Bradford were all but relegated to League 2 following their 2-0 defeat away to Coventry.
The Bantams knew they needed a draw or a win to keep any realistic hopes of staying in League 1 alive, but a solid Coventry performance managed to keep the Yorkshire side at bay.
Bradford flew out of the blocks, creating a host of early chances, but it was Coventry who drew first blood.
The home side took the lead after nine minutes thanks to a smart finish from Jordy Hiwula.
The former Huddersfield forward was given the ball just outside the box by Coventry captain Liam Kelly before jinking past two Bantams defenders and drilling into the bottom corner past the helpless Ben Wilson.
Bradford centre back Nat Knight-Percival was then dismissed after being shown a second yellow card shortly before the break for kicking out at Coventry’s Amadou Bakayoko.
Coventry were in complete control after the break. Wolves loanee Bright Enobakhare eventually made it 2-0 on the 88th minute, slamming home after a perfectly weighted Kelly ball over the defence.