West Bromwich Albion climbed back into the Championship top six as they scored a goal in each half to win a Midlands derby against lacklustre Coventry City.
Grady Diangana put the Baggies ahead on 17 minutes when he slid home from close range after Coventry keeper Ben Wilson parried the ball to him.
Matt Phillips then brilliantly set up Brandon Thomas-Asante for a superb second goal as Albion went route one to finish off the hosts.
Coventry striker Haji Wright had earlier wasted a great chance to equalise when through on goal, but there was nothing else left in the tank from the Sky Blues as they slid to a third straight league defeat.
It leaves Mark Robins’ side still 20th, although only eight points behind fifth-placed Albion in table that remains tight.
More to follow.
- 4ThomasSubstituted forLatibeaudiereat 66′minutes
- 15KitchingBooked at 73mins
- 27van EwijkBooked at 55minsSubstituted forO’Hareat 66′minutes
- 8AllenSubstituted forGoddenat 77′minutes
- 11WrightSubstituted forSimmsat 77′minutes
- 4KipréBooked at 45mins
- 5BartleyBooked at 68mins
- 15PietersBooked at 75mins
- 26Ávila GordónSubstituted forFurlongat 81′minutes
- 14ChalobahBooked at 37minsSubstituted forThomas-Asanteat 53′minutes
- 35YokusluBooked at 73mins
- 27MowattSubstituted forMolumbyat 81′minutes
- 10PhillipsBooked at 90mins
- 7J WallaceSubstituted forTownsendat 64′minutes
- 11DianganaSubstituted forFellowsat 81′minutes
- Peter Bankes
Match ends, Coventry City 0, West Bromwich Albion 2.
Second Half ends, Coventry City 0, West Bromwich Albion 2.
Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Matt Godden (Coventry City).
Erik Pieters (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Ben Sheaf (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jay Dasilva with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Cédric Kipré.
Attempt blocked. Matt Godden (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Sheaf.
Attempt missed. Josh Eccles (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Offside, Coventry City. Liam Kitching tries a through ball, but Matt Godden is caught offside.
Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Tom Fellows replaces Grady Diangana.
Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Darnell Furlong replaces Pipa.
Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Jayson Molumby replaces Alex Mowatt.
Substitution, Coventry City. Ellis Simms replaces Haji Wright.
Substitution, Coventry City. Matt Godden replaces Jamie Allen.
Attempt missed. Brandon Thomas-Asante (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Erik Pieters (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Offside, West Bromwich Albion. Erik Pieters tries a through ball, but Brandon Thomas-Asante is caught offside.
Foul by Tatsuhiro Sakamoto (Coventry City).
Conor Townsend (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.