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Ricoh Arena (ATT 21,161) 24th September 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: I Williamson

Coventry Coventry City vs Hull City Hull City

Welsh at the double for Hull

By Rob Lancaster.   Last Updated: 24/09/05 6:27pm

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A goal in each half from John Welsh helped 10-man Hull to a 2-0 victory over Coventry at the Ricoh Arena.

The midfielder, who is on season-long loan from Liverpool, grabbed both the visitors' goals as they managed to claim the three points, despite Mark Lynch being sent-off with 20 minutes to play.

The Sky Blues will be cursing their inability to take their chances as they continue to struggle in their impressive new home.

Michael Doyle had their opening opportunity but Boaz Myhill was alert enough to tip over the 25-yard drive as the hosts started brightly.

However, Hull managed to weather the early storm and broke the deadlock in the 17th minute when Welsh drilled the ball past Bywater from the edge of the penalty area.

Damien Delaney went close to doubling the lead soon after, while on-loan Sunderland front-man Chris Brown failed to hit the target from strike partner Craig Fagan's centre.

Coventry boss Micky Adams saw his side come out all guns blazing after the break with Roland Edge and the woodwork twice denying Dele Adebola an equaliser.

Lynch's dismissal for a second bookable offence meant Hull came under further pressure but they hit their opponents on the break to wrap up the win.

Welsh again beat Bywater with a long-range effort, this time a right-foot curler, to double the away team's advantage and kill off Coventry's hopes of getting anything out of the game.

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Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 22 42
2 Ipswich Town 22 41
3 Brentford 22 40
4 Middlesbrough 22 39
5 Derby County 22 39
6 Watford 22 38
7 Norwich City 22 34
8 Blackburn Rovers 22 34
9 Nottingham Forest 22 31
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 22 31
11 Cardiff City 22 30
12 Charlton Athletic 22 30
13 Fulham 22 28
14 Sheffield Wednesday 22 28
15 Birmingham City 22 28
16 Bolton Wanderers 22 26
17 Reading 22 25
18 Leeds United 22 24
19 Rotherham United 22 24
20 Huddersfield Town 22 24
21 Millwall 22 23
22 Brighton and Hove Albion 22 19
23 Wigan Athletic 22 17
24 Blackpool 22 13

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