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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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Pos Team P Pts
1 Watford 44 85
2 Bournemouth 44 84
3 Middlesbrough 44 84
4 Norwich City 44 82
5 Derby County 44 76
6 Ipswich Town 44 75
7 Brentford 44 72
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 44 72
9 Blackburn Rovers 43 60
10 Charlton Athletic 44 60
11 Nottingham Forest 44 59
12 Sheffield Wednesday 44 59
13 Cardiff City 44 56
14 Birmingham City 43 54
15 Huddersfield Town 44 53
16 Leeds United 44 52
17 Bolton Wanderers 44 51
18 Fulham 44 49
19 Reading 42 47
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 44 46
21 Rotherham United 43 44
22 Millwall 43 40
23 Wigan Athletic 44 39
24 Blackpool 44 25

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