League One
CoventryCoventry City1Sheff UtdSheffield United0

Coventry City 1-0 Sheffield United

Coventry City earned victory in their first home league game of the season against Sheffield United, courtesy of a Jim O'Brien header.

The Blades almost took an early lead through Michael Higdon but his header was parried away by Ryan Allsop.

Danny Swanson then nearly put the hosts in front just before the break but was denied by a diving Mark Howard save.

The Sky Blues took all three points late on when Ryan Haynes' cross was met by O'Brien who headed from close range.

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough:

"First half an hour we were very good indeed but I don't know what happened in the last hour. It went as good as it could in the first 30 minutes and then went as poor as it could in the last 60.

"I don't think there were many chances in the whole game, certainly we didn't create many.

"We're nowhere as near a settled side."

Line-ups

Coventry

Formation 3-5-2

  • 23Allsop
  • 2Willis
  • 4Webster
  • 5Johnson
  • 24Clarke
  • 7FleckSubstituted forThomasat 84'minutes
  • 10SwansonSubstituted forDanielsat 75'minutes
  • 11O'Brien
  • 26Haynes
  • 9McQuoidSubstituted forMillerat 63'minutes
  • 20Tudgay

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 6Thomas
  • 14Coulibaly
  • 15Miller
  • 17Daniels
  • 18Phillips
  • 27Finch

Sheff Utd

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Howard
  • 16Davies
  • 2Alcock
  • 17McGahey
  • 3HarrisBooked at 65mins
  • 10ScougallSubstituted forBaxterat 61'minutes
  • 6BashamBooked at 34mins
  • 22ReedSubstituted forDoyleat 71'minutes
  • 7FlynnSubstituted forMcEveleyat 61'minutes
  • 9Murphy
  • 21Higdon

Substitutes

  • 8Doyle
  • 11Baxter
  • 12McNulty
  • 15Collins
  • 19McEveley
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 24Turner
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
2,279

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Coventry City 1, Sheffield United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Sheffield United 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

  4. Post update

    Ben Davies (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Miller (Coventry City).

  6. Post update

    Jay McEveley (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jim O'Brien (Coventry City).

  8. Post update

    Robert Harris (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Robert Harris (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Andy Webster (Coventry City).

  11. Post update

    Michael Higdon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Conor Thomas replaces John Fleck.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Reda Johnson (Coventry City).

  14. Post update

    Ben Davies (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Andy Webster (Coventry City).

  16. Post update

    Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Shaun Miller (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

  19. Goal!

    Own Goal by Robert Harris, Sheffield United. Coventry City 1, Sheffield United 0.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is blocked.