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Peterborough United 1-1 Sunderland

A crunch League One promotion clash ended in deadlock as Peterborough and Sunderland battled out a 1-1 draw at the Weston Homes Stadium.

Second-placed Posh kicked off two points ahead of the visitors and that's exactly the way it remained in front of the TV cameras.

The two sides battling to climb into the Championship traded second-half goals with substitute Siriki Dembele's opener for Posh cancelled out by a piece of Aiden McGeady magic.

Dembele classily stroked a left-footed finish past Black Cats keeper Lee Burge in the 66th minute following a fine Nathan Thompson pass.

Burge superbly denied Sammie Szmodics a second goal with a smart stop from a tight angle and that proved to be a vital contribution as Sunderland clawed themselves back onto level terms.

McGeady struck with a terrific 25-yard free-kick in the 81st minute that flew past Posh keeper Christy Pym.

Sunderland then finished strongly and came closest to a dramatic winner when Posh defender Mark Beevers sliced a cross against his own post in the 90th minute, but the points were shared.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Pym
  • 4Thompson
  • 6Kent
  • 5Beevers
  • 3ButlerBooked at 38minsSubstituted forMasonat 63'minutes
  • 8Taylor
  • 14ReedBooked at 18minsSubstituted forBrownat 56'minutes
  • 23Ward
  • 15SzmodicsSubstituted forEisaat 85'minutes
  • 16BurrowsSubstituted forDembéléat 56'minutes
  • 9Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 7Eisa
  • 10Dembélé
  • 12Brown
  • 13Gyollai
  • 17Jones
  • 22Hamilton
  • 24Mason

Sunderland

Formation 4-2-2-2

  • 1Burge
  • 6Power
  • 16Sanderson
  • 13O'Nien
  • 25McFadzeanSubstituted forHumeat 71'minutes
  • 23LeadbitterSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 71'minutes
  • 26WinchesterSubstituted forScowenat 79'minutes
  • 27JonesSubstituted forGoochat 71'minutes
  • 28McGeady
  • 9Wyke
  • 31StewartSubstituted forO'Brienat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 10O'Brien
  • 11Gooch
  • 14Scowen
  • 20Matthews
  • 21Diamond
  • 33Hume
Referee:
Craig Hicks

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home17
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

    Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Jack Taylor.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Wyke (Sunderland).

  5. Post update

    Mark Beevers (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Luke O'Nien (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

  9. Post update

    Luke O'Nien (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lynden Gooch.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Aiden O'Brien (Sunderland).

  13. Post update

    Nathan Thompson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Mohamed Eisa replaces Sammie Szmodics.

  15. Post update

    Offside, Peterborough United. Jonson Clarke-Harris tries a through ball, but Sammie Szmodics is caught offside.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Peterborough United 1, Sunderland 1. Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  17. Post update

    Josh Scowen (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jack Taylor (Peterborough United).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Sunderland. Josh Scowen replaces Carl Winchester.

  20. Post update

    Dion Sanderson (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull402371068323676
2Peterborough392271067382973
3Sunderland381914559293071
4Portsmouth381971256401664
5Blackpool371891050331763
6Lincoln City371881155401562
7Charlton381611115550559
8Ipswich38178134138359
9Gillingham40177165654258
10Doncaster37176145448657
11Accrington38169135152-157
12Oxford Utd39168155348556
13MK Dons39159155554154
14Crewe38159144748-154
15Fleetwood391411144233953
16Plymouth401410165063-1352
17Shrewsbury371213124342149
18Burton38129174862-1445
19Northampton40109213357-2439
20Swindon39114244569-2437
21Bristol Rovers40107233963-2437
22Wimbledon38812183661-2536
23Wigan3998223966-2735
24Rochdale38712194769-2233
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