Nicky Wroe's strike earned struggling Preston North End a point against Coventry but the hosts are now without a home League One win in 10 games.

Graham Cummins put Preston ahead with a close-range effort from Jeffrey Monakana's cross.

But Leon Clarke levelled when he chested the ball down and slotted in before the break.

Chris Robertson's own goal from Carl Baker's centre saw the Sky Blues go ahead but Wroe salvaged a point.

The draw means the Coventry are four points off the play-off, but have played two games more than Sheffield United, who are in sixth.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM:

Coventry City manager Mark Robins told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire:

"I think we were wasteful, but I'm happy with the way we performed.

"I felt we'd done pretty well, and I bet that [goalkeeper] Joe Murphy's not had to do too much today. We were unlucky not to come away with what would have been a great win.

"They've got some good players, Preston, no doubt about that, so it's got to be a good point picked up towards our total.

"I'm pleased with the way we played, it's just that we could have done with another one going in the back of the net, or just with defending a little stronger."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Preston

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 05 Robertson
  • 15 Connolly
  • 26 Wright
  • 28 Davies Booked (Buchanan - 83' )
  • 08 Wroe
  • 11 Holmes
  • 13 Byrom (Procter - 71' )
  • 17 Monakana
  • 22 King
  • 09 Cummins (Garner - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 35 Taylor
  • 04 Huntington
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 18 Procter
  • 20 Beardsley
  • 14 Garner
  • 29 Beavon

Coventry

  • 01 Murphy
  • 21 Christie
  • 24 Wood
  • 25 Edjenguele
  • 39 Adams
  • 08 Baker
  • 10 Fleck (Barton - 90' )
  • 12 Jennings Booked
  • 32 Moussa Booked
  • 38 Bailey
  • 15 Clarke

Substitutes

  • 13 Dunn
  • 02 Clarke
  • 05 Cameron
  • 04 Thomas
  • 07 Bell
  • 16 Barton
  • 19 O'Donovan
Ref: Coote
Att: 8,474

Match Stats

Shots

14 17

On target

3 14

Corners

6 7

Fouls

14 17

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:47 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:50

Direct free kick taken by Lee Holmes.

90:00 +3:50 Booking

Booking Franck Moussa is cautioned.

90:00 +3:39

Unfair challenge on Andy Procter by Franck Moussa results in a free kick.

90:00 +2:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Thorsten Stuckmann by Steven Jennings. Direct free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

90:00 +0:24

Centre by James Bailey, save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

89:52

Unfair challenge on Cyrus Christie by Joe Garner results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

89:03

Direct free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

89:03 Substitution

Substitution Adam Barton is brought on as a substitute for John Fleck.

89:03

Unfair challenge on David Buchanan by Cyrus Christie results in a free kick.

88:11

Joe Garner is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

86:43

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

86:27

The ball is sent over by Cyrus Christie, blocked by David Buchanan.

84:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jeffrey Monakana by Franck Moussa. Nicky Wroe produces a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Joe Garner goes over the bar.

83:53

Cyrus Christie delivers the ball, blocked by Chris Robertson.

82:40 Substitution

Substitution David Buchanan comes on in place of Ben Davies.

82:40 Substitution

Substitution Joe Garner on for Graham Cummins.

82:15

Centre by Jack King, Richard Wood manages to make a clearance.

81:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Fleck by Paul Connolly. Direct free kick taken by William Edjenguele.

79:51

Chris Robertson challenges Franck Moussa unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Carl Baker, Chris Robertson manages to make a clearance.

78:53

James Bailey takes a shot. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

78:37

Carl Baker takes a shot. Blocked by Bailey Wright.

77:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Robertson by Franck Moussa. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the direct free kick.

77:05

Foul by Chris Robertson on Richard Wood, free kick awarded. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

76:35

Ben Davies fouled by Carl Baker, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Nicky Wroe.

75:14

Cyrus Christie challenges Graham Cummins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Wroe sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Graham Cummins misses to the right of the target.

74:19

James Bailey challenges Jack King unfairly and gives away a free kick. Bailey Wright takes the direct free kick.

73:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against Graham Cummins. Joe Murphy takes the indirect free kick.

72:36

The assistant referee signals for offside against Leon Clarke. Thorsten Stuckmann restarts play with the free kick.

72:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeffrey Monakana on Blair Adams. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

69:15 Substitution

Substitution Andy Procter comes on in place of Joel Byrom.

69:15

Lee Holmes concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Baker. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from John Fleck.

68:58

Centre by Blair Adams, Ben Davies manages to make a clearance.

68:02

Nicky Wroe takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Chris Robertson produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

67:45

Centre by Ben Davies, Cyrus Christie gets a block in.

66:01

Centre by Blair Adams.

65:32

Jeffrey Monakana produces a cross, blocked by Blair Adams.

64:53

The official flags Jack King offside. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

62:57

Lee Holmes is caught offside. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

61:59

Nicky Wroe crosses the ball in from the free kick, James Bailey makes a clearance.

61:59 Booking

Booking Steven Jennings is shown a yellow card.

61:44

Steven Jennings concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Holmes.

61:07

The ball is sent over by Cyrus Christie, Bailey Wright manages to make a clearance.

59:46

Jack King provided the assist for the goal.

59:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Nicky Wroe - Preston 2 - 2 Coventry Nicky Wroe grabs a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Preston 2-2 Coventry.

59:06

The offside flag is raised against Leon Clarke. Thorsten Stuckmann restarts play with the free kick.

57:58

The referee gives a free kick against Steven Jennings for handball. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Wroe.

56:01

Corner taken by Lee Holmes from the right by-line played to the near post, Carl Baker manages to make a clearance.

55:49

Centre by Lee Holmes, Blair Adams gets a block in.

54:59

Corner taken by Lee Holmes, Joe Murphy makes a save.

54:36

Cyrus Christie takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Robertson.

53:44

The free kick is delivered right-footed by John Fleck from right channel, Chris Robertson manages to make a clearance.

53:44 Booking

Booking Ben Davies receives a caution.

53:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cyrus Christie by Ben Davies.

52:42

The assist for the goal came from Carl Baker.

52:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Robertson - Preston 1 - 2 Coventry Chris Robertson puts the ball into his own goal. Preston 1-2 Coventry.

52:14

Carl Baker crosses the ball, blocked by Chris Robertson.

49:38

Carl Baker takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Joel Byrom.

49:27

The ball is sent over by Carl Baker, clearance made by Chris Robertson.

48:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joel Byrom by Steven Jennings. Strike on goal comes in from Nicky Wroe from the free kick.

47:43

Leon Clarke is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the indirect free kick.

46:28

John Fleck takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Robertson.

46:14

Foul by Paul Connolly on John Fleck, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James Bailey.

45:14

Corner taken by Lee Holmes played to the near post, Close range header by Chris Robertson goes over the crossbar.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:02 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

44:54

Lee Holmes delivers the ball, save by Joe Murphy.

44:18

Corner taken by Lee Holmes, William Edjenguele makes a clearance.

44:03

The ball is sent over by Jeffrey Monakana, William Edjenguele makes a clearance.

43:26

Unfair challenge on Joel Byrom by James Bailey results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

42:12

Bailey Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Clarke. Free kick crossed left-footed by John Fleck from right wing, clearance made by Joel Byrom.

40:20

Paul Connolly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Franck Moussa. William Edjenguele takes the free kick.

38:47

Lee Holmes has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

37:32

The assist for the goal came from Franck Moussa.

37:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Leon Clarke - Preston 1 - 1 Coventry Leon Clarke finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Preston 1-1 Coventry.

36:25

Unfair challenge on Paul Connolly by Leon Clarke results in a free kick. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the free kick.

35:01

Paul Connolly challenges Franck Moussa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by William Edjenguele.

33:56

The ball is delivered by Jeffrey Monakana, Richard Wood manages to make a clearance.

33:16

John Fleck takes a shot. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

31:36

James Bailey takes a shot. Save made by Thorsten Stuckmann.

31:14

The ball is crossed by Nicky Wroe.

29:04

The assist for the goal came from Jeffrey Monakana.

29:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Graham Cummins - Preston 1 - 0 Coventry Graham Cummins gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Preston 1-0 Coventry.

27:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Holmes by Richard Wood. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Nicky Wroe, clearance by Leon Clarke.

27:16

Effort from a long way out by Joel Byrom goes wide right of the target.

26:45

The referee penalises Steven Jennings for handball. Direct free kick taken by Paul Connolly.

25:58

Corner from the left by-line taken by John Fleck, Carl Baker takes a shot. Save made by Thorsten Stuckmann.

24:22

Leon Clarke takes a shot. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

23:43

Shot from just outside the box by Jack King goes over the bar.

21:30

Graham Cummins concedes a free kick for a foul on William Edjenguele. William Edjenguele takes the direct free kick.

19:59

Graham Cummins fouled by William Edjenguele, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Connolly.

18:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Fleck by Jack King. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Carl Baker, save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

18:08

John Fleck takes a shot. Bailey Wright gets a block in.

17:07

Blair Adams concedes a free kick for a foul on Graham Cummins. Direct free kick taken by Paul Connolly.

16:00

Shot from deep inside the area by James Bailey clears the crossbar.

14:50

Corner taken left-footed by John Fleck from the left by-line to the near post, Jack King manages to make a clearance.

14:27

Centre by John Fleck, Leon Clarke takes a shot. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

13:42

Carl Baker delivers the ball.

12:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Connolly by Leon Clarke. Thorsten Stuckmann restarts play with the free kick.

11:45

Corner taken by Carl Baker from the right by-line, clearance made by Ben Davies.

11:23

Carl Baker takes a shot. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

10:48

Lee Holmes takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

10:09

A cross is delivered by Cyrus Christie, Leon Clarke takes a shot. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

9:45

Chris Robertson challenges Leon Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. William Edjenguele restarts play with the free kick.

7:40

Floated corner taken right-footed by Carl Baker, Lee Holmes manages to make a clearance.

7:22

The ball is delivered by Jeffrey Monakana, Joe Murphy makes a save.

6:00

The ball is delivered by Cyrus Christie.

5:18

Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Wroe, Header from close in by Jack King hits the post.

5:01

The ball is swung over by Lee Holmes, Cyrus Christie gets a block in.

3:57

Centre by Carl Baker.

3:17

Graham Cummins produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

2:40

Corner taken left-footed by John Fleck, Chris Robertson makes a clearance.

2:24

Franck Moussa takes a shot. Chris Robertson gets a block in.

1:14

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Chris Robertson misses to the left of the goal.

0:46

Franck Moussa challenges Chris Robertson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Connolly.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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