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Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Coventry City

Substitute Aaron Phillips' late goal rescued a point for Coventry at Wolves.

The teenager, who had been on the pitch just three minutes, hit a low angled finish into the corner to claim his first goal in a Sky Blues shirt.

After a drab first 45 minutes, the home side took the lead midway through the second half as Leigh Griffiths fired under Coventry keeper Joe Murphy after a knock down from Danny Batth.

But Coventry finished stronger, to be rewarded with the 86th minute leveller.

Wolves remain in third place in League One, five points behind Peterborough and six adrift of leaders Leyton Orient, while Coventry are in 17th.

It was the first time that Wolves and Coventry had met at the third tier of English football.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sky Blues manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire:

"We gave a very mature performance. It was an incredible attitude from the group and I'm truly proud of that.

"It was an intense, proper game of football. The atmosphere in the stadium was brilliant throughout. And it would have been a travesty if we hadn't taken anything from it.

"I was hopeful that we could have got the winner at the end because we were certainly the team on the front foot.

"It was a wonderful team effort and something that our supporters were really proud of because all of our players gave their all for the shirt."

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 13Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 26Golbourne
  • 11McDonald
  • 6Batth
  • 18Ricketts
  • 7HenryBooked at 85mins
  • 19PriceSubstituted forDavisat 36'minutes
  • 9GriffithsSubstituted forSigurdarsonat 75'minutes
  • 29Doyle
  • 10Sako

Substitutes

  • 4Edwards
  • 5Stearman
  • 8Davis
  • 12Forde
  • 15Sigurdarson
  • 16Cassidy
  • 31McCarey

Coventry

  • 1Murphy
  • 19WillisSubstituted forPhillipsat 83'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 3Adams
  • 6C Thomas
  • 4Webster
  • 24ClarkeBooked at 67mins
  • 8Baker
  • 7Fleck
  • 9L Clarke
  • 20Wilson
  • 14MoussaSubstituted forMansetat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Manset
  • 13Burge
  • 16Barton
  • 18Phillips
  • 30Garner
  • 31Haynes
  • 34Rankin
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
22,939

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Coventry City 1.
David Davis (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Mathieu Manset (Coventry City).
Attempt missed. Andy Webster (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Sam Ricketts.
Foul by Björn Sigurdarson (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Aaron Phillips (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.
Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Aaron Phillips (Coventry City).
Foul by David Davis (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Mathieu Manset (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Coventry City 1. Aaron Phillips (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum Wilson.

Booking

James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by David Davis (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Aaron Phillips replaces Jordan Willis because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Mathieu Manset replaces Franck Moussa.
Hand ball by Leon Clarke (Coventry City).
Foul by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Blair Adams (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.
Attempt saved. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Björn Sigurdarson replaces Leigh Griffiths.
Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Blair Adams (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Danny Batth.
Foul by Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Leon Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Coventry City 0. Leigh Griffiths (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Batth.

Booking

Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.
Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jordan Clarke (Coventry City).
Attempt missed. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Blair Adams.
Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by John Fleck.
Attempt missed. John Fleck (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt missed. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Blair Adams.
Foul by Leigh Griffiths (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Andy Webster (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Leigh Griffiths (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the left side of the box is too high.
Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Leon Clarke.
Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Blair Adams.
Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Joe Murphy.
Attempt saved. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Coventry City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Coventry City 0.
Attempt missed. Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Leon Clarke (Coventry City).
Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).
Attempt missed. Leigh Griffiths (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Attempt blocked. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient1210202332
2Peterborough1210111631
3Wolves118211426
4Preston12642622
5Bradford126331121
6Swindon12624920
7MK Dons12543519
8Crawley11542419
9Walsall12543219
10Rotherham12543019
11Brentford12534018
12Port Vale12426-414
13Shrewsbury12264-212
14Colchester12264-612
15Carlisle11335-1012
16Crewe12336-1412
17Coventry12633611
18Oldham11326-211
19Gillingham12237-79
20Sheff Utd12228-108
21Stevenage12228-118
22Tranmere12228-158
23Notts County11218-87
24Bristol City11065-76
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