Peterborough United fans adore Sammie Szmodics, they believe Ivan Toney is better than Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Dan Butler enjoyed his best Posh game, but every player was worthy of a mention

Peterborough United fans were understandably thrilled with their team’s display today (February 8) as Oxford United were thumped 4-0 at the Weston Homes Stadium.

Sunday, 9th February 2020, 8:00 am
Sammie Szmodics applauds the Posh fans after the 4-0 win over Southend. Photo: Joe Dent/

The love was shared around, but on-loan attacking player Sammie Szmodics has become a firm fans’ favourite after just six appearances.

All comments as told to @PTAlanSwann on Twitter

‘If Zlatan Ibrahimovic came to play in League One, he’d want to be as good as Ivan Toney.’

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Ivan Toney of Peterborough United scores his side's second goal of the game against Oxford. Photo: Joe Dent/


‘Superb again. I struggled for a MOM. Too many great performances. I was really impressed with Brown, Beevers & Szmodics. Toney second-half though was️ unbelievable. Let’s hope the attendances keep rising. The place was bouncing today. It can make all the difference.


‘Brilliant performance, upped the tempo really well after cagey first twenty, looked even better with ten men. Man of the match to hard and unfair to call, all round team effort.’


‘Highlight of the day had to be the look on (Oxford manager) Karl Robinson’s face. Man of the match, Szmodics. He should have scored, but was very creative.’


‘Every player was worthy of a mention today. Szmodics excellent again. Perfect antidote to Maddison, quality in possession,but works for the team. Toney MOM for me, he’s just a talisman, leader and brilliant footballer but Butler, Beevers, Brown, Pym and Taylor all did really well.’


‘We had Szmodics, Butler and Pym for MOM’


‘Silly yellow card aside Ivan Toney was outstanding today. Showed leadership during the break after the sending off by rallying round his team mates. Szmodics was excellent too with 3 assists and has transformed the side. Marcus who?


‘Probably Szmodics for MOM, but Dan Butler ran him very close. His best performance in a Posh shirt and looks much more comfortable in this system.’


‘Outstanding throughout! Thompson should probably know better! Pym made some key saves late on! Mason is steady, never let’s us down! Butler is an unsung hero!’


‘Definitely Szmodics for MOM’


‘Outstanding performance off the ball & the quality, link up & play in final third is off the charts. Hard to believe Szmodics, Dembele, Toney have been together less than a month. Oxford helped by having no plan B when Posh press working well. Szmodics MOTM, Toney a close second.’


‘Unreal performance from the boys today. MOM Szmodicxs for me as this lad never stopped running. Proud to be POSH!’


‘Szmodics was MOM as he did not stop running at the Oxford defence all game, no-one was stopping him, hope he warms down properly after that game so he can play Tuesday.’


‘The passion, effort and pride shown by Szmodics is a joy to see and enjoy. He is a superb signing.’


‘Looked compact as a defensive unit and explosive going forward. Butler MOM for me. Solid at the back and energetic and accurate going forward. Best performance by him in a Posh shirt!’