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Preston North End 1-1 Coventry City

Preston striker Kevin Davies

Veteran striker Kevin Davies scored and was sent off as Preston were held by battling Coventry at Deepdale.

Preston dominated the first half and only a fine Joe Murphy tip over denied Joe Garner from giving them the lead.

Davies, 36, then tucked home David Buchanan's 53rd-minute cross.

He was then shown a straight red card for a high tackle on Cyrus Christie before Franck Moussa's stunning 35-yard volley in stoppage time grabbed Coventry a point.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"I don't think we played particularly well for the first hour of the game, but for the last half hour we were the dominant team and always looked capable of scoring a goal: and what a remarkable goal that was.

"I said to Franck in the dressing room that throughout his career he'll struggle to score a better goal than he did today.

"I'm so pleased for the group because it's been a mark of us this season: the amount of late goals we've scored, the desire of the team not to give up. I think that tells you a lot about what you've got in the dressing room."

Line-ups

Preston

  • 23Rudd
  • 32WisemanBooked at 23mins
  • 16BuchananBooked at 90mins
  • 37Kilkenny
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Wright
  • 11HolmesSubstituted forHumphreyat 75'minutes
  • 19WelshSubstituted forKeaneat 74'minutes
  • 14Garner
  • 9DaviesBooked at 88mins
  • 12GallagherBooked at 84minsSubstituted forKingat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Stuckmann
  • 2Keane
  • 7Humphrey
  • 10Beavon
  • 22King
  • 27Hume
  • 30Brownhill

Coventry

  • 1MurphyBooked at 90mins
  • 2Christie
  • 3Adams
  • 8BakerSubstituted forSlagerat 82'minutes
  • 6Thomas
  • 4Webster
  • 7Fleck
  • 15Seaborne
  • 14Moussa
  • 9Clarke
  • 24ClarkeSubstituted forDanielsat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Slager
  • 13Burge
  • 16Barton
  • 17Daniels
  • 18Phillips
  • 19Willis
  • 31Haynes
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
10,671

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home19
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home20
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 1, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 1, Coventry City 1.

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 1, Coventry City 1. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Joe Murphy (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

Attempt blocked. Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Jack King replaces Paul Gallagher.

Booking

David Buchanan (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by David Buchanan (Preston North End).

Franck Moussa (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.

Attempt blocked. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

David Buchanan (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Denzel Slager (Coventry City).

Dismissal

Kevin Davies (Preston North End) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Denzel Slager (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

Daniel Seaborne (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Denzel Slager replaces Carl Baker.

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

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

Foul by Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End).

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

Foul by Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End).

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

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Chris Humphrey replaces Lee Holmes.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Keith Keane replaces John Welsh.

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Leyton Orient26176356243257
2Brentford26175445242156
3Wolves26157441192252
4Preston2613943627948
5Rotherham26128645341144
6Peterborough26133104032842
7Walsall2711973024642
8Port Vale26123113739-239
9Swindon26114114236637
10MK Dons2510694136536
11Coventry26128655451034
12Colchester2681083534134
13Bradford2671273832633
14Gillingham2795133545-1032
15Crawley247982732-530
16Notts County2783163339-627
17Oldham2676132734-727
18Carlisle2676132847-1927
19Sheff Utd2668122635-926
20Shrewsbury2768132635-926
21Tranmere2667132948-1925
22Bristol City2541293639-324
23Crewe2666142553-2824
24Stevenage2664162444-2022
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