City fightback stuns Ipswich
By Andy Clarke. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Coventry City hit back from two goals down to earn a point from a 2-2 draw with Ipswich at Portman Road.
Goals from Darren Currie and Jimmy Juan put the home side in command, but Gary McSheffrey pulled a goal back on the stroke of half time before Lilian Nalis equalised in the second half.
The Sky Blues had collapsed to a 4-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at the weekend and they looked to be on their way to another crushing defeat as Ipswich established a comfortable lead.
After a lacklustre opening spell, Joe Royle's side went ahead in the 28th minute when Currie's free-kick from wide on the right eluded everybody in the penalty area and beat Stephen Bywater in the City goal.
Bywater saved well to deny Luis Castro Sito, but he was beaten for the second time in the 39th minute when substitute Juan, on for the injured Owen Garvan, headed in from Kevin Horlock's free-kick.
However, Coventry dragged themselves back into the game just before the interval when Dele Adebola headed down and McSheffrey crashed a shot past Lewis Price.
Adebola was then heavily involved once again as City equalised 12 minutes into the second half, nodding down for Nalis who headed in from close range.
Neither side threatened to create a winner after Nalis' strike, with Adam Proudlock and Adebola both missing the target with the only chances of note.
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