Match Reports

Coventry City 0-2 Albion

A photo of Grady Diangana, in the red and blue 2023/24 away colours, being lifted up by Jed Wallace after scoring v Coventry City at the CBS Arena

Albion earned a fantastic 2-0 win at Coventry City in the Sky Bet Championship on Monday evening.

Goals either side of half-time from in-form duo Grady Diangana and Brandon Thomas-Asante were the difference, handing the Baggies all three points.

The defeat was the Sky Blues’ first at home this season, with the victory moving Carlos Corberán’s side up to fifth in the table.

The boss made two changes to his XI, bringing in Pipa for his first start alongside Alex Mowatt.

And the Baggies began brightly - netting inside 17 minutes when City goalkeeper Ben Wilson fumbled Nathaniel Chalobah’s long-range effort, giving Diangana the chance to score the rebound.

Kyle Bartley had hit the post before Albion’s opener, and Alex Palmer also stopped a venomous shot by Tatsuhiro Sakamoto.

Coventry searched for an equaliser for the rest of the half but were denied by a stubborn Albion defence.

Their best two chances fell to Haji Wright, however he guided one close-range effort off-target and saw another well saved.

Wright will feel like he should have levelled straight after the break, too, when Alex Mowatt’s tackle accidentally played him in. The striker’s finish missed the target, though, and Albion were handed another let-off.

The hosts were then made to rue those missed opportunities in the 69th minute - super substitute Thomas-Asante, brilliantly played through on goal by Matt Phillips, sent an emphatic finish into the top corner to double the Baggies’ advantage.

The striker couldn't double his tally on the night, though, after dispossessing the hosts deep inside their half before sending an effort flying over the bar, despite a pass to Diangana looking the better option on the cards after entering the box.

But it didn't matter in the end, as Albion defended resiliently to secure a clean sheet, get back to winning ways on the road, and bring a big three points back to The Hawthorns. 

Albion: Palmer; Bartley, Kipre, Pieters; Pipa (Furlong 81), Chalobah (Thomas-Asante 52), Yokuslu, Mowatt (Molumby 81), Phillips; Diangana (Fellows 81), Wallace (Townsend 64).

Subs not used: Griffiths, Taylor, Whitwell, Cleary.