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Monday, September 13, 2010

Big Match Review - Coventry 1 Leicester 1

Coventry City 1-1 Leicester City
Saturday September 11, Ricoh Arena, (Att: 20,060)

Andy King's second half strike rescued a point for Leicester in their M69 derby against local rivals Coventry.

However, it was a game
dominated by the away team and they will feel aggrieved not to have picked up their first victory of the season.

The East Midlands side began the stronger with a succession of half chances - and could have taken the lead but Matty Fryatt couldn't get his shot on target after rounding Coventry keeper Kieren Westwood.

Despite those early opportunities though, it was the home side who took the lead late on in the first half.

Michael McIndoe's cross from the left was met by a towering leap from Clive Platt who powered his header past Carl Ikeme in the Foxes goal.

Paulo Sousa's men dominated in the second period as they went in search of the equaliser. Recent signing Martyn Waghorn only being denied by a post when his header had Westwood beaten.

The Coventry custodian was then forced into a full stretch save as he tipped Lloyd Dyer's long range effort just wide of his left hand upright.

However, the visitors weren't to be denied and, after a mix-up in the Sky Blues defence, Andy King took advantage to delicately chip the ball over Westwood and in.

There was to be no winner for Sousa's side though, as they returned home with just a second point of the season.

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