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League Two Wimbledon upset Coventry with late goals


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Ryan McLean’s winner game as the tie seemed to be heading to penalties AFC Wimbledon scored two late goals to knock Championship side Coventry City out of the Carabao Cup and will be away to Chelsea in the second round. Ryan McLean grabbed the winner in the third minute of injury time after Omar Bugiel’s 86th-minute equaliser for the League Two team. The hosts were seemingly heading towards a first-round exit thanks to a 17th-minute penalty scored by Matt Godden.Wimbledon started the game on the front foot, with James Tilley going close inside the opening couple of minutes, with his shot zipping just wide.That was as good as it got for the Dons – until the final minutes.Haji Wright made his debut for the Sky Blues following his £7.7m move from Turkish club Antalyaspor. He looked bright early on, with his ninth-minute shot being saved by Nik Tzanev.Wright then drew a foul in the box and Godden converted from the penalty spot to give the Championship side the lead.Gustavo Hamer went close to making it two in the 34rd minute, only for his free-kick to bend wide. Haji threatened throughout the game, but the visitors were unable to increase their lead. With time running out, Wimbledon equalised through Bugiel, who smashed the ball home from 20 yards after Coventry failed to clear a left-wing cross.A penalty shootout looked likely before McLean clinched his side’s place in the second-round draw with a dramatic winner at the far post.Line-upsWimbledonFormation 4-4-21Tzanev33Ogundere31Lewis6Johnson3Brown7Tilley16Ball4Reeves29Sasu10Al Hamadi8Pell1Tzanev33Ogundere31LewisBooked at 17mins6Johnson3Brown7TilleyBooked at 28minsSubstituted forMcLeanat 83’minutes16BallBooked at 61minsSubstituted forLittleat 79’minutes4Reeves29SasuSubstituted forNeufvilleat 64’minutes10Al HamadiSubstituted forDavisonat 64’minutes8PellSubstituted forBugielat 79’minutesSubstitutes9Davison11Neufville12Bass14Little15Pearce17McLean18Bugiel25Sutcliffe27WilliamsCoventryFormation 3-4-1-240Collins36Howley22Latibeaudiere2Binks27van Ewijk38Hamer6Kelly21Bidwell7Sakamoto24Godden11Wright40Collins36HowleyBooked at 45minsSubstituted forPalmerat 68’minutes22Latibeaudiere2Binks27van EwijkSubstituted forEcclesat 90+2’minutes38HamerSubstituted forSheafat 57’minutes6Kelly21Bidwell7Sakamoto24GoddenSubstituted forSimmsat 68’minutes11WrightSubstitutes1Moore3Dasilva9Simms14Sheaf28Eccles45Palmer47Eghosa49Obikwu61PerryReferee:Andrew KitchenAttendance:4,781Live TextMatch ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Coventry City 1.Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Coventry City 1.Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Nikola Tzanev.Attempt saved. Ellis Simms (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Kelly.Attempt blocked. Tatsuhiro Sakamoto (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.Attempt blocked. Josh Neufville (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Omar Bugiel.Foul by Kasey Palmer (Coventry City).Armani Little (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, Coventry City 1. Ryan McLean (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Isaac Ogundere with a cross.Substitution, Coventry City. Josh Eccles replaces Milan van Ewijk.Foul by Luis Binks (Coventry City).Josh Davison (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Coventry City 1. Omar Bugiel (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.Attempt missed. Tatsuhiro Sakamoto (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Liam Kelly.Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Ryan McLean replaces James Tilley.Luis Binks (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Foul by Omar Bugiel (AFC Wimbledon).Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Isaac Ogundere.Attempt blocked. Haji Wright (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kasey Palmer.Attempt saved. Ellis Simms (Coventry City) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

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