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Ricoh Arena (ATT 12,130) 23rd February 2005 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: R Beeby

Coventry Coventry City vs Wigan Athletic Wigan

Latics go top with win

Last Updated: 23/02/05 10:00pm

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Wigan returned to the summit of The Championship with a gritty 2-1 win at struggling Coventry.

Goals from Gary Teale and Nathan Ellington sandwiched a penalty from Gary McSheffrey to lift The Latics back above Ipswich.

The Sky Blues are battling for their lives at the foot of the table and remain dangerously placed just above the relegation spots.

Teale showed tremendous awareness to open the scoring on eight minutes, as he slammed home after a long ball bounced off Jason Roberts and into his path.

Coventry were not overawed and clawed themselves level on 22 minutes when McSheffrey slotted home from the spot after winning himself a penalty.

Jimmy Bullard, Lee McCulloch, Gareth Whalley and Ellington wasted chances to restore Wigan's lead before the break, while at the other end Trevor Benjamin hit a post and John Filan made a fantastic double save to thwart Michael Doyle and McSheffrey.

Coventry continued to create and waste openings after the break and they were made to pay for their profligacy when Ellington smashed home a superb volley 20 minutes from time to catapult Wigan to the top of the pile.

Matches

Table

Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 46 90
2 Watford 46 89
3 Norwich City 46 86
4 Middlesbrough 46 85
5 Brentford 46 78
6 Ipswich Town 46 78
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 78
8 Derby County 46 77
9 Blackburn Rovers 46 67
10 Birmingham City 46 63
11 Cardiff City 46 62
12 Charlton Athletic 46 60
13 Sheffield Wednesday 46 60
14 Nottingham Forest 46 59
15 Leeds United 46 56
16 Huddersfield Town 46 55
17 Fulham 46 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 46 51
19 Reading 46 50
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 46 47
21 Rotherham United 46 46
22 Millwall 46 41
23 Wigan Athletic 46 39
24 Blackpool 46 26

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