League One
Scunthorpe1Coventry0

Scunthorpe United 1-0 Coventry City

Paddy Madden
Madden is Scunthorpe's leading scorer this season with five goals

Paddy Madden's late strike saw Scunthorpe United beat high-flying Coventry City to earn a second League One win of the season.

Madden pounced on John Fleck's mistake to steer a shot into the bottom corner.

The Iron dominated as Lee Burge saved well from Gary McSheffrey's free-kick, and Ruben Lameiras headed Jack King's flick off the line.

Happy day for Coventry City old boys
Scunthorpe had two ex-Coventry players in their ranks, Jordan Clarke and Gary McSheffrey, while Iron boss Mark Robins had five months in charge of the Sky Blues before quitting in February 2013 to join Huddersfield.

City offered little until late, Romain Vincelot heading their best chance just wide from Sam Ricketts' cross.

Coventry drop two places to fourth after their second successive away defeat, while Scunthorpe climb to 16th after their first win in six matches.

Scunthorpe manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

Media playback is not supported on this device

Robins on Scunthorpe v Coventry

"We totally deserved it. We've worked all week on what we can do to hurt them and picked an attacking side. We were outstanding and the supporters were outstanding. It was a really good feeling in the ground.

"I am absolutely delighted we've got a clean sheet and absolutely delighted we've managed to convert one of the many chances we've had. We created loads, and loads of decent opportunities.

"It's been a long time in coming. The longer the results don't come the more the pressure is heaped on the players, and the more they feel it."

Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"It was disappointing in a lot of aspects. It looked like a 0-0 for long spells. If you paid your money to come and watch, you weren't getting your money's worth.

"Scunthorpe worked very hard, closed us down and tried to stop us playing. They didn't cause us too many problems, but ultimately it only takes one chance to win a football match.

"The disappointment is that, with the ball, we generally weren't good enough - which hasn't been a problem before."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33ClarkeBooked at 50mins
  • 18King
  • 23WallaceBooked at 83mins
  • 3LairdBooked at 85mins
  • 12Bishop
  • 26NessSubstituted forMcAllisterat 65'minutes
  • 9MaddenBooked at 79mins
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forSyersat 68'minutes
  • 28McSheffreyBooked at 90mins
  • 22HopperSubstituted forHendersonat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 4McAllister
  • 8Syers
  • 11Henderson
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 20Goode

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 18Ricketts
  • 21Martin
  • 5Johnson
  • 3Stokes
  • 4Vincelot
  • 7Fleck
  • 8LameirasSubstituted forFortunéat 70'minutes
  • 20TudgaySubstituted forThomasat 86'minutes
  • 25MurphySubstituted forKentat 54'minutes
  • 9ArmstrongBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 6Thomas
  • 12Morris
  • 17Phillips
  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 27Thomas
  • 32Fortuné
  • 40Kent
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
3,746

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away3
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Coventry City 0.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Booking

Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

George Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City).

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Kent (Coventry City).

David Syers (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

Attempt missed. Romain Vincelot (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. George Thomas replaces Marcus Tudgay.

Booking

Scott Laird (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Scott Laird (Scunthorpe United).

Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Ricketts (Coventry City).

Attempt missed. Ryan Kent (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Coventry City 0. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Clarke.

Booking

Adam Armstrong (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Jack King (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Armstrong (Coventry City).

Attempt missed. Ryan Kent (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Scott Laird.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jordan Clarke.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Romain Vincelot.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by John Fleck.

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Darius Henderson replaces Tom Hopper.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. David Syers replaces Kevin van Veen.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sean McAllister replaces Jamie Ness.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Scott Laird.

Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham7520134917
2Walsall7511134916
3Burton750296315
4Coventry7412148613
5Sheff Utd6402108212
6Rochdale732294511
7Chesterfield73221210211
8Swindon73221312111
9Bury72411412210
10Wigan731399010
11Barnsley73131011-110
12Port Vale62319639
13Fleetwood723211929
14Bradford723279-29
15Shrewsbury722378-18
16Scunthorpe722368-28
17Peterborough72141112-17
18Millwall6213711-47
19Oldham7142610-47
20Southend713358-36
21Doncaster713337-46
22Colchester6042813-54
23Blackpool7115514-94
24Crewe7025715-82
View full League One table

Top Stories