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Coventry City 2-2 Bolton Wanderers

Max Clayton salvaged a stoppage-time point as Bolton twice came from behind to draw with Coventry at the Ricoh Arena.

New signing Stuart Beavon looked to have secured Coventry a valuable three points when he fired home in the 69th minute to put the hosts 2-1 ahead.

The diminutive striker - signed from Burton 24 hours before the game - fired home a low shot after a superb run from Ryan Haynes, who ghosted past three defenders before putting Beavon in inside the visitors' area.

But Clayton's late leveller saw Bolton snatch a point to remain in second spot in League One.

Beavon was also involved in Coventry's opening goal in the 37th minute, the experienced forward showing dogged determination to rob defender Mark Beevers of possession and help set up Marcus Tudgay for his 100th career goal.

It was a rare moment of quality in a desperately poor first half but Bolton were far more on their game after the half-time break.

David Wheater headed wide for the visitors on the hour but, five minutes later, they were back in the game when Haynes pulled over striker Gary Madine, allowing substitute Zach Clough to convert from the penalty spot.

Beavon's goal two minutes later appeared to have won it for his new side but Clayton showed a cool head to convert from inside the area right at the end.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 22Sterry
  • 7Clarke
  • 4Turnbull
  • 24HaynesBooked at 66mins
  • 27Thomas
  • 6Rose
  • 12Reilly
  • 11ReidSubstituted forBigirimanaat 81'minutes
  • 16BeavonSubstituted forLameirasat 77'minutes
  • 20Tudgay

Substitutes

  • 5Bigirimana
  • 8Lameiras
  • 10Jones
  • 13Gadzhev
  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 30Kelly-Evans
  • 31Stevenson

Bolton

  • 13Alnwick
  • 15DerikSubstituted forProctorat 82'minutes
  • 31Wheater
  • 5Beevers
  • 20Taylor
  • 8Spearing
  • 17TrotterSubstituted forCloughat 59'minutes
  • 24HenrySubstituted forClaytonat 59'minutes
  • 6Vela
  • 22Ameobi
  • 14Madine

Substitutes

  • 3Moxey
  • 7Taylor
  • 9Proctor
  • 10Clough
  • 19Clayton
  • 32Thorpe
  • 39Turner
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
8,397

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 2, Bolton Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 2, Bolton Wanderers 2.

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Jamie Sterry (Coventry City).

Max Clayton (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 2, Bolton Wanderers 2. Max Clayton (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamie Proctor.

Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jamie Proctor replaces Derik.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Gael Bigirimana replaces Kyel Reid.

Attempt missed. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Ruben Lameiras replaces Stuart Beavon.

Attempt blocked. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Jamie Sterry (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Max Clayton (Bolton Wanderers).

Jordan Turnbull (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 2, Bolton Wanderers 1. Stuart Beavon (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Haynes.

Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 1, Bolton Wanderers 1. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Bolton Wanderers. Gary Madine draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Nathan Clarke (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Coventry City).

Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Max Clayton replaces James Henry.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Zach Clough replaces Liam Trotter.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jordan Turnbull.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ryan Haynes.

Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

Jamie Sterry (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Henry (Bolton Wanderers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd25165446242253
2Bolton25155534171750
3Scunthorpe25147448232549
4Rochdale25143840301045
5Bradford251012331211042
6Fleetwood2511773628840
7Southend2510963529639
8Peterborough24108638261238
9Millwall2511594139238
10Bristol Rovers2510694044-436
11Charlton2581163326735
12Oxford Utd259792928134
13Wimbledon258983632433
14Walsall2571082633-731
15Port Vale2587102737-1031
16Northampton2586113536-130
17Gillingham2586113240-830
18MK Dons2577112934-528
19Swindon2567122438-1425
20Bury2564153449-1522
21Chesterfield2564152743-1622
22Coventry2549122337-1421
23Shrewsbury2556142439-1521
24Oldham24310111227-1519
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