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Peterborough United 1-1 Sunderland

Matt Godden (right) celebrates.
Matt Godden (right) celebrates his stoppage-time equaliser for Peterborough against Sunderland

A late Matt Godden equaliser gave Peterborough a dramatic draw to dent Sunderland's promotion hopes and keep Posh's play-off ambitions alive.

Godden turned and fired in a low shot from 20 yards to rescue a point for Posh in the first minute of added time, just four minutes after Max Power looked to have sealed the points for Sunderland with a fierce 25-yard drive.

The result means a place in the top two is no longer in the Black Cats' hands with just three matches left, while Posh close the gap on sixth-placed Doncaster to three points as they chase the play-offs.

The visitors had created good chances in the first half, but Charlie Wyke hit the side netting when through on goal while James Dunne's header was superbly stopped by Posh keeper Aaron Chapman.

The second half failed to spark into life until the two late goals, with Godden then blazing over a great chance to win it in the seventh minute of added time.

Sunderland will now need to rely on Barnsley and Portsmouth to slip up to have any chance of automatic promotion.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Chapman
  • 2Naismith
  • 3Knight
  • 16Bennett
  • 18LaffertyBooked at 33mins
  • 4Woodyard
  • 11ReedSubstituted forToneyat 71'minutes
  • 10DembéléSubstituted forWardat 64'minutes
  • 21MaddisonBooked at 48mins
  • 19CooperSubstituted forTomlinat 82'minutes
  • 9Godden

Substitutes

  • 6White
  • 14Cooke
  • 15Ward
  • 17Toney
  • 25O'Malley
  • 29Tomlin
  • 31Burrows

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 13O'NienBooked at 77mins
  • 5Ozturk
  • 30Dunne
  • 3OviedoBooked at 2mins
  • 27Power
  • 6Cattermole
  • 17MorganSubstituted forGoochat 74'minutes
  • 10HoneymanSubstituted forGriggat 65'minutes
  • 19McGeadySubstituted forMaguireat 79'minutes
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 7Maguire
  • 11Gooch
  • 12Flanagan
  • 22Grigg
  • 23Leadbitter
  • 25Ruiter
  • 33Hume
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
11,277

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Sunderland 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Sunderland 1.

Attempt missed. Matt Godden (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Sunderland).

Attempt missed. Jimmy Dunne (Sunderland) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Attempt blocked. Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Josh Knight (Peterborough United).

Charlie Wyke (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1, Sunderland 1. Matt Godden (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ivan Toney.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 0, Sunderland 1. Max Power (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke O'Nien.

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Dunne (Sunderland).

Attempt missed. Lee Cattermole (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Jason Naismith.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jimmy Dunne.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jimmy Dunne.

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

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Sunderland).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Lee Tomlin replaces George Cooper.

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Dunne (Sunderland).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Chris Maguire replaces Aiden McGeady.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Luke O'Nien (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Sunderland).

Attempt blocked. Jason Naismith (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Luke O'Nien.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Lynden Gooch replaces Lewis Morgan.

Attempt saved. William Grigg (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Ivan Toney replaces Louis Reed.

Attempt missed. Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Alim Ozturk (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United).

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Jason Naismith.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Aiden McGeady.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton432612584374790
2Barnsley442513677364188
3Portsmouth432511779463386
4Sunderland432218377423584
5Charlton4424101067402782
6Doncaster4319121271541769
7Peterborough431812136556966
8Coventry441810165351264
9Blackpool441517124947262
10Burton4416121663531060
11Oxford Utd441514155559-459
12Fleetwood431512165650657
13Gillingham441410205870-1252
14Rochdale44149215383-3051
15Bristol Rovers441214184549-450
16Shrewsbury441214185058-850
17Wycombe441311205365-1250
18Accrington431212194364-2148
19Southend44138235366-1347
20Plymouth441211215273-2147
21Scunthorpe441210224977-2846
22Wimbledon43129223860-2245
23Walsall441110234671-2543
24Bradford44107274675-2937
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