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Coventry City 3-0 Shrewsbury Town

Coventry City striker Adam Armstrong
On-loan Newcastle striker Armstrong has now scored five times in as many matches at the Ricoh Arena

League One top scorer Adam Armstrong took his goal tally to eight for the season as Coventry comfortably beat Shrewsbury Town at the Ricoh Arena.

Marc-Antoine Fortuné set up on-loan Newcastle United striker Armstrong to fire home left-footed on 26 minutes.

Fortuné then converted a penalty on the stroke of half-time after being brought down by Nat Knight-Percival.

Armstrong added his second when he was set up by Reda Johnson for a left-foot shot midway through the second half.

Tony Mowbray's Coventry, still unbeaten at home this season, climb to fifth, just three points shy of an automatic promotion place.

Shrewsbury, unbeaten in their first four away league matches, are now kept out of the relegation zone only on goal difference after a second successive defeat on the road.

Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"It is satisfying. We did a fair bit of work on that during the week.

"It's an important win, a performance that hopefully gives everybody confidence and keeps the crowd on board.

"We hopefully are going to keep the consistency and the confidence levels high, but we warranted a victory.

"We should enjoy it and then get back to work on Monday and then try and go to Yeovil and get through to the next round of the JPT."

Shrewsbury manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It is a disappointing scoreline against a difficult side. They looked like one of the better sides we will come up against this season.

"We know we can be better but it's funny against teams like this. You know when you have a lapse of concentration they will punish you.

"When you lose a goal so close to half time, it is really disappointing. We have given away far too many penalties this season. We need to show a bit more composure in the area.

"We always know we have a chance, even when three down. You can't say that effort levels weren't good enough but we lack that bit of quality."

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 18Ricketts
  • 21Martin
  • 5Johnson
  • 3Stokes
  • 4Vincelot
  • 7FleckBooked at 37minsSubstituted forMorrisat 77'minutes
  • 32FortunéSubstituted forTudgayat 81'minutes
  • 40Kent
  • 25MurphySubstituted forLameirasat 82'minutes
  • 9Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 6Thomas
  • 8Lameiras
  • 11O'Brien
  • 12Morris
  • 20Tudgay
  • 26Haynes

Shrewsbury

  • 21Halstead
  • 2Tootle
  • 5Grandison
  • 20Knight-PercivalBooked at 45mins
  • 3SadlerBooked at 62mins
  • 29Cole
  • 7Lawrence
  • 17Ogogo
  • 11Kaikai
  • 9CollinsSubstituted forBarnettat 70'minutes
  • 26Akpa-Akpro

Substitutes

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 6Black
  • 12Brown
  • 15Ellis
  • 19McAlinden
  • 22Clark
  • 23Barnett
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
11,445

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 3, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 3, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Attempt missed. Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Larnell Cole (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Ruben Lameiras replaces Jacob Murphy.

Foul by Aaron Martin (Coventry City).

Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Marcus Tudgay replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

Foul by Reda Johnson (Coventry City).

Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Bryn Morris replaces John Fleck.

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

Foul by Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt saved. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jermaine Grandison.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Tyrone Barnett replaces James Collins.

Jacob Murphy (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matt Tootle (Shrewsbury Town).

Jacob Murphy (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Larnell Cole (Shrewsbury Town).

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 3, Shrewsbury Town 0. Adam Armstrong (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Reda Johnson.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Sam Ricketts.

Attempt missed. Aaron Martin (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Booking

Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

Foul by Chris Stokes (Coventry City).

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Matt Tootle (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Adam Armstrong (Coventry City).

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Abu Ogogo.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton11812137625
2Walsall116411661022
3Bury116412115622
4Gillingham1163222121021
5Coventry106131910919
6Rochdale115241613317
7Sheff Utd115241816217
8Port Vale114431412216
9Wigan114431413116
10Colchester114431718-116
11Southend114341111015
12Peterborough114252119214
13Barnsley104241414014
14Chesterfield114251516-114
15Millwall114251721-414
16Bradford113441216-413
17Swindon113351618-212
18Oldham111821216-411
19Shrewsbury113261115-411
20Scunthorpe11326913-411
21Doncaster11254914-511
22Blackpool11326917-811
23Fleetwood112361419-59
24Crewe111371120-96
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