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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Ipswich Town 0, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Armando Dobra (Ipswich Town).

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

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.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Sam McCallum (Coventry City).

Foul by Armando Dobra (Ipswich Town).

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

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

Foul by Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City).

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Sam McCallum.

Substitution

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

Foul by Tyreece Simpson (Ipswich Town).

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

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

Foul by Dominic Hyam (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Matt Godden.

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

Foul by Callum O'Hare (Coventry City).

Booking

Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town).

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

Offside, Coventry City. Marko Marosi tries a through ball, but Matt Godden is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Armando Dobra replaces Teddy Bishop.

Offside, Coventry City. Dominic Hyam tries a through ball, but Jordan Shipley is caught offside.

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

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Cole Skuse.

Foul by Joshua Earl (Ipswich Town).

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

Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Foul by Tyreece Simpson (Ipswich Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Tyreece Simpson replaces Freddie Sears.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Shipley replaces Jamie Allen.

Foul by Alan Judge (Ipswich Town).

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

goal

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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