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REPORT: Coventry City 1-3 Blackburn Rovers - Sky Blues defeated in Carabao Cup First Round

Duckens Nazon's first Sky Blues goal not enough as City exit the Carabao Cup.

8 August 2017

The Sky Blues have exited the Carabao Cup after a 3-1 defeat to League One side Blackburn Rovers...

Duckens Nazon got himself on the scoresheet on his full-debut but his first-half goal was not enough to avoid defeat.

A volley from Corry Evans along with deflected goals from Richie Smallwood and former Coventry loan-star Dominic Samuel gave the away side victory and progression into the second round.

The first clear cut chance of the game fell on ten minutes. Jordan Shipley’s set-piece was curled brilliantly towards Maxime Biamou who rose highest in the area but his header was straight into the hands of David Raya in the Blackburn net.

It was however the visitors who opened the scoring. Evans chopped inside brilliantly before delicately placing a half-volley up and over Liam O’Brien into the far top corner.

Former Sky Blues favourite, Samuel got himself into some threatening areas moments later, forcing two good saves from O’Brien and making Blackburn appear all the more likely to increase their advantage.

Nevertheless, it would be Nazon, making his full debut for Coventry after joining on-loan from Wolves last week, who would draw the sides level. Jack Grimmer burst clear down the right-hand side and forced a good save from Raya but the Spaniard could only push it to Nazon who powered it home from close-range.

Nazon then came close to making it two goals in five minutes after getting the better of Derrick Williams at wing-back and charging forward into the area. His shot at goal pinballed around the six-yard box before somehow being hooked clear by Charlie Mulgrew.

Smallwood only joined Blackburn in the summer but made an instant impact just shy of the half-hour mark. The former Middlesbrough man fired an optimistic effort from range which, after a what looked like a deflection, found its way into the net. Despite their hard work the Sky Blues were once again behind.

The Sky Blues started the second-half strong, but Nazon was left to rue his missed chances yet again when Samuel appeared in the area to make it 3-1. This time the deflection was clear, as his close-range shot clipped the heel of Grimmer and nestled in the net.

Yellow: Camwell, Evans, Samuel.

Attendance: 5,372 (620)


Coventry City XI: O'Brien (GK), Grimmer, Hyam, McDonald (C), Camwell, Stevenson, Shipley, Dev. Kelly-Evans (Beavon 62'), Nazon, Jones (Finn 74'), Biamou (Ponticelli 62').

Coventry City Subs: Charles-Cook (GK), Pearson, Di. Kelly-Evans, Maycock.

Blackburn Rovers XI: Raya (GK), Nyambe, Williams, Smallwood, Feeney (Gladwin 66'), Samuel, Mulgrew (C) (Doyle 75'), Ward, Caddis, Evans (Chapman 70'), Bennett.

Blackburn Rovers Subs: Leutwiler (GK), Graham, Whittingham, Tomlinson.

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TICKETS: Sky Blues face Blackburn tonight at the Ricoh Arena

Reduced prices tickets for the Carabao Cup tie - and Early Bird Season Ticket purchasers get in for free...

8 August 2017

The Sky Blues face Blackburn Rovers tonight at the Ricoh Arena in the Carabao Cup first round, with tickets discounted for the encounter.

Former Manager Tony Mowbray returns to the Ricoh as Rovers boss, with the Sky Blues looking to follow up Saturday's opening day win with another victory in the 7:45pm kick-off. 

Early Bird Season Ticket holders get a free ticket for the game, as one of the advantages of buying in the Early Bird period. The ticket will be automatically uploaded to their Season Ticket card, so they will not require a paper ticket for the match.

The West and East Stands will be open for Sky Blues supporters.



£12 Adults
£8 Concession (60+, Under 21, Students, Armed Forces)
£1 Under 16s


£13 Adults
£9 Concession (60+, Under 21, Students, Armed Forces)
£2 Under 16s


-          Matchday Ticket Office at the Ricoh Arena – open from 3pm

-          Cash Turnstiles, open from 6:30pm

- (print at home facility available).

-          0844 453 9134 (Mon-Fri, 8am – 4:30pm)

Please note – the Butts Park Arena Ticket Office is closed on matchday.

Tickets are no longer available at the Club Shop at Arena Shopping Park.


For ticket questions and queries, please e-mail or call 0333 321 3134.


Early Bird Season Ticket holders tickets will automatically be sold onto your Season Ticket card – you don’t need to do anything apart from turn up at the game.

Non Early Bird Season Ticket holders will need to buy a ticket for the game – you can either upload your ticket to your card or get a paper ticket.


A £1 Ticketmaster processing fee applies to tickets purchased across all channels – the fee is included in the Cash Turnstiles prices advertised.

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