League One
CoventryCoventry City1ChesterfieldChesterfield0

Coventry City 1-0 Chesterfield

Adam Armstrong
Adam Armstrong is on loan at Coventry from Newcastle United

League One top scorer Adam Armstrong's sixth goal of the season helped Coventry City to a hard-fought win at home to 10-man Chesterfield.

After a dour first half, Armstrong stroked home Jacob Murphy's through-ball to put the home side ahead.

The Sky Blues continued to press and were nearly rewarded but Tommy Lee got down well to save Murphy's low drive.

Chesterfield substitute Mani Dieseruvwe was sent off in the closing stages as Coventry claimed the three points.

Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"We probably made it a bit more nervous than we needed to, but it was an exciting performance. We ultimately deserved to win and we got there in the end.

"In matches like this you have to be resilient and dig in. The frustration is that we didn't take more of our opportunities. That's something we're going to have to work on.

"They're young footballers. Hopefully the supporters will be patient with the team and the ones who came along will see the potential and the shoots of an emerging team."

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 18Ricketts
  • 21Martin
  • 5Johnson
  • 3Stokes
  • 7Fleck
  • 4VincelotBooked at 90mins
  • 11O'BrienSubstituted forFortunéat 75'minutes
  • 40Kent
  • 25Murphy
  • 9ArmstrongSubstituted forLameirasat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Thomas
  • 8Lameiras
  • 12Morris
  • 17Phillips
  • 20Tudgay
  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 32Fortuné

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2HerdSubstituted forBanksat 79'minutes
  • 4HirdBooked at 90mins
  • 6Evatt
  • 3Jones
  • 5MorsyBooked at 51mins
  • 12O'Neil
  • 7GardnerSubstituted forAriyibiat 41'minutes
  • 10O'Shea
  • 11NovakSubstituted forDieseruvweat 45'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 9Ebanks-Blake

Substitutes

  • 15Humphreys
  • 16Raglan
  • 17Gnanduillet
  • 24Banks
  • 26Dieseruvwe
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 32Cairns
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
11,003

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home20
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home13
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Coventry City 1, Chesterfield 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Chesterfield 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Kent (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Booking

    Sam Hird (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Ryan Kent (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

  7. Booking

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

  8. Post update

    Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Romain Vincelot (Coventry City).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Sam Hird.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jacob Murphy (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Chesterfield) for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Hand ball by Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Chesterfield).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Sam Hird.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Ruben Lameiras replaces Adam Armstrong.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Reda Johnson (Coventry City).

  18. Post update

    Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Reda Johnson (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.