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Peterborough United 1-1 Walsall

Michael Bostwick Peterborough United
Michael Bostwick's penalty gave him his first goal for Peterborough this season

Michael Bostwick's late penalty helped 10-man Peterborough rescue a draw against second-placed Walsall.

After a first half of few chances, Romaine Sawyers thundered in a 25-yard strike to put the Saddlers ahead.

Posh midfielder Jermaine Anderson was sent off with five minutes left in the second half, having appeared to throw a drinks bottle into the crowd.

But Bostwick denied Walsall the three points by firing in from the spot after he was fouled by keeper Neil Etheridge.

Walsall boss Dean Smith told BBC WM:

"I'm actually standing here feeling deflated, it feels like a defeat, because how we haven't won that I don't know.

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Smith on Peterborough v Walsall

"We took the lead with a great strike, we were in control of the game for long periods, but probably didn't work their goalkeeper as much as we should.

(On facing Chelsea in the League Cup on Wednesday) "I'm looking forward to it. Wednesday should be a really good night and hopefully we can get the ground rocking and pull off a shock."

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Alnwick
  • 2Smith
  • 5Zakuani
  • 12Almeida Santos
  • 32Elder
  • 10Oztumer
  • 15AndersonBooked at 84mins
  • 24AngolSubstituted forWashingtonat 75'minutes
  • 33ForresterSubstituted forBostwickat 82'minutes
  • 28Coulibaly
  • 11MaddisonSubstituted forTaylorat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Taylor
  • 8Bostwick
  • 14Washington
  • 17Davey
  • 22Da Silva Lopes
  • 26Henry
  • 31Collison

Walsall

  • 1Etheridge
  • 3TaylorSubstituted forFordeat 82'minutes
  • 4O'Connor
  • 6Downing
  • 7Chambers
  • 14Henry
  • 2Demetriou
  • 17FlanaganSubstituted forCookat 69'minutes
  • 8Mantom
  • 10Sawyers
  • 9BradshawSubstituted forLalkovicat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Baxendale
  • 12Forde
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 15Lalkovic
  • 16Preston
  • 18Morris
  • 21Cook
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
5,859

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away18
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Walsall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Walsall 1.

Sam Mantom (Walsall) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt saved. Anthony Forde (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Erhun Oztumer (Peterborough United).

Jordan Cook (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Anthony Forde (Walsall) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.

Attempt saved. Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.

Attempt saved. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Erhun Oztumer (Peterborough United).

Rico Henry (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Rico Henry (Walsall) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1, Walsall 1. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Penalty Peterborough United. Michael Bostwick draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Neil Etheridge (Walsall) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

Dismissal

Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Michael Bostwick replaces Chris Forrester.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Anthony Forde replaces Andy Taylor.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Andy Taylor.

Attempt saved. Conor Washington (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Ricardo Santos (Peterborough United).

Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Conor Washington replaces Lee Angol.

Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United).

Jordan Cook (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Milan Lalkovic replaces Tom Bradshaw because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Jordan Cook replaces Reece Flanagan.

Delay in match Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jason Demetriou.

(Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Downing (Walsall).

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ricardo Santos.

Foul by Chris Forrester (Peterborough United).

Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton8602106418
2Walsall8521145917
3Gillingham8521146817
4Coventry8512158716
5Rochdale8422115614
6Bury83411512313
7Wigan84131110113
8Sheff Utd74031211112
9Chesterfield83231211111
10Swindon83231313011
11Barnsley83231112-111
12Colchester82421316-310
13Millwall8314913-410
14Fleetwood8233121119
15Port Vale82339909
16Southend823378-19
17Bradford723279-29
18Peterborough82241213-18
19Shrewsbury822479-28
20Scunthorpe8224710-38
21Oldham8152711-48
22Doncaster814348-47
23Crewe8125815-75
24Blackpool8125615-95
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