Mumba is just magic

Publication Date09 January 2022
Publication titlePeople, The
BALI MUMBA marked his Peterborough debut with a wonder FA Cup winner

the on-loan Norwich defender's super solo effort added to Sammie Szmodics' opener after former Posh favourite Paul Coutts had fired League Two Rovers level from the spot.

It was the first senior goal for the 20-year-old (above) too.

Posh boss Darren Ferguson said: "He gave us energy, got the crowd up and scored a great goal with a great finish. He won us the game."

Covid forced Bristol Rovers boss Joey Barton to miss their first match since December 11 - and it was Championship strugglers Posh's first game since December 18.

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In the 20th minute Rovers keeper James Belshaw gifted Szmodics an opener. He tried to mop up Ronnie Edwards' throughball but the forward - just onside - nipped in to poke it past him and find an empty net.

PETERBORO BRISTOL ROVERS 8 ........Shots on Target .........3 7........Shots off Target .........1 3..........Blocked Shots ...........3 4 .................Corners ................ 5 8.................. Fouls.................. ..........................9 7 .................. Offsides.................0 1 ............ Yellow Cards ............0 0 ..............Red Cards .............. 0 56........Possession %........44

But Rovers were level on the half-hour when Antony Evans unleashed a shot that was off target moments before colliding with Posh keeper Dai Cornell. Despite the hosts' protestations, referee Andy Davies pointed to the spot and Coutts sent Cornell the wrong way.

Mumba's magic moment arrived in the 63rd minute. The half-time sub intercepted Evans' loose pass, played a one-two...

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