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Port Vale 0-2 Coventry City

Reda Johnson scores against Port Vale
Reda Johnson joined Coventry from Sheffield Wednesday in the summer

Reda Johnson scored his fifth goal of the season as Coventry City won at Port Vale.

Both sides had chances in an open first half as Adam Barton went close for the visitors, while Ryan Allsop kept out a header from Vale defender Chris Robertson.

The hosts controlled matters after the break, but Coventry struck against the run of play, as Johnson headed home.

Gary Madine then wrapped up victory in stoppage time with a low drive.

Sky Blues manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"It was a very professional away performance. We gave up very few chances. It's another clean sheet which is something that pleases me greatly, as clean sheets breed confidence.

"But I felt again that, if our final pass had been better, we could have scored more goals.

"I'm really pleased with the result but there are still aspects of our play that we can improve on."

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 5McGivernSubstituted forBirchallat 76'minutes
  • 21Veseli
  • 4Robertson
  • 2Yates
  • 3Dickinson
  • 14DanielSubstituted forNimelyat 66'minutes
  • 20Marshall
  • 17BrownSubstituted forDoddsat 68'minutes
  • 9Williamson
  • 33N'Guessan

Substitutes

  • 6Duffy
  • 7Birchall
  • 8Dodds
  • 22Lloyd
  • 23Boot
  • 26Nimely
  • 28Campion

Coventry

  • 23Allsop
  • 22Pennington
  • 4Webster
  • 21Martin
  • 5Johnson
  • 11O'Brien
  • 7FleckSubstituted forWillisat 90+1'minutes
  • 9McQuoidBooked at 41minsSubstituted forFinchat 69'minutes
  • 16Barton
  • 10SwansonSubstituted forHaynesat 46'minutes
  • 8MadineBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 2Willis
  • 6Thomas
  • 12Jackson
  • 26Haynes
  • 27Finch
  • 36Maddison
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
5,321

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 0, Coventry City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 0, Coventry City 2.

Booking

Gary Madine (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 0, Coventry City 2. Gary Madine (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jim O'Brien.

Attempt saved. Dany N'Guessan (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Adam Barton.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Willis replaces John Fleck.

Foul by Alex Nimely (Port Vale).

Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

Attempt missed. Alex Nimely (Port Vale) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Gary Madine (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Birchall replaces Ryan McGivern because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jack Finch replaces Josh McQuoid.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Michael Brown.

Michael Brown (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Haynes (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Alex Nimely replaces Colin Daniel.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 0, Coventry City 1. Reda Johnson (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matthew Pennington.

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Madine (Coventry City).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Ryan Haynes.

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Ryan Haynes replaces Danny Swanson.

Second Half

Second Half begins Port Vale 0, Coventry City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Port Vale 0, Coventry City 0.

Attempt saved. Reda Johnson (Coventry City) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Chris Robertson.

Foul by Michael Brown (Port Vale).

Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. John Fleck (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Dany N'Guessan (Port Vale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Josh McQuoid (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Mark Marshall (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh McQuoid (Coventry City).

Attempt blocked. Danny Swanson (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Port Vale).

goal

As It Stood

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