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Coventry City 0-1 Tranmere Rovers

Matty Godden of Coventry sends a header just wide against Tranmere
Coventry had 19 attempts on goal but only managed one on target

Corey Blackett-Taylor's late goal earned lowly Tranmere a gritty away win against Coventry City at St Andrew's.

The hosts had 71 per cent possession and 19 attempts on goal but, like their opponents, they only managed one on target.

Rovers, who move up to 18th following their third league win of the season, made theirs count with seven minutes remaining when Blackett-Taylor fired the ball into the bottom corner with his left foot.

The Sky Blues remain seventh, having suffered their first defeat in nine league and cup matches at this season's new temporary home.

Coventry were largely in control from the off but created little in the first half, Jordy Hiwula going closest with a mis-hit volley over the crossbar. But they started to create clear chances in the second half.

Zain Westbrooke showed fantastic composure to tee up Matty Godden, but the striker blazed his effort over the bar from 12 yards out.

Godden came close yet again when a superb pass from Jordan Shipley found him all alone just inside the box, only for the striker's effort to come back off the post.

The home side were made to pay after 83 minutes when Blackett-Taylor got on to a Keiron Morris flick-on to drill a superb left-footed effort past goalkeeper Marko Marosi.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Marosi
  • 23DaboBooked at 39mins
  • 4Rose
  • 15Hyam
  • 31McCallumSubstituted forMasonat 77'minutes
  • 25WestbrookeSubstituted forBakayokoat 82'minutes
  • 20Walsh
  • 26Shipley
  • 17O'Hare
  • 24Godden
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forKastaneerat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Watson
  • 3Mason
  • 6Kelly
  • 13Wilson
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 33Kastaneer
  • 37Williams

Tranmere

  • 1DaviesBooked at 70mins
  • 14Caprice
  • 5Ray
  • 6Monthe
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 7Morris
  • 20Gilmour
  • 8Potter
  • 23Blackett-Taylor
  • 45PayneBooked at 38mins
  • 9MullinSubstituted forHepburn-Murphyat 34'minutesBooked at 59mins

Substitutes

  • 4Nelson
  • 18Hepburn-Murphy
  • 22Wilson
  • 25Pilling
  • 26Spellman
  • 29Walker-Rice
  • 33Borthwick-Jackson
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
5,658

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home19
Away3
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Attempt missed. Gervane Kastaneer (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Matt Godden with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Amadou Bakayoko with a headed pass.

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

Foul by Darren Potter (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt missed. Stefan Payne (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jake Caprice.

Gervane Kastaneer (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 0, Tranmere Rovers 1. Corey Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kieron Morris with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Zain Westbrooke.

Foul by Liam Walsh (Coventry City).

Harvey Gilmour (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Brandon Mason (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Brandon Mason replaces Sam McCallum because of an injury.

Foul by Jordan Shipley (Coventry City).

Darren Potter (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Shipley (Coventry City).

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Harvey Gilmour (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Gervane Kastaneer replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Booking

Scott Davies (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila with a cross following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dominic Hyam.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

Attempt missed. Zain Westbrooke (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Sam McCallum (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked. Assisted by Liam Walsh.

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

Foul by Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers).

Offside, Coventry City. Fankaty Dabo tries a through ball, but Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Shipley with a through ball.

Matt Godden (Coventry City) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Jordan Shipley.

Foul by Michael Rose (Coventry City).

Stefan Payne (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Matt Godden (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Fankaty Dabo with a cross.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 13th October 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich118302151627
2Wycombe126512113823
3Peterborough1263328151321
4Bristol Rovers126331512321
5Fleetwood116232014620
6Blackpool135531715220
7Coventry125521615120
8Oxford Utd1354427171019
9Sunderland115421614219
10Rotherham115331810818
11Doncaster114431313016
12Lincoln City135171719-216
13Shrewsbury114431013-316
14Burton10433149515
15Gillingham123541714314
16Portsmouth103431211113
17Rochdale123451421-713
18Tranmere123361621-512
19MK Dons124081219-712
20Accrington122551521-611
21Wimbledon132381824-69
22Southend1211101332-194
23Bolton10046225-23-8
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