Peterborough United are a maximum of nine points from promotion to the Championship

Posh need a maximum of nine points from five matches to win promotion from League One after Sunderland’s 1-0 defeat at Blackpool today (April 17).

Saturday, 17th April 2021, 2:47 pm
Sammie Szmodics has a big smile on his face after scoring against Northampton Town on Friday night.

Second-placed Posh are eight points clear of the third-placed Wearsiders who also have five games left.

Sunderland can only reach 86 points, but fourth-placed Lincoln City, who won 1-0 at Bristol Rovers today, can get to 87 points.

Posh already have 79 points after their own 3-1 home win over Northampton last night when Sammie Szmodics scored twice. Posh have much better goal difference than Lincoln.

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It was almost a perfect day for Posh as leaders Hull City trailled 1-0 at home to Fleetwood Town at half-time, but recovered to win 2-1. Ex-Posh forward Kyle Vassell scored for Fleetwood.

Hull are three points clear of Posh having played a game more, but with a superior goal difference.

Posh host Gillingham on Tuesday (April 20) when Hull entertain Sunderland and Lincoln travel to Burton Albion.

Posh loanee Ryan Broom scored a last-gasp equaliser for Burton at home to Plymouth today.