League One
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Coventry City 1-0 Barnsley

Jordan Willis grabbed the only goal of the game as Coventry earned back-to-back league victories for the first time this season with triumph against Barnsley.

As a result, the Tykes suffered their first defeat of the campaign and also extended their 95-year winless sequence in Coventry to 25 matches.

Conor Chaplin should have given the home side an early breakthrough when he somehow side-footed wide from six yards.

Jacob Brown spurned two clear-cut chances for Barnsley, firstly when he intercepted Junior Brown's backpass only to see goalkeeper Lee Burge touch his low shot on to a post before firing wide when well-placed from Mamadou Thiam's low cross.

Burge tipped Thiam's 20-yard curler over the bar five minutes into the second half, but at the other end, City were denied when Chaplin's fierce finish from a Jonson Clarke-Harris knockdown was disallowed for offside in the build-up.

An end-to-end affair saw scrambles in both boxes but City snatched the winner when Michael Doyle's free-kick was headed back inside by Dominic Hyam and Willis hurled himself forward to bundle in from close range.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 17Sterling
  • 4Willis
  • 15Hyam
  • 12Brown
  • 23ThomasBooked at 86minsSubstituted forBakayokoat 89'minutes
  • 20Bayliss
  • 8Doyle
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forKellyat 68'minutes
  • 10Chaplin
  • 18Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 5Davies
  • 6Kelly
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 13O'Brien
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 22Andreu
  • 27Thompson

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 12Cavaré
  • 5Pinnock
  • 6LindsayBooked at 73minsSubstituted forMcGeehanat 83'minutes
  • 23PinillosBooked at 90mins
  • 21BähreSubstituted forMoncurat 65'minutes
  • 4DougallBooked at 89mins
  • 27Mowatt
  • 26Thiam
  • 33BrownSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 72'minutes
  • 19Moore

Substitutes

  • 8McGeehan
  • 10Moncur
  • 13Walton
  • 14Bird
  • 18Jackson
  • 28Williams
  • 29Adeboyejo
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
11,465

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away10
Fouls
Home4
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, Barnsley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Barnsley 0.

Booking

Daniel Pinillos (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Daniel Pinillos (Barnsley).

Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Dominic Hyam.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Tom Bayliss.

Ethan Pinnock (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Luke Thomas.

Booking

Kenneth Dougall (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kenneth Dougall (Barnsley).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Dujon Sterling.

Booking

Luke Thomas (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke Thomas (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Cameron McGeehan replaces Liam Lindsay.

Attempt missed. Luke Thomas (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 1, Barnsley 0. Jordan Willis (Coventry City) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Junior Brown following a set piece situation.

Foul by Dimitri Kevin Cavaré (Barnsley).

Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. George Moncur (Barnsley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. George Moncur (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Liam Lindsay (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Liam Lindsay (Barnsley).

Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Victor Adeboyejo replaces Jacob Brown.

Attempt saved. Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Kenneth Dougall (Barnsley).

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Liam Kelly replaces Jordan Shipley.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. George Moncur replaces Mike-Steven Bähre.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Dominic Hyam.

Attempt blocked. Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Luke Thomas (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jacob Brown (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth86201551020
2Peterborough86112091119
3Barnsley84311551015
4Sunderland8431158715
5Doncaster8431136715
6Walsall84311210215
7Charlton8422118314
8Fleetwood8341136713
9Blackpool834185313
10Accrington82511010011
11Luton83231010011
12Coventry832367-111
13Rochdale83231316-311
14Burton83141011-110
15Scunthorpe82421218-610
16Wimbledon8224611-58
17Shrewsbury814378-17
18Southend8215913-47
19Wycombe8143711-47
20Gillingham8215914-57
21Bradford8206613-76
22Bristol Rovers8125610-45
23Oxford Utd8125817-95
24Plymouth8035414-103
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