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Coventry City 2-1 Charlton Athletic

Coventry City put an end to their winless run with a victory over play-off chasing Charlton Athletic.

Jordy Hiwula's first-half header had put the hosts in front before Darren Pratley equalised after the break. But Tom Bayliss fired past Jed Steer to claim City's first win in nine games.

Dujon Sterling had to make a brilliant goal-saving tackle in the 23rd minute when Nicky Ajose was played through, before Conor Chaplin blasted a free-kick straight at Steer after Patrick Bauer was booked.

Charlton went close six minutes before the break but Lee Burge saved well from Lyle Taylor's shot.

City took the lead two minutes later when Hiwula headed past Steer.

Brandon Mason and Krystian Bielik were booked soon after the restart before Pratley levelled the match after 58 minutes when he headed in Bauer's flick-on.

They went close again but Burge gathered Karlan Grant's low cross after Mark Marshall found a way into the box.

And it was City who took the spoils two minutes from time when Bayliss fired past Steer.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Coventry

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Burge
  • 17Sterling
  • 4Willis
  • 15Hyam
  • 3MasonBooked at 50minsSubstituted forBrownat 74'minutes
  • 20Bayliss
  • 6Kelly
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 64'minutes
  • 23ThomasSubstituted forDaviesat 90+11'minutes
  • 10Chaplin
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila

Substitutes

  • 2Grimmer
  • 5Davies
  • 12Brown
  • 14Allassani
  • 18Clarke-Harris
  • 25Westbrooke
  • 33Addai

Charlton

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 21Steer
  • 2Dijksteel
  • 5BauerBooked at 25mins
  • 6PearceBooked at 71mins
  • 20Solly
  • 4BielikBooked at 53minsSubstituted forLapslieat 87'minutesSubstituted forat 90+11'minutes
  • 11Fosu-Henry
  • 15Pratley
  • 12ReevesSubstituted forMarshallat 56'minutes
  • 25AjoseSubstituted forGrantat 45'minutes
  • 9TaylorBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 1Phillips
  • 7Marshall
  • 18Grant
  • 32Lapslie
  • 37Hackett-Fairchild
  • 43Stevenson
  • 44Sarpeng-Wiredu
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
13,013

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Coventry City 2, Charlton Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Coventry City 2, Charlton Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).

  4. Post update

    George Lapslie went off injured after Charlton Athletic had used all subs.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Tom Davies replaces Luke Thomas because of an injury.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic).

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Coventry City 2, Charlton Athletic 1. Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Thomas.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. George Lapslie replaces Krystian Bielik.

  10. Booking

    Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Hand ball by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City).

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Liam Kelly (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Krystian Bielik (Charlton Athletic).

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke Thomas (Coventry City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

  18. Post update

    Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth24156339211851
2Luton24155447222550
3Sunderland22137243222146
4Charlton24134739271243
5Barnsley23126538211742
6Peterborough24118541311041
7Doncaster2411673931839
8Blackpool239772624234
9Accrington239772728-134
10Fleetwood249693325833
11Southend24102123030032
12Wycombe248883435-132
13Coventry2495102529-432
14Walsall248792537-1231
15Burton2393112932-330
16Rochdale2486103343-1030
17Gillingham2484123538-328
18Shrewsbury2477102831-328
19Oxford Utd2468103136-526
20Bristol Rovers2465132329-623
21Bradford2463152440-1621
22Wimbledon2463151935-1621
23Scunthorpe2456132951-2221
24Plymouth2455142746-1920
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