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Posh v Wigan Athletic | Match Preview

A look ahead to Saturday’s clash with Wigan Athletic.

26 February 2021

Posh host Wigan Athletic at the Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

Peterborough United entertain Wigan Athletic at the Weston Homes Stadium in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday afternoon (3pm) with Darren Ferguson’s men currently on a run of five successive victories, a sequence that has taken the club to the top of the table.

Goals from Sammie Szmodics, Jonson Clarke-Harris and Jack Taylor secured a 3-0 success at Home Park against Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday night, three points that lifted Posh to the summit with a one-point advantage over Lincoln City.

Wigan had a good mid-week themselves, securing a last-gasp 2-1 victory at the Memorial Stadium against Bristol Rovers, who had appointed Joey Barton as their new manager hours before. Former Posh defender Scott Wootton netted the winner in the 90th minute.

TEAM NEWS

Defender Ronnie Edwards remains the only injury absentee for Posh with the teenager nearing a return to training as he battles back from a muscular injury. The players have been given a bit of rest following the long journey to the South West on Tuesday evening with the players not returning to the city until 4am on Wednesday morning.

Despite the uncertainty off the pitch, the Latics were able to strengthen their squad during the January transfer window and have kept hold of some of the players that were in demand with Will Keane expected to lead the line. Joe Doodoo, once of Leicester City, is their most recent arrival and could start in a wide position with Callum Lang in fine form, he has four goals from his last five fixtures.

FROM THE GAFFER

“I saw the celebrations on Tuesday night when Wigan scored their late winner and that suggests to me that they have an excellent team spirit there and they have been good on the road too with four wins from eight games. They responded in the right way after losing heavily to Hull and it will be a tough game for us, I am sure they will come here and try and attack us and we just have to embrace the challenge,” Darren Ferguson said.

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Peterborough United vs Wigan Athletic on 27 Feb 21 - Match Centre - Peterborough United (theposh.com)

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

The match referee on Saturday is Thomas Bramall.

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Late Clarke-Harris Brace As Posh Fight Back For Home Success

Jonson Clarke-Harris netted a late brace as Posh came from behind to beat Wigan Athletic.

27 February 2021

Siriki Dembele in action against Wigan Athletic Joe Dent / theposh.com
Siriki Dembele in action against Wigan Athletic

Posh scored twice in the final 10 minutes to beat Wigan Athletic 2-1 at the Weston Homes Stadium.

Peterborough United held onto top spot in Sky Bet League One as two goals in the final 10 minutes from leading scorer Jonson Clarke-Harris secured a determined 2-1 victory over Wigan Athletic at the Weston Homes Stadium.

Some quick feet from Siriki Dembele saw him create a shooting opportunity for himself inside the opening two minutes, but his shot from 25-yards on his left-foot went wide of the far post. Skipper Mark Beevers was cautioned for a foul on Solomon-Otobor on 11 minutes by referee Mr Bramall.

The visitors were close to the breakthrough on 12 minutes as a free-kick from Dan Gardner appeared to come off Dan Butler and onto Doodoo before rebounding against the post. Christy Pym produced a fine stop to keep out Gavin Massey from close-range as the visitors caused a problem from a Gardner right-wing corner kick.

Ward curled a free-kick wide of the target on 33 minutes after Clarke-Harris was upended on the edge of the box by Tilt. Two minutes into the second half, Robinson was cautioned for a shirt tug on Thompson.

Clarke-Harris headed wide from a teasing Ward delivery on 50 minutes as Posh tried to find the breakthrough. Clarke-Harris volleyed wide from 20-yards after a Wootton header only reached the edge of the box, but it was a tough chance for the striker to make keep his effort on target.

Dembele was kept out by Jones on 57 minutes as he shifted a Ward pass onto his left-foot and burst into the box, the keeper doing well to tip over the effort from a tight angle. Solomon-Otobor saw a left-foot effort beaten clear by Pym on 61 minutes as Wigan found space down the left hand side of their attack.

Pym produced a fine stop to keep out a low Massey effort on 70 minutes, but a minute later he was picking the ball out of the back of the net as substitute AASGAARD whipped a corner straight in. Darren Ferguson made a immediate change with Mo Eisa replacing Szmodics in attack.

Eisa fired wide with a shot on the turn on 75 minutes after a towering header from Clarke-Harris created the half chance for the substitute.  Posh made a double change with 10 minutes to play as Ethan Hamilton and Harrison Burrows replaced Beevers and Brown.

Posh levelled the scores on 82 minutes as a delicious cross from substitute Burrows was headed home by CLARKE-HARRIS for his 20th league goal of the campaign. It was 21 moments later as Siriki Dembele was upended by Darikwa in the box and CLARKE-HARRIS stepped up to send the keeper the wrong way from the spot.

Posh: Pym, Butler, Thompson, Beevers (sub Burrows 80min), Kent, Taylor, Clarke-Harris, Dembele (sub Jones 90min) , Brown (sub Hamilton 80min), Szmodics (sub Eisa 72min), Ward. Unused subs: Gyollai, Kanu, Mason.

Wigan Athletic: Jones, Darikwa, Tilt, Lang, Massey (sub Johnston 87min), Ojo, Wootton, Gardner(sub Aasgaard 66min) , Solomon-Otobor (sub Keane 87min), Doodoo, Robinson. Unused subs: Evans, Clough, Whelen, Perry

Half-time: Peterborough United 0-0 Wigan Athletic
Full-time: Peterborough United 2-1 Wigan Athletic
Referee: Thomas Bramall

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