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Coventry City 0-1 Newport County

Newport celebrate their winning goal
Newport celebrate their winning goal

Newport County stunned Coventry City to secure their first win of the season.

On their first ever visit to the Ricoh Arena, a second half goal from on-loan Brentford midfielder Reece Cole proved enough for Mike Flynn's side.

Cole's speculative effort was spilled by Coventry goalkeeper Liam O'Brien as the hosts conceded for the first time this season after successive wins.

Tony Andreu and Jodi Jones came close for the hosts, but they found visiting goalkeeper Joe Day in top form.

Newport County manager Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales:

"I am delighted, it was a great team performance.

"It has been an eventful week for me because my wife gave birth and this has kept the smile on my face.

"It is a beautiful stadium to come to and we are going in the right direction. We have competition in all positions in our squad."

Line-ups

Coventry

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13O'Brien
  • 2Grimmer
  • 4WillisSubstituted forBiamouat 78'minutes
  • 5McDonald
  • 3Stokes
  • 6KellySubstituted forStevensonat 60'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 11Jones
  • 10McNulty
  • 7Vincenti
  • 16BeavonSubstituted forAndreuat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 9Biamou
  • 12Pearson
  • 15Hyam
  • 18Nazon
  • 19Andreu
  • 31Stevenson

Newport

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Day
  • 25O'Brien
  • 6WhiteBooked at 90mins
  • 28Demetriou
  • 2Pipe
  • 8Dolan
  • 4Labadie
  • 22ColeSubstituted forBennettat 69'minutes
  • 7Willmott
  • 10Nouble
  • 29QuigleySubstituted forReynoldsat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Butler
  • 11Reynolds
  • 12Tozer
  • 15McCoulsky
  • 17Bennett
  • 30Bittner
  • 32Jahraldo-Martin
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
8,745

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Coventry City 0, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Coventry City 0, Newport County 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tony Andreu (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  4. Post update

    Jack Grimmer (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Frank Nouble (Newport County).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Maxime Biamou (Coventry City).

  7. Post update

    Mark O'Brien (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Booking

    Ben White (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Jodi Jones (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ben White (Newport County).

  11. Booking

    Lamar Reynolds (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Peter Vincenti (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Lamar Reynolds (Newport County).

  14. Post update

    Tony Andreu (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Joe Day.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Delay in match Robbie Willmott (Newport County) because of an injury.

  20. Post update

    Peter Vincenti (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon32104227
2Exeter32103127
3Luton320111386
4Coventry32015146
5Carlisle32016336
6Accrington32017526
7Notts County32016516
8Stevenage31207525
9Newport31205415
10Crewe31204315
11Mansfield31115414
12Barnet31113304
13Morecambe31113304
14Wycombe311178-14
15Forest Green311167-14
16Port Vale310256-13
17Cambridge310223-13
18Grimsby310246-23
19Chesterfield310235-23
20Cheltenham310225-33
21Yeovil3102814-63
22Lincoln City302134-12
23Colchester301227-51
24Crawley300315-40
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