Baggies beat Posh to move on up

Date published: Saturday 26th December 2009 5:14

Mark Cooper’s men frustrated Albion for an hour but a Luke Moore strike and an own goal from Posh centre-half Ryan Bennett ensured that Roberto Di Matteo’s side moved back into second place.

Newcastle, Nottingham Forest and Cardiff all failed to win in early kick-offs on Boxing Day, leaving Albion eight points behind the Magpies.

In the 61st minute, Graham Dorrans played in Moore with a clever reverse pass and he took a touch before sending in a left-footed shot which deflected past the dive of Joe Lewis.

Bennett handed Albion a second in the 67th minute. Dorrans fired a shot into the turf and Bennett – under pressure from Simon Cox – stretched to send a header past Lewis and into his own net.

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