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Colchester United 0-2 Coventry City

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FA Cup: Colchester United 0-2 Coventry City highlights

Former FA Cup winners Coventry made comfortable progress into the second round of this season's competition with a 2-0 victory at Colchester.

Mark Robins' League One promotion chasers were always in control and effectively put the contest to bed with two goals in the opening half hour.

The Sky Blues' opener came on 11 minutes, after a clever ball over the top from Zain Westbrooke. He spotted the darting run of Jordan Shipley, who took a touch before rifling home in emphatic style.

Dean Gerken, who had just made a diving save from Shipley, got a hand to it but was unable to keep the ball out.

It was no more than the visitors deserved, having bossed the early stages, and their second duly followed just before the half-hour mark.

Sam McCallum took a free-kick from deep on the right but his intended ball into the danger zone somehow evaded everyone and nestled inside the far corner.

Coventry nearly added a third but Westbrooke's low drive struck the outside of the left-hand post, with Gerken beaten.

It was the Sky Blues' first away win of the season, stretching their unbeaten run to six games, while League Cup quarter-finalists Colchester were brought back to earth after three straight victories.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Gerken
  • 2JacksonBooked at 34mins
  • 18EastmanBooked at 83mins
  • 5Prosser
  • 3Bramall
  • 14Comley
  • 24Stevenson
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forNorrisat 70'minutes
  • 49PokuSubstituted forSowunmiat 46'minutes
  • 15HarriottSubstituted forGambinat 55'minutes
  • 45Nouble

Substitutes

  • 4Lapslie
  • 6Sowunmi
  • 9Norris
  • 10Brown
  • 12Sarpong-Wiredu
  • 26Gambin
  • 29Ross

Coventry

  • 13Wilson
  • 4Rose
  • 5McFadzean
  • 15Hyam
  • 23Dabo
  • 6KellyBooked at 58mins
  • 20Walsh
  • 31McCallum
  • 25WestbrookeSubstituted forEcclesat 90+2'minutes
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forO'Hareat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Mason
  • 17O'Hare
  • 33Kastaneer
  • 35Drysdale
  • 38Eccles
  • 41Bapaga
  • 50Tyler
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
2,919

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home4
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 0, Coventry City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Coventry City 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Josh Eccles replaces Zain Westbrooke.

Attempt missed. Luke Gambin (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Luke Norris (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Coventry City).

Foul by Ben Stevenson (Colchester United).

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

Frank Nouble (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Callum O'Hare (Coventry City).

Luke Norris (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Booking

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt saved. Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Brandon Comley (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Walsh (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Callum O'Hare replaces Jordan Shipley.

Foul by Dominic Hyam (Coventry City).

Frank Nouble (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Foul by Brandon Comley (Colchester United).

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

Attempt blocked. Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Norris replaces Courtney Senior.

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

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Colchester United).

Attempt blocked. Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Zain Westbrooke (Coventry City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

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

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Cohen Bramall.

Booking

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Luke Gambin (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Gambin replaces Callum Harriott.

Attempt missed. Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Liam Walsh (Coventry City).

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