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ABAX Stadium (ATT 6,214) 19th January 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Bates

Peterboro Peterborough United vs Hull City Hull City

Peterboro 1

G McCann (pen 79)

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Hull City 1

J Newell (og 33)

Peterborough scored late on to prevent Hull from reclaiming second spot in the Championship with a 1-1 draw

Last Updated: 19/01/13 5:20pm

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Grant McCann: Vital strike from the spot

Grant McCann: Vital strike from the spot

Grant McCann's late penalty prevented Hull from reclaiming second spot in the npower Championship as Peterborough hit back to salvage a 1-1 draw.

The Tigers were edged out of the automatic promotion places on Friday night by Leicester after their 1-0 home win over Middlesbrough but it looked like Steve Bruce's team would leapfrog the Foxes after Joe Newell's first-half own goal put them ahead.

However, Peterborough saved themselves from a 10th home league loss 11 minutes from time when McCann scored from the spot.

It meant Posh drew a league game at London Road for the first time since April 21.

Dwight Gayle was unable to add to the 10 goals he has scored for Peterborough since his arrival on loan from Dagenham & Redbridge at the end of November when he headed wide after eight minutes.

Jaanai Gordon-Hutton threatened with a shot from the edge of the area shortly afterwards before Robbie Brady did likewise at the other end midway through the first half.

Liam Rosenior, Nick Proschwitz and Paul McShane all had headers at goal before the half-hour mark - but Posh did not heed the warnings and fell behind in the 31st minute following another cross into their box.

Robert Koren whipped his corner in at the near post and Newell inadvertently diverted the ball past Robert Olejnik.

Gordon-Hutton and on-loan Manchester United youngster Davide Petrucci, making his home debut, went close with efforts from outside the area either side of the half-time whistle.

Stephen Quinn replied for Hull just before the hour and the enthusiastic Gordon-Hutton sent in another shot with 15 minutes remaining.

The hosts equalised after 79 minutes from the penalty spot after Tommy Rowe was brought down by Tigers defender James Chester.

The in-form Gayle wanted to take the spot-kick but McCann took the ball off him and stroked his shot past Stockdale.

Peterborough survived a late scare when substitute Tom Cairney swung in a corner and McShane's diving header had to be parried away by Olejnik.

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1 Bournemouth 39 73
2 Watford 39 72
3 Middlesbrough 39 72
4 Norwich City 39 70
5 Derby County 39 67
6 Ipswich Town 39 67
7 Brentford 39 66
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 39 65
9 Nottingham Forest 39 57
10 Blackburn Rovers 39 54
11 Charlton Athletic 39 54
12 Sheffield Wednesday 39 53
13 Leeds United 39 52
14 Cardiff City 39 51
15 Birmingham City 38 47
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 39 45
17 Bolton Wanderers 39 45
18 Huddersfield Town 39 44
19 Reading 38 44
20 Fulham 39 43
21 Rotherham United 39 40
22 Wigan Athletic 39 35
23 Millwall 39 33
24 Blackpool 39 23