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Coventry City 2-1 Rochdale

A wonderful Liam Walsh solo goal saw Coventry come back from a goal down to beat Rochdale.

The midfielder picked the ball up just inside his own half and beat four players before drilling a perfect left-footed shot past Robert Sanchez and into the top corner.

His effort earned the Sky Blues three points that moved them up to third in League One.

Ian Henderson gave Dale the lead in the 27th minute. An inch-perfect Callum Camps cross from the right found the skipper who effortlessly swept the ball past Marko Marosi.

Jordan Shipley equalised three minutes before half-time. The midfielder showed composure to bring the ball down on his chest as he was played in over the top by Zain Westbrooke. His first effort was blocked by Sanchez, but confusion amongst the defence allowed Shipley to put the rebound in the net.

And Walsh struck the decisive blow with 18 minutes left to condemn Rochdale to a fourth straight league defeat.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Marosi
  • 4Rose
  • 15Hyam
  • 35DrysdaleBooked at 61mins
  • 23Dabo
  • 38EcclesSubstituted forO'Hareat 88'minutes
  • 20Walsh
  • 3Mason
  • 25Westbrooke
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 26Shipley

Substitutes

  • 2Watson
  • 8Allen
  • 13Wilson
  • 17O'Hare
  • 33Kastaneer
  • 41Bapaga
  • 45Burroughs

Rochdale

  • 25Sánchez
  • 13Keohane
  • 6O'Connell
  • 8Williams
  • 16Done
  • 10Camps
  • 20RyanBooked at 39minsSubstituted forTavaresat 78'minutes
  • 28Morley
  • 18WilbrahamSubstituted forAndrewat 81'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 11Pyke

Substitutes

  • 9Andrew
  • 12Lynch
  • 15McShane
  • 22Baah
  • 36Gillam
  • 37Tavares
  • 38Hopper
Referee:
Marc Edwards
Attendance:
5,433

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home24
Away16
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 2, Rochdale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 2, Rochdale 1.

Attempt saved. Zain Westbrooke (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum O'Hare.

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Brandon Mason.

Attempt blocked. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City).

Callum Camps (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Callum O'Hare replaces Josh Eccles.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Brandon Mason.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Marko Marosi.

Offside, Coventry City. Amadou Bakayoko tries a through ball, but Zain Westbrooke is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Brandon Mason.

Attempt saved. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Eoghan O'Connell (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Morley with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Aaron Wilbraham.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Declan Drysdale.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Fabio Tavares replaces Jimmy Ryan.

Attempt blocked. Rekeil Pyke (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Done with a cross.

Attempt missed. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Brandon Mason with a headed pass.

Offside, Rochdale. Aaron Wilbraham tries a through ball, but Ian Henderson is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 2, Rochdale 1. Liam Walsh (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam Walsh.

Attempt missed. Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Fankaty Dabo with a cross.

Attempt missed. Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Zain Westbrooke.

Hand ball by M.J. Williams (Rochdale).

Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City).

Callum Camps (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Liam Walsh (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Zain Westbrooke.

Michael Rose (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rekeil Pyke (Rochdale).

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Done.

Booking

Declan Drysdale (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Declan Drysdale (Coventry City).

Jimmy Ryan (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City).

M.J. Williams (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Matt Done with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Liam Walsh (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 16th November 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich15103225101533
2Wycombe1696125141133
3Coventry177822219329
4Peterborough1784539231628
5Blackpool177732419528
6Rotherham1683525131227
7Oxford Utd1675433191426
8Fleetwood158252719826
9Sunderland157442216625
10Bristol Rovers167451919025
11Shrewsbury166641315-224
12Doncaster146532416823
13Portsmouth155642016421
14Gillingham175662120121
15Burton145541815320
16Rochdale185492130-919
17Lincoln City175391822-418
18Tranmere154472028-816
19Accrington173681727-1015
20Wimbledon1734102028-813
21MK Dons1741121326-1313
22Southend1712141748-315
23Bolton14347829-211
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