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  • Date: Tue 09 February 2010
  • Venue: Ricoh Arena
  • Ref: Bates, A
  • Attendance: 18,225

Coventry City vs Nottingham Forest

Team Lineups

Coventry City

Keiren Westwood
Stephen Wright
James McPake
Martin Cranie
Richard Wood
Sammy Clingan
David Bell (Carl Baker, 81)
Aron Gunnarsson (Gary Deegan, 63)
Michael McIndoe
Freddy Eastwood
Clinton Morrison, C

Nottingham Forest

Lee Camp
Wes Morgan
Kelvin Wilson
Chris Gunter
Paul Anderson (David McGoldrick, 72)
Chris Cohen
Paul McKenna
Guy Moussi (Lewis McGugan, 77)
Radoslaw Majewski
Joe Garner (Robert Earnshaw, 68)
Dexter Blackstock

Match Report
Freddy Eastwood inspired Coventry City to a 1-0 victory over promotion hopefuls Nottingham Forest. The Reds, who hadn't lost away from home, have now suffered defeats in their last two outings on their travels as Coventry ended a run of three straight draws. Forest manager Billy Davies shuffled his pack after the weekend win over Sheffield Wednesday with Robert Earnshaw dropping to the bench. And the visitors had the first chance of the opening period as Chris Cohen played a quick free-kick to Joe Garner, but his shot was blocked by Coventry keeper Keiren Westwood. Forest looked good in possession but Chris Coleman's team were limiting their goalscoring chances and the Welshman's side almost took the lead after 16 minutes but Aron Gunnarsson headed over Sammy Clingan's cross. But Coventry did open the scoring eight minutes later. Clinton Morrison held the ball up superbly on the left hand side before crossing low for Richard Wood. The big defender's shot was stopped right on the line by Lee Camp and Eastwood was on hand to blast into the roof of the net for his seventh of the season. Forest did begin to put a little more pressure on the home team's goal as Paul Anderson volleyed wide before Garner headed off target with Westwood off his line. The Sky Blues came close to doubling their advantage after 37 minutes but Michael McIndoe's shot was well saved by Camp. Forest upped the tempo in the second half and had some good opportunities. Guy Moussi headed wide from a cross from Radoslaw Majewski when he should have scored. Then the Polish midfielder then had two long-range shots of his own but both were off target. Having weathered a bit of a storm, Eastwood had a great chance to double City's lead after great forward play from Morrison but shot over the bar. In the 71st minute, referee Tony Bates was forced off with an injury and female official Amy Fearn took over the duties. The home side almost sealed it in the 87th minute after a fine move involving Eastwood and Carl Baker set up Gary Deegan but he shot into the side-netting.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

86
Yellow Card
 

Carl Baker is booked for unsporting behaviour.

81
Substitution
 

David Bell is being taken off, Carl Baker has come on in his place.

77
Substitution
 

Guy Moussi is being taken off, Lewis McGugan has come on in his place.

72
Substitution
 

Nottm Forest are replacing Paul Anderson with David McGoldrick.

68
Substitution
 

Joe Garner is replaced by Robert Earnshaw.

66
Yellow Card
 

Michael McIndoe is booked for timewasting.

63
Substitution
 

Aron Gunnarsson is replaced by Gary Deegan.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

Half time
 

Half time whistle is blown by A Bates

39
Yellow Card
 

James McPake goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

30
Yellow Card
 

Richard Wood is booked for unsporting behaviour.

25
Goal
 

Goal!! Freddy Eastwood scores for Coventry.

Kickoff
 

It's 7:45pm on Tuesday, February 9th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Coventry face Nottm Forest at 7:45pm on Tuesday, February 9th.