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Coventry City 1-0 Chesterfield

Adam Armstrong
Adam Armstrong is on loan at Coventry from Newcastle United

League One top scorer Adam Armstrong's sixth goal of the season helped Coventry City to a hard-fought win at home to 10-man Chesterfield.

After a dour first half, Armstrong stroked home Jacob Murphy's through-ball to put the home side ahead.

The Sky Blues continued to press and were nearly rewarded but Tommy Lee got down well to save Murphy's low drive.

Chesterfield substitute Mani Dieseruvwe was sent off in the closing stages as Coventry claimed the three points.

Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"We probably made it a bit more nervous than we needed to, but it was an exciting performance. We ultimately deserved to win and we got there in the end.

"In matches like this you have to be resilient and dig in. The frustration is that we didn't take more of our opportunities. That's something we're going to have to work on.

"They're young footballers. Hopefully the supporters will be patient with the team and the ones who came along will see the potential and the shoots of an emerging team."

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 18Ricketts
  • 21Martin
  • 5Johnson
  • 3Stokes
  • 7Fleck
  • 4VincelotBooked at 90mins
  • 11O'BrienSubstituted forFortunéat 75'minutes
  • 40Kent
  • 25Murphy
  • 9ArmstrongSubstituted forLameirasat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Thomas
  • 8Lameiras
  • 12Morris
  • 17Phillips
  • 20Tudgay
  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 32Fortuné

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2HerdSubstituted forBanksat 79'minutes
  • 4HirdBooked at 90mins
  • 6Evatt
  • 3Jones
  • 5MorsyBooked at 51mins
  • 12O'Neil
  • 7GardnerSubstituted forAriyibiat 41'minutes
  • 10O'Shea
  • 11NovakSubstituted forDieseruvweat 45'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 9Ebanks-Blake

Substitutes

  • 15Humphreys
  • 16Raglan
  • 17Gnanduillet
  • 24Banks
  • 26Dieseruvwe
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 32Cairns
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
11,003

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home20
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home13
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, Chesterfield 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Chesterfield 0.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Kent (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Kent (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

Booking

Romain Vincelot (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Sam Hird.

Attempt blocked. Jacob Murphy (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Chesterfield) for a bad foul.

Hand ball by Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Chesterfield).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Sam Hird.

Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Ruben Lameiras replaces Adam Armstrong.

Foul by Reda Johnson (Coventry City).

Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Ryan Kent (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Reda Johnson (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Liam O'Neil (Chesterfield).

Attempt missed. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Reda Johnson (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Gboly Ariyibi.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Oliver Banks replaces Chris Herd.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Sam Hird.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces Jim O'Brien.

Booking

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Romain Vincelot (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Chesterfield).

Attempt saved. Ryan Kent (Coventry City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Thomas Lee.

Attempt saved. Jacob Murphy (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Lee Burge.

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Reda Johnson.

Attempt blocked. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jacob Murphy (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton8602106418
2Walsall8521145917
3Gillingham8521146817
4Coventry8512158716
5Rochdale8422115614
6Bury83411512313
7Wigan84131110113
8Sheff Utd74031211112
9Chesterfield83231211111
10Swindon83231313011
11Barnsley83231112-111
12Colchester82421316-310
13Millwall8314913-410
14Fleetwood8233121119
15Port Vale82339909
16Southend823378-19
17Bradford723279-29
18Peterborough82241213-18
19Shrewsbury822479-28
20Scunthorpe8224710-38
21Oldham8152711-48
22Doncaster814348-47
23Crewe8125815-75
24Blackpool8125615-95
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