Sky Blues down Wigan 4-2 at Ryton thanks to strikes from Wilson, Philliskirk and ClarkeCoventry City Under 21s recorded an impressive 4-2 win over Wigan Athletic at the Sky Blues' Ryton training ground after twice coming from behind.
The Latics twice took the lead only for City to twice nab a leveller, first through Danny Philliskirk and then through a superb individual goal from Callum Wilson before another strike from Wilson and one from Jordan Clarke put the game beyond the visitors.
Wilson thought he had a strong shout for a penalty after six minutes only for the referee to wave play on.
The official did point to the spot after eight minutes though but it went the visitors' way after a Chris Dunn made a god parry save to deny Filip Orsula only to then bring the striker down as he went for the loose ball.
Daniel Redmond stepped up to take the spot kick but was then denied by a good save by Dunn to his right, only to then tap home on the follow up.
City were level on 18 minutes though after good work from Wilson down the left side saw him work his way towards goal and force a save out of Marko Marosi, Philliskirk then on hand to tap in from four yards.
No sooner were the Sky Blues level, they were back behind again when Ambrose drove forward and fired home from just inside the area.
It was a special strike from Wilson three minutes later though when the striker, with his back to goal, lofted a ball over marker Adam Buxton with his first tough and got round the defender before lifting a measured finish over the 'keeper.
It then took a fine reflex save from Marosi to deny Billy Daniels' set piece seven minutes after the hour when the midfielder's free kick effort looked to be dipping under the bar until the Latics 'keeper pushed it over.
City took the lead for the first time of the afternoon though two minutes later with a spectacular Di Canio-esque finish from Clarke who scissor kicked into the net from Daniels' corner delivery.
Wilson then capped off a fine individual performance to net the second goal his endeavour deserved as he volleyed home a pinpoint cross from the right from substitute Louis Garner with nine minutes of the game to go.
Coventry City: Dunn, Haynes, Henderson (c), J Clarke, Ruffels (Garner 62), Thomas, Roberts, Jeffers (Lawton 39), Wilson (Dell 82), Daniels, Philliskirk
Subs: Maund, Rankin
Wigan Athletic: Marosi, Campabadal (Wilson 90), Lynch, Buxtonl, Morris, Fyvie (Watson 60), Bingham, Redmond, Orsula, Espinoza, Angoy (Johnson 45)
Subs: Hare, Sumner