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Blackburn Twitter Admin Enraged After Coventry Keeper Scores Controversial Equaliser

Blackburn Twitter Admin Enraged After Coventry Keeper Scores Controversial Equaliser
By Luke Delaney Updated
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It's getting to that time of the year where all hell breaks lose in the Championship. The race for a spot in the playoffs is well underway and this year, there's only five points seperating 6th place, the final playoff spot, and 13th.

Last night, two sides who remain in the race for Premier League football squared off. 6th placed Blackburn were leading 8th placed Coventry 1-0 until the 95th minute when one of the greatest and perhaps controversial moments in Championship history unfolded.

With practically the final kick of the game, Coventry sent the ball into a packed Blackburn 18-yard-box. The ball bounced straight into Coventry goalkeeper Ben Wilson and into the Blackburn net, sending the away team and fans berserk.

The only thing which has taken away from Wilson's goal, is the claims that he had handled the ball into the net.


At first glance, it's tough to see whether the vital touch did actually strike the goalkeeper's hand, but some other angles recorded from the stands certainly show why Blackburn fans are unhappy.

The result not only helped Coventry in their quest for promotion, but also proved to be a perfect result for the Irish contingent at West Brom. The Baggies win at Blackpool on Tuesday night means that they remain just two points off a spot in the playoffs.

Reaction to Ben Wilson's equaliser for Coventry

The 95th minute equaliser sent Championship Twitter crazy last night and in particular, Blackburn fans.


Blackburn's official Twitter account also got in on the debate with this tweet late last night.

Here's some reaction from fans of clubs around the Championship.

It's undoubtedly a seriously tough one to call, with each angle showing a different outcome of where the ball struck Ben Wilson. Now, it doesn't matter, as Coventry remain well in the hunt for promotion to the Premier League.

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