Leon Clarke grabbed a brace as Coventry twice came from behind to beat League One promotion hopefuls Peterborough.

Former Sky Blues striker Shaun Jeffers stabbed Posh into the lead but Clarke equalised after visiting keeper Bobby Olejnik's poor clearance fell to him.

Lee Tomlin immediately thumped Posh back in front but Clarke smashed in from a corner to level again.

He then turned provider when Franck Moussa fired Coventry ahead before Callum Wilson's late shot settled it.

Wilson's 91st-minute clincher was not without controversy, though, as it came seconds after Shaun Brisley thought he had turned in substitute Nathaniel Mendez-Laing's cross to earn Posh a point, only for the assistant referee to rule that the ball had not crossed the line.

Clarke's two goals took his tally for the season to 17 from 24 appearances in all competitions.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sky Blues manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"Leon Clarke's disappointed. He said he wanted four or five but I told him two would do.

"A great result and a great performance from us, especially in the second half. After our first goal I thought we were phenomenal.

"Anyone who's watching us right now is certainly getting their money's worth. Credit to the players. Another mammoth effort from them."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Coventry City

  • 01 Murphy
  • 02 Christie
  • 03 Adams
  • 06 Thomas
  • 04 Webster
  • 15 Seaborne
  • 08 Baker (Dagnall - 78' )
  • 07 Fleck
  • 20 Wilson (Willis - 92' )
  • 09 Clarke
  • 14 Moussa (Phillips - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Burge
  • 16 Barton
  • 17 Daniels
  • 18 Phillips
  • 19 Willis
  • 21 Dagnall
  • 31 Haynes

Peterborough United

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 31 Little
  • 03 Ntlhe (Barnett - 86' )
  • 15 Anderson (Ferdinand - 66' )
  • 06 Bostwick
  • 04 Brisley
  • 11 McCann
  • 10 Tomlin
  • 36 Jeffers (Mendez-Laing - 78' )
  • 09 Assombalonga
  • 22 Ephraim

Substitutes

  • 07 Swanson
  • 08 Payne
  • 13 Day
  • 18 Ferdinand
  • 19 Mendez-Laing
  • 20 Knight-Percival
  • 23 Barnett
Ref: Brendan Malone
Att: 4,905

Match Stats

Shots

25 17

On target

11 5

Corners

9 2

Fouls

8 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Coventry City 4, Peterborough United 2.

90:00 +4:36 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Coventry City 4, Peterborough United 2.

90:00 +3:56

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.

90:00 +2:43

Attempt blocked. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:47

Attempt missed. Chris Dagnall (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

90:00 +1:29

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Coventry City).

90:00 +1:29

Hogan Ephraim (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +1:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Willis replaces Callum Wilson.

90:00 +0:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Coventry City 4, Peterborough United 2. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the high centre of the goal.

89:28

Attempt blocked. Sean Brisley (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

88:14

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

88:14

Grant McCann (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:42

Attempt missed. Chris Dagnall (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

85:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Aaron Phillips replaces Franck Moussa.

85:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Tyrone Barnett replaces Kgosi Ntlhe.

82:50

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

82:06

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

80:19

Andy Webster (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:19

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

79:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Coventry City 3, Peterborough United 2. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leon Clarke.

78:50

Attempt blocked. Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

77:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Shaun Jeffers.

77:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Chris Dagnall replaces Carl Baker.

76:41

Attempt saved. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

75:18

John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

75:18

Foul by Mark Little (Peterborough United).

74:53

Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

74:53

Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United).

74:26

Attempt missed. John Fleck (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

73:47

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Mark Little.

73:20

Attempt saved. Andy Webster (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

72:38

Carl Baker (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

72:38

Foul by Hogan Ephraim (Peterborough United).

71:42

Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

71:16

Attempt blocked. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

70:54

Attempt blocked. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

68:58

Attempt saved. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

66:11

Attempt blocked. Carl Baker (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

65:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Kane Ferdinand replaces Jermaine Anderson.

64:00

Attempt missed. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

63:32

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

63:32

Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:58

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

60:37

Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

60:37

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

59:45

Attempt saved. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

59:01

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Mark Little.

58:24

Attempt blocked. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

57:37

Attempt saved. Blair Adams (Coventry City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

56:43

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Hogan Ephraim.

55:02

John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:02

Foul by Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United).

53:14

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

53:14

Grant McCann (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:03

Attempt blocked. Hogan Ephraim (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

51:13

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Andy Webster.

50:13

Attempt missed. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

49:39

Attempt saved. Carl Baker (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

47:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Coventry City 2, Peterborough United 2. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

47:00

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Grant McCann.

45:00

Second Half begins Coventry City 1, Peterborough United 2.

45:00 +2:38 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Coventry City 1, Peterborough United 2.

45:00 +2:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Coventry City 1, Peterborough United 2. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

45:00 +1:45

Attempt saved. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:00 +0:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Coventry City 1, Peterborough United 1. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

44:53

Attempt blocked. Hogan Ephraim (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

44:19

Attempt blocked. Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

35:08

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Sean Brisley.

34:50

Attempt blocked. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

33:25

Leon Clarke (Coventry City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

32:11

Carl Baker (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:11

Foul by Sean Brisley (Peterborough United).

31:05

Attempt blocked. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

30:13

Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:13

Foul by Shaun Jeffers (Peterborough United).

29:41

Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

29:09

Attempt saved. Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

28:22

Franck Moussa (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:22

Foul by Grant McCann (Peterborough United).

21:11

Foul by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).

21:11

Shaun Jeffers (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Coventry City 0, Peterborough United 1. Shaun Jeffers (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

19:49

Attempt saved. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

18:10

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

18:10

Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:40

Attempt blocked. John Fleck (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

15:23

Foul by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).

15:23

Mark Little (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:10

Attempt missed. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

12:45

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

8:27

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Sean Brisley.

6:05

Attempt blocked. Conor Thomas (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

3:31

Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

3:13

Attempt saved. Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

0:56

Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

0:22

Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:22

Foul by Carl Baker (Coventry City).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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