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Coventry City 0-1 Scunthorpe United

Josh Morris
Josh Morris (centre) joined Scunthorpe on a free transfer from Bradford City in the summer

Josh Morris scored his 15th goal of the season as League One leaders Scunthorpe took all three points at Coventry.

Morris steered Paddy Madden's cross home at the near post as the Iron secured their sixth away victory.

Both sides had efforts blocked on the line in the first half, while Sky Blues striker Marvin Sordell tested keeper Luke Daniels just before the break.

Ruben Lameiras and Jamie Sterry had chances for an equaliser after Morris' goal, but Scunthorpe held out.

The victory extended their lead at the top to five points, with Bolton - who began the day in second place - not in action at Peterborough until Sunday.

And the margin could have been greater if Tom Hopper had not shot wide late on after beating the offside trap.

Coventry had won three of the four previous league games under interim boss Mark Venus, and remained 18th in the table despite their sixth home defeat of the campaign.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 22Sterry
  • 2Willis
  • 4TurnbullBooked at 68mins
  • 15Page
  • 6RoseSubstituted forReidat 74'minutes
  • 5Bigirimana
  • 31Stevenson
  • 21WrightSubstituted forJonesat 65'minutes
  • 17Sordell
  • 9AgyeiSubstituted forLameirasat 56'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8Lameiras
  • 10Jones
  • 11Reid
  • 13Gadzhev
  • 20Tudgay
  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 29Harries

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 2Wiseman
  • 6MirfinSubstituted forGoodeat 42'minutesBooked at 66mins
  • 5Wallace
  • 22Townsend
  • 11Morris
  • 12Bishop
  • 8Dawson
  • 19HolmesBooked at 60minsSubstituted forSmallwoodat 76'minutes
  • 9MaddenSubstituted forWilliamsat 85'minutes
  • 14Hopper

Substitutes

  • 7Williams
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 17Mantom
  • 18Smallwood
  • 20Goode
  • 33Clarke
Referee:
Jonathan Moss
Attendance:
9,737

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

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

Foul by Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jordan Willis (Coventry City).

Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyel Reid (Coventry City).

Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City).

Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United).

Jordan Turnbull (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Attempt missed. Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Luke Williams replaces Paddy Madden.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ben Stevenson.

Foul by Jamie Sterry (Coventry City).

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Willis (Coventry City).

Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Lewis Page.

Attempt blocked. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Richard Smallwood replaces Duane Holmes.

Foul by Jordan Willis (Coventry City).

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Kyel Reid replaces Andy Rose.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Coventry City).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Attempt saved. Jamie Sterry (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Lewis Page (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

Hand ball by Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Jordan Turnbull (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Coventry City).

Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe17114237162137
2Bradford1788126141232
3Bolton169432011931
4Sheff Utd158432618828
5Bristol Rovers177552627-126
6Port Vale177462225-325
7Northampton176652825324
8Millwall167362927224
9Wimbledon176652321224
10Rochdale177371922-324
11Peterborough166552619723
12Southend176562226-423
13Fleetwood176472423122
14Walsall165742122-122
15Charlton164841817120
16Bury176292529-420
17Gillingham175572430-620
18Coventry174761518-319
19Swindon175481923-419
20Oxford Utd175481822-419
21MK Dons174582126-517
22Oldham17377918-916
23Shrewsbury173591829-1114
24Chesterfield1633101624-812
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