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Ipswich Town 0-1 Coventry City

Matt Godden
Matt Godden's first-half shot beats Ipswich goalkeeper Will Norris

A goal in the first half from Matt Godden took Coventry five points clear at the top of League One and struck another blow to opponents Ipswich's fading hopes of a play-off place.

It was the sixth defeat in eight league games for Town while the visitors extended their unbeaten run to 14 games.

There were appeals for an Ipswich penalty when Jon Nolan went over in the box but referee Trevor Kettle waved play on and the Sky Blues went ahead in the 16th minute with a brilliantly executed goal.

Fankaty Dabo and Liam Walsh combined and the latter's pinpoint pass found Godden, who calmly slotted his 15th goal of the season past Ipswich keeper Will Norris.

Nolan had a golden chance to draw the sides level when he was put through by Alan Judge with just City keeper Marko Marosi to beat but headed the bouncing ball straight at him.

Freddie Sears' low, angled shot inside the box was easily gathered by Marosi and Coventry should have extended their lead five minutes into the second half when a cross from Dabo found Godden, whose half-volley went over the bar.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Ipswich

Formation 4-3-3

  • 12NorrisBooked at 45mins
  • 7Edwards
  • 4Chambers
  • 28Woolfenden
  • 29GarbuttSubstituted forEarlat 64'minutes
  • 23DozzellBooked at 76mins
  • 8Skuse
  • 11Nolan
  • 18Judge
  • 20SearsBooked at 62minsSubstituted forSimpsonat 68'minutes
  • 15BishopSubstituted forDobraat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Holy
  • 3Earl
  • 5Wilson
  • 35Morris
  • 36Dobra
  • 44Huws
  • 47Simpson

Coventry

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Marosi
  • 4Rose
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 59mins
  • 15Hyam
  • 23Dabo
  • 6Kelly
  • 20WalshBooked at 30mins
  • 31McCallumBooked at 90mins
  • 8AllenSubstituted forShipleyat 68'minutes
  • 17O'HareSubstituted forWestbrookeat 85'minutes
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forBakayokoat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Biamou
  • 13Wilson
  • 16Pask
  • 18Giles
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 25Westbrooke
  • 26Shipley
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
18,825

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ipswich Town 0, Coventry City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 0, Coventry City 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Armando Dobra (Ipswich Town).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joshua Earl (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is blocked. Assisted by Tyreece Simpson.

  7. Booking

    Sam McCallum (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Sam McCallum (Coventry City).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Armando Dobra (Ipswich Town).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Armando Dobra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Sam McCallum.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Zain Westbrooke replaces Callum O'Hare.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tyreece Simpson (Ipswich Town).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Hyam (Coventry City).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Matt Godden.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry341813348301867
2Rotherham35188961382362
3Oxford Utd35179961372460
4Peterborough351781068402859
5Sunderland351611848301859
6Portsmouth34178951341759
7Fleetwood341611749361359
8Wycombe3417894540559
9Doncaster341591051331854
10Ipswich3614101246361052
11Gillingham35121584234851
12Burton341211114848047
13Blackpool341112114341245
14Lincoln City35126174446-242
15Bristol Rovers34119143649-1342
16Shrewsbury341011133142-1141
17Accrington351010154753-640
18MK Dons35107183647-1137
19Rochdale34106183957-1836
20Wimbledon35811163952-1335
21Tranmere3378183459-2529
22Southend3547243985-4619
23Bolton33510182564-3913
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