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  • Clarkson (83)
  • Bell (47)
  • Date:2010-02-06
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ashton Gate
  • Attendance:13852
  • Referee:Horwood, G

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

83mins

Goal!! David Clarkson scores for Bristol City.

77mins

The referee has booked Paul Hartley.

76mins

Coventry are replacing Freddy Eastwood with Carl Baker.

74mins

Bristol City are replacing Lewin Nyatanga with David Clarkson.

56mins

Evander Sno is being taken off, Ivan Sproule has come on in his place.

52mins

Bristol City are replacing Nicky Maynard with Danny Haynes.

47mins

Goal!! Coventry have scored with David Bell putting it in the back of the net.

46mins

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

45mins

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

0mins

It's 3pm on Saturday, February 6th, the match has kicked off.

0mins

Bristol City face Coventry at 3pm on Saturday, February 6th.


Match Report

Victims of half a dozen late goals this season Bristol City found one of their own from substitute striker David Clarkson to rescue a point from a 1-1 draw with Coventry City.

Until he drove home a downward header from Louis Carey with seven minutes to go a rare goal from midfielder David Bell had looked likely to bring the Sky Blues their first win over the Robins for 30 years.

They had seen their goal peppered late on by anxious shots from a side beaten 6-0 by Cardiff in their last home match, but looked comfortable repelling everything until Clarkson scored ten minutes after coming on.

It was always a game looking for a hint of inspiration and the best chances were Bristol's in the first half.

Coventry's captain Stephen Wright provided the first of them when he bumbled into Patrick Agyemang a yard outside the box. It was a perfect place for dead-ball specialist Paul Hartley, but he could only lift his kick into the wall.

Bristol pressing without threatening, but with half-time approaching central defender Carey found Nicky Maynard in the penalty box with a nicely waited 50-yard ball.

An opening goal was a shot away but Maynard was denied that by a superbly timed tackle from James Cake, which left him on his back and the ball rolling away towards the touchline.

Coventry having sold their top scorer Leon Bent to Newcastle on transfer deadline day relied on Michael McIndoe, a Robins player until last summer, to create something for them with his speed on the left.

He occasionally got the better of Bradley Orr without the final worrying ball.

The breakthrough for the visitors came 53 seconds into the second half. Sammy Clingan's shot bounced back off a defender to Bell, whose opportunist strike from 25 yards caught the keeper on the wrong side of his goal.

Bristol City

Coventry City

Corners

73

Fouls

1713

Goal attempts

Shots off target

134

Offsides

13

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