League One
CoventryCoventry City3ShrewsburyShrewsbury Town0

Coventry City 3-0 Shrewsbury Town

Coventry City striker Adam Armstrong
On-loan Newcastle striker Armstrong has now scored five times in as many matches at the Ricoh Arena

League One top scorer Adam Armstrong took his goal tally to eight for the season as Coventry comfortably beat Shrewsbury Town at the Ricoh Arena.

Marc-Antoine Fortuné set up on-loan Newcastle United striker Armstrong to fire home left-footed on 26 minutes.

Fortuné then converted a penalty on the stroke of half-time after being brought down by Nat Knight-Percival.

Armstrong added his second when he was set up by Reda Johnson for a left-foot shot midway through the second half.

Tony Mowbray's Coventry, still unbeaten at home this season, climb to fifth, just three points shy of an automatic promotion place.

Shrewsbury, unbeaten in their first four away league matches, are now kept out of the relegation zone only on goal difference after a second successive defeat on the road.

Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"It is satisfying. We did a fair bit of work on that during the week.

"It's an important win, a performance that hopefully gives everybody confidence and keeps the crowd on board.

"We hopefully are going to keep the consistency and the confidence levels high, but we warranted a victory.

"We should enjoy it and then get back to work on Monday and then try and go to Yeovil and get through to the next round of the JPT."

Shrewsbury manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It is a disappointing scoreline against a difficult side. They looked like one of the better sides we will come up against this season.

"We know we can be better but it's funny against teams like this. You know when you have a lapse of concentration they will punish you.

"When you lose a goal so close to half time, it is really disappointing. We have given away far too many penalties this season. We need to show a bit more composure in the area.

"We always know we have a chance, even when three down. You can't say that effort levels weren't good enough but we lack that bit of quality."

Line-ups

Coventry

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 18Ricketts
  • 21Martin
  • 5Johnson
  • 3Stokes
  • 4Vincelot
  • 7FleckBooked at 37minsSubstituted forMorrisat 77'minutes
  • 32FortunéSubstituted forTudgayat 81'minutes
  • 40Kent
  • 25MurphySubstituted forLameirasat 82'minutes
  • 9Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 6Thomas
  • 8Lameiras
  • 11O'Brien
  • 12Morris
  • 20Tudgay
  • 26Haynes

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Halstead
  • 2Tootle
  • 5Grandison
  • 20Knight-PercivalBooked at 45mins
  • 3SadlerBooked at 62mins
  • 29Cole
  • 7Lawrence
  • 17Ogogo
  • 11Kaikai
  • 9CollinsSubstituted forBarnettat 70'minutes
  • 26Akpa-Akpro

Substitutes

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 6Black
  • 12Brown
  • 15Ellis
  • 19McAlinden
  • 22Clark
  • 23Barnett
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
11,445

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Coventry City 3, Shrewsbury Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Coventry City 3, Shrewsbury Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Larnell Cole (Shrewsbury Town).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Ruben Lameiras replaces Jacob Murphy.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Martin (Coventry City).

  10. Post update

    Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Marcus Tudgay replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Reda Johnson (Coventry City).

  14. Post update

    Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Bryn Morris replaces John Fleck.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town).

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jermaine Grandison.