Coventry 2 – Boro 0- Points secure for The Sky Blues at Coventry Building Society Arena

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On Saturday, Middlesbrough suffer an away defeat to Coventry City at Coventry Building Society Arena. Coventry arrived at the game looking pick up points after losing their last game 2-0 to Queens Park Rangers while Boro are struggling for form following a draw in their last match. As the table looks today, Coventry are in 6th place, with 12 points from 6 matches, while Boro sit in 15th, with 6 points from 6.

After an un-eventful first half, Coventry applied pressure in the second and were rewarded, with Viktor Gyokeres finding the net, at 71 minutes. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Martyn Waghorn just before the final whistle with a final score of 2-0.

Both teams used all available substitutes. For Coventry, Michael Rose, Todd Kane and Matt Godden, came on for Jake Clarke-Salter, Ian Maatsen and Martyn Waghorn, Boro brought on James Lea Siliki, Andraz Sporar and Duncan Watmore to replace Uche Ikpeazu, Onel Hernandez and Isaiah Jones.

There were bookings for Gustavo Hamer from Coventry. For Boro, Jonny Howson, Souleymane Bamba and Grant Hall saw yellow.

Coventry will play at home against Cardiff City, while Boro will face Nottingham Forest away.

Technical card:
Coventry City: Simon Moore, Viktor Gyokeres, Gustavo Hamer, Jake Clarke-Salter (Michael Rose, min.76), Ian Maatsen (Todd Kane, min.83), Fankaty Dabo, Dominic Hyam, Callum O`Hare, Martyn Waghorn (Matt Godden, min.90), Jamie Allen and Kyle McFadzean
Middlesbrough: Paddy McNair, Uche Ikpeazu (James Lea Siliki, min.62), Isaiah Jones (Duncan Watmore, min.76), Joe Lumley, Jonny Howson, Matt Crooks, Onel Hernandez (Andraz Sporar, min.63), Marcus Tavernier, Dael Fry, Grant Hall, Anfernee Dijksteel and Souleymane Bamba
Stadium: Coventry Building Society Arena
Goals: Viktor Gyokeres (1-0, min. 71) and Martyn Waghorn (2-0, min. 90)