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Fleetwood Town 3-0 Coventry City

Dean Marney's first Fleetwood Town goal fuelled victory over Coventry City at Highbury.

Fleetwood responded to a 2-1 defeat at relegation-battling Plymouth in some fashion with a fine 3-0 win over the in-form Sky Blues.

An end-to-end first half somehow finished 0-0 but Fleetwood were clinical as they went for the jugular at the start of the second half.

Marney capped a sublime return to the side with a thunderous finish.

The ex-Burnley player rifled the ball into the top corner from an angle on the right in the 54th minute.

Wes Burns made it 2-0 as he pounced on Paddy Madden's defence-splitting pass to sprint through on goal and calmly slide the ball under Lee Burge.

Ched Evans made it 3-0 just seconds later as he found space in the box to blast home his seventh of the campaign but first in open play since the 2-1 win over Bradford City.

Coventry kept going with Jonson Clarke-Harris ruled to have been clipped in the box by James Husband.

But Fleetwood secured their clean sheet to make it five unbeaten in the league at Highbury as Conor Chaplin blasted the spot-kick over the bar.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 2Coyle
  • 5EasthamSubstituted forBolgerat 52'minutes
  • 20Morgan
  • 26HusbandBooked at 38mins
  • 7Burns
  • 25Marney
  • 10McAlenySubstituted forWallaceat 68'minutes
  • 38WallaceSubstituted forHoltat 78'minutes
  • 17Madden
  • 9Evans

Substitutes

  • 4Holt
  • 12Bolger
  • 16Jones
  • 22Hunter
  • 23Wallace
  • 29Sheron
  • 34Garner

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2Grimmer
  • 4WillisSubstituted forDaviesat 63'minutes
  • 15Hyam
  • 12Brown
  • 23Thomas
  • 20Bayliss
  • 8Doyle
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forAndreuat 69'minutes
  • 10ChaplinSubstituted forBakayokoat 82'minutes
  • 18Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 3Mason
  • 5Davies
  • 6Kelly
  • 16Ogogo
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 22Andreu
  • 33Addai
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
2,570

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Coventry City 0.

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Junior Brown (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Tony Andreu (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dominic Hyam (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Junior Brown (Coventry City).

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Conor Chaplin.

Attempt missed. Junior Brown (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Alex Cairns.

Attempt saved. Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jason Holt replaces James Wallace.

Penalty conceded by James Husband (Fleetwood Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) right footed shot is too high. Conor Chaplin should be disappointed.

Penalty Coventry City. Jonson Clarke-Harris draws a foul in the penalty area.

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Junior Brown (Coventry City).

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Coventry City).

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 3, Coventry City 0. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cian Bolger.

Foul by Tony Andreu (Coventry City).

James Wallace (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Coventry City 0. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paddy Madden.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Tony Andreu replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ross Wallace replaces Conor McAleny.

Attempt saved. Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Tom Davies replaces Jordan Willis because of an injury.

Delay in match Jordan Willis (Coventry City) because of an injury.

Foul by Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town).

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

Attempt saved. Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Dominic Hyam.

goal

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