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Rochdale 3-3 Peterborough United

Peterborough snatched a point from the jaws of defeat with a stoppage-time penalty from Jonson Clarke-Harris earning his side a dramatic draw at Rochdale.

Posh led 2-0 through Siriki Dembele and Sammie Szmodics but Rochdale roared back in the second half and looked to have claimed the win thanks to efforts from Stephen Humphrys from the spot, Jake Beesley and Jimmy Keohane - the latter two goals coming in the final three minutes.

But the prolific Clarke-Harris slotted home in the third minute of added time to grab a draw for promotion-chasing Peterborough.

Dale were on the back foot after just five minutes when Dembele collected the ball 25 yards from goal and launched a stunning shot into the top corner of Gavin Bazunu's net.

The home side settled and Humphrys was close with a scissor kick which flew narrowly wide.

But they were hit with a sucker-punch in first-half stoppage time when Dembele slipped a pass to Szmodics who side-stepped his marker before finish wide of Bazunu to make it 2-0.

Dale were given a lifeline after 55 minutes when Beesley was fouled by Mark Beevers and referee David Rock awarded the home side a penalty. Humphrys stepped forward and sent Christy Pym the wrong way from the spot.

Then, in the 87th minute, the home side drew level when Matt Done's cross was headed home by Beesley, and three minutes later they were ahead as Keohane smashed a close-range finish into the roof of the net.

But Posh grabbed an equaliser at the death when Aaron Morley fouled Nathan Thompson and Clarke-Harris converted the spot-kick.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Rochdale

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Bazunu
  • 6O'Connell
  • 5McShane
  • 3Osho
  • 13Keohane
  • 19Shaughnessy
  • 14RathboneBooked at 58mins
  • 17GrantSubstituted forMorleyat 83'minutes
  • 16Done
  • 11Beesley
  • 9HumphrysSubstituted forBaahat 62'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4McNulty
  • 7Dooley
  • 8Morley
  • 10Newby
  • 12Lynch
  • 15Roberts
  • 22Baah

Peterborough

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Pym
  • 6KentBooked at 77mins
  • 4Thompson
  • 5Beevers
  • 23WardSubstituted forKanuat 61'minutes
  • 22Hamilton
  • 12Brown
  • 3Butler
  • 10Dembélé
  • 15SzmodicsSubstituted forEisaat 61'minutes
  • 9Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 7Eisa
  • 13Gyollai
  • 14Reed
  • 17Jade-Jones
  • 18Blake-Tracy
  • 19Kanu
  • 24Mason
Referee:
David Rock

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home16
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away1
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 3, Peterborough United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 3, Peterborough United 3.

  3. Booking

    Kwadwo Baah (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Idris Kanu (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale).

  6. Post update

    Goal! Rochdale 3, Peterborough United 3. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Peterborough United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  7. Post update

    Penalty Peterborough United. Nathan Thompson draws a foul in the penalty area.

  8. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Aaron Morley (Rochdale) after a foul in the penalty area.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 3, Peterborough United 2. Jimmy Keohane (Rochdale) left footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Peterborough United).

  11. Post update

    Gabriel Osho (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Rochdale. Oliver Rathbone tries a through ball, but Conor Shaughnessy is caught offside.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 2, Peterborough United 2. Jake Beesley (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Matt Done with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Eoghan O'Connell (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kwadwo Baah (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Morley.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Aaron Morley replaces Conor Grant.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Peterborough United).

  18. Post update

    Paul McShane (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Done (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gabriel Osho.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Siriki Dembélé.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull372161062303269
2Peterborough35206957342366
3Sunderland351713554272764
4Lincoln City361881054381662
5Doncaster34176115344957
6Charlton371511115450456
7Portsmouth351671251381355
8Gillingham37166155349454
9Ipswich35166133937254
10Blackpool331581039291053
11Oxford Utd35158124941853
12Accrington35158124944553
13MK Dons37149145452251
14Crewe36149134446-251
15Fleetwood371311134132950
16Plymouth37139154758-1148
17Shrewsbury331013103738-143
18Burton35118164559-1441
19Swindon36104224365-2234
20Bristol Rovers3697203658-2234
21Wigan3697203964-2534
22Northampton3689193153-2233
23Wimbledon35712163559-2433
24Rochdale36711184667-2132
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