Peterborough earned a deserved draw as they produced one of the close football scores of the weekend in the Championship. Bristol City took the lead in the 43rd minute through Rob Atkinson before Joe Ward was sent off in the 59th minute. It looked like a loss for Posh being a goal and a man down but Jonson Clarke-Harris equalized in the 65th minute.
Bristol City’s Nigel Pearson: “I am more interested in the game than the reaction of the fans. It was two poor teams. I’m angry with the outcome because it had nothing to do with tactics and everything to do with personality. Do we have bad players? No. But we play well against good teams and not against the lower ones in the table. We match sides in virtually every game but don’t come away with the right result enough times. After the sending-off, we didn’t show enough quality to make the most of our advantage. We have five games left and players will either be here next season or they won’t.”
Peterborough’s Grant McCann: “I’m disappointed because we were so much in control in the first half and had enough opportunities to be three of four up. Instead, we go in at the break one down, which was hugely frustrating. In the Championship, you have to take your chances when on top because there is always quality in the opposition. They produced some with the cross and header for their goal – but we should never have been behind. In the second half, the players had to show determination and commitment with 10 men and did just that. The sending-off was a dampener for us, but it was the correct decision. Joe has gone to make a last-ditch challenge and I’m not going to criticize him for that.”
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