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Coventry City 4-2 Peterborough United

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.

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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."

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Murphy
  • 2Christie
  • 3Adams
  • 6C Thomas
  • 4Webster
  • 15Seaborne
  • 8BakerSubstituted forDagnallat 78'minutes
  • 7Fleck
  • 20WilsonSubstituted forWillisat 90+2'minutes
  • 9L Clarke
  • 14MoussaSubstituted forPhillipsat 86'minutes

Substitutes

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

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31Little
  • 3NtlheSubstituted forBarnettat 86'minutes
  • 15J AndersonSubstituted forFerdinandat 66'minutes
  • 6Bostwick
  • 4Brisley
  • 11McCann
  • 10Tomlin
  • 36JeffersSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 78'minutes
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 22Ephraim

Substitutes

  • 7Swanson
  • 8Payne
  • 13Day
  • 18Ferdinand
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 23Barnett
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
4,905

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home25
Away17
Shots on Target
Home11
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 4, Peterborough United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 4, Peterborough United 2.
Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.
Attempt blocked. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Chris Dagnall (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.
Foul by Chris Dagnall (Coventry City).
Hogan Ephraim (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Willis replaces Callum Wilson.

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.
Attempt blocked. Sean Brisley (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.
Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).
Grant McCann (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Chris Dagnall (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Aaron Phillips replaces Franck Moussa.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Tyrone Barnett replaces Kgosi Ntlhe.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.
Andy Webster (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

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

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Chris Dagnall replaces Carl Baker.
Attempt saved. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Mark Little (Peterborough United).
Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United).
Attempt missed. John Fleck (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Mark Little.
Attempt saved. Andy Webster (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Carl Baker (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Hogan Ephraim (Peterborough United).
Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt blocked. Carl Baker (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Kane Ferdinand replaces Jermaine Anderson.
Attempt missed. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
goal

As It Stood

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1Leyton Orient2214532547
2Wolves2214532147
3Brentford2214441546
4Preston221183941
5Peterborough221237939
6Rotherham2210841038
7Swindon221039933
8Walsall22967433
9Port Vale221039-233
10MK Dons21948631
11Bradford22796930
12Coventry221156828
13Colchester22697-327
14Crawley22688-626
15Gillingham237412-1025
16Carlisle226610-1324
17Shrewsbury22589-323
18Oldham216510-523
19Tranmere226511-1423
20Sheff Utd225710-922
21Bristol City223109-619
22Stevenage225413-1719
23Notts County235315-1018
24Crewe224612-2718
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