Peterborough 1-1 Middlesbrough

Highlights - Peterborough 1-1 Middlesbrough

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A super strike from Paul Taylor earns Peterborough a hard-earned draw against Middlesbrough.

A super strike from Paul Taylor earned Peterborough a hard-earned draw against Middlesbrough.

The former Anderlecht striker hit a dipping half-volley with just nine minutes to go to secure a point for Darren Ferguson's side.

Boro took a deserved lead just after break when Matthew Bates headed home a corner from Tony McMahon.

Tom Kennedy hit the woodwork for Posh after a blistering run and shot from 20 yards before Taylor scored.

Draw a fair result - Ferguson

The game pitted the leakiest defence up against the meanest as Peterborough had let in 30 goals, while Boro had shipped 14.

Middlesbrough could have been ahead in the first half with both McMahon and Barry Robson firing just wide.

And it was no surprise when they opened the scoring.

We missed golden opportunity - Mowbray

Peterborough were undone when Bates was left unmarked in the area to head past Paul Jones.

The home side had to wait until the 64th minute to carve out their first real chance, when Jason Steele saved well from George Boyd.

Kennedy then struck the post with an excellent solo effort before Taylor scored his sixth goal of the season.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (3)

Peterborough

  • 28 Jones
  • 04 Bennett
  • 05 Zakuani Booked
  • 27 Alcock
  • 30 Kennedy
  • 11 McCann
  • 14 Rowe (Sinclair - 59' )
  • 23 Frecklington (Tunnicliffe - 55' )
  • 08 Tomlin Booked
  • 10 Boyd
  • 26 Taylor Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Lewis
  • 20 Thompson
  • 16 Tunnicliffe
  • 21 Kearns
  • 12 Sinclair

Middlesbrough

  • 01 Steele
  • 03 Bennett
  • 04 Bates
  • 06 McManus Booked
  • 14 Williams
  • 29 McMahon
  • 10 Bailey
  • 17 Robson
  • 38 Haroun Booked
  • 07 McDonald
  • 09 Emnes Booked (Nimely - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Hoyte
  • 05 Zemmama
  • 18 Arca
  • 16 Ogbeche
  • 26 Nimely
Ref: Attwell
Att: 10,013

Match Stats

Shots

11 14

On target

5 3

Corners

2 10

Fouls

11 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:55 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:04

Corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon, Header from deep inside the area by Stephen McManus goes over the bar.

90:00 +3:54

The ball is swung over by Joe Bennett, blocked by Craig Alcock.

90:00 +2:10

Centre by Barry Robson, Ryan Bennett makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:49

Barry Robson takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Grant McCann.

90:00 +0:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald by Ryan Tunnicliffe. Tony McMahon fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Paul Jones makes a save.

90:00 +0:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by George Boyd on Barry Robson. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Bates.

88:57

Paul Taylor fouled by Nicky Bailey, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Grant McCann from the free kick, save by Jason Steele.

88:02

Tony McMahon takes the inswinging corner, Stephen McManus takes a shot. Ryan Bennett makes a clearance.

86:27

Foul by Lee Tomlin on Alex Nimely, free kick awarded. Nicky Bailey restarts play with the free kick.

85:51

Barry Robson produces a cross, Joe Bennett has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the target.

85:43

Centre by Alex Nimely, clearance made by Ryan Bennett.

84:47

Emile Sinclair concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Bennett. Nicky Bailey restarts play with the free kick.

83:21

Barry Robson produces a cross, save by Paul Jones.

82:40

Barry Robson takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Gabriel Zakuani.

82:22

Direct free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.

82:22 Booking

Booking Gabriel Zakuani goes into the referee's book.

82:18

Gabriel Zakuani concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Nimely.

80:58

The assist for the goal came from Lee Tomlin.

80:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Taylor - Peterboro 1 - 1 Middlesbro Paul Taylor gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Peterborough 1-1 Middlesbrough.

80:18

Scott McDonald is ruled offside. Paul Jones takes the indirect free kick.

78:59

Tom Kennedy produces a right-footed shot from just inside the box and strikes the post.

75:56

Faris Haroun has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

74:03

Blocked by Tom Kennedy.

74:03 Substitution

Substitution Alex Nimely on for Marvin Emnes.

74:03

Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon.

72:27

Centre by Emile Sinclair, clearance by Rhys Williams.

70:02

Barry Robson produces a cross, Faris Haroun takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

69:17

The ball is swung over by Scott McDonald, Gabriel Zakuani gets a block in.

68:03

Barry Robson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Tunnicliffe. Shot comes in from Grant McCann from the free kick, save by Jason Steele.

66:33

Corner taken by Grant McCann, save made by Jason Steele.

64:58

Paul Taylor has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

64:41

George Boyd takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save.

62:19

Lee Tomlin fouled by Barry Robson, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.

62:07

Tony McMahon challenges George Boyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Kennedy takes the free kick.

60:31

The official flags Marvin Emnes offside. Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.

60:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Taylor on Stephen McManus. Rhys Williams takes the direct free kick.

59:05

Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.

59:05 Booking

Booking Paul Taylor receives a caution.

58:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Taylor on Barry Robson.

58:01 Substitution

Substitution Tommy Rowe goes off and Emile Sinclair comes on.

56:28

Strike on goal comes in from Grant McCann from the free kick.

56:28 Booking

Booking Stephen McManus receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

55:58

Stephen McManus concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommy Rowe.

55:11 Booking

Booking Marvin Emnes receives a caution.

54:05 Substitution

Substitution Lee Frecklington leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

53:12

Assist on the goal came from Tony McMahon.

53:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Bates - Peterboro 0 - 1 Middlesbro Matthew Bates grabs a headed goal from close range. Peterborough 0-1 Middlesbrough.

52:52

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon from the left by-line,

52:40

The ball is crossed by Marvin Emnes, clearance by Lee Frecklington.

52:04

The referee blows for offside. Tony McMahon takes the free kick.

51:44

Faris Haroun is ruled offside. Tom Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.

50:23

Lee Tomlin has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

48:42

Grant McCann has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

47:02

The referee blows for offside against Paul Taylor. Nicky Bailey takes the indirect free kick.

45:49

Centre by Tony McMahon, clearance made by Craig Alcock. Outswinging corner taken by Barry Robson from the left by-line, Ryan Bennett manages to make a clearance.

45:38

The ball is sent over by Joe Bennett, Ryan Bennett makes a clearance.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:21 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +0:55

Lee Tomlin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

43:58

Scott McDonald produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

42:27

Shot from outside the penalty box by Barry Robson goes wide right of the goal.

41:49

The ball is crossed by Tommy Rowe, Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Stephen McManus gets a block in.

40:58

Foul by Scott McDonald on Grant McCann, free kick awarded. Grant McCann takes the direct free kick.

40:32

The ball is swung over by Marvin Emnes, Ryan Bennett manages to make a clearance.

38:57

Foul by Nicky Bailey on Lee Tomlin, free kick awarded. Grant McCann restarts play with the free kick.

38:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Rowe by Barry Robson. Grant McCann takes the free kick.

36:51

Grant McCann shoots direct from the free kick.

36:51 Booking

Booking Faris Haroun goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

36:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Boyd by Faris Haroun.

34:50

Barry Robson produces a cross, Headed effort from inside the box by Scott McDonald misses to the right of the target.

32:49

Foul by Lee Frecklington on Barry Robson, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Tony McMahon from the free kick.

31:19

The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott McDonald. Paul Jones takes the free kick.

28:41

The ball is swung over by Tony McMahon, Lee Frecklington manages to make a clearance.

26:34

Tony McMahon produces a cross, save by Paul Jones.

26:18

The ball is delivered by Barry Robson.

21:40

A cross is delivered by Tom Kennedy.

21:17

Lee Tomlin fouled by Faris Haroun, the ref awards a free kick. Grant McCann restarts play with the free kick.

20:47

Tommy Rowe challenges Faris Haroun unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.

19:13

Corner taken by Tony McMahon, Barry Robson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

18:12

Tony McMahon restarts play with the free kick.

18:12 Booking

Booking Lee Tomlin receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

18:03

Lee Tomlin challenges Tony McMahon unfairly and gives away a free kick.

16:50

Tony McMahon takes the inswinging corner, save by Paul Jones.

16:25

The ball is swung over by Craig Alcock, Nicky Bailey manages to make a clearance.

15:10

The ball is sent over by Faris Haroun, Gabriel Zakuani manages to make a clearance.

13:23

Handball decision goes against Lee Tomlin. Free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.

13:13

The ball is crossed by Grant McCann, Rhys Williams makes a clearance.

12:42

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann from the left by-line, clearance made by Matthew Bates.

11:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey by Lee Tomlin. Rhys Williams takes the direct free kick.

10:56

Tony McMahon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Kennedy. Grant McCann restarts play with the free kick.

9:50

Long distance shot from Scott McDonald misses to the left of the goal.

7:33

Centre by Matthew Bates, Ryan Bennett makes a clearance.

5:58

Lee Frecklington fouled by Nicky Bailey, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Grant McCann.

3:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rhys Williams on Lee Frecklington. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

3:52

The ball is sent over by Tony McMahon, Gabriel Zakuani makes a clearance.

3:14

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Grant McCann.

2:55

Centre by Tony McMahon, Craig Alcock manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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