MX23RW : Friday, April 23 07:26:09| >> :120:49968:49968:

Result: Coventry 1-0 Derby: Max Biamou boosts Coventry's survival hopes

Max Biamou netted the winner.

Derby were sucked back into the Championship relegation dogfight as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at fellow strugglers Coventry.

Derby boss Wayne Rooney had shuffled his pack with six changes from the side which suffered a 4-0 drubbing at Cardiff in midweek.

But the Rams, who earlier announced that they would be stopping taking a knee before kick-off, were left reeling as Max Biamou netted for Coventry, a cool finish which ultimately proved the difference between the sides.

It was a vital win for Coventry, who are reportedly close to finalising a deal to return to the Ricoh Arena next season.

They moved alongside Derby, six points above the bottom three.

Arguably, the visitors did not do enough to take anything from the game, struggling to create clear-cut chances while the Sky Blues looked the more dangerous.

Coventry, who had made two changes from the 2-1 home defeat to Middlesbrough in midweek, got off to a fine start.

Gustavo Hamer saw a free-kick saved after 10 minutes and shortly after Biamou capitalised on a misplaced Nathan Byrne pass before racing forward and slotting home.

The home side, with their tails up, went close to a second as Callum O'Hare released Fankaty Dabo on a marauding run down the right and his cross-shot was agonisingly missed by Biamou.

The visitors nearly had a way back into the game with a double chance in the 25th minute. Patrick Roberts saw a low shot deflected for a corner before Matt Clarke was denied by Ben Wilson.

Clarke saw a far-post header go wide while, at the other end, Leo Ostigard sent an effort over as Coventry went into the break with a slender advantage.

Both sides came out with plenty of endeavour after the break but found it hard to fashion clear chances.

The Rams' seven-goal top scorer Colin Kazim-Richards, who netted in a 1-1 draw against Coventry earlier this season, flashed a header wide.

But it was Coventry who went closest when a fierce drive from Matty James rattled against the post with Kelle Roos beaten.

Biamou could have had his second as he hit a well-struck effort wide after beating the offside trap while substitute Louie Watson blazed off target from distance as the visitors became more desperate.

ID:438115: cacheID:438115:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:4366:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Swansea City's Connor Roberts celebrates scoring against Stoke City in the Championship on March 3, 2021
Read Next:
Saturday's Championship predictions including Swansea City vs. Middlesbrough
>

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Premier League
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Scottish League Two
Turkish Super Lig
Ukrainian Premier League
NIFL Premiership
League of Ireland Premier
Welsh Premier League
Belarusian Premier League
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Eerste Divisie
Copa Libertadores
Copa Sudamericana
AFC Champions League
Australian A-League
Chinese Super League playoffs
Premier League 2 - Div 1
Premier League 2 - Div 2
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
2Watford432510860283285
3Bournemouth4322111073423177
4Swansea CitySwansea4322101152341876
5Brentford422015772413175
6Barnsley43228135546974
7Reading4319111357461168
8Queens Park RangersQPR431711155151062
9Cardiff CityCardiff4316131459471261
10Middlesbrough43179175148360
11Millwall431417124244-259
12Luton TownLuton42169173646-1057
13Stoke CityStoke431414154749-256
14Preston North EndPreston43157214455-1152
15Bristol City43156224258-1651
16Coventry CityCoventry431312184258-1651
17Blackburn RoversBlackburn431311195449550
18Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest431214173542-750
19Birmingham CityBirmingham431213183351-1849
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield431211204563-1847
21Derby CountyDerby431110223151-2043
22Rotherham UnitedRotherham41116244256-1439
23Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds43129223655-1939
24Wycombe WanderersWycombe43910243467-3337

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!