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Blackpool 0-1 Coventry City

Marc-Antoine Fortune netted his first goal for the Sky Blues since 14 November
Marc-Antoine Fortune netted his first goal for the Sky Blues since 14 November

Coventry City ended a run of four straight League One defeats by winning at relegation-threatened Blackpool.

Blackpool nearly broke the deadlock but on-loan midfielder Liam Smith's 25-yard shot was saved by Reice Charles-Cook.

Sky Blues defender' Chris Stokes headed a corner over before Marc-Antoine Fortune pounced on keeper Colin Doyle's mistake to lash in from three yards.

Jacob Murphy headed wide but one goal proved enough for Coventry, leaving Blackpool winless in seven games.

With 10 games left, Blackpool are two points adrift of safety.

The Sky Blues climb a place back up to seventh, within three points of the play-offs, but 10 points adrift of the automatic promotion places.

City had to play out the final nine minutes with 10 men after Stokes was stretchered off when the visitors had used all of their substitutes.

Sky Blues manager Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"The team played with heart and soul, and put everything on the line. There was an amazing support here which shows the players what a big club they're playing for.

"Our targets haven't changed. We needed a result from somewhere which would kick-start us to winning football matches. Hopefully this is it.

"We've got to fight hard and hopefully achieve our aims for the season."

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Doyle
  • 16BoyceBooked at 69mins
  • 15Aldred
  • 6Jones
  • 24Higham
  • 22SmithSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 59'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 19NorrisSubstituted forIkpeazuat 76'minutes
  • 8Potts
  • 4McAlister
  • 10RedshawSubstituted forCullenat 60'minutes
  • 17Philliskirk

Substitutes

  • 7Rivers
  • 9Cullen
  • 20Paterson
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 25Aimson
  • 26Lyness
  • 29Ikpeazu

Coventry

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 18Ricketts
  • 15Stephens
  • 21Martin
  • 3Stokes
  • 4Vincelot
  • 7Fleck
  • 10MaddisonSubstituted forRoseat 62'minutes
  • 9Armstrong
  • 25MurphySubstituted forColeat 68'minutes
  • 32FortunéSubstituted forTudgayat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Lameiras
  • 12Lorentzson
  • 14Cole
  • 16Rose
  • 20Tudgay
  • 43Addai
  • 44Henderson
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
8,869

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 0, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 0, Coventry City 1.

Booking

Bright Samuel (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hand ball by Bright Samuel (Blackpool).

Attempt blocked. Uche Ikpeazu (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Andy Rose (Coventry City).

Bright Samuel (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Uche Ikpeazu (Blackpool).

Foul by Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City).

Luke Higham (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Chris Stokes went off injured after Coventry City had used all subs.

Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Higham (Blackpool).

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

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Blackpool).

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

Uche Ikpeazu (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Andy Rose (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Luke Higham.

Chris Stokes (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Blackpool).

Foul by Adam Armstrong (Coventry City).

Luke Higham (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Uche Ikpeazu replaces David Norris.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

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

Substitution

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

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Emmerson Boyce.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Sam Ricketts.

Attempt missed. Tom Aldred (Blackpool) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

Booking

Emmerson Boyce (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Joe Cole replaces Jacob Murphy.

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

Foul by Tom Aldred (Blackpool).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton36225946311571
2Wigan361714559342565
3Gillingham361881063432062
4Walsall351711754371762
5Millwall361781157431459
6Bradford361610104337658
7Coventry3615101158401855
8Barnsley36174155748955
9Port Vale371510124441355
10Southend36159124844454
11Sheff Utd361410125247552
12Rochdale36149134846251
13Scunthorpe36149134242051
14Swindon35147145553249
15Bury36139144558-1348
16Peterborough36136176059145
17Shrewsbury36128164454-1044
18Chesterfield36125194758-1141
19Fleetwood351010154345-240
20Doncaster36910173749-1237
21Blackpool3698193347-1435
22Oldham34616123347-1434
23Crewe36612183763-2630
24Colchester36610204584-3928
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