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Coventry City 1-0 Southend United: Sky Blues win first 'home' game in Birmingham

St Andrew's
Birmingham City's St Andrew's has a capacity of almost 30,000

A crowd of 6,534 watched Coventry beat Southend in their first game at their temporary home, St Andrew's.

Coventry failed to agree a deal with rugby union club Wasps to stay at the Ricoh Arena, leading to the League One club agreeing a groundshare with Birmingham City approximately 20 miles away.

They made a winning start to the campaign in their unfamiliar surroundings as Jordy Hiwula set up Zain Westbrooke to find the bottom corner for the only goal of the match after half-time.

Manager Mark Robins told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire: "We've got an experience of winning here, which is outstanding.

"Everybody's moved house and it's like moving house. Whilst the environment's a little bit different, you get used to it pretty quickly.

"Winning helps and we can move forward.

"The thing for me was that we didn't know what it was going to be like. The journey in, all of those things - but to a man they were outstanding."

Before Westbrooke's winner, Jordan Shipley and Hiwula missed chances for Coventry in a goalless first half, while Stephen Humphrys later hit the woodwork for Southend.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Marosi
  • 23Dabo
  • 5McFadzean
  • 4Rose
  • 3Mason
  • 6KellyBooked at 88mins
  • 10Jobello
  • 25Westbrooke
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forEcclesat 79'minutes
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 21Bakayoko

Substitutes

  • 9Biamou
  • 13Wilson
  • 15Hyam
  • 16Pask
  • 38Eccles
  • 41Bapaga
  • 45Burroughs

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Bwomono
  • 19Shaughnessy
  • 26LennonBooked at 90mins
  • 3Ralph
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forHutchinsonat 45'minutes
  • 5Milligan
  • 4HyamSubstituted forHumphrysat 56'minutes
  • 14Goodship
  • 31RobinsonSubstituted forCoxat 57'minutes
  • 18Mantom

Substitutes

  • 7Humphrys
  • 10Cox
  • 13Bishop
  • 23Kelman
  • 36Hutchinson
  • 39Blackman
  • 48White
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
6,534

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Matchen slutar, Coventry City 1, Southend United 0.

Full Time

Andra halvlek, Coventry City 1, Southend United 0.

Booking

Harry Lennon (Southend United) får gult kort ful tackling.

Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) vinner en frispark på motståndarens planhalva.

Frispark mot Harry Lennon (Southend United).

Frispark mot Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City).

Mark Milligan (Southend United) vinner en frispark på egen planhalva.

Offside, Southend United. Sam Mantom försöker en djupledspassning, men Michael Kightly går i offside.

Avslut blockerat Sam Mantom (Southend United) skott med högerfoten från straffområdet. På passning från Brandon Goodship.

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) vinner en frispark på egen planhalva.

Frispark mot Stephen Humphrys (Southend United).

Hörna, Southend United. Orsakat av Liam Kelly.

Brandon Mason (Coventry City) vinner en frispark på egen planhalva.

Frispark mot Simon Cox (Southend United).

Stephen Humphrys (Southend United) träffar ribban med ett nick från mitten av straffområdet. På passning från Sam Mantom med en krossboll efter en fast situation.

Booking

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) får gult kort ful tackling.

Frispark mot Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Stephen Humphrys (Southend United) vinner en frispark på högra kanten.

Avslut blockerat Josh Eccles (Coventry City) skott med högerfoten från mitten av straffområdet.

Avslut blockerat Mark Milligan (Southend United) skott med vänsterfoten från straffområdet.

Hörna, Southend United. Orsakat av Marko Marosi.

Skott räddat Nathan Ralph (Southend United) nick från mitten av straffområdet räddas högt mitt i målet. På passning från Sam Mantom med en krossboll.

Hörna, Southend United. Orsakat av Fankaty Dabo.

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) vinner en frispark på egen planhalva.

Frispark mot Simon Cox (Southend United).

Frispark mot Wesley Jobello (Coventry City).

Mark Milligan (Southend United) vinner en frispark på vänstra kanten.

Substitution

Byte, Coventry City. Josh Eccles ersätter Jordan Shipley.

Skott utanför. Joe Shaughnessy (Southend United) nick från mitten av straffområdet , nära men till vänster om målet. På passning från Isaac Hutchinson med en krossboll efter en hörna.

Hörna, Southend United. Orsakat av Wesley Jobello.

Hörna, Southend United. Orsakat av Michael Rose.

Spelet sätts igång igen.

Spelet stoppas. Mark Milligan (Southend United) pga skada.

Spelet sätts igång igen.

Spelet stoppas. Nathan Ralph (Southend United) pga skada.

Frispark mot Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City).

Nathan Ralph (Southend United) vinner en frispark på egen planhalva.

Offside, Southend United. Nathan Ralph försöker en djupledspassning, men Brandon Goodship går i offside.

Marko Marosi (Coventry City) vinner en frispark på egen planhalva.

Frispark mot Stephen Humphrys (Southend United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fleetwood11003123
2Blackpool11002023
3Lincoln City11002023
4Wycombe11002023
5Rochdale11003213
6Rotherham11002113
7Coventry11001013
8Ipswich11001013
9Shrewsbury11001013
10Doncaster10101101
11Gillingham10101101
12Oxford Utd10101101
13Sunderland10101101
14MK Dons00000000
15Tranmere100123-10
16Wimbledon100112-10
17Burton100101-10
18Portsmouth100101-10
19Southend100101-10
20Peterborough100113-20
21Accrington100102-20
22Bristol Rovers100102-20
23Bury0000000-12
24Bolton100102-2-12
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