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Coventry City 3-1 Cambridge United

Marc McNulty was on target again as Coventry continued their League Two promotion push by beating Cambridge.

The in-form striker notched his 15th goal of the season as the Sky Blues recorded their seventh successive home win.

Jordan Shipley and Michael Doyle scored either side of George Taft's consolation to wrap up the hosts' first win over the U's in 31 years, and move them to within one point of an automatic promotion spot.

Shaun Derry's Cambridge are stuck in a bit of a rut and have not won a game since the turn of the year.

And they were behind after just 10 minutes when McNulty caressed his effort from the edge of the box into the bottom corner.

Devon Kelly-Evans smashed the side netting when trying to make it two, before Shipley did add the second. Kelly-Evans' cross was flicked on by McNulty with Shipley dutifully finishing the team move off by heading past David Forde on the half hour.

Defender Taft headed home late on before Doyle hit the third after Maxime Biamou's pull back.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2Grimmer
  • 5McDonaldBooked at 38mins
  • 12Davies
  • 3StokesBooked at 87mins
  • 22Kelly-EvansSubstituted forVincentiat 65'minutes
  • 30Bayliss
  • 8Doyle
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forHaynesat 71'minutes
  • 9Biamou
  • 10McNultyBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 7Vincenti
  • 13O'Brien
  • 15Hyam
  • 16Beavon
  • 24Haynes
  • 27Barrett
  • 38Ponticelli

Cambridge

  • 1Forde
  • 2Halliday
  • 12Taft
  • 25Darling
  • 3Carroll
  • 4Deegan
  • 16O'NeilSubstituted forDunkat 85'minutes
  • 20Brown
  • 18Maris
  • 8WatersSubstituted forAzeezat 73'minutes
  • 9IkpeazuSubstituted forCorrat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Azeez
  • 11Dunk
  • 13Mitov
  • 17Phillips
  • 22Lewis
  • 23Corr
  • 24Davies
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
6,897

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away10
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 3, Cambridge United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 3, Cambridge United 1.

Attempt missed. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 3, Cambridge United 1. Michael Doyle (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Maxime Biamou.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Coventry City).

Barry Corr (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Stokes (Coventry City).

Gary Deegan (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

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

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Barry Corr replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces Liam O'Neil.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 2, Cambridge United 1. George Taft (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jevani Brown with a cross.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Chris Stokes.

Booking

Marc McNulty (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Marc McNulty (Coventry City).

George Taft (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jake Carroll.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Brad Halliday.

Attempt blocked. Marc McNulty (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Lee Burge.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Tom Davies.

Attempt blocked. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Coventry City).

George Taft (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Brad Halliday.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Adebayo Azeez replaces Billy Waters.

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

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Chris Stokes.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Ryan Haynes replaces Jordan Shipley.

Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Cambridge United).

Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Tom Bayliss (Coventry City).

Billy Waters (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Lee Burge.

Attempt saved. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Billy Waters (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Peter Vincenti replaces Devon Kelly-Evans.

Foul by Jack Grimmer (Coventry City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton30186666303660
2Wycombe29157755401552
3Notts County29149648321651
4Coventry29155934211350
5Mansfield291311543321150
6Swindon29162114540550
7Accrington28154948341449
8Lincoln City29139741281348
9Exeter2715393833548
10Newport30121084136546
11Colchester30111094037343
12Crawley30126123235-342
13Carlisle29118103937241
14Stevenage30108123841-338
15Cambridge29108112839-1138
16Cheltenham3098134045-535
17Grimsby3198142843-1535
18Port Vale3096153441-733
19Yeovil2987144150-931
20Morecambe3079142941-1230
21Crewe2992183449-1529
22Chesterfield3076173053-2327
23Forest Green2975173151-2026
24Barnet2957172843-1522
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