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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 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 16 31
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Rochdale 18 27
8 Peterborough United 18 27
9 Oldham Athletic 18 27
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15