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Coventry City 1-1 Oldham Athletic

Reda Johnson
Centre-half Reda Johnson's last-minute equaliser was his sixth goal for Coventry this season

Centre-half Reda Johnson's injury-time header rescued a point for Coventry City against Oldham in League One.

Ex-City loan striker Danny Philliskirk looked to have made a dramatic return to the Ricoh Arena by giving the Latics a 13th-minute lead from close range.

But, when the referee awarded six minutes of time added on, it inspired City's grand finale.

Striker Frank Nouble lofted a right-wing cross to the far post - and Johnson powered in a header.

On a night when four of their fellow League One strugglers also drew, Coventry moved a little closer to safety, now four points clear of trouble with three games left - although their next game is a trip to newly-promoted Bristol City.

Coventry wasted a great early chance from Nouble's far-post knockdown, when the ball came at an awkward height for Nick Proschwitz, whose looping close-range header was too weak to beat Oldham goalkeeper Joel Coleman.

And they were quickly made to pay from a classic training ground routine when Connor Brown pulled back for Philliskirk to clip home a low left-footed shot from six yards.

But, other than Coleman having to touch over Grant Ward's inswinging corner on the stroke of half time, City produced little threat of note until Johnson's late intervention, leaving them with a record of just one win in six home games under new boss Tony Mowbray.

Coventry manager Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"One more will get us over the line. That was the best performance we've put in at home since I came here.

"The fans were great for us. They sucked the ball in. There might have been only 7,000 here but they made that much noise, it made it sound like there were 27,000.

"The Oldham players complained to the ref that Frank Nouble had fouled Connor Brown in the build-up to our equaliser, but I didn't think it was a foul."

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2WillisSubstituted forOdelusiat 80'minutes
  • 22PenningtonBooked at 41mins
  • 5Johnson
  • 30Stokes
  • 8Ward
  • 7Fleck
  • 16BartonSubstituted forMaddisonat 57'minutes
  • 11O'BrienSubstituted forJacksonat 67'minutes
  • 19Nouble
  • 9Proschwitz

Substitutes

  • 6Thomas
  • 12Jackson
  • 17Odelusi
  • 18Phillips
  • 21Martin
  • 33Charles-Cook
  • 36Maddison

Oldham

  • 13Coleman
  • 2Brown
  • 18Lockwood
  • 16Wilson
  • 20Wilson
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 6KellyBooked at 85mins
  • 8JonesBooked at 88mins
  • 15WinchesterSubstituted forKusungaat 84'minutes
  • 9PoleonSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 23TurnerSubstituted forMurphyat 67'minutesBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 5Elokobi
  • 14Mellis
  • 17Wilkinson
  • 21Kusunga
  • 25Kean
  • 27Morgan-Smith
  • 39Murphy
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
7,256

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home19
Away2
Shots on Target
Home11
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, Oldham Athletic 1.

Full Time

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

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

Attempt saved. Grant Ward (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. James Maddison (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. John Fleck (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 1, Oldham Athletic 1. Reda Johnson (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Frank Nouble.

Foul by Reda Johnson (Coventry City).

Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Amari Morgan-Smith (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Oldham Athletic).

Booking

Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Foul by Sanmi Odelusi (Coventry City).

Rhys Murphy (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Genséric Kusunga replaces Carl Winchester.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Joel Coleman.

Attempt saved. James Maddison (Coventry City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Rhys Murphy (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Sanmi Odelusi (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rhys Murphy (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Jordan Willis.

Attempt blocked. Simeon Jackson (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by James Maddison (Coventry City).

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Amari Morgan-Smith replaces Dominic Poleon.

Foul by Nick Proschwitz (Coventry City).

Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Frank Nouble (Coventry City).

Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Nick Proschwitz (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rhys Murphy (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt saved. Nick Proschwitz (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. James Maddison (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City432711586365092
2Preston422313671363582
3MK Dons422310984404479
4Swindon412371170472376
5Sheff Utd4319111363501368
6Chesterfield4319101467521567
7Rochdale421861869571260
8Fleetwood431611164548-359
9Barnsley431610175659-358
10Peterborough43177194751-458
11Bradford421512155153-257
12Doncaster421512155255-357
13Gillingham431414156063-356
14Oldham431413165364-1155
15Walsall421315144242054
16Coventry431215164656-1051
17Scunthorpe421312175566-1151
18Port Vale43148215060-1050
19Crewe43139213972-3348
20Leyton Orient421211195559-447
21Notts County421114174154-1347
22Crawley431211204773-2647
23Colchester42128225172-2144
24Yeovil43910243368-3537
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