Peterborough produced a brilliant comeback win as they produced one of the narrow football scores of the weekend in the Championship. Tayo Edun was sent off in the 41st minute before Ben Brereton opened the scoring in the 77th minute. Sammie Szmodics equalized in the 83rd minute before Jack Marriott scored the winner in the 87th minute. It was a big blow to Blackburn’s playoff bid as the hosts survived another day.
Blackburn’s Tony Mowbray: “I couldn’t see Peterborough scoring, to be honest, and we have to look at ourselves as to how we let those two goals in. It’s really frustrating to work so hard to get in front after playing with 10 men for such a long period. It’s a disappointing day. Managers have to be able to trust players and maybe Edun was trying too hard having been out injured for a long time. He should have known better I think but it’s done now. I’m certainly not going to be the coach who hammers referees every week. We had a Premier League referee today. Good luck to him.”
Peterborough’s Grant McCann: “We were outstanding in the first half when we matched a very good Blackburn team and more. A lot of people think it’s easy to play against 10 men but in many ways, it becomes harder. They defend in a low block and hit you on the counter-attack which is how the Blackburn goal came. But we showed real grit and determination to keep going, keep fighting, and keep pushing and I was really happy with the two goals that won us the game. Sammie was absolutely brilliant despite having to play in an unfamiliar position and Jack showed again that he is a proven goal-scorer when he is fit.”
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