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Coventry City 1-0 Bradford City

Substitute Andy Rose scored with his first touch as Coventry City edged to victory over 10-man Bradford City.

The midfielder fired in off the bar within seconds of coming on after latching onto Adam Armstrong's header.

Bradford, whose outside hopes of automatic League One promotion have now all but gone, went close through Josh Cullen and Jamie Proctor.

Their miserable night was completed when substitute Steven Davies was sent off for an off-the-ball incident.

The Bantams have dropped to fifth but stay in the play-off spots, while Coventry are 11th, six points shy of the top six, after their second win in four days.

Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"Andy Rose is a good player. He has a great future at this club. I had a long chat with him before the game, as he was the only change from the weekend.

"He is a fantastic athlete. He is 6ft 2ins, he can head it, he can run, he can spray long passes. His time is going to come.

"The goals had dried up and we were losing matches, but I have always been proud of my players. I have never had to question their desire."

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 17Phillips
  • 21Martin
  • 15Stephens
  • 18Ricketts
  • 4VincelotBooked at 84mins
  • 7FleckBooked at 77mins
  • 8LameirasSubstituted forBigirimanaat 59'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 10MaddisonSubstituted forTudgayat 70'minutes
  • 14ColeSubstituted forRoseat 59'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 9ArmstrongBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 12Lorentzson
  • 16Rose
  • 19Bigirimana
  • 20Tudgay
  • 25Murphy
  • 32Fortuné
  • 43Addai

Bradford

  • 1Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 5ClarkeBooked at 62minsSubstituted forHansonat 86'minutes
  • 16Burke
  • 3Meredith
  • 29McMahonSubstituted forMoraisat 70'minutes
  • 12Cullen
  • 4Evans
  • 17Reid
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forDaviesat 69'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 19Proctor

Substitutes

  • 9Hanson
  • 14Morris
  • 20Morais
  • 21Thorpe
  • 23McArdle
  • 24Davies
  • 30Cracknell
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
10,241

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home5
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, Bradford City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Bradford City 0.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Romain Vincelot.

Attempt blocked. Kyel Reid (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Josh Cullen (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Adam Armstrong (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam Armstrong (Coventry City).

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Lee Evans (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Josh Cullen.

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. James Hanson replaces Nathan Clarke.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Aaron Phillips.

Booking

Romain Vincelot (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Steve Davies (Bradford City) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Attempt saved. Lee Evans (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

John Fleck (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

Booking

Andy Rose (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Marcus Tudgay replaces James Maddison.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Filipe Morais replaces Tony McMahon.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Steve Davies replaces Billy Clarke.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Reice Charles-Cook.

Attempt saved. Lee Evans (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Andy Rose (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Nathan Clarke (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Bradford City).

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 1, Bradford City 0. Andy Rose (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Gael Bigirimana replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Andy Rose replaces Joe Cole.

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joe Cole.

Billy Clarke (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Cole (Coventry City).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan432215673403381
2Burton432391152361678
3Walsall422112961431875
4Millwall432191365471872
5Bradford432011124840871
6Gillingham4319121267491869
7Barnsley432161664511369
8Rochdale431811146354965
9Sheff Utd431811146354965
10Scunthorpe431811145547865
11Coventry4317121462461663
12Port Vale431711155251162
13Southend431611165556-159
14Peterborough43176207367657
15Bury431512165265-1357
16Swindon431410195869-1152
17Oldham431118144353-1051
18Chesterfield43148215567-1250
19Fleetwood431114184953-447
20Shrewsbury421211195168-1747
21Blackpool43129223954-1545
22Doncaster431012214561-1642
23Colchester43912225492-3839
24Crewe43613244379-3631
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