Burnley hit three late goals to take victory and leave Peterborough bottom of the table after their worst ever start to a league campaign.

Burnley opened through Chris McCann and a Michael Bostwick own goal - later given to Charlie Austin - either side of strikes from Lee Tomlin and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

But Austin scored two more to put the home side in control.

And Junior Stanislas then grabbed a fifth to leave Posh four points adrift.

Austin's first strike, initially recorded as a Bostwick own goal, was later handed to the Clarets striker following an appeal from his club, handing the 23-year-old a hat-trick and his seventh goal of the season.

Burnley took the lead on seven minutes as McCann's six-yard header beat Peterborough keeper Robert Olejnik.

Peterborough responded well and their pressure paid off when they were awarded a penalty and Tomlin calmly slotted home.

Four minutes later, Peterborough took the lead when Mendez-Laing's left-footed effort beat Lee Grant after Tomlin headed the ball on.

However, Bostwick put the ball into his own net from six yards out to bring Burnley level and the home side went ahead when Austin fired in from 18 yards after fine work by McCann down the left flank.

The Clarets put the result beyond doubt when Austin scored his third from the penalty spot after he was fouled by Olejnik and Stanislas scored a fifth from close range with five minutes remaining

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Burnley

  • 01 Grant
  • 02 Trippier
  • 04 Duff
  • 05 Shackell
  • 18 Mills Booked
  • 06 McCann
  • 07 Wallace (Stewart - 63' )
  • 08 Marney
  • 11 Stanislas
  • 10 Paterson (Vokes - 62' )
  • 23 Austin (Stock - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Jensen
  • 15 Edgar
  • 36 Mee
  • 19 Stewart
  • 20 Bartley
  • 22 Stock
  • 09 Vokes

Peterborough

  • 01 Olejnik Booked
  • 03 Alcock
  • 04 Brisley (Zakuani - 59' )
  • 19 Little (Ferdinand - 84' )
  • 06 Bostwick
  • 11 McCann
  • 23 Frecklington
  • 44 Mendez-Laing
  • 08 Tomlin
  • 09 Barnett
  • 10 Boyd (Sinclair - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Day
  • 05 Zakuani
  • 17 Newell
  • 18 Ferdinand
  • 20 Knight-Percival
  • 12 Sinclair
  • 22 Clarke-Harris
Ref: Dean
Att: 10,979

Match Stats

Shots

26 11

On target

13 6

Corners

9 11

Fouls

8 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:01 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:32

Chris McCann (Burnley) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough) from own half, resulting in open play.

90:00 +2:06

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Junior Stanislas (Burnley) to short, resulting in open play.

90:00 +0:22

Attacking throw-in by Joseph Mills (Burnley).

89:01

Handball by Cameron Stewart (Burnley). Free kick taken right-footed by Robert Olejnik (Peterborough) from centre of penalty area, resulting in open play.

88:07

Shot by Chris McCann (Burnley) left-footed from right channel (12 yards), missed left.

87:09

Goal kick taken long by Robert Olejnik (Peterborough).

86:12 Substitution

Substitution Burnley substitution: Charlie Austin replaced by Brian Stock (tactical).

85:03

Assist by Cameron Stewart (Burnley) from left channel.Shot by Cameron Stewart (Burnley) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (parried) by Robert Olejnik (Peterborough).

85:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Junior Stanislas - Burnley 5 - 2 Peterboro Goal by Junior Stanislas (Burnley) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Burnley 5-2 Peterborough.

84:37

Goal kick taken long by Robert Olejnik (Peterborough).

84:07

Shot by Lee Frecklington (Peterborough) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Joseph Mills (Burnley).

83:33 Substitution

Substitution Peterborough substitution: Mark Little replaced by Kane Ferdinand (injury).

83:12

Sam Vokes (Burnley) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Robert Olejnik (Peterborough) from own half, resulting in open play.

82:42

Defending throw-in by Lee Frecklington (Peterborough).

81:40

Attacking throw-in by Joseph Mills (Burnley).

81:20 Booking

Booking Robert Olejnik (Peterborough) booked for unsporting behaviour.

80:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Charlie Austin - Burnley 4 - 2 Peterboro Power penalty taken right-footed by Charlie Austin (Burnley) (bottom-left of goal), scored.Burnley 4-2 Peterborough.

79:49

Foul by Robert Olejnik (Peterborough) on Charlie Austin (Burnley).

79:19

Goal kick taken long by Lee Grant (Burnley).

78:17

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Grant McCann (Peterborough) to near post, clearance by Joseph Mills (Burnley).

77:18

Foul by Jason Shackell (Burnley) on Emile Sinclair (Peterborough). Free kick taken right-footed by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough) from left channel, resulting in open play.

76:49

Attacking throw-in by Craig Alcock (Peterborough).

76:08

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Grant McCann (Peterborough) to centre, save (caught) by Lee Grant (Burnley).

75:39

Shot by Sam Vokes (Burnley) right-footed from right channel (12 yards), resulting in open play.

75:06

Header by Charlie Austin (Burnley) from right side of penalty area (12 yards), resulting in open play.

74:49

Attacking throw-in by Joseph Mills (Burnley).

73:17

Assist (pass) by Chris McCann (Burnley) from left channel.

73:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Charlie Austin - Burnley 3 - 2 Peterboro Goal by Charlie Austin (Burnley) right-footed (top-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (18 yards).Burnley 3-2 Peterborough.

72:43

Attacking throw-in by Kieran Trippier (Burnley).

71:31

Shot by Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right.

70:28

Attacking throw-in by Joseph Mills (Burnley).

70:02

Goal kick taken long by Lee Grant (Burnley).

68:44

Attacking throw-in by Joseph Mills (Burnley).

68:31

Attacking throw-in by Kieran Trippier (Burnley).

68:04 Substitution

Substitution Peterborough substitution: George Boyd replaced by Emile Sinclair (tactical).

67:50

Shot by Cameron Stewart (Burnley) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough).

67:02

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Kieran Trippier (Burnley) to far post, resulting in open play.

66:36

Defending throw-in by Joseph Mills (Burnley).

66:09

Shot by Junior Stanislas (Burnley) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by Craig Alcock (Peterborough).

64:54

Attacking throw-in by Joseph Mills (Burnley).

64:36

Attacking throw-in by Joseph Mills (Burnley).

64:09

Goal kick taken long by Lee Grant (Burnley).

63:33

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough) to centre, resulting in open play.

62:32 Substitution

Substitution Burnley substitution: Ross Wallace replaced by Cameron Stewart (tactical).

61:18 Substitution

Substitution Burnley substitution: Martin Paterson replaced by Sam Vokes (tactical).

60:54

Foul by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough) on Kieran Trippier (Burnley). Free kick taken right-footed by Lee Grant (Burnley) from own half, resulting in open play.

60:26

Goal kick taken long by Lee Grant (Burnley).

59:43

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough) to short, resulting in open play.

59:25

Goal kick taken long by Lee Grant (Burnley).

58:41 Substitution

Substitution Peterborough substitution: Shaun Brisley replaced by Gabriel Zakuani (injury).

57:47

Goal kick taken long by Lee Grant (Burnley).

57:09

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Grant McCann (Peterborough) to far post, resulting in open play.

56:53

Shot by Grant McCann (Peterborough) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Michael Duff (Burnley).

56:31

Shot by Junior Stanislas (Burnley) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), resulting in open play.

56:04

Shot by Grant McCann (Peterborough) left-footed from right side of penalty area (20 yards), save (caught) by Lee Grant (Burnley).

55:09

Goal kick taken long by Lee Grant (Burnley).

54:07

Foul by Joseph Mills (Burnley) on Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough). Free kick taken right-footed by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough) from own half, resulting in open play.

53:34 Booking

Booking Joseph Mills (Burnley) booked for unsporting behaviour.

53:09

Shot by Martin Paterson (Burnley) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Robert Olejnik (Peterborough).

52:42

Attacking throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).

52:25

Foul by Chris McCann (Burnley) on Lee Frecklington (Peterborough). Free kick taken left-footed by Grant McCann (Peterborough) from own half, resulting in open play.

50:39

Goal kick taken long by Robert Olejnik (Peterborough).

50:11

Shot by Ross Wallace (Burnley) left-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), missed right.

48:41

Defending throw-in by Craig Alcock (Peterborough).

47:51

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Peterborough) on Charlie Austin (Burnley). Free kick taken right-footed by Kieran Trippier (Burnley) from left channel, resulting in open play.

47:41

Defending throw-in by Joseph Mills (Burnley).

46:54

Goal kick taken long by Robert Olejnik (Peterborough).

46:37

Header by Charlie Austin (Burnley) from right side of penalty area (6 yards), missed right.

46:05

Attacking throw-in by Dean Marney (Burnley).

45:28

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Ross Wallace (Burnley) to centre, clearance by Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough).

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +1:03 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:18

Attacking throw-in by Joseph Mills (Burnley).

44:48

Defending throw-in by Kieran Trippier (Burnley).

43:51

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Ross Wallace (Burnley) to centre, clearance by Craig Alcock (Peterborough).

43:30

Shot by Kieran Trippier (Burnley) right-footed from left channel (30 yards), resulting in open play.

42:59

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Junior Stanislas (Burnley) to centre, clearance by Craig Alcock (Peterborough).

42:54

Attacking throw-in by Joseph Mills (Burnley).

41:41

Attacking throw-in by Junior Stanislas (Burnley).

40:53

Shot by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.

40:37

Attacking throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).

38:25

Assist (pass) by Chris McCann (Burnley) from right channel.

38:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Charlie Austin - Burnley 2 - 2 Peterboro Goal by Charlie Austin (Burnley) right-footed (low centre of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Burnley 2-2 Peterborough.

37:36

Defending throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).

37:10

Defending throw-in by Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough).

36:33

Charlie Austin (Burnley) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Grant McCann (Peterborough) from own half, resulting in open play.

35:20

Michael Duff (Burnley) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Robert Olejnik (Peterborough) from own half, resulting in open play.

34:44

Foul by Mark Little (Peterborough) on Charlie Austin (Burnley). Free kick taken right-footed by Junior Stanislas (Burnley) from left wing, resulting in open play.

34:08

Defending throw-in by Joseph Mills (Burnley).

33:13

Foul by Charlie Austin (Burnley) on Shaun Brisley (Peterborough). Free kick taken right-footed by Shaun Brisley (Peterborough) from own half, resulting in open play.

33:04

Goal kick taken long by Lee Grant (Burnley).

32:24

Shot by Junior Stanislas (Burnley) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Robert Olejnik (Peterborough).

31:49

Attacking throw-in by Craig Alcock (Peterborough).

31:02

Shot by Dean Marney (Burnley) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Robert Olejnik (Peterborough).

29:52

Header by Shaun Brisley (Peterborough) from right side of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.

29:10

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Grant McCann (Peterborough) to centre, resulting in open play.

28:18

Attacking throw-in by Lee Frecklington (Peterborough).

27:39

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Grant McCann (Peterborough) to centre, save (caught) by Lee Grant (Burnley).

27:03

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough) to far post, resulting in open play.

26:02

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Junior Stanislas (Burnley) to centre, clearance by Shaun Brisley (Peterborough).

25:43

Header by Charlie Austin (Burnley) from left side of penalty area (12 yards), resulting in open play.

25:07

Attacking throw-in by Joseph Mills (Burnley).

23:47

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough) on Joseph Mills (Burnley). Free kick taken left-footed by Jason Shackell (Burnley) from own half, resulting in open play.

23:10

Goal kick taken long by Lee Grant (Burnley).

22:07

Assist (header) by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough) from right channel.

22:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathaniel Mendez-Laing - Burnley 1 - 2 Peterboro Goal by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough) left-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left side of penalty area (12 yards).Burnley 1-2 Peterborough.

21:28

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough) on Joseph Mills (Burnley). Free kick taken left-footed by Jason Shackell (Burnley) from own half, resulting in open play.

21:12

Defending throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).

20:47

Goal kick taken long by Robert Olejnik (Peterborough).

20:09

Attacking throw-in by Kieran Trippier (Burnley).

19:29

Assist by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough) from right side of penalty area.

19:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Tomlin - Burnley 1 - 1 Peterboro Placed penalty taken right-footed by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough) (bottom-left of goal), scored.Burnley 1-1 Peterborough.

18:42

Foul by Michael Duff (Burnley) on Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough).

18:07

Foul by Chris McCann (Burnley) on Craig Alcock (Peterborough). Free kick taken right-footed by Robert Olejnik (Peterborough) from own half, resulting in open play.

17:07

Shot by Dean Marney (Burnley) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), over the bar.

16:39

Shot by Martin Paterson (Burnley) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Robert Olejnik (Peterborough).

15:53

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Ross Wallace (Burnley) to far post, clearance by Mark Little (Peterborough).

15:27

Goal kick taken long by Robert Olejnik (Peterborough).

15:02

Shot by Chris McCann (Burnley) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed left.

14:35

Shot by Ross Wallace (Burnley) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Robert Olejnik (Peterborough).

14:04

Shot by Charlie Austin (Burnley) right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), resulting in open play.

13:32

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Ross Wallace (Burnley) to far post, resulting in open play.

13:09

Defending throw-in by Craig Alcock (Peterborough).

12:47

Header by Chris McCann (Burnley) from left side of penalty area (12 yards), resulting in open play.

12:28

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Junior Stanislas (Burnley) to centre, resulting in open play.

12:01

Shot by George Boyd (Peterborough) left-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), save (caught) by Lee Grant (Burnley).

11:40

Header by Charlie Austin (Burnley) from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Robert Olejnik (Peterborough).

10:54

Foul by Mark Little (Peterborough) on Ross Wallace (Burnley). Free kick taken left-footed by Joseph Mills (Burnley) from own half, resulting in open play.

9:26

Defending throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).

8:43

Attacking throw-in by Mark Little (Peterborough).

7:51

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Grant McCann (Peterborough) to far post, save (caught) by Lee Grant (Burnley).

7:33

Shot by Grant McCann (Peterborough) left-footed from right channel (18 yards), blocked by Chris McCann (Burnley).

7:15

Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley) on Lee Tomlin (Peterborough). Free kick taken left-footed by Grant McCann (Peterborough) from right channel, resulting in open play.

6:02

Assist (cross) by Joseph Mills (Burnley) from left wing.

6:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris McCann - Burnley 1 - 0 Peterboro Headed goal by Chris McCann (Burnley) (bottom-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (6 yards).Burnley 1-0 Peterborough.

5:09

Header by Craig Alcock (Peterborough) from left side of penalty area (6 yards), save (caught) by Lee Grant (Burnley).

4:30

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Grant McCann (Peterborough) to far post, save (caught) by Lee Grant (Burnley).

3:58

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Grant McCann (Peterborough) to far post, resulting in open play.

3:26

Shot by Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough) right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), resulting in open play.

2:37

Goal kick taken long by Robert Olejnik (Peterborough).

2:08

Shot by Charlie Austin (Burnley) left-footed from right side of penalty area (6 yards),

1:15

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough) on Jason Shackell (Burnley). Free kick taken right-footed by Lee Grant (Burnley) from own half, resulting in open play.

0:45

Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley) on Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough). Free kick taken left-footed by Grant McCann (Peterborough) from left channel, resulting in open play.

0:05

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough) on Jason Shackell (Burnley). Free kick taken left-footed by Jason Shackell (Burnley) from own half, resulting in open play.

0:00

The game begins.

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