Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Wigan Athletic 1.
Leaders Peterborough pulled off a sensational comeback to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat by seeing off Wigan.
Darren Ferguson's high-flyers looked set to see their five-match winning streak come to an end when they fell behind to the lowly visitors but top-scorer Jonson Clarke-Harris had other ideas as he netted a vital late double.
Wigan were denied a first-half opener by the woodwork when Posh defender Dan Butler sliced a clearance against Joseph Dodoo, with the ball then thumping an upright.
The visitors did eventually hit the front when substitute Thelo Aasgaard caught Posh goalkeeper Christy Pym napping by scoring direct from a 72nd-minute corner.
The Norwegian teenager struck only minutes after his introduction but Posh responded brilliantly to transform the game in the closing stages with two goals in three minutes.
Substitute Harrison Burrows announced his arrival with a left-wing cross for Clarke-Harris to restore parity by heading his 20th league goal of the campaign from close range.
The turnaround was quickly completed as Wigan defender Tendayi Darikwa clumsily upended Siriki Dembele, with Clarke-Harris making no mistake from the spot.
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- 5BeeversBooked at 12minsSubstituted forBurrowsat 80'minutes
- 12BrownSubstituted forHamiltonat 80'minutes
- 15SzmodicsSubstituted forEisaat 73'minutes
- 9Clarke-HarrisBooked at 85mins
- 10DembéléBooked at 90minsSubstituted forJade-Jonesat 90+1'minutes
- 34RobinsonBooked at 49mins
- 15GardnerSubstituted forAasgaardat 68'minutes
- 17Solomon-OtaborSubstituted forJohnstonat 86'minutes
- 11MasseySubstituted forKeaneat 86'minutes
- Thomas Bramall
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Wigan Athletic 1.
Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Christy Pym.
Attempt saved. Joseph Dodoo (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Will Keane.
Joe Ward (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Luke Robinson (Wigan Athletic).
Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Peterborough United).
Luke Robinson (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Peterborough United. Ricky Jade-Jones replaces Siriki Dembélé.
Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United).
Tendayi Darikwa (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Hand ball by Scott Wootton (Wigan Athletic).
Substitution, Wigan Athletic. George Johnston replaces Viv Solomon-Otabor.
Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Will Keane replaces Gavin Massey.
Jonson Clarke-Harris (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.
Goal! Peterborough United 2, Wigan Athletic 1. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Peterborough United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Penalty Peterborough United. Siriki Dembélé draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Tendayi Darikwa (Wigan Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.
Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
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