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CoventryCoventry City2YeovilYeovil Town6

Coventry City 2-6 Yeovil Town

Yeovil scored six goals away from home for the first time in the English Football League as they stunned Coventry 6-2 at the Ricoh Arena.

The game was over in the first 15 minutes as the visitors beat Lee Burge three times. Alex Fisher, Francois Zoko and Sam Surrige each scored twice for the visitors during the eight-goal thriller.

Substitute Maxime Biamou grabbed a second-half double of his own for the hosts, whose play-off hopes were dealt a big blow.

Burge flapped at Lewis Wing's cross as Fisher opened the scoring after six minutes. Wing was instrumental in the second five minutes later, catching Colin Doyle in possession before teeing up Zoko.

Fisher doubled his tally by intercepting Jack Grimmer's poorly-judged header and lobbing Burge.

Top scorer Marc McNulty missed a great chance to pull one back before the break, missing from point-blank range.

Coventry were the fast starters in the second half as Biamou fired home McNulty's cut back. However, Yeovil reclaimed their three-goal cushion before the hour with Zoko slotting home from a tight angle.

In the 68th minute Biamou got his second with a 25-yard rocket before substitute Surridge added extra gloss to the win with two goals late on.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1BurgeSubstituted forO'Brienat 45'minutes
  • 2Grimmer
  • 15Hyam
  • 5McDonald
  • 24HaynesSubstituted forBarrettat 74'minutes
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forBiamouat 35'minutes
  • 30Bayliss
  • 8Doyle
  • 32Reid
  • 10McNulty
  • 18Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 3Stokes
  • 9Biamou
  • 12Davies
  • 13O'Brien
  • 26Shipley
  • 27Barrett
  • 38Ponticelli

Yeovil

Formation 4-4-2

  • 25Nelson
  • 23James
  • 17Sowunmi
  • 27Donnellan
  • 11Dickson
  • 15GreenBooked at 62minsSubstituted forKhanat 90'minutes
  • 4BirdSubstituted forGobernat 77'minutes
  • 6Wing
  • 9Browne
  • 13Zoko
  • 18FisherSubstituted forSurridgeat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Mugabi
  • 7Khan
  • 12Maddison
  • 14Surridge
  • 20Gobern
  • 21Seager
  • 30Santos
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
8,787

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home20
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Coventry City 2, Yeovil Town 6.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Coventry City 2, Yeovil Town 6.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Coventry City 2, Yeovil Town 6. Sam Surridge (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Francois Zoko.

  4. Post update

    Kyel Reid (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Wing (Yeovil Town).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Josh Barrett.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Otis Khan replaces Jordan Green.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City).

  9. Post update

    Jordan Green (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Lewis Wing.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Wing (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Surridge (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Barrett (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  15. Post update

    Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Tom James.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Coventry City 2, Yeovil Town 5. Sam Surridge (Yeovil Town) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Oscar Gobern.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Rod McDonald.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Green (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

As It Stood

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2Luton412211884434177
3Wycombe412111975552074
4Exeter40216135445969
5Notts County4118131061431867
6Lincoln City401813957421567
7Coventry401981350381265
8Mansfield401615957431463
9Swindon40195166160162
10Colchester411613125145661
11Carlisle411612135750760
12Newport391315114950-154
13Crawley41159175158-754
14Cambridge401412144252-1054
15Cheltenham411212175960-148
16Stevenage401212165457-348
17Yeovil38129175359-645
18Crewe41135235267-1544
19Port Vale411013184557-1243
20Morecambe39915153848-1042
21Forest Green40117224869-2140
22Grimsby41911213363-3038
23Chesterfield3897224168-2734
24Barnet4189243763-2633
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