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Peterborough United 1-1 Walsall

Michael Bostwick Peterborough United
Michael Bostwick's penalty gave him his first goal for Peterborough this season

Michael Bostwick's late penalty helped 10-man Peterborough rescue a draw against second-placed Walsall.

After a first half of few chances, Romaine Sawyers thundered in a 25-yard strike to put the Saddlers ahead.

Posh midfielder Jermaine Anderson was sent off with five minutes left in the second half, having appeared to throw a drinks bottle into the crowd.

But Bostwick denied Walsall the three points by firing in from the spot after he was fouled by keeper Neil Etheridge.

Walsall boss Dean Smith told BBC WM:

"I'm actually standing here feeling deflated, it feels like a defeat, because how we haven't won that I don't know.

"We took the lead with a great strike, we were in control of the game for long periods, but probably didn't work their goalkeeper as much as we should.

(On facing Chelsea in the League Cup on Wednesday) "I'm looking forward to it. Wednesday should be a really good night and hopefully we can get the ground rocking and pull off a shock."

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Alnwick
  • 2Smith
  • 5Zakuani
  • 12Almeida Santos
  • 32Elder
  • 10Oztumer
  • 15AndersonBooked at 84mins
  • 24AngolSubstituted forWashingtonat 75'minutes
  • 33ForresterSubstituted forBostwickat 82'minutes
  • 28Coulibaly
  • 11MaddisonSubstituted forTaylorat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Taylor
  • 8Bostwick
  • 14Washington
  • 17Davey
  • 22Da Silva Lopes
  • 26Henry
  • 31Collison

Walsall

  • 1Etheridge
  • 3TaylorSubstituted forFordeat 82'minutes
  • 4O'Connor
  • 6Downing
  • 7Chambers
  • 14Henry
  • 2Demetriou
  • 17FlanaganSubstituted forCookat 69'minutes
  • 8Mantom
  • 10Sawyers
  • 9BradshawSubstituted forLalkovicat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Baxendale
  • 12Forde
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 15Lalkovic
  • 16Preston
  • 18Morris
  • 21Cook
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
5,859

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away18
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Walsall 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Walsall 1.

  3. Post update

    Sam Mantom (Walsall) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Anthony Forde (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Erhun Oztumer (Peterborough United).

  6. Post update

    Jordan Cook (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Anthony Forde (Walsall) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Erhun Oztumer (Peterborough United).

  13. Post update

    Rico Henry (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rico Henry (Walsall) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Peterborough United 1, Walsall 1. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Penalty Peterborough United. Michael Bostwick draws a foul in the penalty area.

  17. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Neil Etheridge (Walsall) after a foul in the penalty area.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

  19. Dismissal

    Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Michael Bostwick replaces Chris Forrester.