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REPORT: Coventry City 1-1 Huddersfield Town

City held to a draw...

25 September 2023

Match Reports

REPORT: Coventry City 1-1 Huddersfield Town

City held to a draw...

25 September 2023

Yasin Ayari’s first goal for the Sky Blues helped to secure a point against Huddersfield Town at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

Ellis Simms unleashed a ferocious effort which was tipped onto the bar by Lee Nicholls and came off Ayari and went into the back of the net.

However, with the last kick of the game, Huddersfield snatched a point when Michal Helik scored from inside of the area.

City started on the front foot, piling the pressure onto the visitors, as they camped out in the Huddersfield half for the majority of the opening 15 minutes, as they looked to create an opening on goal.

The Sky Blues were pushing for the game’s opening goal, but clear-cut chances weren’t coming their way, until Ellis Simms produced a moment of magic.

Simms won the ball back in the Huddersfield half, cut inside, skipped past his man an unleashed a powerful strike which came back off the crossbar and hit Yasin Ayari and went into the back of the net, to give City the lead just before the half-hour mark.

HALF-TIME: Sky Blues 1-0 Huddersfield Town

Following the restart, Simms looked to replicate what he had done in the first half, but this time his strike went over the bar.

The Terriers first effort on goal came in the 55th minute, when Jaheim Headley laid the ball off to Jack Rudoni and he struck the ball into the hands of Ben Wilson.

Another effort followed soon after, this time an even better stop from Wilson kept Delano Burgzorg out, after the striker unleashed a powerful effort from range.

Darren Moore introduced Sorba Thomas after the hour mark and he was next to force Wilson into a save, pushing away his free-kick.

City almost wrapped up all three points three minutes from time, but Lee Nicholls produced a stunning save to keep out Bobby Thomas.

However, Ayari’s first goal for the Club would prove to be enough, as City got back to winning ways against the Terriers.

But, late in the day, the Terriers levelled the game.

FULL-TIME: Sky Blues 1-1 Huddersfield Town


Goals: Yasin Ayari, Michal Helik

Yellows: Jay Dasilva, Josh Koroma, Michal Helik, Luis Binks, Jack Rudoni

Attendance: 22,257 (465)

Coventry City XI: Ben Wilson (GK), Tatsuhiro Sakamoto (87’ Latibeaudiere), Bobby Thomas, Kyle McFadzean, Luis Binks, Jay Dasilva (87’ Bidwell), Liam Kelly (C), Josh Eccles, Yasin Ayari (70’ Allen), Ellis Simms (70’ Wright), Matty Godden.

Subs: Brad Collins (GK), Jamie Allen, Haji Wright, Liam Kitching, Jake Bidwell, Joel Latibeaudiere, Marco Rus, Bradley Stretton, Justin Obikwu.


Huddersfield Town XI: Lee Nichols (GK), Matty Pearson, Michal Helik, Jonathan Hogg (C), Delano Burgzorg, Jack Rudoni, Josh Koroma (78’ Harratt), Jaheim Headley (64’ Thomas), Ben Wiles (84’ Hudlin), Ben Jackson, Yutah Nakayama.

Subs: Chris Maxwell (GK), Rarmani Edmonds-Green, Brahima Diarra, Sorba Thomas, Tom Edwards, Kian Harratt, Pat Jones, Kyle Hudlin, Tom Lees.

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