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Peterborough United 2-3 Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn racked up a fifth-straight league victory to nudge into third place in the League One table by coming from behind to win at Peterborough.

Charlie Mulgrew and a Bradley Dack brace sealed the win after Posh's Steven Taylor had pinched an early opener.

In-form Rovers went straight on the front foot and were denied an early lead by both wasteful finishing and the brilliance of Posh keeper Jonathan Bond.

Dack teed up Richie Smallwood to cross for Dominic Samuel, but the Rovers front man somehow planted a free header from six yards out over the bar.

Dack then volleyed high and wide after a clever Samuel knock-down as the visitors pressed on.

Then Dack was thwarted by Bond's stunning double save before the hosts took a shock 11th-minute lead against the run of play.

Marcus Maddison was the Posh provider as veteran defender Taylor lost his marker to power in a far-post header from his corner.

The goal rocked Blackburn and Grant McCann's men grew into the game to hold their lead without too many more scares until half-time.

Yet it was a different story after the break as Tony Mowbray's rejuvenated troops hit back with three goals in the opening 13 minutes.

Rovers captain Mulgrew turned in Dack's 48th-minute corner to level. Incredibly, it was the Scottish defender's fifth goal in his last four League One games.

Dack finally got on the score sheet four minutes later by smashing home Richie Smallwood's pass.

Yet Dack's second goal was pure class, as he finished off a breathtaking counter-attack with a cool first-time finish from Marcus Antonsson's cross.

Jack Marriott hit a stoppage-time consolation from substitute Danny Lloyd's cross, only for Posh skipper Jack Baldwin to pick up a second yellow card for a foul on Dack.

The result sees the visitors move up to third, level on points with second-placed Shrewsbury as Posh drop down three spots to 10th.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Bond
  • 27Taylor
  • 6BaldwinBooked at 90mins
  • 5TafazolliBooked at 90mins
  • 3Hughes
  • 8ForresterSubstituted forDoughtyat 72'minutes
  • 42GrantSubstituted forKanuat 86'minutes
  • 21AndersonSubstituted forLloyd-McGoldrickat 66'minutes
  • 7Edwards
  • 11Maddison
  • 14Marriott

Substitutes

  • 9Miller
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 17Penny
  • 19Kanu
  • 20Doughty
  • 25O'Malley
  • 32Freestone

Blackburn

  • 1Raya
  • 2Nyambe
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 25Downing
  • 3Williams
  • 11WhittinghamSubstituted forEvansat 32'minutesSubstituted forTomlinsonat 45'minutes
  • 6SmallwoodBooked at 61mins
  • 23Dack
  • 32Conway
  • 9SamuelSubstituted forGrahamat 77'minutes
  • 20AntonssonBooked at 30mins

Substitutes

  • 10Graham
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 15Ward
  • 16Caddis
  • 28Tomlinson
  • 29Evans
  • 38Nuttall
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
6,164

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Blackburn Rovers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Blackburn Rovers 3.

Booking

Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) for a bad foul.

Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United).

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, Blackburn Rovers 3. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Lloyd.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Richard Smallwood.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Paul Downing.

Attempt blocked. Paul Downing (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Danny Lloyd (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Idris Kanu replaces Anthony Grant because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Danny Graham replaces Dominic Samuel.

Danny Lloyd (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt missed. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Michael Doughty replaces Chris Forrester.

Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Lloyd (Peterborough United).

Foul by Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers).

Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Willem Tomlinson (Blackburn Rovers).

Andrew Hughes (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Danny Lloyd replaces Jermaine Anderson.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Steven Taylor.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Jonathan Bond.

Attempt saved. Marcus Antonsson (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Steven Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Charlie Mulgrew.

Foul by Willem Tomlinson (Blackburn Rovers).

Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers).

Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Richard Smallwood (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Blackburn Rovers).

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

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1, Blackburn Rovers 3. Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcus Antonsson following a fast break.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Paul Downing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan20143338122645
2Shrewsbury20125327141341
3Blackburn20124437191840
4Bradford2112363325839
5Scunthorpe21115526151138
6Charlton2010552924535
7Portsmouth2110292624232
8Oxford Utd218673527830
9Rotherham2192103531429
10Peterborough218583332129
11Walsall207762828028
12Southend217772432-828
13Blackpool217682729-227
14Fleetwood217682932-327
15Bristol Rovers2190123236-427
16Oldham217593539-426
17MK Dons216782330-725
18Doncaster2165102126-523
19Rochdale204882328-520
20Wimbledon2055101522-720
21Gillingham214891624-820
22Plymouth2155111730-1320
23Northampton2154121637-2119
24Bury2045111928-917
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