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Coventry City 1-1 Accrington Stanley

Michael Doyle grabbed a late equaliser against Accrington to ensure Coventry extended their unbeaten league run six matches.

Offande Zanzala's handed the visitors the lead but Doyle struck in the 87th minute to claim a share of the spoils.

Jordan Clark was Accrington's main threat in a frenetic first-half, linking up well with Billy Kee before hitting the crossbar.

But it was the hosts who shaded the opening 45 minutes, with Jordan Willis and Conor Chaplin perhaps feeling they should have scored.

Willis headed just over before Connor Ripely had to be alert to tip over Chaplin's shot.

They were made to pay for these missed chances when Zanzala worked himself some space in the penalty area before firing past Lee Burge.

Luke Thomas was the home side's main outlet as they chased the game but Ripley produced a superb save to keep out the winger just past the hour-mark.

But Coventry did find an equaliser when Doyle tapped in after Ripley parried Jodi Jones' cross.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 27Thompson
  • 4Willis
  • 5Davies
  • 12Brown
  • 23Thomas
  • 16OgogoSubstituted forKellyat 69'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 10ChaplinSubstituted forJonesat 69'minutes
  • 18Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 2Grimmer
  • 6Kelly
  • 7Jones
  • 13O'Brien
  • 15Hyam
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 26Shipley

Accrington

  • 30Ripley
  • 2Johnson
  • 3Hughes
  • 4Ihiekwe
  • 24Wilmer-Anderton
  • 22Mingoia
  • 26Barlaser
  • 14Finley
  • 7Clark
  • 9ZanzalaSubstituted forConneelyat 90+4'minutes
  • 29KeeSubstituted forHallat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Maxted
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 8Brown
  • 10Hall
  • 15Sykes
  • 23Scott
  • 28Conneely
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
10,653

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Accrington Stanley 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Seamus Conneely replaces Offrande Zanzala because of an injury.

Delay in match Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 1, Accrington Stanley 1. Michael Doyle (Coventry City) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Jodi Jones (Coventry City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Junior Brown (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Connor Hall (Accrington Stanley).

Michael Doyle (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Connor Hall (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Nick Anderton.

Attempt blocked. Luke Thomas (Coventry City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jordan Willis (Coventry City) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Attempt blocked. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Coventry City).

Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Connor Hall replaces Billy Kee because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Liam Kelly replaces Abu Ogogo.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jodi Jones replaces Conor Chaplin.

Delay in match Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt blocked. Luke Thomas (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Luke Thomas (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jordan Willis (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Junior Brown (Coventry City).

Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Luke Thomas (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Luke Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt saved. Luke Thomas (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 0, Accrington Stanley 1. Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum Johnson.

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Conor Chaplin (Coventry City).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Luke Thomas.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland16105132131935
3Peterborough17103433221133
4Barnsley1694329141531
5Luton178542719829
6Accrington177732119228
7Coventry178452018228
8Charlton167452420425
9Doncaster177462524125
10Walsall167451922-325
11Fleetwood176562419523
12Southend177282122-123
13Blackpool155731715222
14Burton166372222021
15Wycombe175662324-121
16Rochdale175572231-920
17Gillingham165382628-218
18Shrewsbury174671620-418
19Scunthorpe174672637-1118
20Bristol Rovers174581414017
21Oxford Utd173682027-715
22Plymouth1734101829-1113
23Wimbledon1732121126-1511
24Bradford1731131231-1910
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