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  • Date: Sat 13 March 2010
  • Venue: Ricoh Arena
  • Ref: Haines, A
  • Attendance: 18,127
Coventry City

Coventry City

McIndoe (49)

1 - 1
Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth Argyle

Arnason (45)

Coventry City vs Plymouth Argyle

Team Lineups

Coventry City

Keiren Westwood
Stephen Wright (Marcus Hall, 46)
James McPake
Martin Cranie
Richard Wood
Sammy Clingan
Aron Gunnarsson (Gary Deegan, 46)
Carl Baker
Michael McIndoe
Jon Stead
Clinton Morrison, C (Freddy Eastwood, 89)

Plymouth Argyle

David Stockdale
Chris Barker
Richard Eckersley (Gary Sawyer, 57)
Karl Duguid
Carl Fletcher
Chris Clark
Damien Johnson
Kari Arnason
Yannick Bolasie
Jamie Mackie
Bradley Wright-Phillips (Joe Mason, 74)

Match Report
Coventry City moved to within two points of the play-offs after a 1-1 draw with Plymouth Argyle ahead of a crunch match against sixth-placed Cardiff on Tuesday night. Kari Arnason had given the visitors the lead in first-half stoppage time but Michael McIndoe got his first goal for the Sky Blues to ensure the points were shared. Coventry went into the match hoping to make it four wins in a row for the first time since December 2002. In the opening stages, they looked a good bet to reach that milestone with a number of good moves. Sammy Clingan was the first to threaten, when he fired a half-volley towards goal but the ball deflected off a defender to take it off course. Jamie Mackie was the visitors' biggest threat and was denied in the 20th minute by a superb Keiren Westwood save. Mackie broke down the left-hand side of the area and hit a shot towards the top of the net, but Westwood tipped the ball over the bar with one hand. Carl Baker was a nuisance down the right wing and he nearly set up McIndoe with a cross into the box, but the former Hereford man's header went wide. The game looked set to be level at the break, but Stephen Wright's foul 30 yards out gave the visitors the opportunity they needed. Damien Johnson lifted the ball into the crowded box and Arnason headed past Westwood. Chris Coleman's half-time team talk must have worked because City pulled level after four minutes of the restart. The chance came through Baker, who sent a ball towards the six-yard area. Substitute Gary Deegan missed the chance to shoot from close range, but McIndoe was waiting behind him to score his first goal for the club. Coventry pushed on in search of the win and Jon Stead was causing trouble against the Pilgrims. Keeper David Stockdale had to be at solid to stop a powerful 56th-minute shot but was powerless in the 73rd when Stead smashed a shot across goal and past him, but the outstretched boot of McIndoe just missed an easy goal. The Sky Blues piled on the pressure towards the end but Stockdale and his defence warded off the late threat to hold on.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

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

89
Substitution
 

Coventry are replacing Clinton Morrison with Freddy Eastwood.

81
Yellow Card
 

Yannick Bolasie goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

75
Yellow Card
 

Karl Duguid is booked for unsporting behaviour.

74
Substitution
 

Bradley Wright-Phillips is being taken off, Joe Mason has come on in his place.

57
Substitution
 

Richard Eckersley is being taken off, Gary Sawyer has come on in his place.

49
Goal
 

Goal!! Coventry have scored with Michael McIndoe putting it in the back of the net.

46
Substitution
 

Stephen Wright is replaced by Marcus Hall.

46
Substitution
 

Coventry are replacing Aron Gunnarsson with Gary Deegan.

Second half
 

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

Half time
 

Half time whistle is blown by A Haines

45
Goal
 

Goal!! Kari Arnason scores for Plymouth.

Kickoff
 

It's 3pm on Saturday, March 13th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Coventry face Plymouth at 3pm on Saturday, March 13th.