League One
SwindonSwindon Town1CoventryCoventry City1
Raphael Rossi-Branco celebrates his goal
Rossi-Branco's goal was his first for Swindon - and in the Football League

Raphael Rossi-Branco's second-half header gave Swindon a share of the points against Coventry.

The Sky Blues took the lead with their first shot of the game as Josh McQuoid forced his way past Wes Foderingham and slotted into an empty net.

Goalkeeper Foderingham did well to prevent the visitors doubling their advantage after the interval when he saved from Andy Webster's header.

Rossi-Branco headed the hosts level from Nathan Byrne's centre.

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"I thought we could have won the game. We went behind to Coventry's only shot in the first half after having numerous chances ourselves.

"We always felt as though we would get back into it and we did.

"I fancied us to go on and win it but I just felt the excursions from the game on Tuesday had really taken it out of us.

"I'm really pleased with the players. I thought the effort was incredible."

Sky Blues boss Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"I thought at 1-0, in the early part of the second half, we really had real opportunities to extend the lead, but it was a wonderful game of football with two outstanding teams.

"We've had a really hard start to the season, I think we've played the best teams so far and we've only lost one of our opening games, the players deserve great credit.

"The attitude is absolutely first-class and I really have a good feeling about this group.

"Overall, a good point for us, but I'm disappointed that we didn't win the game."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 6TurnbullBooked at 67mins
  • 15Lelan
  • 29Rossi BrancoBooked at 90mins
  • 3Byrne
  • 4Luongo
  • 19Thompson
  • 8Kasim
  • 11B Smith
  • 10Williams
  • 16WaldonSubstituted forBarkerat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Reeves
  • 18Barker
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford
  • 32Marshall
  • 33Holland

Coventry

  • 23Allsop
  • 2Willis
  • 4Webster
  • 5JohnsonBooked at 61mins
  • 18Phillips
  • 6Thomas
  • 11O'Brien
  • 7Fleck
  • 26Haynes
  • 20TudgaySubstituted forJacksonat 61'minutes
  • 9McQuoidSubstituted forMillerat 61'minutesSubstituted forSwansonat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 3Pugh
  • 10Swanson
  • 12Jackson
  • 14Coulibaly
  • 15Miller
  • 27Finch
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
7,299

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home4
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Coventry City 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Andy Williams (Swindon Town).

  4. Post update

    Reda Johnson (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Booking

    Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Simeon Jackson (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Reda Johnson (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  10. Post update

    Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Andy Webster (Coventry City).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Josh Lelan.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Danny Swanson replaces Shaun Miller because of an injury.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Simeon Jackson (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Reda Johnson.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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