Billy Paynter scored twice for Leeds as they came from behind to beat Peterborough, earning Neil Warnock his first home victory since taking over.

Ross McCormack took his tally for the season to 19 as he also grabbed two following Joe Newell's opener for Posh.

Paynter's first and McCormack's double came in a chaotic 180-second burst either side of the interval.

And the goals killed off a Posh side who are not yet mathematically certain to avoid relegation to League One.

Former Swindon striker Paynter has only scored once since signing for Leeds two years ago.

But after being handed a rare start ahead of Luciano Becchio, in one of five changes made by Warnock after defeat by Derby on Monday, he took his opportunity with some distinction.

The 27-year-old had a first-minute one-on-one saved and then had a second-minute header cleared off the line, before Newell took advantage of a Charlie Taylor error to score from an acute angle.

George Boyd should have made it two just seconds later and was made to pay when Paynter scored from a yard in first-half injury time after Paul Jones dropped a Robert Snodgrass shot.

McCormack's quickfire double put Leeds in control after the interval, when his weak back-post volley bobbled over Jones and he finished off a smart move.

Paynter then applied the gloss when Tom Lees' cross found him at the back post and he finished clinically from 12 yards.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Leeds

  • 01 Lonergan
  • 22 Lees
  • 26 Bromby
  • 31 Taylor (Robinson - 46' )
  • 48 O'Dea
  • 15 Clayton
  • 16 Pugh
  • 06 Rogers (Webber - 12' )
  • 09 Paynter (Becchio - 90' )
  • 23 Snodgrass
  • 44 McCormack

Substitutes

  • 04 Bruce
  • 33 Robinson
  • 20 Nunez
  • 10 Becchio
  • 25 Webber

Peterborough

  • 28 Jones
  • 05 Zakuani (Little - 54' )
  • 18 Brisley Booked
  • 27 Alcock
  • 11 McCann Booked (Tomlin - 61' )
  • 14 Rowe
  • 17 Newell
  • 23 Frecklington
  • 10 Boyd
  • 20 Barnett (Ball - 76' )
  • 26 Taylor

Substitutes

  • 01 Lewis
  • 02 Little
  • 21 Kearns
  • 08 Tomlin
  • 09 Ball
Ref: Phillips
Att: 19,469

Match Stats

Shots

16 9

On target

10 3

Corners

7 1

Fouls

16 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:31 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Little by Paul Robinson. Lee Tomlin crosses the ball in from the free kick, Luciano Becchio manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +2:07

Craig Alcock concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Clayton. Direct free kick taken by Adam Clayton.

90:00 +1:41

David Ball has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

89:09 Substitution

Substitution Luciano Becchio joins the action as a substitute, replacing Billy Paynter.

89:09

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Danny Webber goes wide of the right-hand upright.

88:26

Adam Clayton takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

86:38

Inswinging corner taken by Ross McCormack from the left by-line, clearance by Tommy Rowe.

85:40

Inswinging corner taken by Robert Snodgrass.

84:59

Adam Clayton concedes a free kick for a foul on David Ball. Free kick taken by George Boyd.

84:26

Billy Paynter produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

83:21

Shot on goal by Billy Paynter from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

82:42

Shot on goal by Danny Webber from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

80:52

Foul by Tommy Rowe on Ross McCormack, free kick awarded. Robert Snodgrass takes the free kick.

78:30

Foul by Danny Pugh on George Boyd, free kick awarded. Joe Newell restarts play with the free kick.

78:01

Ross McCormack takes a shot. Paul Jones makes a save.

75:20

Free kick taken by Joe Newell.

75:20 Substitution

Substitution David Ball comes on in place of Tyrone Barnett.

75:20

Unfair challenge on Lee Tomlin by Billy Paynter results in a free kick.

72:43

The assist for the goal came from Tom Lees.

72:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Billy Paynter - Leeds 4 - 1 Peterboro Goal scored by Billy Paynter from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Leeds 4-1 Peterborough.

71:29

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass played to the near post, Joe Newell manages to make a clearance.

70:58

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Tomlin. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

70:24

The referee blows for offside against Billy Paynter. Direct free kick taken by Paul Jones.

69:48

Adam Clayton fouled by Lee Tomlin, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

68:02

Danny Pugh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Tomlin. Direct free kick taken by Joe Newell.

60:41 Substitution

Substitution Grant McCann leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Tomlin.

59:52

Tommy Rowe challenges Billy Paynter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

59:07

Robert Snodgrass takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Craig Alcock.

57:42

Foul by George Boyd on Danny Pugh, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Robert Snodgrass.

57:01

Unfair challenge on Lee Frecklington by Robert Snodgrass results in a free kick. Paul Jones takes the direct free kick.

56:27

Adam Clayton delivers the ball.

54:15

Darren O'Dea concedes a free kick for a foul on George Boyd. Shot on goal comes in from Grant McCann from the free kick.

53:20 Substitution

Substitution Mark Little on for Gabriel Zakuani.

49:14

Tyrone Barnett fouled by Paul Robinson, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Alcock restarts play with the free kick.

47:36

Assist on the goal came from Adam Clayton.

47:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Ross McCormack - Leeds 3 - 1 Peterboro Ross McCormack fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Leeds 3-1 Peterborough.

46:07

Billy Paynter provided the assist for the goal.

46:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Ross McCormack - Leeds 2 - 1 Peterboro Ross McCormack finds the back of the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Leeds 2-1 Peterborough.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Paul Robinson on for Charlie Taylor.

45:00 +4:17 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +3:10

Robert Snodgrass provided the assist for the goal.

45:00 +3:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Billy Paynter - Leeds 1 - 1 Peterboro Billy Paynter gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Leeds 1-1 Peterborough.

45:00 +2:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Paynter by Craig Alcock. Free kick taken by Billy Paynter.

43:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Snodgrass on Gabriel Zakuani. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

43:07

Paul Taylor takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a save.

42:05

The free kick is swung in right-footed by Adam Clayton, clearance by Gabriel Zakuani.

42:05 Booking

Booking Shaun Brisley booked for dissent.

41:54

Gabriel Zakuani challenges Billy Paynter unfairly and gives away a free kick.

41:28

Adam Clayton takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jones.

40:30

Handball by Paul Taylor. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

39:05

Lee Frecklington concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Snodgrass. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Robert Snodgrass.

37:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Newell - Leeds 0 - 1 Peterboro Joe Newell finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 0-1 Peterborough.

34:21

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ross McCormack.

32:42

Paul Taylor produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

30:28

Paul Taylor is penalised for a handball. Adam Clayton delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Shaun Brisley.

29:02

Danny Pugh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tyrone Barnett. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

28:25

Unfair challenge on Joe Newell by Ross McCormack results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Grant McCann.

28:12

Unfair challenge on George Boyd by Danny Pugh results in a free kick. George Boyd takes the direct free kick.

26:04

George Boyd is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick.

25:38

George Boyd takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

23:06

Header on goal by Darren O'Dea from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

22:29

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Grant McCann.

21:45

Direct free kick taken by Robert Snodgrass, Leigh Bromby takes a shot. Paul Jones makes a save.

21:45 Booking

Booking The referee shows Grant McCann a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

21:38

Unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Grant McCann results in a free kick.

20:29

Unfair challenge on Grant McCann by Billy Paynter results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Alcock.

19:31

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Taylor to the near post, clearance by Charlie Taylor.

19:19

Paul Taylor has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

15:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Pugh on Grant McCann. Direct free kick taken by Grant McCann.

14:11

Shot from just outside the box by George Boyd misses to the right of the target.

11:18 Substitution

Substitution Danny Webber replaces Robbie Rogers.

8:47

Effort from long range by Joe Newell goes wide right of the target.

8:18

Robbie Rogers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George Boyd. Grant McCann takes the free kick.

7:25

The referee blows for offside against Billy Paynter. Direct free kick taken by Craig Alcock.

5:50

The ball is swung over by Tom Lees.

3:36

Foul by Joe Newell on Ross McCormack, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Robert Snodgrass, save by Paul Jones.

3:17

Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Clearance made by Shaun Brisley.

1:57

Billy Paynter fouled by Shaun Brisley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from left channel.

1:37

Darren O'Dea takes a shot. Clearance made by Craig Alcock.

0:48

Short corner worked by Robert Snodgrass.

0:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Rogers on Grant McCann. Grant McCann restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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