Both sides scored in injury time as Coventry and Preston shared the points after a thrilling eight-goal contest.

The visitors twice went ahead at Sixfields through Tom Clarke and Bailey Wright, either side of a fourth of the season by Clarke's namesake Leon.

Callum Wilson grabbed a double to give Coventry the lead, only for Joel Byrom to head in Tom Clarke's cross.

Chris Humphrey's left-foot shot seemed to have won it for Preston, but Mathieu Manset levelled again at the death.

Coventry's two 'home' matches so far this season have yielded 17 goals, four of them from Wilson, who scored his first after Franck Moussa's shot was parried by Declan Rudd and then put them 3-2 ahead with an excellent finish in front of a crowd of 2,068.

The Sky Blues are playing in Northampton for the next three years because of a row with their Ricoh Arena landlords in Coventry.

The club are now up to minus three points in the table after a 10-point deduction on the eve of the season following the news that Coventry City FC Ltd, a non-operating subsidiary of the club, is facing liquidation.

Preston are 12th with four points after starting the campaign with four successive draws.

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Sunday, 25 August 2013

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Coventry 4-4 Preston FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Clarke 25
  • Wilson 70
  • Wilson 83
  • Manset 90+5
  • Clarke 11
  • Wright 65
  • Byrom 87
  • Humphrey 90+2

Coventry

  • 01 Murphy
  • 02 Christie
  • 03 Adams
  • 04 Webster
  • 24 Clarke
  • 06 Thomas
  • 07 Fleck
  • 14 Moussa
  • 17 Daniels (Manset 67 yellow card)
  • 09 Clarke
  • 20 Wilson

Substitutes

  • 13 Burge,
  • 16 Barton,
  • 19 Willis,
  • 31 Haynes,
  • 30 Garner,
  • 32 Lobjoit,
  • 10 Manset

Preston

  • 23 Rudd
  • 04 Huntington
  • 05 Clarke
  • 06 Wright yellow card
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 02 Keane
  • 11 Holmes
  • 19 Welsh (Mousinho 62)
  • 24 Hayhurst (Humphrey 62)
  • 09 Davies
  • 14 Garner (Byrom 82)

Substitutes

  • 01 Stuckmann,
  • 03 Laird,
  • 07 Humphrey,
  • 13 Byrom,
  • 21 Mousinho,
  • 10 Beavon,
  • 27 Hume
Ref: Robert MadleyAtt: 2,068
COVENTRY
PRESTON

Possession

  • Coventry 51%
  • Preston 49%

Attempts on target

  • Coventry 5
  • Preston 7

Attempts off target

  • Coventry 8
  • Preston 4

Corners

  • Coventry 3
  • Preston 5

Fouls

  • Coventry 9
  • Preston 15
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:44 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+4:11 The assist for the goal came from Cyrus Christie.
  • 90:00+4:11 GOAL - Mathieu MansetCoventry 4 - 4 Preston Mathieu Manset slots the ball right footed into the goal. Coventry 4-4 Preston.
  • 90:00+3:49 The ball is crossed by Callum Wilson.
  • 90:00+1:51 GOAL - Chris HumphreyCoventry 3 - 4 Preston Chris Humphrey scores with a left foot finish. Coventry 3-4 Preston.
  • 90:00+1:35 Declan Rudd takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:01 Bailey Wright fouled by Callum Wilson, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 90:00+0:06 Clearance made by Bailey Wright.
  • 90:00+0:04 John Fleck produces a cross.
  • 87:43 Header at goal by Callum Wilson to the left of the net.
  • 87:37 The ball is delivered by Cyrus Christie.
  • 86:18 The assist for the goal came from Tom Clarke.
  • 86:18 GOAL - Joel ByromCoventry 3 - 3 Preston Joel Byrom scores with a header. Coventry 3-3 Preston.
  • 86:02 Tom Clarke produces a cross.
  • 84:21 John Fleck takes the free kick.
  • 83:51 Booking
  • 83:51 Bailey Wright is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 83:44 Bailey Wright challenges Mathieu Manset unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 82:42 Assist on the goal came from Leon Clarke.
  • 82:42 GOAL - Callum WilsonCoventry 3 - 2 Preston Callum Wilson scores with their right foot. Coventry 3-2 Preston.
  • 81:21 Substitution (Preston) makes a substitution, with Joel Byrom coming on for Joe Garner.
  • 80:22 Clearance by Bailey Wright.
  • 80:16 The ball is crossed by John Fleck.
  • 79:23 Andy Webster restarts play with the free kick.
  • 79:09 Unfair challenge on Leon Clarke by Bailey Wright results in a free kick.
  • 78:56 Andy Webster makes a clearance.
  • 78:53 Chris Humphrey sends in a cross.
  • 78:22 Leon Clarke takes the chance to get an effort at goal and hits the post.
  • 78:05 Free kick crossed by Lee Holmes.
  • 77:38 Booking
  • 77:38 Mathieu Manset shown a yellow card.
  • Correction - 76:59 Foul by Mathieu Manset on Chris Humphrey, free kick awarded.
  • 76:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Humphrey by Blair Adams.
  • 76:39 John Fleck restarts play with the free kick.
  • 76:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Garner on John Fleck.
  • 75:48 Free kick taken by Lee Holmes.
  • 75:14 Lee Holmes fouled by Jordan Clarke, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 72:52 Corner from the left by-line taken by Cyrus Christie.
  • 71:37 Free kick taken by Bailey Wright.
  • 71:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Clarke on Bailey Wright.
  • 70:50 John Fleck restarts play with the free kick.
  • 70:46 Foul by John Mousinho on Callum Wilson, free kick awarded.
  • 69:56 Franck Moussa provided the assist for the goal.
  • 69:35 Franck Moussa takes a shot. Parried by Declan Rudd back into danger.
  • 69:03 GOAL - Callum WilsonCoventry 2 - 2 Preston Callum Wilson slots the ball right footed into the goal. Coventry 2-2 Preston.
  • Correction - 69:03 Assist on the goal came from Franck Moussa.
  • Correction - 68:55 Franck Moussa takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Declan Rudd parries the ball but the danger is not over.
  • 68:13 Clearance by Bailey Wright.
  • 68:07 John Fleck crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 67:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Keane on Mathieu Manset.
  • 67:44 Blair Adams restarts play with the free kick.
  • 67:34 Handball by Joe Garner.
  • 66:47 Substitution Mathieu Manset replaces Billy Daniels.
  • 66:25 Header by Joe Garner goes over the bar.
  • 66:01 David Buchanan takes the free kick.
  • 65:46 Andy Webster concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Garner.
  • 64:52 GOAL - Bailey WrightCoventry 1 - 2 Preston Bailey Wright scores with their right foot. Coventry 1-2 Preston.
  • 64:31 Clearance by Andy Webster.
  • 64:01 Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Holmes.
  • 63:20 Shot by John Mousinho. Joe Murphy parries the ball away.
  • 61:56 Substitution John Welsh leaves the field to be replaced by John Mousinho.
  • 61:45 Substitution Chris Humphrey replaces Will Hayhurst.
  • 59:41 Corner taken by Billy Daniels from the left by-line.
  • 58:45 Cyrus Christie delivers the ball.
  • 58:16 Bailey Wright manages to make a clearance.
  • 58:12 Centre by Franck Moussa.
  • 56:44 Paul Huntington manages to make a clearance.
  • 56:37 The ball is sent over by Cyrus Christie.
  • 55:32 Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
  • 55:13 Kevin Davies is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
  • 52:42 Kevin Davies takes a shot. Joe Murphy safely holds on.
  • 51:56 Clearance made by Jordan Clarke.
  • 51:54 Declan Rudd takes the free kick.
  • 51:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Daniels on John Welsh.
  • 50:42 Free kick taken by Blair Adams.
  • 50:19 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Blair Adams by Kevin Davies.
  • 49:40 Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Lee Holmes. Joe Murphy catches the ball.
  • 48:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Cyrus Christie on John Welsh.
  • 47:56 Leon Clarke takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.
  • 46:25 Cyrus Christie delivers the ball.
  • 46:15 Free kick taken by Cyrus Christie.
  • 46:07 The referee blows for offside.
  • 45:37 Clearance by Andy Webster.
  • 45:33 Tom Clarke produces a cross.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:21 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 44:48 The ball is sent over by David Buchanan.
  • 43:51 Callum Wilson takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.
  • 40:52 Cyrus Christie takes the free kick.
  • 40:25 Will Hayhurst is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
  • 39:00 Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Cyrus Christie and goes over.
  • Correction - 38:25 Keith Keane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Clarke.
  • 38:25 Leon Clarke fouled by Tom Clarke, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 37:54 Cyrus Christie takes the free kick.
  • 37:26 The assistant referee flags for offside against Will Hayhurst.
  • 36:19 The ball is delivered by John Welsh.
  • 33:52 Leon Clarke takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.
  • 33:16 Clearance by Joe Garner.
  • 33:07 Corner taken by Billy Daniels from the left by-line.
  • 31:05 Clearance by Bailey Wright.
  • 30:52 Free kick taken by John Fleck.
  • 30:37 John Welsh challenges Franck Moussa unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 30:04 Free kick taken by Andy Webster.
  • 29:56 John Welsh concedes a free kick for a foul on Franck Moussa.
  • 29:08 Callum Wilson takes a shot and cleared the goal.
  • 28:41 Strike comes in from Leon Clarke and hits the bar from the free kick.
  • 28:08 Franck Moussa fouled by Keith Keane, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 27:08 Free kick taken by John Fleck.
  • 26:55 John Welsh concedes a free kick for a foul on John Fleck.
  • 26:10 Lee Holmes takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
  • 24:25 Assist by Callum Wilson.
  • 24:25 GOAL - Leon ClarkeCoventry 1 - 1 Preston Leon Clarke slots the ball right footed into the goal. Coventry 1-1 Preston.
  • 22:33 Free kick taken by Andy Webster.
  • 22:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Huntington on Cyrus Christie.
  • 21:54 Clearance made by Andy Webster.
  • 21:45 Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Holmes.
  • 18:41 Clearance by Paul Huntington.
  • 18:35 Cyrus Christie produces a cross.
  • 18:20 Andy Webster takes the free kick.
  • 18:10 Unfair challenge on Cyrus Christie by Kevin Davies results in a free kick.
  • 17:39 Lee Holmes sends in a cross.
  • 17:05 Keith Keane takes a shot.
  • 16:53 John Welsh restarts play with the free kick.
  • 16:33 John Welsh fouled by Andy Webster, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 16:12 Clearance by Andy Webster.
  • 16:01 Corner taken by Lee Holmes from the left by-line.
  • 15:30 Bailey Wright restarts play with the free kick.
  • 15:05 Unfair challenge on John Welsh by Conor Thomas results in a free kick.
  • 14:37 Andy Webster takes the free kick.
  • 14:22 Foul by Joe Garner on Andy Webster, free kick awarded.
  • 13:09 Declan Rudd restarts play with the free kick.
  • 12:50 The referee penalises Cyrus Christie for handball.
  • 12:01 The ball is sent over by Franck Moussa.
  • 10:36 GOAL - Tom ClarkeCoventry 0 - 1 Preston Tom Clarke scores with a right foot finish. Coventry 0-1 Preston.
  • Correction - 9:42 GOAL - Tom ClarkeCoventry 0 - 1 Preston Tom Clarke scores with a right foot finish. Coventry 0-1 Preston.
  • 9:40 Corner taken by Lee Holmes from the left by-line.
  • 9:14 Clearance by Conor Thomas.
  • 8:47 Corner from the taken by Lee Holmes.
  • 7:57 Joe Garner takes a shot.
  • 3:54 Andy Webster restarts play with the free kick.
  • 3:41 Unfair challenge on Andy Webster by Joe Garner results in a free kick.
  • 2:14 Free kick taken by Conor Thomas.
  • 1:59 The official flags Kevin Davies offside.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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