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Coventry City 1-1 Ipswich Town

Ipswich missed the chance to close the gap on League One leaders Wycombe to two points after they were held to a draw at Coventry.

Will Keane's first league goal of the season was cancelled out by Maxime Biamou's second-half strike in a pulsating encounter between two promotion hopefuls.

Gwion Edwards and Alan Judge fashioned a golden opportunity 24 minutes in as they raced away with just Coventry goalkeeper Marko Marosi to beat, however Judge bundled the ball wide of the post.

Ipswich soon began to gather some momentum and they were rewarded in the 31st minute when a short corner routine allowed Luke Garbutt to dink a ball into the penalty area where Keane was lurking, and the striker placed his header into the far corner.

Keane was denied a second just minutes later when he directed a powerful header off the post.

A fired-up Coventry returned for the second half and a defence-splitting pass from Liam Kelly allowed Biamou to slot a composed finish past Will Norris.

A brawl between the teams broke out after an off-the-ball incident between Ipswich's Edwards and Coventry's Sam McCallum.

End-to-end football ensued with the crossbar denying Coventry from claiming victory after Callum O'Hare's delightful flick had looped over Norris and onto the woodwork.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Marosi
  • 23Dabo
  • 4Rose
  • 5McFadzean
  • 15HyamSubstituted forShipleyat 44'minutes
  • 31McCallum
  • 17O'Hare
  • 6Kelly
  • 25WestbrookeSubstituted forAllenat 79'minutes
  • 9BiamouSubstituted forGoddenat 90+4'minutes
  • 21Bakayoko

Substitutes

  • 8Allen
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 13Wilson
  • 24Godden
  • 26Shipley
  • 33Kastaneer
  • 35Drysdale

Ipswich

  • 12Norris
  • 2Donacien
  • 28WoolfendenBooked at 76mins
  • 5Wilson
  • 29Garbutt
  • 21Downes
  • 23Dozzell
  • 7EdwardsBooked at 59minsSubstituted forSkuseat 67'minutes
  • 11Nolan
  • 18JudgeSubstituted forJacksonat 67'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 48Keane

Substitutes

  • 1Holy
  • 8Skuse
  • 9Jackson
  • 26El Mizouni
  • 30Kenlock
  • 36Dobra
  • 38Georgiou
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
8,085

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, Ipswich Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Ipswich Town 1.

Attempt missed. Jamie Allen (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Godden with a headed pass.

Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Shipley (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Matt Godden replaces Maxime Biamou.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Flynn Downes tries a through ball, but Kayden Jackson is caught offside.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Jordan Shipley.

Booking

Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town).

Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jamie Allen (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Maxime Biamou with a headed pass.

Foul by Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town).

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Maxime Biamou (Coventry City).

Attempt saved. Kyle McFadzean (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Allen.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Michael Rose.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Allen (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Amadou Bakayoko.

Attempt blocked. Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum O'Hare.

Offside, Coventry City. Liam Kelly tries a through ball, but Maxime Biamou is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jamie Allen replaces Zain Westbrooke.

Booking

Luke Woolfenden (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Woolfenden (Ipswich Town).

Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town).

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

Attempt missed. Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Kelly with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Will Norris.

Attempt missed. Zain Westbrooke (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Amadou Bakayoko with a headed pass.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Liam Kelly.

Foul by Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town).

Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Cole Skuse replaces Gwion Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kayden Jackson replaces Alan Judge.

Attempt missed. Zain Westbrooke (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sam McCallum.

Booking

Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe19117128141440
2Ipswich18106228131536
3Peterborough1995542251732
4Blackpool198832922732
5Bristol Rovers189452724331
6Coventry1971022421331
7Oxford Utd1886437191830
8Rotherham1993730191130
9Fleetwood179263023729
10Portsmouth187742820828
11Sunderland187562420426
12Shrewsbury186751619-325
13Doncaster166642518724
14Gillingham196672221124
15Burton186662120124
16Rochdale2064102233-1122
17Lincoln City186392022-221
18Accrington194782529-419
19Wimbledon1945102330-717
20Tranmere184592233-1117
21MK Dons1942131630-1414
22Southend2013162057-376
23Bolton163581138-272
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