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Southend United 0-2 Coventry City

Coventry moved into the League One automatic-promotion places with a 2-0 victory at relegation-doomed Southend.

The Sky Blues were denied by the woodwork on three occasions at a blustery Roots Hall but made sure of the win with goals from substitutes Callum O'Hare and Maxime Biamou.

Mark Robins' side came close to opening the scoring in the 28th minute when Jordan Shipley struck the outside of the left post.

Liam Walsh then curled a 25-yard free-kick against the crossbar before City broke the deadlock on the hour mark when O'Hare ran from deep before sending a low effort into the bottom right-hand corner of the net.

With City remaining on top, Sam McCallum curled a free-kick against the top of the crossbar before the visitors doubled their lead in the 79th minute with Biamou on target.

The Frenchman shrugged off the attentions of Shrimpers defender Miles Mitchell-Nelson before sending a 12-yard shot into the bottom corner to seal a fourth straight league win for City.

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Line-ups

Southend

  • 1OxleySubstituted forTaylorat 86'minutes
  • 2Bwomono
  • 47Mitchell-Nelson
  • 8Dieng
  • 33Clifford
  • 34Egbri
  • 5Milligan
  • 18Mantom
  • 25BarrattSubstituted forHutchinsonat 79'minutes
  • 14GoodshipSubstituted forCokerat 68'minutes
  • 23Kelman

Substitutes

  • 27Kyprianou
  • 32Acquah
  • 36Hutchinson
  • 41Rush
  • 43Kinali
  • 45Taylor
  • 46Coker

Coventry

  • 1Marosi
  • 4Rose
  • 5McFadzean
  • 15Hyam
  • 23DaboBooked at 31minsSubstituted forPaskat 69'minutes
  • 6Kelly
  • 20Walsh
  • 31McCallum
  • 25WestbrookeSubstituted forBiamouat 56'minutes
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forO'Hareat 55'minutes
  • 24Godden

Substitutes

  • 8Allen
  • 9Biamou
  • 13Wilson
  • 16Pask
  • 17O'Hare
  • 18Giles
  • 21Bakayoko
Referee:
Sam Purkiss
Attendance:
7,278

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home7
Away14
Shots on Target
Home0
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 0, Coventry City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Coventry City 2.

Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Clifford (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Sam McCallum (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Liam Walsh (Coventry City).

Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Matt Godden (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Maxime Biamou with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Callum Taylor replaces Mark Oxley because of an injury.

Foul by Josh Pask (Coventry City).

Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Kenny Coker.

Attempt blocked. Kyle McFadzean (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum O'Hare.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Miles Mitchell-Nelson.

Liam Walsh (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Milligan (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Isaac Hutchinson replaces Sam Barratt.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, Coventry City 2. Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Matt Godden (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kenny Coker (Southend United).

Foul by Josh Pask (Coventry City).

Mark Milligan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Matt Godden (Coventry City).

Attempt missed. Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Coventry City).

Charlie Kelman (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Josh Pask replaces Fankaty Dabo.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Kenny Coker replaces Brandon Goodship.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Timothee Dieng.

Attempt blocked. Matt Godden (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum O'Hare.

Foul by Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City).

Sam Barratt (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Matt Godden (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, Coventry City 1. Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam McCallum.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Maxime Biamou replaces Zain Westbrooke.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Callum O'Hare replaces Jordan Shipley.

Attempt blocked. Sam Barratt (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Dominic Hyam.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham31176856322457
2Coventry301512343281557
3Wycombe3216884136556
4Peterborough331671065392655
5Sunderland31159742261654
6Portsmouth30158745301553
7Ipswich321410845311452
8Fleetwood30149746351151
9Doncaster31139947311648
10Gillingham31111373830846
11Oxford Utd30129947341345
12Burton311110104242043
13Bristol Rovers31119113542-742
14Accrington31109124546-139
15Lincoln City33115174144-338
16Blackpool30910113939037
17Shrewsbury30811112536-1135
18MK Dons3196163342-933
19Rochdale3196163551-1633
20Wimbledon3179153746-930
21Tranmere3058172853-2523
22Southend3137213378-4516
23Bolton2958162461-3711
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