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Coventry City 2-0 Chesterfield

Jordan Willis produced an important first-half block to deny Chesterfield striker Ched Evans
Jordan Willis produced an important first-half block to deny Chesterfield striker Ched Evans

Coventry City's revival continued at the expense of Chesterfield, as the Sky Blues stretched their unbeaten home record to 14 matches.

On his 86th appearance, team captain Jordan Willis scored his first league goal before substitute Andy Rose made it two in two with nine minutes left.

But Lewis Page's 93rd-minute red card, for a second bookable offence, took a little of the gloss off the night for City, who climb to 18th in League One.

Chesterfield, who suffered a seventh straight defeat, had one outstanding chance to go in front after 21 minutes when Willis produced a tremendous block to deny Ched Evans.

But, after Evans had again gone close in the second half, interim Sky Blues manager Mark Venus made a double change on 67 minutes, bringing on Rose and Ruben Lameiras for Marcus Tudgay and Jodi Jones.

Venus also switched formation from 4-4-2 to 4-3-3. And, within two minutes, Willis pounced from a corner after Rose's header was not cleared.

Rose himself made the points safe when he swept home from 15 yards following Page's left wing cross.

The game was watched by Coventry's lowest home league crowd of the season - 7,941 - with sporadic chanting in protest against owners SISU.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 22Sterry
  • 2Willis
  • 4Turnbull
  • 15PageBooked at 90mins
  • 5BigirimanaBooked at 85mins
  • 31Stevenson
  • 10JonesSubstituted forLameirasat 67'minutes
  • 9AgyeiSubstituted forSordellat 77'minutes
  • 11Reid
  • 20TudgaySubstituted forRoseat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Rose
  • 8Lameiras
  • 17Sordell
  • 18Ricketts
  • 21Wright
  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 35Maycock

Chesterfield

  • 12Fulton
  • 15O'Neil
  • 4Hird
  • 6EvattBooked at 88mins
  • 19Donohue
  • 28AriyibiBooked at 75mins
  • 5LiddleBooked at 89mins
  • 17Dimaio
  • 26O'SheaSubstituted forMitchellat 87'minutes
  • 9Evans
  • 20DennisSubstituted forGermanat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Mitchell
  • 18Nolan
  • 21Allinson
  • 23Anderson
  • 27Maguire
  • 33Graham
  • 35German
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
7,941

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 2, Chesterfield 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 2, Chesterfield 0.

Foul by Marvin Sordell (Coventry City).

Gary Liddle (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Liam O'Neil (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Lewis Page (Coventry City) for a bad foul.

Ched Evans (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lewis Page (Coventry City).

Foul by Ben Stevenson (Coventry City).

Ched Evans (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Booking

Gary Liddle (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Gary Liddle (Chesterfield).

Marvin Sordell (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Reece Mitchell replaces Jay O'Shea.

Hand ball by Jamie Sterry (Coventry City).

Booking

Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City).

Liam O'Neil (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Dion Donohue (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 2, Chesterfield 0. Andy Rose (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lewis Page.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Marvin Sordell replaces Daniel Agyei.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Ricky German replaces Kristian Dennis.

Foul by Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City).

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Kyel Reid (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield).

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 1, Chesterfield 0. Jordan Willis (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Turnbull following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Andy Rose (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Gboly Ariyibi.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Ruben Lameiras replaces Jodi Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Andy Rose replaces Marcus Tudgay.

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

Attempt saved. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City).

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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6Northampton166642723424
7Rochdale167361918124
8Peterborough166552619723
9Wimbledon166552321223
10Fleetwood166462321222
11Port Vale166462024-422
12Walsall155642021-121
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16Southend165561825-720
17Oxford Utd165471820-219
18Coventry164751517-219
19Gillingham164572229-717
20MK Dons164482025-516
21Swindon164481623-716
22Oldham16367918-915
23Chesterfield1633101624-812
24Shrewsbury162591629-1311
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