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Bristol City 1-2 Coventry City

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,

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Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Post-match: Bristol City's Cotterill

"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."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 30Moore
  • 11WagstaffBooked at 85mins
  • 17Cunningham
  • 3Williams
  • 5Flint
  • 18El-AbdSubstituted forBarnettat 64'minutes
  • 25ElliottSubstituted forBurnsat 64'minutes
  • 34Gillett
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 9Baldock
  • 15BryanSubstituted forPackat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fielding
  • 2Moloney
  • 8Elliott
  • 14Reid
  • 21Pack
  • 23Barnett
  • 27Burns

Coventry

  • 1Murphy
  • 2Christie
  • 3Adams
  • 8BakerSubstituted forMarshallat 72'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 4Webster
  • 15Seaborne
  • 6C Thomas
  • 16BartonBooked at 89mins
  • 10Delfouneso
  • 17DanielsSubstituted forClarkeat 78'minutes
  • 14MoussaSubstituted forFleckat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Fleck
  • 13Burge
  • 19Willis
  • 24Clarke
  • 26Marshall
  • 30Garner
  • 37G Thomas
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
11,272

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 1, Coventry City 2.

Full Time

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

Booking

Adam Barton (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.
Tyrone Barnett (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Adam Barton (Coventry City).
Tyrone Barnett (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).
Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City).
Adam Barton (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

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.
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Joe Murphy.
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.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Clarke replaces Billy Daniels.
Attempt missed. Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Mark Marshall (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.
Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mark Marshall (Coventry City).
Attempt blocked. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Joe Murphy.
Attempt saved. Simon Gillett (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt blocked. Tyrone Barnett (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Mark Marshall replaces Carl Baker.
Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. John Fleck replaces Franck Moussa.
Foul by Sam Baldock (Bristol City).
Blair Adams (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Wes Burns replaces Marvin Elliott.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Tyrone Barnett replaces Adam El-Abd.
Attempt saved. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Billy Daniels (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Adam El-Abd (Bristol City).
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Blair Adams.
Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).
Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).
Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).
Nathan Delfouneso (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Joe Murphy.
Attempt saved. Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
Simon Gillett (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Marlon Pack replaces Joe Bryan.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bristol City 0, Coventry City 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bristol City 0, Coventry City 2.
Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Daniel Seaborne (Coventry City).
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Greg Cunningham.
Sam Baldock (Bristol City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right.
Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).
Attempt missed. Billy Daniels (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Blair Adams.
Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Blair Adams.
Attempt saved. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Billy Daniels (Coventry City).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Brentford2919642463
2Wolves2918742961
3Leyton Orient2818643360
4Preston28141041152
5Rotherham2914961351
6Walsall29121071046
7Peterborough2814311845
8Swindon2912512741
9Port Vale2712312-339
10Coventry281387937
11MK Dons2810612-136
12Gillingham3010515-1235
13Bradford287138434
14Colchester268108134
15Oldham299614-833
16Crawley257108-531
17Tranmere298714-1831
18Carlisle288614-1730
19Crewe298615-2430
20Bristol City2951212-727
21Shrewsbury296914-1127
22Notts County308319-1327
23Sheff Utd276813-1226
24Stevenage277416-1825
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