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Coventry City 0-2 Burton Albion

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Burton have won seven and drawn one of their last eight League One games

Burton remained top of League One after beating promotion rivals Coventry.

Visiting keeper Jon McLaughlin twice denied James Maddison in the first half, while Damien McCrory tested home stopper Reice Charles-Cook.

But early in the second half Calum Butcher opened the scoring when he capitalised on a defensive error.

Albion's Stuart Beavon hit the bar but then made no mistake in the 72nd minute when he latched onto Anthony O'Connor's long ball before coolly finishing.

City's failure to win at home against League One promotion rivals for the second time in five days, following the 1-1 midweek draw with Walsall, now leaves them four points shy of an automatic promotion place.

Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"Well done to them. It's difficult for us to take. It was going to be decided by a mistake. We knew that by half-time.

"A mistake cost us ultimately. We're talking about concentration. We knew it was going to be difficult to get back into it.

"We have to put it behind us very quickly, focus on the next game, and get back to winning ways as soon as we can."

Burton boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Derby:

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Clough on Coventry v Burton

"We were nervous early on. We had this problem for the Doncaster game in December when we hadn't played for a while.

"It took us a while to get going and it did again. Jon McLaughlin had to make a couple of very good saves in the first half.

"But we were much much better in the second half. We scored the two goals, hit the bar and restricted them to very little."

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 17PhillipsSubstituted forBigirimanaat 58'minutes
  • 22Ramage
  • 18Ricketts
  • 3Stokes
  • 4VincelotBooked at 81mins
  • 7FleckBooked at 55mins
  • 8LameirasSubstituted forTudgayat 58'minutes
  • 10MaddisonSubstituted forColeat 74'minutes
  • 25Murphy
  • 9Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 11O'Brien
  • 14Cole
  • 19Bigirimana
  • 20Tudgay
  • 26Haynes
  • 32Fortuné

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4MousinhoBooked at 25mins
  • 3Cansdell-SherriffBooked at 70mins
  • 14McCrory
  • 19O'Connor
  • 21Duffy
  • 12ButcherSubstituted forReillyat 78'minutes
  • 15Naylor
  • 11El KhayatiSubstituted forAkinsat 62'minutes
  • 9BeavonSubstituted forBennettat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Reilly
  • 10Akins
  • 17Myers-Harness
  • 20Thiele
  • 23Palmer
  • 31Bywater
  • 33Bennett
Referee:
Andre Marriner
Attendance:
17,140

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 0, Burton Albion 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 0, Burton Albion 2.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Peter Ramage.

Anthony O'Connor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

Foul by Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City).

Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Ricketts (Coventry City).

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

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

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Coventry City).

Mason Bennett (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Mason Bennett replaces Stuart Beavon.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Callum Reilly replaces Callum Butcher.

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

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

Attempt saved. Adam Armstrong (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Joe Cole replaces James Maddison.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 0, Burton Albion 2. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum Butcher.

Attempt missed. James Maddison (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Adam Armstrong (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Romain Vincelot (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Hand ball by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Lucas Akins replaces Abdenasser El Khayati.

Attempt missed. Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Sam Ricketts.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Sam Ricketts.

Peter Ramage (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Gael Bigirimana replaces Aaron Phillips.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Marcus Tudgay replaces Ruben Lameiras.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton25173534191554
2Walsall26157444251952
3Gillingham27156653341951
4Coventry27139547272048
5Wigan27139544281648
6Peterborough26125952381441
7Sheff Utd2611784438640
8Southend2610883334-138
9Millwall25114103835337
10Bradford2410772526-137
11Port Vale2510692927236
12Doncaster269893335-235
13Rochdale259793430434
14Swindon26104124144-334
15Bury2596103540-533
16Scunthorpe2695122836-832
17Barnsley2593133741-430
18Chesterfield2793153746-930
19Blackpool2684142634-828
20Fleetwood2475123234-226
21Shrewsbury2675143145-1426
22Oldham25312102639-1321
23Colchester2656153561-2621
24Crewe2555152648-2220
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