Speaking to the Peterborough Telegraph, Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has said that his side should not have blown their 2-0 lead against Tranmere Rovers but admitted that they did not deserve to take more than a point away from Prenton Park on Tuesday night.

Peterborough United looked to be well on their way to another three points and their fifth consecutive win in League One when star strikers Mo Eisa and Ivan Toney scored in the space of three second-half minutes to put the Posh 2-0 up.

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However, Micky Mellon’s Tranmere Rovers pegged back Posh thanks to a diving header from defender Liam Ridehalgh and a stunning volley from Ollie Banks, who fired home from long range to bring the scores back to 2-2. Speaking after the gane, Posh boss Darren Ferguson said it was disappointing to see his side blow a two-goal lead but admitted they didn’t deserve anything more than one point,

“Having a two-goal lead and not winning is obviously disappointing. But from 2-2 with 20 minutes to go and with Tranmere’s tails up and the crowd up for it, I was pleased we didn’t lose. Some teams might have gone under, but we didn’t. 

“We didn’t deserve more than a point, but from 2-0 up we should obviously win. We had a minute of brilliance which should have been enough to win the game, but sometimes you have to hold your hands up and admire the opposition.

“We didn’t keep it 2-0 for long enough. Their first goal was a key moment as it gave them a lift at a time when we fancied we would pick them off. We could have done more to stop the cross and the header for the first goal, but the second Tranmere goal was a magnificent strike.

“The game then became very stretched which suited us at times, but not at other times as they just launched the ball forwards very quickly. You’re just hoping you get a moment of magic to win the game, but it wasn’t to be. It was like an FA Cup tie at times.”


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