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Wycombe Wanderers 1-4 Coventry City

Coventry striker Matt Godden celebrated the second of his three goals against Wycombe at Adams Park with Jordan Shipley
Coventry striker Matt Godden celebrated the second of his three goals against Wycombe at Adams Park with Jordan Shipley

Matt Godden's superb hat-trick consigned Wycombe Wanderers to a third successive defeat as Coventry City thrashed the League One leaders at Adams Park.

Godden's treble - his first goals in over three months - and a wonderful strike from Sam McCallum were just reward for a brilliant showing.

After their second straight win over Christmas, Coventry remain firmly in the mix for automatic promotion, climbing to fifth in the table.

They are now just two points behind second-placed Oxford United, and with a game in hand on most rival teams as Bury's demise left the Sky Blues without a fixture on Boxing Day.

McCallum had Mark Robins' side in front after just three minutes, curling in a glorious effort with his right foot after cutting in from the left.

Wycombe's equaliser 10 minutes later was their solitary bright moment, Adebayo Akinfenwa rolling in past Marko Marosi after latching on to Sido Jombati's flick-on.

The Wycombe full-back turned villain just a minute later when he upended McCallum when through on goal. Referee Kevin Johnson awarded a penalty which Godden put away.

Godden then rounded Wycombe goalkeeper Ryan Allsop to tap home for Coventry's third at the end of a slick passing move just before half-time.

He lashed home his third just after the interval when Jordan Shipley's sublime pass put Godden through to cap off a fine performance.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Allsop
  • 2Coelho JombatiBooked at 16mins
  • 5Stewart
  • 16Phillips
  • 3JacobsonBooked at 23mins
  • 18ThompsonSubstituted forFreemanat 62'minutes
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 28Ofoborh
  • 11KashketSubstituted forSmythat 66'minutes
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 7WheelerBooked at 73minsSubstituted forParkerat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Pattison
  • 13Yates
  • 15Mascoll
  • 17Smyth
  • 22Freeman
  • 25Samuel
  • 27Parker

Coventry

  • 1MarosiBooked at 81mins
  • 4Rose
  • 5McFadzean
  • 15HyamBooked at 66mins
  • 23Dabo
  • 20Walsh
  • 6Kelly
  • 31McCallum
  • 25WestbrookeSubstituted forO'Hareat 80'minutes
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forAllenat 89'minutes
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forBakayokoat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Mason
  • 8Allen
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 13Wilson
  • 16Pask
  • 17O'Hare
  • 21Bakayoko
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
7,533

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Coventry City 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Coventry City 4.

Michael Rose (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Parker (Wycombe Wanderers).

Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Parker (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jamie Allen replaces Jordan Shipley.

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

Foul by Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers).

Offside, Coventry City. Fankaty Dabo tries a through ball, but Amadou Bakayoko is caught offside.

Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Parker (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City).

Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Marko Marosi (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Callum O'Hare replaces Zain Westbrooke.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Josh Parker replaces David Wheeler.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Matt Godden.

Booking

David Wheeler (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Michael Rose (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Wheeler (Wycombe Wanderers).

Offside, Coventry City. Sam McCallum tries a through ball, but Jordan Shipley is caught offside.

Offside, Wycombe Wanderers. Sido Jombati tries a through ball, but Paul Smyth is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Joe Jacobson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jordan Shipley.

Booking

Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dominic Hyam (Coventry City).

Paul Smyth (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paul Smyth replaces Scott Kashket.

Sam McCallum (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Kashket (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nnamdi Ofoborh.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Nick Freeman replaces Curtis Thompson.

Foul by Matt Godden (Coventry City).

Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kyle McFadzean (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City).

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Zain Westbrooke (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sam McCallum.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe23127431211043
2Oxford Utd22116541212039
3Rotherham23115740241638
4Ipswich22107532211137
5Coventry2291033024637
6Peterborough23106743321136
7Bristol Rovers2210663027336
8Fleetwood2110563628835
9Portsmouth229763327634
10Blackpool2381053126534
11Gillingham238872723432
12Shrewsbury228862123-232
13Sunderland218762722531
14Burton228682827130
15Accrington237883331229
16Doncaster207763123828
17Lincoln City2283112627-127
18Wimbledon2365122835-723
19Rochdale2364132540-1522
20Tranmere2256112639-1321
21MK Dons2363142336-1321
22Southend2315172664-388
23Bolton204791542-277
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