LIVE: SHEFFIELD UNITED V PETERBOROUGH UNITED: Posh humbled by the excellent Blades at Bramall Lane

Peterborough United will try and arrest a poor start on the road in the Championship match at Sheffield United today (September 11, 3pm).
Jack Marriott of Peterborough United scores the equalising goal against Sheffield United. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.comJack Marriott of Peterborough United scores the equalising goal against Sheffield United. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com
Jack Marriott of Peterborough United scores the equalising goal against Sheffield United. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com

Posh have been beaten 3-0 at Luton and 1-0 at Preston in their two away games so far.

Follow the action live on the PT blog below...

LIVE BLOG: Sheffield United vs Posh

Key Events

  • 6-2 Sheffield United FT
  • Posh thumped by rampant Sheffield United side
  • Before today, Sheffield United had just one goal and two points in the league
  • Posh went in level at the break after Marriott’s first goal in a year
  • Posh conceded two goals in three minutes twice in the second half
  • Late JCH penalty was nothing more than a consolation
  • Posh slip to 23rd in the league

Sheffield United have won 11 of the 16 meetings between the sides and three of the last five. however, Posh’s two wins did come at Bramall Lane. The most recent of which being that special match in 2016 when Washington, Oztumer and Samuelson scored sensational goals in a 3-2 win.

Last 5 meetings:

Feb 11 2017- Posh 0-1 Sheff U

Sep 17 2016- Sheff U 1-0 Posh

Jan 2 2016- Sheff U 2-3 Posh (Washington, Oztumer, Samuelson)

Aug 18 2015- Posh (Coulibaly) 1-2 Sheff U

March 3 2015- Sheff U 1-2 Posh (Payne, Washington)

Fergie: Players need to ‘believe'

Some interesting comments from Jokanovic, expects a lot of “long ball" from Posh

Fergie calls for bravery and more energy today

Stephen Martin is today’s referee. He has been a regular in the Championship since 2016. The last Posh match he took charge of was in September 2015, a 2-3 loss at home to Bury.

A rare double from Gaby Zakuani put Posh 2-1 up but the 25th minute red card for Oztumer caught up with Graham Westley’s side in the end and The Shakers won 3-2.

It’s good to be back! After what is a new perk, if you like, Posh have been able to take a breather from their league campaign due to the international break and will go again today with a trip to Bramall Lane. It was a fine performance last time out that was cruelly denied a point at the death and the break has given the chance for the likes of Dembele, Taylor and Marriott to get themselves closer to full fitness.

Darragh promised a new Posh side after the break, let’s see what they’re like. Follow all the action here.