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Grimsby Town 0-2 Coventry City

Marc McNulty's controversial goal and a Jack Grimmer header saw Coventry maintain their winning start to the season with victory at Grimsby.

After his hat-trick on the opening day of the season, Jodi Jones almost got himself back on the scoresheet after cutting in from the wing, but James McKeown managed to get a strong hand to the shot to keep it out.

Coventry took the lead in bizarre circumstances in the 63rd minute, as Nathan Clarke seemingly rolled the ball back to McKeown to take a free-kick, only for McNulty to take it and run towards goal before rolling into an empty net.

There were no questions about the second though, as Jack Grimmer rose highest at a corner to head in the visitors' second after 76 minutes and secure their second win in their opening two league games.

The hosts' misery was compounded when midfielder James Berrett picked up a second yellow two minutes from time, resulting in Grimsby second red card of the season.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Davies
  • 5N Clarke
  • 6Collins
  • 3DixonBooked at 42mins
  • 7BerrettBooked at 89mins
  • 8Rose
  • 10Jones
  • 19SummerfieldSubstituted forJaiyesimiat 72'minutes
  • 17CardwellSubstituted forHooperat 67'minutes
  • 27DembeleSubstituted forBolarinwaat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McAllister
  • 9Hooper
  • 14Osborne
  • 18Bolarinwa
  • 20Jaiyesimi
  • 24Keeble
  • 30Killip

Coventry

  • 13O'Brien
  • 2Grimmer
  • 4WillisSubstituted forHyamat 73'minutes
  • 5McDonald
  • 3Stokes
  • 6Kelly
  • 8Doyle
  • 7Vincenti
  • 10McNulty
  • 11JonesBooked at 42minsSubstituted forNazonat 87'minutes
  • 16BeavonSubstituted forAndreuat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Biamou
  • 12Pearson
  • 15Hyam
  • 18Nazon
  • 19Andreu
  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 31Stevenson
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
6,767

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home6
Away12
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Coventry City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Coventry City 2.

Ben Davies (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Coventry City).

Attempt missed. Duckens Nazon (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town).

Peter Vincenti (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Tom Bolarinwa.

Attempt missed. Duckens Nazon (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to James Berrett (Grimsby Town) for a bad foul.

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Berrett (Grimsby Town).

Peter Vincenti (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Davies (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Duckens Nazon replaces Jodi Jones.

Attempt missed. Sam Jones (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Paul Dixon (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tony Andreu (Coventry City).

Attempt missed. JJ Hooper (Grimsby Town) header from very close range misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Tom Bolarinwa replaces Siriki Dembele.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Tony Andreu replaces Stuart Beavon.

Foul by Sam Jones (Grimsby Town).

Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0, Coventry City 2. Jack Grimmer (Coventry City) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Liam Kelly with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Dominic Hyam replaces Jordan Willis because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Diallang Jaiyesimi replaces Luke Summerfield.

Ben Davies (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. JJ Hooper replaces Harry Cardwell.

Foul by Sam Jones (Grimsby Town).

Jack Grimmer (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Sam Jones (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rod McDonald (Coventry City).

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0, Coventry City 1. Marc McNulty (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rod McDonald.

Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Coventry City).

Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marc McNulty (Coventry City).

goal

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