Crystal Palace 1 Coventry 1
By Patrick Goss. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Johnnie Jackson scored a stoppage time equaliser to earn Coventry a sixth successive draw and extend their unbeaten run to eight league matches.
An early goal from on-loan Aston Villa defender Rob Edwards had looked set to give Palace their second victory and third consecutive clean sheet under caretaker manager Kit Symons.
Jackson, on loan at Highfield Road from Tottenham, converted a Micky Doyle cross in the very last minute to give Gary McAllister's side a point they scarcely deserved.
Andy Johnson squandered Palace's first chance of the match, allowing Gavin Ward to turn his shot around a post after he had been played in by Dougie Freedman, but Edwards struck from the resulting corner, heading in Tommy Black's kick.
Black could have extended Palace's lead but was twice denied by Ward and Shaun Derry missed a glorious chance in first half injury time when he was clean through but dragged his shot wide of goal.
Freedman wasted a further chance when he was through one-on-one with Ward and Palace were made to pay when Jackson popped up at the final whistle to level matters.