Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Coventry City 0.
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.
- 5McFadzeanBooked at 5mins
- 23QuinnBooked at 45mins
- 8HeskethSubstituted forMyers-Harnessat 90+2'minutes
- 44ColeSubstituted forBuxtonat 87'minutes
- 11TempletonSubstituted forMillerat 69'minutes
- 8DoyleBooked at 30minsSubstituted forOgogoat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 18Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forBakayokoat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 10ChaplinSubstituted forJonesat 81'minutes
- Matt Donohue
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Coventry City 0.
Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City).
Abu Ogogo (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Myers-Harness replaces Jake Hesketh.
Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jack Grimmer (Coventry City).
Attempt missed. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Jake Buxton replaces Devante Cole.
Foul by Jamie Allen (Burton Albion).
Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.
Substitution, Coventry City. Jodi Jones replaces Conor Chaplin.
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.
Jake Hesketh (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Junior Brown (Coventry City).
Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).
Luke Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.