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Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Coventry City

Shaun Whalley scored a stoppage-time winner as Shrewsbury Town overturned a half-time deficit to beat Coventry 2-1.

Jordan Shipley headed Coventry into a first-half lead, but Scott Golbourne equalised midway through the second half before substitute Whalley had the final word.

Coventry moved in front in the 26th minute when Jamie Allen's inviting cross from the right was headed home by Shipley.

Fejiri Okenabirhie headed Golbourne's cross over and then had a shot saved by Marko Marosi as Shrewsbury chased an equaliser. Defender Aaron Pierre also saw a shot deflected just wide for the hosts.

Shrewsbury pulled level in the 68th minute as Golbourne turned the ball home from close range after Coventry were unable to clear a corner.

Shipley fired narrowly wide for Coventry before Shrewsbury grabbed the winning goal just as the match moved into stoppage time as all three substitutes combined.

Jason Cummings found Ryan Giles and the Wolves loanee delivered a fine cross from the left which Whalley drilled to the top corner of the net on the volley at the far post.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 25O'Leary
  • 5WilliamsSubstituted forGilesat 60'minutes
  • 24Ebanks-Landell
  • 2Pierre
  • 17LoveBooked at 62mins
  • 22GossSubstituted forWhalleyat 45'minutes
  • 8NorburnBooked at 23mins
  • 3Golbourne
  • 28Laurent
  • 10OkenabirhieSubstituted forCummingsat 83'minutes
  • 4Edwards

Substitutes

  • 1Murphy
  • 6Beckles
  • 7Whalley
  • 11Giles
  • 15Walker
  • 23Udoh
  • 35Cummings

Coventry

  • 1Marosi
  • 23Dabo
  • 5McFadzean
  • 4Rose
  • 31McCallum
  • 20WalshBooked at 71mins
  • 6KellyBooked at 86mins
  • 17O'HareSubstituted forKastaneerat 90+2'minutes
  • 8Allen
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forBakayokoat 90+2'minutes
  • 9BiamouSubstituted forGoddenat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Mason
  • 13Wilson
  • 15Hyam
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 24Godden
  • 25Westbrooke
  • 33Kastaneer
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
7,336

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt saved. Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam McCallum with a cross.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Ryan John Giles.

Jamie Allen (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Jamie Allen (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Walsh.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Gervane Kastaneer replaces Callum O'Hare.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Jordan Shipley.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Coventry City 1. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan John Giles with a cross.

Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Golbourne (Shrewsbury Town).

Booking

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Liam Walsh (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kyle McFadzean.

Matt Godden (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jason Cummings replaces Fejiri Okenabirhie.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Liam Walsh following a set piece situation.

Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt blocked. Ryan John Giles (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Sam McCallum.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan John Giles with a cross.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Liam Walsh.

Booking

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

Foul by Liam Walsh (Coventry City).

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Jamie Allen (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town).

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Coventry City 1. Scott Golbourne (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fejiri Okenabirhie.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Michael Rose.

Attempt blocked. Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Donald Love.

Foul by Callum O'Hare (Coventry City).

Scott Golbourne (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jamie Allen with a cross following a corner.

goal

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