Peterborough came back from a goal down to beat Crystal Palace.

The home side went behind when the ball broke to Sean Scannell in the Posh area and he cleverly flicked the ball over keeper Paul Jones for the opener.

Peterborough increased the pressure for an equaliser after the break and were rewarded when Grant McCann drilled in a first-time shot low into the corner.

David Ball came off the bench to grab the winner when he nodded in a Mark Little cross.

Palace narrowly escaped relegation last season and their capitulation will prove a worry for manager Dougie Freedman.

The Eagles started promisingly enough and almost scored straight from the kick-off when a shot from winger Scannell was forced around the post by keeper Jones.

McCann responded for Peterborough and his long range shot was tipped over the bar by Julian Speroni before Scannell gave Palace the lead.

Defender Peter Ramage kept the visitors ahead when he blocked a fierce drive from Ball on the goal-line but Palace failed to keep their hosts at bay for much longer.

Lee Tomlin played a free-kick into the path of McCann and he powered in a shot before Ball added a second for Posh to secure victory.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Peterborough

  • 28 Jones
  • 02 Little
  • 03 Basey
  • 04 Bennett
  • 05 Zakuani
  • 11 McCann
  • 14 Rowe
  • 23 Frecklington (Tunnicliffe - 87' )
  • 07 Ajose (Ball - 27' )
  • 08 Tomlin
  • 10 Boyd

Substitutes

  • 13 Day
  • 06 Wootton
  • 27 Alcock
  • 16 Tunnicliffe
  • 09 Ball

Crystal Palace

  • 01 Speroni
  • 03 Wright
  • 05 McCarthy Booked
  • 35 Davies
  • 36 McGivern (Garvan - 79' )
  • 38 Ramage Booked
  • 04 Parr
  • 07 Ambrose
  • 08 Dikgacoi Booked
  • 11 Scannell (Zaha - 70' )
  • 17 Murray Booked (Easter - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 34 Price
  • 37 Punchev
  • 10 Garvan
  • 16 Zaha
  • 19 Easter
Ref: Linington
Att: 11,604

Match Stats

Shots

18 9

On target

12 5

Corners

9 1

Fouls

9 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:38 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:27

Free kick taken by Grant McCann.

90:00 +3:27 Booking

Booking The referee books Kagisho Dikgacoi for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +3:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Tunnicliffe by Kagisho Dikgacoi.

90:00 +2:38

Short corner taken by George Boyd from the right by-line.

90:00 +2:13

George Boyd takes a short corner.

90:00 +1:53

Ryan Tunnicliffe takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

90:00 +1:17

Short corner worked by George Boyd.

90:00 +0:25 Booking

Booking The referee shows Patrick McCarthy a yellow card.

89:50

Foul by Gabriel Zakuani on Jermaine Easter, free kick awarded. Owen Garvan takes the direct free kick.

88:42

A cross is delivered by Peter Ramage.

86:28 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Tunnicliffe is brought on as a substitute for Lee Frecklington.

85:21

The ball is swung over by Wilfried Zaha.

84:33

Centre by Wilfried Zaha.

83:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathon Parr by Lee Frecklington. Direct free kick taken by Jonathon Parr.

82:11

Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jones.

81:37

Wilfried Zaha has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

78:42 Substitution

Substitution Owen Garvan is brought on as a substitute for Ryan McGivern.

76:18 Substitution

Substitution Glenn Murray leaves the field to be replaced by Jermaine Easter.

75:15

Glenn Murray is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

72:25

The ball is sent over by Mark Little,

72:09

The assist for the goal came from Mark Little.

72:09 Goal scored

Goal! - David Ball - Peterboro 2 - 1 C Palace David Ball finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Peterborough 2-1 Crystal Palace.

70:42

Ryan McGivern concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Frecklington. Direct free kick taken by Paul Jones.

69:32 Substitution

Substitution Wilfried Zaha joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sean Scannell.

69:19

Tommy Rowe takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a save.

68:22

Foul by Andrew Davies on Lee Tomlin, free kick awarded. Grant McCann crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance by Andrew Davies.

66:52

Glenn Murray challenges Grant Basey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Grant McCann takes the free kick.

66:24 Substitution

Substitution Sean Scannell goes off and Wilfried Zaha comes on.

65:09

Short corner worked by Grant McCann.

64:35

Lee Frecklington takes a shot. Andrew Davies gets a block in.

64:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Frecklington by David Wright. Direct free kick taken by George Boyd.

63:33

A cross is delivered by Glenn Murray.

62:23

George Boyd produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

61:30

Pass corner from left by-line taken by Lee Frecklington to short, clearance by Andrew Davies.

59:58

Lee Frecklington fouled by Jonathon Parr, the ref awards a free kick. Grant McCann takes the free kick.

57:14

Assist on the goal came from Lee Tomlin.

57:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Grant McCann - Peterboro 1 - 1 C Palace Grant McCann scores a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Peterborough 1-1 Crystal Palace.

56:59

Lee Tomlin produces a cross,

56:59 Booking

Booking Caution for Peter Ramage.

56:24

Peter Ramage is penalised for a handball.

55:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick McCarthy on David Ball. Grant McCann restarts play with the free kick.

55:02

The ball is crossed by Sean Scannell.

53:35

Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.

52:45

Grant McCann takes a shot. Andrew Davies gets a block in.

52:16

Unfair challenge on Mark Little by Sean Scannell results in a free kick. Ryan Bennett takes the free kick.

50:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Ambrose by Grant Basey. Darren Ambrose crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Andrew Davies misses to the left of the goal.

49:35

Effort from outside the penalty box by George Boyd goes wide right of the target.

48:17

Glenn Murray challenges Grant McCann unfairly and gives away a free kick. Grant Basey takes the direct free kick.

47:07

Unfair challenge on Lee Frecklington by Jonathon Parr results in a free kick. Ryan Bennett takes the direct free kick.

46:23

Tommy Rowe produces a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Lee Tomlin misses to the right of the target.

45:39

Centre by Mark Little, Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a save.

45:15

The ball is crossed by Grant Basey, clearance made by Ryan McGivern.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:09 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:05

Effort from just outside the box by Jonathon Parr goes over the bar.

44:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Scannell by Gabriel Zakuani. Peter Ramage takes the free kick.

43:21

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Frecklington to the near post, clearance made by David Wright.

42:56

Lee Tomlin takes a shot. David Wright gets a block in.

41:02

Jonathon Parr has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

39:47

Mark Little concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathon Parr. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.

39:17

Effort from 6 yards by David Ball. Peter Ramage manages to make a clearance.

37:36

Patrick McCarthy concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommy Rowe. Strike comes in from Grant McCann from the free kick.

36:55

The ball is crossed by Darren Ambrose.

34:48

The official flags David Ball offside. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

33:49

Glenn Murray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George Boyd. Direct free kick taken by Grant McCann.

33:34 Booking

Booking Booking for Glenn Murray for unsporting behaviour.

32:05

Glenn Murray provided the assist for the goal.

32:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Sean Scannell - Peterboro 0 - 1 C Palace Sean Scannell grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Peterborough 0-1 Crystal Palace.

31:37

The assistant referee flags for offside against David Ball. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

30:18

Corner taken by Lee Frecklington, clearance made by Andrew Davies.

29:46

Grant McCann takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Peter Ramage.

29:37

Mark Little delivers the ball, clearance by David Wright.

28:03

Lee Tomlin produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

26:26 Substitution

Substitution David Ball replaces Nick Ajose.

26:05

The ball is delivered by Sean Scannell, clearance by Gabriel Zakuani.

24:50

Unfair challenge on Darren Ambrose by Lee Tomlin results in a free kick. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

20:45

Glenn Murray challenges Grant McCann unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Jones takes the free kick.

20:08

Sean Scannell takes a shot. Gabriel Zakuani gets a block in.

19:55

A cross is delivered by Sean Scannell.

18:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Glenn Murray on Gabriel Zakuani. Grant Basey takes the free kick.

16:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Ambrose by Gabriel Zakuani. Shot on goal comes in from Darren Ambrose from the free kick.

15:32

Glenn Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Basey. George Boyd takes the direct free kick.

14:58

The assistant referee flags for offside against Glenn Murray. Paul Jones takes the indirect free kick.

14:47

Centre by Darren Ambrose.

11:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Glenn Murray on Gabriel Zakuani. Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.

11:02

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nick Ajose. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

9:45

Lee Frecklington takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

9:19

Corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann from the right by-line to the near post, Ryan McGivern makes a clearance.

8:53

Grant McCann takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a save.

8:00

Grant Basey crosses the ball.

6:48

The ball is sent over by Glenn Murray.

5:59

Lee Tomlin takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

4:17

Foul by Nick Ajose on Sean Scannell, free kick awarded. Patrick McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

2:47

Glenn Murray fouled by George Boyd, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Darren Ambrose from right channel.

2:14

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Frecklington. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.

2:04

Lee Tomlin crosses the ball.

0:57

Inswinging corner taken by Darren Ambrose.

0:12

Sean Scannell takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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