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Sheffield United 2-1 Coventry City

Ben Davies celebrates his winning goal for Sheffield United against Coventry City.

Second-half goals from Ryan Flynn and Ben Davies helped Sheffield United to a stylish victory over Coventry City.

Nathan Delfouneso put the Sky Blues ahead against the run of play when he ran on to John Fleck's pass to score.

Flynn drew the sides level with a cool finish after swapping passes with Conor Coady before finding space in a crowded penalty area to slide his shot home.

Coady turned provider again when he unselfishly found substitute Davies to fire home the Blades' winner.

Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I thought the second half was good once we got a bit more positive and on the front foot - there were a few tired legs out there.

"Sometimes it can take a while to get going, as we have found in recent weeks. But once we got in our stride, I thought it was a very, very good second half.

"We're very flexible, as you've seen, we can change in a game two or three times if necessary. We'll try and do whatever it is to win a game, and with whatever formation."

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"I'm very proud of the way the team went about their business. Sometimes when you come into the final game of the season it's really just pride to play for and it's sometimes like a kind of testimonial game.

"But it certainly wasn't that. The application of both sets of players was excellent and it made for a really good game.

"I'm disappointed to lose, there's no doubt about that, and it was a game we didn't deserve to lose."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 4Brayford
  • 28FreemanSubstituted forHillat 87'minutes
  • 17Coady
  • 5Maguire
  • 15CollinsBooked at 76mins
  • 7Flynn
  • 8Doyle
  • 11BaxterSubstituted forDaviesat 65'minutes
  • 21ScougallSubstituted forPorterat 45'minutes
  • 23Murphy

Substitutes

  • 6Hill
  • 9Porter
  • 14McGinn
  • 18Paynter
  • 22Davies
  • 25Long
  • 42Dimaio

Coventry

  • 1Murphy
  • 2ChristieBooked at 67mins
  • 24Clarke
  • 12PruttonSubstituted forEcclestonat 84'minutes
  • 4Webster
  • 19Willis
  • 6ThomasBooked at 21minsSubstituted forBakerat 77'minutes
  • 7FleckBooked at 45mins
  • 20C Wilson
  • 10Delfouneso
  • 26Marshall

Substitutes

  • 3Adams
  • 8Baker
  • 9Eccleston
  • 11McGeouch
  • 13Burge
  • 15Seaborne
  • 40Finch
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
20,723

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield United 2, Coventry City 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by John Brayford.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Conor Coady (Sheffield United).

  7. Post update

    Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Mark Marshall (Coventry City).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Matthew Hill replaces Kieran Freeman.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Marshall (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Nathan Eccleston replaces David Prutton.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheffield United).

  15. Post update

    Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United).

  19. Post update

    Nathan Eccleston (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Carl Baker replaces Conor Thomas.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves4631105893158103
2Brentford462810872432994
3Leyton Orient4625111085454086
4Rotherham462414886582886
5Preston462316772462685
6Peterborough462351872581474
7Sheff Utd461813154846267
8Swindon46199186359466
9Port Vale46187215973-1461
10MK Dons46179206365-260
11Bradford461417155754359
12Bristol City461319147067358
13Walsall461416164949058
14Crawley461415174854-657
15Oldham461414185059-956
16Colchester461314195361-853
17Gillingham46158236079-1953
18Coventry461613177477-351
19Crewe461312215480-2651
20Notts County46155266477-1350
21Tranmere461211235279-2747
22Carlisle461112234376-3345
23Shrewsbury46915224465-2142
24Stevenage46119264672-2642
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