Blackburn Rovers boss baffled by defeat at the hands of Peterborough United

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray couldn’t work out how his side conceded two late goals to slip to a 2-1 Championship defeat at Peterborough United today (August 15).

By Alan Swann
Friday, 15th April 2022, 7:32 pm
Posh players celebrate the winning goal against Blackburn. Photo: David Lowndes.
Posh players celebrate the winning goal against Blackburn. Photo: David Lowndes.

Promotion chasing Rovers have now taken just 11 points from their last 14 matches, but they remain just two points outside the play-off places.

Rovers, who had defender Tayo Edun sent off for two cautionable offences in the first-half, took the lead in the 77th minute, but wilted late on as Sammie Szmodics and Jack Marriott struck. Mowbray claimed Posh hadn’t looked like scoring in the second-half.

Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph: “Our supporters were excellent. They travelled a long way and they deserve better than that.

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“We should have been attacking that goal second half, peppering their goal, but we had the sending half just before half time and it became more difficult.

“Then to get 1-0 up with 10 minutes to go, after they didn’t look like scoring. and it became a really frustrating day.

“We need to show more mettle, more knowhow and more nous when we are defending.

“We’ve had a lot of plaudits for our defending, but I find it hard how Peterborough managed to score twice in the last 10 minutes against us. We have to be better than that.”