13 October 2019 14:05
Coventry had 19 attempts on goal but only managed one on target Corey Blackett-Taylor's late goal earned lowly Tranmere a gritty victory away at Coventry City. The hosts had 71 per cent possession and 19 attempts on goal, but like their opponents they only managed one on target. Rovers, who move up to 18th following their third league win of the season, made theirs count with seven minutes remaining when Blackett-Taylor fired the ball into the bottom corner with his left foot. The Sky Blues remain seventh, having lost back-to back matches. Coventry were largely in control from the off but created little in the first half with Jordy Hiwula going closest with a miss-hit volley which went over the crossbar.
But they started to create clear chances in the second half. Zain Westbrooke showed fantastic composure to tee up Matty Godden, but the striker blazed his effort over the bar from 12 yards out. Godden came close yet again when a superb pass from Jordan Shipley found him all alone just inside the box, only for the striker's effort to come back off the post. The home side were made to pay after 83 minutes when Blackett-Taylor got on to a Keiron Morris flick-on to drill a superb left-footed effort past goalkeeper Marko Marosi. Coventry face Tranmere in Sky Bet League One on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Football from 11.30am.
Striker Jordan Ponticelli, who is on loan from Coventry, will also be unavailable. Neil Danns will miss the clash as he is on international duty with Guyana, while David Perkins, Sid Nelson, Calum Woods, Morgan Ferrier, Jacob Maddox, Ishmael Miller, Evan Gumbs, Mark Ellis and Kane Wilson remain absent. Recent form Coventry's unbeaten start to the season came to a crushing end at Rotherham last weekend as they were thumped 4-0. They have, however, picked up five wins and a draw from their six games at St Andrew's so far. Coventry vs Tranmere Live on Tranmere, meanwhile, have lost their last two and have picked up just one win in eight. They also have just two wins all season and one of those came against Bolton before their takeover. What the managers said… Coventry boss Mark Robins: "It's been really quick. I was told of an approach from Sunderland on Wednesday afternoon. [On Thursday] the club had started negotiations on a contract and straightaway I said I didn't want to leave. "I'm totally committed here. The work we've done over the last two-and-a-half or three years has been really good and I've got a real affinity and a real connection with this place, so it would take something special for me to move anywhere else." Tranmere boss Micky Mellon: "We are looking forward to it, we know that we are capable of causing them problems, we have shown that in the past, the evidence in the past definitely says that we are able to cause the better teams in this league big problems. "We have to work on the consistency of it, we have to keep working day-to-day and game-to-game and keep improving all the time." Talking point - Coventry's unlikely fortress? It is a strange quirk of Coventry's season that their home form has been so exemplary, particularly when you consider the fact they are playing their 'home' games at St Andrew's in Birmingham this season. Their 1-1 draw with Doncaster a fortnight ago was the first time they failed to win at home in 2019/20, previously winning their opening five, scoring nine goals and conceding just three. The form guide suggests their fine home run will continue, as Tranmere have picked up just a point in five games on the road thus far. Latest highlights 2:06 Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Rotherham and Coventry Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Rotherham and Coventry 1:28 Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Tranmere and Shrewsbury Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Tranmere and Shrewsbury Opta stats There has yet to be a draw in a league fixture between Coventry and Tranmere, Coventry winning five and losing seven. Coventry have won five of their seven home league games against Tranmere (L2), although Tranmere won 5-1 in the last encounter in November 2013. Coventry are unbeaten in their last nine home league games (W6 D3), they last went on a longer run in November 2016 (11 games unbeaten). Tranmere are yet to register a win on the road in League One so far this season (D1 L4), with their winless run stretching back to April (9 games - D3 L6). Tranmere are the only League One club yet to score in the opening 30 minutes this season, with their earliest goal coming in the 38th minute. Prutton's prediction Coventry were unbeaten until they went to Rotherham last week, but that thumping brought them back down to earth a little. They still have a 100 per cent record at home, though. Tranmere look in a little bit of trouble. They have just two wins all season and one of those came against a very weak Bolton. Home win for me here. David Prutton predicts: 2-1 (15/2 with Sky Bet) Coventry will uncover about to kickstart their promotion push after a rocky few weeks when Tranmere advance to town on Sunday. Tag Robins' men gain received comely indubitably one of their final four league video games and were downed 4-0 at Rotherham final weekend. Football League TV fixtures 2019/20 Tranmere are in a dire dwelling in the league appropriate now, sitting 20th with comely two wins all season. But a 2-1 result over Aston Villa U21s in the Football League Trophy on Tuesday will gain raised their spirits forward of Sunday's noon kick off. RadioTimes.com has rounded up every little thing it be most vital to know regarding the appropriate technique to explore the Coventry v Tranmere recreation on TV and online. What time is the Coventry v Tranmere recreation? Coventry v Tranmere will kick off at 12: 00pm on Sunday 13th October 2019. explore and live circulation Coventry v Tranmere Some of our articles beget contextual affiliate hyperlinks. You would pork up us by clicking on these as we could gain commission if you happen to're making a accumulate utter. 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