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Sheff Wed 1-1 Coventry

Richard Wood's late header salvaged a draw for Sheffield Wednesday against fellow strugglers Coventry and lifted the hosts out of the relegation places.

Substitute Zavon Hines looked to have snatched victory for the Sky Blues with his sublime left-foot volley late on.

But Wood stooped to head into the far corner in the second minute of injury time as the Owls threw men forward.

In a match of few chances, Owls keeper Lee Grant's save from Robbie Simpson was the highlight of the first half.


Sheffield Wednesday manager Brian Laws:
"We've moved out of the bottom three for the first time in a long time. That would have battered some teams [who are battling relegation].

"There will be a few people who have checked teletext and thought we lost.

"It's nice to pass the baton on to someone else and let them have a go at being in the bottom three."

Coventry manager Chris Coleman:
"Before the game, we would have taken a point, but to concede the way we did is a bitter pill to swallow.

"Sheffield Wednesday were throwing men forward and launching high balls into the box and we had dealt with that, but were unable to defend the long throw.

"It is frustrating because we know we could be on 51 points now."


Sheff Wed: Grant, Beevers, Wood, Johnson, Spurr, Songo'o, McAllister (Bolder 44), O'Brien (Slusarski 83), Kavanagh (Watson 76), Burton, Sahar.
Subs Not Used: Burch, Gilbert.

Booked: Wood.

Goals: Wood 90.

Coventry: Schmeichel, Fox, Ward, Dann, Duffy, Stephen Hughes, Doyle, Gray (Osbourne 90), Tabb, Mifsud (Hines 74), Simpson.
Subs Not Used: Marshall, Hall, Thornton.

Booked: Duffy.

Goals: Hines 83.

Att: 21,110

Ref: Graham Laws (Tyne & Wear).


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