Sky Blues striker reaches 20-goal milestone in the league with opener as City lead Crewe 1-0 at half time
Coventry City head into the half time break leading 1-0 over Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road courtesy of Callum Wilson's 20th league goal of the season.
Wilson gave City the advantage five minutes before the half hour with one of his simpler finishes after pouncing on a rebound from Franck Moussa's initial effort.
Boss Steven Pressley rang two changes to his side following the midweek win over Stevenage at Sixfields, handing newly arrived loan midfielder David Prutton his full debut at the expense of Nathan Delfouneso with Conor Thomas coming back in for the suspended John Fleck.
The Sky Blues wasted no time in trying to carve out their first opportunity of the afternoon when Moussa played a through ball to Wilson who pulled the trigger early from 20 yards and saw his shot rise just over the bar.
The early signs were infact extremely encouraging for City as they went on to win a corner after four minutes and were only denied an opener by a series of last ditch stops by the Crewe back four as they hacked the ball away from danger.
The frantic opening few moments did not pave the way for a similar pace for the next quarter of an hour though as both sides played out a physical battle in midfield although neither side created any clear cut efforts on goal.
That changed on 25 minutes though when Wilson made the most of a fortunate rebound to put the Sky Blues ahead. Moussa's shot from the edge of the area beat Crewe 'keeper Ben Garratt but hit the foot of his post although Wilson was primely placed to place the rebound into the center of the net for his 21st goal of the season.
Attendance: 5,042 (1,142 Sky Blue Army)
Coventry City: Murphy (c), Adams, Webster, Seaborne, Clarke, Willis, Thomas, Prutton, Moussa, Robinson, Wilson
Subs: Burge (GK), Haynes, Marshall, Eccleston, Baker, Delfouneso, Christie
Crewe Alexandra: Garratt, Tootle, Ellis, Dugdale, Pogba, Inman, Guthrie, Evans, Aneke, Ikpeazu, Grant
Subs: Phillips (GK), Mellor, Osman, Ray, Moore, Oliver, Waters