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Coventry City 0-2 Bradford City

Five minutes of superb attacking play saw Bradford clinch an away win at rock-bottom Coventry.

The Sky Blues had been hoping the second coming of manager Mark Robins would reverse their fortunes, but their 15th manager in 16 seasons seemingly made little difference.

Coventry just about held their own in the first half, but Bradford just cut loose after the break.

Substitute Alex Jones volleyed home from a Tony McMahon corner in the 51st minute and then forced a fine save out of Lee Burge two minutes later.

Former Coventry midfielder Romain Vincelot hit the bar and then, in the 56th minute, Jordy Hiwula saw his shot deflected in as the Coventry defence went missing again.

Robins must have been uplifted in the opening period as the enterprising Ben Stevenson shot just wide in the 10th minute before Stuart Beavon forced a save out of Colin Doyle four minutes later.

But that was their high point, and they now look doomed to League Two football next season.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 21FoleySubstituted forKelly-Evansat 30'minutes
  • 7N Clarke
  • 4Turnbull
  • 3StokesSubstituted forRawsonat 67'minutes
  • 27G Thomas
  • 31Stevenson
  • 12Reilly
  • 14Thomas
  • 9VernamSubstituted forJonesat 58'minutes
  • 16Beavon

Substitutes

  • 5Bigirimana
  • 10Jones
  • 11Reid
  • 19Rawson
  • 20Tudgay
  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 30Kelly-Evans

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 29McMahon
  • 23McArdle
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 3Meredith
  • 18GillieadSubstituted forJonesat 34'minutesSubstituted forB Clarkeat 63'minutes
  • 14Cullen
  • 6Vincelot
  • 7Marshall
  • 9Wyke
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila

Substitutes

  • 2Darby
  • 5Toner
  • 8Dieng
  • 10B Clarke
  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 19Jones
  • 24Devine
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
9,150

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home5
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home17
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 0, Bradford City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 0, Bradford City 2.

Kwame Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City).

Foul by Kwame Thomas (Coventry City).

Rory McArdle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Lee Burge.

Foul by Ben Stevenson (Coventry City).

Mark Marshall (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jodi Jones (Coventry City).

Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jodi Jones (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

Ben Stevenson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Cullen (Bradford City).

Foul by Ben Stevenson (Coventry City).

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dion Kelly-Evans (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City).

Foul by Ben Stevenson (Coventry City).

Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Stuart Beavon (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Bradford City).

Attempt blocked. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Farrend Rawson replaces Chris Stokes because of an injury.

Ben Stevenson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Bradford City).

Foul by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

Kwame Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Billy Clarke replaces Alex Jones because of an injury.

Attempt missed. George Thomas (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Foul by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City).

Dion Kelly-Evans (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jodi Jones replaces Charles Vernam.

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kwame Thomas (Coventry City).

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 0, Bradford City 2. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Jones.

Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dion Kelly-Evans (Coventry City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd36219667402772
2Fleetwood361810854361864
3Bolton35189850311963
4Bradford371517549341562
5Scunthorpe3717101063432061
6Millwall35161095041958
7Southend361412105345854
8Bristol Rovers371412115654254
9Walsall371314104545053
10Oxford Utd35157134639752
11Rochdale34148125048250
12Peterborough37148155050050
13Wimbledon361114114746147
14Charlton371016114743446
15Northampton37137175460-646
16Gillingham371112145059-945
17MK Dons361111144747044
18Shrewsbury371110164051-1143
19Bury37118185464-1041
20Oldham37913152336-1340
21Port Vale34911143854-1638
22Swindon3799193753-1636
23Chesterfield3788213358-2532
24Coventry36511203056-2626
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