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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 Derby County 34 65
2 Middlesbrough 34 63
3 Norwich City 34 62
4 Watford 34 62
5 Bournemouth 34 60
6 Ipswich Town 34 60
7 Brentford 34 58
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 57
9 Nottingham Forest 34 50
10 Sheffield Wednesday 34 46
11 Blackburn Rovers 34 45
12 Charlton Athletic 34 42
13 Birmingham City 34 42
14 Huddersfield Town 34 42
15 Cardiff City 34 41
16 Leeds United 34 41
17 Bolton Wanderers 34 40
18 Reading 34 40
19 Fulham 34 39
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 34 37
21 Rotherham United 34 37
22 Millwall 34 31
23 Wigan Athletic 34 28
24 Blackpool 34 22

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