Paul Taylor's stunning equaliser at London Road saved Peterborough from a fourth straight Championship defeat.

Lee Tomlin converted a penalty after just 13 minutes for the home side, but Troy Deeney levelled with scrappy goal midway through the first half.

Watford went ahead early in the second half with a sweetly-struck free-kick by Sean Murray from 30 yards.

But Taylor earned a point for Posh soon afterwards, rifling the ball home from the edge of the penalty area.

The result prevented Watford from edging into the top half of the Championship table with just one match of the season remaining.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Peterborough

  • 28 Jones
  • 02 Little
  • 18 Brisley
  • 27 Alcock
  • 14 Rowe (Ntlhe - 46' Booked )
  • 17 Newell Booked (Coulson - 82' )
  • 23 Frecklington (McCann - 46' )
  • 08 Tomlin
  • 10 Boyd
  • 20 Barnett
  • 26 Taylor

Substitutes

  • 29 Ntlhe
  • 11 McCann
  • 33 Grant
  • 09 Ball
  • 35 Coulson

Watford

  • 35 Kuszczak
  • 03 Dickinson Booked
  • 05 Taylor
  • 12 Doyley
  • 33 Nosworthy
  • 04 Eustace Booked
  • 19 Buaben
  • 22 Murray
  • 32 Hogg
  • 09 Deeney
  • 10 Iwelumo (Whichelow - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Loach
  • 06 Mariappa
  • 24 Whichelow
  • 27 Massey
  • 25 Garner
Ref: Phil Gibbs
Att: 8,725

Match Stats

Shots

12 19

On target

5 12

Corners

3 6

Fouls

8 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:11 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +2:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Troy Deeney on George Boyd. Free kick crossed by Grant McCann, save by Tomasz Kuszczak.

90:00 +0:56

The referee blows for offside against Tyrone Barnett. Tomasz Kuszczak takes the free kick.

88:34

Nyron Nosworthy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tyrone Barnett. Kgosi Ntlhe takes the direct free kick.

87:29

Shot from just outside the box by Paul Taylor goes over the target.

84:09

Matthew Whichelow takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sean Murray, Tyrone Barnett makes a clearance.

83:31

Sean Murray produces a cross, Mark Little makes a clearance.

82:20

Sean Murray delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Shaun Brisley.

82:20 Booking

Booking Kgosi Ntlhe goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

82:09

Unfair challenge on Prince Buaben by Kgosi Ntlhe results in a free kick.

81:03

Paul Jones takes the indirect free kick.

81:03 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Coulson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joe Newell.

81:03

The assistant referee flags for offside against Troy Deeney.

80:07

Sean Murray takes the direct free kick.

80:07 Booking

Booking Joe Newell is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

80:02

Joe Newell challenges Prince Buaben unfairly and gives away a free kick.

79:07

The ball is swung over by Prince Buaben, clearance made by Shaun Brisley.

74:25 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Whichelow joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Iwelumo.

74:25

Long range effort from Lloyd Doyley misses to the left of the goal.

74:19

The ball is sent over by Carl Dickinson, clearance by Craig Alcock.

74:12

Centre by Troy Deeney, Mark Little makes a clearance.

73:32

Free kick taken by Kgosi Ntlhe.

73:32 Booking

Booking John Eustace goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

73:11

Foul by John Eustace on Paul Taylor, free kick awarded.

71:22

Foul by Troy Deeney on Kgosi Ntlhe, free kick awarded. Paul Jones takes the free kick.

70:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Taylor by Prince Buaben. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Paul Taylor, Tomasz Kuszczak makes a save.

69:32

The ball is delivered by Prince Buaben.

67:57

Corner taken by Sean Murray from the right by-line played to the near post, Troy Deeney concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Alcock. Direct free kick taken by Paul Jones.

67:07

Carl Dickinson produces a cross, Kgosi Ntlhe manages to make a clearance.

65:44

Foul by Craig Alcock on Prince Buaben, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Sean Murray from right channel, Shaun Brisley manages to make a clearance.

64:43

Corner taken right-footed by Sean Murray to the near post, Header from deep inside the area by John Eustace goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

63:33

Tyrone Barnett is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tomasz Kuszczak. The ball is crossed by Lee Tomlin, Tyrone Barnett takes a shot. Save made by Tomasz Kuszczak.

60:09

Prince Buaben takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones. Corner taken right-footed by Sean Murray from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Lee Tomlin.

57:49

Lee Tomlin delivers the ball, Nyron Nosworthy manages to make a clearance. Shot by Kgosi Ntlhe from a long way out goes over the net.

56:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tyrone Barnett by John Eustace. George Boyd takes the direct free kick.

55:27

Shot by Craig Alcock.

54:45

Grant McCann takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Chris Iwelumo makes a clearance.

53:35

Assist by Lee Tomlin.

53:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Taylor - Peterboro 2 - 2 Watford Paul Taylor fires in a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Peterborough 2-2 Watford.

52:24

Inswinging corner taken by Grant McCann from the right by-line, clearance by Lloyd Doyley. The ball is crossed by Lee Tomlin,

51:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Taylor on Tyrone Barnett. Grant McCann has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

50:14

The ball is crossed by Paul Taylor, blocked by Sean Murray.

49:56

Foul by John Eustace on Grant McCann, free kick awarded. Grant McCann restarts play with the free kick.

47:54

Assist on the goal came from Chris Iwelumo.

47:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Sean Murray - Peterboro 1 - 2 Watford Sean Murray scores a goal direct from the free kick from long distance to the bottom right corner of the goal. Peterborough 1-2 Watford.

47:00

Shaun Brisley concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Iwelumo.

46:41

Prince Buaben takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Alcock.

45:54

Centre by Kgosi Ntlhe.

45:13

George Boyd has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Peterborough) makes a substitution, with Grant McCann coming on for Lee Frecklington.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Kgosi Ntlhe on for Tommy Rowe.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:22

Sean Murray takes a shot. Lee Frecklington gets a block in.

44:59

Troy Deeney takes a shot. Clearance by Shaun Brisley. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sean Murray played to the near post, clearance by Shaun Brisley.

43:37

Sean Murray delivers the ball.

41:30

The ball is delivered by Carl Dickinson, Shaun Brisley makes a clearance.

40:19

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Lee Tomlin misses to the left of the target.

39:14

Troy Deeney takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

38:17

Jonathan Hogg crosses the ball, clearance by Mark Little.

36:39

Jonathan Hogg fouled by George Boyd, the ref awards a free kick. Nyron Nosworthy restarts play with the free kick.

36:01

A cross is delivered by Lloyd Doyley, Craig Alcock manages to make a clearance.

34:59

Centre by Tyrone Barnett.

34:25

Free kick taken by Joe Newell.

34:25 Booking

Booking The referee shows Carl Dickinson a yellow card.

34:10

Carl Dickinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Taylor.

33:44

The ball is swung over by Sean Murray, John Eustace takes a shot. Paul Jones makes a save.

33:21

Outswinging corner taken by Sean Murray from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Tyrone Barnett.

32:54

Prince Buaben takes a shot. Craig Alcock gets a block in.

31:53

John Eustace gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Craig Alcock.

31:16

John Eustace has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

29:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tyrone Barnett on Martin Taylor. Martin Taylor takes the free kick.

29:08

Lloyd Doyley produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

28:28

Sean Murray delivers the ball, save by Paul Jones.

27:44

The ball is sent over by Mark Little.

27:27

The ball is swung over by Tommy Rowe.

25:57

Lloyd Doyley provided the assist for the goal.

25:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Troy Deeney - Peterboro 1 - 1 Watford Troy Deeney finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Peterborough 1-1 Watford.

24:56

Lee Frecklington challenges Sean Murray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean Murray crosses the ball, Martin Taylor takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones. A cross is delivered by Lloyd Doyley,

24:26

Troy Deeney takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jones.

23:07

The ball is swung over by Lloyd Doyley, Effort on goal by Jonathan Hogg from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

22:10

Carl Dickinson sends in a cross, clearance made by Shaun Brisley.

22:01

Carl Dickinson delivers the ball, Shaun Brisley manages to make a clearance.

20:15

Handball by Lloyd Doyley. Joe Newell takes the direct free kick.

20:06

The ball is sent over by Carl Dickinson, clearance made by Lee Frecklington.

18:53

Lee Tomlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Dickinson. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sean Murray, save by Paul Jones.

18:46

The ball is crossed by Carl Dickinson, Lee Frecklington gets a block in.

15:08

Unfair challenge on Joe Newell by Jonathan Hogg results in a free kick. Paul Jones takes the direct free kick.

14:54

Effort on goal by Troy Deeney from long distance goes over the crossbar.

13:54

Paul Taylor provided the assist for the goal.

13:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Tomlin - Peterboro 1 - 0 Watford Placed penalty scored by Lee Tomlin. Peterborough 1-0 Watford.

12:50

Nyron Nosworthy concedes a Penalty for a foul on Paul Taylor.

11:52

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

11:38

Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Martin Taylor gets a block in.

9:51

Joe Newell takes a shot. Jonathan Hogg gets a block in.

8:30

A cross is delivered by Prince Buaben, clearance made by Shaun Brisley.

6:21

The ball is crossed by Prince Buaben, Mark Little makes a clearance.

5:26

Centre by Lee Tomlin, save by Tomasz Kuszczak.

4:19

Unfair challenge on Mark Little by Troy Deeney results in a free kick. Paul Jones takes the free kick.

3:26

Sean Murray takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

2:03

Carl Dickinson crosses the ball, Lee Frecklington makes a clearance.

0:42

Lee Tomlin fouled by Prince Buaben, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Jones takes the free kick.

0:14

Tyrone Barnett is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tomasz Kuszczak.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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