League One
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Swindon Town 1-0 Coventry City

Midfielder Yaser Kasim bagged a late winner to get Swindon's League One campaign under way with a 1-0 win against Coventry City.

Iraq international Kasim, who only netted once last season, curled in an 86th-minute strike from just inside the area to give the Robins the perfect start to the season.

Coventry had the first real opportunity of the game in the fourth minute when striker Marvin Sordell hit the post from a left-footed shot.

A lapse in concentration from Swindon's Jamie Sendles-White in the eighth minute was wasted by Coventry's George Thomas who put his attempt wide.

Swindon played with more intent in the second half, Rodgers almost scoring on 59 minutes after a scramble in the Coventry penalty area resulted in his shot being cleared off the line.

In the 75th minute, Swindon midfielder Michael Doughty missed another chance for the home team after being put through on goal, but he failed to get his shot away quick enough.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 2Thompson
  • 6Sendles-WhiteBooked at 53mins
  • 4Thomas
  • 27Barry
  • 8Kasim
  • 5Rodgers
  • 7Doughty
  • 11Brophy
  • 10GoddardSubstituted forYoungat 64'minutes
  • 9Obika

Substitutes

  • 12Henry
  • 14Iandolo
  • 15Smith
  • 16Stewart
  • 18Evans
  • 24Hylton
  • 35Young

Coventry

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 2Willis
  • 18Ricketts
  • 29Harries
  • 30Kelly-Evans
  • 6Rose
  • 13Gadzhev
  • 24Haynes
  • 10JonesSubstituted forLameirasat 67'minutes
  • 17SordellBooked at 32minsSubstituted forReidat 45'minutes
  • 27ThomasSubstituted forThomasat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 8Lameiras
  • 11Reid
  • 14Thomas
  • 20Tudgay
  • 25Finch
  • 31Stevenson
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
9,023

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Coventry City 0.

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

Dion Kelly-Evans (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jamie Sendles-White.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 1, Coventry City 0. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Doughty.

Jordan Young (Swindon Town) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt blocked. Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay in match Jordan Young (Swindon Town) because of an injury.

James Brophy (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Vladimir Gadzhev (Coventry City).

Bradley Barry (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kyel Reid (Coventry City).

Attempt blocked. Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Kwame Thomas replaces George Thomas.

Jamie Sendles-White (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

Attempt blocked. Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Conor Thomas (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

James Brophy (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dion Kelly-Evans (Coventry City).

Bradley Barry (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyel Reid (Coventry City).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Ruben Lameiras replaces Jodi Jones because of an injury.

Delay in match Jodi Jones (Coventry City) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jordan Young replaces John Goddard.

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

Foul by Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town).

Cian Harries (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Andy Rose.

Attempt blocked. Anton Rodgers (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bradley Barry (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Haynes (Coventry City).

Attempt missed. Jodi Jones (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Millwall11003033
2Gillingham11003123
3Scunthorpe11003123
4Walsall11003123
5Bury11002023
6Peterborough11003213
7Bolton11001013
8MK Dons11001013
9Swindon11001013
10Chesterfield10101101
11Fleetwood10101101
12Northampton10101101
13Oxford Utd10101101
14Bradford10100001
15Port Vale10100001
16Rochdale100123-10
17Coventry100101-10
18Sheff Utd100101-10
19Shrewsbury100101-10
20Wimbledon100113-20
21Bristol Rovers100113-20
22Southend100113-20
23Charlton100102-20
24Oldham100103-30
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