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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Sunderland 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Sunderland 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Wyke (Sunderland).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Josh Knight (Peterborough United).

  12. Post update

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Dunne (Sunderland).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Jason Naismith.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jimmy Dunne.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jimmy Dunne.

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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