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Coventry City 1-1 Oldham Athletic

Tony Mowbray
Tributes were made before the game to former Coventry chairman and manager Jimmy Hill.

Coventry missed the chance to close the gap on leaders Burton Albion as they were held by struggling Oldham.

After a poor first half in which Coventry lost Ben Turner following an awkward fall, Aaron Martin headed in a Joe Cole corner to give them the lead.

But Danny Philliskirk equalised with a last-minute near-post header.

There was a minute's applause before kick-off in tribute to former Coventry City chairman and manager Jimmy Hill, who died on Saturday at the age of 87.

The former Brentford and Fulham forward was appointed Coventry manager in November 1961 and led the Sky Blues to the Division Three and Division Two titles.

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"It was strange game, a bit of a roller-coaster. We had some opportunities early in the game and didn't take them.

"The turning point looked like Ben Turner's injury. Psychologically it was hard for the team, and we missed what he brings to the game.

"The manner that we dropped the points with the last kick of the game - it's difficult to take on such a day like this.

"There's a huge picture of Jimmy Hill in our dressing room. His time at this football club: he was a visionary in an era when football needed pushing on."

Oldham Athletic manager David Dunn told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Dunn on Coventry v Oldham

"It was certainly a rollercoaster, that's for sure.

"That's a good Coventry side full of confidence, so we knew what our game plan was to stop them. Defensively our organisation was very good.

"In possession, in the first half we've got to be lot better. I'm sick of saying that we only start playing when we go 1-0 down. It must be a mental or a confidence thing.

I thought the goal was coming for a while. I thought we were controlling the game and I did think we were going to nick one."

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 17Phillips
  • 21Martin
  • 15TurnerSubstituted forHaynesat 26'minutes
  • 3Stokes
  • 4Vincelot
  • 19Bigirimana
  • 40KentSubstituted forMaddisonat 70'minutes
  • 14ColeSubstituted forFortunéat 58'minutes
  • 11O'Brien
  • 9Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 8Lameiras
  • 10Maddison
  • 20Tudgay
  • 26Haynes
  • 30Kelly-Evans
  • 32Fortuné

Oldham

  • 13Cornell
  • 4DiengSubstituted forHigdonat 89'minutes
  • 5Wilson
  • 20Wilson
  • 24Eckersley
  • 6Kelly
  • 8Jones
  • 35WellensSubstituted forYeatesat 76'minutes
  • 15Winchester
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 14CassidySubstituted forPoleonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Coleman
  • 3Mills
  • 9Poleon
  • 22Yeates
  • 23Vassell
  • 32Fulton
  • 34Higdon
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
15,419

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, Oldham Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Oldham Athletic 1.

Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 1, Oldham Athletic 1. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Jones with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Reice Charles-Cook.

Attempt saved. Michael Higdon (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Michael Higdon replaces Timothee Dieng.

James Maddison (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City).

Timothee Dieng (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Mark Yeates (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Coventry City).

Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

James Maddison (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic).

Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Mark Yeates replaces Richard Wellens.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Dominic Poleon replaces Jake Cassidy.

Foul by Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City).

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Haynes (Coventry City).

Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Haynes.

Attempt blocked. Jake Cassidy (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. James Maddison replaces Ryan Kent.

Attempt missed. Romain Vincelot (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Reice Charles-Cook.

Attempt saved. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Chris Stokes (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a corner.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Timothee Dieng.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces Joe Cole.

Attempt missed. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Joe Cole (Coventry City).

Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Reice Charles-Cook.

Attempt saved. Jake Cassidy (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Chris Stokes (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton22143530191145
2Gillingham22125542281441
3Coventry22117439231640
4Walsall20116335191639
5Wigan22107531201137
6Peterborough22104847341334
7Southend219752923634
8Bradford219752320334
9Sheff Utd229673430433
10Bury229673334-133
11Millwall219483131031
12Port Vale218672724330
13Rochdale228682826230
14Swindon2284103235-328
15Doncaster227782631-528
16Scunthorpe2283112529-427
17Blackpool2274111928-925
18Chesterfield2272132537-1223
19Fleetwood2164112830-222
20Shrewsbury2264122733-622
21Barnsley2263132838-1021
22Oldham2131172333-1020
23Crewe2255122237-1520
24Colchester2255123355-2220
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