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Swindon Town 2-1 Coventry City

Swindon's Miles Storey

Substitute Miles Storey scored a late winner as Swindon came from behind to beat mid-table Coventry in League One.

The Sky Blues took the lead when Leon Clarke headed in Carl Baker's cross from close range.

Yaser Kasim levelled the game with a strike from outside the box before John Fleck hit the bar for the visitors from 35 yards.

And Storey sealed victory for the Robins with a chipped shot from inside the area to move them up to seventh.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"I thought it was a fantastic game of football. They're the best team we've played.

"We didn't start great. The wind was a factor and they settled better than us.

"We made some radical changes and I decided to open the game up and see if we could win it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

"That was tense and hard work for the coaching staff."

Coventry manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"It's hugely frustrating and hugely disappointing for everybody. Since I came to this club, probably the opening 45 minutes was as good as performance you're likely to see from a Coventry side.

"Make no mistake, we played against a very, very good Swindon team. We were absolutely magnificent in the first half and I thought we were very good in the second half: we hit the bar, we hit the post.

"These players couldn't have given any more today. They left nothing on that football pitch. "I'm devastated for them. There's no doubt about it we should have won the game."

Line-ups

Swindon

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1FoderinghamBooked at 90mins
  • 3Byrne
  • 14McEveleySubstituted forBarthramat 45'minutes
  • 4Luongo
  • 5Hall
  • 22Ward
  • 7HarleySubstituted forStoreyat 71'minutes
  • 8MasonSubstituted forKasimat 45'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 9Ranger
  • 33Ajose
  • 11Pritchard

Substitutes

  • 12N'Guessan
  • 15Kasim
  • 19Thompson
  • 20Storey
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford
  • 39Gladwin

Coventry

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Murphy
  • 2ChristieBooked at 44mins
  • 3AdamsSubstituted forMaguireat 88'minutes
  • 6ThomasBooked at 53mins
  • 15Seaborne
  • 24Clarke
  • 8BakerBooked at 60mins
  • 7FleckBooked at 41mins
  • 21Dagnall
  • 9Clarke
  • 14Moussa

Substitutes

  • 4Webster
  • 12Maguire
  • 13Burge
  • 16Barton
  • 17Daniels
  • 18Phillips
  • 31Haynes
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
9,291

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home9
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 2, Coventry City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Swindon Town 2, Coventry City 1.

  3. Booking

    Chris Dagnall (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Chris Dagnall (Coventry City).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor Thomas (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Billy Daniels replaces Blair Adams.

  8. Booking

    Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

  10. Post update

    Carl Baker (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Swindon Town 2, Coventry City 1. Miles Storey (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  14. Post update

    John Fleck (Coventry City) hits the bar with a left footed shot from more than 35 yards.

  15. Post update

    Grant Hall (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Chris Dagnall (Coventry City).

  17. Post update

    Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Leon Clarke (Coventry City).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Miles Storey (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient21135345212444
2Wolves21135335161944
3Brentford21134433191443
4Peterborough21123632211139
5Preston2110833022838
6Rotherham219843627935
7Swindon21103837271033
8Walsall219662318533
9Bradford2179534241030
10Port Vale219393033-330
11MK Dons208483329428
12Crawley216872428-426
13Coventry2110564438625
14Gillingham2274112938-925
15Colchester215972330-724
16Carlisle216692335-1224
17Shrewsbury215882224-223
18Oldham2064102328-522
19Sheff Utd2156101827-921
20Tranmere2155112540-1520
21Stevenage2154122134-1319
22Notts County2253142635-918
23Crewe2146111843-2518
24Bristol City2121092835-716
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