Franck Moussa scored his 13th goal of the season as Coventry City beat struggling Bristol City in League One.

The visitors went ahead when Blair Adams fed Moussa, whose excellent finish went under Simon Moore's body.

Andy Webster's close-range finish after Nathan Delfouneso had flicked on Carl Baker's corner gave the visitors a two-goal lead at the break.

Wes Burns closed the gap with a header from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas's corner, but Coventry held on for the victory.

The Sky Blues close the gap on the play-off places to nine points, while Bristol City remain 20th on 27 points but only two points clear of bottom club Stevenage, who beat Gillingham.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

"I feel as though we did deserve a point. But we gave ourselves a mountain to climb, really.

"There's a reoccurring theme with the goals that are being conceded this season. We always have to dig ourselves out of a hole.

"It's demoralising for the players because they've put in a shift.

"We've had enough balls that have whizzed past the goal in the second half. We've got to be more ruthless."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Bristol City

  • 30 Moore
  • 11 Wagstaff Booked
  • 17 Cunningham
  • 03 Williams
  • 05 Flint
  • 18 El-Abd (Barnett - 64' )
  • 25 Elliott (Burns - 64' )
  • 34 Gillett
  • 10 Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 09 Baldock
  • 15 Bryan (Pack - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Fielding
  • 02 Moloney
  • 08 Elliott
  • 14 Reid
  • 21 Pack
  • 23 Barnett
  • 27 Burns

Coventry City

  • 01 Murphy
  • 02 Christie
  • 03 Adams
  • 08 Baker (Marshall - 72' Booked )
  • 04 Webster
  • 15 Seaborne
  • 06 Thomas
  • 16 Barton Booked
  • 10 Delfouneso
  • 17 Daniels (Clarke - 78' )
  • 14 Moussa (Fleck - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Fleck
  • 13 Burge
  • 19 Willis
  • 24 Clarke
  • 26 Marshall
  • 30 Garner
  • 37 Thomas
Ref: Andy Woolmer
Att: 11,272

Match Stats

Shots

14 6

On target

6 5

Corners

7 3

Fouls

7 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bristol City 1, Coventry City 2.

90:00 +6:19 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Coventry City 2.

88:13 Booking

Booking Adam Barton (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

88:00

Tyrone Barnett (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

87:59

Foul by Adam Barton (Coventry City).

85:49

Tyrone Barnett (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:49

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

85:30

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

84:51 Booking

Booking Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

84:36

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City).

84:36

Adam Barton (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82:22

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

81:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bristol City 1, Coventry City 2. Wes Burns (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas following a corner.

79:42

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

79:33

Attempt saved. Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

77:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Clarke replaces Billy Daniels.

75:20

Attempt missed. Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

74:44 Booking

Booking Mark Marshall (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

74:25

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:25

Foul by Mark Marshall (Coventry City).

74:08

Attempt blocked. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

72:45

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

72:26

Attempt saved. Simon Gillett (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

72:13

Attempt blocked. Tyrone Barnett (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

71:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Mark Marshall replaces Carl Baker.

69:19

Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

66:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. John Fleck replaces Franck Moussa.

64:10

Foul by Sam Baldock (Bristol City).

64:10

Blair Adams (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol City. Wes Burns replaces Marvin Elliott.

63:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol City. Tyrone Barnett replaces Adam El-Abd.

62:22

Attempt saved. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

59:00

Billy Daniels (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:57

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Bristol City).

57:24

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Blair Adams.

56:52

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:52

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

54:22

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:22

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).

53:33

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

53:33

Nathan Delfouneso (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:08

Attempt missed. Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

52:48

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

52:34

Attempt saved. Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

48:43

Simon Gillett (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:43

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol City. Marlon Pack replaces Joe Bryan.

45:00

Second Half begins Bristol City 0, Coventry City 2.

45:00 +2:15 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bristol City 0, Coventry City 2.

44:48

Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:48

Foul by Daniel Seaborne (Coventry City).

44:23

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Greg Cunningham.

42:38

Sam Baldock (Bristol City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right.

41:20

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

41:20

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).

40:49

Attempt missed. Billy Daniels (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

40:06

Attempt missed. Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

39:02

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Blair Adams.

37:13

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Blair Adams.

34:11

Attempt saved. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

33:27

Foul by Billy Daniels (Coventry City).

33:27

Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:53

Attempt saved. Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

25:22

Foul by Franck Moussa (Coventry City).

25:22

Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bristol City 0, Coventry City 2. Andy Webster (Coventry City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Carl Baker.

24:02

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Simon Moore.

23:50

Attempt saved. Blair Adams (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

18:49

Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:49

Foul by Sam Baldock (Bristol City).

17:38

Foul by Carl Baker (Coventry City).

17:38

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

15:39

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Aden Flint.

12:41

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

12:41

Joe Bryan (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:36

Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

11:36

Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).

10:01

Foul by Daniel Seaborne (Coventry City).

10:01

Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:55

Attempt missed. Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

6:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bristol City 0, Coventry City 1. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Blair Adams.

0:39

Foul by Simon Gillett (Bristol City).

0:39

Daniel Seaborne (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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