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Coventry City 1-0 Plymouth Argyle

Coventry edged out 10-man Plymouth 1-0 to claim their first League One win of the season.

In a match with few clear-cut chances, Amadou Bakayoko's 42nd-minute penalty proved the difference between the sides.

The striker's first goal in sky blue came when referee Darren Drysdale adjudged Jordy Hiwula to have been tripped as he cut into the box from the left.

Plymouth's misery was completed by a 58th-minute red card for Jamie Ness.

The penalty came in an otherwise forgettable opening 45 minutes with little by way of goalmouth action at either end.

Coventry went closest to breaking the deadlock through Tony Andreu's low shot which Matt Macey blocked at his near post.

Former Coventry favourite Ruben Lameiras then forced home keeper Liam O'Brien into a fine low save just minutes after arriving as a half-time substitute.

But Plymouth's hopes of an equaliser were dented when Ness collected a second yellow card for handball.

And it was Coventry who went closest to finding another goal through two Tom Bayliss efforts before Jordan Shipley failed to convert a one-on-one opportunity.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 13O'Brien
  • 17Sterling
  • 4Willis
  • 15Hyam
  • 3Mason
  • 16Ogogo
  • 8Doyle
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forShipleyat 81'minutes
  • 22AndreuSubstituted forThomasat 73'minutes
  • 20Bayliss
  • 21BakayokoSubstituted forBiamouat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 2Grimmer
  • 9Biamou
  • 19Ponticelli
  • 23Thomas
  • 26Shipley
  • 27Thompson

Plymouth

  • 1Macey
  • 22Moore
  • 25Wootton
  • 14Canavan
  • 23Smith-Brown
  • 15GrantSubstituted forLameirasat 45'minutes
  • 4Songo'oSubstituted forFoxat 72'minutes
  • 6NessBooked at 58mins
  • 10CareyBooked at 44mins
  • 19Ladapo
  • 16GrantSubstituted forTaylorat 53'minutesBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 5Edwards
  • 8Fox
  • 9Taylor
  • 11Lameiras
  • 20Wylde
  • 21Letheren
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
11,453

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Foul by Maxime Biamou (Coventry City).

Niall Canavan (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Ashley Smith-Brown (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Ashley Smith-Brown (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt saved. Luke Thomas (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Michael Doyle (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Matt Macey.

Attempt saved. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Matt Macey.

Attempt saved. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Shipley replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Ashley Smith-Brown (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Maxime Biamou (Coventry City).

Attempt blocked. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Maxime Biamou replaces Amadou Bakayoko.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Luke Thomas replaces Tony Andreu.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. David Fox replaces Yann Songo'o.

Attempt blocked. Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Jordan Willis (Coventry City).

Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

Attempt blocked. Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Tony Andreu (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) for hand ball.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough33009369
2Portsmouth33007259
3Barnsley32106067
4Walsall32105327
5Doncaster32016336
6Gillingham32016336
7Wimbledon31201015
8Southend31115414
9Fleetwood31114314
10Scunthorpe21103214
11Sunderland21103214
12Charlton31114404
13Coventry31112204
14Accrington311134-14
15Rochdale311157-24
16Bristol Rovers310245-13
17Burton310235-23
18Bradford310214-33
19Blackpool302112-12
20Plymouth301224-21
21Shrewsbury301213-21
22Luton301225-31
23Wycombe301215-41
24Oxford Utd3003110-90
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