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Port Vale 0-2 Coventry City

Managerless Coventry City ended this season's 10-game League One winless run by winning at Port Vale - just two days after Tony Mowbray's resignation.

Marvin Sordell and Chris McCann both fired home after the hosts gifted possession to the Sky Blues who, under caretaker boss Mark Venus, became the first team to take any points from Vale Park this season.

The visitors took the lead after 36 minutes when experienced midfielder Michael Brown lost possession to Gael Bigirimana, who charged into the box and pulled back to Sordell, who smashed home from close range.

REACTION: Coventry City caretaker manager Mark Venus talks to BBC Coventry and Warwickshire

City doubled their tally after 72 minutes when Paulo Tavares was robbed of the ball in midfield by Daniel Agyei, who found McCann in the box to fire into the roof of the net.

Just six minutes earlier, the away side almost capitalised on one of many Vale mistakes when home keeper Jak Alnwick presented the ball to Agyei from a roll-out, but the keeper redeemed himself by tipping the subsequent shot wide.

City's first league win of the season lifts them off the bottom of the table while Bruno Ribeiro's Vale drop to sixth.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Alnwick
  • 2Purkiss
  • 4StreeteBooked at 20mins
  • 24Smith
  • 46HartBooked at 77mins
  • 26Jones
  • 17BrownSubstituted forPereiraat 45'minutes
  • 8TavaresBooked at 62mins
  • 14ThomasSubstituted forForresterat 45'minutesSubstituted forShalajat 54'minutes
  • 11Foley
  • 13Paterson

Substitutes

  • 6Mac-Intosch
  • 15Forrester
  • 20Geraldo Rosa
  • 21Pereira
  • 25Santos
  • 27Amoros
  • 30Shalaj

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 22SterryBooked at 45mins
  • 2Willis
  • 4Turnbull
  • 15Page
  • 31Stevenson
  • 5Bigirimana
  • 12McCannBooked at 43mins
  • 17SordellBooked at 33minsSubstituted forTudgayat 83'minutes
  • 21Wright
  • 9AgyeiSubstituted forLameirasat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Lameiras
  • 10Jones
  • 13Gadzhev
  • 18Ricketts
  • 20Tudgay
  • 29Harries
  • 34Addai
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
5,605

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 0, Coventry City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 0, Coventry City 2.

Attempt missed. Ben Purkiss (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Gael Bigirimana.

Attempt missed. Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Gezim Shalaj (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Page (Coventry City).

Sam Hart (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Paulo Tavares (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City).

Foul by Gezim Shalaj (Port Vale).

Jamie Sterry (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Marcus Tudgay replaces Marvin Sordell.

Attempt missed. Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Sam Foley (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Page (Coventry City).

Booking

Sam Hart (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Marvin Sordell (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sam Hart (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Alex Jones (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Ruben Lameiras replaces Daniel Agyei.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 0, Coventry City 2. Chris McCann (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Daniel Agyei.

Sam Foley (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jak Alnwick.

Attempt saved. Daniel Agyei (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Delay in match (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Attempt blocked. Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Paulo Tavares (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Paulo Tavares (Port Vale).

Lewis Page (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Quentin Pereira replaces Michael Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Gezim Shalaj replaces Anton Forrester because of an injury.

Anton Forrester (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Coventry City).

goal

As It Stood

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2Bradford11560137621
3Bury116232013720
4Sheff Utd115331414018
5Northampton114521812617
6Port Vale115241514117
7Bristol Rovers114431616016
8Bolton114431010016
9MK Dons114341514115
10Oxford Utd114341211115
11Rochdale114341313015
12Gillingham114341721-415
13Peterborough113531814414
14Fleetwood113441616013
15Wimbledon113441516-113
16Walsall113441317-413
17Chesterfield113351616012
18Charlton112631212012
19Millwall113351822-412
20Swindon113351216-412
21Southend113351220-812
22Shrewsbury112451116-510
23Coventry11164812-49
24Oldham11164512-79
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