|LAST HOME MATCH|
3rd March 2007
COVENTRY CITY 2 HULL CITY 0
City's run of good form under new manager Iain Dowie continued with a well-earned victory over Hull City.
Two first-half goals from Doyle and McKenzie made it 8 points out of a possible 15 and spread the gap between City and the relegation battle.
Both Hughes and Tabb had early shots on goal and City opened the scoring from the penalty spot after 20 minutes when Stephen Hughes was brought down in the box. Doyle stepped up to take the spot kick and found the back of net with a shot to the bottom-right hand corner.
City increased their lead in the 34th minute when a cross from Isaac Osbourne was headed into the net from close range by Leon McKenzie.
After the interval, Hull had several attempts on the Coventry goal with Marshall producing some excellent saves to retain City's lead, most notably from Dean Windass at point-blank range.
By the middle of the 2nd half, Coventry were starting to run out of steam and Birchall was brought on to replace Jay Tabb who had given an excellent performance right from the start.
In the final few minutes, Michael Mifsud was brought on to replace goalscorer Leon McKenzie and new signing Khalilou Fadiga was brought on to replace Isaac Osbourne. City managed to hold on to their two goal advantage and earn themselves a well-deserved 3 points.
MARTIN'S CITY MAN OF THE MATCH : Andy Marshall (several great saves, particularly the one from Dean Windass)