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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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1 Bournemouth 39 73
2 Watford 39 72
3 Middlesbrough 39 72
4 Norwich City 39 70
5 Derby County 39 67
6 Ipswich Town 39 67
7 Brentford 39 66
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 39 65
9 Nottingham Forest 39 57
10 Blackburn Rovers 39 54
11 Charlton Athletic 39 54
12 Sheffield Wednesday 39 53
13 Leeds United 39 52
14 Cardiff City 39 51
15 Birmingham City 38 47
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 39 45
17 Bolton Wanderers 39 45
18 Huddersfield Town 39 44
19 Reading 38 44
20 Fulham 39 43
21 Rotherham United 39 40
22 Wigan Athletic 39 35
23 Millwall 39 33
24 Blackpool 39 23

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