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Coventry City 0-2 Accrington Stanley

Impressive Accrington continued their chase for automatic promotion by beating Coventry for their third successive League Two win.

Jordan Clark bagged a goal either side of the break as Stanley moved into second place with their seventh win in their last eight games.

It also condemned Coventry to a second successive defeat, which has hit Mark Robins' side hard as they slipped two points outside of the play-off spots in the process.

Looking to get back to winning ways at the first attempt, the Sky Blues were behind after five minutes as Clark tapped home unmarked after Callum Johnson found him from the right-hand side.

The pair repeated the trick on the hour to put the game to bed and seal a vital three points.

The best chance for City fell to top scorer Marc McNulty, who could only find the side-netting on the stroke of half-time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 13O'Brien
  • 20Kelly-EvansBooked at 65mins
  • 4Willis
  • 5McDonald
  • 3Stokes
  • 17Maguire-DrewSubstituted forVincentiat 45'minutes
  • 30BaylissSubstituted forReidat 61'minutes
  • 6Kelly
  • 26Shipley
  • 9Biamou
  • 10McNultySubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 7Vincenti
  • 15Hyam
  • 18Clarke-Harris
  • 24Haynes
  • 27Barrett
  • 32Reid

Accrington

  • 1Chapman
  • 4Donacien
  • 2Dunne
  • 3Hughes
  • 32Rodgers
  • 7Clark
  • 28ConneelyBooked at 84mins
  • 6Nolan
  • 26Johnson
  • 10Jackson
  • 29KeeBooked at 47mins

Substitutes

  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 8Brown
  • 9Zanzala
  • 12Williams
  • 16Maxted
  • 17Sousa
  • 19Rowan
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
28,343

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

Foul by Kyel Reid (Coventry City).

Harvey Rodgers (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Booking

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dion Kelly-Evans (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Liam Nolan.

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City).

Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Maxime Biamou (Coventry City).

Harvey Rodgers (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Coventry City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Dion Kelly-Evans.

Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Marc McNulty.

Attempt saved. Jimmy Dunne (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Rod McDonald.

Foul by Kyel Reid (Coventry City).

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Dion Kelly-Evans (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dion Kelly-Evans (Coventry City).

Liam Nolan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Maxime Biamou (Coventry City).

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Kyel Reid replaces Tom Bayliss.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 0, Accrington Stanley 2. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kayden Jackson.

Attempt missed. Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Bayliss (Coventry City).

Foul by Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley).

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

Rod McDonald (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton32197668313764
2Accrington31184955371858
3Wycombe31168760441656
4Notts County31159752341854
5Swindon32173124944554
6Mansfield311411646341253
7Exeter30164104135652
8Lincoln City311311743301350
9Coventry311551135251050
10Crawley32146123736148
11Colchester32121194338547
12Newport31121094138346
13Carlisle31119114342142
14Cheltenham32109134647-139
15Stevenage32109134145-439
16Cambridge31109122841-1339
17Grimsby3399152947-1836
18Yeovil3198144350-735
19Port Vale3297163546-1134
20Morecambe31710142941-1231
21Crewe3193193553-1830
22Forest Green3185183354-2129
23Chesterfield3176183155-2427
24Barnet3167183046-1625
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