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Coventry City 2-1 Fleetwood Town

Zain Westbrooke (right) celebrated with Max Biamou after his second-half penalty winner earned Coventry City all three points at St Andrew's
Zain Westbrooke (right) celebrated with Max Biamou after his second-half penalty winner earned Coventry City all three points at St Andrew's

Coventry City leapfrogged Fleetwood into fourth place in League One after coming from 1-0 down to beat Joey Barton's Cod Army at St Andrew's.

Two second-half goals in eight minutes from Amadou Bakayoko and Zain Westbrooke's penalty were enough to see the Sky Blues move to within three points of new leaders Peterborough United, Ipswich Town and Wycombe Wanderers.

Fleetwood took a deserved lead through the in-form Paddy Madden after nine minutes.

Ched Evans beat the offside trap to connect with an inswinging cross from the right but, although his effort hit the inside of the post, it trickled square across the Coventry goal line allowing Madden to tap in from a yard.

Despite their first-half dominance, Fleetwood fell foul of a Coventry equaliser on 59 minutes when Coventry left-back Sam McCallum's fierce half-volley from just inside the box was well saved by Alex Cairns, and Bakayoko smashed home the rebound.

In a complete turnaround, Coventry then got the winner on 67 minutes when Max Biamou was adjudged to have been fouled by Jimmy Dunne and midfielder Westbrooke calmly slotted his penalty past Cairns.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Marosi
  • 23Dabo
  • 4Rose
  • 15Hyam
  • 31McCallum
  • 25Westbrooke
  • 20WalshSubstituted forKellyat 57'minutes
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forMcFadzeanat 45'minutes
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forBiamouat 45'minutes
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 17O'Hare

Substitutes

  • 2Watson
  • 5McFadzean
  • 6Kelly
  • 9Biamou
  • 13Wilson
  • 33Kastaneer
  • 38Eccles

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 2Coyle
  • 6Souttar
  • 12Dunne
  • 3AndrewBooked at 25mins
  • 28SowerbySubstituted forMcAlenyat 73'minutes
  • 16Rossiter
  • 8Dempsey
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forHunterat 73'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 9Evans
  • 17MaddenSubstituted forBurnsat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Clarke
  • 7Burns
  • 10McAleny
  • 14Southam
  • 22Hunter
  • 27Biggins
  • 31Crellin
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
4,672

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home12
Away19
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

Attempt blocked. Danny Andrew (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Lewie Coyle with a cross.

Attempt missed. Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ashley Hunter following a set piece situation.

Foul by Michael Rose (Coventry City).

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Sam McCallum.

Attempt missed. Zain Westbrooke (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Dominic Hyam.

Booking

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt blocked. Kyle McFadzean (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Zain Westbrooke with a cross.

Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Zain Westbrooke (Coventry City).

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum O'Hare.

Attempt blocked. Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Amadou Bakayoko.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Conor McAleny replaces Jack Sowerby.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Josh Morris.

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Maxime Biamou (Coventry City).

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Coventry City. Sam McCallum tries a through ball, but Amadou Bakayoko is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 2, Fleetwood Town 1. Zain Westbrooke (Coventry City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Coventry City. Maxime Biamou draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Jimmy Dunne (Fleetwood Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Callum O'Hare (Coventry City).

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City).

Jimmy Dunne (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Wes Burns replaces Paddy Madden.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 1, Fleetwood Town 1. Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Sam McCallum (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Rose with a cross.

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

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Liam Kelly replaces Liam Walsh.

Foul by Sam McCallum (Coventry City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough1483334161827
2Ipswich138322191227
3Wycombe147612314927
4Coventry146621816224
5Fleetwood137242517823
6Oxford Utd1464429181122
7Doncaster136432214822
8Sunderland136432115622
9Rotherham136342112921
10Blackpool145631816221
11Bristol Rovers146351516-121
12Rochdale145451922-319
13Burton125341613318
14Shrewsbury134631114-318
15Lincoln City155281720-317
16Portsmouth124441312116
17Gillingham143651917215
18Accrington143561725-814
19MK Dons144191221-913
20Tranmere143471727-1013
21Wimbledon153391925-612
22Southend1412111540-255
23Bolton12147528-23-5
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