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Burton Albion 1-0 Coventry City

Jordan Willis' second-half own goal condemned Coventry to defeat at Burton, ending their six-game unbeaten run in League One.

The defender got a decisive flick on David Templeton's curling free-kick to send it into the bottom corner of the net as Albion got back to winning ways after defeat in the FA Cup.

Both goalkeepers were busy in the opening period, with Coventry number one Lee Burge saving well from Jake Hesketh and Jamie Allen, while Burton keeper Brad Collins twice denied Luke Thomas.

Templeton was inches away from giving the home side the lead within a minute of the second half getting under way and the winger also forced Willis to hack the ball away from close to his own line.

Collins denied Thomas for a third time after 57 minutes as the striker broke clear one-on-one, with the keeper diving at his feet to stop him.

Willis' own goal then put Burton in front as the hosts sought to bounce back from their cup defeat by Scunthorpe.

Scott Fraser went close to a second for Albion with a curling free-kick 10 minutes from time as Nigel Clough's men secured an important win.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Burton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 40Collins
  • 10Akins
  • 2Brayford
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 5mins
  • 14McCrory
  • 4Allen
  • 23QuinnBooked at 45mins
  • 7Fraser
  • 8HeskethSubstituted forMyers-Harnessat 90+2'minutes
  • 44ColeSubstituted forBuxtonat 87'minutes
  • 11TempletonSubstituted forMillerat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bywater
  • 3Buxton
  • 9Sbarra
  • 16Myers-Harness
  • 18Miller
  • 21Hodge
  • 22Wallace

Coventry

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Burge
  • 2Grimmer
  • 4Willis
  • 15Hyam
  • 12Brown
  • 23Thomas
  • 20Bayliss
  • 8DoyleBooked at 30minsSubstituted forOgogoat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 18Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forBakayokoat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10ChaplinSubstituted forJonesat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Mason
  • 6Kelly
  • 7Jones
  • 16Ogogo
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 27Thompson
  • 33Addai
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
4,681

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Coventry City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Coventry City 0.

  3. Booking

    Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City).

  6. Booking

    Abu Ogogo (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Myers-Harness replaces Jake Hesketh.

  8. Post update

    Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jack Grimmer (Coventry City).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Jake Buxton replaces Devante Cole.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Allen (Burton Albion).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Jodi Jones replaces Conor Chaplin.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  17. Post update

    Jake Hesketh (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Junior Brown (Coventry City).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland17106133141936
3Barnsley17104331141734
4Peterborough18104434231134
5Luton1895432201232
6Charlton178452620628
7Blackpool177732016428
8Doncaster188462725228
9Coventry188462019128
10Accrington187742121028
11Walsall187561924-526
12Fleetwood186662419524
13Burton177372322124
14Southend187292224-223
15Wycombe185762425-122
16Shrewsbury185671922-321
17Scunthorpe185672838-1021
18Rochdale185582434-1020
19Gillingham1853102630-418
20Oxford Utd184682127-618
21Bristol Rovers184591516-117
22Plymouth1834111934-1513
23Wimbledon1832131228-1611
24Bradford1832131332-1911
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