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Ipswich Town (2) 2 - 2 (1) Coventry City

Coca-Cola Championship 2005-06

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Referee: Trevor Kettle

Manager: Joe Royle

Portman Road 15:00

Attendance: 22656

Manager: Micky Adams

Match Number: 3125

Goals

Home
 Darren Currie (28)
 Jimmy Juan (39)
Away
 McSheffrey (45)
 Nalis (56)

Substitutions

Away
McSheffreyMorrell (90)

Cards

Home
 Jimmy Juan (54)
Away
 McSheffrey (58)
 Heath (90)

Teams

Away

Bywater

Duffy

Shaw

Heath

Hall

Doyle

Nalis

Hughes

McSheffrey

Adebola

Scowcroft

Substitutes

Away

Ince

Whing

Morrell

Watson

Impey

Match Report

Vulnerable Coventry hit back

Two teams down on their luck and confidence contrived a lively draw at Portman Road last night, and Coventry, surprisingly keeping faith with the players thrashed at home by Crystal Palace on Saturday, were doubtless the more satisfied.

Coventry trailed by two goals in 39 minutes, and it was easy to comprehend why they possessed the worst defensive record in the Championship. And, like Ipswich, they made desperately hard work of creating chances.

The home crowd had no one to abuse, with the usual fall guy, Sam Parkin, among the three Ipswich players dropped or rested. So they did their utmost to encourage their team - no easy thing until Darren Currie put them ahead with a free kick from way out on the left touchline, utterly deceiving Stephen Bywater in Coventry's goal.

By then Ipswich had been forced into a change following a nasty challenge by Stephen Hughes on Owen Garvan, but Garvan's replacement, Jimmy Juan, headed his first goal for the club from Kevin Horlock's free kick.

Coventry got back into contention in first-half added time when Gary McSheffrey hooked crisply home from a Hughes corner. Their equaliser came when Lilian Nalis stooped to head home after Dele Adebola had nodded back a deep cross from Michael Doyle.

Nick Harling (Daily Telegraph)

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