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TOP TEN: Coventry City's top ten moments of 2013/14 - #5

19 May 2014

Check out #5 of our compiled list of the Sky Blues top ten moments on the pitch throughout the 2013/14 season

We now move into the top half of our countdown of the Top Ten Sky Blues footballing moments of 2013/14!

Today's entry at #5 epitomised the free-flowing early season form which had the Sky Blues scoring for fun. For much of the first half of the season City were actually only second in the entire country for goals scored. Who topped the table? Premier League champions-to-be Manchester City.

The combination of high-press and attacking football meant the Sky Blues were actually averaging more than two goals a game in League One during 2013.

We didn't actually win the game we are about to reveal but the manner of the point and the level of footballing drama that was becoming a common occurrence meant we couldn't igmore it.

In at number five...

#5 - The 4-4 home draw with Preston North End

The statistics of the 2012/13 season highlights the amount of points the Sky Blues had dropped in the final moments of matches but early 2013/14 saw a dramatic turnaround in that pattern.

City were now scoring late goals to pick up points rather than conceding late goals that were costing them and the home clash with the Lilywhites was a perfect case in point.

Preston had drawn all three of their opening League One ties but the fact that two of them came against eventual champions Wolves and eventual play-off finalists Rotherham highlighted the level of challenge City were to expect.

City had scored nine goals in their last two league games so the expectation of a high-scoring encounter was certainly met.


They twice went behind though, first to Tom Clarke's tenth-minute opener which was cancelled out by Leon Clarke and then Bailey Wright's superb half volley with Callum Wilson getting a second leveller for City.

Wilson was on hand again with seven minutes to go to give the Sky Blues the lead for the first time with his fourth goal in as many league games although the lead lasted just four minutes when Joel Byrom headed home Preston's third with three minutes to go.

There was still plenty of drama to come when Chris Humphrey tapped home what looked likely to be the winner in stoppage time but substitute Mathieu Manset came off the bench to glance home another equaliser for City at the death to give Steven Pressley's men a deserved share of the spoils after an enthralling encounter at Sixfields.

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