Coventry City vs Sunderland: EFL Championship Records, Stats, Goals, Head to Head & everything to know

The reverse fixture at Stadium of Light, more than six months ago, ended in a 1-1 draw, after Jack Clarke’s early opener was canceled out by Coventry striker Viktor Gyokores, six minutes from time.

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By Sreejith C R | Feb 24, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us


Coventry City will host Sunderland in an EFL Championship fixture at Coventry Building Society Arena on Saturday afternoon. Both sides are heading into the match on the back of contrasting results against the same opposition Rotherham United in their last outing. The hosts secured a comfortable 2-0 win over the Millers last Saturday, while the Black Cats were beaten 2-1 away from home, three days later. As of now, Coventry are occupying 11th spot in the English second tier standings, having pocketed 45 points from 32 games, five adrift of the top-six. Meanwhile, the visitors are sitting three places above the Sky Blues, separated by just four points. 

Coventry are in with a chance to register three back-to-back wins when they host the Black Cats on Saturday. After tasting just one victory from their first six league-games in 2023, Coventry edged past Millwall on February 14, thanks to Viktor Gyokeres’ lone goal in the 67th-minute. Four days later, Mark Robins’ side traveled to New York Stadium and defeated Rotherham, courtesy of Jamie Allen’s first-half opener and Gyokeres’ late strike. It was their 12th top flight victory of the season. Meanwhile, the Sky Blues have been pretty good at home, having lost just once in their last 11 games at Coventry City Building Society Arena and they have only failed to score just once in their last 14 matches. 

As for Sunderland, their five-game unbeaten run in the second tier came to an end against the Millers on Tuesday. Oliver Rathbone and Shane Ferguson gave a two-goal lead to Rotherham before Sunderland pulled one back through Joe Gelhardt’s 61st-minute effort. It was the Black Cats’ 10th league-defeat of the season. Meanwhile, their last win came against Queens Park Rangers (3-0), mid-way through this month, courtesy of Luke O’Nien’s 34th-minute effort and a late double by Jack Clarke. It was the Black Cats’ 13th Championship-win of the campaign. Sunderland have recorded just two wins from their last seven outings across all competitions, but have managed to score away from home in nine consecutive games in the second tier. 

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Coventry City vs Sunderland: EFL Championship Records, Stats & Goals

The previous meeting between these two sides was at the start of the 2022-23 Championship season, more than six months ago, in Stadium of Light. The match ended in a 1-1 draw after Clarke’s early opener was canceled out by Coventry striker Gyokores, six minutes from time. It was the 40th meeting between these two teams and Coventry have a slight advantage when it comes to the head-to-head record, having prevailed 14 times, compared to 10 wins for the Black Cats. Meanwhile Sunderland have not recorded a single win against the Sky Blues in the last five encounters, while three of those clashes ended in draws.

Key DetailsStats
Total matches40
Coventry City won14
Sunderland won10
Total Coventry City goals49
Total Sunderland goals40
Biggest Coventry City win5-0 (1990)
Biggest Sunderland win3-0 (1981)

Head to Head

Last 5 match-resultsScore
Sunderland draw Coventry1-1
Coventry beat Sunderland1-0
Sunderland draw Coventry1-1
Coventry beat Sunderland4-5
Coventry draw Sunderland1-1



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