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Coventry City 3-0 Walsall

Amadou Bakayoko and Jordy Hiwula scored against their former club to hand Coventry a deserved win over Walsall.

The former Saddlers players netted in the first half before Bright Enobakhare added a third from the penalty spot after the break as the hosts utterly dominated at the Ricoh Arena.

Coventry took a deserved lead on the half-hour mark when Bakayoko headed in Dujon Sterling's delightful cross before celebrating by shushing the away crowd.

It took the hosts just five more minutes to double their lead with Hiwula capitalising on Jack Fitzwater's slip to burst into the box and slot past Walsall goalkeeper Liam Roberts.

City should have added another after the break but Roberts pulled off a string of fine saves to keep his side in the game while Enobakhare also blazed over with the goal gaping.

But they did seal the win when Enoubakhare atoned for his glaring miss by slotting home a 73rd-minute penalty after he was tripped in the box, leaving Walsall two points above the relegation zone.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 31Stockdale
  • 17Sterling
  • 4Willis
  • 15Hyam
  • 3Mason
  • 20BaylissSubstituted forMeylerat 83'minutes
  • 6Kelly
  • 23ThomasSubstituted forWakefieldat 90+1'minutes
  • 24EnobakhareBooked at 36minsSubstituted forChaplinat 76'minutes
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 21Bakayoko

Substitutes

  • 2Grimmer
  • 5Davies
  • 8Meyler
  • 10Chaplin
  • 26Shipley
  • 33Addai
  • 44Wakefield

Walsall

  • 1Roberts
  • 6Devlin
  • 35Scarr
  • 27Fitzwater
  • 34Laird
  • 10Ismail
  • 2Edwards
  • 15Kinsella
  • 11Jarvis
  • 9Cook
  • 36OtehSubstituted forBlackett-Taylorat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Leahy
  • 5Guthrie
  • 13Dunn
  • 28Norman
  • 29Gordon
  • 30Osbourne
  • 38Blackett-Taylor
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
10,646

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 3, Walsall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 3, Walsall 0.

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

Foul by Zeli Ismail (Walsall).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Charlie Wakefield replaces Luke Thomas.

Attempt missed. Andy Cook (Walsall) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by David Meyler.

Foul by Luke Thomas (Coventry City).

Joe Edwards (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. David Meyler replaces Tom Bayliss.

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

Attempt saved. Joe Edwards (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Conor Chaplin replaces Bright Enobakhare.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 3, Walsall 0. Bright Enobakhare (Coventry City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Coventry City. Bright Enobakhare draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Jack Fitzwater (Walsall) after a foul in the penalty area.

Hand ball by Andy Cook (Walsall).

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

Foul by Joe Edwards (Walsall).

Foul by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Zeli Ismail (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Thomas (Coventry City).

Scott Laird (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Joe Edwards (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Liam Roberts.

Attempt saved. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Liam Kinsella (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City).

Bright Enobakhare (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Kinsella (Walsall).

Attempt missed. Bright Enobakhare (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Corey Taylor replaces Aramide Oteh.

Hand ball by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Attempt missed. Bright Enobakhare (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Liam Roberts.

Attempt saved. Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Bright Enobakhare (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton33218466283871
2Barnsley32198559283165
3Portsmouth32179654351960
4Sunderland311514253302359
5Charlton33168948331556
6Doncaster31158858391953
7Peterborough33141095144752
8Blackpool32121283428648
9Coventry33137133637-146
10Fleetwood33129124436845
11Wycombe331110124247-543
12Burton32119124240242
13Southend33124174344-140
14Scunthorpe33117154057-1740
15Plymouth33108154053-1338
16Accrington30910112940-1137
17Gillingham32106164253-1136
18Walsall3398163453-1935
19Rochdale3297163863-2534
20Bristol Rovers3189143034-433
21Oxford Utd32712133848-1033
22Shrewsbury32712133444-1033
23Bradford3396183652-1633
24Wimbledon3275202348-2526
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