Peterborough United manager Steve Evans returned to clarify his comments he made after his side drew 1-1 to Coventry City after a dramatic finish at the Ricoh Arena.

Peterborough United striker Ivan Toney put The Posh ahead with 90 minutes gone, and Steve Evans’ side looked set to take all three points back to London Road.

However, a late goal from striker Conor Chaplin rescued a late point for the Sky Blues in injury time – much to the frustration and disappointment of Evans.

After the game, Steve Evans came out and said that his side deserved to win the game, and were unlucky not to win. However, after the game it was discovered that Coventry in fact had more possession, more corners and an equal amount as shots.

“I should have clarified my comments after the game,” Evans said to the Peterborough Telegraph as he cleared up some of his post-match comments.

“We created far more good scoring chances than Coventry, even though they often looked the more fluent side in midfield.

“That’s why I felt we should have won. The fact we scored in the 90th minute and still didn’t win was a frustration.

“We counted eight good scoring chances for us when we watched the game back. They had one good chance early in the second half, but our goalkeeper made two saves all game whereas their goalkeeper won four man-of-the-match awards, including from the Football League paper who watch the game as a neutral.

“To read afterwards from some media that we ‘hardly threatened their penalty area’ was very disappointing because it was so inaccurate.

Evans went on to list some of Posh’s clear cut chances they had throughout the game, insisting they should’ve been out of sight before the late goals.

“Marcus Maddison should have scored after five minutes, Matty Godden had two chances in the first-half which the goalkeeper did well to keep out and Ivan Toney had a header from a corner that the goalkeeper also somehow blocked.

“Matty had a couple of chances in the second half and then were the headers inside the penalty area for Ivan and Mark O’Hara. Ivan’s was a bad miss, but he made up for it with a terrific finish which should have won us the points.

“We didn’t defend their goal well enough, but on the whole the back four and goalkeeper did well as Coventry got themselves into many promising positions but didn’t create much.”

Despite Evans’ frustrations and Posh’s worrying home for, the gaffer goes into their upcoming game against Wimledon feeling confident that they can return to winning ways.

“It’s been a frustrating little run in the league, but a point at Coventry is not a bad result and we are still in a great position with two home games to come.

“We watched Wimbledon on Saturday and they deserved to beat Southend. They will be tough opponents, but we know what we have to do to beat them.”


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