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Coventry City 0-1 Rochdale

Tony Mowbray's Sky Blues suffered their second home defeat at the Ricoh Arena in eight days
Tony Mowbray's Sky Blues slipped to their second home defeat at the Ricoh Arena in eight days

Coventry City suffered their third League One loss in a week as Rochdale's late penalty dealt another blow to the Sky Blues' automatic promotion hopes.

Chris Stokes brought down Ian Henderson inside the area in the 89th minute.

And the Dale striker kept his cool to score and earn his side their third win in four matches.

Visiting keeper Josh Lillis had kept his side in it with fine saves from Joe Cole, teenager James Maddison and then at the death from Adam Armstrong.

Tony Mowbray's City drop out of the play-off zone to seventh, three points behind Barnsley - and now 16 points adrift of leaders Burton Albion.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Rochdale win

"It was deserved looking back on reflection of the game. I think we controlled a lot of possession and nullified the opposition's threats.

"We couldn't do it for the whole 90 minutes because their attacking intent and prowess is superb. We managed it quite well to keep Josh Lillis to making only a few saves.

"I thought we had our own opportunities but I thought we might not get the luck we deserved then after Ian Henderson had a goal-line clearance but it was a stonewall penalty and Henderson put it away well superbly."

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 18Ricketts
  • 15Stephens
  • 38CargillSubstituted forLorentzsonat 45'minutes
  • 3Stokes
  • 4Vincelot
  • 7Fleck
  • 8LameirasSubstituted forMurphyat 68'minutes
  • 10Maddison
  • 14ColeSubstituted forFortunéat 73'minutes
  • 9Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 12Lorentzson
  • 16Rose
  • 25Murphy
  • 32Fortuné
  • 42Hunt
  • 43Addai
  • 44Henderson

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 5Eastham
  • 15Canavan
  • 4McNulty
  • 24Allen
  • 8Lund
  • 25Rose
  • 12McDermottSubstituted forCampsat 60'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 40Henderson
  • 19Mendez-LaingSubstituted forHoltat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Bennett
  • 7Vincenti
  • 18Holt
  • 23Collis
  • 28Camps
  • 34Hooper
  • 39Bunney
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
9,942

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 0, Rochdale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 0, Rochdale 1.

Romain Vincelot (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jacob Murphy (Coventry City).

Attempt blocked. James Maddison (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Sam Ricketts (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Coventry City).

Michael Rose (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 0, Rochdale 1. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by John Fleck (Coventry City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Rochdale. Ian Henderson draws a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Callum Camps (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Jacob Murphy (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Michael Rose (Rochdale).

Attempt blocked. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces Joe Cole.

Foul by James Maddison (Coventry City).

Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Grant Holt replaces Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

James Maddison (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Rose (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jacob Murphy replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Attempt blocked. Niall Canavan (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Reice Charles-Cook.

Attempt saved. Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City).

Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Armstrong (Coventry City).

Ashley Eastham (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Callum Camps replaces Donal McDermott.

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton34215844281668
2Wigan351713556312564
3Gillingham351781060431759
4Walsall341611750361459
5Millwall351771155411458
6Barnsley351741457461155
7Coventry3414101056381852
8Bradford341410103936352
9Port Vale361410124139252
10Southend35149124644251
11Sheff Utd351310124947249
12Swindon34146145351248
13Rochdale35139134546-148
14Bury35139134555-1048
15Scunthorpe34138133840-247
16Peterborough35136165856245
17Chesterfield35125184654-841
18Fleetwood341010144243-140
19Shrewsbury34117164051-1140
20Doncaster34910153645-937
21Blackpool3598183346-1335
22Oldham33616113344-1134
23Crewe35612173760-2330
24Colchester3569204281-3927
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