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Coventry 1-1 Wolves

Wolves fought back from a goal down to deny Coventry a win that would have ensured their Championship survival.

The visitors would have gone into the play-off spots with a victory but it was the Sky Blues who took the lead through Elliott Ward's cool header.

Both sides then created chances in an open and entertaining game.

And Sylvan Ebanks-Blake struck the equaliser from the penalty spot eight minutes after the break following Scott Dann's foul on Michael Kightly.


  • Coventry manager Chris Coleman:
    "I'll be watching the game on Monday night between West Brom and Southampton. Albion have been the best in the division and I think they will go up.

    "The extra two points would have seen us safe. There were chances at both ends as I thought there would be and I was happy to go in 1-0 up at half-time because we didn't create too much in the first half.

    "In terms of creating and passing the ball, it is probably the worst we havebeen but Wolves never really hurt us. But in the second half it was a lot different."

  • Wolves boss Mick McCarthy
    "We were terrific in the second half and we could have won it at the death.

    "I am not a gambling man and I don't do odds but if we win next week then we give ourselves a chance of making the play-offs.

    "Everyone will be nervy next week and there's two teams who can slip up but we've got to win - if not, it's over."


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

    Booked: Dann, Doyle, Stephen Hughes.

    Goals: Ward 18.

    Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Foley, Breen, Craddock, Elokobi, Kightly (Gray 78), Olofinjana, Gibson (Elliott 88), Jarvis (Stephen Ward 89), Keogh, Ebanks-Blake.
    Subs Not Used: Stack, Collins.

    Booked: Gibson, Olofinjana.

    Goals: Ebanks-Blake 53 pen.

    Att: 27,992.

    Ref: Paul Armstrong (Berkshire).


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