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Sixfields Stadium (ATT 1,637) 5th March 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Coventry Coventry City vs Walsall Walsall

Coventry 2

C Wilson (22)
N Delfouneso (84)

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Walsall 1

M Benning (54)

Delfouneso downs Walsall

Last Updated: 05/03/14 10:28pm

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Nathan Delfouneso: Bagged Coventry's winner

Nathan Delfouneso: Bagged Coventry's winner

Nathan Delfouneso's late winner secured three points for Coventry in the West Midlands derby as they beat Walsall 2-1 at Sixfields.

Callum Wilson opened the scoring with his first since his return from a long-term shoulder injury.

Malvind Benning equalised for the Saddlers before Delfouneso's first for the Sky Blues since his arrival from Aston Villa on loan made sure City moved six points away from the drop zone.

The Sky Blues took the lead after 22 minutes, when after some good link-up play with Chuba Akpom, Wilson raced through unopposed to slot the ball past Richard O'Donnoll for his 16th of the season.

But the Saddlers got the equaliser after 53 minutes when Febian Brandy's effort inside the area was parried by Joe Murphy and Benning tapped in the rebound from three yards for his first of the campaign.

Delfouneso came on for Akpom after 62 minutes, and the striker scored the winner in the 84th minute when he diverted Michael Petrasso's cross in from eight yards out.

The result leaves Walsall five points off the play-offs and winless in their last six outings.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
5 Sheffield United 33 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30

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