FOOTBALL - Sky Blues late show secures sensational point against 10-man Bournemouth - The Coventry Observer

8th Aug, 2022

FOOTBALL - Sky Blues late show secures sensational point against 10-man Bournemouth

TODD Kane’s 95th minute equaliser secured a sensational point for Coventry City – who struck twice in the final five minutes to draw 2-2 with 10-man Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

 

Kane’s cross turned shot snatched an unlikely point for the Sky Blues after Matty Godden had halved the deficit with a powerful strike on 85 minutes.

 

Bournemouth were in cruise control after goals either side of half-time from Jaidon Anthony and Philip Billing put the Cherries in command.

 

However, Jefferson Lerma’s dismissal on 68 minutes proved to be the catalyst for a remarkable Coventry comeback.

 

The result means the Sky Blues remain in the Sky Bet Championship play-off places having drawn their last three league matches.

 

And Bournemouth took the lead on the stroke of half-time when Anthony’s cross from the left missed everyone and found the bottom right corner.

 

The Cherries should have doubled their lead when Billing was played through and took the ball beyond Simon Moore only to fire into the side netting from a tight angle.

 

But Bournemouth would eventually find their second goal when Anthony’s cross from the left was touched home by Billing on 66 minutes.

 

City were given a lifeline two minutes later when Lerma was shown a straight red card for bringing down Godden when through on goal after he miscontrolled a poor back pass.

 

And the Sky Blues made their man advantage count when Godden smashed home from close range after Liam Kelly’s strike had been parried into his path.

 

Mark Robins’ side came close again shortly after when the ball broke to Godden in the box only for the striker to be denied by Cherries keeper Mark Travers who expertly tipped his effort over the bar.

 

But Coventry would rescue a point in dramatic fashion – five minutes into time added on – when Kane’s cross from the right went all the way in to send the travelling City supporters into delirium.

 

The Sky Blues are next in action at home to West Bromwich Albion with kick-off at 12:30pm at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

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