Hull City 1-1 Coventry City: Aaron Connolly's late goal earns Tigers point

Aaron Connolly grabbed a point for Hull City with a late equaliser against Coventry City in the Championship.

The away side took the lead when Joel Latibeaudiere powered home a near post header from Josh Eccles' corner.

Both sides had chances after the break but it was Hull who made one count when Connolly nodded in Tyler Morton's cross.

The point takes Hull up to fifth, while the Sky Blues - who have drawn their past four matches - move up to 11th in the early-season table.

The draw means both sides are unbeaten in the league since losing on the opening weekend of the campaign.

Latibeaudiere made the most of very accommodating marking from the home side, who had ended league leaders Leicester's unbeaten start before the international break, to head Mark Robins' men in front.

USA striker Haji Wright then missed a fine chance to make it 2-0 shortly after when he miscued from close range.

Scott Twine drew a couple of smart saves from Ben Wilson in the Sky Blues goal but of Hull's 18 attempts only four were on target and it looked like being a disappointing night.

However, Republic of Ireland striker Connolly scored his fourth goal since joining from Brighton in the summer with a deft header to preserve their unbeaten run.

They welcome Yorkshire rivals Leeds on Wednesday, while Coventry are back in action at Cardiff on Tuesday.

Hull City boss Liam Rosenior told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We showed character, we created so many chances and, on another day, we win that and score three or four. We have to take that outstanding second-half performance into Leeds on Wednesday.

"It was a really poor goal to concede; I don't like conceding goals from corners. In the lead-up, we didn't defend that phase well enough. One of our players loses his marker for a free header nine yards out. That has to be a blip for us."I said to the lads at half-time that there are going to be times during the season when we go a goal down or concede a poor goal. It happens - it's the Championship - but we didn't just run and fight. We played excellent football. I'm so proud of the players to be 1-0 down and play with bravery and fearlessness."

Coventry City boss Mark Robins told BBC CWR:

"The manner of the goal we conceded was poor. The lateness is more disappointing. We defended the first phase really well, then stood in.

"We ran out of steam because we kept giving them the ball back, and they moved it better than us in the second half. We did really, really well in the first half.

"We looked threatening, there was some really good play and we kept the ball well. We played through them and they found it really tough."