FOOTBALL - Wright goal earns Coventry City home win against Plymouth - The Coventry Observer

FOOTBALL - Wright goal earns Coventry City home win against Plymouth

Coventry Editorial 29th Nov, 2023 Updated: 29th Nov, 2023   0

HAJI Wright’s fifth goal of the season helped Coventry City to a 1-0 win against Plymouth Argyle as the Sky Blues secured a first home victory since the start of October.

Wright scored the game’s only goal on 75 minutes at the Coventry Building Society Arena to ensure City recorded back-to-back league victories for just the second time this season.

And the result means the Sky Blues sit 15th in the Championship table, eight points outside of the play-off places.

Plymouth had the game’s first chance when Morgan Whittaker won possession just inside the Coventry half before sending an audacious lob well wide of the target.

The Sky Blues responded with a chance of their own as Allen ran onto a long ball over the top only to skew a shot several yards wide of the goal.

Argyle went close at the other end when Liam Kitching deflected a cross towards goal as City goalkeeper Brad Collins made a smart save low down to his left to push the ball behind for a corner.

The home side’s best chances of the first half fell to Ben Sheaf as the midfielder curled an effort inches wide of the post from the edge of the penalty area.

And soon after, Sheaf controlled Jake Bidwell’s free-kick from the right at the back post only for Plymouth keeper Michael Cooper to deny the midfielder from close range.

After the break, visiting midfielder Luke Cundle dragged a low effort a couple of yards wide from 20-yards out.

And Argyle spurned their best opening of the match when Lewis Gibson volleyed over the crossbar from 10-yards out after City failed to clear their lines at a corner.

However, the Sky Blues won the game on 75 minutes when Wright finished into the top left corner from Milan van Ewijk’s cutback despite Plymouth protesting the ball had gone out of play.

Coventry are next in action away at Ipswich Town on Saturday, December 2 with kick-off at 3pm at Portman Road.

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