Izale McLeod struck a late equaliser at Coventry to earn Portsmouth their first point in eight matches.

Alex Cisak, making his debut in the Pompey goal, made several fine saves to deny the Sky Blues early on.

But his goal was eventually breached when Gary McSheffrey latched on to James Bailey's pass and slotted home.

David McGoldrick thought he had sealed it only to be flagged offside, leaving McLeod to nip in and take advantage of a defensive mix-up to steal a point.

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Sky Blues boss Mark Robins told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"I thought we were outstanding in the first half. We had the lion's share of the play and the chances. We should have taken more chances because when you're 1-0 up you always run the risk of conceding in the fashion that we did at the end.

"The run that we're on continues, and there's still plenty of work to do, but things have certainly improved over the past week or two. We've got to the stage where we've learned to pass the ball properly to each other.

"We've got to the stage where we know that we're going to score goals and we know that we're going to perform in front of our supporters. In conceding the goal we were a little bit naive. There was a communication breakdown."

Portsmouth caretaker manager Guy Whittingham told BBC Radio Solent:

"You keep putting the ball in the box, you'll get a chance sooner or later.

"And it was a great ball from Adam Webster and a great finish from Izale McLeod.

"We believed we could do it [end the losing run]. We told the lads to keep believing they could do it.

"It means everything for us that we've stopped that run of results."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Coventry

  • 01 Murphy
  • 21 Christie
  • 24 Wood
  • 25 Edjenguele Booked
  • 39 Adams
  • 08 Baker
  • 12 Jennings
  • 32 Moussa
  • 38 Bailey
  • 11 McSheffrey (Barton - 79' )
  • 31 McGoldrick

Substitutes

  • 13 Dunn
  • 02 Clarke
  • 05 Cameron
  • 10 Fleck
  • 16 Barton
  • 09 McDonald
  • 19 O'Donovan

Portsmouth

  • 01 Cisak
  • 02 Dumbuya (Webster - 67' )
  • 03 Harley Booked
  • 18 Ertl
  • 20 Michalik
  • 33 Rocha
  • 08 Howard Booked
  • 19 Russell
  • 23 Allan (Mendez-Laing - 46' )
  • 09 McLeod
  • 14 Benson (Jervis - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Eastwood
  • 06 Walker
  • 16 Gyepes
  • 22 Webster
  • 26 Mendez-Laing
  • 17 Jervis
  • 21 Harris
Ref: Salisbury
Att: 11,295

Match Stats

Shots

6 4

On target

2 3

Corners

10 7

Fouls

13 3

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:05 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:49

The assist for the goal came from Adam Webster.

90:00 +2:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Izale McLeod - Coventry 1 - 1 Portsmouth Izale McLeod fires in a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Coventry 1-1 Portsmouth.

90:00 +0:27

Jake Jervis is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

89:53

Izale McLeod is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

87:58

Unfair challenge on Jon Harley by Carl Baker results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jon Harley.

85:15

Cyrus Christie concedes a free kick for a foul on Izale McLeod. Alex Cisak takes the free kick.

84:07

The official flags Izale McLeod offside. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

83:39

Brian Howard takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

82:10

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

78:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Baker on Jon Harley. Direct free kick taken by Alex Cisak.

78:31 Substitution

Substitution Gary McSheffrey goes off and Adam Barton comes on.

77:58

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing takes a outswinging corner.

77:26

Jake Jervis takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save.

76:47

Outswinging corner taken by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing from the right by-line.

71:05

Foul by Carl Baker on Jon Harley, free kick awarded. Brian Howard takes the free kick.

69:12

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing fouled by Gary McSheffrey, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Brian Howard.

68:40

The ball is delivered by David McGoldrick.

67:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Webster by Gary McSheffrey. Free kick taken by Brian Howard.

66:04 Substitution

Substitution (Portsmouth) makes a substitution, with Adam Webster coming on for Mustapha Dumbuya.

64:38

Darel Russell takes a shot. William Edjenguele gets a block in.

63:59

Corner from right by-line taken by Brian Howard.

63:15

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Save by Alex Cisak.

61:58 Substitution

Substitution Paul Benson goes off and Jake Jervis comes on.

60:31

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

59:44 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Brian Howard for unsporting behaviour.

55:29

The offside flag is raised against Gary McSheffrey. Free kick taken by Lubomir Michalik.

54:18 Booking

Booking The referee cautions William Edjenguele for unsporting behaviour.

53:07

Corner taken by Brian Howard from the right by-line, Header from inside the area by William Edjenguele strikes the post.

52:18

Gary McSheffrey takes the outswinging corner, William Edjenguele takes a shot. Izale McLeod gets a block in.

51:35

Outswinging corner taken by Gary McSheffrey.

50:08

Franck Moussa concedes a free kick for a foul on Darel Russell. Free kick taken by Brian Howard.

48:14

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard from the right by-line.

47:40

A cross is delivered by Jon Harley.

47:15

Gary McSheffrey challenges Izale McLeod unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Darel Russell.

46:52

Unfair challenge on Brian Howard by Franck Moussa results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ricardo Rocha.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Scott Allan goes off and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing comes on.

45:00 +1:12 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

40:31

Assist by James Bailey.

40:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary McSheffrey - Coventry 1 - 0 Portsmouth Gary McSheffrey grabs a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Coventry 1-0 Portsmouth.

35:22

Franck Moussa produces a cross.

32:47 Booking

Booking Jon Harley goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

32:28

Jon Harley concedes a free kick for a foul on Cyrus Christie. Cyrus Christie takes the free kick.

27:05

Steven Jennings concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Allan. Unfair challenge on Richard Wood by Lubomir Michalik results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

26:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Allan by Steven Jennings. Mustapha Dumbuya restarts play with the free kick.

25:59

Carl Baker takes the outswinging corner, Jon Harley makes a clearance.

25:03

Cyrus Christie challenges Izale McLeod unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ricardo Rocha takes the free kick.

20:25

The ball is swung over by Cyrus Christie, Lubomir Michalik makes a clearance.

19:44

Corner from the right by-line taken by Carl Baker, Lubomir Michalik manages to make a clearance.

18:50

Floated corner taken right-footed by Carl Baker from the right by-line to the near post.

17:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ricardo Rocha on David McGoldrick. Direct free kick taken by Carl Baker.

16:58

Floated corner taken from the left by-line by Gary McSheffrey.

15:12

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey from the left by-line.

14:04

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gary McSheffrey.

12:18

Jon Harley is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

9:44

Outswinging corner taken by Gary McSheffrey, Effort on goal by Richard Wood from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

7:12

Corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard.

6:47

James Bailey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Allan. Ricardo Rocha restarts play with the free kick.

4:33

The assistant referee signals for offside against David McGoldrick. Lubomir Michalik takes the free kick.

4:18

Darel Russell delivers the ball, clearance by Richard Wood.

2:46

Cyrus Christie produces a cross, Scott Allan manages to make a clearance.

2:00

Gary McSheffrey takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Ricardo Rocha.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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