Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 3 Peterborough United

Match info: Championship at Molineux Stadium

Date: 26/12/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: M Heywood Att: 23,033

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers




Lee Tomlin 17
Tommy Rowe 43
Dwight Gayle 69

FT (ht: 0-2)

  • Last Updated: December 26 2012, 19:18 GMT

Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson demanded more of the same from his resurgent side after they climbed off the foot of the npower Championship with an impressive 3-0 win at Wolves.

Darren Ferguson: Demanded more
Darren Ferguson: Demanded more

Having beaten Cardiff and Bolton in their last two games, Posh made it a top-class hat-trick at Molineux thanks to goals from Lee Tomlin, Tommy Rowe and Dwight Gayle.

It is only the second time that Peterborough have won three successive games in the second tier - the last time was in 1993 - and a delighted Ferguson said: "It was a very good team performance.

"I played here at Wolves for five years and I know what the place is like, not many teams come here and win 3-0. It was a very good day.

"The two key moments were the second goal before half-time and getting the third which killed the game off and then we saw it out quite comfortably.

"Now this consistency has to remain for us to get out of trouble.

"To win one game at this level is hard enough. To win three is fantastic.

"But I don't want us to stop there. We have to maintain the consistency right to the end of the season.

"If we perform to the levels I know we can then we can win games."

Gayle was on target for the fifth successive game with his sixth goal in seven matches since his arrival from Dagenham and Redbridge.

Peterborough have splashed out around £750,000 to make the loan permanent and Ferguson said: "Dwight is a lot of money for us but it is money well spent.

"Because of what he has done while he has been on-loan it has caught everyone's attention.

"There was a lot of clubs watching him, including Premiership, but the deal was more or less verbally done and Dagenham stuck to their word."

Tomlin, who had also been on target in Saturday's 5-4 win against Bolton, fired Peterborough into a 17th-minute lead with a classy finish.

Rowe doubled the advantage in the 43rd minute after good work from George Boyd before Gayle made the match safe in the 69th minute when he turned home Mark Little's right wing cross the near post.

After seeing his side get their season back on track by winning three of their previous four games, Wolves' manager Stale Solbakken admitted the performance was hard to take.

Wolves were booed off the pitch at half-time and full-time and Solbakken blamed himself for the performance.

He said: "Rather than pointing fingers at the players I will take the blame myself.

"Sometimes when one, two or three players have an off day you can explain it.

"But I think I saw seven, eight or nine players have a really bad day with the ball.

"Defensively we were vulnerable to counter-attacks and I didn't see any belief after it was 2-0.

"We had the ball all the time but we didn't open them up in the second half so I have to look at myself in the mirror and see what I have done wrongly in the preparation of the tactics.

He added: "It was a hard blow for us and it will be hard to retain mental strength before Saturday (against Ipswich).

"Mentally we were weak. It should not be a catastrophe going 1-0 down against Peterborough with 75 minutes left.

"We didn't look lively and that disturbs me. The body language was like 'ok we will go out and steal the points maybe using as less

power or strength as possible'.

"That doesn't work in this division and that really annoys me.

"It is my responsibility. That I can say. When so many players don't

seem to be up for it I have to take the responsibility and that is how it is in this game."

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