League One
CoventryCoventry City2WiganWigan Athletic0
Adam Armstrong
Armstrong made four appearances in the Premier League for Newcastle in 2014 as a 16-year-old

Adam Armstrong's double handed Coventry a comfortable opening day victory over Wigan at the Ricoh Arena.

The 18-year-old opened the scoring as he met Jim O'Brien's through ball and tucked the ball into the left corner.

With Wigan pressing for a second-half equaliser, the Sky Blues broke and Armstrong met John Fleck's cross from the left with deft touch from five-yards out to double the lead.

Armstrong was denied a hat-trick after hitting the post with 15 minutes left.

Coventry boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"The goals were what we worked on all week, nicking it off them, Adam Armstrong running in behind and running in on goal and scoring.

"Today Armstrong had to play a little bit wider because of the shape of the opposition. Some games he'll play straight down the middle and hopefully terrorise teams.

"In defence today I thought Reda Johnson and Sam Ricketts were excellent and their experience was important. I thought Romain Vincelot broke up the play exceptionally well and Armstrong was a constant threat."

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We were confident going into the game and we believed we could win.

"We caused ourselves too many problems and Coventry played counter-attack football, we played right into their hands and gave them opportunities"

"We have to better set-up than that when we lose the ball."

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2WillisSubstituted forPhillipsat 45'minutes
  • 18Ricketts
  • 5Johnson
  • 3Stokes
  • 8LameirasSubstituted forMorrisat 75'minutes
  • 4VincelotBooked at 58mins
  • 7FleckBooked at 46mins
  • 11O'BrienSubstituted forThomasat 79'minutes
  • 10Maddison
  • 9Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 12Morris
  • 17Phillips
  • 20Tudgay
  • 21Martin
  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 26Haynes
  • 27Thomas

Wigan

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 26KennySubstituted forMcNaughtonat 54'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 5DanielsSubstituted forMurrayat 73'minutes
  • 20MorganBooked at 18mins
  • 2James
  • 4Perkins
  • 6Power
  • 22Francisco JúniorBooked at 42minsSubstituted forDaviesat 55'minutes
  • 7McCann
  • 17Jacobs
  • 9Grigg

Substitutes

  • 10Davies
  • 11Odelusi
  • 13Nicholls
  • 16Jennings
  • 21McNaughton
  • 24Murray
  • 25Barnett
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
13,131

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Coventry City 2, Wigan Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Coventry City 2, Wigan Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Murray (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Booking

    Kevin McNaughton (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    George Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Kevin McNaughton (Wigan Athletic).

  9. Post update

    Foul by James Maddison (Coventry City).

  10. Post update

    Max Power (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Romain Vincelot.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  14. Post update

    Delay in match James Maddison (Coventry City) because of an injury.

  15. Post update

    Foul by James Maddison (Coventry City).

  16. Post update

    Sean Murray (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    George Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.