Peterborough remain rooted to the bottom of the Championship after Burnley's Martin Paterson grabbed a late goal to deny them a home win.

Charlie Austin had put Burnley ahead after just 64 seconds, volleying in Ross Wallace's cross.

But two goals from Tommy Rowe - the second a product of his own mazy 60-yard run - put Peterborough in command.

But with five minutes to go Burnley substitute Paterson hit home Chris McCann's cross to snatch a draw.

Peterborough named George Boyd in the line-up after his deadline-day move to Nottingham Forest fell through

Paterson very nearly added a dramatic winner in the dying stages, but Robert Olejnik saved brilliantly from his close-range header.

Peterborough had recovered well from Austin's early strike and Michael Bostwick came close to an equaliser when he headed over Grant McCann's free-kick.

At the other end, a second strike looked on for Austin but his snapshot was well saved by Olejnik.

In a lively second-half, Lee Tomlin's curling effort for Peterborough narrowly missed Lee Grant's left-hand post.

Posh finally equalised with 25 minutes left on the clock when Burnley failed to clear a corner and skipper Rowe fired in from six yards.

His second soon followed as he threaded the ball through to Dwight Gayle after a superb 60-yard run. Gayle's shot was diverted back into Rowe's path and he drilled the ball home.

Burnley pressed on and a persistent Paterson ensured they took home a share of the points.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"It's a pleasing point in one respect as it takes us closer to the play-off places, but it's also a frustrating result as we felt this was a game we could have won.

"We conceded a poor goal to be pegged back and then found ourselves behind, but our boys always keep going right to the bitter end.

"We're four points off the top six and in good shape but we're hungry for more than that."

Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson:

"We've put ourselves in a position where we have to win games so we can't be happy with a point.

"We certainly won't lack for commitment or character, but we do have to cut out the basic errors which have been costing us points all season. We cannot keep going home on a Saturday night saying 'we should have won'.

"We have been guilty of far too many lapses of concentration this season and that is the reason why we are bottom of the table."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Peterborough

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 05 Zakuani
  • 19 Little
  • 06 Bostwick
  • 11 McCann
  • 14 Rowe
  • 17 Newell (Mendez-Laing - 55' )
  • 20 Knight-Percival (Pritchard - 55' )
  • 08 Tomlin (Payne - 84' )
  • 10 Boyd
  • 34 Gayle

Substitutes

  • 13 Day
  • 04 Brisley
  • 23 Petrucci
  • 26 Payne
  • 33 Pritchard
  • 44 Mendez-Laing
  • 28 Gordon-Hutton

Burnley

  • 01 Grant
  • 02 Trippier Booked
  • 03 Lafferty
  • 04 Duff (Edgar - 54' )
  • 05 Shackell Booked
  • 06 McCann
  • 07 Wallace (Vokes - 68' )
  • 08 Marney
  • 11 Stanislas
  • 14 Ings
  • 23 Austin (Paterson - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Jensen
  • 15 Edgar
  • 16 O'Neill
  • 22 Stock
  • 26 Treacy
  • 09 Vokes
  • 10 Paterson
Ref: D'Urso
Att: 6,648

Match Stats

Shots

11 10

On target

7 6

Corners

6 4

Fouls

7 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:05 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:42

Inswinging corner taken by Junior Stanislas.

90:00 +2:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Junior Stanislas by Dwight Gayle. The ball is delivered by Junior Stanislas, Martin Paterson takes a shot. Save made by Robert Olejnik.

90:00 +2:35

The ball is delivered by Danny Ings, Michael Bostwick makes a clearance.

87:30

The official flags Sam Vokes offside. Robert Olejnik takes the indirect free kick.

86:11

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann from the right by-line, Lee Grant fouled by Tommy Rowe, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Grant takes the free kick.

84:55

The assist for the goal came from Chris McCann.

84:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Martin Paterson - Peterboro 2 - 2 Burnley Martin Paterson finds the back of the net with a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Peterborough 2-2 Burnley.

83:35 Substitution

Substitution Jack Payne joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Tomlin.

82:12

Jason Shackell delivers the ball.

75:46

Alex Pritchard takes a shot. Comfortable save by Lee Grant.

74:20

Martin Paterson takes a shot. Gabriel Zakuani gets a block in.

72:51 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Austin leaves the field to be replaced by Martin Paterson.

72:30

Effort from the edge of the area by Danny Ings goes wide of the left-hand upright.

68:56

Assist on the goal came from Dwight Gayle.

68:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Tommy Rowe - Peterboro 2 - 1 Burnley Tommy Rowe finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Peterborough 2-1 Burnley.

67:11 Substitution

Substitution Ross Wallace goes off and Sam Vokes comes on.

66:45

The ball is sent over by Tommy Rowe, Danny Lafferty manages to make a clearance.

64:51

Grant McCann provided the assist for the goal.

64:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Tommy Rowe - Peterboro 1 - 1 Burnley Tommy Rowe fires in a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Peterborough 1-1 Burnley.

64:18

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann,

63:51

Danny Ings delivers the ball, save made by Robert Olejnik.

62:32

Alex Pritchard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieran Trippier. Free kick crossed right-footed by Kieran Trippier.

61:00

Foul by Chris McCann on Alex Pritchard, free kick awarded. Shot on goal comes in from Grant McCann from the free kick, Lee Grant makes a save.

59:21

Danny Ings takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

57:57

Dwight Gayle produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

56:53

Chris McCann challenges George Boyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Bostwick takes the free kick.

56:10

Dwight Gayle takes a shot. Comfortable save by Lee Grant.

55:40

Effort from the edge of the box by Junior Stanislas goes wide of the right-hand upright.

54:20 Substitution

Substitution Nathaniel Mendez-Laing on for Joe Newell.

54:20 Substitution

Substitution Nathaniel Knight-Percival goes off and Alex Pritchard comes on.

53:22 Substitution

Substitution David Edgar is brought on as a substitute for Michael Duff.

53:22

Inswinging corner taken by Ross Wallace from the right by-line.

50:48

Dwight Gayle takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.

48:59

Michael Bostwick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Junior Stanislas. Jason Shackell restarts play with the free kick.

47:22

Lee Tomlin has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

46:31

The ball is delivered by Junior Stanislas, Robert Olejnik makes a save.

45:56

Centre by Kieran Trippier.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

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

44:21

Centre by Kieran Trippier, clearance made by Mark Little.

43:16

Charlie Austin is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

41:47 Booking

Booking Booking for Jason Shackell for dissent.

41:28

Inswinging corner taken by Grant McCann from the right by-line.

41:16

George Boyd produces a cross, clearance by Danny Lafferty.

39:07

The ball is crossed by Kieran Trippier, clearance made by Mark Little. Chris McCann has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

38:30

Foul by Joe Newell on Chris McCann, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jason Shackell.

37:25

The ball is sent over by Ross Wallace, Robert Olejnik makes a comfortable save.

36:02

Junior Stanislas is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.

33:23

Lee Tomlin delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Kieran Trippier.

33:23 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Kieran Trippier for unsporting behaviour.

33:18

Kieran Trippier challenges Tommy Rowe unfairly and gives away a free kick.

32:36

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Junior Stanislas, clearance made by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

31:45

The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris McCann. Free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

30:49

Kieran Trippier produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

29:48

Ross Wallace is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Nathaniel Knight-Percival restarts play with the free kick.

29:15

Michael Duff concedes a free kick for a foul on Dwight Gayle. Direct free kick taken by Grant McCann.

28:14

Tommy Rowe produces a cross, Junior Stanislas manages to make a clearance.

27:08

Grant McCann takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Jason Shackell.

26:32

Jason Shackell concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Tomlin. Free kick taken by George Boyd.

25:31

Foul by Lee Tomlin on Chris McCann, free kick awarded. Jason Shackell restarts play with the free kick.

21:43

Michael Bostwick delivers the ball, Tommy Rowe produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

20:54

Centre by Junior Stanislas. Charlie Austin is caught offside. Robert Olejnik restarts play with the free kick.

19:27

Unfair challenge on George Boyd by Danny Lafferty results in a free kick. Free kick taken by George Boyd.

18:43

George Boyd takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.

17:45

The referee blows for offside. Robert Olejnik restarts play with the free kick.

17:25

The ball is crossed by Dean Marney, Grant McCann makes a clearance.

15:33

Danny Ings challenges Mark Little unfairly and gives away a free kick. George Boyd takes the free kick.

14:32

Corner taken by Ross Wallace from the right by-line to the near post, Grant McCann manages to make a clearance.

13:49

Grant McCann gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieran Trippier. Lee Grant takes the direct free kick.

13:13

Corner taken by Grant McCann played to the near post, Kieran Trippier manages to make a clearance.

10:55

Charlie Austin takes a shot. Save made by Robert Olejnik.

8:36

Corner from the right by-line taken by Grant McCann, Michael Bostwick produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

3:33

Foul by Danny Ings on Grant McCann, free kick awarded. Michael Bostwick takes the free kick.

0:55

Ross Wallace provided the assist for the goal.

0:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Charlie Austin - Peterboro 0 - 1 Burnley Charlie Austin grabs a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Peterborough 0-1 Burnley.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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