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Chesterfield 2-3 Coventry City

Tony Mowbray secured his first win as Coventry City manager as the Sky Blues boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation from League One.

Marcus Tudgay's header opened the scoring for Coventry, before Jay O'Shea's deflected shot levelled.

Sanmi Odelusi's turned in Grant Ward's cross-shot and Frank Nouble robbed Ritchie Humphreys to make it 3-1.

Chesterfield set up a tense finish when Gboly Ariyibi slotted home and Caolan Lavery nearly levelled with a header.

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Cook on Chesterfield v Coventry

"We get into the ascendancy in games and then we shoot ourselves in the foot.

"It's important though we still try and play football, so I wont get onto our players but we need to improve our game management.

"The goals were individual mistakes, but I'll give Coventry credit. We struggle to manage games and it will always be our Achilles heel."

Sky Blues manager Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"The pleasing thing for me is that a very young defence withstood most of it, and a young goalkeeper made one or two good saves as well.

"It's good that we're scoring goals now, which gives you a chance to win football matches.

"In our predicament, any win is important. If they keep showing the same determination then we should be OK, but we know it's still a long way to go."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2Darikwa
  • 23EvattSubstituted forDieseruvweat 84'minutes
  • 4Hird
  • 3JonesSubstituted forHumphreysat 45'minutes
  • 8Ryan
  • 24BanksSubstituted forAriyibiat 70'minutes
  • 10O'Shea
  • 11Roberts
  • 12Clucas
  • 13Lavery

Substitutes

  • 6Carter
  • 15Humphreys
  • 16Raglan
  • 20Chapman
  • 21Onovwigun
  • 26Dieseruvwe
  • 28Ariyibi

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2Willis
  • 22Pennington
  • 21Martin
  • 30Stokes
  • 8Ward
  • 7Fleck
  • 16Barton
  • 20Tudgay
  • 19NoubleSubstituted forJacksonat 90+2'minutes
  • 14SamuelSubstituted forOdelusiat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Webster
  • 6Thomas
  • 12Jackson
  • 17Odelusi
  • 25Turgott
  • 27Finch
  • 33Charles-Cook
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
7,205

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home11
Away5
Corners
Home15
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 2, Coventry City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 2, Coventry City 3.

Attempt missed. Simeon Jackson (Coventry City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

Attempt saved. Caolan Lavery (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Simeon Jackson replaces Frank Nouble.

Hand ball by Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City).

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 2, Coventry City 3. Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary Roberts.

Attempt saved. Caolan Lavery (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Ian Evatt.

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Coventry City).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Chris Stokes.

Attempt missed. Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Sanmi Odelusi.

Attempt saved. Caolan Lavery (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 1, Coventry City 3. Frank Nouble (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Adam Barton.

Aaron Martin (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Caolan Lavery (Chesterfield).

Attempt saved. Chris Stokes (Coventry City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Gboly Ariyibi replaces Oliver Banks.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Ritchie Humphreys.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Sanmi Odelusi.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 1, Coventry City 2. Sanmi Odelusi (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Grant Ward.

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sanmi Odelusi (Coventry City).

Foul by Oliver Banks (Chesterfield).

Sanmi Odelusi (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Dominic Samuel.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

Frank Nouble (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Roberts (Chesterfield).

Adam Barton (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Preston35209660312969
3Swindon36207963382567
4MK Dons36189969383163
5Sheff Utd35159114942754
6Barnsley36165155049153
7Peterborough36165154544153
8Fleetwood36149133739-251
9Bradford351311114440450
10Doncaster361311124445-150
11Chesterfield35139135148348
12Port Vale36146164549-448
13Rochdale341451558451347
14Gillingham361211135051-147
15Oldham351210134453-946
16Walsall361112133540-545
17Scunthorpe351110144753-643
18Notts County35119153544-942
19Crewe36126183564-2942
20Coventry36913144051-1140
21Leyton Orient35108174752-538
22Crawley36910173962-2337
23Colchester3697204261-1934
24Yeovil3789202856-2833
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