Match ends, Coventry City 1, Huddersfield Town 1.
Michal Helik’s 95th-minute equaliser earned new Huddersfield boss Darren Moore a draw away at Coventry in his first game in charge.
Just when the home side looked set to claim only their second Championship win of the season thanks to on-loan Brighton teenager Yasin Ayari’s freakish 27th-minute opener, Helik levelled from a corner.
Although Ayari’s first goal for the club – on his first home start – owed a lot to luck, it owed even more to the explosive power of striker Ellis Simms, whose right-foot shot cannoned off the bar before hitting Ayari and flying into the net.
Huddersfield were a growing threat in the second half and had moments when they looked like they may equalise, but they should have been finished off two minutes from time when goalkeeper Lee Nicholls somehow kept out a fierce close-range shot from Bobby Thomas, before the ball rebounded to Haji Wright and the big American blazed over the bar from six yards.
But defender Helik came up from the back as the Terriers launched one last attack and was on hand to stab home from close range after the hosts failed to clear second-half substitute Sorba Thomas’ cross.
More to follow.
- 2BinksBooked at 82mins
- 7SakamotoSubstituted forLatibeaudiereat 89′minutes
- 3DasilvaBooked at 41minsSubstituted forBidwellat 89′minutes
- 26AyariSubstituted forAllenat 70′minutes
- 9SimmsSubstituted forWrightat 70′minutes
- 5HelikBooked at 79mins
- 8RudoniBooked at 85mins
- 23WilesSubstituted forHudlinat 84′minutes
- 15HeadleySubstituted forThomasat 64′minutes
- 10KoromaBooked at 66minsSubstituted forHarrattat 78′minutes
- Oliver Langford
Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Huddersfield Town 1.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Yuta Nakayama.
Goal! Coventry City 1, Huddersfield Town 1. Michal Helik (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.
Attempt blocked. Kian Harratt (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Sorba Thomas.
Offside, Coventry City. Liam Kelly tries a through ball, but Haji Wright is caught offside.
Offside, Coventry City. Haji Wright tries a through ball, but Joel Latibeaudiere is caught offside.
Josh Eccles (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Sorba Thomas (Huddersfield Town).
Offside, Coventry City. Bobby Thomas tries a through ball, but Haji Wright is caught offside.
Substitution, Coventry City. Joel Latibeaudiere replaces Tatsuhiro Sakamoto.
Substitution, Coventry City. Jake Bidwell replaces Jay Dasilva.
Attempt missed. Haji Wright (Coventry City) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses the top right corner.
Attempt saved. Bobby Thomas (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josh Eccles.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Michal Helik.
Jack Rudoni (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.
Jack Rudoni (Huddersfield Town) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.
Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Kyle Hudlin replaces Ben Wiles.
Foul by Josh Eccles (Coventry City).
Ben Wiles (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
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