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PLAYER RATINGS: Peterborough United suffer defeat at Blackpool

Peterborough United’s defeat at Blackpool this weekend was an excellent game for the neutrals but quite understandably, Posh fans did not enjoy it.

Posh were beaten 4-3 on the Fylde coast, with poor defending costing them the game.

Here is a look at how we rated the players’ performances on Saturday afternoon:

Christy Pym – 5.5: All-in-all, Christy Pym didn’t do an awful lot wrong. Perhaps he needed to show more authority to come out for Blackpool’s first, and he did parry the ball straight to Gnanduillet for their second, but apart from that he cannot really be faulted.

Niall Mason – 5: The own goal was a bit silly, and could perhaps have been avoided. Callum MacDonald gave him a tricky afternoon, and he was comfortably beaten in the build-up to Blackpool’s second.

Mark Beevers – 4.5: When Posh play well, Beevers looks good, but when Posh struggle, he struggles. He gave away the penalty, which probably should not have stood, but he was bullied by Armand Gnanduillet all afternoon.

Frankie Kent – 4.5: Frankie Kent has been one of Posh’s better players this season, but he struggled massively against a physical Blackpool attack.

Dan Butler – 6: Dan Butler has struggled to adapt to life at Peterborough United since making the step up from Sky Bet League Two, but he was Posh’s best defender at the weekend. His own goal was unfortunate, but he provided a wonderful assist for Ivan Toney’s goal, and overall defending well against Liam Feeney.

Josh Knight – 5: He has been one of Posh’s standout performers so far this season, but it was not his afternoon on the Fylde Coast. His ball retention was lacking, and he struggled to win the ball back at times.

Louis Reed – 4.5: It was a poor afternoon for Reed who failed to protect Posh’s back four. He was unable to get hold of the ball in the way he has in recent weeks, and it was his missed lunge that left Posh in trouble for Blackpool’s winner.

George Boyd – 5: Posh’s midfield really struggled to get going at the weekend, and although Boyd got the assist for Eisa’s opener, he struggle to get a grasp of the game in the way he so often does.

Marcus Maddison – 5: By Maddison’s high standard, he had a poor game. He converted the penalty, but that was the only time he looked like scoring.

Ivan Toney – 5.5: Toney struggled with balls being put in the air to him at the weekend, and his hold-up play was not as strong as usual. He got into position well to take the goal, and arguably could have had another, but it was ruled out.

Mo Eisa – 5: Similarly to Toney, he took his goal well, but offered Posh very little for the rest of the game. He had an excellent chance to equalise in the closing minutes but all he could do was blaze wide.

 

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