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Coventry City 3-1 Sheffield United

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Sheffield United are now out of contention for a League One play-off place

Coventry City's blistering start ended Sheffield United's slim chance of achieving a League One play-off place.

The Sky Blues led after Adam Armstrong's effort was deflected in by Marc-Antoine Fortune.

The Blades were 2-0 down after only eight minutes when Andy Rose poked in from a George Thomas through ball.

Billy Sharp's penalty gave the visitors hope, but Ruben Lameiras made sure of the points for the home side when he fired in from a Jodi Jones pass.

Coventry's first three-goal performance in 14 games helped them leapfrog the Blades into ninth, Tony Mowbray's men having now won three of their last four games.

After a late run of three wins from five matches had put them on the brink of the top six, the Blades can now no longer make the play-offs,

Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire:

"It was fitting for the season we have had at home, a good way to finish off.

"I told them to relax and play with a smile on their face. We started the game very brightly and it was great to finish as we did.

"It was good to score some goals, which has been our problem for the second half of the season, and good that we did it for the fans."

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 4Vincelot
  • 21Martin
  • 15Stephens
  • 42Hunt
  • 14Cole
  • 7FleckBooked at 80mins
  • 32FortunéSubstituted forLameirasat 78'minutes
  • 16RoseSubstituted forPhillipsat 69'minutes
  • 27ThomasSubstituted forJonesat 65'minutes
  • 9Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 8Lameiras
  • 13Gadzhev
  • 17Phillips
  • 20Tudgay
  • 29Harries
  • 43Addai
  • 45Jones

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 21Baptiste
  • 34Edgar
  • 19McEveley
  • 6Basham
  • 8CouttsBooked at 33mins
  • 36WhitemanSubstituted forReedat 85'minutes
  • 7FlynnSubstituted forWoolfordat 66'minutes
  • 14DoneSubstituted forKellyat 90'minutes
  • 10Sharp
  • 29AdamsBooked at 67mins

Substitutes

  • 17Woolford
  • 18Sammon
  • 22Reed
  • 32McGahey
  • 37Kelly
  • 38Brooks
  • 39Ramsdale
Referee:
Andrew Davey
Attendance:
13,177

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home13
Away21
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 3, Sheffield United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 3, Sheffield United 1.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by George Long.

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

Attempt blocked. David Edgar (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Aaron Phillips.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Graham Kelly replaces Matt Done because of an injury.

Aaron Phillips (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Done (Sheffield United).

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 3, Sheffield United 1. Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jodi Jones.

Foul by Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City).

Martyn Woolford (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jodi Jones (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Louis Reed replaces Benjamin Whiteman.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Joe Cole.

Booking

John Fleck (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Martyn Woolford.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Ruben Lameiras replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

Attempt missed. Martyn Woolford (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

Che Adams (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matt Done (Sheffield United).

Attempt missed. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Aaron Phillips.

Attempt blocked. Martyn Woolford (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Martyn Woolford (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Matt Done (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Joe Cole (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Aaron Phillips replaces Andy Rose because of an injury.

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Coventry City).

Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Che Adams (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joe Cole (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Che Adams (Sheffield United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan452415681414087
2Burton452591157372084
3Millwall452391371482378
4Walsall4422121063481578
5Bradford4522111253401377
6Barnsley452181666531371
7Scunthorpe4520111458471171
8Gillingham4519121470541669
9Coventry4518121565491666
10Sheff Utd451812156457766
11Rochdale451812156660666
12Port Vale451811165653365
13Peterborough45186217772560
14Southend451611185661-559
15Bury451512185371-1857
16Swindon451511196171-1056
17Oldham451218154456-1254
18Chesterfield45158225868-1053
19Shrewsbury451311215876-1850
20Fleetwood441115184953-448
21Blackpool451210233958-1946
22Doncaster451112224864-1645
23Colchester45913235697-4140
24Crewe45713254681-3534
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