League One
Wycombe0Coventry2

Wycombe Wanderers 0-2 Coventry City

Coventry celebrated the new year in style with their third consecutive League One win as they inflicted a 2-0 defeat on Wycombe.

Conor Chaplin and Jonson Clarke-Harris grabbed their fifth goals of the season for the Sky Blues, who ended a six-game losing run away from home in all competitions.

There was less cheer for the Chairboys, though, who slumped to a fourth consecutive loss after Gareth Ainsworth's side were made to pay for failing to work Coventry keeper Lee Burge.

Wycombe cleared a Tom Bayliss cross off the line before Luke Thomas dragged a shot wide for the visitors, who repeatedly threatened on the counter-attack.

Chaplin, whose goal was the difference in October's reverse fixture, opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Nathan Tyson had brought down Dujon Sterling in the area.

Substitute Clarke-Harris doubled the lead with his first touch of the game after Bayliss broke from midfield to play him in.

Burge was finally worked towards the end of the game but Coventry held out to record a first clean sheet on the road since August.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Allsop
  • 26McCarthy
  • 2Coelho JombatiBooked at 90mins
  • 5Stewart
  • 16Harriman
  • 4Gape
  • 18ThompsonBooked at 27mins
  • 23TysonSubstituted forMackail-Smithat 87'minutes
  • 22FreemanSubstituted forKashketat 69'minutes
  • 19Onyedinma
  • 25SamuelSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6El-Abd
  • 9Mackail-Smith
  • 11Kashket
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 13Yates
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 24Williams

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 17Sterling
  • 4Willis
  • 15Hyam
  • 3Mason
  • 23Thomas
  • 20Bayliss
  • 6KellySubstituted forMcCallumat 79'minutes
  • 26Shipley
  • 10ChaplinSubstituted forDoyleat 75'minutes
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Grimmer
  • 5Davies
  • 8Doyle
  • 18Clarke-Harris
  • 25Westbrooke
  • 33Addai
  • 41McCallum
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
6,183

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Coventry City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Coventry City 2.

Foul by Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers).

Sam McCallum (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Craig Mackail-Smith (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Booking

Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Sido Jombati.

Foul by Scott Kashket (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Attempt missed. Michael Doyle (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Attempt saved. Scott Kashket (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Craig Mackail-Smith replaces Nathan Tyson.

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Thomas (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Sido Jombati.

Attempt missed. Scott Kashket (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Sam McCallum replaces Liam Kelly because of an injury.

Delay in match Liam Kelly (Coventry City) because of an injury.

Scott Kashket (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Foul by Scott Kashket (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Michael Doyle replaces Conor Chaplin.

Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Luke Thomas.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Attempt saved. Luke Thomas (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Bayliss (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Scott Kashket replaces Nick Freeman.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Curtis Thompson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth26176346242257
2Luton26157449242552
3Sunderland24148245232250
4Barnsley25137540221846
5Charlton26144842301246
6Doncaster26136747321545
7Peterborough26128645331244
8Coventry26115102829-138
9Southend26112133231135
10Blackpool259882625135
11Fleetwood2697103530534
12Accrington259792735-834
13Burton2595113033-332
14Wycombe2688103438-432
15Walsall2688102841-1332
16Shrewsbury2679102932-330
17Rochdale2686123352-1930
18Gillingham2684143643-728
19Bristol Rovers2676132529-427
20Bradford2683153140-927
21Scunthorpe2676133251-1927
22Oxford Utd2668123141-1026
23Plymouth2666143147-1624
24Wimbledon2664162037-1722
View full League One table

Top Stories