• Sky Bet Championship
  • Date: Sat 24 March 2012
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: Ricoh Arena
Coventry City

Coventry City

McSheffrey 54"

Norwood 76"

2 - 0

Coventry City vs Portsmouth


Team Lineups

Coventry City

1 Murphy
26 Clarke
2 Keogh
15 Cranie
3 Hussey
4 Clingan
32 Thomas
16 Norwood76"
11 McSheffrey54"
18 Nimely
22 Platt
Substitutes
13 Dunn
12 Deegan
14 McDonald
31 Christie
34 Bigirimana

Portsmouth

1 Ashdown
15 Halford
5 Pearce
3 Rocha
26 Ben-Haim
16 Allan
2 Ward
19 Norris
20 Thorne
11 Varney
22 Maguire
Substitutes
9 Futacs
14 Etuhu
17 Harris
23 Rekik
24 Scapuzzi

Possession Stats

45%
55%

Form Guide - Sky Bet Championship

Coventry City

W W D L D L L L

Portsmouth

L D D L W W L L
Head to Head
Portsmouth
2-1
Coventry 03-Dec-2011
Portsmouth
0-3
Coventry 12-Apr-2011
Coventry
2-0
Portsmouth 07-Aug-2010
Coventry
0-4
Portsmouth 19-Mar-2003
Portsmouth
1-1
Coventry 19-Oct-2002
Portsmouth
1-0
Coventry 26-Feb-2002


Live Text Commentary
93:56 +3.56
 

Unfair challenge on Tal Ben-Haim by Alex Nimely results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.

93:31 +3.31
 

Marko Futacs takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save.

92:24 +2.24
 

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Maguire from the left by-line, Jason Pearce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

92:00 +2
 

George Thorne takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

90:46 +0.46
 

Luke Varney challenges Richard Keogh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

89:55
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gael Bigirimana by Tal Ben-Haim. Richard Keogh takes the free kick.

89:07
 

Tal Ben-Haim crosses the ball, save by Joe Murphy.

88:50
 

Chris Maguire takes a shot. Blocked by Gael Bigirimana.

86:33
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gael Bigirimana by Luca Scapuzzi. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

85:23
 

Tal Ben-Haim fouled by Alex Nimely, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Pearce.

84:48
 

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tal Ben-Haim. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

83:24
 

Corner from right by-line taken by George Thorne.

82:31
Substitution
 

(Portsmouth) makes a substitution, with Luca Scapuzzi coming on for Scott Allan.

81:41
 

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Pearce.

80:20
Yellow card
 

Unfair challenge on Jordan Clarke by Chris Maguire results in a free kick. Chris Maguire receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

79:55
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Clarke on Chris Maguire. Tal Ben-Haim restarts play with the free kick.

78:43
Substitution
 

Cyrus Christie is brought on as a substitute for Chris Hussey.

76:42
Goal
 

Oliver Norwood finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Coventry 2-0 Portsmouth.The assist for the goal came from Gael Bigirimana.

75:46
 

Gary McSheffrey produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

75:11
 

Shot from long range by Chris Maguire misses to the right of the goal.

74:14
Yellow card
 

Foul by Gary McSheffrey on George Thorne, free kick awarded. The referee shows Gary McSheffrey a yellow card for persistent infringement. Direct free kick taken by Scott Allan.

73:47
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marko Futacs by Martin Cranie. Scott Allan takes the free kick.

70:20
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary McSheffrey on Tal Ben-Haim. Scott Allan sends in a cross, Headed effort from close range by Luke Varney goes wide left of the target.

69:31
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Jason Pearce. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

68:59
 

Centre by Kelvin Etuhu, blocked by Richard Keogh. Outswinging corner taken by Scott Allan from the right by-line.

68:25
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Marko Futacs. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

68:02
 

Unfair challenge on Scott Allan by Gael Bigirimana results in a free kick. Scott Allan takes the direct free kick.

67:30
 

George Thorne takes a shot. Richard Keogh gets a block in.

66:36
Yellow card
 

Richard Keogh handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Richard Keogh booked. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Chris Maguire.

66:11
 

Scott Allan takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Keogh.

65:45
 

Kelvin Etuhu sends in a cross, Marko Futacs takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Cranie.

64:59
 

The ball is sent over by Jordan Clarke, save made by Jamie Ashdown.

64:18
 

Chris Maguire fouled by Richard Keogh, the ref awards a free kick. Tal Ben-Haim takes the direct free kick.

62:46
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sammy Clingan by Marko Futacs. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

61:56
Substitution
 

The ball is crossed by Oliver Norwood. Marko Futacs joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Norris. Joel Ward goes off and Kelvin Etuhu comes on.

61:24
 

Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line, Jason Pearce makes a clearance.

61:03
 

Alex Nimely takes a shot. Tal Ben-Haim gets a block in.

60:21
 

Gael Bigirimana produces a cross.

60:03
 

Inswinging corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line.

59:35
 

Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan, Greg Halford makes a clearance.

58:44
 

Jason Pearce challenges Alex Nimely unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Sammy Clingan, save by Jamie Ashdown.

57:12
 

Sammy Clingan concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Maguire. Scott Allan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Joe Murphy makes a save.

56:32
 

Foul by Clive Platt on Ricardo Rocha, free kick awarded. Greg Halford restarts play with the free kick.

55:47
 

Effort on goal by Chris Maguire from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

54:23
Goal
 

Gary McSheffrey grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Coventry 1-0 Portsmouth.Assist by Chris Hussey.

53:46
 

Chris Maguire is caught offside. Joe Murphy takes the indirect free kick.

52:53
 

Clive Platt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.

52:05
 

Oliver Norwood produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

51:20
 

Chris Hussey takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.

50:08
 

Chris Maguire produces a cross, save by Joe Murphy.

49:02
 

Corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line, Close range headed effort by Richard Keogh misses to the right of the goal.

48:26
 

Foul by David Norris on Gael Bigirimana, free kick awarded. Sammy Clingan delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Greg Halford manages to make a clearance.

46:18
 

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line, save made by Jamie Ashdown.

45:50
 

Joel Ward takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

45:21 +0.21
 

Foul by Conor Thomas on Chris Maguire, free kick awarded. Tal Ben-Haim takes the free kick.

45:03
Substitution
 

Gael Bigirimana joins the action as a substitute, replacing Conor Thomas.

43:52
 

The ball is swung over by Chris Maguire, Martin Cranie gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Scott Allan.

42:08
 

Luke Varney takes a shot.

41:01
 

Jason Pearce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clive Platt. Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.

39:30
 

Long range effort from Tal Ben-Haim misses to the left of the target.

38:17
 

The ball is sent over by Greg Halford, Luke Varney has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

37:26
 

Greg Halford crosses the ball.

34:34
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sammy Clingan on David Norris. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Jason Pearce, clearance made by Martin Cranie.

33:09
 

Alex Nimely gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Ashdown. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.

32:17
 

Richard Keogh concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Varney. Scott Allan crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Joe Murphy.

31:36
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Maguire on Chris Hussey. Free kick crossed by Sammy Clingan.

30:10
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Oliver Norwood on Scott Allan. Free kick taken by George Thorne.

29:49
 

Clive Platt concedes a free kick for a foul on George Thorne. Direct free kick taken by Jason Pearce.

27:16
 

Floated corner taken by Scott Allan, Joel Ward produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

27:05
 

The ball is crossed by Chris Maguire, Oliver Norwood gets a block in.

26:45
 

The ball is sent over by Jordan Clarke, blocked by Tal Ben-Haim.

23:32
 

Chris Hussey crosses the ball, save by Jamie Ashdown.

22:29
 

Chris Maguire crosses the ball, clearance by Richard Keogh.

19:57
 

Jordan Clarke sends in a cross, Greg Halford manages to make a clearance.

19:41
 

Sammy Clingan crosses the ball, Ricardo Rocha makes a clearance.

19:31
 

Chris Hussey sends in a cross.

18:57
 

Jordan Clarke sends in a cross, clearance made by Ricardo Rocha.

18:11
 

Clive Platt takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Ashdown. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sammy Clingan.

18:04
 

Luke Varney sends in a cross, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

15:22
 

Scott Allan delivers the ball, Chris Hussey gets a block in. Scott Allan takes the floated corner, clearance by Clive Platt.

14:30
 

The ball is sent over by Oliver Norwood.

12:07
 

Jason Pearce concedes a free kick for a foul on Clive Platt. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Sammy Clingan.

11:00
 

The ball is crossed by Chris Maguire, save by Joe Murphy.

10:31
 

Headed cross/shot by Clive Platt, Jamie Ashdown makes a save.

9:57
 

Chris Maguire takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

9:08
 

Unfair challenge on Luke Varney by Martin Cranie results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Greg Halford.

8:36
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Nimely on Jason Pearce. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.

7:50
 

Chris Maguire takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

5:30
 

A cross is delivered by Conor Thomas.

4:36
 

Unfair challenge on Chris Hussey by Greg Halford results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sammy Clingan, save by Jamie Ashdown.

4:21
 

The ball is sent over by Chris Hussey, Jason Pearce manages to make a clearance.

4:02
 

The referee blows for offside. Martin Cranie restarts play with the free kick.

3:33
 

The ball is swung over by Jason Pearce.

1:16
 

Luke Varney is caught offside. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

Sky Bet Championship table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Birmingham 0 0 0
2 Blackburn 0 0 0
3 Bolton 0 0 0
4 Brentford 0 0 0
5 Brighton 0 0 0
6 Bristol City 0 0 0
7 Burnley 0 0 0
8 Cardiff 0 0 0
9 Charlton 0 0 0
10 Derby 0 0 0

Full Sky Bet Championship Table