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Peterborough United 1-1 Coventry City

New boss Russell Slade was denied his first win as Coventry boss by a last-gasp leveller at Peterborough.

The struggling Sky Blues were on course for victory after skipper Jordan Willis converted a Chris McCann cross in the 19th minute.

While that effort did prove enough to snap a run of seven successive League One defeats, Michael Bostwick's dramatic equaliser denied Slade's side victory.

The hosts had been way below par in a game of very few chances. It took until the second minute of the second half for them to test Coventry keeper Lee Burge, who kept out a Lee Angol header.

Burge then saved a 25-yard rocket from Marcus Maddison before a brilliant block prevented Bostwick from slamming in the rebound.

Burge also held a late Ryan Tafazolli effort in a scramble before Bostwick headed in Maddison's cross to rescue Posh a point in the third minute of added time.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1McGee
  • 2Smith
  • 4BostwickBooked at 82mins
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 3Hughes
  • 8Forrester
  • 7Edwards
  • 18Da Silva LopesBooked at 44minsSubstituted forChettleat 66'minutes
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forMaddisonat 65'minutes
  • 21NicholsSubstituted forCoulthirstat 70'minutes
  • 9Angol

Substitutes

  • 11Maddison
  • 14Tyler
  • 16Inman
  • 17Coulthirst
  • 20White
  • 23Chettle
  • 29Binnom-Williams

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2Willis
  • 4Turnbull
  • 15PageSubstituted forKelly-Evansat 45'minutes
  • 22Sterry
  • 31Stevenson
  • 6Rose
  • 12McCann
  • 11Reid
  • 20TudgayBooked at 45minsSubstituted forSordellat 77'minutes
  • 27ThomasSubstituted forJonesat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Bigirimana
  • 8Lameiras
  • 9Agyei
  • 10Jones
  • 17Sordell
  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 30Kelly-Evans
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
5,866

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Coventry City 1.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1, Coventry City 1. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcus Maddison with a cross.

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ben Stevenson.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

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

Attempt saved. Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Dion Kelly-Evans.

Attempt blocked. Chris McCann (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Dion Kelly-Evans.

Booking

Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

Kyel Reid (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marvin Sordell (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Marvin Sordell replaces Marcus Tudgay.

Attempt missed. Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Andy Rose.

Lee Angol (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dion Kelly-Evans (Coventry City).

Attempt saved. Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Dion Kelly-Evans.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jamie Sterry.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Shaquile Coulthirst replaces Tom Nichols.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Callum Chettle replaces Leonardo Da Silva Lopes.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Marcus Maddison replaces Paul Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jodi Jones replaces George Thomas.

Attempt missed. Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jordan Turnbull.

Attempt blocked. Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Chris McCann (Coventry City).

Michael Smith (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Sterry (Coventry City).

Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United).

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

goal

As It Stood

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2Bolton24154532151749
3Scunthorpe24146447222548
4Rochdale2413383830842
5Bradford2491232920939
6Southend2410863529638
7Peterborough23107637251237
8Fleetwood2410773528737
9Millwall2411493937237
10Bristol Rovers2410683940-136
11Wimbledon248883430432
12Charlton2471162925432
13Oxford Utd248792828031
14Walsall2471072631-531
15Northampton2486103434030
16Gillingham2486103239-730
17Port Vale2486102737-1030
18MK Dons2476112934-527
19Swindon2466122438-1424
20Bury2464143346-1322
21Shrewsbury2456132438-1421
22Chesterfield2463152743-1621
23Coventry2448122135-1420
24Oldham2339111227-1518
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