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Walsall 2-1 Coventry City

Walsall left-back Luke Leahy scored twice in stoppage time as the Saddlers came from behind to stun West Midlands rivals Coventry 2-1 in a feisty League One derby.

Having trailed for most of the game to a Luke Thomas goal, in the first minute of time added on, Leahy headed Walsall level after beating City keeper Lee Burge to a long punt from Saddlers keeper Liam Roberts.

The winner came deep into injury time at the end of the match, when Saddlers right-back Nicky Devlin was tugged back in the area by Junior Brown and stand-in skipper Leahy rolled home the winning penalty against his home-town club.

Coventry paid the price for wasting a host of second-half chances to seal the points after Thomas's 18th-minute opener.

The Derby loan man controlled a clearance on his chest 12 yards out, letting the ball drop before rifling a fine half-volley past Roberts.

Isaiah Osbourne blazed over from 10 yards for Walsall after the break before Roberts made superb saves to thwart Jordan Shipley and Thomas, the latter from only a couple of yards out.

City substitute Jonson Clarke-Harris then drilled a one-on-one chance wide before Leahy's late double made them pay.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1Roberts
  • 27FitzwaterSubstituted forIsmailat 69'minutes
  • 34Martin
  • 5Guthrie
  • 6DevlinBooked at 45mins
  • 15Kinsella
  • 30OsbourneBooked at 45mins
  • 3Leahy
  • 29GordonSubstituted forGinnellyat 69'minutes
  • 9Cook
  • 16Ferrier

Substitutes

  • 8Morris
  • 10Ismail
  • 11Ginnelly
  • 13Dunn
  • 20Johnson
  • 28Wilson
  • 31Ronan

Coventry

  • 1BurgeBooked at 63mins
  • 17Sterling
  • 4Willis
  • 5Davies
  • 12Brown
  • 6Kelly
  • 20BaylissBooked at 43minsSubstituted forOgogoat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 26Shipley
  • 23ThomasBooked at 45mins
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 10ChaplinSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Grimmer
  • 8Doyle
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 15Hyam
  • 16Ogogo
  • 18Clarke-Harris
  • 33Addai
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
5,926

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home18
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Walsall 2, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Walsall 2, Coventry City 1.

Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Liam Roberts.

Attempt saved. Liam Kelly (Coventry City) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Abu Ogogo (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 2, Coventry City 1. Luke Leahy (Walsall) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Walsall. Nicky Devlin draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Dujon Sterling (Coventry City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Liam Kelly.

Attempt blocked. Josh Ginnelly (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 1, Coventry City 1. Luke Leahy (Walsall) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam Roberts.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Lee Burge.

Attempt saved. Nicky Devlin (Walsall) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top left corner.

Zeli Ismail (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Junior Brown (Coventry City).

Liam Kinsella (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Shipley (Coventry City).

Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a fast break.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Tom Davies.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Liam Kelly.

Foul by Andy Cook (Walsall).

Dujon Sterling (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Josh Ginnelly (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Abu Ogogo replaces Tom Bayliss because of an injury.

Foul by Morgan Ferrier (Walsall).

Dujon Sterling (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Amadou Bakayoko.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Dujon Sterling.

Attempt saved. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Dujon Sterling.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Josh Ginnelly replaces Josh Gordon.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Zeli Ismail replaces Jack Fitzwater.

Junior Brown (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Morgan Ferrier (Walsall).

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

Foul by Andy Cook (Walsall).

goal

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11Coventry218582225-329
12Accrington207762224-228
13Fleetwood217682823527
14Burton208392628-227
15Southend2182112528-326
16Gillingham2173113134-324
17Shrewsbury216692427-324
18Rochdale216692839-1124
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