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Darren Ferguson: Posh deserved to win

Darren Ferguson: Posh deserved to win

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett let rip at referee Bobby Madley after his side had a strong spot-kick appeal dismissed in the early stages of their first away defeat of the campaign.

Madley, taking charge of his first match since awarding Stoke a controversial late penalty in a recent Premier League match at Swansea, refused to point to the spot despite Posh defender Mark Little appearing to handle Bakary Sako's cross.

It proved to be a pivotal moment in a match settled by a single goal - a free-kick from Posh skipper Michael Bostwick with 11 minutes remaining.

Ferguson said: "The game was never going to be a classic and it was all about getting three points.

"We produced a brave performance and hopefully the result can bring the belief and confidence flooding back.

"We don't get enough joy with our free-kicks and Michael should take more of them.

"We know what he is capable of doing in those situations and it was a goal worthy of winning any game."

Bostwick lashed a 25-yard strike past Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme as out-of-form Posh snapped a five-match losing streak in League One in style.

That was the hosts' only on-target effort of the afternoon, but Wolves had also created little in front of goal.

Wide man Sako fired one decent opportunity into the side-netting before testing Posh keeper Bobby Olejnik with a smart volley in the second period.

Leigh Griffiths and Danny Batth also squandered good headed opportunities as Jackett's men failed to find a breakthrough.

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