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Colchester United 1-3 Coventry City

Jacob Murphy
Coventry City are Jacob Murphy's sixth different loan club

Coventry's Jacob Murphy scored twice against former club Colchester as the Sky Blues came from behind to win.

The U's went ahead when Macauley Bonne guided in Callum Harriott's low cross, almost doubling their lead when Marvin Sordell struck the inside of a post.

Murphy's shot on the turn brought the visitors level before the ex-Colchester loanee then rounded keeper Jamie Jones to put Coventry ahead at the break.

Marc-Antoine Fortune sealed City's victory, tapping in after Jones' error.

The closest Colchester came in the second period was when Gavin Massey's shot was well saved by Sky Blues keeper Reice Charles-Cook.

Tony Mowbray's men bounced back from their shock FA Cup first round exit at home to Northampton to go second in League One, behind leaders Gillingham on goal difference.

Colchester, who drop a place to 17th, have now conceded 37 goals in 17 league games this season.

Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"It's a difficult place to come. It was a difficult game and it was great travelling support. I hope they're travelling back up the road pleased.

"We controlled it for long spells and deserved the points. We were fully respectful of this Colchester team and the threat they carry.

"Jacob Murphy stepped up to the plate and I am delighted he got his goals. It's the next three points for us."

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 12Jones
  • 31Harriott
  • 4Edwards
  • 18EastmanSubstituted forElokobiat 52'minutes
  • 3Briggs
  • 20LapslieBooked at 31minsSubstituted forMasseyat 71'minutes
  • 8GilbeyBooked at 60mins
  • 19Bonne
  • 10Moncur
  • 15Kent
  • 45Sordell

Substitutes

  • 6Elokobi
  • 9Porter
  • 11Massey
  • 14Olufemi
  • 21Sembie-Ferris
  • 27Curtis
  • 33Parish

Coventry

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 17PhillipsBooked at 57mins
  • 21MartinBooked at 83mins
  • 18Ricketts
  • 3Stokes
  • 4Vincelot
  • 7FleckBooked at 54mins
  • 8LameirasSubstituted forHaynesat 75'minutes
  • 25Murphy
  • 11O'BrienBooked at 20minsSubstituted forThomasat 78'minutes
  • 32FortunéSubstituted forTudgayat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 6Thomas
  • 16Elford-Alliyu
  • 20Tudgay
  • 26Haynes
  • 30Kelly-Evans
  • 34Sambou
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
5,275

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home19
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 1, Coventry City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Coventry City 3.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Reice Charles-Cook.

Attempt saved. Callum Harriott (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Reice Charles-Cook.

Attempt saved. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Attempt blocked. George Moncur (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Aaron Martin (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aaron Martin (Coventry City).

Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Joe Edwards (Colchester United).

John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Conor Thomas replaces Jim O'Brien.

Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Callum Harriott (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Ryan Haynes replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Coventry City).

Attempt saved. Matthew Briggs (Colchester United) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by George Moncur (Colchester United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Gavin Massey replaces Tom Lapslie.

Substitution

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

Attempt missed. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Matthew Briggs (Colchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

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

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City).

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Colchester United).

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Aaron Phillips (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham17104334191534
2Coventry17104332181434
3Walsall1695228141432
4Burton1610241613332
5Wigan1786328181030
6Bury177642927227
7Bradford177641918127
8Sheff Utd177462824425
9Millwall167452423125
10Peterborough177373428624
11Southend176651920-124
12Scunthorpe177282220223
13Port Vale176562019123
14Chesterfield177282325-223
15Rochdale175662020021
16Doncaster175571522-720
17Colchester175572637-1120
18Oldham1731041924-519
19Shrewsbury165291923-417
20Swindon174492228-616
21Blackpool174491525-1016
22Fleetwood1743102026-615
23Barnsley1742112029-914
24Crewe1734101426-1213
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