Coventry climb to fifth

27 November 2010 05:45
2-0 win lift City back into top six Coventry City made it a miserable day for Scunthorpe when they extended the Iron's woeful home record with a 2-0 win. Coventry took the lead in the first half with a strike from Gary McSheffrey and secured the win with a Joe Murphy own goal in the second half after a Marlon King shot came back off the post. A full match report will appear on this site shortly. The win lifts Coventry City into fifth place in the Npower championship with 30 points. Scunthorpe are now one place above the relegation zone on 20 points, the same tally as Crystal Palace, but The Iron have a better goal difference. Coventry, with 30 points are 11 points behind QPR at the top of the division, but just six points behind second placed Cardiff City and three points behind third placed Swansea. QPR beat Cardiff 2-1 in the top of the table clash and go five points clear. Leeds played out a goalless draw with Reading and slip below City to sixth place. Derby are in fourth, but take on Burnley in the afternoon's tea time kick off. In the Premier League Aston Villa went down at home to Arsenal 2-4 and West Brom beat Everton 1-4. Wolves beat Sunderland 3-2 and Birmingham drew 1-1 at Fulham. In the FA Cup third round Walsall lost 1-0 at Torquay