Plymouth Argyle 0-1 Coventry City

19 December 2009 05:40
Freddy Eastwood's fourth goal in two games helped Coventry to a narrow win over Plymouth that eases the Sky Blues away from the relegation zone.The striker grabbed the only goal of the game when he headed home from six yards out from David Bell's cross. [LNB]Before that, Leon Best headed wide for Coventry, while Rory Fallon should have scored with a header at the other end. [LNB]Fallon was also denied late on as Plymouth fell to a fifth straight loss that has left them stuck in the mire. [LNB][LNB]Plymouth Argyle coach Paul Mariner:[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "The board have told me the [transfer] embargo will be lifted. [LNB]"It's pretty obvious we need reinforcements. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see it." [LNB]Coventry boss Chris Coleman: "It was very important for us to get back-to-back victories, especially as we have come to Plymouth and won in their back yard. [LNB]"They are in and around us in the league. You look at this fixture and it doesn't matter what time of the year it is, where they are in the league or where you are, it's always a hard game. [LNB]"Once or twice this season I have sat here and not been very giving about my players but I have got to say today I thought they were tremendous. [LNB]"We deserved the three points. Overall it was a great team performance and Freddy scored again." [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 19 December 2009[LNB] Championship[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Plymouth 0-1 Coventry FT (HT 0-0) Eastwood 72 Plymouth 01 Larrieu 22 Rede Johnson 37 Lowry 39 Gray 02 Duguid 04 Fletcher 06 Clark (Noone 66) 08 Mackie 11 Kari Arnason 25 Judge (Gow 85) 14 Fallon Substitutes 23 Letheren, 17 Noone, 18 Sawyer, 31 Folly, 24 Barnes, 26 Gow, 32 Mason Coventry 01 Westwood 06 McPake (Ward 73) 12 Van Aanholt 15 Cranie 22 Barnett 07 Bell 17 Gunnarsson yellow card 18 Cork 21 McIndoe 09 Best (Madine 90) 10 Eastwood (Morrison 84) Substitutes 23 Ireland, 05 Ward, 14 Hussey, 20 Turner, 11 Morrison, 19 Madine, 36 Jeffers Ref: StroudAtt: 8,347 PLYMOUTH COVENTRY Possession Plymouth 52% Coventry 48% Attempts on target Plymouth 7 Coventry 2 Attempts off target Plymouth 3 Coventry 3 Corners Plymouth 8 Coventry 8 Fouls Plymouth 15 Coventry 11 Final Result Full Time 90:00+3:58 The referee ends the match. 90:00+2:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rory Fallon by Leon Barnett. Craig Noone produces a cross, Rory Fallon takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood. 90:00+1:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Gow by David Bell. Free kick taken by Romain Larrieu. 90:00+0:49 Short corner taken by David Bell from the left by-line. Corner taken short by David Bell. Corner taken short by David Bell. 89:26 Substitution Gary Madine replaces Leon Best. 89:01 Foul by Reda Johnson on Leon Best, free kick awarded. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick. 87:50 Reda Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson. Elliott Ward restarts play with the free kick. 85:09 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Craig Noone, Shane Lowry takes a shot. David Bell manages to make a clearance. Corner from left by-line taken by Craig Noone. 84:09 Substitution Alan Gow comes on in place of Alan Judge. 83:40 Leon Best challenges Carl Fletcher unfairly and gives away a free kick. Romain Larrieu restarts play with the free kick. 83:21 Substitution Clinton Morrison replaces Freddy Eastwood. 81:15 Elliott Ward fouled by Reda Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Elliott Ward takes the indirect free kick. 80:18 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Craig Noone, Aron Gunnarsson manages to make a clearance. 78:24 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Romain Larrieu. 76:44 Rory Fallon takes a shot. Elliott Ward gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Alan Judge, save by Keiren Westwood. 73:25 Carl Fletcher concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Cork. David Bell delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Kari Arnason manages to make a clearance. 72:16 Substitution Elliott Ward is brought on as a substitute for James McPake. 71:04 The assist for the goal came from David Bell. 71:04 GOAL - Freddy Eastwood:Plymouth 0 - 1 Coventry Freddy Eastwood scores a headed goal from close range. Plymouth 0-1 Coventry. 70:20 Carl Fletcher concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Barnett. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood. 68:41 Corner taken right-footed by Alan Judge, James McPake makes a clearance. Alan Judge takes the inswinging corner, Keiren Westwood manages to make a clearance. 65:38 The ball is delivered by Carl Fletcher, clearance by Leon Barnett. 65:38 Substitution Craig Noone is brought on as a substitute for Chris Clark. 65:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Mackie by Aron Gunnarsson. 65:38 Booking Booking for Aron Gunnarsson for unsporting behaviour. 63:56 Michael McIndoe fouled by Rory Fallon, the ref awards a free kick. Leon Barnett takes the free kick. 61:46 Shane Lowry sends in a cross, Close range headed effort by Rory Fallon goes wide of the left-hand upright. 60:35 Corner from the left by-line taken by Alan Judge, Freddy Eastwood manages to make a clearance. 60:03 Michael McIndoe is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Romain Larrieu. 58:25 Rory Fallon concedes a free kick for a foul on James McPake. Keiren Westwood takes the indirect free kick. 56:45 The referee blows for offside. Romain Larrieu takes the free kick. 55:27 Alan Judge produces a cross, Rory Fallon produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar. 52:40 Carl Fletcher takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood. 45:01 The second half has started. Half Time 45:00+3:55 The ref blows to end the first period. 45:00+2:20 Leon Best fouled by Kari Arnason, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is delivered by David Bell, Leon Best has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target. 45:00+0:44 Michael McIndoe takes a shot. Kari Arnason gets a block in. Leon Barnett takes a shot from inside the six-yard box clearing the crossbar. 43:37 James McPake fouled by Jamie Mackie, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood. 41:56 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Reda Johnson by Leon Best. Indirect free kick taken by Kari Arnason. 41:07 Jamie Mackie is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood. 38:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Gray on Michael McIndoe. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Bell, Romain Larrieu makes a comfortable save. 36:30 Karl Duguid fouled by Patrick Van Aanholt, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Alan Judge, save by Keiren Westwood. 35:17 Unfair challenge on Reda Johnson by David Bell results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Romain Larrieu. 33:33 Unfair challenge on Michael McIndoe by Rory Fallon results in a free kick. Patrick Van Aanholt takes the free kick. 31:54 Freddy Eastwood has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal. 30:27 Corner taken by David Bell from the left by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Reda Johnson by Leon Barnett. Indirect free kick taken by Romain Larrieu. 30:02 Chris Clark takes a shot. David Bell gets a block in. 28:36 Rory Fallon challenges James McPake unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Martin Cranie. 27:32 The offside flag is raised against Leon Best. Free kick taken by Romain Larrieu. 24:51 Foul by David Gray on Michael McIndoe, free kick awarded. David Bell delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Rory Fallon. 24:35 Rory Fallon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick. 22:45 Jamie Mackie takes a shot. Leon Barnett gets a block in. 20:37 Inswinging corner taken by Michael McIndoe from the right by-line, save by Romain Larrieu. 18:32 Inswinging corner taken by Michael McIndoe from the right by-line played to the near post, Romain Larrieu manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Bell played to the near post, Chris Clark makes a clearance. 18:13 Freddy Eastwood delivers the ball, clearance by Kari Arnason. 17:17 The official flags Rory Fallon offside. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick. 16:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Best on Rory Fallon. Free kick taken by Romain Larrieu. 15:18 Corner from the right by-line taken by Alan Judge, Effort from the edge of the area by Chris Clark goes wide of the left-hand upright. 12:51 Foul by Jamie Mackie on Aron Gunnarsson, free kick awarded. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick. 11:51 The offside flag is raised against James McPake. Indirect free kick taken by Romain Larrieu. 10:22 Michael McIndoe fouled by Reda Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Bell from left channel, Kari Arnason manages to make a clearance. 6:52 Leon Barnett concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Mackie. Kari Arnason restarts play with the free kick. Correction - 6:07 Alan Judge takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a comfortable save. 6:07 Alan Judge takes a shot. Comfortable save by Romain Larrieu. 5:41 Freddy Eastwood is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Romain Larrieu. 3:22 Inswinging corner taken by Michael McIndoe from the right by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Freddy Eastwood on Romain Larrieu. Free kick taken by Romain Larrieu. 0:00 The referee starts the match. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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