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Fleetwood Town 1-1 Peterborough United

Ash Hunter scored a last-gasp equaliser as Fleetwood salvaged a draw against Peterborough at Highbury.

Fleetwood boss Joey Barton has found himself in the spotlight following an alleged incident in the tunnel following last weekend's defeat at Barnsley.

South Yorkshire Police are investigating the incident and have bailed a man who was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated offences.

The former Manchester City and Newcastle midfielder on Friday posted a statement on Twitter "emphatically" denying all allegations made against him, with the issue dominating the news ahead of the visit of Peterborough.

However, it was Fleetwood forward Hunter who stole the headlines at full-time on Saturday, netting a stoppage-time leveller to cancel out Marcus Maddison's opener.

Posh dominated the opening stages and had a great chance to take a 19th-minute lead when Maddison was ruled to have been fouled by Wes Burns in the box.

The forward could not take advantage though, as home goalkeeper Alex Carins dived to his right to keep out his penalty.

And that miss woke up Fleetwood with Paddy Madden firing over and then seeing his chip tipped away by Aaron Chapman.

Visiting striker Ivan Toney was a whisker away from opening the scoring at the start of the second half when his header skimmed the post before flying out of play.

But Peterborough finally got their goal when Maddison outfoxed Burns at the back post to fire home Alex Woodyard's centre, the forward going someway to making amends for his penalty miss.

Fleetwood kept going, though, and got their reward in injury time through Hunter's first-time finish.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 7Burns
  • 5EasthamBooked at 87mins
  • 26HusbandBooked at 47mins
  • 23Wallace
  • 2Coyle
  • 29SheronSubstituted forHillat 74'minutes
  • 27BigginsBooked at 90mins
  • 17Madden
  • 9Evans
  • 24NadesanSubstituted forHunterat 74'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Clarke
  • 14Southam
  • 16Jones
  • 22Hunter
  • 33Hill
  • 35Rydel
  • 45Smith

Peterborough

  • 1Chapman
  • 2Naismith
  • 3Knight
  • 16Bennett
  • 18Lafferty
  • 21Maddison
  • 4Woodyard
  • 11Reed
  • 10DembéléBooked at 66minsSubstituted forDentonat 80'minutes
  • 17ToneySubstituted forGoddenat 82'minutes
  • 29TomlinSubstituted forCooperat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Godden
  • 14Cooke
  • 19Cooper
  • 22Lyon
  • 23Denton
  • 25O'Malley
  • 26Stevens
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
2,774

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Peterborough United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Peterborough United 1.

Booking

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Peterborough United 1. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Harrison Biggins (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Harrison Biggins (Fleetwood Town).

Louis Reed (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Louis Reed.

Attempt saved. Ross Wallace (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town).

Matt Godden (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ross Wallace.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Daniel Lafferty.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Matt Godden replaces Ivan Toney.

Attempt missed. Louis Reed (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Tyler Denton replaces Siriki Dembélé.

Attempt missed. Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Daniel Lafferty.

Harrison Biggins (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Cooper (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. George Cooper replaces Lee Tomlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Ashley Nadesan.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. James Hill replaces Nathan Sheron.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United).

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 0, Peterborough United 1. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ivan Toney.

Foul by Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town).

Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town).

Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton422512581374487
2Barnsley432413674363885
3Sunderland422217376413583
4Portsmouth422411777453283
5Charlton4323101063402379
6Doncaster4319121271541769
7Peterborough421811136455965
8Coventry431810155249364
9Burton4316121561501160
10Blackpool431417124746159
11Fleetwood421512155548757
12Oxford Utd431414155257-556
13Gillingham43149205769-1251
14Bristol Rovers431214174548-350
15Shrewsbury431214174855-750
16Accrington421212184361-1848
17Rochdale43139215283-3148
18Wycombe431211205265-1347
19Plymouth431211205270-1847
20Scunthorpe431210214973-2446
21Wimbledon43129223860-2245
22Southend43128235064-1444
23Walsall431110224670-2443
24Bradford43106274574-2936
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