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Rochdale 0-1 Coventry City

Coventry picked up their first win since New Year's Day as Jordy Hiwula scored the only goal of the game at Rochdale.

Hiwula kept his cool in the 68th minute when he raced through on goal, collecting Amadou Bakayoko's flick-on and dinking a neat finish beyond new Dale goalkeeper Andy Lonergan.

Towards the end of a dire first half devoid of quality, Sky Blues skipper Liam Kelly's chipped pass over the top of the home defence set up Dominic Hyam for a shot at target, but he failed to connect cleanly with the ball and scuffed an effort straight at Lonergan.

After the interval, Bakayoko went close when he met a Luke Thomas cutback. Callum Camps saved the day for Dale as he diverted the close-range effort wide of Lonergan's near post.

Jordan Shipley fired a shot across the face of the Rochdale goal after 62 minutes before the visitors made the breakthrough six minutes later via Hiwula's goal.

They went close to a second when a weaving run and shot from Thomas was saved by Lonergan.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 24Lonergan
  • 2McLaughlinBooked at 73minsSubstituted forDoneat 83'minutes
  • 6Ebanks-LandellBooked at 38mins
  • 4McNultySubstituted forBunneyat 79'minutes
  • 5Delaney
  • 7Dooley
  • 10Camps
  • 27HamiltonBooked at 76mins
  • 9Andrew
  • 40Henderson
  • 26CloughSubstituted forInmanat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Williams
  • 16Done
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 19Inman
  • 25Adshead
  • 31Wade
  • 39Bunney

Coventry

  • 31Stockdale
  • 17Sterling
  • 4Willis
  • 15Hyam
  • 3Mason
  • 6Kelly
  • 20BaylissSubstituted forShipleyat 48'minutes
  • 23ThomasBooked at 90mins
  • 24EnobakhareSubstituted forDaviesat 90'minutes
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 21Bakayoko

Substitutes

  • 2Grimmer
  • 5Davies
  • 10Chaplin
  • 25Westbrooke
  • 26Shipley
  • 33Addai
  • 44Wakefield
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
3,661

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home7
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home17
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 0, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Coventry City 1.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jordan Shipley.

Booking

Luke Thomas (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.

Attempt saved. Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Tom Davies replaces Bright Enobakhare.

Jordan Willis (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Foul by Jordan Shipley (Coventry City).

Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Matt Done replaces Ryan McLaughlin.

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

Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan McLaughlin (Rochdale).

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Joe Bunney replaces Jimmy McNulty.

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

Foul by Ryan Delaney (Rochdale).

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

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by David Stockdale.

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Ethan Hamilton (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ethan Hamilton (Rochdale).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Luke Thomas.

Attempt missed. Callum Camps (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Foul by Bright Enobakhare (Coventry City).

Ethan Hamilton (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Liam Kelly (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Stephen Dooley (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Stephen Dooley (Rochdale).

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 0, Coventry City 1. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Amadou Bakayoko.

Attempt missed. Liam Kelly (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Brandon Mason.

Foul by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City).

Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Barnsley31188557273062
3Portsmouth31178651321959
4Sunderland291512250272357
5Charlton32167948331555
6Doncaster30148855391650
7Peterborough32131095044649
8Blackpool30121083327646
9Fleetwood32129114334945
10Wycombe321110114145-443
11Coventry32127133337-443
12Burton31118124139241
13Scunthorpe32117144056-1640
14Southend31123164038239
15Plymouth32107154053-1337
16Accrington2999112738-1136
17Walsall3198143449-1535
18Rochdale3297163863-2534
19Bristol Rovers3189143034-433
20Oxford Utd31712123847-933
21Gillingham3196164153-1233
22Shrewsbury31711133343-1032
23Bradford3295183652-1632
24Wimbledon3165202248-2623
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