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  • Date:01 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Oakwell Stadium
  • Attendance:9,497
  • Gray - pen (41) Gray (54)
Goal!

Live Commentary

87:14

Conor Thomas produces a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Lukas Jutkiewicz goes over the bar.

86:18

Andy Gray challenges Richard Keogh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

85:21

David Bell has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

84:00

Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line, clearance made by Scott Wiseman.

81:53

Gary Deegan concedes a free kick for a foul on Jacob Butterfield. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Doyle.

81:03

Ricardo Vaz Te goes off and Cameron Park comes on.

80:16

The ball is swung over by David Bell, Nathan Cameron produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

79:57

Gary Deegan fouled by Daniel Drinkwater, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Deegan.

77:46

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sammy Clingan, save made by Luke Steele.

74:01

Corner taken by Sammy Clingan, save by Luke Steele.

71:56

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jacob Butterfield, clearance made by Cyrus Christie.

71:17

Inswinging corner taken by Richard Keogh, clearance by Jay McEveley.

69:07

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot.

62:19

Jim O'Brien takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

59:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cyrus Christie by Jim O'Brien. Jim O'Brien shown a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Cameron.

58:20

Jacob Butterfield produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

56:04

A cross is delivered by Sammy Clingan, Nathan Cameron takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sammy Clingan, clearance by Daniel Drinkwater.

54:29

Andy Gray gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barnsley 2-0 Coventry.Assist on the goal came from Jim O'Brien.

53:04

Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

52:04

Clive Platt challenges Stephen Foster unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.

48:15

(Coventry) makes a substitution, with David Bell coming on for Martin Cranie. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Gray by Martin Cranie. Daniel Drinkwater has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Joe Murphy makes a save. Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Andy Gray misses to the left of the target.

46:00 +1.00

Corner taken by Sammy Clingan, clearance made by Jay McEveley.

45:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ricardo Vaz Te by Richard Keogh. Free kick taken by Jay McEveley.

45:22 +0.22

Chris Hussey fouled by Scott Wiseman, the ref awards a free kick. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.

45:04

Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

45:01

Roy O'Donovan leaves the field to be replaced by Cyrus Christie.

45:01

Roy O'Donovan leaves the field to be replaced by Clive Platt. Cyrus Christie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Hussey.

39:34

Chris Hussey is penalised for handball and concedes a . The referee shows Chris Hussey a yellow card. Power penalty scored by Andy Gray. Barnsley 1-0 Coventry.

38:52

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

38:08

Chris Hussey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jim O'Brien. Stephen Foster delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Sammy Clingan manages to make a clearance.

37:31

The offside flag is raised against Ricardo Vaz Te. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

34:47

Unfair challenge on Chris Hussey by Scott Wiseman results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

32:24

The official flags Jim O'Brien offside. Scott Wiseman on for Bobby Hassell. Free kick taken by Chris Hussey.

29:54

Jacob Butterfield produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

27:39

Andy Gray concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Cameron. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

23:55

Foul by Conor Thomas on Jacob Butterfield, free kick awarded. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Ricardo Vaz Te, save by Joe Murphy.

21:46

Chris Hussey concedes a free kick for a foul on Bobby Hassell. Free kick taken by Stephen Foster.

19:31

Gary McSheffrey produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

17:23

The referee blows for offside against Ricardo Vaz Te. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Keogh.

15:07

Gary McSheffrey fouled by Daniel Drinkwater, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sammy Clingan, Andy Gray manages to make a clearance.

13:50

The official flags Gary McSheffrey offside. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.

13:01

Outswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line, Jacob Butterfield makes a clearance.

11:11

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jacob Butterfield. The ball is sent over by Daniel Drinkwater. Headed effort from the edge of the area by Ricardo Vaz Te goes wide of the right-hand post.

7:25

Foul by Nathan Doyle on Gary McSheffrey, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.

5:51

Richard Keogh fouled by Ricardo Vaz Te, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

4:47

A cross is delivered by Richard Keogh, clearance by Bobby Hassell.

1:25

Jim O'Brien sends in a cross, Martin Cranie manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Tykes' injury toil continues Barnsley's injury woes worsened this week with midfielder David Perkins the latest player set to miss the home clash with Coventry. Perkins sustained a hamstring strain in the midweek draw at Derby and will be out for several weeks. Defender Jay McEveley was also forced off at Pride Park due to a calf problem and is doubtful, but striker Ricardo Vaz Te's early exit was down to cramp and he is available. Midfielder Miles Addison could be in line for a recall as he has recovered from an ankle injury, while Nathan Doyle provides manager Keith Hill with an alternative option. Matt Done and Danny Haynes (both hamstring), Craig Davies (groin), midfielders Reuben Noble-Lazarus (ankle) and Goran Lovre (knee), plus defenders Rob Edwards (hamstring) and Luke Potter (knee) all remain sidelined. Manager Andy Thorn has a host of players pushing for starting berths as Coventry's trip up the M1. Midfielder Gary Deegan marked his return from a thigh injury with the equaliser to make it 1-1 in Tuesday`s 2-2 draw against Blackpool, having come on as a second-half substitute to make his first appearance of the season. Striker Clive Platt was also introduced from the bench for the second game in succession and is now ready to be considered from the off. Fellow frontman Cody McDonald was dropped from City`s XI as he continues to adjust to life following his deadline-day switch from Norwich and will be champing at the bit for involvement this time around. Gael Bigirimana is competing for a recall having been rested for the past two matches, while midfielder Carl Baker faces around four weeks on the sidelines due to ruptured ankle ligaments.

Formation:4411Manager: Keith Hill

Barnsley

Formation: 442Manager: Andy Thorn

Coventry

  • Luke Steele
  • Bobby Hassell
  • Stephen Foster
  • Jimmy McNulty
  • Jay McEveley
  • Jim O'Brien
  • Nathan Doyle
  • Daniel Drinkwater
  • Ricardo Vaz Te
  • Jacob Butterfield
  • Andy Gray
  • SUBS
  • David Preece
  • Scott Wiseman
  • Cameron Park
  • Miles Addison
  • Danny Rose

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Match Report

It's ton-up Gray's day Andy Gray's 100th and 101st career goals earned Barnsley a 2-0 win and heaped further woe on floundering Coventry. On an unusually sweltering October afternoon at Oakwell, Gray reached his milestone from the penalty spot shortly before half-time. And 10 minutes after the break he began his journey towards 200 goals with a close-range tap-in. The result sends Coventry into the relegation places and leaves Andy Thorn's side without an away win so far this term. Roy O'Donovan spurned an early opportunity to put the Sky Blues ahead, scuffing his shot into side netting when it was easier to score. Barnsley followed suit, Ricardo Vaz Te heading wildly over the crossbar following a pinpoint cross from Danny Drinkwater. Gary McSheffrey then drove forward and took aim from distance, but his swerving effort sailed wide of Luke Steele's goal. Vaz Te was first to register a shot on target, his free-kick following Conor Thomas' foul on Jacob Butterfield stinging the palms of Joe Murphy in the Coventry goal. Butterfield was soon kicking himself after wasting a clear chance to put the Tykes ahead, his left-footed shot devoid of the required power and accuracy and bobbling left of the post. Lukas Jutkiewicz, a constant threat to the hosts' backline with his pace and trickery, manoeuvred to blast at Steele five minutes before the break, but the former Manchester United goalkeeper was equal to the attempt. Referee Geoff Eltringham showed no hesitation in the 42nd minute when Chris Hussey handled in the penalty area. Gray stepped up to send his spot-kick into the bottom right corner and register a century of goals in professional football. The Tykes might have doubled the lead immediately after the restart, Murphy parrying a fierce free-kick from Drinkwater following Martin Cranie's foul on Gray. Butterfield lofted in an inswinging corner but Gray's header from the centre of the box was off target. But the frustration would not last for long. With 55 minutes played, Jim O'Brien shimmied his way behind the Coventry backline to supply Gray with an inch-perfect cross, which he gratefully tucked beyond the diving Murphy. And it was almost three shortly afterwards when O'Brien wiggled into space on the edge of the penalty area and fizzed a shot into Murphy's gloves. The visitors began to wilt in the Yorkshire heat, and could not summon up a shot on target as the game entered its final stages. Jutkiewicz miscued a left-footed drive which failed to threaten the Barnsley goal and David Bell's solid drive drifted beyond Steele's left-hand upright. Jutkiewicz leapt to meet a Conor Thomas cross with only three minutes on the clock, but his header bounced high above the home goal and into the crowd.

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