Coventry's chances of Championship survival remain alive after they secured a point against a Burnley side whose play-off hopes are all but over.

Charlie Austin gave the home side the lead when he headed in a cross from Ross Wallace.

But Platt nodded in from close range from Oliver Norwood's cross to leave his side four points adrift of safety with three games to go.

Burnley's failure to win means they are eight points from the play-off zone.

Coventry's remaining games:

  • Millwall (h)
  • Doncaster (h)
  • Southampton (a)

Coventry had to play the last 15 minutes with 10 men after Cyrus Christie was injured, with the visitors having already made their three substitutions.

Wallace, who had earlier escaped punishment for a high challenge on Jordan Clarke, went close with a long range strike for Burnley but Sky Blues keeper Joe Murphy was equal to the effort.

Murphy also denied Austin late on as he helped Coventry earn a share of the spoils and leave them still in with a chance of avoiding relegation to the third tier of the English game for the first time since 1964.

The Sky Blues are four points behind Bristol City, who drew at Birmingham.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Burnley

  • 01 Grant
  • 02 Trippier
  • 04 Duff
  • 15 Edgar
  • 06 McCann
  • 07 Wallace
  • 08 Marney Booked (Bartley - 69' )
  • 11 Stanislas
  • 19 McQuoid
  • 14 Ings
  • 23 Austin

Substitutes

  • 12 Jensen
  • 03 Lafferty
  • 20 Bartley
  • 32 Howieson
  • 44 Jackson

Coventry

  • 01 Murphy Booked
  • 02 Keogh
  • 03 Hussey
  • 15 Cranie
  • 26 Clarke (Christie - 56' )
  • 04 Clingan
  • 07 Bell (Bigirimana - 56' )
  • 16 Norwood
  • 11 McSheffrey
  • 14 McDonald
  • 18 Nimely (Platt - 56' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 13 Dunn
  • 31 Christie
  • 37 Willis
  • 34 Bigirimana
  • 22 Platt
Ref: Woolmer
Att: 13,398

Match Stats

Shots

13 8

On target

7 6

Corners

6 5

Fouls

11 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:15 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +1:01

Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

90:00 +1:01 Booking

Booking The referee shows Joe Murphy a yellow card.

90:00 +0:35

Unfair challenge on Chris Hussey by Junior Stanislas results in a free kick.

89:44

Centre by Junior Stanislas, Danny Ings takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

88:30

Unfair challenge on Chris Hussey by Junior Stanislas results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

87:31

Effort from the edge of the box by Chris McCann goes wide of the left-hand post.

86:29

A cross is delivered by Josh McQuoid, Danny Ings takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Keogh. Corner taken by Junior Stanislas from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Clive Platt.

83:33

Danny Ings takes a short corner. Shot by Marvin Bartley from just outside the area goes over the net.

83:07

The ball is crossed by Kieran Trippier.

82:45

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Junior Stanislas, clearance by Sammy Clingan.

82:34

Ross Wallace takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

82:21

Junior Stanislas decides to take the corner short.

78:06

Marvin Bartley produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

76:05

Sammy Clingan fouled by Marvin Bartley, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Hussey crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Chris McCann manages to make a clearance.

74:42

Corner taken right-footed by Junior Stanislas from the right by-line, clearance made by Gael Bigirimana.

74:01

Ross Wallace fouled by Cody McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kieran Trippier.

73:17

The assistant referee flags for offside against Cody McDonald. Lee Grant takes the free kick.

69:59

The ball is crossed by Gary McSheffrey.

68:18

Ross Wallace delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Clive Platt.

68:18 Substitution

Substitution (Burnley) makes a substitution, with Marvin Bartley coming on for Dean Marney.

68:18

Cyrus Christie challenges Junior Stanislas unfairly and gives away a free kick.

66:55

The assist for the goal came from Oliver Norwood.

66:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Clive Platt - Burnley 1 - 1 Coventry Clive Platt grabs a headed goal from close in. Burnley 1-1 Coventry.

66:48

Oliver Norwood produces a cross,

64:29

The ball is delivered by Cyrus Christie.

63:04

Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.

63:04 Booking

Booking Booking for Clive Platt for unsporting behaviour.

62:53

Foul by Clive Platt on Michael Duff, free kick awarded.

61:47

The referee blows for offside. Lee Grant takes the free kick.

61:10

The ball is swung over by Richard Keogh, Michael Duff makes a clearance.

55:14 Substitution

Substitution Cyrus Christie comes on in place of Jordan Clarke.

55:14 Substitution

Substitution Alex Nimely goes off and Clive Platt comes on.

55:14 Substitution

Substitution Gael Bigirimana on for David Bell.

54:23

Effort from the edge of the box by Dean Marney goes wide of the right-hand upright.

53:43

A cross is delivered by Josh McQuoid, clearance made by Jordan Clarke.

52:17

Danny Ings handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.

51:27

Junior Stanislas produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

47:49

Cody McDonald takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Duff.

46:15

Chris McCann delivers the ball.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:31 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:34

Richard Keogh takes the direct free kick.

45:00 +1:34 Booking

Booking Booking for Dean Marney for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +1:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Bell by Dean Marney.

43:19

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Danny Ings.

43:07

Sammy Clingan delivers the ball, Danny Ings manages to make a clearance.

42:45

Corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line, clearance made by Chris McCann.

41:01

Foul by Danny Ings on Sammy Clingan, free kick awarded. Sammy Clingan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Danny Ings.

39:50

Charlie Austin takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

37:49

Alex Nimely fouled by Dean Marney, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Gary McSheffrey from the free kick.

36:11

Richard Keogh fouled by Dean Marney, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

34:56

Danny Ings takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

33:17

Josh McQuoid concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Hussey. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

33:11

The ball is crossed by Kieran Trippier, Martin Cranie makes a clearance.

30:53

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.

28:52

Foul by Oliver Norwood on Dean Marney, free kick awarded. Chris McCann restarts play with the free kick.

27:45

A cross is delivered by Gary McSheffrey.

24:03

The referee blows for offside against Charlie Austin. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

22:52

Ross Wallace takes the inswinging corner, Danny Ings takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Cranie.

20:39

Richard Keogh challenges Michael Duff unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant.

20:02

Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Chris McCann.

19:01

Ross Wallace provided the assist for the goal.

19:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Charlie Austin - Burnley 1 - 0 Coventry Charlie Austin grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Burnley 1-0 Coventry.

18:46

Ross Wallace crosses the ball,

16:56

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.

14:12

Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the left by-line played to the near post, Chris McCann makes a clearance.

13:57

Alex Nimely takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant.

12:17

Gary McSheffrey fouled by Josh McQuoid, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Hussey restarts play with the free kick.

9:43

Corner taken by Sammy Clingan, Richard Keogh takes a shot. Clearance made by Kieran Trippier. Alex Nimely takes a shot. Lee Grant makes a save.

7:30

Junior Stanislas challenges Richard Keogh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

5:49

Oliver Norwood takes a shot. Lee Grant makes a comfortable save.

5:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey by Josh McQuoid. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sammy Clingan.

3:24

Sammy Clingan concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Ings. Dean Marney takes the free kick.

2:47

Dean Marney has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

1:36

Alex Nimely produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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