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Coventry City 1-0 Colchester United

Coventry City edged away from the relegation zone while Colchester United remain firmly in trouble following a narrow win for the Sky Blues.

Jim O'Brien's first-half strike pushed Tony Mowbray's side three points and five places above the bottom four.

Nick Proschwitz and substitute James Maddison both struck the woodwork for Coventry, but struggling Colchester could not breach the home defence.

The U's are three points from safety in 23rd with five games still to play.

The Sky Blues' victory was their first in five home games under new manager Mowbray.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2Willis
  • 22Pennington
  • 5JohnsonBooked at 74mins
  • 30Stokes
  • 16BartonSubstituted forPhillipsat 73'minutes
  • 8Ward
  • 7Fleck
  • 11O'BrienSubstituted forOdelusiat 78'minutes
  • 19Nouble
  • 9ProschwitzSubstituted forMaddisonat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Thomas
  • 12Jackson
  • 17Odelusi
  • 18Phillips
  • 21Martin
  • 33Charles-Cook
  • 36Maddison

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 2WynterSubstituted forBriggsat 69'minutes
  • 6Khumalo
  • 18Eastman
  • 31Brindley
  • 21Massey
  • 24Moncur
  • 8Gilbey
  • 32LapslieSubstituted forSzmodicsat 68'minutes
  • 25Murphy
  • 42PorterSubstituted forHealeyat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Lewington
  • 15Briggs
  • 19Healey
  • 27Bonne
  • 28Szmodics
  • 37Sembie-Ferris
  • 40Harney
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
8,933

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, Colchester United 0.

Full Time

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

Attempt blocked. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

Grant Ward (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rhys Healey (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Sanmi Odelusi (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Sanmi Odelusi (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Richard Brindley (Colchester United).

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Reda Johnson.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Matthew Briggs.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Phillips (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

James Maddison (Coventry City) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Aaron Phillips (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jacob Murphy (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Richard Brindley (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Jim O'Brien.

Foul by Grant Ward (Coventry City).

George Moncur (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Rhys Healey replaces Chris Porter.

Booking

Reda Johnson (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Reda Johnson (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Aaron Phillips replaces Adam Barton.

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Grant Ward (Coventry City).

Attempt missed. Frank Nouble (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Matthew Briggs replaces Alex Wynter.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics replaces Tom Lapslie.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. James Maddison replaces Nick Proschwitz.

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

Attempt saved. Chris Porter (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Lee Burge.

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

Foul by Bongani Khumalo (Colchester United).

Nick Proschwitz (Coventry City) hits the right post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right.

Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Richard Brindley (Colchester United).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Lee Burge.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City422611580364489
2Preston412312669343581
3MK Dons412210981404176
4Swindon402271166452173
5Sheff Utd4219111263491468
6Chesterfield421810146152964
7Rochdale411861767531460
8Fleetwood421611154545059
9Bradford411512145147457
10Barnsley42169175558-357
11Peterborough42176194650-457
12Gillingham421413155861-355
13Doncaster411412155155-454
14Oldham421412165263-1154
15Walsall411215143742-551
16Coventry421214164555-1050
17Scunthorpe411311175465-1150
18Port Vale42147214959-1049
19Leyton Orient411211185558-347
20Crawley421211194768-2147
21Crewe42138213871-3347
22Notts County411113174053-1346
23Colchester41128215166-1544
24Yeovil42810243268-3634
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