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Sixfields Stadium (ATT 4,905) 26th December 2013 - Kick off 12:00

Coventry Coventry City vs Peterborough United Peterboro

Coventry 4

L Clarke (45+1, 48)
F Moussa (80)
C Wilson (90+1)

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Peterboro 2

S Jeffers (21)
L Tomlin (45+3)

Sky Blues seal six-goal thriller

Last Updated: 26/12/13 3:12pm

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Leon Clarke: Bagged a brace

Leon Clarke: Bagged a brace

Coventry twice came from a goal down to earn a stunning 4-2 Boxing Day win over high-flying Peterborough at Sixfields.

Leon Clarke bagged a brace against Darren Ferguson's promotion chasers but it was defensive frailties which really ruled the day as the Sky Blues tasted victory for only a second time in seven League One attempts.

The visitors took the lead in the 20th minute when former City youngster Shaun Jeffers netted after the home defence had struggled to deal with a free-kick.

Coventry worked some good positions but gave the gave the ball away far too often. But they were gifted a goal just before half-time when Posh goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik fluffed a clearance, allowing Clarke to bag his first.

Yet the lead last less than a minute as the impressive Lee Tomlin pounced to fire home from Joe Murphy's parried save just before the whistle.

Clarke was not be outdone, however, and three minutes after the restart he powered home a low shot after a poor punch from Olejnik.

Both sides really went for it and it was the hosts who emerged victorious.

First, Clarke slipped Franck Moussa in with 10 minutes remaining and he coolly finished from close range.

Then in the dying seconds Posh thought they had scored but the ball was cleared down field and Callum Wilson shot home to complete a first defeat in six on the visitors.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 45 96
2 Preston North End 45 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 45 88
4 Swindon Town 44 77
5 Sheffield United 45 70
6 Chesterfield 45 68
7 Rochdale 45 63
8 Bradford City 45 62
9 Peterborough United 45 62
10 Fleetwood Town 45 60
11 Walsall 45 59
12 Gillingham 45 59
13 Barnsley 45 59
14 Doncaster Rovers 45 58
15 Scunthorpe United 45 56
16 Oldham Athletic 45 56
17 Port Vale 45 54
18 Coventry City 45 52
19 Crewe Alexandra 45 52
20 Notts County 45 50
21 Crawley Town 45 50
22 Leyton Orient 45 48
23 Colchester United 44 48
24 Yeovil Town 45 40