Birmingham City boss admits his side deserved nothing from Peterborough United game, but he blasted the penalty decision that went in Posh’s favour

Birmingham City manager Lee Bowyer admitted his side didn’t deserve anything from last night’s Championship fixture with Peterborough United at St Andrews.

Oliver Norburn of Peterborough United can't believe Birmingham City have just equalised. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com
Oliver Norburn of Peterborough United can't believe Birmingham City have just equalised. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com

The Blues hit back with two goals in three minutes late in the game to snatch a 2-2 draw. They then missed a glorious chance to win the match in added time.

But Bowyer didn’t let the late drama cloud his disappointment at the way his team had peformed. They are a comfortable 12 points clear of Posh who occupy the last relegation place, but have two games in hand.

“We didn’t deserve anything from that game,” Bowyer said. “And the game’s crazy isn’t it because if you look at it realistically we probably should have won it at the end. But we didn’t deserve anything.

“We started better than them, but then from our throw in, we complicate the game, they break on us and score and then we just can’t get going after that.

“First balls, first contacts, second balls, simple passing controlling, we didn’t look too good.

“If there’s one positive I can take from it it’s they kept going to the end and ground out a point.

“But you can’t start playing in the 80-85th minute and expect to win games. Once we started asking questions of their defenders then we looked dangerous.”

Bowyer was unhappy about the penalty decision given in Posh’s favour in the second-half when Marc Roberts was adjudged to have fouled Callum Morton.

“I asked the referee ‘what are you thinking?’ Marc is running alongside him and he has just edged him out and then the fella goes over and gets a foul. It’s another big decision that has gone against us and in the end it has cost us.”