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Cambridge United 2-1 Coventry City

Cambridge United held off Coventry City to claim a narrow victory in an entertaining League Two match.

Jabo Ibehre, scorer of his side's winner at Crewe on Tuesday, headed the U's in front from Piero Mingoia's superb cross from the right.

Ibehre went close again before half-time, prodding George Maris' free-kick goalwards and forcing Lee Burge to tip the ball over the crossbar.

Coventry were level nine minutes into the second half when Duckens Nazon beat the offside trap and rattled a shot onto the post, with the ball then hitting the unfortunate goalkeeper David Forde and rolling in.

Forde kept his side level with two saves, from Jodi Jones and Stuart Beavon, before Mingoia was again the provider for Cambridge's winner. He produced another quality delivery for Uche Ikpeazu to nod beyond Burge 14 minutes from time.

Coventry saw late chances headed wide by Max Biamou and kept out by the crossbar from Jones' effort from the edge of the box, before Forde tipped Nazon's close-range effort over in stoppage time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Forde
  • 2Halliday
  • 5Taylor
  • 6Legge
  • 11DunkSubstituted forTaftat 46'minutes
  • 7Mingoia
  • 20BrownSubstituted forElitoat 83'minutes
  • 4Deegan
  • 18MarisBooked at 82minsSubstituted forO'Neilat 87'minutes
  • 9Ikpeazu
  • 14Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 12Taft
  • 13Mitov
  • 16O'Neil
  • 19Amoo
  • 21Elito
  • 24Davies
  • 26Foy

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2Grimmer
  • 4Willis
  • 5McDonald
  • 3Stokes
  • 6KellyBooked at 36mins
  • 8Doyle
  • 11Jones
  • 16BeavonSubstituted forBiamouat 83'minutes
  • 7VincentiBooked at 33minsSubstituted forKelly-Evansat 84'minutes
  • 18NazonBooked at 71mins

Substitutes

  • 9Biamou
  • 13O'Brien
  • 15Hyam
  • 22Kelly-Evans
  • 28Maycock
  • 30Bayliss
  • 38Ponticelli
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
5,142

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home5
Away18
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home5
Away10
Fouls
Home17
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 2, Coventry City 1.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by David Forde.

Attempt saved. Duckens Nazon (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Michael Doyle (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Liam O'Neil.

Attempt saved. Michael Doyle (Coventry City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

Michael Doyle (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United).

Jodi Jones (Coventry City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Liam O'Neil replaces George Maris.

Attempt missed. Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

Jordan Willis (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Devon Kelly-Evans replaces Peter Vincenti.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Maxime Biamou replaces Stuart Beavon because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Medy Elito replaces Jevani Brown.

Booking

George Maris (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by George Maris (Cambridge United).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Hand ball by Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United).

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 2, Coventry City 1. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Piero Mingoia.

Attempt saved. Stuart Beavon (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Michael Doyle (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jevani Brown (Cambridge United).

Booking

Duckens Nazon (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Duckens Nazon (Coventry City).

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Jodi Jones (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Duckens Nazon (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Attempt saved. Stuart Beavon (Coventry City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Brad Halliday.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Brad Halliday.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Brad Halliday.

Attempt missed. Stuart Beavon (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

goal

As It Stood

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1Exeter87101661022
2Notts County8611137619
3Accrington85121711616
4Luton8422179814
5Mansfield8341138513
6Coventry841395413
7Cambridge841377013
8Swindon84131112-113
9Newport8332118312
10Lincoln City8332107312
11Stevenage83321311212
12Wycombe83321413112
13Grimsby84041215-312
14Barnet8323129311
15Crewe8323109111
16Morecambe8233810-29
17Colchester82241214-28
18Carlisle8224914-58
19Yeovil82241320-78
20Crawley8215810-27
21Cheltenham8215812-47
22Forest Green81251020-105
23Chesterfield8125717-105
24Port Vale8116612-64
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