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Bury 2-1 Coventry City

David Flitcroft
Bury have lost one league game all season

Leon Clarke scored twice against his former club as Bury moved up to fifth in League One with victory over Coventry City at Gigg Lane.

Clarke sidefooted home to give the Shakers a 19th-minute lead before doubling it with a 51st-minute penalty.

Sky Blues defender Reda Johnson pulled one back 11 minutes later when he headed home Tom Armstrong's corner.

However, Bury held on for their fourth straight win to go level on points with the Sky Blues.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I'm sick of hearing people tell me that 'we're getting outplayed but we keep losing'.

"We're doing something at this football club that's creating a new future.

"Winning football matches is something that takes a hell of a lot of work."

Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"It would be churlish of me to comment on a referee after a defeat. It would have been nice if we'd have won and I could talk about the referee, but we didn't so I don't think it's the right time for me to comment on the referee's performance.

"The penalty? It was a really poor decision, and they change games. And I was unhappy with the first goal. The naivety was ridiculous.

"I'm not sure I could have asked more of us in the second half in terms of chances created, but we probably lacked the quality to finish them off."

Line-ups

Bury

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 26Lainton
  • 2Riley
  • 5Clarke
  • 27Cameron
  • 3Hussey
  • 19Soares
  • 22PughSubstituted forBrownat 75'minutes
  • 14Jones
  • 8MellisSubstituted forRoseat 70'minutes
  • 10Mayor
  • 9ClarkeSubstituted forHopeat 90+5'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hope
  • 28Dudley
  • 29Mohammed
  • 32Rose
  • 34Ruddy
  • 35Foulds
  • 40Brown

Coventry

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Burge
  • 18Ricketts
  • 5Johnson
  • 21MartinBooked at 50mins
  • 3Stokes
  • 4Vincelot
  • 7Fleck
  • 11O'BrienSubstituted forFortunéat 61'minutes
  • 40Kent
  • 25MurphySubstituted forTudgayat 60'minutes
  • 9Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 6Thomas
  • 12Morris
  • 17Phillips
  • 20Tudgay
  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 27Thomas
  • 32Fortuné
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
4,526

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home7
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 2, Coventry City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 2, Coventry City 1.

  3. Post update

    Danny Rose (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Chris Stokes (Coventry City).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Hallam Hope replaces Leon Clarke.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Sam Ricketts (Coventry City).

  7. Post update

    Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Leon Clarke (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Craig Jones (Bury).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City).

  12. Post update

    Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Danny Mayor.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Fleck (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

  17. Post update

    Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Sam Ricketts (Coventry City) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Peter Clarke.