Peterborough United boss Graham Westley says Ben Alnwick’s goalkeeping display against Barnsley, for a moment, reminded him of Gordon Banks.

Ten-man Posh were unfortunate not come away from Oakwell with at least a point, after a 91st-minute strike handed the Tykes three points.

But one man who has been magnificent for Posh in recent weeks, despite the rest of the team’s poor form, was Alnwick, who has made a numerous top-class saves to keep the League One side in games of late.

And that hasn’t stopped the Posh boss comparing him to England’s World Cup winner, Gordon Banks.

“I will remember Ben’s performance for the moments of brilliance rather than an unfortunate last minute mistake.” Westley to the Peterborough Telegraph.

“He made one save in the first half that was ‘Banks-like’. It was a shame that our man-of-the-match made a slip at the end.”

Chris Forrester was sent off within 20 seconds of his first booking, reducing Peterborough to ten men after 43 minutes. While George Williams netted the winner for the hosts in added time.

“Ben’s concentration had been broken by his caution for time-wasting, but then we had to put up with lots of difficult decisions this evening.” Westley added.

Peterborough have kept one clean sheet so far this month, and four in 2016, in all competitions. However, it wouldn’t be surprising to seen Alnwick nominated for a Player of the Season award this summer.


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