FOOTBALL - Coventry City denied at the death in Huddersfield draw - The Coventry Observer

FOOTBALL - Coventry City denied at the death in Huddersfield draw

Coventry Editorial 26th Sep, 2023 Updated: 26th Sep, 2023   0

COVENTRY City are winless in their last six league matches after conceding an injury time goal to draw 1-1 at home with Huddersfield Town.

Loanee Yasin Ayari’s first goal for the Sky Blues looked to have won the game for City only for Terriers defender Michal Helik to strike four minutes into time added on at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

And the result means Coventry sit 18th in the Championship table after eight matches.

The Sky Blues took the lead on 27 minutes when Ellis Simms won the ball deep inside the Huddersfield half and crashed an effort against the crossbar with the ball rebounding off of Ayari and into the goal.

And City spurned a glorious chance to wrap up the win late on after Lee Nicholls made a superb save to keep out Bobby Thomas’s powerful effort before Haji Wright somehow turned the loose ball over from three-yards out.

The visitors equalised with virtually the last kick of the game after the Sky Blues failed to deal with substitute Sorba Thomas’s cross from the right with the ball falling to Helik who guided a shot into the top left corner from eight-yards out.

That goal rescued a point for the Terriers in their first game under new boss Darren Moore while City are winless since the second game of the season.

Coventry are next in action away at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, September 30 with kick-off at 3pm at Loftus Road.

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