League Two
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Coventry City 1-0 Chesterfield

Marc McNulty's goal saw Coventry climb into the League Two automatic promotion places with a victory over struggling Chesterfield.

McNulty hit the winner in the 14th minute after he curled the ball past Jake Eastwood.

It came in a half of few chances with Lee Burge's save to deny Andy Kellett's long-range strike on 25 minutes the only other shot of note.

Joe Rowley smacked the post for the visitors with a cross seconds after the restart.

Laurence Maguire headed Kellett's cross wide on 50 minutes, before Devon Kelly-Evans shot over for the hosts on 67 minutes.

Kellett shot wide when he should have scored a minute later after an attempted clearance fell kindly.

McNulty missed a great chance to wrap it up on 73 minutes when his shot was saved after a great pass by Tom Bayliss.

Burge easily saved Diego De Girolamo's header four minutes later as Chesterfield's hopes faded.

Their task got even harder when Scott Wiseman was sent off for a second booking after he fouled Jordan Ponticelli with 10 minutes to go.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2Grimmer
  • 4Willis
  • 12Davies
  • 3Stokes
  • 22Kelly-Evans
  • 30BaylissBooked at 61mins
  • 8Doyle
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forHaynesat 79'minutes
  • 9BiamouSubstituted forPonticelliat 66'minutes
  • 10McNulty

Substitutes

  • 13O'Brien
  • 15Hyam
  • 20Kelly-Evans
  • 24Haynes
  • 28Maycock
  • 31Stevenson
  • 38Ponticelli

Chesterfield

  • 1Eastwood
  • 28Weir
  • 4HirdSubstituted forMaguireat 45'minutes
  • 5WisemanBooked at 80mins
  • 3Binnom-Williams
  • 25Reed
  • 26McCourt
  • 15Rowley
  • 17DimaioSubstituted forO'Gradyat 67'minutes
  • 24Kellett
  • 9DennisBooked at 45minsSubstituted forDe Girolamoat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Mitchell
  • 10O'Grady
  • 19De Girolamo
  • 20Maguire
  • 29German
  • 30Parkin
  • 31Ofoegbu
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
7,402

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home4
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, Chesterfield 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Chesterfield 0.

Attempt missed. Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Marc McNulty (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jake Eastwood.

Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Marc McNulty (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Laurence Maguire (Chesterfield).

Hand ball by Diego De Girolamo (Chesterfield).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Scott Wiseman (Chesterfield) for a bad foul.

Jordan Ponticelli (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Wiseman (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Ryan Haynes replaces Jordan Shipley.

Attempt saved. Diego De Girolamo (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Diego De Girolamo replaces Kristian Dennis.

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

Attempt missed. Andy Kellett (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Devon Kelly-Evans (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Chris O'Grady replaces Connor Dimaio.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Ponticelli replaces Maxime Biamou.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jake Eastwood.

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

Attempt blocked. Devon Kelly-Evans (Coventry City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Scott Wiseman (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Bayliss (Coventry City).

Louis Reed (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay in match Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) because of an injury.

Foul by Jack Grimmer (Coventry City).

Andy Kellett (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Laurence Maguire (Chesterfield) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Chris Stokes.

Second Half

Second Half begins Coventry City 1, Chesterfield 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Laurence Maguire replaces Sam Hird because of an injury.

Half Time

First Half ends, Coventry City 1, Chesterfield 0.

Booking

Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jak McCourt.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton26166462253754
2Notts County26148444261850
3Coventry26135828181044
4Wycombe26127746351143
5Lincoln City26127735241143
6Mansfield26111053829943
7Exeter2513393532342
8Colchester2611873527841
9Swindon25132103834441
10Accrington2412483830840
11Newport2610973530539
12Cambridge2610792531-637
13Carlisle2697103737034
14Grimsby2697102634-834
15Stevenage2696113639-333
16Crawley2696112531-633
17Cheltenham2687113338-531
18Port Vale2694132934-531
19Crewe2692152941-1229
20Yeovil2676133647-1127
21Morecambe2567122436-1225
22Chesterfield2656152647-2121
23Barnet2655162639-1320
24Forest Green2555152547-2220
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