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Tranmere Rovers 1-4 Coventry City

Matt Godden
Matt Godden also scored a hat-trick in Sunday's 4-1 victory at League One leaders Wycombe

Coventry striker Matt Godden scored a hat-trick for the second successive match as the Sky Blues kept their promotion push on course with a deserved 4-1 victory over Tranmere at Prenton Park.

Defeat drops Rovers into the relegation zone.

Godden gave Coventry an early lead before Jordan Shipley doubled their advantage.

Connor Jennings pulled one back for the hosts before half-time, but with Tranmere applying heavy pressure early in the second half, Morgan Ferrier missed the chance to restore parity, blazing a penalty over the bar.

Having been let off the hook, City capitalised with Godden grabbing his second of the match 23 minutes from time, effectively ending the contest.

Micky Mellon's Whites had performed miserably for the first half an hour and were guilty of static defending for both of the opening goals.

But Kieron Morris produced a threaded pass to allow Jennings to pull one back and Rovers looked like they would get something out of the match before Ferrier failed from 12 yards after George Ray was brought down in the box.

Godden completed his hat-trick with a spot-kick himself in injury time, after Sid Nelson fouled Callum O'Hare.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 31Chapman
  • 4Nelson
  • 5Ray
  • 2Woods
  • 14Caprice
  • 35Danns
  • 17Perkins
  • 7MorrisBooked at 24mins
  • 11Jennings
  • 23Blackett-TaylorSubstituted forMullinat 70'minutes
  • 10Ferrier

Substitutes

  • 9Mullin
  • 25Pilling
  • 26Spellman
  • 27Thompson
  • 29Walker-Rice
  • 34Hayde
  • 45Payne

Coventry

  • 1Marosi
  • 4Rose
  • 5McFadzean
  • 15Hyam
  • 23Dabo
  • 20Walsh
  • 6Kelly
  • 31McCallum
  • 25WestbrookeSubstituted forBakayokoat 65'minutes
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forO'Hareat 65'minutes
  • 24Godden

Substitutes

  • 3Mason
  • 8Allen
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 13Wilson
  • 16Pask
  • 17O'Hare
  • 21Bakayoko
Referee:
Will Finnie
Attendance:
7,828

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home13
Away18
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Coventry City 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Coventry City 4.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Coventry City 4. Matt Godden (Coventry City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Coventry City. Callum O'Hare draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Sid Nelson (Tranmere Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Offside, Coventry City. Callum O'Hare tries a through ball, but Matt Godden is caught offside.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. George Ray tries a through ball, but Connor Jennings is caught offside.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Dominic Hyam.

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

Foul by Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt missed. Liam Kelly (Coventry City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Liam Walsh.

Foul by Callum O'Hare (Coventry City).

George Ray (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Michael Rose (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Foul by David Perkins (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Paul Mullin.

Attempt missed. Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Walsh with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Calum Woods.

Attempt blocked. Liam Walsh (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum O'Hare.

Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City).

David Perkins (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Paul Mullin tries a through ball, but Morgan Ferrier is caught offside.

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

Foul by Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Paul Mullin replaces Corey Taylor.

Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Caprice with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Coventry City 3. Matt Godden (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum O'Hare.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Zain Westbrooke.

Substitution

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

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Connor Jennings tries a through ball, but Corey Taylor is caught offside.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Matt Godden.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Michael Rose.

Attempt blocked. Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt missed. George Ray (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jake Caprice with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Sam McCallum (Coventry City).

Corey Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by David Perkins (Tranmere Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe24128432221044
2Rotherham24125742251741
3Coventry23101033425940
4Oxford Utd23116641221939
5Ipswich23108533221138
6Peterborough24106844341036
7Fleetwood2210663729836
8Bristol Rovers2310673030036
9Portsmouth239863428635
10Blackpool2481063228434
11Gillingham248972824433
12Burton239683230233
13Sunderland228862823532
14Shrewsbury228862123-232
15Doncaster218763223931
16Lincoln City2393112828030
17Accrington247893433129
18Rochdale2474132741-1425
19Wimbledon2466122936-724
20MK Dons2473142636-1024
21Tranmere2356122743-1621
22Southend2416172765-389
23Bolton2147101846-287
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