Darren fares better than dad as Posh win

ALEX FERGUSON may have come unstuck against the might of Barca, but his son Darren fared better as his Peterborough side struck three goals in seven minutes at Old Trafford yesterday to win the League One play-off and bounce straight back to the Championship at the first attempt.

Posh defender Tommy Rowe, striker Craig Mackail-Smith and skipper Grant McCann scored the killer goals in the 78th, 80th and 85th minutes to inflict on a stunned Huddersfield their first defeat in 28 league matches.

Victory marked a triumphant return to Peterborough for Ferguson, who was sacked by Preston in December after leaving London Road in November 2009, and he has now led Posh to a third promotion in four seasons.

HUDDERSFIELD: Bennett, Hunt, Peter Clarke, Kay, Naysmith, Roberts, Kilbane, Peltier, Arfield (Lee 81), Ward (Cadamarteri 79), Afobe (Rhodes 81).

PETERBOROUGH: Jones, Little, Bennett, Zakuani, Basey (Lee 64), Wesolowski, McCann, Rowe (Whelpdale 84), Boyd, Tomlin (Ball 90), Mackail-Smith.

Referee: S Tanner (Somerset).


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