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'Most surreal moment of my life'

19 October 2013

Coventry City defender Aaron Phillips described the goal as the most surreal moment of his life as City get a point at Wolves...

Coventry City right-back Aaron Phillips labelled his late equaliser at Wolverhampton Wanderers as the 'most surreal moment' of his life.

The Sky Blues battled for a valuable point at the Molineux, backed by a noisy Sky Blue Army who made their way to the Black Country.

After a tentative first-half, it was Leigh Griffiths who put Wolves ahead with his eighth goal of the season in the 67th minute. 

Steven Pressley brought on Mathieu Manset and Aaron Phillips late on, and it was Phillips who had the desired impact.

A Callum Wilson cross found Phillips to half-volley home and make sure City went home with a point. 

The 19-year old said: "It was an incredible moment. When I saw the ball come towards me, I just thought concentrate on the ball and make sure I get good contact.

"I definitely did that. It was easily the most surreal moment of my life. It is almost difficult to remember now as it was so special.

"When I came on, the manager told me to play my own game and I like to get forward as well as defend so I hope I made the right impact today. 

"It is great that I am getting my chance. The manager has put a lot of faith in me and others this season which gives everyone huge confidence."

The full-back went out on loan at the end of last season to Conference side Nuneaton Town where he gained valuable first team experience.

The Academy graduate, who is the son of 1987 FA Cup winner David Phillips, paid credit to his experience at Nuneaton and the support from his family.

He added: "It was good for me. Nothing really compares to competitive football in terms of experience and I was able to get that at Nuneaton.

"That has certainly helped me in my career and probably the reason I am in the Coventry squad. They put a lot of faith in me, as the manager is at the moment.

"My dad isn't here today but I am sure he will be delighted to hear I scored today. I have always had support from my family and my dad has definitely made a big impact on me.

"I probably got that goal from my dad, but I don't think he is as good as defender as me."


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