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Fleetwood Town 1-1 Peterborough United

Ash Hunter scored a last-gasp equaliser as Fleetwood salvaged a draw against Peterborough at Highbury.

Fleetwood boss Joey Barton has found himself in the spotlight following an alleged incident in the tunnel following last weekend's defeat at Barnsley.

South Yorkshire Police are investigating the incident and have bailed a man who was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated offences.

The former Manchester City and Newcastle midfielder on Friday posted a statement on Twitter "emphatically" denying all allegations made against him, with the issue dominating the news ahead of the visit of Peterborough.

However, it was Fleetwood forward Hunter who stole the headlines at full-time on Saturday, netting a stoppage-time leveller to cancel out Marcus Maddison's opener.

Posh dominated the opening stages and had a great chance to take a 19th-minute lead when Maddison was ruled to have been fouled by Wes Burns in the box.

The forward could not take advantage though, as home goalkeeper Alex Carins dived to his right to keep out his penalty.

And that miss woke up Fleetwood with Paddy Madden firing over and then seeing his chip tipped away by Aaron Chapman.

Visiting striker Ivan Toney was a whisker away from opening the scoring at the start of the second half when his header skimmed the post before flying out of play.

But Peterborough finally got their goal when Maddison outfoxed Burns at the back post to fire home Alex Woodyard's centre, the forward going someway to making amends for his penalty miss.

Fleetwood kept going, though, and got their reward in injury time through Hunter's first-time finish.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Cairns
  • 7Burns
  • 5EasthamBooked at 87mins
  • 26HusbandBooked at 47mins
  • 23Wallace
  • 2Coyle
  • 29SheronSubstituted forHillat 74'minutes
  • 27BigginsBooked at 90mins
  • 17Madden
  • 9Evans
  • 24NadesanSubstituted forHunterat 74'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Clarke
  • 14Southam
  • 16Jones
  • 22Hunter
  • 33Hill
  • 35Rydel
  • 45Smith

Peterborough

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Chapman
  • 2Naismith
  • 3Knight
  • 16Bennett
  • 18Lafferty
  • 21Maddison
  • 4Woodyard
  • 11Reed
  • 10DembéléBooked at 66minsSubstituted forDentonat 80'minutes
  • 17ToneySubstituted forGoddenat 82'minutes
  • 29TomlinSubstituted forCooperat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Godden
  • 14Cooke
  • 19Cooper
  • 22Lyon
  • 23Denton
  • 25O'Malley
  • 26Stevens
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
2,774

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Peterborough United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Peterborough United 1.

  3. Booking

    Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Peterborough United 1. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  6. Booking

    Harrison Biggins (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Harrison Biggins (Fleetwood Town).

  8. Post update

    Louis Reed (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Louis Reed.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ross Wallace (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  12. Booking

    Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town).

  14. Post update

    Matt Godden (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ross Wallace.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Daniel Lafferty.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Matt Godden replaces Ivan Toney.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Louis Reed (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Tyler Denton replaces Siriki Dembélé.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton422512581374487
2Barnsley432413674363885
3Sunderland422217376413583
4Portsmouth422411777453283
5Charlton4323101063402379
6Doncaster4319121271541769
7Peterborough421811136455965
8Coventry431810155249364
9Burton4316121561501160
10Blackpool431417124746159
11Fleetwood421512155548757
12Oxford Utd431414155257-556
13Gillingham43149205769-1251
14Bristol Rovers431214174548-350
15Shrewsbury431214174855-750
16Accrington421212184361-1848
17Rochdale43139215283-3148
18Wycombe431211205265-1347
19Plymouth431211205270-1847
20Scunthorpe431210214973-2446
21Wimbledon43129223860-2245
22Southend43128235064-1444
23Walsall431110224670-2443
24Bradford43106274574-2936
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