Match ends, Coventry City 2, Crawley Town 2.
Coventry City missed the chance to pick up a first win in four League One games as Crawley came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at the Ricoh Arena.
Josh McQuoid gave the hosts the lead on 14 minutes with a close-range finish before Simeon Jackson doubled the advantage with a low 27th-minute shot.
But Crawley turned the game around with two goals in four first-half minutes.
Gwion Edwards scored from outside the area before Izale McLeod was on hand to equalise from 10 yards.
The Sky Blues could have gone ahead after only a minute but John Fleck saw his effort strike the post.
The opening goal came when Jim O'Brien's free-kick was palmed out by Crawley goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown and McQuoid was on hand to capitalise at the second attempt.
Jackson's hard and low finish seemingly put the hosts out of sight but Edwards' 33rd-minute goal came out of the blue.
He picked up the ball on the edge of Coventry's box before curling his shot into the top corner.
Parity was restored when full-back Aaron Phillips opted to head a low ball in the box. That put pressure on City's defence and allowed McLeod to level.
Sky Blues manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:
"The dressing room is disappointed but with the result, not the performance. These are the games that you must win, but three minutes of madness has cost us.
"I just really feel for the players. Sometimes in football you don't get what you deserve.
"Our pressing was phenomenal at times, we played with so much energy and our transitions were quick, as our second goal proved. Our strikers are key to this domination, and they were brilliant.
"Simeon Jackson gave his best performance since coming here, and Josh McQuoid) worked so hard."
Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Surrey:
"It certainly wasn't an easy game by any stretch of the imagination. The players were determined not to let Coventry back into the game and it showed a great deal of character.
"It wasn't looking very good but I probably started with the wrong shape and we got outplayed in their end of the pitch.
"We will look back at the game and see it as a well-earned point.
"I was probably a little bit disappointed that we didn't win after the equaliser but that is being super critical."
- 18PhillipsSubstituted forClarkeat 38'minutes
- 6ThomasBooked at 70minsSubstituted forCoulibalyat 77'minutesBooked at 87mins
- 9McQuoidSubstituted forMillerat 86'minutes
- 20BawlingSubstituted forYoungat 60'minutes
- 9McLeodSubstituted forHarroldat 86'minutes
- 16KeaneBooked at 90mins
- Graham Salisbury
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Coventry City 2, Crawley Town 2.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jamie Ashdown.
Keith Keane (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.
Mohamed Coulibaly (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Keith Keane (Crawley Town).
Simeon Jackson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Keith Keane (Crawley Town).
Mohamed Coulibaly (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Mohamed Coulibaly (Coventry City).
Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Coventry City. Shaun Miller replaces Josh McQuoid.
Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces Izale McLeod.
Sebastian Hines (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).
Mohamed Coulibaly (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).
Attempt missed. Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Hand ball by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).
Attempt missed. Josh McQuoid (Coventry City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.