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Coventry City 1-2 Scunthorpe United

Andy Dales netted a late winner as Scunthorpe came from behind to beat newly-promoted Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena.

Jordy Hiwula twice went close inside the first 30 minutes as the home side started strongly. But Lee Novak headed against the post two minutes later for Scunthorpe, before Charlie Goode had a header cleared off the line by Dujon Sterling.

It had looked like the Sky Blues would enjoy a dream start to life back in League One when Tony Andreu gave the hosts a 52nd-minute lead with a brilliant free-kick from 25 yards.

But the Iron showed their steel to level through Stephen Humphrys in the 68th minute, a composed debut goal from substitute Duane Holmes' pass.

And the comeback was complete when Dales smashed home on his debut after Holmes showed good strength to hold off his man.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 13O'Brien
  • 17Sterling
  • 4WillisSubstituted forThompsonat 76'minutes
  • 15Hyam
  • 3Mason
  • 8Doyle
  • 16Ogogo
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 22AndreuBooked at 90mins
  • 20BaylissSubstituted forShipleyat 77'minutes
  • 9BiamouSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Grimmer
  • 12Brown
  • 18Clarke-Harris
  • 19Ponticelli
  • 26Shipley
  • 27Thompson
  • 33Addai

Scunthorpe

  • 13Watson
  • 2ClarkeBooked at 23minsSubstituted forLundat 65'minutes
  • 20Goode
  • 21Burgess
  • 3Borthwick-Jackson
  • 14PerchBooked at 51mins
  • 8HorsfieldSubstituted forOjoat 55'minutes
  • 24OlomolaSubstituted forHolmesat 58'minutes
  • 10Humphrys
  • 12Dales
  • 17NovakBooked at 52mins

Substitutes

  • 6Ojo
  • 7Lund
  • 18Thomas
  • 19Holmes
  • 27Flatt
  • 29Wootton
  • 33Butroid
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
12,964

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, Scunthorpe United 2.

Full Time

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

Abu Ogogo (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andy Dales (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Tony Andreu (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

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

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by James Perch.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Rory Watson.

Attempt saved. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Attempt saved. Tony Andreu (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Perch (Scunthorpe United).

Dujon Sterling (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Scunthorpe United).

Hand ball by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City).

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 1, Scunthorpe United 2. Andy Dales (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephen Humphrys.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Shipley replaces Tom Bayliss.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Maxime Biamou.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordon Thompson replaces Jordan Willis.

Stephen Humphrys (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Brandon Mason (Coventry City).

Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Maxime Biamou (Coventry City).

Matthew Lund (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Coventry City).

Foul by Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United).

Michael Doyle (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andy Dales (Scunthorpe United).

Abu Ogogo (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 1, Scunthorpe United 1. Stephen Humphrys (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Duane Holmes.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Matthew Lund replaces Jordan Clarke.

Foul by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Scunthorpe United).

Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Abu Ogogo (Coventry City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt blocked. Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Duane Holmes replaces Olufela Olomola.

Attempt missed. Tony Andreu (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barnsley11004043
2Gillingham11002023
3Doncaster11003213
4Peterborough11002113
5Rochdale11002113
6Scunthorpe11002113
7Sunderland11002113
8Walsall11002113
9Wimbledon11001013
10Bradford11001013
11Portsmouth11001013
12Blackpool10100001
13Wycombe10100001
14Southend100123-10
15Bristol Rovers100112-10
16Burton100112-10
17Charlton100112-10
18Coventry100112-10
19Plymouth100112-10
20Fleetwood100101-10
21Luton100101-10
22Shrewsbury100101-10
23Accrington100102-20
24Oxford Utd100104-40
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