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Peterborough United's 1,000 Football League wins: Which victories rank as the best?

Chris Whelpdale's winner against Leicester City in 2009 was a memorable moment that would eventually lead to promotion. Credit: PA

Peterborough United's dramatic 3-2 win over Wigan Athletic on Saturday was their 1,000th in the Football League, and to celebrate, we've been asking Posh fans to tell us what they rank as their greatest ever victory.

Here's just some of the classic encounters that have been suggested...

  • Peterborough United 2-0 Leeds United
Posh were eventually promoted to The Championship in 2009. Credit: PA

More than 13,000 fans were in London Road to watch Peterborough take on League One giants Leeds United in October 2008, and they were treated to a game to remember as Posh swept aside their much-fancied opponents.

A Leeds side boasting the likes of Fabian Delph, Robert Snodgrass, Jonny Howson and Jermaine Beckford proved to be no match for Darren Ferguson's men.

George Boyd and Craig Mackail-Smith were on the scoresheet that day to help Posh bag an invaluable victory that would ultimately act as a springboard for promotion to The Championship later that season.

  • Peterborough United 2-0 Leicester City
Charlie Lee celebrates scoring the opener against Leicester City in 2009. Credit: PA

It's always a tasty affair when Peterborough face local rivals Leicester City, and there was added spice during their clash in March 2009 with both teams battling for the League One title.

On the day though, it was Posh who came out on top courtesy of goals from Charlie Lee and Chris Whelpdale- much to the delight of a packed-out London Road.

Leicester would eventually go up as champions, but the bragging rights belonged to Cambridgeshire.

  • Peterborough United 7-1 Ipswich Town
Lee Tomlin scored a hat-trick against Ipswich Town in 2011. Credit: PA

Lee Tomlin was the hero as Peterborough dismantled East Anglian rivals Ipswich Town in August 2011, scoring a hat-trick in an astonishing 7-1 win.

Amazingly, Ipswich actually took the lead at London Road via former MK Dons captain Keith Andrews, but the floodgates soon opened.

Braces from Tomlin and Paul Taylor made it 4-1 by half-time, before Lee Martin was sent off for Town to make their task even harder.

Current Posh manager Grant McCann then added another two after the break before Tomlin completed his treble late on.

  • Other honourable mentions
Tony Adcock was on the scoresheet against Derby County in 1993. Credit: Paul Marriott/EMPICS Sport
  • Peterborough United 1-0 Derby County (1992)
  • Derby County 2-3 Peterborough United (1993)
  • Peterborough United 6-3 Wycombe Wanderers (1996)