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  • Date:21 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:London Road Ground
  • Attendance:9,474
  • Ball (71)
  • Buckley (31) Buckley (87)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:10 +2.10

David Ball sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Craig Alcock misses to the left of the goal.

87:42

Will Buckley fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Peterborough 1-2 Brighton.Assist on the goal came from Torbjorn Agdestein.

86:05

Gabriel Zakuani challenges Ashley Barnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Bridcutt.

85:34

The official flags David Ball offside. Peter Brezovan restarts play with the free kick.

84:09

Lee Tomlin is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.

82:45

(Brighton) makes a substitution, with Torbjorn Agdestein coming on for Jake Forster-Caskey. Alan Navarro is brought on as a substitute for Matthew Sparrow.

81:34

Foul by Ashley Barnes on Ryan Bennett, free kick awarded. Mark Little takes the free kick.

79:51

Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith on Joe Lewis, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Joe Lewis.

78:14

Handball decision goes against Mark Little. Lewis Dunk restarts play with the free kick.

77:23

Joe Newell challenges Adam El-Abd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Brezovan takes the direct free kick.

74:34

The ball is delivered by Inigo Calderon.

71:43

A goal is scored by David Ball from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Peterborough 1-1 Brighton.Assist on the goal came from Ryan Tunnicliffe.

69:28

Inigo Calderon has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target. Paul Taylor fouled by Gordon Greer, the ref awards a free kick. Gordon Greer goes into the referee's book. Grant McCann produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Joe Lewis.

67:31

The ball is swung over by David Ball, clearance by Adam El-Abd.

66:47

A cross is delivered by Ashley Barnes, save by Joe Lewis.

62:13

Lee Tomlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Buckley. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.

61:25

Paul Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Lewis Dunk.

58:41

David Ball is brought on as a substitute for Emile Sinclair. Joe Newell replaces Tommy Rowe.

58:17

Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Save by Joe Lewis.

56:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Tomlin on Jake Forster-Caskey. Free kick taken by Lewis Dunk.

56:16

The ball is swung over by Tommy Rowe.

55:52

Paul Taylor takes a shot. Save by Peter Brezovan.

55:34

Centre by Inigo Calderon, Ryan Tunnicliffe makes a clearance.

55:09

Craig Mackail-Smith fouled by Ryan Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Bridcutt takes the free kick.

54:10

Will Buckley takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Unfair challenge on Ryan Bennett by Lewis Dunk results in a free kick. Joe Lewis restarts play with the free kick.

52:36

Will Buckley has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.

51:50

Matthew Sparrow delivers the ball.

47:14

Matthew Sparrow produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

46:23

Lee Tomlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes. Direct free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.

45:20

The ball is sent over by Emile Sinclair.

45:01

Grant McCann comes on in place of Scott Wootton.

44:40

Handball by Ashley Barnes. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Bennett.

42:52

Corner taken by Will Buckley from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Gabriel Zakuani.

42:09

Ryan Tunnicliffe produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

41:45

Paul Taylor takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Craig Mackail-Smith.

41:33

Unfair challenge on Mark Little by Ashley Barnes results in a free kick. Mark Little takes the direct free kick.

40:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emile Sinclair by Gordon Greer. Ryan Tunnicliffe takes the direct free kick.

40:40

The ball is sent over by Inigo Calderon, Gabriel Zakuani makes a clearance.

39:16

Craig Mackail-Smith fouled by Gabriel Zakuani, the ref awards a free kick. Gordon Greer takes the free kick.

37:09

Emile Sinclair takes a shot. Save made by Peter Brezovan.

36:35

Emile Sinclair gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Dunk. Peter Brezovan takes the direct free kick.

34:49

Lee Tomlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes. Direct free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.

33:51

The ball is crossed by Ryan Tunnicliffe, Lewis Dunk manages to make a clearance.

30:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam El-Abd by Emile Sinclair. Emile Sinclair receives a yellow card. Free kick crossed right-footed by Will Buckley from left wing, Will Buckley fires in a goal from long range to the top right corner of the goal. Peterborough 0-1 Brighton.

29:08

Effort from the edge of the box by Craig Mackail-Smith goes wide of the left-hand post.

27:23

Corner taken by Will Buckley from the right by-line to the near post, Ashley Barnes produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

26:57

The assistant referee signals for offside against Craig Mackail-Smith. Joe Lewis takes the indirect free kick.

24:55

The ball is swung over by Adam El-Abd, Matthew Sparrow takes a shot. Joe Lewis makes a save.

22:59

Effort from outside the penalty area by Matthew Sparrow goes wide left of the target.

22:16

Unfair challenge on Inigo Calderon by Emile Sinclair results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Gordon Greer.

21:30

Centre by Craig Mackail-Smith, Tommy Rowe makes a clearance.

20:05

Shot from just outside the area by Matthew Sparrow misses to the left of the target.

19:52

The ball is sent over by Will Buckley, Tommy Rowe makes a clearance.

19:23

Corner taken by Matthew Sparrow from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Emile Sinclair.

18:31

Will Buckley fouled by Craig Alcock, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Alcock is booked. Free kick crossed right-footed by Liam Bridcutt from right wing.

17:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Forster-Caskey by Mark Little. Lewis Dunk takes the direct free kick.

16:29

Inigo Calderon produces a cross, save by Joe Lewis.

14:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Tomlin by Adam El-Abd. Adam El-Abd goes into the book. Scott Wootton delivers the ball, Headed effort from close range by Ryan Bennett goes wide left of the target.

9:57

Unfair challenge on Lee Tomlin by Matthew Sparrow results in a free kick. Lee Tomlin receives a yellow card. Joe Lewis restarts play with the free kick.

9:18

Centre by Tommy Rowe.

7:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Little by Jake Forster-Caskey. Free kick taken by Ryan Bennett.

5:43

Adam El-Abd on for Marcos Painter.

4:37

A cross is delivered by Jake Forster-Caskey.

1:32

The ball is crossed by Liam Bridcutt, clearance made by Tommy Rowe.

1:10

The ball is delivered by Marcos Painter, clearance by Craig Alcock.

0:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Forster-Caskey by Scott Wootton. Peter Brezovan restarts play with the free kick.

0:10

The ball is crossed by Mark Little, Lewis Dunk manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Midfield poser for Posh Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson could see increased competition for midfield places against Brighton. Skipper Grant McCann is expected to return from a five-week lay-off with knee ligament damage. The Northern Ireland international was set to train with the rest of the first-team squad this week and, providing he suffers no reaction, he will be included in the squad. "We'll know more after training but if Grant can come through a couple of sessions he'll go straight into the squad. He may even be able to play 90 minutes," Ferguson said. Tommy Rowe is also expected to be back after missing the defeat to Hull last weekend with an Achilles problem, while Lee Frecklington is on the cusp of a return to full fitness following groin surgery. Defender Scott Wootton and striker Paul Taylor will hope for recalls after starting on the bench at the KC Stadium. Gordon Greer returns to the Brighton side for the trip. The Seagulls skipper has completed a three-match ban and is set to step straight back in at centre-half. Adam El-Abd could also return to the back four after he was rested for the FA Cup penalty shootout win at Wrexham on Wednesday night having only recently recovered from a long-term foot injury. Teenage forward Jake Forster-Caskey (dead leg) will be checked over but wingers Kazenga LuaLua and Craig Noone and full-backs Marcos Painter and Mauricio Taricco are still out with hamstring injuries. Midweek shootout hero Peter Brezovan is set to continue in goal but new signing David Gonzalez could challenge back-up keeper Casper Ankergren for a spot on the bench.

Formation:442Manager: Darren Ferguson

Peterborough

Formation: 433Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Brighton

  • Joe Lewis
  • Mark Little
  • Ryan Bennett
  • Gabriel Zakuani
  • Craig Alcock
  • Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • Scott Wootton
  • Tommy Rowe
  • Lee Tomlin
  • Paul Taylor
  • Emile Sinclair
  • SUBS
  • Paul Jones
  • Nick Ajose
  • David Ball
  • Grant McCann
  • Joe Newell

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Match Report

Buckley shines for Seagulls Will Buckley scored for the second successive npower Championship game as Brighton won 2-1 at Peterborough to remain on the coat-tails of the clubs in the play-off spots. Buckley, who struck Albion's second goal in a 2-0 win against Bristol City last weekend, netted both his team's goals at London Road. He took the credit for the first one but it came about courtesy of a mistake by Posh goalkeeper Joe Lewis. The second was a clinical finish from the edge of the box to put Brighton back in front late on, after substitute David Ball had equalised for the hosts. Tommy Rowe returned from an Achilles injury as one of three changes made by Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson. Rowe was recalled in midfield along with Scott Wootton as Joe Newell and Daniel Kearns dropped out of the starting XI. Paul Taylor replaced George Boyd in attack. Posh skipper Grant McCann was included on the bench after a five-week lay-off with knee ligament damage. Changes were probably inevitable for Brighton after they were taken to extra time and penalties by Wrexham in the FA Cup in midweek, and boss Gus Poyet made four. Captain Gordon Greer returned after suspension while fellow defender Marcos Painter and forward Jake Forster-Caskey were back after injury. Midweek goalscorer Ashley Barnes was rewarded with a start, replacing Will Hoskins up front. However, Painter lasted just six minutes on his return before he was forced off injured. Adam El-Abd came on in his place. El-Abd's first contribution was to foul Lee Tomlin. From the resulting free-kick, Ryan Bennett headed Wootton's cross narrowly wide. Matt Sparrow tried his luck from outside the area either side of the midway point of the first half but his shots went wide on each occasion, before a third attempt forced Lewis to parry the ball away. Craig Mackail-Smith curled an effort wide against his former club after half an hour. Two minutes later Brighton were ahead after Sinclair fouled El-Abd wide on the left. Buckley took the resulting free-kick and his ball into the box floated over Lewis' head and into the net. Peterborough responded well and Peter Brezovan had to get down to deny Sinclair before Ryan Tunnicliffe sent a shot over the crossbar. Sparrow threatened again early in the second half but Posh were soon on the offensive again and Taylor tested Brezovan with a 20-yarder. Ball levelled after 72 minutes, scoring from close range after being teed up by Tunnicliffe. It looked like that would be enough to earn Ferguson's side a point as the game seemed to peter out afterwards. However, with two minutes remaining Buckley beat Lewis with a drive from the edge of the box that flew into the roof of the net.

Form Guide

    DWWDDL
  • Peterborough
  • VS
  • Brighton
  • LLLLWW

Last Meetings

  • Brighton
  • 2 - 0
  • Peterborough
  • 27/08/2011

Top Scorers

Peterborough

  • E Sinclair 7
  • G McCann 6
  • P Taylor 6
  • G Boyd 5
  • L Frecklington 5
  • L Tomlin 5
  • T Rowe 3
  • G Zakuani 1
  • M Little 1
  • R Bennett 1

Brighton

  • C Mackail-Smith 6
  • W Buckley 4
  • A Barnes 3
  • M Sparrow 2
  • R Harley 2
  • C Noone 2
  • G Greer 1
  • RG Vicente 1
  • W Hoskins 1
  • I Calderon 1
  • R Vincelot 1
  • J Forster-Caskey 1

Goals

Peterborough

    • Total goals 86
    • Goals per game 44
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Brighton

    • Total goals 70
    • Goals per game 28
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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