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Walsall 1-1 Peterborough United

High-flying Peterborough were denied a late winner as they came from behind to draw at Walsall.

Gwion Edwards' 71st-minute strike cancelled out former Posh man Erhun Oztumer's opener before Junior Morias looked to have won it for United - but the officials ruled it offside after a lengthy delay.

Only the woodwork prevented Walsall going ahead after nine minutes as Oztumer saw a dipping 25-yard volley hit the crossbar.

He had better luck after 37 minutes, lashing Walsall in front from 15 yards at Jonathan Bond's near post after the Posh goalkeeper pushed away Luke Leahy's 20-yard strike.

The Saddlers almost doubled their lead 10 minutes after the break but were thwarted by the woodwork for a second time as Shaun Donnellan's glancing header hit the post from a corner.

Peterborough levelled after 71 minutes as Edwards' bicycle kick from a Chris Forrester cross flew into the ground and up and over stranded keeper Mark Gillespie.

Then came the controversy - 12 minutes from time - as Posh substitute Morias poked home Marcus Maddison's cross but after initially giving the goal, the officials conferred and ruled it out for offside.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1Gillespie
  • 14Wilson
  • 23Donnellan
  • 5Guthrie
  • 6Devlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 8CuvelierSubstituted forMorrisat 75'minutes
  • 7ChambersBooked at 26mins
  • 3Leahy
  • 18RobertsSubstituted forBakayokoat 69'minutes
  • 10OztumerSubstituted forIsmailat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Jackson
  • 11Morris
  • 13Roberts
  • 19Ismail
  • 20Bakayoko
  • 24Roberts
  • 32Agyei

Peterborough

  • 1Bond
  • 27Taylor
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 3Hughes
  • 18Da Silva LopesSubstituted forShephardat 45'minutes
  • 20Doughty
  • 42GrantBooked at 28minsSubstituted forForresterat 45'minutes
  • 7EdwardsBooked at 58mins
  • 11Maddison
  • 9MillerSubstituted forMoriasat 66'minutes
  • 14Marriott

Substitutes

  • 2Shephard
  • 6Baldwin
  • 8Forrester
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 16Morias
  • 19Kanu
  • 25O'Malley
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
4,453

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home13
Away24
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away12
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Walsall 1, Peterborough United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Walsall 1, Peterborough United 1.

Attempt blocked. Junior Morias (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall).

Attempt saved. Zeli Ismail (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Junior Morias (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Zeli Ismail replaces Erhun Oztumer.

Attempt saved. Andrew Hughes (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Joe Edwards (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Kieron Morris replaces Florent Cuvelier.

Attempt blocked. Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Luke Leahy (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 1, Peterborough United 1. Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Chris Forrester.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Tyler Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Junior Morias replaces Ricky Miller.

Liam Shephard (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke Leahy (Walsall).

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Steven Taylor.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Shaun Donnellan.

Attempt blocked. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Attempt saved. Florent Cuvelier (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United).

Joe Edwards (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Attempt missed. Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Shaun Donnellan (Walsall) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Liam Shephard.

Attempt blocked. Michael Doughty (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Joe Edwards (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Second Half

Second Half begins Walsall 1, Peterborough United 0.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury8710125722
2Peterborough8521168817
3Bradford8521159617
4Blackpool8521148617
5Wigan75111431116
6Charlton85031311215
7Fleetwood74121211113
8Rotherham84041510512
9Oxford Utd8332138512
10Scunthorpe733183512
11Blackburn7403117412
12Portsmouth83231110111
13MK Dons8314711-410
14Walsall82331115-49
15Bristol Rovers83051218-69
16Wimbledon822458-38
17Northampton7214813-57
18Southend8143915-67
19Doncaster713379-26
20Gillingham8134611-56
21Rochdale8134713-66
22Bury8125814-65
23Plymouth8125613-75
24Oldham81161118-74
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