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CoventryCoventry City1AccringtonAccrington Stanley1

Coventry City 1-1 Accrington Stanley

Michael Doyle grabbed a late equaliser against Accrington to ensure Coventry extended their unbeaten league run six matches.

Offande Zanzala's handed the visitors the lead but Doyle struck in the 87th minute to claim a share of the spoils.

Jordan Clark was Accrington's main threat in a frenetic first-half, linking up well with Billy Kee before hitting the crossbar.

But it was the hosts who shaded the opening 45 minutes, with Jordan Willis and Conor Chaplin perhaps feeling they should have scored.

Willis headed just over before Connor Ripely had to be alert to tip over Chaplin's shot.

They were made to pay for these missed chances when Zanzala worked himself some space in the penalty area before firing past Lee Burge.

Luke Thomas was the home side's main outlet as they chased the game but Ripley produced a superb save to keep out the winger just past the hour-mark.

But Coventry did find an equaliser when Doyle tapped in after Ripley parried Jodi Jones' cross.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Burge
  • 27Thompson
  • 4Willis
  • 5Davies
  • 12Brown
  • 23Thomas
  • 16OgogoSubstituted forKellyat 69'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 10ChaplinSubstituted forJonesat 69'minutes
  • 18Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 2Grimmer
  • 6Kelly
  • 7Jones
  • 13O'Brien
  • 15Hyam
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 26Shipley

Accrington

Formation 4-4-2

  • 30Ripley
  • 2Johnson
  • 3Hughes
  • 4Ihiekwe
  • 24Wilmer-Anderton
  • 22Mingoia
  • 26Barlaser
  • 14Finley
  • 7Clark
  • 9ZanzalaSubstituted forConneelyat 90+4'minutes
  • 29KeeSubstituted forHallat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Maxted
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 8Brown
  • 10Hall
  • 15Sykes
  • 23Scott
  • 28Conneely
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
10,653

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Coventry City 1, Accrington Stanley 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Accrington Stanley 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Seamus Conneely replaces Offrande Zanzala because of an injury.

  4. Post update

    Delay in match Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Coventry City 1, Accrington Stanley 1. Michael Doyle (Coventry City) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jodi Jones (Coventry City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Connor Hall (Accrington Stanley).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Connor Hall (Accrington Stanley).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Nick Anderton.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Luke Thomas (Coventry City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Willis (Coventry City) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Michael Doyle (Coventry City).

  18. Post update

    Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Connor Hall replaces Billy Kee because of an injury.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Liam Kelly replaces Abu Ogogo.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland16105132131935
3Peterborough17103433221133
4Barnsley1694329141531
5Luton178542719829
6Accrington177732119228
7Coventry178452018228
8Charlton167452420425
9Doncaster177462524125
10Walsall167451922-325
11Fleetwood176562419523
12Southend177282122-123
13Blackpool155731715222
14Burton166372222021
15Wycombe175662324-121
16Rochdale175572231-920
17Gillingham165382628-218
18Shrewsbury174671620-418
19Scunthorpe174672637-1118
20Bristol Rovers174581414017
21Oxford Utd173682027-715
22Plymouth1734101829-1113
23Wimbledon1732121126-1511
24Bradford1731131231-1910
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