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Scunthorpe United 2-1 Coventry City

Scunthorpe United earned only their second win of the season after Coventry City were forced to play for almost 70 minutes with 10 men.

Frank Nouble burst into the box and past some poor defending by the Iron to fire the visitors ahead.

Coventry captain Reda Johnson was then sent off following an altercation with Scunthorpe striker Lyle Taylor.

Paddy Madden levelled before the break and Hakeeb Adelukan tested keeper Ryan Allsop before Taylor nodded the winner.

On top of the Sky Blues' seven-game unbeaten run coming to an end, Johnson's 24th-minute red card earned the City centre-half an automatic three-match suspension.

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Wilcox on Scunthorpe v Coventry City

Scunthorpe manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It's been a difficult weekend but the lads showed tonight that they are fully committed to this football club, fully committed to myself and my staff as well.

"We did so well as a team. I must say, first and foremost, for me Coventry are an outstanding team, and 11 v 11 might be a different story.

"But we won the game. That was the bottom line. It was getting three points on the board and it's three home wins on the spin."

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Red card changed game - Pressley

Coventry manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"Reda Johnson did what I don't expect my captain to do and I've told him that. He's a leader. He's responsible and those type of things can't happen. There appeared to be an exchange of words, but you can't put your head towards an opponent. We know that.

"It was a game changer. After hearing lots of noises from their camp, we had weathered the storm and were very much in control. And I really could not asked any more from the players."

"Reda made a mistake and he's got to learn from it. He's cost us here. It's not just missing him for an hour, it's also the fact that we will now miss him for three matches. But he's been exceptional since he's been here. He's such a big player for us and will continue to be."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 26Olejnik
  • 30Williams
  • 32Llera
  • 6Canavan
  • 24O'Neill
  • 7Sparrow
  • 14HawkridgeSubstituted forAdelakunat 55'minutes
  • 28McSheffreySubstituted forMyrie-Williamsat 81'minutes
  • 4McAllisterBooked at 51mins
  • 9Madden
  • 19TaylorSubstituted forKeeat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dawson
  • 11Myrie-Williams
  • 16Adelakun
  • 21Weaver
  • 25Boyce
  • 27Kee
  • 31Sutton

Coventry

  • 23Allsop
  • 4WebsterSubstituted forMillerat 72'minutes
  • 5JohnsonBooked at 24mins
  • 2Willis
  • 26Haynes
  • 11O'Brien
  • 7Fleck
  • 6ThomasSubstituted forSwansonat 68'minutes
  • 24Clarke
  • 19Nouble
  • 12JacksonSubstituted forHinesat 41'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 3Pugh
  • 10Swanson
  • 15Miller
  • 18Phillips
  • 20Tudgay
  • 25Hines
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
2,866

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Matthew Sparrow.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

Foul by Billy Kee (Scunthorpe United).

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

Foul by Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United).

Shaun Miller (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Billy Kee replaces Lyle Taylor.

Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Scunthorpe United).

Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jennison Myrie-Williams replaces Gary McSheffrey.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Shaun Miller replaces Andy Webster.

Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Danny Swanson replaces Conor Thomas.

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Coventry City).

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 2, Coventry City 1. Lyle Taylor (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Paddy Madden.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ryan Allsop.

Attempt saved. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Terry Hawkridge.

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

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

Frank Nouble (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Second Half

Second Half begins Scunthorpe United 1, Coventry City 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Coventry City 1.

goal

As It Stood

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1Bristol City86201541120
2Peterborough8512138516
3Chesterfield7421138514
4MK Dons74121510513
5Bradford84131210213
6Sheff Utd741297213
7Swindon7331128412
8Coventry8332109112
9Fleetwood732264211
10Gillingham83231112-111
11Rochdale8314159610
12Preston7241129310
13Oldham824299010
14Crawley8314410-610
15Notts County72327619
16Yeovil8233912-39
17Barnsley6222121118
18Doncaster722369-38
19Leyton Orient714267-17
20Walsall8143610-47
21Scunthorpe8215718-117
22Colchester8125913-45
23Port Vale8125815-75
24Crewe7115715-84
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