Siriki Dembele scored with literally the last kick of the game to ensure Peterborough completed one of the comeback football results of the weekend in the Championship. The victory over promotion-chasing QPR pushed the hosts further away from the relegation zone. Ilias Chair opened the scoring for the visitors in the 50th minute before Harrison Burrows scored for the hosts. With the scores level, both sides missed a host of chances to score the winner. Finally, in the third minute of stoppage time, Dembele received a pass from Sammie Szmodics and fired past the keeper.
Peterborough’s Darren Ferguson: “It was a great game of football. I would have said that even if we hadn’t won. We knew our shape had to be solid, but that in transition we could play through them. Wednesday was big for them – they needed that win because our home form has been good. You could feel the relief in the players and it showed today. It was a great finish by Burrows – he was very good again. And that’s what Dembs is about.”
QPR’s Mark Warburton: “We didn’t manage the game at all in the latter stages. We gave the ball away cheaply and Peterborough was very dangerous and brave. To concede a goal in that manner is very hard to take – it hurts. We were out of shape. We looked in control but it’s about being more clinical. We got the ball in wide areas but lacked quality. We weren’t at our best, but we have to manage the game better.”
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