FOOTBALL - Godden's injury-time header snatches deserved point for Sky Blues at Huddersfield - The Coventry Observer

FOOTBALL - Godden's injury-time header snatches deserved point for Sky Blues at Huddersfield

Coventry Editorial 14th Dec, 2021   0

MATTY Godden’s 93rd minute header rescued a point for Coventry City after they squandered a host of chances in their 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town.


Godden netted his eighth goal of the season at the death after Danny Ward had opened the scoring for the home side on 18 minutes at the John Smith’s Stadium.


And the result means City remain one point outside of the Sky Bet Championship play-off places in seventh place having failed to win any of their last five matches.


The Terriers took the lead with the first meaningful attack of the game when former City man Ward finished first-time into the bottom left corner from Harry Toffolo’s cut back from the left.


Coventry should have drawn level when Callum O’Hare ran onto Todd Kane’s low ball from the right only to shoot straight at Town keeper Lee Nicholls from 10-yards out.


Huddersfield almost doubled their lead in the second period when Duane Holmes ran into the box before hitting the outside of the right-hand post.


And the Sky Blues came even closer to scoring soon after when Jamie Allen fired against the left-hand post from 20-yards out with Nicholls well-beaten.


Mark Robins’ side continued to search for a leveller when Kane’s free-kick was met by Dom Hyam only for Nicholls to tip the defender’s header over the bar at full stretch.


From the resulting set-piece, Michael Rose got up highest with Nicholls once again tipping the header behind for another corner.


And Coventry eventually found their deserved equaliser when substitute Jodi Jones delivered a perfect cross from the right which Godden glanced into the bottom left corner to send the travelling Sky Blues supporters wild.


The Sky Blues are next in action at home to fellow play-off chasers Stoke City on Saturday, December 18 with kick-off at 3pm at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

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