Emile Sinclair's late equaliser denied struggling Coventry a priceless win as Peterborough came from behind.

Sinclair had opened the scoring for Peterborough from 25 yards before Cody McDonald's header levelled.

Gary McSheffrey then put the home side ahead from the penalty spot after Lee Tomlin fouled Jordan Clarke.

But Sinclair rescued a point for Posh, who are nine points above the bottom three, when he poked home his 14th goal of the season.

Coventry's last five games

09 April: Bristol City (a)

14 April: Burnley (a)

17 April: Millwall (h)

21 April: Doncaster (h)

28 April: Southampton (a)

Coventry, who appeared doomed not long ago, briefly climbed out of the relegation zone with the point - although Bristol City's win over Nottingham Forest later in the day plunged them back into the bottom three.

They are now unbeaten in seven although manager Andy Thorn will feel they should have secured a third straight victory despite falling behind.

Sinclair gave Peterborough the perfect start with an exquisite finish from outside the box.

But Coventry were back on level terms when Oliver Norwood's cross-field pass was brought down by Clarke at the far post and he lofted an inviting cross for McDonald to head past Paul Jones.

Coventry were ahead at the interval after Tomlin upended the impressive Clarke in the 45th minute, McSheffrey sending Jones the wrong way from the spot.

But Peterborough secured a point with 14 minutes remaining, Sinclair converting skipper Grant McCann's corner from close range.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Coventry

  • 01 Murphy
  • 02 Keogh
  • 03 Hussey Booked
  • 15 Cranie
  • 26 Clarke
  • 04 Clingan
  • 16 Norwood
  • 34 Bigirimana (Deegan - 84' )
  • 11 McSheffrey
  • 14 McDonald
  • 18 Nimely (Platt - 73' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 13 Dunn
  • 31 Christie
  • 37 Willis
  • 12 Deegan
  • 22 Platt

Peterborough

  • 28 Jones
  • 05 Zakuani
  • 18 Brisley
  • 27 Alcock
  • 11 McCann
  • 14 Rowe
  • 23 Frecklington (Little - 56' )
  • 08 Tomlin (Ball - 63' )
  • 10 Boyd
  • 12 Sinclair
  • 26 Taylor

Substitutes

  • 01 Lewis
  • 02 Little
  • 17 Newell
  • 21 Kearns
  • 09 Ball
Ref: Danny McDermid
Att: 18,760

Match Stats

Shots

17 16

On target

8 9

Corners

6 8

Fouls

7 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:17 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:59

A cross is delivered by Jordan Clarke, clearance by Gabriel Zakuani.

90:00 +3:18

A cross is delivered by Mark Little, Chris Hussey gets a block in.

90:00 +2:36

Grant McCann takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:36 Booking

Booking Chris Hussey is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +2:28

Chris Hussey challenges Paul Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:00 +1:34

The ball is crossed by Sammy Clingan, Mark Little makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:22

Jordan Clarke crosses the ball, clearance by Gabriel Zakuani.

90:00 +0:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Ball on Richard Keogh. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

88:26

Craig Alcock takes a shot. Oliver Norwood gets a block in.

86:52

Mark Little concedes a free kick for a foul on Clive Platt. Direct free kick taken by Gary McSheffrey.

86:24

Free kick taken by Grant McCann.

86:24 Booking

Booking Clive Platt is shown a yellow card.

85:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gabriel Zakuani by Clive Platt.

85:19

Clive Platt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Ball. Direct free kick taken by Paul Jones.

84:51

Gary McSheffrey takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

84:31

Sammy Clingan takes a shot. Blocked by Emile Sinclair.

84:20

The ball is delivered by Chris Hussey.

83:58

Richard Keogh fouled by Emile Sinclair, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Cranie restarts play with the free kick.

82:41

Direct free kick taken by Paul Jones.

82:41 Substitution

Substitution Gary Deegan on for Gael Bigirimana.

82:41

Grant McCann fouled by Oliver Norwood, the ref awards a free kick.

82:13

The ball is swung over by Gary McSheffrey, Header from close range by Cody McDonald strikes the post.

80:12

Gary McSheffrey delivers the ball.

77:37

The ball is swung over by Gary McSheffrey, Tommy Rowe makes a clearance.

77:14

Emile Sinclair takes a shot. Richard Keogh gets a block in.

75:14

Assist by Grant McCann.

75:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Emile Sinclair - Coventry 2 - 2 Peterboro Goal scored by Emile Sinclair from close range low into the middle of the goal. Coventry 2-2 Peterborough.

74:42

Corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann,

73:58

Header by Clive Platt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

72:07 Substitution

Substitution Clive Platt replaces Alex Nimely.

71:39

Alex Nimely takes a shot. Gabriel Zakuani gets a block in.

69:55

Sammy Clingan produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

69:03

Emile Sinclair challenges Richard Keogh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

68:32

Oliver Norwood has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

68:00

Chris Hussey takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

67:36

Paul Taylor takes a shot. Martin Cranie gets a block in.

66:54

Tommy Rowe sends in a cross, clearance made by Sammy Clingan.

65:26

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann, clearance by Martin Cranie.

62:42 Substitution

Substitution David Ball joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Tomlin.

60:15

Sammy Clingan takes a corner.

59:19

Gary McSheffrey decides to take a short corner, Sammy Clingan takes a shot. Shaun Brisley gets a block in.

58:58

Alex Nimely takes a shot. Paul Jones makes a save.

57:58

The ball is crossed by Tommy Rowe.

56:28

Chris Hussey produces a cross, save by Paul Jones.

55:31 Substitution

Substitution Mark Little joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Frecklington.

55:03

Effort from deep inside the area by Emile Sinclair misses to the left of the goal.

53:54

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Grant McCann.

52:04

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line, Paul Jones makes a save.

51:40

A cross is delivered by Gary McSheffrey, Gabriel Zakuani makes a clearance.

50:41

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

47:50

Effort on goal by Paul Taylor from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

47:24

Foul by Martin Cranie on Emile Sinclair, free kick awarded. Grant McCann restarts play with the free kick.

46:28

Floated corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann from the left by-line.

46:03

The ball is sent over by Cody McDonald, blocked by Paul Taylor.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:56 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

44:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary McSheffrey - Coventry 2 - 1 Peterboro Gary McSheffrey scores a placed penalty. Coventry 2-1 Peterborough.

43:28

Jordan Clarke fouled by Lee Tomlin, the ref awards a Penalty.

40:00

Grant McCann takes a shot. Sammy Clingan gets a block in.

39:44

Craig Alcock sends in a cross, blocked by Chris Hussey.

39:05

Corner from the left by-line taken by Grant McCann, clearance made by Oliver Norwood.

38:42

George Boyd takes a shot. Blocked by Jordan Clarke.

38:19

Shot from 20 yards by Emile Sinclair. Blocked by Gael Bigirimana.

38:14

The ball is sent over by George Boyd.

37:29

Effort from the edge of the box by Paul Taylor goes wide of the right-hand upright.

37:02

The ball is swung over by Craig Alcock, Emile Sinclair takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Cranie.

36:02

Gary McSheffrey takes a inswinging corner.

33:04

Gary McSheffrey has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

31:46

Unfair challenge on Oliver Norwood by Lee Frecklington results in a free kick. Sammy Clingan shoots direct from the free kick, Grant McCann gets a block in.

29:11

The ball is delivered by Paul Taylor, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Shaun Brisley misses to the right of the target.

28:26

Alex Nimely concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant McCann. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Paul Taylor.

27:18

Gary McSheffrey produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

26:43

Foul by Lee Tomlin on Oliver Norwood, free kick awarded. Martin Cranie takes the free kick.

25:37

Assist on the goal came from Jordan Clarke.

25:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Cody McDonald - Coventry 1 - 1 Peterboro Cody McDonald scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Coventry 1-1 Peterborough.

25:35

The ball is crossed by Jordan Clarke,

22:51

The ball is swung over by Jordan Clarke.

20:22

Short corner taken by Grant McCann, Lee Tomlin produces a right-footed shot from inside the box and strikes the post.

19:52

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann, clearance by Jordan Clarke.

19:41

The ball is swung over by Lee Frecklington, Gary McSheffrey gets a block in.

19:14

Corner taken by Grant McCann played to the near post.

18:43

Paul Taylor takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

17:44

Chris Hussey has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

16:04

Lee Frecklington concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Hussey. Chris Hussey takes the direct free kick.

14:18

The offside flag is raised against George Boyd. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

12:50

Unfair challenge on George Boyd by Sammy Clingan results in a free kick. Grant McCann takes the free kick, Gary McSheffrey takes a shot.

10:23

Unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey by Grant McCann results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sammy Clingan, Paul Jones makes a save.

7:05

Oliver Norwood takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jones.

6:23

Chris Hussey delivers the ball, Paul Jones makes a save.

4:35

The assistant referee flags for offside against Emile Sinclair. Free kick taken by Richard Keogh.

4:08

Gabriel Zakuani concedes a free kick for a foul on Cody McDonald. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.

2:56

Lee Frecklington provided the assist for the goal.

2:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Emile Sinclair - Coventry 0 - 1 Peterboro Emile Sinclair grabs a goal from outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Coventry 0-1 Peterborough.

1:10

Alex Nimely fouled by Gabriel Zakuani, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Sammy Clingan.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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