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Fleetwood Town 0-2 Coventry City

Loan man Dominic Samuel' scored his fifth goal in 10 games for Coventry City in the 2-0 win at Fleetwood
Loan man Dominic Samuel's 88th minute strike at Highbury was his fifth goal in 10 games for Coventry City

Coventry City scored two late goals at play-off hopefuls Fleetwood to ease fears of relegation to League Two.

After making a goal-line clearance to keep out Jamie Proctor's header, Sky Blues defender Chris Stokes then headed against the bar in the second half.

On-loan Reading striker Dominic Samuel got the breakthrough on 88 minutes when he cut in from the left to slot home.

Frank Nouble then sealed victory in the fifth minute of stoppage time after his first effort had hit the post.

The goal was gifted to the visitors when home keeper Chris Maxwell was slow reacting to an underhit backpass, allowing Nouble to charge down the loose ball.

City's second successive victory under new manager Tony Mowbray moves them three points clear of the League One danger zone.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 5Roberts
  • 6PondBooked at 85mins
  • 15Chicksen
  • 7EvansSubstituted forDobbieat 90+2'minutes
  • 8SchumacherBooked at 60mins
  • 4MurdochSubstituted forSarcevicat 73'minutes
  • 12Morris
  • 29McAlindenSubstituted forHunterat 73'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 19Proctor

Substitutes

  • 9Dobbie
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 20Hornby-Forbes
  • 21Moore
  • 23Ball
  • 30Hunter
  • 33Crainey

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2Willis
  • 22Pennington
  • 21Martin
  • 30StokesBooked at 84minsSubstituted forWebsterat 90'minutes
  • 8Ward
  • 7Fleck
  • 16BartonSubstituted forOdelusiat 74'minutes
  • 20TudgaySubstituted forO'Brienat 54'minutes
  • 19Nouble
  • 14Samuel

Substitutes

  • 4Webster
  • 6Thomas
  • 11O'Brien
  • 17Odelusi
  • 25Turgott
  • 27Finch
  • 33Charles-Cook
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
3,017

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Coventry City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Coventry City 2.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 0, Coventry City 2. Frank Nouble (Coventry City) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sanmi Odelusi (Coventry City).

Adam Chicksen (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Stephen Dobbie replaces Gareth Evans.

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Andy Webster replaces Chris Stokes.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 0, Coventry City 1. Dominic Samuel (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jim O'Brien.

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

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

Booking

Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

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

Booking

Chris Stokes (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Stokes (Coventry City).

Attempt blocked. John Fleck (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town).

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

Attempt blocked. Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

Attempt blocked. Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Stokes (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Adam Barton.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Liam McAlinden.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Antoni Sarcevic replaces Stewart Murdoch.

Chris Stokes (Coventry City) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box following a corner.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

Attempt saved. Chris Stokes (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Chris Stokes.

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

Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City38258573324183
2Preston36219662313172
3Swindon37217965392670
4MK Dons37199972393366
5Sheff Utd361510115043755
6Barnsley37166155049154
7Peterborough37165164546-153
8Chesterfield36149135448651
9Fleetwood37149143741-451
10Rochdale351551560461450
11Bradford351311114440450
12Doncaster371311134547-250
13Port Vale37146174752-548
14Gillingham371211145054-447
15Walsall371113133641-546
16Oldham361210144556-1146
17Scunthorpe351110144753-643
18Coventry371013144251-943
19Notts County36119163646-1042
20Crewe37126193567-3242
21Crawley371010174264-2240
22Leyton Orient36109174752-539
23Colchester37107204461-1737
24Yeovil3889212858-3033
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