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REPORT: Leeds United 1-1 Coventry City

City come away with a point...

16 December 2023

Match Reports

REPORT: Leeds United 1-1 Coventry City

City come away with a point...

16 December 2023

A Bobby Thomas header earned the Sky Blues a point against Leeds United at Elland Road.

City fell behind to a Cyrsencio Summerville strike after the break, but Thomas headed home his first goal for the Sky Blues to earn Mark Robins side a point on the road.

The game’s first real opportunity broke to Ben Sheaf, as the Sky Blues captain won the ball back deep in the Leeds half before forcing Illan Meslier into a fine stop down to his left.

Moments later, Ellis Simms played a pass across the box for Tatsuhiro Sakamoto and on the stretch he dragged his shot narrowly wide.

Leeds came close at the other end through striker Georgino Rutter when he turned inside the area and pulled his strike wide.

Before the break the striker had another sight of Brad Collins’ goal, but again he couldn’t find the target, this time from the edge of the area, after Crysencio Summerville had picked him out.

HALF-TIME: Leeds United 0-0 Sky Blues

The hosts would break the deadlock after the break, and it came from Summerville who slotted the ball past Collins into the bottom corner.

Brad Collins was on hand moments later to keep the score at 1-0, getting down well to keep out a Dan James strike from distance.

The Sky Blues were back in the game five minutes later after a Sakamoto ball in the box was met by Bobby Thomas in the box and he headed past Meslier to draw City level.

Collins was keeping City level, producing a string of saves to keep out Georgine Ruttet twice within the space of 30 seconds.

Kasey Palmer was introduced in the second half, and he forced Meslier into a stop, with a low placed strike from the edge of the area.

FULL-TIME: Leeds United 1-1 Sky Blues

Attendance: 36,700

Goals: Crysencio Summerville 58’, Bobby Thomas 67’

Yellows: Crysencio Summerville, Brad Collins, Josh Eccles, Kasey Palmer

Leeds United Xl: Illan Meslier (GK), Archie Gray, Joe Rodon, Pascal Struijk (C), Djed Spence (Gnonto 78’), Ethan Ampadu, Glen Kamara (Bamford 78’), Daniel James, Crysencio Summerville, Joel Piroe (Gelhardt 86’), Georginio Rutter.

Unused Subs: Karl Darlow (GK), Luke Ayling, Liam Cooper, Jaidon Anthony, Ilia Gruev, Mateo Joseph.


Sky Blues Xl: Brad Collins (GK), Milan van Ewijk (Allen 78’), Bobby Thomas, Liam Kitching, Jake Bidwell (Wright 68’), Jay Dasilva, Joel Latibeaudiere, Ben Sheaf, Josh Eccles, Tatsuhiro Sakamoto (O’Hare 68’), Ellis Simms (Palmer 78’).

Unused Subs: Ben Wilson (GK), Luis Binks, Kyle McFadzean, Yasin Ayari, Matty Godden.

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