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CoventryCoventry City1OldhamOldham Athletic1

Coventry City 1-1 Oldham Athletic

Tony Mowbray
Tributes were made before the game to former Coventry chairman and manager Jimmy Hill.

Coventry missed the chance to close the gap on leaders Burton Albion as they were held by struggling Oldham.

After a poor first half in which Coventry lost Ben Turner following an awkward fall, Aaron Martin headed in a Joe Cole corner to give them the lead.

But Danny Philliskirk equalised with a last-minute near-post header.

There was a minute's applause before kick-off in tribute to former Coventry City chairman and manager Jimmy Hill, who died on Saturday at the age of 87.

The former Brentford and Fulham forward was appointed Coventry manager in November 1961 and led the Sky Blues to the Division Three and Division Two titles.

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"It was strange game, a bit of a roller-coaster. We had some opportunities early in the game and didn't take them.

"The turning point looked like Ben Turner's injury. Psychologically it was hard for the team, and we missed what he brings to the game.

"The manner that we dropped the points with the last kick of the game - it's difficult to take on such a day like this.

"There's a huge picture of Jimmy Hill in our dressing room. His time at this football club: he was a visionary in an era when football needed pushing on."

Oldham Athletic manager David Dunn told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It was certainly a rollercoaster, that's for sure.

"That's a good Coventry side full of confidence, so we knew what our game plan was to stop them. Defensively our organisation was very good.

"In possession, in the first half we've got to be lot better. I'm sick of saying that we only start playing when we go 1-0 down. It must be a mental or a confidence thing.

I thought the goal was coming for a while. I thought we were controlling the game and I did think we were going to nick one."

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 17Phillips
  • 21Martin
  • 15TurnerSubstituted forHaynesat 26'minutes
  • 3Stokes
  • 4Vincelot
  • 19Bigirimana
  • 40KentSubstituted forMaddisonat 70'minutes
  • 14ColeSubstituted forFortunéat 58'minutes
  • 11O'Brien
  • 9Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 8Lameiras
  • 10Maddison
  • 20Tudgay
  • 26Haynes
  • 30Kelly-Evans
  • 32Fortuné

Oldham

  • 13Cornell
  • 4DiengSubstituted forHigdonat 89'minutes
  • 5Wilson
  • 20Wilson
  • 24Eckersley
  • 6Kelly
  • 8Jones
  • 35WellensSubstituted forYeatesat 76'minutes
  • 15Winchester
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 14CassidySubstituted forPoleonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Coleman
  • 3Mills
  • 9Poleon
  • 22Yeates
  • 23Vassell
  • 32Fulton
  • 34Higdon
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
15,419

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Coventry City 1, Oldham Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Coventry City 1, Oldham Athletic 1. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Jones with a cross following a corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Reice Charles-Cook.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Higdon (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Michael Higdon replaces Timothee Dieng.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City).

  12. Post update

    Timothee Dieng (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Yeates (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Romain Vincelot (Coventry City).

  15. Post update

    Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    James Maddison (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic).

  18. Post update

    Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Mark Yeates replaces Richard Wellens.