Coventry climbed out of the relegation zone for the first time since October with their first Championship away win of the season at Hull.

Defender Liam Cooper's own goal, in his first league game for Hull in 18 months, handed a first-half initiative to the visitors.

And substitute Cody McDonald sealed the points with a late second.

A fourth straight defeat leaves ninth-placed Hull five points off the play-off places with six games remaining.

But Coventry stretched their unbeaten run to six matches as they moved above Bristol City by clinching back-to-back wins for only the second time this season.

Visiting striker Alex Nimely, who is on loan from Manchester City, hit the angle in the first half and was also denied by a great last-ditch challenge from Hull skipper Jack Hobbs seconds before the break.

Hull struggled to get going and Aaron Mclean was fortunate to avoid a second booking following a nasty second-half tackle on Richard Keogh.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Hull

  • 28 Mannone
  • 02 Rosenior
  • 03 Dawson
  • 06 Hobbs (Bradley - 46' )
  • 34 Cooper
  • 04 McKenna
  • 07 Stewart Booked (Cullen - 78' )
  • 08 Evans
  • 09 Mclean Booked
  • 12 Fryatt
  • 17 Brady (King - 55' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Gulacsi
  • 14 Cairney
  • 26 Bradley
  • 27 King
  • 35 Cullen

Coventry

  • 01 Murphy
  • 02 Keogh
  • 03 Hussey (Christie - 82' )
  • 15 Cranie
  • 26 Clarke
  • 04 Clingan
  • 16 Norwood
  • 34 Bigirimana
  • 11 McSheffrey Booked
  • 18 Nimely (McDonald - 67' )
  • 22 Platt Booked

Substitutes

  • 13 Dunn
  • 31 Christie
  • 37 Willis
  • 12 Deegan
  • 14 McDonald
Ref: Salisbury
Att: 17,279

Match Stats

Shots

15 13

On target

6 6

Corners

9 5

Fouls

13 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:21 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +2:41

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gary McSheffrey.

90:00 +1:00

Foul by Matt Fryatt on Clive Platt, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

88:52

Effort from deep inside the area by Matt Fryatt misses to the left of the target.

87:30

The ball is sent over by Liam Rosenior, Headed effort from inside the area by Matt Fryatt misses to the left of the goal.

87:13

A cross is delivered by Andy Dawson, Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

85:36

Gary McSheffrey provided the assist for the goal.

85:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Cody McDonald - Hull 0 - 2 Coventry Cody McDonald finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Hull 0-2 Coventry.

84:42

The referee blows for offside. Joe Murphy takes the indirect free kick.

83:24

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot.

82:46

A cross is delivered by Matt Fryatt.

82:35

Joshua King produces a cross.

81:02

Vito Mannone restarts play with the free kick.

81:02 Substitution

Substitution Cyrus Christie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Hussey.

81:02 Booking

Booking Gary McSheffrey is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

80:06

Joshua King gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Hussey. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy. Unfair challenge on Liam Rosenior by Gary McSheffrey results in a free kick.

79:48

The ball is crossed by Jordan Clarke, clearance made by Liam Rosenior.

77:23 Substitution

Substitution Mark Cullen comes on in place of Cameron Stewart.

77:23

Gael Bigirimana has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

76:41

Cody McDonald takes a shot. Save made by Vito Mannone. Corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line, Andy Dawson manages to make a clearance.

76:02

Liam Rosenior sends in a cross, Shot from deep inside the area by Matt Fryatt goes over the bar.

74:42

Foul by Martin Cranie on Matt Fryatt, free kick awarded. Andy Dawson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance by Sammy Clingan.

73:43

Joshua King takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

72:53

A cross is delivered by Liam Rosenior.

70:18

Shot from 20 yards from Aaron Mclean. Save by Joe Murphy. Cameron Stewart takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Gary McSheffrey manages to make a clearance.

69:29

Cody McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Sonny Bradley. Vito Mannone takes the indirect free kick.

68:14

Joshua King takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

66:15

Paul McKenna takes the indirect free kick.

66:15 Substitution

Substitution Cody McDonald on for Alex Nimely.

66:15

Gary McSheffrey concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul McKenna.

62:25

Vito Mannone takes the indirect free kick. Unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Joshua King results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

62:25 Booking

Booking Booking for Clive Platt for unsporting behaviour.

62:20

Vito Mannone fouled by Clive Platt, the ref awards a free kick.

62:00

The ball is crossed by Gary McSheffrey, save by Vito Mannone.

61:26

Inswinging corner taken by Gary McSheffrey, clearance made by Liam Cooper.

60:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joshua King on Chris Hussey. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

60:16

The ball is delivered by Gael Bigirimana, Effort from deep inside the area by Oliver Norwood misses to the left of the goal.

59:38

Unfair challenge on Corry Evans by Gary McSheffrey results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.

58:51

Indirect free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

58:51 Booking

Booking Aaron Mclean receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

58:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Mclean on Chris Hussey.

55:45

Liam Rosenior takes a shot. Martin Cranie gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Andy Dawson, save by Joe Murphy.

54:56 Substitution

Substitution Joshua King is brought on as a substitute for Robbie Brady.

53:52

Effort on goal by Sammy Clingan from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

52:09

Jordan Clarke challenges Robbie Brady unfairly and gives away a free kick. Corry Evans crosses the ball in from the free kick.

51:59

The ball is delivered by Liam Rosenior.

50:30

Oliver Norwood fouled by Liam Rosenior, the ref awards a free kick. Sammy Clingan has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

49:41

The ball is swung over by Robbie Brady, Chris Hussey manages to make a clearance.

48:01

The ball is crossed by Gael Bigirimana, Headed effort from inside the area by Clive Platt misses to the left of the target.

46:50

Aaron Mclean produces a cross.

46:42

A cross is delivered by Robbie Brady.

45:36

The ball is swung over by Gary McSheffrey.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Sonny Bradley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jack Hobbs.

45:00 +4:50 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

44:12

Unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey by Corry Evans results in a free kick. Sammy Clingan produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

42:05

The offside flag is raised against Clive Platt. Indirect free kick taken by Vito Mannone.

40:21

Joe Murphy takes the indirect free kick.

40:21 Booking

Booking Cameron Stewart is shown a yellow card for dissent.

39:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cameron Stewart on Chris Hussey.

38:49

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Save by Vito Mannone. Corner from the left by-line taken by Sammy Clingan, save by Vito Mannone.

38:17

Cameron Stewart has an effort at goal. Joe Murphy makes a save.

37:49

The referee blows for offside against Gary McSheffrey. Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.

36:10

Corry Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on Gael Bigirimana. The ball is delivered by Sammy Clingan, Effort from inside the box by Alex Nimely hits the post.

35:25

Aaron Mclean delivers the ball, Shot on goal by Matt Fryatt from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

33:23

The referee gives a free kick against Alex Nimely for handball. Vito Mannone takes the indirect free kick.

29:21

Aaron Mclean challenges Martin Cranie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

28:46

Corner taken right-footed by Corry Evans to the near post, clearance by Clive Platt.

28:35

A cross is delivered by Andy Dawson, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

28:27

Liam Rosenior produces a cross, clearance by Gael Bigirimana.

26:55

Inswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan, Richard Keogh takes a shot. Vito Mannone makes a save.

25:34

Gary McSheffrey is caught offside. Vito Mannone restarts play with the free kick.

23:10

Effort on goal by Robbie Brady from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

22:33

Liam Rosenior crosses the ball, blocked by Chris Hussey. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andy Dawson, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

21:53

Clive Platt is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Vito Mannone.

20:46

Corner taken right-footed by Corry Evans to the near post, Foul by Liam Cooper on Gael Bigirimana, free kick awarded. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

17:20

Alex Nimely challenges Jack Hobbs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jack Hobbs takes the indirect free kick.

15:55

Matt Fryatt has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

14:53

Robbie Brady produces a cross, save made by Joe Murphy.

13:14

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robbie Brady from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Jack Hobbs misses to the right of the goal.

13:03

The ball is crossed by Jordan Clarke, save made by Vito Mannone.

12:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Cooper - Hull 0 - 1 Coventry Own goal by Liam Cooper. Hull 0-1 Coventry.

10:33

Gael Bigirimana fouled by Robbie Brady, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is swung over by Sammy Clingan, Richard Keogh takes a shot. Save by Vito Mannone.

9:52

Foul by Matt Fryatt on Richard Keogh, free kick awarded. Joe Murphy takes the indirect free kick.

9:41

Cameron Stewart produces a cross, clearance by Richard Keogh.

8:50

Robbie Brady takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy. Corner taken left-footed by Andy Dawson, Gael Bigirimana manages to make a clearance.

7:22

A cross is delivered by Robbie Brady, clearance by Martin Cranie.

6:36

Aaron Mclean sends in a cross, Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy. Short corner taken by Cameron Stewart from the left by-line, Centre by Robbie Brady, clearance made by Gael Bigirimana.

5:30

A cross is delivered by Jordan Clarke, clearance by Jack Hobbs.

5:21

The ball is delivered by Chris Hussey, clearance by Liam Cooper.

5:00

Jordan Clarke delivers the ball, Liam Cooper manages to make a clearance.

2:42

Corner taken left-footed by Andy Dawson to the near post, Aaron Mclean has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

1:23

Oliver Norwood produces a cross, Liam Rosenior manages to make a clearance.

1:13

Centre by Gael Bigirimana.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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