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Southend United 1-2 Coventry City

Jodi Jones' deflected injury-time effort handed Coventry City victory at 10-man Southend United.

Jones' strike proved decisive after Southend's Tom Hopper had cancelled out Jordy Hiwula's opener for City.

The Sky Blues dominated the first half and were adamant they should have taken the lead with a Tom Davies header which was adjudged not to have crossed the line.

But Coventry made the breakthrough in the 20th minute when Hiwula fired home after Jonson Clarke-Harris had headed down Michael Doyle's left-wing corner.

Southend dug deep to stay in the game and equalised in the 68th minute when Hopper surged into the left hand side of the penalty area and sent a low, left footed shot into the bottom right hand corner of the net.

However, the Shrimpers' hopes were hit when Simon Cox was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Davies in the 79th minute.

Coventry took full advantage with Jones cutting in off the right flank and netting with a low shot which deflected in off Michael Turner to win it for the visitors.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 23Moore
  • 6Turner
  • 32Hendrie
  • 2Bwomono
  • 8Dieng
  • 18MantomSubstituted forDemetriouat 78'minutes
  • 16Yearwood
  • 3CokerBooked at 22minsSubstituted forBunnat 45'minutes
  • 31RobinsonSubstituted forHopperat 62'minutes
  • 10CoxBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 9Hopper
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 13Bishop
  • 24Demetriou
  • 26Lennon
  • 28McCoulsky
  • 30Bunn

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 17Sterling
  • 4Willis
  • 5DaviesBooked at 56mins
  • 12Brown
  • 23Thomas
  • 8DoyleBooked at 8mins
  • 20Bayliss
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forShipleyat 76'minutes
  • 18Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forBakayokoat 89'minutes
  • 10ChaplinSubstituted forJonesat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 6Kelly
  • 7Jones
  • 13O'Brien
  • 15Hyam
  • 16Ogogo
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 26Shipley
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
7,775

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 1, Coventry City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Coventry City 2.

Attempt missed. Taylor Moore (Southend United) left footed shot from very close range is too high following a corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Tom Bayliss.

Harry Bunn (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dujon Sterling (Coventry City).

Booking

Jodi Jones (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Coventry City 2. Jodi Jones (Coventry City) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Bayliss.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Jonson Clarke-Harris.

Foul by Tom Hopper (Southend United).

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

Tom Hopper (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Davies (Coventry City).

Hand ball by Dru Yearwood (Southend United).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Elvis Bwomono.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Timothee Dieng.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jodi Jones replaces Conor Chaplin.

Attempt missed. Luke Thomas (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Mark Oxley.

Attempt saved. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

(Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Junior Brown (Coventry City).

Foul by Harry Bunn (Southend United).

Dujon Sterling (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Simon Cox (Southend United) for a bad foul.

Tom Davies (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jason Demetriou replaces Sam Mantom.

Tom Hopper (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dujon Sterling (Coventry City).

Substitution

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

Booking

Simon Cox (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Dujon Sterling (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Coventry City 1. Tom Hopper (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Simon Cox.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Attempt blocked. Harry Bunn (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth14103124111333
2Peterborough1483330201027
3Sunderland1375126131326
4Accrington147521813526
5Barnsley1374226111525
6Doncaster147432419525
7Luton146442118322
8Walsall136431514122
9Charlton136342118321
10Coventry146351314-121
11Fleetwood145542113820
12Southend146261818020
13Blackpool12471149519
14Burton135261617-117
15Scunthorpe144552229-717
16Rochdale144462128-716
17Wycombe143651721-415
18Shrewsbury142661115-412
19Gillingham133371825-712
20Bristol Rovers14257913-411
21Wimbledon143291020-1011
22Oxford Utd142481323-1010
23Bradford1431101022-1210
24Plymouth141491125-147
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