League One
Oxford Utd1Coventry2

Oxford United 1-2 Coventry City

Conor Chaplin
Chaplin joined Coventry on loan from League One rivals Portsmouth in August

Goals from Jordan Shipley and Conor Chaplin saw Coventry City claim only their second league win of the season as they saw off struggling Oxford.

Jordan Shipley put City ahead with a shot from inside the box that deflected off U's defender John Mousinho.

Conor Chaplin then doubled the lead from the penalty spot with eight minutes to go after Shipley was brought down by U's keeper Jonathan Mitchell.

Jonathan Obika made it 2-1 late on when he headed in Luke Garbutt's corner.

Oxford boss Karl Robinson was forced to watch from the stands, as he served the second of a two-game touchline ban.

Coventry are now 12th in League One, four points off the top six, while the U's are second bottom having only won once this season.

Oxford manager Karl Robinson:

"Some of my players were not emotionally ready for this game. Emotionally, when things go against us, we're not very good.

"I was tearing my hair out because I was seeing players doing things we've never worked on. There are lots of little things we can do better.

"We always feel we can score but we've lost our momentum. And the league form is not acceptable."

Coventry boss Mark Robins:

"It was a really tight contest and I thought we just edged it.

"It's taken a hell of a lot of work to get ourselves two goals up. And we then conceded a rubbish goal from a set piece.

"But we held out under a bit of pressure at the end, without really looking in too much danger. We had to work really hard to get this second league win."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 41Mitchell
  • 2Norman
  • 5Nelson
  • 15Mousinho
  • 14Ruffels
  • 8Brannagan
  • 26BaptisteSubstituted forGarbuttat 83'minutes
  • 12HolmesBooked at 45mins
  • 17Henry
  • 10BrowneSubstituted forObikaat 71'minutes
  • 19MackieSubstituted forSmithat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Garbutt
  • 4Dickie
  • 9Smith
  • 13Shearer
  • 20Obika
  • 23Long
  • 43Lopes

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2GrimmerSubstituted forSterlingat 45'minutes
  • 4Willis
  • 15Hyam
  • 12BrownBooked at 13mins
  • 23Thomas
  • 20Bayliss
  • 8Doyle
  • 26ShipleyBooked at 12minsSubstituted forAndreuat 83'minutes
  • 10ChaplinSubstituted forOgogoat 83'minutes
  • 18Clarke-HarrisBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 5Davies
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 13O'Brien
  • 16Ogogo
  • 17Sterling
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 22Andreu
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
7,519

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home19
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 1, Coventry City 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

  4. Post update

    Cameron Norman (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Luke Thomas (Coventry City).

  6. Booking

    Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Oxford United 1, Coventry City 2. Jonathan Obika (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke Garbutt following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Junior Brown.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Abu Ogogo replaces Conor Chaplin.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Tony Andreu replaces Jordan Shipley.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Sam Smith replaces Jamie Mackie.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Luke Garbutt replaces Shandon Baptiste.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Oxford United 0, Coventry City 2. Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Penalty Coventry City. Jordan Shipley draws a foul in the penalty area.

  15. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Jonathan Mitchell (Oxford United) after a foul in the penalty area.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Curtis Nelson (Oxford United).

  18. Post update

    Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by John Mousinho (Oxford United).

  20. Post update

    Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 9th September 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough76101971219
2Portsmouth7520134917
3Barnsley74301541115
4Sunderland7430146815
5Walsall7430116515
6Fleetwood7331125712
7Doncaster733195412
8Charlton732298111
9Blackpool724175210
10Accrington724199010
11Luton7223910-18
12Coventry722357-28
13Wimbledon722348-48
14Rochdale72231016-68
15Gillingham7214911-27
16Southend7214911-27
17Burton7214810-27
18Scunthorpe7142916-77
19Wycombe7133711-46
20Bradford7205611-56
21Bristol Rovers712469-35
22Shrewsbury704358-34
23Oxford Utd7115817-94
24Plymouth7034413-93
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