Max Clayton's first-half goal handed Crewe their first League One home win of the season at the expense of managerless, winless Coventry.

Clayton should have opened the scoring earlier than he did but he missed the ball completely with the goal gaping.

Carl Baker wasted City's best chance when he somehow headed over the bar after Kelvin Mellor failed to clear.

But Clayton did get the eventual winner when he tapped in following AJ Leitch-Smith's miscued shot.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Coventry City caretaker manager Richard Shaw:

"We had enough chances to win the game. We need a bit more quality in the final third and more concentration.

"We're quite a quiet bunch and I told them that if they have any aspirations of doing well this year they've got to demand more from each other; it's nothing personal, they've just got to demand more from each other on the pitch.

"They are working really hard. In terms of fitness, we looked a bit jaded in the first half. We played two hours on Tuesday in a game that was frantic and full of pace, and I think that took its toll, especially in the first half, until I brought some fresh faces on."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Crewe

  • 13 Martin
  • 03 Davis
  • 05 Ellis Booked
  • 15 Robertson
  • 08 Murphy
  • 14 Mellor
  • 19 Osman
  • 07 Clayton
  • 10 Leitch-Smith
  • 11 Moore
  • 25 Bunn (Tootle - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Garratt
  • 02 Tootle
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 12 Turton
  • 16 Guthrie
  • 18 Daniels
  • 23 West

Coventry

  • 01 Murphy
  • 02 Clarke
  • 03 Hussey
  • 25 Edjenguele
  • 35 Brown Booked
  • 08 Baker Booked
  • 12 Jennings (McSheffrey - 66' )
  • 15 Kilbane
  • 16 Barton
  • 09 McDonald (McGoldrick - 59' )
  • 14 Elliott (Ball - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Dunn
  • 21 Christie
  • 24 Wood
  • 11 McSheffrey
  • 17 Ball
  • 19 O'Donovan
  • 31 McGoldrick
Ref: Woolmer
Att: 5,738

Match Stats

Shots

6 10

On target

4 5

Corners

8 0

Fouls

8 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:28 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +4:11

Unfair challenge on Kevin Kilbane by Luke Murphy results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Gary McSheffrey from right channel, blocked by Ajay Leitch-Smith. Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball.

90:00 +1:54

William Edjenguele takes a shot. Abdul Osman gets a block in.

90:00 +1:35

Kevin Kilbane takes a shot. Clearance by Mark Ellis.

90:00 +0:20

Byron Moore crosses the ball.

89:08

Byron Moore produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

86:51

Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball, save by Alan Martin.

86:08

Gregor Robertson restarts play with the free kick.

86:08 Booking

Booking Carl Baker receives a caution for dissent.

85:57

Unfair challenge on Byron Moore by Carl Baker results in a free kick.

84:20

Reece Brown restarts play with the free kick.

84:20 Booking

Booking Mark Ellis booked.

83:58

Mark Ellis produces a cross, save by Joe Murphy. Kevin Kilbane fouled by Mark Ellis, the ref awards a free kick.

83:13

Jordan Clarke challenges Byron Moore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Murphy crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Adam Barton manages to make a clearance.

82:17

Shot from deep inside the area by David McGoldrick clears the crossbar.

80:39

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Luke Murphy, clearance made by Reece Brown.

78:58 Substitution

Substitution Callum Ball on for Stephen Elliott.

77:58

Gary McSheffrey challenges Abdul Osman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Ellis.

75:23

Stephen Elliott is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Martin.

75:02

The ball is crossed by Gary McSheffrey, clearance made by Mark Ellis.

73:42

Reece Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ajay Leitch-Smith. Harry Davis takes the direct free kick.

73:42 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Reece Brown for unsporting behaviour.

72:10 Substitution

Substitution Matt Tootle comes on in place of Harry Bunn.

71:09

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Save made by Alan Martin.

68:26

Harry Bunn takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

67:11

Effort from deep inside the area by Luke Murphy misses to the right of the goal.

65:54 Substitution

Substitution Steven Jennings leaves the field to be replaced by Gary McSheffrey.

63:55

The ball is sent over by Kelvin Mellor.

61:43

The ball is crossed by Carl Baker, save made by Alan Martin.

61:29

The ball is delivered by Chris Hussey, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.

60:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kelvin Mellor on Kevin Kilbane. Chris Hussey takes the direct free kick.

56:29 Substitution

Substitution David McGoldrick is brought on as a substitute for Cody McDonald.

56:29

The ball is swung over by Byron Moore. Outswinging corner taken by Harry Bunn from the right by-line. Corner taken right-footed by Harry Bunn. Byron Moore produces a cross, Carl Baker manages to make a clearance. Short corner worked by Harry Bunn.

55:38

The ball is crossed by Kevin Kilbane, clearance by Mark Ellis.

55:15

The ball is crossed by Chris Hussey, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.

53:12

Foul by Carl Baker on Harry Bunn, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gregor Robertson.

51:07

Carl Baker crosses the ball, Cody McDonald takes a shot. Stephen Elliott takes a shot. Alan Martin makes a save.

47:44

Gregor Robertson fouled by Carl Baker, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Martin takes the direct free kick.

45:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Ellis on Kevin Kilbane. Carl Baker takes the free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:31 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

44:11

The ball is sent over by Byron Moore, Jordan Clarke makes a clearance.

43:34

Byron Moore delivers the ball, Adam Barton makes a clearance.

43:00

Kevin Kilbane is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Murphy.

42:17

Carl Baker delivers the ball.

39:58

Harry Bunn crosses the ball.

38:51

Outswinging corner taken by Harry Bunn, Harry Davis takes a shot. Fantastic save by Joe Murphy.

36:47

Byron Moore delivers the ball. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Harry Bunn from the right by-line, William Edjenguele manages to make a clearance. Mark Ellis challenges William Edjenguele unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Barton takes the free kick. The offside flag is raised against Cody McDonald. Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.

34:24

Carl Baker challenges Luke Murphy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Murphy.

33:47

Byron Moore takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a comfortable save.

33:12

The ball is sent over by Byron Moore, Jordan Clarke manages to make a clearance.

32:05

Shot from just outside the box by Jordan Clarke goes over the bar.

28:52

Chris Hussey crosses the ball.

27:57

Chris Hussey crosses the ball, Harry Davis manages to make a clearance.

23:45

The assist for the goal came from Gregor Robertson.

23:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Max Clayton - Crewe 1 - 0 Coventry Max Clayton finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 1-0 Coventry.

23:34

The ball is swung over by Ajay Leitch-Smith,

20:07

The ball is swung over by Luke Murphy, Joe Murphy makes a save.

17:22

Carl Baker challenges Luke Murphy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Murphy takes the direct free kick.

15:45

Carl Baker fouled by Abdul Osman, the ref awards a free kick. Reece Brown restarts play with the free kick.

14:40

Harry Bunn fouled by Adam Barton, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.

13:15

Jordan Clarke has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

13:03

The ball is sent over by Carl Baker, Alan Martin makes a save.

11:47

Kelvin Mellor concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Kilbane. Free kick taken by William Edjenguele.

11:01

Carl Baker takes a shot. Save made by Alan Martin.

9:31

The ball is sent over by Chris Hussey, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.

6:51

Reece Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Bunn. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Luke Murphy, Adam Barton makes a clearance. Corner taken short by Harry Bunn.

5:49

Byron Moore sends in a cross.

5:05

Byron Moore produces a cross, clearance made by Carl Baker. Corner taken right-footed by Harry Bunn, Carl Baker manages to make a clearance.

4:30

Centre by Kevin Kilbane, Cody McDonald takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin.

3:13

A cross is delivered by Ajay Leitch-Smith, Jordan Clarke makes a clearance.

2:36

Jordan Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Bunn. Direct free kick taken by Harry Bunn.

0:28

Harry Davis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Elliott. Free kick taken by Chris Hussey. Unfair challenge on Gregor Robertson by William Edjenguele results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Martin.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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