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Cambridge United 2-1 Coventry City

Cambridge United held off Coventry City to claim a narrow victory in an entertaining League Two match.

Jabo Ibehre, scorer of his side's winner at Crewe on Tuesday, headed the U's in front from Piero Mingoia's superb cross from the right.

Ibehre went close again before half-time, prodding George Maris' free-kick goalwards and forcing Lee Burge to tip the ball over the crossbar.

Coventry were level nine minutes into the second half when Duckens Nazon beat the offside trap and rattled a shot onto the post, with the ball then hitting the unfortunate goalkeeper David Forde and rolling in.

Forde kept his side level with two saves, from Jodi Jones and Stuart Beavon, before Mingoia was again the provider for Cambridge's winner. He produced another quality delivery for Uche Ikpeazu to nod beyond Burge 14 minutes from time.

Coventry saw late chances headed wide by Max Biamou and kept out by the crossbar from Jones' effort from the edge of the box, before Forde tipped Nazon's close-range effort over in stoppage time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Forde
  • 2Halliday
  • 5Taylor
  • 6Legge
  • 11DunkSubstituted forTaftat 46'minutes
  • 7Mingoia
  • 20BrownSubstituted forElitoat 83'minutes
  • 4Deegan
  • 18MarisBooked at 82minsSubstituted forO'Neilat 87'minutes
  • 9Ikpeazu
  • 14Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 12Taft
  • 13Mitov
  • 16O'Neil
  • 19Amoo
  • 21Elito
  • 24Davies
  • 26Foy

Coventry

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Burge
  • 2Grimmer
  • 4Willis
  • 5McDonald
  • 3Stokes
  • 6KellyBooked at 36mins
  • 8Doyle
  • 11Jones
  • 16BeavonSubstituted forBiamouat 83'minutes
  • 7VincentiBooked at 33minsSubstituted forKelly-Evansat 84'minutes
  • 18NazonBooked at 71mins

Substitutes

  • 9Biamou
  • 13O'Brien
  • 15Hyam
  • 22Kelly-Evans
  • 28Maycock
  • 30Bayliss
  • 38Ponticelli
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
5,142

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home5
Away18
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home5
Away10
Fouls
Home17
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Coventry City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 2, Coventry City 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by David Forde.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Duckens Nazon (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Doyle (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Liam O'Neil.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Doyle (Coventry City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Michael Doyle (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United).

  10. Post update

    Jodi Jones (Coventry City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Liam O'Neil replaces George Maris.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

  14. Post update

    Jordan Willis (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Devon Kelly-Evans replaces Peter Vincenti.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Maxime Biamou replaces Stuart Beavon because of an injury.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Medy Elito replaces Jevani Brown.

  19. Booking

    George Maris (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Peter Vincenti (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter87101661022
2Notts County8611137619
3Accrington85121711616
4Luton8422179814
5Mansfield8341138513
6Coventry841395413
7Cambridge841377013
8Swindon84131112-113
9Newport8332118312
10Lincoln City8332107312
11Stevenage83321311212
12Wycombe83321413112
13Grimsby84041215-312
14Barnet8323129311
15Crewe8323109111
16Morecambe8233810-29
17Colchester82241214-28
18Carlisle8224914-58
19Yeovil82241320-78
20Crawley8215810-27
21Cheltenham8215812-47
22Forest Green81251020-105
23Chesterfield8125717-105
24Port Vale8116612-64
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