Coventry City fell to defeat the the Swansea.com stadium this afternoon.
Swansea City opened the scoring through a well worked Jamie Paterson goal, before a goal in either half by Michael Obafemi saw the hosts take a 3-0 lead.
Despite a strong second half performance from the Sky Blues and a late goal from Gustavo Hamer, City fell to a 3-1 defeat.
The hosts opened the scoring with the first real chance of the game 12 minutes in. After good link-up play between Paterson and Korey Smith down the left saw them play the ball to Obafemi on the edge of the area and he managed to tee up Paterson who smashed it into the far corner past Simon Moore.
As both sides looked to work their way into the game, Gustavo Hamer came close when a free kick into the area was cleared outside the area and Hamer hit a speculative effort, but couldn’t find the target.
Swansea doubled their lead five minutes before the break. Andy Fisher’s long ball found Flynn Downes who neatly played in Obafemi and the forward calmly slotted past the oncoming Moore to make it 2-0.
The Sky Blues pressed to pull a goal back before the break, Cyrus Christie played a loose headed pass back to his keeper which fell perfectly for Viktor Gyokeres, however the forward’s effort was well saved by Fisher.
HALF-TIME: SWANSEA CITY 2 - 0 SKY BLUES
Coventry went 3-0 down just two minutes into the second half, Matt Grimes’ through ball saw Obafemi played through one-on-one again and for the second time he beat Moore slotting into the far corner.
Mark Robins men kept the pressure on Swansea, a well deliver corner by Todd Kane was met by Jake Clarke-Salter, but his header glanced past the post.
The Sky Blues nearly found their opeing just after, Todd Kane drove deep into the Swansea half before setting up Gyokeres whos shot is well blocked, but then Ian Maatsen had a great chance from the edge of the area which he fired over.
As City looked to find a goal Robins made a double change bringing on Martyn Waghorn and Matty Godden, the latter nearly bought a goal back 75 minutes in - Ben Sheaf was tackled inside the area and the ball rolled nicely for Godden to drive an effort towards goal, but it was parried away by Fisher.
With the visitors keeping the ball in Swansea’s half, a great chance fell to Waghorn, when a Michael Rose cross looped in to Waghorn, however his header trickled wide of the post.
Chances kept on coming for the Sky Blues, with Kane’s floating corner being met by the rising Kyle McFadzean, but his headed effort couldn’t force a save from Fisher.
The pressure finally paid off 85 minutes in, good attacking play between Godden and Waghorn allowed for a smooth pass across the edge of the area which was expertly finessed into the far corner by Hamer.
FULL-TIME: SWANSEA CITY 3-1 SKY BLUES
Attendence: 18.405 (1,731 away)
Referee: Geoff Eltringham
Yellows: Bidwell, Naughton, Cabagno, Clarke-Salter.
Goalscorers: Paterson, Obafemi (2), Hamer.
Swansea City XI: Andrew Fisher (GK), Ben Cabagno, Kyle Naughton, Ryan Manning, Cyrus Christie, Flynn Downes, Matt Grimes ©, Korey Smith (Jay Fulton 81’), Jamie Paterson (Oliver Ntcham 63’), Joel Piore, Michael Obafemi (Joel Latibeaudiere 73’).
Unusued Subs: Ben Hamer (GK), Finley Burns, Kyle Joseph, Cameron congreve.
Sky Blues XI: Simon Moore (GK), Todd Kane, Kyle McFadzean©, Michael Rose, Jake Clarke-Salter, Jake Bidwell (Matty Godden 63’), Gustavo Hamer, Ben Sheaf, Jamie Allen, Ian Maatsen, Viktor Gyokeres (Martyn Waghorn 63’).
Unused Subs: Ben Wilson (GK), Josh Reid, Ryan Howley, Jodi Jones, Fabio Tavares.