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REPORT: Coventry City 2-2 Swansea City

City held to a point...

29 December 2023

Match Reports

REPORT: Coventry City 2-2 Swansea City

City held to a point...

29 December 2023

City were forced to settle for a point after a stoppage time equaliser against Swansea City at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

City fell behind early on after Liam Walsh gave the Swans the lead, but that would last a matter of minutes before Wright drew the Sky Blues level with a stunning strike.

Then, midway through the second half, Simms converted Wright’s header, but Liam Cullen woul convert a free-kick deep into injury time to snatch a point for the visitors.

City found themselves behind after five minutes on the clock when former Sky Blues midfielder Liam Walsh picked up on a loose ball in the box and slotted the ball past Brad Collins, with the game’s first shot on target.

However, they wouldn’t be behind for long as minutes later Kasey Palmer picked out the run of Haji Wright and he beat his man before smashing the ball past Carl Rushworth to draw the game level.

Palmer then went close to finding the back of the net himself when he found space on the edge of area and forced Rushworth into a fine stop over his bar.

Kasey was unable to keep his next attempt down, as he struck a free-kick from 25-yards out over Rushworth’s bar.

With the last attempt before the break, Walsh hit a free-kick from range, but Brad Collins was able to push it behind and keep the scores level heading into half-time.

HALF-TIME: Sky Blues 1-1 Swansea City

The visitors could have been back in front following the restart, but Yannick Bolasie was unable to divert Sam Parker’s ball into the box past Collins.

City had chances themselves at the other end after a succession of corners, but Sakamoto saw his shot blocked and then Wright headed over at the near post.

However, Haji’s next header would provide the opening for the Sky Blues to take the lead for the first time in the game as he was on the end of Sakamoto’s ball again and Ellis Simms poked in on the line to score his first goal at the CBS Arena.

That lead was almost doubled minutes later when Callum O’Hare reacted quickly to force Rushworth into a stunning stop from close range.

The Swans would however snatch a point in the 93rd minute when Liam Cullen converted a free-kick.

FULL-TIME: Sky Blues 2-2 Swansea City

Goals: Liam Walsh 7’, Haji Wright 10’, Ellis Simms 65’, Liam Cullen 93'

Yellows: Luis Binks, Liam Walsh, Matt Grimes, Josh Tymon, Jamal Lowe

Attendance 25,807 (1,373)

 

Sky Blues Xl: Brad Collins (GK); Joel Latibeaudiere, Bobby Thomas, Luis Binks, Jay Dasilva; Ben Sheaf (C), Jamie Allen (van Ewijk 59’), Kasey Palmer (O’Hare 59’); Haji Wright, Matty Godden (Simms 59’), Tatsuhiro Sakamoto.

Unused Subs: Ben Wilson (GK), Kyle McFadzean, Jake Bidwell, Yasin Ayari, Josh Eccles, Fabio Tavares

 

Swansea City Xl: Carl Rushworth (GK), Jay Fulton (Allen 75’), Ben Cabango, Harry Darling, Matt Grimes (C), Jamie Paterson (Lowe 46’), Josh Tymon, Yannick Bolasie (Yates 64’), Liam Walsh (Patino 82’), Bashir Humphreys, Sam Parker (Cullen 75’).

Unused Subs: Andy Fisher (GK), Kristian Pedersen, Nathan Wood, Kyle Naughton


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