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Coventry City 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Conor Chaplin grabbed a late winner as Coventry City beat Wycombe Wanderers to move up to 12th in League One.

Both goalkeepers made a string of fine saves to earn what looked like deserved clean sheets at the Ricoh Arena.

But Chaplin headed Dujon Sterling's cross home eight minutes from time to hand the Sky Blues back-to-back league wins for the first time this season.

Jordy Hiwula dazzled his way into the box early on, with Ryan Allsop superbly tipping his effort past the post.

Allsop was at it again before the break with a low stop denying Chaplin on the turn.

An intriguing battle between Sky Blues stopper Lee Burge and Craig Mackail-Smith ensued with Burge denying the Scottish striker twice in six minutes before the interval.

Burge completed a hat-trick of stops against the frustrated frontman after the restart.

Adebayo Akinfenwa missed the chance to extend his scoring streak to four games in a row when he headed wide.

City upped the ante late on with Jonson Clarke-Harris lashing wide from 30 yards out, before Hiwula was again thwarted by Allsop and Chaplin sealed his side's victory.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 17Sterling
  • 4Willis
  • 5Davies
  • 12Brown
  • 23ThomasBooked at 74mins
  • 20BaylissSubstituted forKellyat 89'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forBakayokoat 90'minutes
  • 10Chaplin
  • 18Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 6Kelly
  • 13O'Brien
  • 15Hyam
  • 16Ogogo
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 22Andreu
  • 27Thompson

Wycombe

  • 1Allsop
  • 16Harriman
  • 26McCarthy
  • 6El-Abd
  • 3Jacobson
  • 4GapeBooked at 68mins
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forMorrisat 24'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 18Thompson
  • 24WilliamsBooked at 74minsSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 78'minutes
  • 9Mackail-SmithSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 78'minutes
  • 20Akinfenwa

Substitutes

  • 2Coelho Jombati
  • 11Kashket
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 17Morris
  • 19Onyedinma
  • 25Samuel
  • 30Ma-Kalambay
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
10,480

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

Attempt missed. Ryan Allsop (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Dujon Sterling.

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

Foul by Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers).

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Liam Kelly replaces Tom Bayliss.

Booking

Bryn Morris (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bryn Morris (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Tom Bayliss.

Attempt blocked. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0. Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dujon Sterling.

Foul by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City).

Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Luke Thomas (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paris Cowan-Hall replaces Randell Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Fred Onyedinma replaces Craig Mackail-Smith.

Attempt saved. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Tom Davies (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jason McCarthy.

Booking

Luke Thomas (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Randell Williams (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Luke Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bryn Morris (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers).

Junior Brown (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith (Wycombe Wanderers).

Booking

Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Portsmouth1393123111230
2Peterborough1383230191127
3Barnsley127412691725
4Doncaster137332116524
5Sunderland1265124131123
6Accrington136521713423
7Walsall126421512322
8Fleetwood135532112920
9Southend136251716120
10Luton135441918119
11Charlton125341918118
12Coventry135351113-218
13Scunthorpe134542026-617
14Blackpool11371129316
15Burton124261315-214
16Rochdale133461928-913
17Shrewsbury132651113-212
18Wycombe132651419-512
19Gillingham123271522-711
20Wimbledon133281018-811
21Bristol Rovers13247913-410
22Bradford133191020-1010
23Oxford Utd132381323-109
24Plymouth13148922-137
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