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Chesterfield 1-1 Coventry City

James Maddison's late free-kick denied Danny Wilson victory in his first home game as Chesterfield boss.

The Spireites scored their first goal in over eight hours when striker Lee Novak glanced Jay O'Shea's free-kick into the top corner.

Although City dominated the second half, Chesterfield almost made it two when Sylvan Ebanks-Blake hit the bar.

Maddison earned a point for Coventry late on when his superb strike curled past Chesterfield keeper Tommy Lee.

Coventry manager Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"I think we're hugely disappointed that we didn't take three points.

"We got some reward from the game from our efforts; we have to take the point, but we're disappointed we didn't take three.

"The fans came today to show how passionate they can be, so for us as a team the least we can do is show the passion on the pitch, and thankfully we got a goal late on and can take something from the match."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 12O'Neil
  • 6EvattSubstituted forNovakat 22'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4Hird
  • 34Wood
  • 2HerdSubstituted forBanksat 80'minutes
  • 5MorsyBooked at 54mins
  • 19Donohue
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forDieseruvweat 61'minutes
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 9Ebanks-Blake

Substitutes

  • 11Novak
  • 18Harrison
  • 20Chapman
  • 21Onovwigun
  • 22Simons
  • 24Banks
  • 26Dieseruvwe

Coventry

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 18Ricketts
  • 4Vincelot
  • 17PhillipsSubstituted forTudgayat 78'minutes
  • 3Stokes
  • 7FleckBooked at 84mins
  • 26Haynes
  • 40KentSubstituted forMurphyat 65'minutes
  • 10MaddisonBooked at 54mins
  • 11O'Brien
  • 32FortunéSubstituted forArmstrongat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 8Lameiras
  • 9Armstrong
  • 19Bigirimana
  • 20Tudgay
  • 25Murphy
  • 30Kelly-Evans
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
9,057

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home6
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Coventry City 1.

Foul by Lee Novak (Chesterfield).

Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 1, Coventry City 1. James Maddison (Coventry City) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

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

Booking

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

Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

Hand ball by Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Chesterfield).

Foul by Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Chesterfield).

Romain Vincelot (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Dion Donohue (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jacob Murphy (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Oliver Banks replaces Chris Herd because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Marcus Tudgay replaces Aaron Phillips.

Chris Herd (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Armstrong (Coventry City).

Delay in match Chris Herd (Chesterfield) because of an injury.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Sam Hird.

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Chesterfield) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt blocked. Adam Armstrong (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield).

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

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Chris Stokes.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jacob Murphy replaces Ryan Kent.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Adam Armstrong replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

Foul by Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Chesterfield).

Sam Ricketts (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Aaron Phillips.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Jay O'Shea.

Attempt missed. James Maddison (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (Chesterfield).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Walsall23146340192148
2Burton23153531191248
3Gillingham24145546291747
4Coventry24128441241744
5Wigan23117534211340
6Peterborough24114949361337
7Southend2310763127437
8Sheff Utd2310673731636
9Millwall2310493532334
10Bradford229762423134
11Port Vale249692827133
12Bury239683335-233
13Rochdale238782927231
14Scunthorpe2494112730-331
15Doncaster248792833-531
16Swindon2484123339-628
17Shrewsbury2475123035-526
18Blackpool2374122132-1125
19Barnsley2373133240-824
20Chesterfield2473142640-1424
21Fleetwood2365123034-423
22Oldham2231182435-1120
23Crewe2355132339-1620
24Colchester2455143358-2520
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