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Coventry City 2-1 Millwall

John Fleck
Midfielder John Fleck has scored four goals for Coventry this season

Coventry overcame 10-man Millwall at the Ricoh Arena to secure their first victory in six League One matches.

The promotion-chasing Lions took an early lead as Byron Webster headed past keeper Reice Charles-Cook from Shane Ferguson's corner,

However, Shaun Williams was sent off for Millwall after just 26 minutes when he appeared to headbutt Ruben Lameiras.

Coventry took advantage as John Fleck's 30-yard shot was followed up by Marcus Tudgay's toe-poke to grab victory.

With four matches remaining, Millwall remain fifth in the play-off places, three points clear of seventh-placed Barnsley.

Coventry, climb a place back up to 12th, eights points adrift of the play-off places, after only their third win in 17 matches.

Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"On the balance of the play it was deserved. It's never easy to play against 10 men.

"But we saw it home. Now we have to see if we can finish the season strongly.

"It's important for the supporters of our club to see that we are fighting for every point."

Millwall manager Neil Harris told BBC Radio London:

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Neil Harris after Coventry defeat

"The sending off was a big blow. Having just looked at it quickly, I've got no complaints.

"We looked really solid, really organised. I couldn't remember us giving too many chances away other than the opportunity just before half-time.

"I'm delighted with the players because the spirit they showed and the fight they showed to get a result was terrific with ten men."

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 17Phillips
  • 21Martin
  • 15Stephens
  • 18RickettsSubstituted forTudgayat 55'minutes
  • 4VincelotSubstituted forMaddisonat 36'minutes
  • 7Fleck
  • 16Rose
  • 14Cole
  • 8LameirasBooked at 54minsSubstituted forLorentzsonat 85'minutes
  • 9Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 10Maddison
  • 12Lorentzson
  • 19Bigirimana
  • 20Tudgay
  • 25Murphy
  • 32Fortuné
  • 43Addai

Millwall

  • 13Archer
  • 27Romeo
  • 16Beevers
  • 17WebsterBooked at 90mins
  • 3Martin
  • 19TaylorBooked at 32minsSubstituted forGregoryat 80'minutes
  • 6WilliamsBooked at 28mins
  • 24Thompson
  • 18FergusonSubstituted forAbdouat 35'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 20Morison
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forUpsonat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Forde
  • 5Craig
  • 8Upson
  • 9Gregory
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 26Abdou
  • 28Philpot
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
11,632

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 2, Millwall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 2, Millwall 1.

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

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Reice Charles-Cook.

Attempt saved. Joe Martin (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City).

Byron Webster (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Byron Webster (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Byron Webster (Millwall).

Foul by Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City).

Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

Attempt blocked. Ed Upson (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Joe Martin (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Martin Lorentzson replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Booking

Nadjim Abdou (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nadjim Abdou (Millwall).

Foul by Aaron Phillips (Coventry City).

Joe Martin (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Lee Gregory replaces Chris Taylor.

Attempt missed. Aaron Phillips (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

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

Foul by Ben Thompson (Millwall).

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 2, Millwall 1. Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Armstrong.

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

Attempt missed. Aaron Phillips (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mahlon Romeo (Millwall).

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Marcus Tudgay.

Ben Thompson (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Maddison (Coventry City).

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 1, Millwall 1. John Fleck (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Aaron Phillips.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Ed Upson replaces Aiden O'Brien.

Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Marcus Tudgay replaces Sam Ricketts.

Foul by Sam Ricketts (Coventry City).

Steve Morison (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan422214672393380
2Burton422381151351677
3Walsall412111960421874
4Bradford422011114839971
5Millwall422091364471769
6Gillingham4219111266481868
7Barnsley422061663511266
8Rochdale421810146253964
9Sheff Utd421711146153862
10Scunthorpe421711145346762
11Port Vale431711155251162
12Coventry4216121461461560
13Southend421611155555059
14Peterborough42176197366757
15Bury421512155163-1257
16Swindon42149195768-1151
17Chesterfield42147215466-1249
18Oldham421018144253-1148
19Fleetwood421114174952-347
20Shrewsbury411211185066-1647
21Blackpool43129223954-1545
22Doncaster421011214460-1641
23Colchester42911225391-3838
24Crewe42612244278-3630
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