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Coventry City 1-1 Peterborough United

Conor Chaplin hit an instant late equaliser as Coventry City ended their three-match losing run in all competitions by holding third-placed Peterborough United to a draw at the Ricoh Arena.

After wasting a string of earlier chances, Ivan Toney stunned City with a 90th-minute strike, keeping his cool by easing home with his left instep for a finish that would have lifted Posh up to second place in League One.

But, straight from the kick-off, Amadou Bakayoko set up Chaplin for his fourth league goal of the season.

Posh had the better of a goalless first half, forcing the better chances to break the deadlock.

Jack Grimmer's great cover tackle denied Marcus Maddison before City keeper Lee Burge made three key saves, twice denying Toney, as well as saving with his legs from Matt Godden.

Coventry looked more menacing after the break and they should have scored when Luke Thomas won the ball on the halfway line, did all the hard work by dribbling his way into the area, but failed to find the finish.

Toney should have put Posh ahead when he somehow steered his close-range header wide from Tyler Denton's cross.

But, after he did finally find the target late on, Mark Robins' Sky Blues showed great spirit - particularly after another knee injury late on for Jodi Jones - to level and lift themselves up to sixth in League One.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2Grimmer
  • 4Willis
  • 15Hyam
  • 12Brown
  • 23Thomas
  • 20Bayliss
  • 8Doyle
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forJonesat 73'minutesSubstituted forBakayokoat 80'minutes
  • 10ChaplinBooked at 43mins
  • 18Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 3Mason
  • 5Davies
  • 6Kelly
  • 7Jones
  • 16Ogogo
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 33Addai

Peterborough

  • 1Chapman
  • 2Naismith
  • 16Bennett
  • 5TafazolliBooked at 34mins
  • 23Denton
  • 21MaddisonSubstituted forDembéléat 71'minutes
  • 4WoodyardBooked at 52mins
  • 8O'Hara
  • 15Ward
  • 17Toney
  • 9GoddenSubstituted forCummingsat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Walker
  • 10Dembélé
  • 11Reed
  • 19Cooper
  • 27Bassong
  • 35Cummings
  • 40Tyler
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
11,719

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home15
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, Peterborough United 1.

Full Time

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Dominic Hyam.

Foul by Conor Chaplin (Coventry City).

Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 1, Peterborough United 1. Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Amadou Bakayoko.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 0, Peterborough United 1. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jason Cummings.

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

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Attempt blocked. Jack Grimmer (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Junior Brown (Coventry City).

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jason Cummings replaces Matt Godden.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Jodi Jones because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Mark O'Hara (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jodi Jones (Coventry City) because of an injury.

Delay in match Joe Ward (Peterborough United) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jodi Jones replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

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

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

Foul by Mark O'Hara (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Siriki Dembélé replaces Marcus Maddison.

Foul by Tom Bayliss (Coventry City).

Matt Godden (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Coventry City).

Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Tyler Denton.

Foul by Conor Chaplin (Coventry City).

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland17106133141936
3Peterborough19105435241135
4Barnsley17104331141734
5Luton1895432201232
6Coventry198562120129
7Charlton178452620628
8Blackpool177732016428
9Doncaster188462725228
10Accrington187742121028
11Walsall187561924-526
12Fleetwood186662419524
13Burton177372322124
14Southend187292224-223
15Wycombe185762425-122
16Shrewsbury185671922-321
17Scunthorpe185672838-1021
18Rochdale185582434-1020
19Gillingham1853102630-418
20Oxford Utd184682127-618
21Bristol Rovers184591516-117
22Plymouth1834111934-1513
23Wimbledon1832131228-1611
24Bradford1832131332-1911
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