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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:

"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."



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Daniels
  • 33ClarkeBooked at 50mins
  • 18King
  • 23M WallaceBooked 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


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


Formation 4-2-3-1

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


  • 6Thomas
  • 12Morris
  • 17Phillips
  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 27Thomas
  • 32Fortuné
  • 40Kent
Andy Haines

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Coventry City 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

  4. Booking

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Kent (Coventry City).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. George Thomas replaces Marcus Tudgay.

  15. Booking

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Scott Laird (Scunthorpe United).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Booking

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Sam Ricketts (Coventry City).