FOOTBALL - Coventry City late show seals memorable win against rivals Leicester - The Coventry Observer

FOOTBALL - Coventry City late show seals memorable win against rivals Leicester

Coventry Editorial 15th Jan, 2024 Updated: 15th Jan, 2024   0

COVENTRY City scored three late goals as the Sky Blues recorded a memorable 3-1 win against 10-man Leicester City in the M69 derby.

After Foxes midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall opened the scoring from the penalty spot, Leicester forward Abdul Fatawu saw red for a reckless challenge on Jake Bidwell in first-half injury time.

And City made the most of the man advantage on 79 minutes when Callum O’Hare drew the home side level before Milan van Ewijk completed the turnaround two minutes from time.

O’Hare sealed the points deep into injury time to hand the Sky Blues a first win against Leicester in almost 16 years on an afternoon to remember at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

The result means Coventry sit sixth in the Championship table, inside the play-off places on goal difference.

Leicester were awarded a penalty on 44 minutes when Bobby Thomas won the ball in a challenge with Dewsbury-Hall but caught the midfielder with his follow through.

And Dewsbury-Hall duly converted the resulting spot kick, sending Bradley Collins the wrong way, with a cool finish into the bottom left corner.

However, Foxes forward Fatawu saw red in first-half injury time after catching Bidwell with a reckless lunge moments before the break.

The Sky Blues equalised with 11 minutes left to play as O’Hare received Jay Dasilva’s pass before firing a low effort into the bottom right corner from 15-yards out.

And van Ewijk completed the comeback on 88 minutes when the full-back controlled a high ball before bouncing a half-volley into the ground and into the bottom left corner from the edge of the penalty area.

O’Hare secured the points in the fourth minute of injury time, volleying home from eight-yards out after Matty Godden’s initial effort looped into the air.

Coventry are next in action away at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, January 20 with kick-off at 3pm at Hillsborough.

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