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Tranmere Rovers 2-2 Peterborough United

Tranmere came from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw with Peterborough in a League One match that exploded into life in the second half and saw Micky Mellon sent to the stands.

Mo Eisa gave Posh the lead in the 54th minute before Ivan Toney doubled their advantage two minutes later.

But Liam Ridehalgh pulled one back for Rovers with a diving header after 65 minutes before Ollie Banks restored parity with a superb 30-yard strike.

In between Rovers' goals Tranmere boss Mellon was sent from the technical area by referee Tom Nield, but in doing so afforded himself the best seat in the house to witness the equaliser.

The hosts had performed impressively before committing too many players forward, allowing Eisa to sting them on the counter-attack.

Tranmere were still reeling when a cross from Joseph Ward was side-footed home by Toney to seemingly secure all three points for Posh.

But Rovers responded with gusto and when Ridehalgh found the net from Darren Potter's cross, the stage was set for Banks to equalise with a sensational half-volley that flew into the top corner.

Tranmere nearly snatched a winner in stoppage time, with George Ray's header pushed around the post by the fingers of Christy Pym.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Tranmere

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Davies
  • 4Nelson
  • 5Ray
  • 6Monthe
  • 7Morris
  • 28Banks
  • 8PotterBooked at 82minsSubstituted forJenningsat 90+3'minutes
  • 17Perkins
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 9Mullin
  • 45PayneSubstituted forBlackett-Taylorat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Jennings
  • 18Hepburn-Murphy
  • 19Ponticelli
  • 20Gilmour
  • 23Blackett-Taylor
  • 25Pilling
  • 33Borthwick-Jackson

Peterborough

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1PymBooked at 90mins
  • 24MasonBooked at 85mins
  • 6Kent
  • 5Beevers
  • 3Butler
  • 14ReedBooked at 90mins
  • 8Knight
  • 23Ward
  • 11MaddisonSubstituted forTasdemirat 76'minutes
  • 17Toney
  • 7EisaSubstituted forDembéléat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Dembélé
  • 15Thompson
  • 16Bennett
  • 20Tasdemir
  • 25O'Malley
  • 27Kanu
  • 32Burrows
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
5,243

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home21
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Peterborough United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Peterborough United 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Christy Pym.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. George Ray (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieron Morris with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Louis Reed.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Booking

    Louis Reed (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Corey Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Niall Mason (Peterborough United).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Connor Jennings replaces Darren Potter.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Oliver Banks tries a through ball, but Paul Mullin is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Corey Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Frankie Kent (Peterborough United).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Siriki Dembélé replaces Mohamed Eisa.

  16. Booking

    Niall Mason (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Niall Mason (Peterborough United).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

  20. Booking

    Darren Potter (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry9540159619
2Ipswich85301541118
3Wycombe94411410416
4Sunderland84311310315
5Blackpool94321311215
6Peterborough84222081214
7Fleetwood84221512314
8Lincoln City9414149513
9Burton8332107312
10Doncaster733197212
11MK Dons84041112-112
12Bristol Rovers93331011-112
13Shrewsbury8332910-112
14Rotherham7322128411
15Gillingham8242149510
16Rochdale8242912-310
17Oxford Utd92341315-29
18Portsmouth61329906
19Tranmere81341215-36
20Accrington81341016-66
21Wimbledon9036815-73
22Southend80171024-141
23Bolton7025123-22-10
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