League One
CoventryCoventry City0RochdaleRochdale1
Tony Mowbray's Sky Blues suffered their second home defeat at the Ricoh Arena in eight days
Tony Mowbray's Sky Blues slipped to their second home defeat at the Ricoh Arena in eight days

Coventry City suffered their third League One loss in a week as Rochdale's late penalty dealt another blow to the Sky Blues' automatic promotion hopes.

Chris Stokes brought down Ian Henderson inside the area in the 89th minute.

And the Dale striker kept his cool to score and earn his side their third win in four matches.

Visiting keeper Josh Lillis had kept his side in it with fine saves from Joe Cole, teenager James Maddison and then at the death from Adam Armstrong.

Tony Mowbray's City drop out of the play-off zone to seventh, three points behind Barnsley - and now 16 points adrift of leaders Burton Albion.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It was deserved looking back on reflection of the game. I think we controlled a lot of possession and nullified the opposition's threats.

"We couldn't do it for the whole 90 minutes because their attacking intent and prowess is superb. We managed it quite well to keep Josh Lillis to making only a few saves.

"I thought we had our own opportunities but I thought we might not get the luck we deserved then after Ian Henderson had a goal-line clearance but it was a stonewall penalty and Henderson put it away well superbly."

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 18Ricketts
  • 15Stephens
  • 38CargillSubstituted forLorentzsonat 45'minutes
  • 3Stokes
  • 4Vincelot
  • 7Fleck
  • 8LameirasSubstituted forMurphyat 68'minutes
  • 10Maddison
  • 14ColeSubstituted forFortunéat 73'minutes
  • 9Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 12Lorentzson
  • 16Rose
  • 25Murphy
  • 32Fortuné
  • 42Hunt
  • 43Addai
  • 44Henderson

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 5Eastham
  • 15Canavan
  • 4McNulty
  • 24Allen
  • 8Lund
  • 25Rose
  • 12McDermottSubstituted forCampsat 60'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 40Henderson
  • 19Mendez-LaingSubstituted forHoltat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Bennett
  • 7Vincenti
  • 18Holt
  • 23Collis
  • 28Camps
  • 34Hooper
  • 39Bunney
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
9,942

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Coventry City 0, Rochdale 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Coventry City 0, Rochdale 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

  5. Post update

    Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jacob Murphy (Coventry City).

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Maddison (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Romain Vincelot (Coventry City).

  11. Post update

    Michael Rose (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Coventry City 0, Rochdale 1. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  13. Post update

    Penalty conceded by John Fleck (Coventry City) after a foul in the penalty area.

  14. Post update

    Penalty Rochdale. Ian Henderson draws a foul in the penalty area.

  15. Booking

    Callum Camps (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

  19. Post update

    Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Jacob Murphy (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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