derek McInnes.
Despite their poor recent form, Posh enjoyed a flying start and took the lead after just seven minutes.
Ball sent in a cross, Boyd's excellent first touch allowed him to get a shot away and, although that effort was cleared off the line by Liam Fontaine, Tomlin was on hand to nod the ball into an unguarded net.
City struggled to create any chances in the first half-hour, and David James in the Robins goal had to be alert to save Ball's low effort before the claiming the ball at the striker's feet.
And with 13 minutes remaining of the opening period, Posh were within inches of adding a second.
McCann's corner from the left picked out Zakuani, but the centre-back's thunderous header cannoned off the bar with James beaten.
Tomlin's dipping 25-yard volley just cleared the bar after 38 minutes, and all City could show for their first-half efforts was two off-target attempts from Pitman and Marvin Elliott.
McInnes changed formation at half-time, introducing Chris Wood in place of Cisse and switching to 4-4-2, and he was almost rewarded within two minutes of the second period.
First Pitman fired over from Wood's flick-on before Jones brilliantly saved Fontaine's header as the Robins pushed hard for an equaliser.
After being untested in the first half, Jones was on inspired form to deny Albert Adomah's low drive and punch clear Wood's header as the away side heaped pressure on the Posh goal.
Lee Frecklington then cleared Stephen McManus' attempt from Pitman's corner off the line, before Peterborough scored against the run of play.
Ball darted into the penalty area, tricked his way around two markers and found the top left-hand corner from 12 yards.
The second strike killed the match, and chances were at a premium in the final minutes.
Emile Sinclair somehow contrived to miss an open goal from Boyd's cut-back, but the substitute made up for his error by teeing up Tomlin with a simple chance to tap home with five minutes remaining.
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