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Coventry City 2-0 Rochdale

Coventry secured back-to-back league wins for the first time this season with victory over Rochdale.

Rochdale could have taken the lead in the sixth minute after Ian Henderson's mazy run was blocked by Jordan Willis' last-ditch tackle.

Keith Hill's Dale side kept up the pressure and Callum Camps tested Lee Burge with a 30-yard free-kick.

But Coventry opened the scoring after 28 minutes through striker Daniel Agyei, who had hit the post nine minutes earlier.

Rochdale had the better of the second half and Matthew Lund's 52nd-minute header was cleared off the line by Gael Bigirimana.

Despite offering very little in the second half, Andre Wright made sure of the points for Coventry in the 84th minute as he tapped home a cross from Lewis Page.

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Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 22Sterry
  • 2Willis
  • 4TurnbullBooked at 38mins
  • 15Page
  • 31Stevenson
  • 5Bigirimana
  • 12McCannSubstituted forReidat 16'minutes
  • 8Lameiras
  • 9AgyeiSubstituted forWrightat 72'minutes
  • 17SordellSubstituted forJonesat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Rose
  • 10Jones
  • 11Reid
  • 18Ricketts
  • 20Tudgay
  • 21Wright
  • 23Charles-Cook

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2RaffertySubstituted forMendez-Laingat 58'minutes
  • 5Canavan
  • 18Keane
  • 39Bunney
  • 8LundBooked at 66mins
  • 14Rathbone
  • 10CampsSubstituted forDaviesat 67'minutes
  • 9AndrewSubstituted forMcDermottat 78'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 27Cannon

Substitutes

  • 6McGahey
  • 11Mendez-Laing
  • 12McDermott
  • 19Davies
  • 25Logan
  • 28Morley
  • 29Odelusi
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
8,133

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home9
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 2, Rochdale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 2, Rochdale 0.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Steve Davies (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jodi Jones replaces Marvin Sordell.

Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Gael Bigirimana.

Foul by Andre Wright (Coventry City).

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

Jordan Turnbull (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steve Davies (Rochdale).

Delay in match Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 2, Rochdale 0. Andre Wright (Coventry City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamie Sterry following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City).

Joe Bunney (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Marvin Sordell.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Donal McDermott replaces Calvin Andrew.

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

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

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

Foul by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

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

Foul by Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale).

Foul by Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City).

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Andre Wright replaces Daniel Agyei.

Attempt blocked. Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ben Stevenson (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Steve Davies replaces Callum Camps.

Booking

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City).

Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Callum Camps (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1594232151731
2Bradford156811912726
3Sheff Utd147432417725
4Bolton147431510525
5Bristol Rovers146532320323
6Wimbledon156542118323
7Port Vale156451921-222
8Northampton155642421321
9Rochdale156361818021
10Peterborough155552418620
11Bury146262220220
12Walsall145541920-120
13Fleetwood145452018219
14Oxford Utd155461718-119
15Southend155461724-719
16Millwall145362326-318
17Charlton143831714317
18Gillingham154562127-617
19MK Dons154471923-416
20Swindon154471519-416
21Coventry143651216-415
22Oldham15366917-815
23Chesterfield143381621-512
24Shrewsbury152491528-1310
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