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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 Derby County 18 35
2 Bournemouth 18 32
3 Middlesbrough 18 32
4 Ipswich Town 18 31
5 Brentford 18 31
6 Blackburn Rovers 18 30
7 Watford 18 29
8 Nottingham Forest 18 28
9 Charlton Athletic 18 28
10 Norwich City 18 27
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 27
12 Cardiff City 18 26
13 Sheffield Wednesday 18 22
14 Huddersfield Town 18 21
15 Reading 18 21
16 Leeds United 18 20
17 Fulham 18 19
18 Millwall 18 19
19 Birmingham City 18 19
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 18 18
21 Bolton Wanderers 18 18
22 Rotherham United 18 18
23 Wigan Athletic 18 17
24 Blackpool 18 8

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