Johnson baffled by defeat

Lee Johnson could not believe his Oldham side failed to end Peterborough's 100% start to the season after a 2-1 away defeat.

Last Updated: 17/08/13 at 21:13

Lee Johnson: Rues missed opportunities

Lee Johnson: Rues missed opportunities

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The Latics squandered a gift-wrapped opportunity to snatch a deserved draw when staging a rousing late fightback. They trailed by two goals entering stoppage time but substitute Charlie MacDonald nodded his first for the club from point-blank range after being picked out by a terrific Connor Brown cross to raise hopes of an unlikely point.

And that is exactly what they should have earned as defender James Tarkowski contrived to miss an open goal with the last kick of the game after a James Dayton corner had been headed towards the target by debutant Joseph Mills.

Record signing Britt Assombalonga had earlier delivered a stellar display to put Posh on course for victory, breaking the deadlock with a scorching 25-yard strike and then winning a penalty which Lee Tomlin converted.

Johnson said: "We showed again that we are not frightened of teams in this league.

"We kept going to the very end, got a good goal back and how James missed at the end I will never know.

"We probably did enough to deserve a draw and on another day could have won the game.

"Aside from conceding a couple of poor goals it was a really pleasing performance.

"There is a right way and a wrong way to lose games of football - and this was the right way."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e doesn't need a caoch. He needs a bus. A bloody big one, that he can park across the goal line. And when he gets one, he can do us a favour and let us know where we can buy one from as well.

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: No defence coach

Y

ou are wrong Per, thats the right way the play. Its everyone elses' fault that it doesnt work.

delboy
Mertesacker urges style change

A

s it's panto season coming soon, let me be the first Oh yes you do

munchie
Rodgers: No defence coach

Footer 365

Premier League: QPR boss Harry Redknapp bears no grudge against Adel Taarabt

QPR manager Harry Redknapp insists he bears no grudge against Adel Taarabt following their public spat this week.

La Liga: Barcelona's Luis Suarez adamant biting days are behind him ahead of El Clasico return against Real Madrid

Barcelona's Luis Suarez is adamant his biting days are behind him as he returns from a four-month ban against Real Madrid.

Transfer news: Van Gaal hints former Barcelona keeper Valdes could stay at Manchester United

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has refused to rule out the possibility of signing goalkeeper Victor Valdes.

Mail Box

'Goals Like That Can Make You Pregnant'

Those being sniffy about Erik Lamela's rabona are given short shrift in the afternoon mailbox, where criticism of Brendan Rodgers is smashed out of the park...

Does David De Gea Need Competition?

It would certainly be a good idea to give Victor Valdes a contract, while we have more mails on Brendan Rodgers, Arsene Wenger, the rabona and mailbox gripes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property