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Boyd goal was catalyst - Johnson

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Peterborough manager Gary Johnson admitted the first-half lifeline given to his side by George Boyd was the spark for a superb comeback as they overcame Huddersfield 4-2 at London Road.

Jordan Rhodes and Graham Carey seemingly put the Terriers in control before a goal in first-half injury-time from Boyd offered them hope. A brace from Aaron Mclean and a Craig Mackail-Smith strike after the break completed a stunning comeback by Posh.

"We produced a fantastic second-half performance to come from behind and pick up a terrific win, but the catalyst was our goal at the very end of the first half," said Johnson.

"Despite getting one back just before the break I still let rip at the lads and had them ranting and raving back.

"I knew the next goal would be crucial. If we got it, I felt it would deflate Huddersfield and we would go on to win, but 3-1 to them and it might have been too big a mountain to climb.

"We needed to keep hold of the ball for longer and start to dictate the game. As soon as we managed to do that, we started to break Huddersfield down.

"To score four against a side that hadn't conceded before the game is no mean feat. It is clear that when we have our heads on 100%, we will do very well at this level.

"We were beaten 5-1 at Bournemouth in our previous game, and when we fell a couple behind again the fans could have started to get on at us.

"But they stayed behind the boys and saw what we are all about. We could have won it 12-8 in the end there were that many chances."

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