Coventry City 1-1 Huddersfield Town: Darren Moore’s Terriers snatch late draw

Darren Moore on his first night as Huddersfield Town boss
Darren Moore was taking charge of his 256th game in management following his time at West Bromwich Albion, Doncaster Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday

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.



Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 13Wilson
  • 4Thomas
  • 5McFadzean
  • 2BinksBooked at 82mins
  • 7SakamotoSubstituted forLatibeaudiereat 89′minutes
  • 28Eccles
  • 6Kelly
  • 3DasilvaBooked at 41minsSubstituted forBidwellat 89′minutes
  • 26AyariSubstituted forAllenat 70′minutes
  • 9SimmsSubstituted forWrightat 70′minutes
  • 24Godden


  • 8Allen
  • 11Wright
  • 15Kitching
  • 21Bidwell
  • 22Latibeaudiere
  • 40Collins
  • 43Rus
  • 46Stretton
  • 49Obikwu


Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Nicholls
  • 4Pearson
  • 5HelikBooked at 79mins
  • 33Nakayama
  • 30Jackson
  • 8RudoniBooked at 85mins
  • 6Hogg
  • 23WilesSubstituted forHudlinat 84′minutes
  • 15HeadleySubstituted forThomasat 64′minutes
  • 7Burgzorg
  • 10KoromaBooked at 66minsSubstituted forHarrattat 78′minutes


  • 2Edmonds-Green
  • 11Diarra
  • 12Maxwell
  • 14Thomas
  • 16Edwards
  • 22Harratt
  • 26Jones
  • 27Hudlin
  • 32Lees

Oliver Langford


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