Stoppage goals from Harrison Burrows and Siriki Dembele earned Peterborough United a stunning comeback victory over Derby County in the Championship.
With little to separate the teams after 70 minutes, the result boiled down to three substitutes and the final 11 minutes of added time, as Posh scored in the 91st and 100th minutes to defend a late goal.
For Darren Ferguson, it gave his team their first league win of the season after being promoted to the Championship.
Wayne Rooney’s Rams will be left behind, leaving the lead so late, after Jack Stretton’s 77th-minute strike broke the deadlock.
The first half went with few clear chances, the best of which went to Peterborough’s Jonson Clarke-Harris in the 34th minute. His long-distance effort caught up with Derby keeper Kelle Roos, who let the ball roll under his feet before retrieving it with his hands.
Seven minutes into the second half, 19-year-old Stretton replaced injured Colin Kazim-Richards.
The sight of the forward lying on a stretcher will add further misery to Rooney, whose options are already limited as his team remain under a transfer embargo.
Stretton, only making his fifth appearance for Derby, had a chance to put his side ahead after 71 minutes, but he couldn’t quite understand Louie Sibley’s pass through the goal.
However, six minutes later his half-volley strike went straight to the back of the net following a corner that bounced around the area.
Peterborough then brought in his own teenage replacement, 19-year-old Burrows, who made a quick impact. Eight minutes after coming on, he returned home on a Joe Ward cross to bring Posh up to level.
Then, deep in the bumper 11 minutes of added time, Dembele – who replaced Jack Marriott – met another Ward cross to give Peterborough the victory in dramatic style.
Le manager de Peterborough United, Darren Ferguson :
“The players deserve a lot of credit for turning things around and getting a result. We knew that extra time would play a big role in the game because it would help the team that was behind. It was us and as soon as we got the equalizer I felt something good could happen.
“Harrison has placed himself in a great position to bring us up to the level and it was a very good finish made up of Siriki at such a key point in the game. We have a great comeback record and it is vital that we may keep doing this and picking up points at home.
“I was getting frustrated because I thought we were a bit lacking in faith for much of the game. We conceded a botched goal to fall behind and that left us no choice but to take risks and go for it.
“The championship is a relentless league and I stressed to the players that it is important to get points on the table in this game, so I’m delighted with how we did it. “
Wayne Rooney, Derby County Director:
“It’s a lack of concentration, it was an individual error that cost us, allowed them to come back in the game and then a second individual error gave them the second goal.
“So it’s frustrating as a coach to concede two goals like we did, but I thought overall we were the better team, we deserved the win. But this is football, if you don’t keep your focus for 90 minutes you can be punished. “
- 4ThompsonBooked at 63 minutes
- 5BeeversBooked at 25 minutesReplaced byTerriersTo 85′minutes
- 11To agree
- 3butlerBooked at 83 minutes
- 26RandallReplaced byChevalierTo 73′minutes
- 14MarriottReplaced byDembeleTo 62′minutesBooked at 90 minutes
- 3ForsythBooked at 90 minutes
- 36EboseleReplaced bySibleyTo 58′minutesBooked at 90 minutes
- 11MorrisonReplaced byJózwiakTo 84′minutes
- 13Kazim-RichardsReplaced byStrettonTo 52′minutes
- David Webb
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Le match se termine, Peterborough United 2, Derby County 1.
Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Derby County 1.
Attempt blocked. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Craig Forsyth (County Derby) foul.
Free kick won Nathan Thompson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. Max Bird (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kamil Józwiak.
Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) receives a yellow card for over-celebration.
Goal! Peterborough United 2, Derby County 1. Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.
Failed attempt. Jorge Grant (Peterborough United) header from the center of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Harrison Burrows from a center.
Foul by Kamil Józwiak (County Derby).
Free kick won Nathan Thompson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Failed attempt. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high on a direct free kick.
Craig Forsyth (Derby County) is shown a yellow card for a bad play.
Craig Forsyth (County Derby) foul.
free kick won Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Tom Lawrence (County Derby).
Josh Knight (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Goal! Peterborough United 1, Derby County 1. Harrison Burrows (Peterborough United) left footed shot from close range. Assisted by Joe Ward following a set-piece situation.
Louie Sibley (Derby County) is shown a yellow card.
Hand ball by Louie Sibley (Derby County).