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Coventry City 2-0 Wigan Athletic

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:

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Caldwell on Coventry v Wigan

"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

Match ends, Coventry City 2, Wigan Athletic 0.

Full Time

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

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

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

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Kevin McNaughton (Wigan Athletic).

Foul by James Maddison (Coventry City).

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

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Romain Vincelot.

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Foul by James Maddison (Coventry City).

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

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

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. George Thomas replaces Jim O'Brien because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Reece James (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Bryn Morris replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Sean Murray replaces Donervon Daniels.

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

Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin McNaughton (Wigan Athletic).

Adam Armstrong (Coventry City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City).

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

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

Reda Johnson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 2, Wigan Athletic 0. Adam Armstrong (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by John Fleck.

Kevin McNaughton (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Coventry City).

Attempt missed. Chris Stokes (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Romain Vincelot (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Coventry City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham11004043
2Swindon11004133
3Chesterfield11003123
4Coventry11002023
5Rochdale11002023
6Burton11002113
7Millwall11002113
8Blackpool10102201
9Colchester10102201
10Bury10101101
11Doncaster10101101
12Fleetwood10101101
13Oldham10101101
14Southend10101101
15Walsall10101101
16Crewe10100001
17Port Vale10100001
18Scunthorpe100112-10
19Shrewsbury100112-10
20Barnsley100113-20
21Peterborough100102-20
22Wigan100102-20
23Bradford100114-30
24Sheff Utd100104-40
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