Oct 12, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Vale Park
Port Vale
PeterboroughPeterborough United

Griffith (16'), Dickinson (23')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Barnett (86')
Payne (32'), Alcock (35'), Swanson (65'), Assombalonga (74')

Darren Ferguson hails "magic" Tyrone Barnett

Ferguson hails
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Darren Ferguson hails striker Tyrone Barnett as "magic" after the 27-year-old scored an 86th-minute winner in the 1-0 victory over Port Vale.

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has lauded the "bit of magic" from Tyrone Barnett that saw him score an 86th-minute winner in their 1-0 victory over Port Vale.

Both teams looked poised for a share of the spoils at Vale Park, only for the 27-year-old to steal the points in the dying minutes with a right-footed strike.

Speaking to BBC Sport, the 43-year-old coach rued the general performance of his side, but he believes that grinding out victories is the hallmark of a special team.

"It was a bit of magic from the big man, a great finish," he said. "We needed his bit of individual brilliance to win us the game, but to be honest we never really got going.

"But it's always the sign of a great team when you don't play well but still win the game, so I think it is key for us."

Posh, who kept to within a point of leaders Leyton Orient in League One, will resume their quest to reach the summit by hosting Shrewsbury Town at London Road next Saturday.

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