Veteran striker Kevin Davies scored and was sent off as Preston were held by battling Coventry at Deepdale.

Preston dominated the first half and only a fine Joe Murphy tip over denied Joe Garner from giving them the lead.

Davies, 36, then tucked home David Buchanan's 53rd-minute cross.

He was then shown a straight red card for a high tackle on Cyrus Christie before Franck Moussa's stunning 35-yard volley in stoppage time grabbed Coventry a point.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"I don't think we played particularly well for the first hour of the game, but for the last half hour we were the dominant team and always looked capable of scoring a goal: and what a remarkable goal that was.

"I said to Franck in the dressing room that throughout his career he'll struggle to score a better goal than he did today.

"I'm so pleased for the group because it's been a mark of us this season: the amount of late goals we've scored, the desire of the team not to give up. I think that tells you a lot about what you've got in the dressing room."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Preston North End

  • 23 Rudd
  • 32 Wiseman Booked
  • 16 Buchanan Booked
  • 37 Kilkenny
  • 05 Clarke
  • 06 Wright
  • 11 Holmes (Humphrey - 75' )
  • 19 Welsh (Keane - 74' )
  • 14 Garner
  • 09 Davies Dismissed
  • 12 Gallagher Booked (King - 92' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 02 Keane
  • 07 Humphrey
  • 10 Beavon
  • 22 King
  • 27 Hume
  • 30 Brownhill

Coventry City

  • 01 Murphy Booked
  • 02 Christie
  • 03 Adams
  • 08 Baker (Slager - 82' )
  • 06 Thomas
  • 04 Webster
  • 07 Fleck
  • 15 Seaborne
  • 14 Moussa
  • 09 Clarke
  • 24 Clarke (Daniels - 54' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Slager
  • 13 Burge
  • 16 Barton
  • 17 Daniels
  • 18 Phillips
  • 19 Willis
  • 31 Haynes
Ref: Kevin Wright
Att: 10,671

Match Stats

Shots

19 6

On target

6 1

Corners

6 5

Fouls

20 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Preston North End 1, Coventry City 1.

90:00 +7:46 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Preston North End 1, Coventry City 1.

90:00 +6:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Preston North End 1, Coventry City 1. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

90:00 +5:27

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

90:00 +5:27

Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +4:55 Booking

Booking Joe Murphy (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +4:28

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +4:28

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

90:00 +2:48

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

90:00 +1:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. Jack King replaces Paul Gallagher.

90:00 +1:29 Booking

Booking David Buchanan (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +1:22

Foul by David Buchanan (Preston North End).

90:00 +1:22

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

89:53

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.

89:17

Attempt blocked. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

88:35

David Buchanan (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

88:35

Foul by Denzel Slager (Coventry City).

87:35 Dismissal

Dismissal Kevin Davies (Preston North End) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

87:31

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

87:31

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

86:10

Attempt blocked. Denzel Slager (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

85:10

Attempt missed. Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

83:13 Booking

Booking Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

83:06

Hand ball by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

82:26

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

82:26

Daniel Seaborne (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Denzel Slager replaces Carl Baker.

79:12

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

79:12

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

78:08

Foul by Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End).

78:08

Billy Daniels (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:14

Foul by Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End).

75:14

Conor Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:52

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

74:52

Daniel Seaborne (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. Chris Humphrey replaces Lee Holmes.

73:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. Keith Keane replaces John Welsh.

70:14

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the left.

68:08

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

67:17

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:17

Foul by Andy Webster (Coventry City).

64:05

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

64:05

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

62:49

David Buchanan (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:49

Foul by Franck Moussa (Coventry City).

61:05

John Welsh (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:05

Foul by Carl Baker (Coventry City).

59:52

Attempt missed. Andy Webster (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

58:59

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by David Buchanan.

55:22

Foul by Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End).

55:22

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

54:44

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.

53:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Billy Daniels replaces Jordan Clarke.

53:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Preston North End 1, Coventry City 0. Kevin Davies (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by David Buchanan with a cross.

48:29

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Bailey Wright.

47:46

Attempt missed. Kevin Davies (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

45:00

Second Half begins Preston North End 0, Coventry City 0.

45:00 +1:19 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Preston North End 0, Coventry City 0.

45:00 +0:50

Attempt missed. Lee Holmes (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

43:40

Attempt missed. Kevin Davies (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

43:00

Kevin Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

42:56

Foul by Daniel Seaborne (Coventry City).

41:36

Attempt saved. Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

40:35

Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

39:43

Kevin Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:43

Foul by Daniel Seaborne (Coventry City).

38:43

Hand ball by Franck Moussa (Coventry City).

37:46

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:46

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

37:18

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

37:18

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

36:36

Lee Holmes (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:36

Foul by Blair Adams (Coventry City).

33:52

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

33:52

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

32:14

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

31:56

Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

30:00

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Blair Adams.

27:37

Attempt missed. Kevin Davies (Preston North End) header from very close range misses to the left.

27:24

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Andy Webster.

27:09

Attempt blocked. Lee Holmes (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

25:34

Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

24:28

Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is too high.

23:11

Attempt blocked. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

22:20 Booking

Booking Scott Wiseman (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

22:00

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

21:55

Foul by Scott Wiseman (Preston North End).

19:53

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

19:53

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

19:19

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

19:19

Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

15:03

Attempt missed. Lee Holmes (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

10:55

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by David Buchanan.

10:03

Attempt missed. Lee Holmes (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

8:15

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

8:15

Foul by David Buchanan (Preston North End).

7:54

Attempt saved. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

7:21

Attempt saved. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

6:41

Foul by Carl Baker (Coventry City).

6:41

Kevin Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:41

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

5:41

Daniel Seaborne (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:56

Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

4:56

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

4:24

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Andy Webster.

3:30

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Joe Garner.

3:10

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Joe Garner.

2:54

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

2:08

Foul by David Buchanan (Preston North End).

2:08

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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