First Coventry City Win Of The Season

Coventry City 1-0 Plymouth Argyle 
 
City:  O'Brien. Mason, Willis, Hyam. Sterling, Doyle, Ogogo, Bayliss, Hiwula (Shipley 80), Bakayoko (Biamou 73), Andreu (Thomas 73), Subs: Burge, Grimmer, Ponticelli, Thompson
 
Plymouth: Macey, Moore, Canavan, Wootton, Smith-Brown, Conor Grant (Lameiras 46) , Songo'o (Fox 7),, Ness, Carey, Joel Grant (Taylor 53),  5Ladapo. Subs: Sawyer, Edwards, Wylde, Letheran
 
ATT 11,453
 
Goals Amadou Bakayoko 42 pen
 
Sent Off James Ness 57
 
Coventry City picked up their first win of the season with a 1-0 win against Plymouth Argyle.
 
Game four of the season after the Carabao Cup exit on Tuesday night at Oxford United, saw Plymouth Argyle make the trek up to the Ricoh Arena to take on a City side who had brought in Luke Thomas on loan from Derby County until January.
 
On this day in 1962, Coventry City wore Sky Blue shirts for the first time and today, they were wearing Sky Blue for this game which saw four changes from Tuesday night and former City winger on the bench for the visitors who had 1,595 fans with them.
 
Tom Bayliss was the first to have a chance for City, volleying over in the seventh minute with Andreu firing at Macey eight minutes later.
 
City's ball retention was a lot better than it was again Oxford and they were able to put together a couple of good moves just after the half hour mark. 
 
The second led a corner being cleared and a chance for Graham Carey to smack into the side netting on O'Brien's right hand side.
 
A good shot from Bayliss won a corner in a game which needed a goal and it came in the 42nd minute when the Sky Blues were awarded a penalty when Hiwula was brought down and Amadou Bakayoko just beat Matt Macey with his spot kick to give City a lead they took into the break. 
 
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Ruben Lameiras came on for the Pilgrims at the break and it was the visitors who were first to show with Joel Grant, one of three players in the Plymouth squad with the surname Grant, firing wide.
 
As the police helicopter circled over the ground, Liam O'Brien got down to his left to push away a Carey shot for a 52nd minute corner. 
 
In the 57th minute, Plymouth were down to ten men when James Ness was sent off for a second bookable offence.
 
Andreu sent a free kick well over and good work from Bakayoko saw the ball go to Bayliss who won a corner which was seized up by Dominic Hyam who fired just wide.
 
Thanks to another surging run, Bakayoko, who worked his socks off, drove wide for a City side who had Mason, Hyam and Willis all looking comfortable behind Michael Doyle.
 
Mark Robins went for a double change in the 73rd minute and gave a debut to Luke Thomas who went wide right and swapped Bakayoko with Max Biamou.
 
Jordan Shipley replace Hiwula with ten to go of a game and launched a stunning shot that was beaten away for a corner.
 
With seven minutes left, Fox went down in the penalty area. The Argyle fans appealed for a penalty but all they got was a booking for Ryan Taylor.
 
Shipley had another shot pushed away by Macey for a corner and then he lobbed Macey but also the crossbar.
 
Five minutes were added on but City did had done enough and took the win.