1-0: Power (87, picked up possession and then picked out the bottom right corner of the keeper’s net after O’Nien’s pass inside)

1-1: Godden (90, given to much freedom on the right just inside the box to pick out McLaughlin’s far corner)

Bookings: Oviedo (2, foul); Lafferty (18, foul); Maddison (48, simulation); O’Nien (77, foul)

Referee: Antony Coggins (Oxfordshire) - infuriated fans with some decisions but did keep the game flowing as much as he could. 7


Entertainment: ***

Peter Sund

Shots on 5 6

Shots off 7 11

Corners 7 9

Fouls 10 10

Offsides 3 3

PETERBOROUGH UNITED (4-2-3-1): Chapman 8; Naismith 6, Knight 6, Bennett 7, Lafferty 6; Woodyard 6, Reed 5 (Toney 72); Dembele 6 (Ward 64, 5), Cooper 7 (Tomlin 82), Maddison 7; Godden 8. Subs (not used): O’Malley (gk), White, Cooke, Burrows.

SUNDERLAND (4-2-3-1):

6 McLaughlin: Wasn’t really posed too many serious questions until the second half when Posh finally made an attack count;

6 O’Nien: Wasn’t able to get forward as much as he would like because of the attacking ambition of Dembele, but teed up the opener

6 Ozturk: Did what he needed to do and got away with one first half collision when he Godden ran into him on the edge of the area

6 Dunne: Defended well and was left stunned by Chapman’s excellence when his header was prevented from giving Sunderland the lead

6 Oviedo: An early caution for a silly lunge on Maddison restricted what he could do but still did enough;

8 Power: Saw plenty of the ball, made some telling passes and had an effort or two on goal to score

7 Cattermole: Played some excellent passes and never looked ruffled on an afternoon when he tried to get Sunderland going

6 Morgan: Had a couple of decent runs but didn’t do enough when he was in dangerous areas to contribute

5 Honeyman: Had an early effort that was blocked but unable to have the impact a No 10 would like behind the striker

7 McGeady: Had one effort that had to be saved and lit up the game at times with his skills, without looking like scoring really;

6 Wyke: Led the line well enough but will rue missing a fantastic opportunity in the first half when Cattermole played him in.


Grigg (for Honeyman 65): Unable to test the keeper and threaten like he can. 5

Gooch (for Morgan 73)

Maguire (for McGeady 78)

(not used): Ruiter (gk), Flanagan, Hume, Leadbitter.

MAN OF THE MATCH: MAX POwer - took his goal in style and looked the part throughout the afternoon in the middle.