Coventry 1-2 Preston

25 September 2010 05:01
Preston ended a five-match losing streak to climb off the foot of the Championship table as Coventry's Marlon King returned to professional football.Billy Jones put Preston ahead after a corner as he scored from close range.

In first-half stoppage time on-loan Iain Hume opened his account for North End with a stunning curling finish.

King, playing for the first time after his release from prison, then came on and just past the hour he set up Aron Gunnarsson for Coventry's goal.

King, who served a sentence for sexual assault and causing actual bodily harm, was given a warm reception by home fans when his name was read out before kick-off.

Coventry made the better start and Jones cleared a Richard Wood header off the line, while North End goalkeeper Andy Lonergan twice produced superb saves to deny Lukas Jutkiewicz.

i along with quite a few others predicted an away win and finally we got one driver75 Jones then ventured forward, pouncing to turn in the rebound after Sky Blues keeper Keiren Westwood had kept out Sean St Ledger's header following a corner.

Just before the interval Hume found himself in plenty of space and he used it to maximum effect to curl the ball in with the outside of his boot.

Lonergan was having an inspired game for Preston and he produced another brilliant save to deny Wood.

But there was nothing Lonergan could do in the 61st minute when King headed down into the path of Gunnarsson, who fired in to reduce the deficit.

King was then denied a goal of his own by another crucial block from Jones, though the home side claimed the Preston defender used his hand in the process.

Westwood did well to deny Darel Russell a third for Preston, before Lonergan saved from Bell and King to protect the visitors' slender lead.



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Home Team Score Away Team Time Coventry 1-2 Preston FT (HT 0-2) Gunnarsson 61 Jones 35 Hume 45+1 Coventry 01 Westwood 02 Keogh 15 Cranie 20 Turner 24 Wood 04 Clingan 05 Carsley yellow card 17 Gunnarsson (Bell 62) 18 Baker (King 53) 11 Jutkiewicz (Ward 77) 22 Platt Substitutes 23 Ireland, 30 Cameron, 07 Bell, 08 Doyle, 09 King, 19 McSheffrey, 27 Ward Preston 01 Lonergan 03 Davidson 04 St. Ledger 05 Brown (Morgan 36) 19 Jones yellow card 07 Coutts (Parry 64 yellow card) 11 Treacy (Gray 70) 15 Barton 20 Russell 16 Hume 26 Parkin Substitutes 25 Arestidou, 02 Morgan, 12 Gray, 37 McLaughlin, 14 Mayor, 17 Parry, 08 Hayes Ref: BoyesonAtt: 14,945 COVENTRY PRESTON Possession Coventry 50% Preston 50% Attempts on target Coventry 11 Preston 9 Attempts off target Coventry 11 Preston 4 Corners Coventry 8 Preston 5 Fouls Coventry 14 Preston 10 Final Result Full Time 90:00+5:22 The referee signals the end of the game. 90:00+4:50 The offside flag is raised against Adam Barton. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick. 90:00+4:18 Iain Hume gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Wood. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood. 90:00+2:50 Corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Keiren Westwood misses to the left of the goal. 90:00+2:43 A cross is delivered by David Bell, blocked by Callum Davidson. 90:00+2:21 The ball is sent over by Marlon King, blocked by David Gray. 90:00+1:15 Unfair challenge on Ben Turner by Jon Parkin results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood. 90:00+0:56 The ball is sent over by David Bell, save made by Andy Lonergan. 90:00+0:48 David Bell crosses the ball, Darel Russell makes a clearance. 89:52 Booking The referee cautions Billy Jones for time wasting. 89:05 Centre by Marlon King, clearance made by Sean St. Ledger. 88:38 Sammy Clingan produces a cross, clearance by Sean St. Ledger. 88:25 Richard Keogh sends in a cross. 87:22 Unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Paul Parry results in a free kick. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick. 86:09 Sammy Clingan takes a outswinging corner. 85:44 Marlon King takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan. 85:13 Effort on goal by Daniel Ward from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar. 84:40 David Bell takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan. 84:28 The ball is swung over by Martin Cranie. 83:17 Foul by Clive Platt on Sean St. Ledger, free kick awarded. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick. 82:23 Sammy Clingan crosses the ball in from the free kick, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance. 82:23 Booking Paul Parry is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. 82:11 Richard Keogh fouled by Paul Parry, the ref awards a free kick. 79:38 David Gray produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal. 79:11 Lee Carsley takes a shot. Blocked by Darel Russell. 79:03 Centre by Richard Keogh, clearance made by Craig Morgan. 75:57 Substitution Lukas Jutkiewicz leaves the field to be replaced by Daniel Ward. 75:57 Booking Lee Carsley goes into the book. 75:44 Unfair challenge on Darel Russell by Lee Carsley results in a free kick. Iain Hume restarts play with the free kick. 74:23 Paul Parry takes a inswinging corner. 73:59 Darel Russell has an effort at goal. Save by Keiren Westwood. 73:31 Marlon King challenges Darel Russell unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Iain Hume. 73:04 Inswinging corner taken by Iain Hume from the right by-line, save by Keiren Westwood. Correction - 72:19 David Gray produces a cross, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance. 72:19 David Gray sends in a cross, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance. 71:26 Marlon King is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick. 71:04 Martin Cranie sends in a cross, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance. 69:54 Ben Turner crosses the ball, comfortable save by Andy Lonergan. 69:07 Substitution David Gray is brought on as a substitute for Keith Treacy. 68:24 Corner taken by Keith Treacy, save by Keiren Westwood. 67:07 Shot by Sammy Clingan from outside the box goes over the target. 66:58 The ball is delivered by David Bell, Craig Morgan makes a clearance. 65:44 Keith Treacy has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal. 63:39 Substitution Paul Parry replaces Paul Coutts. 63:02 Marlon King takes a shot. Billy Jones gets a block in. 62:36 Lukas Jutkiewicz produces a cross, clearance made by Callum Davidson. 61:39 Substitution David Bell comes on in place of Aron Gunnarsson. 61:38 The referee blows for offside. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick. 60:09 Clive Platt provided the assist for the goal. 60:09 GOAL - Aron Gunnarsson:Coventry 1 - 2 Preston A goal is scored by Aron Gunnarsson from deep inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Coventry 1-2 Preston. 59:31 A cross is delivered by Martin Cranie, clearance by Sean St. Ledger. 58:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by Darel Russell on Clive Platt. Sammy Clingan takes the free kick. 57:37 Shot from just outside the box by Keith Treacy misses to the left of the goal. 56:57 Jon Parkin fouled by Ben Turner, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Keith Treacy, blocked by Martin Cranie. 55:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clive Platt by Sean St. Ledger. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sammy Clingan. 55:21 Andy Lonergan fouled by Clive Platt, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick. 54:59 Corner taken by Sammy Clingan played to the near post, Keith Treacy makes a clearance. 54:25 Richard Wood takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a fantastic save. 54:05 Corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line. 53:58 The ball is sent over by Marlon King, Sean St. Ledger gets a block in. 52:58 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan. 52:43 Adam Barton is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood. Correction - 51:59 Substitution Marlon King on for Carl Baker. 51:59 Substitution Marlon King replaces Carl Baker. 51:53 A cross is delivered by Sammy Clingan. 51:41 Carl Baker sends in a cross, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance. 50:45 Lukas Jutkiewicz is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan. 49:28 Jon Parkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Turner. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick. 48:51 Effort from deep inside the area by Ben Turner misses to the left of the goal. 48:06 Outswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line, clearance by Craig Morgan. 46:52 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan played to the near post. 45:19 Centre by Keith Treacy. 45:01 The game restarts for the second half. Half Time 45:00+2:42 The ref blows to signal half-time. 45:00+2:08 Aron Gunnarsson challenges Sean St. Ledger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick. 45:00+1:00 GOAL - Iain Hume:Coventry 0 - 2 Preston A goal is scored by Iain Hume from just outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Coventry 0-2 Preston. 45:00+0:32 Keith Treacy takes a shot. Ben Turner gets a block in. 44:42 The ball is sent over by Richard Keogh, Sean St. Ledger makes a clearance. 43:10 The referee blows for offside. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick. 42:34 Unfair challenge on Adam Barton by Richard Keogh results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan. 41:55 Clive Platt concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean St. Ledger. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick. 41:30 Sammy Clingan takes a shot. Sean St. Ledger gets a block in. 41:00 Carl Baker takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a brilliant save. 39:46 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Iain Hume. 39:36 Iain Hume sends in a cross, clearance by Richard Keogh. 39:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Barton by Carl Baker. Free kick taken by Adam Barton. 38:44 Adam Barton takes a shot. Clearance made by Ben Turner. 38:10 Jon Parkin takes a shot. Brilliant save by Keiren Westwood. 36:59 Shot from just outside the box by Carl Baker goes over the bar. 35:42 Substitution Craig Morgan comes on in place of Wayne Brown. 35:42 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sammy Clingan on Darel Russell. Callum Davidson takes the direct free kick. 34:35 GOAL - Billy Jones:Coventry 0 - 1 Preston A goal is scored by Billy Jones from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Coventry 0-1 Preston. 33:39 Corner taken by Iain Hume from the left by-line, Sean St. Ledger takes a shot. Brilliant save by Keiren Westwood. 33:25 A cross is delivered by Billy Jones, Richard Keogh makes a clearance. 32:00 The ball is delivered by Carl Baker. 30:05 The ball is swung over by Richard Keogh. 29:36 The ball is crossed by Lukas Jutkiewicz, Paul Coutts manages to make a clearance. 28:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Coutts by Lee Carsley. Free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger. 27:41 Iain Hume crosses the ball. 27:30 Centre by Carl Baker, save made by Andy Lonergan. 26:53 Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan. 25:41 Unfair challenge on Richard Wood by Adam Barton results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan. 25:11 Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot. Wayne Brown gets a block in. 24:12 Sammy Clingan takes the outswinging corner, Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz on Sean St. Ledger, free kick awarded. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick. 23:40 Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan. 20:39 The referee blows for offside against Keith Treacy. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood. 20:12 Centre by Aron Gunnarsson, save made by Andy Lonergan. 19:11 Corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line, Richard Wood takes a shot. Clearance made by Billy Jones. 18:33 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jon Parkin. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood. 18:02 A cross is delivered by Carl Baker. 17:03 A cross is delivered by Callum Davidson, brilliant save by Keiren Westwood. 16:26 Adam Barton takes a shot. Ben Turner gets a block in. 16:09 Keith Treacy crosses the ball, clearance made by Richard Wood. 15:05 Richard Keogh produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target. 12:43 The ball is sent over by Carl Baker. 11:18 Keith Treacy takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Wood. 10:11 Shot from just outside the box by Lee Carsley misses to the right of the goal. 10:05 A cross is delivered by Richard Keogh. 9:27 Shot by Iain Hume from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal. 8:44 The ball is swung over by Keith Treacy. 7:24 Clive Platt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick. 5:57 Ben Turner challenges Iain Hume unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan. 4:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Wayne Brown. Sammy Clingan produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. 3:35 The ball is crossed by Jon Parkin, save made by Keiren Westwood. 1:45 Shot from just outside the penalty box by Martin Cranie misses to the left of the target. 1:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carl Baker by Billy Jones. Sammy Clingan takes the free kick. 0:21 Effort on goal by Lukas Jutkiewicz from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target. 0:00 The match has kicked off. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.

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