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Coventry City 3-2 Wycombe Wanderers

Marc McNulty
Marc McNulty smashes in the winning penalty

Marc McNulty bagged a brace as Coventry moved to within one point of the automatic promotion places in League Two with a thrilling win over Wycombe.

McNulty scored either side of the interval, the second from the penalty spot, after Michael Doyle had opened the scoring as the Sky Blues surged up to fourth in the table.

Wanderers had the opportunity to go third and despite fighting back from 2-0 down - thanks to Dan Scarr's strike and Joe Jacobson's penalty - McNulty's spot-kick ultimately proved the winner at the Ricoh Arena.

It took just 14 minutes for Coventry to take the lead as Doyle delivered an almighty blow, collecting the ball marginally in the visitors' half before unleashing a belter from over 40 yards.

Midfielder Jordan Shipley almost added a second in bizarre fashion, as his corner came back off the crossbar.

And McNulty found the back of the net for the fifth time in six games with a great solo strike in the 41st minute.

The Sky Blues looked home and dry at 2-0 up before Scarr pulled one back deep into first-half stoppage time with a well-taken finish.

And four minutes into the second half it was level with a penalty.

Nathan Tyson was hauled down with Jacobson calmly slotting into the bottom left corner to level.

But just moments later Luke O'Nien gave away a spot-kick down the other end with McNulty slamming home from 12 yards to secure the points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2Grimmer
  • 4Willis
  • 5McDonald
  • 3Stokes
  • 30BaylissBooked at 34mins
  • 8Doyle
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forKelly-Evansat 45+3'minutes
  • 10McNultyBooked at 86mins
  • 26ShipleyBooked at 83minsSubstituted forNazonat 84'minutes
  • 9BiamouSubstituted forDaviesat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Davies
  • 13O'Brien
  • 18Nazon
  • 22Kelly-Evans
  • 24Haynes
  • 31Stevenson
  • 38Ponticelli

Wycombe

  • 1Brown
  • 2Coelho Jombati
  • 5StewartSubstituted forDe Havillandat 44'minutes
  • 28ScarrBooked at 54mins
  • 3JacobsonBooked at 90mins
  • 7Saunders
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 17O'NienBooked at 52mins
  • 25Mackail-SmithSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 70'minutes
  • 20AkinfenwaBooked at 46mins
  • 23TysonBooked at 12minsSubstituted forEzeat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Gape
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 15Southwell
  • 19De Havilland
  • 22Freeman
  • 27Eze
  • 30Ma-Kalambay
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
7,234

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home18
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 3, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 3, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

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

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Tom Davies replaces Maxime Biamou.

Booking

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Rod McDonald.

Booking

Marc McNulty (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Maxime Biamou (Coventry City).

Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Duckens Nazon replaces Jordan Shipley.

Rod McDonald (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Will De Havilland (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Maxime Biamou (Coventry City).

Eberechi Eze (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

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

Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Hand ball by Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Eberechi Eze replaces Nathan Tyson.

Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Jack Grimmer (Coventry City).

Nathan Tyson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Will De Havilland.

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

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Attempt blocked. Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paris Cowan-Hall replaces Craig Mackail-Smith.

Foul by Maxime Biamou (Coventry City).

Will De Havilland (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jordan Willis (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Craig Mackail-Smith.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 22nd December 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton22136351193245
2Notts County22127336211543
3Exeter2212373126539
4Coventry2311572617938
5Wycombe2310764132937
6Accrington2111463224837
7Lincoln City2210662819936
8Colchester2210573226635
9Newport229763226634
10Mansfield228953025533
11Grimsby229672526-133
12Swindon2110293228432
13Cambridge228591827-929
14Carlisle227783232028
15Cheltenham227692931-227
16Stevenage227692733-627
17Crawley2266101926-724
18Port Vale2273122332-924
19Crewe2272132435-1123
20Morecambe2257101827-922
21Yeovil2256112740-1321
22Barnet2255122432-820
23Chesterfield2255122539-1420
24Forest Green2255122342-1920
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