Jay Rodriguez scored a goal in each half but Burnley's play-off ambitions were dealt a blow as managerless Coventry grabbed a deserved point.
The Sky Blues, who sacked Aidy Boothroyd on Monday, went behind when Rodriguez lobbed Keiren Westwood.
Coventry levelled when Lukas Jutkiewicz headed in and they looked on course for their second win in 16 matches when Gary McSheffrey curled into the corner.
But Rodriguez nicked a point for Burnley by heading in on 79 minutes.
The result leaves Burnley three points shy of sixth-placed Nottingham Forest with a game in hand, while Coventry edge eight points clear of the bottom three.
Under the stewardship of chief scout Andy Thorn, Coventry started brightly and in the third minute Jutkiewicz hit a volley on the turn that drew a magnificent one-handed save from Burnley goalkeeper Lee Grant.
The hosts looked disjointed but took the lead when Tyrone Mears found Rodriguez 30 yards from goal, where a clever touch took the England Under-21 forward clear of centre-back Richard Keogh and gave him space to coolly lob onrushing keeper Westwood.
City were strong again after the break and after Jutkiewicz missed a chance to level matters, he headed home after an initial effort hit the bar.
Coventry continued to press and looked like they would grab a deserved win when McSheffrey beat Jack Cork to a loose ball on the right flank, turned into the box to evade two more challenges and curled a delicate left-footed effort beyond Grant into the top corner.
But Burnley hit back 11 minutes from time when Rodriguez nodded in from a Danny Fox corner.
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Tuesday, 15 March 2011
05 Carlisle yellow card
06 Cork (Iwelumo 77)
08 Marney (Elliott 40 yellow card)
22 Wallace (Bartley 65)
03 O'Halloran yellow card (Hussey 57)
18 Baker yellow card
Ref: NaylorAtt: 13,802
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+4:14 The match has reached full-time.
90:00+1:51 Chris Iwelumo is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
90:00+1:04 Lobbed shot by Carl Baker went over the bar.
89:37 Foul by Carl Baker on Wade Elliott, free kick awarded. Daniel Fox delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right
88:47 Nathan Delfouneso fouled by Carl Baker, the ref awards a free kick. Wade Elliott delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed
from right channel.
88:47 Booking The referee cautions Carl Baker for unsporting behaviour.
87:39 Michael Duff is caught offside. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
87:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Baker on Chris Eagles. Wade Elliott restarts play with the free kick.
86:16 Shot by Wade Elliott from just outside the area goes over the net.
84:35 Chris Iwelumo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
82:36 Short corner worked by Gary McSheffrey, Effort from the edge of the box by Gary McSheffrey goes wide of the left-hand post.
81:59 Booking Wade Elliott is given a yellow card.
80:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carl Baker by Clarke Carlisle. Sammy Clingan produces a shot on goal direct from
the free kick.
80:52 Booking Clarke Carlisle is shown a yellow card.
78:59 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox from the right by-line, the assist for the goal came from Daniel Fox.
78:59 GOAL - Jay Rodriguez:Burnley 2 - 2 Coventry Jay Rodriguez scores a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burnley 2-2 Coventry.
77:17 Foul by Gary McSheffrey on Wade Elliott, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Daniel Fox from left
channel, save by Keiren Westwood.
76:23 Substitution Chris Iwelumo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jack Cork.
74:59 GOAL - Gary McSheffrey:Burnley 1 - 2 Coventry Gary McSheffrey fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Burnley 1-2 Coventry.
74:11 Daniel Fox handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gary McSheffrey, clearance made by
71:00 Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Blocked by Marvin Bartley.
69:12 Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line,
Lee Grant makes a save.
66:43 The assistant referee flags for offside against Lukas Jutkiewicz. Lee Grant takes the indirect free kick.
65:43 Corner from right by-line taken by Lukas Jutkiewicz.
64:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Delfouneso on Sammy Clingan. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
64:55 Substitution Marvin Bartley on for Ross Wallace.
60:41 Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot.
60:41 GOAL - Lukas Jutkiewicz:Burnley 1 - 1 Coventry Lukas Jutkiewicz finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Burnley 1-1 Coventry.
59:51 Effort on goal by Sammy Clingan from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
58:41 Gary McSheffrey fouled by Wade Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.
58:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Rodriguez on Richard Keogh. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
56:59 Corner from the left by-line taken by Ross Wallace, clearance made by Jordan Clarke.
56:14 Substitution Chris Hussey comes on in place of Stephen O'Halloran.
55:22 Sammy Clingan takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Michael Duff.
51:47 Unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Wade Elliott results in a free kick. Sammy Clingan produces a shot on goal direct from
the free kick, save by Lee Grant. Corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey, save by Lee Grant.
51:26 Foul by Ross Wallace on Stephen O'Halloran, free kick awarded. Freddy Eastwood restarts play with the free kick.
45:19 Michael Duff concedes a free kick for a foul on Lukas Jutkiewicz. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sammy Clingan from right
45:01 The referee starts the second half.
45:00+2:08 The match has reached half-time.
45:00+1:09 Shot from just outside the penalty area by Carl Baker misses to the left of the target.
42:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Jack Cork. Clarke Carlisle takes the free kick.
40:13 Aron Gunnarsson fouled by Wade Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Keogh takes the direct free kick.
39:25 Substitution Wade Elliott joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dean Marney.
38:32 The ball is swung over by Ross Wallace, Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
37:54 Freddy Eastwood fouled by Daniel Fox, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
35:30 Stephen O'Halloran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Wallace. Clarke Carlisle takes the direct free kick.
35:30 Booking Stephen O'Halloran goes into the referee's book.
33:26 Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Freddy Eastwood gets a block in.
30:58 Nathan Delfouneso takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
26:55 Unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey by Chris Eagles results in a free kick. Gary McSheffrey takes the direct free kick. Shot
by Gary McSheffrey. Blocked by Michael Duff. Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Duff.
23:05 Chris Eagles takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.
21:58 Gary McSheffrey takes a inswinging corner to the near post, save by Lee Grant.
21:12 The offside flag is raised against Lukas Jutkiewicz. Daniel Fox restarts play with the free kick.
20:33 Gary McSheffrey fouled by Ross Wallace, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen O'Halloran takes the free kick.
18:55 Jack Cork fouled by Carl Baker, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tyrone Mears.
17:28 Assist by Dean Marney.
17:28 GOAL - Jay Rodriguez:Burnley 1 - 0 Coventry Jay Rodriguez gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal.
Burnley 1-0 Coventry.
16:10 Michael Duff concedes a free kick for a foul on Freddy Eastwood. Shot on goal comes in from Sammy Clingan from the free kick,
Dean Marney gets a block in.
13:54 Ross Wallace has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
12:02 The ball is sent over by Michael Duff.
8:13 Freddy Eastwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Fox. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
7:37 Jack Cork takes a shot. Blocked by Aron Gunnarsson.
7:04 Corner from the left by-line taken by Daniel Fox, Stephen O'Halloran makes a clearance.
6:24 Freddy Eastwood produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
2:54 Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Jay Rodriguez gets a block in.
2:24 Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant. Corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line, clearance by Clarke
1:28 Sammy Clingan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Rodriguez. Daniel Fox takes the direct free kick.
1:07 Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Lee Grant makes a save.
0:00 The match gets underway.
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