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Coventry City 3-2 Crewe Alexandra

Jim O'Brien
Jim O'Brien's goal extended Coventry City's 100% start to the season

Jim O'Brien's late winner took Coventry City to the top of the League One table as they sealed all three points against Crewe Alexandra.

John Fleck put the Sky Blues in front but Brad Inman levelled the score with a curling effort from distance.

Adam Armstrong put Coventry back in the lead with his fifth goal of the season after firing past keeper Ben Garratt.

Crewe immediately equalised when Marcus Haber tapped in from close range but O'Brien's late goal sealed the win.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2Willis
  • 18Ricketts
  • 5Johnson
  • 3Stokes
  • 4Vincelot
  • 7Fleck
  • 8LameirasSubstituted forMurphyat 60'minutes
  • 10MaddisonSubstituted forTudgayat 84'minutes
  • 11O'BrienSubstituted forMorrisat 90+1'minutes
  • 9Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 12Morris
  • 17Phillips
  • 20Tudgay
  • 21Martin
  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 25Murphy
  • 27Thomas

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 5Ray
  • 6Nugent
  • 3Guthrie
  • 16KingSubstituted forAtkinsonat 84'minutes
  • 15Fox
  • 18Bingham
  • 10Inman
  • 9HaberSubstituted forCooperat 78'minutes
  • 27ColcloughSubstituted forDalla Valleat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Atkinson
  • 11Cooper
  • 12Dalla Valle
  • 13Richards
  • 14Saunders
  • 19Baillie
  • 21Wintle
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
11,511

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home27
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 3, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 3, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Attempt saved. Jacob Murphy (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Romain Vincelot (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Fox (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt saved. Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Bryn Morris replaces Jim O'Brien.

Sam Ricketts (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) because of an injury.

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

Chris Atkinson (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Marcus Tudgay replaces James Maddison.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Atkinson replaces Adam King.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 3, Crewe Alexandra 2. Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Jacob Murphy (Coventry City).

Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Adam Armstrong (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Cooper replaces Marcus Haber.

Foul by Jacob Murphy (Coventry City).

Ben Garratt (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Lauri Dalla Valle.

Attempt blocked. Chris Stokes (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Lauri Dalla Valle replaces Ryan Colclough.

Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Coventry City).

Attempt blocked. Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Adam Armstrong (Coventry City).

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay in match Chris Stokes (Coventry City) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Adam Armstrong (Coventry City) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Romain Vincelot (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jacob Murphy replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Foul by Sam Ricketts (Coventry City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry33009279
2Gillingham32107257
3Walsall32105237
4Rochdale32015236
5Chesterfield32015416
6Burton32014316
7Barnsley32015506
8Sheff Utd32015506
9Swindon31208535
10Oldham31202115
11Fleetwood31115504
12Scunthorpe21013213
13Port Vale30303303
14Peterborough310236-33
15Millwall310248-43
16Doncaster20201102
17Bury302167-12
18Colchester302134-12
19Shrewsbury301235-21
20Southend201113-21
21Wigan201102-21
22Blackpool301236-31
23Crewe301225-31
24Bradford301237-41
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