Coventry moved off the bottom of the table after sealing victory with goals in each half from Gary McSheffrey and Lukas Jutkiewicz.

McSheffrey, lacking support around him, raced forward at pace and drilled a low shot from 20 yards to make it 1-0.

Jutkiewicz scored his ninth goal of the season, heading McSheffrey's teasing cross in from six yards.

Brighton's Craig Mackail-Smith almost replied late on but his header was kept out by goalkeeper Joe Murphy.

Andy Thorn's side move off the bottom of the table on goal difference at the expense of Doncaster. Brighton failed to assert themselves and, as a result, were condemned to their fourth successive defeat.

Gus Poyet's team have now failed to score in their last four outings. Brighton did, however, have the first opening of the match but Adam El-Abd failed to direct Ryan Harley's cross on target.

Gary Deegan went close for the Sky Blues, shooting just wide from 18 yards, before the hosts went ahead 11 minutes before the interval through McSheffrey's effort.

Brighton had an opportunity to reply immediately, but Murphy kept out Mackail-Smith's shot from 12 yards.

Coventry added their second through Jutkiewicz's header and, after that, Brighton struggled to create openings.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Coventry

  • 01 Murphy
  • 02 Keogh
  • 15 Cranie
  • 24 Wood
  • 31 Christie Booked
  • 07 Bell
  • 08 Baker
  • 12 Deegan Booked (Bigirimana - 81' )
  • 32 Thomas
  • 09 Jutkiew'z
  • 11 McSheffrey

Substitutes

  • 13 Dunn
  • 03 Hussey
  • 06 McPake
  • 34 Bigirimana
  • 27 Jeffers

Brighton

  • 16 Ankergren
  • 03 Greer
  • 05 Dunk Booked
  • 06 El-Abd
  • 27 Taricco (Buckley - 60' )
  • 08 Navarro Booked
  • 10 Sparrow
  • 11 Noone (LuaLua - 61' )
  • 17 Harley (Forster-Caskey - 66' )
  • 12 Mackail-Smith
  • 13 Paynter

Substitutes

  • 01 Brezovan
  • 31 Hall
  • 25 LuaLua
  • 30 Buckley
  • 35 Forster-Caskey
Ref: Haywood
Att: 14,158

Match Stats

Shots

10 12

On target

4 10

Corners

2 6

Fouls

22 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:07 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Baker on Billy Paynter. Free kick taken by Alan Navarro.

90:00 +1:25

Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

90:00 +1:12

The ball is crossed by Gordon Greer.

90:00 +0:47

Alan Navarro fouled by Gary McSheffrey, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Navarro.

90:00 +0:01

Craig Mackail-Smith produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

89:24

Kazenga LuaLua takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Keogh.

87:34

Kazenga LuaLua crosses the ball, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

87:01

Will Buckley sends in a cross, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

84:59

Kazenga LuaLua fouled by Gary McSheffrey, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.

83:55

Richard Wood fouled by Will Buckley, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

83:41

Kazenga LuaLua produces a cross, Richard Wood makes a clearance.

82:20

Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball, Unfair challenge on Gordon Greer by Lukas Jutkiewicz results in a free kick. Casper Ankergren restarts play with the free kick.

80:55 Substitution

Substitution (Coventry) makes a substitution, with Gael Bigirimana coming on for Gary Deegan.

78:52

Inswinging corner taken by Gary McSheffrey.

78:21

Carl Baker takes a shot. Casper Ankergren makes a fantastic save.

77:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Deegan on Adam El-Abd. Free kick crossed right-footed by Alan Navarro from left channel, save made by Joe Murphy.

76:57

Matthew Sparrow takes a shot. Gary Deegan gets a block in.

76:50

The ball is swung over by Kazenga LuaLua, clearance made by Richard Wood.

76:18

Gary Deegan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Forster-Caskey. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Matthew Sparrow, clearance by Martin Cranie.

73:59

The ball is sent over by Will Buckley, Joe Murphy makes a comfortable save.

73:36

The ball is crossed by David Bell, save by Adam El-Abd.

73:02

Centre by Kazenga LuaLua, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

70:12

Inswinging corner taken by Kazenga LuaLua from the left by-line.

70:02

The ball is crossed by Jake Forster-Caskey, blocked by Cyrus Christie.

69:46

Will Buckley sends in a cross.

68:46

Alan Navarro crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from own half, fantastic save by Joe Murphy.

68:46 Booking

Booking Cyrus Christie booked.

68:32

Foul by Cyrus Christie on Kazenga LuaLua, free kick awarded.

67:05

Gary Deegan produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

65:47 Substitution

Substitution (Brighton) makes a substitution, with Jake Forster-Caskey coming on for Ryan Harley.

65:06

Unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Ryan Harley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

63:09

Kazenga LuaLua takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

62:19

The ball is sent over by Gary McSheffrey, Gordon Greer manages to make a clearance.

61:35

Cyrus Christie sends in a cross, blocked by Ryan Harley.

60:59

Centre by David Bell, Lewis Dunk manages to make a clearance.

59:20 Substitution

Substitution Kazenga LuaLua joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Noone.

59:20 Substitution

Substitution Will Buckley comes on in place of Mauricio Taricco.

57:33

The ball is sent over by Cyrus Christie, Casper Ankergren makes a save.

57:03

A cross is delivered by Gary McSheffrey, clearance made by Gordon Greer.

56:55

Lukas Jutkiewicz crosses the ball, clearance made by Adam El-Abd.

56:35

Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

56:35 Booking

Booking Lewis Dunk receives a caution.

56:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Lewis Dunk.

55:49

Gordon Greer takes a shot. Blocked by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

55:27

Corner from right by-line taken by Craig Noone.

55:20

Centre by Matthew Sparrow, Martin Cranie manages to make a clearance.

54:22

The ball is swung over by Ryan Harley.

53:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Paynter by Richard Wood. Free kick taken by Alan Navarro.

53:02

Assist on the goal came from Gary McSheffrey.

53:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Lukas Jutkiewicz - Coventry 2 - 0 Brighton Lukas Jutkiewicz grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Coventry 2-0 Brighton.

52:59

The ball is swung over by Gary McSheffrey,

52:31

Carl Baker takes a shot. Save made by Casper Ankergren.

50:52

Unfair challenge on Lewis Dunk by Gary McSheffrey results in a free kick. Gordon Greer takes the free kick.

49:41

Centre by Carl Baker.

48:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Noone by Lukas Jutkiewicz. Craig Noone takes the free kick.

47:43

The ball is delivered by Craig Noone, clearance by Richard Keogh.

46:45

David Bell challenges Lewis Dunk unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.

45:17

Lukas Jutkiewicz fouled by Gordon Greer, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Gary McSheffrey.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +4:29 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +3:54

Gary McSheffrey takes the inswinging corner, Casper Ankergren makes a save.

45:00 +3:40

Cyrus Christie produces a cross, Ryan Harley gets a block in.

45:00 +1:32

Unfair challenge on Craig Noone by Cyrus Christie results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ryan Harley.

44:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Noone by Gary Deegan. Free kick crossed by Lewis Dunk.

44:07

The ball is swung over by Ryan Harley.

43:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey by Adam El-Abd. Free kick taken by Richard Keogh.

42:11

David Bell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam El-Abd. Direct free kick taken by Adam El-Abd.

41:16

Ryan Harley takes the outswinging corner, David Bell makes a clearance.

40:54

Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Harley, clearance made by Richard Wood.

39:14

Free kick crossed right-footed by Ryan Harley from left wing, blocked by Richard Keogh.

39:14 Booking

Booking Gary Deegan receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

39:05

Gary Deegan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Noone.

37:45

Billy Paynter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh. Richard Keogh takes the free kick.

37:13

Shot by Richard Wood from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

36:36

Matthew Sparrow concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary McSheffrey. Direct free kick taken by Gary McSheffrey.

35:46

The ball is crossed by Craig Noone.

35:25

Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a fantastic save.

33:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary McSheffrey - Coventry 1 - 0 Brighton Gary McSheffrey fires in a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Coventry 1-0 Brighton.

32:51

David Bell challenges Matthew Sparrow unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Ryan Harley from the free kick.

32:21

The ball is sent over by Mauricio Taricco, Cyrus Christie manages to make a clearance.

32:17

The ball is crossed by Craig Noone.

31:03

Gary Deegan has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

28:28

Foul by Gary McSheffrey on Adam El-Abd, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Ryan Harley, Conor Thomas makes a clearance.

26:52

Alan Navarro takes the direct free kick.

26:52 Booking

Booking Alan Navarro goes into the referee's book.

26:18

Craig Mackail-Smith fouled by Richard Keogh, the ref awards a free kick.

25:46

Centre by Carl Baker, Casper Ankergren makes a save.

25:11

Billy Paynter takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

24:39

A cross is delivered by Matthew Sparrow, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

20:54

Short corner worked by Ryan Harley.

20:30

Billy Paynter takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Cranie.

19:39

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

18:58

The offside flag is raised against Lukas Jutkiewicz. Adam El-Abd takes the free kick.

17:37

Foul by Gary Deegan on Craig Noone, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ryan Harley, Richard Wood makes a clearance.

17:29

Craig Noone sends in a cross, Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

16:25

Matthew Sparrow takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a comfortable save.

12:13

The ball is swung over by Gary McSheffrey, save by Casper Ankergren.

11:59

Centre by Gary McSheffrey, blocked by Adam El-Abd.

11:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Harley by Gary Deegan. Gordon Greer takes the direct free kick.

10:40

The referee blows for offside against Lukas Jutkiewicz. Casper Ankergren takes the indirect free kick.

10:15

Carl Baker takes a shot. Gordon Greer gets a block in.

9:03

A cross is delivered by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

8:50

Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball, Casper Ankergren makes a save.

7:52

Cyrus Christie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Noone. Craig Noone takes the direct free kick.

7:14

A cross is delivered by Craig Noone, save by Joe Murphy.

5:38

Conor Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Paynter. Mauricio Taricco takes the free kick.

5:23

A cross is delivered by Cyrus Christie, clearance made by Gordon Greer.

4:55

Unfair challenge on Conor Thomas by Matthew Sparrow results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Deegan.

4:07

The ball is swung over by Ryan Harley, Header by Adam El-Abd from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

3:15

Ryan Harley takes a floated corner to the near post, Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

1:07

Richard Wood delivers the ball, Lewis Dunk manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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