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Coventry City 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Coventry secured their place in League One next season with a vital point against champions Wolves.

The first half proved a tight affair with neither side able to seriously test either goalkeeper.

The breakthrough came six minutes from time when Dave Edwards slotted home Bakary Sako's cross.

Wolves thought that was enough to win it but Danny Batth put a cross into his own net after pressure from Nathan Delfouneso.

Wolves will break the division's points record if they win their final game, while the Sky Blues can enjoy their last match with thoughts of relegation behind them.

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"I'm immensely proud of the team, immensely proud of the staff and all the players, because we've endured a lot this year and it's been an extremely demanding season for everybody.

"To get over the line considering we've had the 10-point deduction and all the other things to take into consideration I think it's been a wonderful, wonderful effort.

"I can go and have a couple of beers tonight and enjoy it. Celebrating that we've not been relegated should not be a big deal at this club, but it has to be this season after all we've endured. I just hope in the future that what we're not celebrating avoiding the drop, but what Wolves have been celebrating the past few weeks."

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Murphy
  • 2ChristieBooked at 59mins
  • 19Willis
  • 12Prutton
  • 4Webster
  • 6C Thomas
  • 26Marshall
  • 24Clarke
  • 10DelfounesoSubstituted forSeaborneat 90+2'minutes
  • 20C Wilson
  • 7Fleck

Substitutes

  • 3Adams
  • 8Baker
  • 9Eccleston
  • 13Burge
  • 15Seaborne
  • 37G Thomas
  • 40Finch

Wolves

  • 13Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 26GolbourneSubstituted forRickettsat 84'minutes
  • 14Evans
  • 5Stearman
  • 6Batth
  • 7Henry
  • 11McDonald
  • 20McAlindenSubstituted forDickoat 59'minutes
  • 4Edwards
  • 27JacobsSubstituted forSakoat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Davis
  • 10Sako
  • 18Ricketts
  • 19Price
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 31McCarey
  • 40Dicko
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
4,252

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Foul by Daniel Seaborne (Coventry City).

Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Daniel Seaborne replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

Mark Marshall (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

David Prutton (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Nathan Delfouneso (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Marshall with a cross.

Nathan Delfouneso (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Sam Ricketts replaces Scott Golbourne.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bakary Sako with a cross.

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay in match (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).

Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Prutton (Coventry City).

Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Mark Marshall (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Attempt missed. Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Andy Webster (Coventry City).

David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Mark Marshall (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Foul by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).

Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Bakary Sako replaces Michael Jacobs.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nouha Dicko replaces Liam McAlinden.

Booking

Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves453010555100
2Brentford45271082791
3Preston45231662785
4Leyton Orient452411103883
5Rotherham45231482783
6Peterborough45234181473
7Swindon4519917566
8Sheff Utd44171215163
9MK Dons4517919060
10Port Vale4518621-1460
11Walsall45141615158
12Bristol City45131814357
13Bradford45131715256
14Crawley44141317-655
15Oldham44141218-954
16Gillingham4515723-1952
17Coventry45161316-251
18Colchester45121419-950
19Notts County4515426-1349
20Crewe45121221-2748
21Tranmere45121122-2647
22Carlisle44111122-3044
23Stevenage4511925-2442
24Shrewsbury4591422-2141
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