Santos starred at the back

Posh defender Ricardo Santos in action at Barnsley. Photo: Joe Dent/
Posh defender Ricardo Santos in action at Barnsley. Photo: Joe Dent/
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Recalled centre-back Ricardo Santos was Peterborough United’s man-of-the-match in the 1-1 draw at Barnsley today (April 18), according to Peterborough Telegrap Posh writer Alan Swann.

Ben Alnwick: Escaped with a couple of very iffy moments. Eventually beaten by a close-range bundle over the line 6

Micheal Smith: As w’ve all come to expect this was a fine defensive display from a player who is finishing the season in decent form. Didn’t get forward enough from the right wing-back position though which helped Barnsley keep Posh on the back foot in the second half 6

Ricardo Santos: Excellent display. Dominant in the air, strong in the tackle and comfortable on the ball. Delivered a couple of outstanding 50-yard passes in the first-half 8

Gaby Zakuani: Captain for the day and led by example with a powerful committed performance. The dangerous Winnall hardly received a kick thanks to Zakuani and his partner 7

Alan Sheehan: Played as the left-sided central defender and performed well. Not too many signs of his renowned quality on the ball though 7

Kgosi Ntlhe: Two soft-ish cautions led to a late red card, his second of the season. He played okay generally and neither caution could be described as rash 6

Harry Beautyman: A workmanlike display in the centre of the field. Played with good defensive discipline, but the attacking shackles appeared to be on which is a shame 6

Michael Bostwick: Played a little deeper in midfield than in previous games and defended the edge of the Posh penalty area very well 7

Marcus Maddison: He’s trying hard, but he is not impacting games like he did in his first few months at the club. Excellent work to create the second of Anderson’s scoring chances 6

Harry Anderson: Played up front and did a solid job apart from missing two chances that would have sealed victory. The sceond-half miss was a bad one, the first-half miss was a good save by the keeper 6

Conor Washington: Took his goal well, but the chance arrived thanks to an appalling defensive error. Not seen seen with a scoring chance again, partly because he often prefers to turn back rather than head for goal 6


Jonathan Edwards: (for Washington, 90 + 4 mins).

Erhun Oztumer: (for Maddison, 73 mins).

Dion-Curtis Henry: (not used).

Christian Burgess: (not used).

Shaun Brisley: (not used).

Joe Newell: (not used).

David Norris: (not used).