Sky Blues steal late win
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Gary McSheffrey's late penalty gave Coventry City a 1-0 win over QPR at Loftus Road.Gary McSheffrey's late penalty gave Coventry City a 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.
In truth, neither side deserved the three-point haul, but the game burst into life in the closing stages when the visitors were awarded a penalty.
McSheffrey raced through on goal and a poor touch enticed Simon Royce from his line, however, the home keeper only succeeded in bringing him down, culminating in a spot-kick.
Royce was sent off by referee Uriah Rennie and McSheffrey picked himself up and lashed a fine left-foot shot past substitute keeper Jake Cole.
The R's created the better of the chances throughout the contest and were unlucky not to take the lead early on.
Gareth Ainsworth arrived on cue to head Richard Langley's corner goalwards at the near post, but on loan Martin Fulop pushed the shot wide with a fine save.
The visitors responded and Robert Page was close to hooking home after Isaac Osbourne headed the ball back into the danger zone.
In the second half chances were at a premium with Lee Cook coming close with a well-struck volley shortly before McSheffrey won the points for the visitors.