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Swindon Town 2-2 Coventry City

Swindon Town scored twice in the final five minutes to earn a point against high-flying Coventry City, but still remain second bottom in League One.

Coventry took the lead when home goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux misjudged an aerial ball, leaving Romain Vincelot with a simple finish at the far post.

Adam El-Abd dragged down Jacob Murphy and Marcus Tudgay prodded home the rebound after his penalty was saved.

Ben Gladwin fired home before Nicky Ajose levelled from the penalty spot.

Tony Mowbray's Sky Blues remain fourth - six points off top spot.

Coventry's run of clean sheets over

Swindon's two goals were the first conceded by City keeper Reice Charles-Cook since making his league debut on 3 October.

Except for the penalty shoot-out in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat at Yeovil, the Sky Blues had not conceded a goal in their five previous matches.

Having gone 535 minutes without conceding a goal, Charles-Cook was within a game of beating the club record held by Sky Blues legend Steve Ogrizovic, now the club's goalkeeping coach.

Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"At 2-0 up, and with less than 10 minutes to go, it should be finished. We'll have to use it as a lesson on how to see things out.

"We're all hugely disappointed. To draw the game feels like a defeat, of course, but we'll try to take the positives out of it. We'd worked really hard for 83 minutes, and I felt we'd done enough."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 27BarryBooked at 74mins
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 34El-Abd
  • 6Turnbull
  • 26Rodgers
  • 8KasimBooked at 38mins
  • 32OjamaaSubstituted forRobertat 64'minutes
  • 17Gladwin
  • 15BrophySubstituted forObikaat 64'minutes
  • 10Ajose

Substitutes

  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 4Robert
  • 7Traore
  • 19Balmy
  • 20Obika
  • 24Hylton
  • 25Belford

Coventry

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 17Phillips
  • 21Martin
  • 18Ricketts
  • 3Stokes
  • 4VincelotBooked at 54mins
  • 7FleckBooked at 84mins
  • 11O'Brien
  • 14ColeSubstituted forLameirasat 45'minutes
  • 40KentSubstituted forMurphyat 60'minutes
  • 9ArmstrongSubstituted forTudgayat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 8Lameiras
  • 12Morris
  • 20Tudgay
  • 25Murphy
  • 29Harries
  • 32Fortuné
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
8,309

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 2, Coventry City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Swindon Town 2, Coventry City 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Sam Ricketts.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Swindon Town 2, Coventry City 2. Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Penalty Swindon Town. Nicky Ajose draws a foul in the penalty area.

  6. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Aaron Martin (Coventry City) after a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Swindon Town 1, Coventry City 2. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Obika.

  8. Booking

    John Fleck (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Fabien Robert (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

  11. Post update

    Fabien Robert (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Chris Stokes (Coventry City).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

  14. Post update

    Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Anton Rodgers (Swindon Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Swindon Town 0, Coventry City 2. Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  20. Post update

    Penalty Coventry City. Jacob Murphy draws a foul in the penalty area.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham1594229151431
2Walsall1585225121329
3Burton159241513229
4Coventry1474322121025
5Wigan156632518724
6Sheff Utd157352621524
7Bury156632421324
8Southend156451516-122
9Peterborough156363024621
10Millwall146352223-121
11Rochdale155551816220
12Scunthorpe156271918120
13Chesterfield156272123-220
14Bradford145541618-220
15Colchester155552532-720
16Shrewsbury155281921-217
17Port Vale154561618-217
18Oldham1521031722-516
19Blackpool144461218-616
20Fleetwood154381923-415
21Barnsley144281621-514
22Doncaster143561120-914
23Swindon153482026-613
24Crewe152491324-1110
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