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  • Date:31 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ricoh Arena
  • Attendance:14,158
  • McSheffrey (33) Jutkiewicz (53)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Unfair challenge on Billy Paynter by Carl Baker results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Navarro.

92mins

Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a comfortable save.

92mins

The ball is crossed by Gordon Greer.

91mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Navarro by Gary McSheffrey. Alan Navarro takes the free kick.

91mins

Craig Mackail-Smith produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

90mins

Kazenga LuaLua takes a shot. Richard Keogh gets a block in.

88mins

The ball is crossed by Kazenga LuaLua, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

88mins

The ball is delivered by Will Buckley, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

85mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary McSheffrey on Kazenga LuaLua. Direct free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.

84mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Wood by Will Buckley. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

84mins

The ball is crossed by Kazenga LuaLua, Richard Wood makes a clearance.

83mins

Gary McSheffrey delivers the ball, Lukas Jutkiewicz concedes a free kick for a foul on Gordon Greer. Free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.

81mins

Gael Bigirimana is brought on as a substitute for Gary Deegan.

79mins

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

79mins

Carl Baker takes a shot. Save made by Casper Ankergren.

78mins

Gary Deegan concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam El-Abd. Alan Navarro delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save by Joe Murphy.

77mins

Matthew Sparrow takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Deegan.

77mins

The ball is sent over by Kazenga LuaLua, Richard Wood manages to make a clearance.

77mins

Gary Deegan challenges Jake Forster-Caskey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Sparrow crosses the ball in from the free kick, Martin Cranie makes a clearance.

74mins

The ball is swung over by Will Buckley, comfortable save by Joe Murphy.

74mins

David Bell crosses the ball, Adam El-Abd makes a comfortable save.

74mins

The ball is sent over by Kazenga LuaLua, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

71mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kazenga LuaLua from the left by-line.

71mins

Centre by Jake Forster-Caskey, Cyrus Christie gets a block in.

70mins

The ball is crossed by Will Buckley.

69mins

Unfair challenge on Kazenga LuaLua by Cyrus Christie results in a free kick. Cyrus Christie is cautioned. Alan Navarro crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from own half, Joe Murphy makes a brilliant save.

68mins

Shot from just outside the box by Gary Deegan misses to the right of the target.

66mins

Ryan Harley leaves the field to be replaced by Jake Forster-Caskey.

66mins

Unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Ryan Harley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

64mins

Kazenga LuaLua takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

63mins

The ball is delivered by Gary McSheffrey, clearance made by Gordon Greer.

62mins

Cyrus Christie crosses the ball, blocked by Ryan Harley.

61mins

David Bell delivers the ball, Lewis Dunk makes a clearance.

60mins

Mauricio Taricco leaves the field to be replaced by Will Buckley. Craig Noone goes off and Kazenga LuaLua comes on.

58mins

Cyrus Christie crosses the ball, Casper Ankergren makes a save.

58mins

The ball is sent over by Gary McSheffrey, clearance made by Gordon Greer.

57mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz crosses the ball, Adam El-Abd makes a clearance.

57mins

Unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Lewis Dunk results in a free kick. Lewis Dunk booked. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

56mins

Gordon Greer takes a shot. Lukas Jutkiewicz gets a block in.

56mins

Corner taken by Craig Noone from the right by-line.

56mins

The ball is delivered by Matthew Sparrow, clearance made by Martin Cranie.

55mins

Centre by Ryan Harley.

54mins

Billy Paynter fouled by Richard Wood, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Navarro.

53mins

Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball, Lukas Jutkiewicz finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Coventry 2-0 Brighton.Assist by Gary McSheffrey.

53mins

Carl Baker takes a shot. Casper Ankergren makes a save.

51mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Dunk by Gary McSheffrey. Free kick taken by Gordon Greer.

50mins

A cross is delivered by Carl Baker.

49mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line, save by Casper Ankergren.

49mins

The ball is crossed by Cyrus Christie, blocked by Ryan Harley.

49mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Noone by Lukas Jutkiewicz. Craig Noone takes the free kick.

48mins

Craig Noone crosses the ball, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

47mins

David Bell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Dunk. Direct free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.

47mins

Foul by Cyrus Christie on Craig Noone, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ryan Harley.

46mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz fouled by Gordon Greer, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Gary McSheffrey from the free kick.

45mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Deegan on Craig Noone. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lewis Dunk from left wing.

45mins

Ryan Harley delivers the ball.

44mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey by Adam El-Abd. Direct free kick taken by Richard Keogh.

43mins

David Bell challenges Adam El-Abd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam El-Abd.

42mins

Corner taken by Ryan Harley, clearance by David Bell.

41mins

Corner taken by Ryan Harley, Richard Wood manages to make a clearance.

40mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Noone by Gary Deegan. Gary Deegan is given a yellow card. Ryan Harley delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, blocked by Richard Keogh.

38mins

Billy Paynter concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Keogh. Free kick taken by Richard Keogh.

38mins

Shot by Richard Wood from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

37mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Sparrow on Gary McSheffrey. Free kick taken by Gary McSheffrey.

36mins

The ball is delivered by Craig Noone.

36mins

Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a brilliant save.

34mins

A goal is scored by Gary McSheffrey from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Coventry 1-0 Brighton.

33mins

Unfair challenge on Matthew Sparrow by David Bell results in a free kick. Ryan Harley shoots direct from the free kick.

33mins

Mauricio Taricco produces a cross, Cyrus Christie makes a clearance.

33mins

The ball is crossed by Craig Noone.

32mins

Gary Deegan produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

29mins

Gary McSheffrey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam El-Abd. Ryan Harley crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Conor Thomas.

27mins

Richard Keogh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Mackail-Smith. Alan Navarro is cautioned by the ref for time wasting. Alan Navarro restarts play with the free kick.

26mins

The ball is crossed by Carl Baker, save made by Casper Ankergren.

26mins

Billy Paynter takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

25mins

The ball is crossed by Matthew Sparrow, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

21mins

Corner taken short by Ryan Harley.

21mins

Billy Paynter takes a shot. Martin Cranie gets a block in.

20mins

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

19mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Adam El-Abd restarts play with the free kick.

18mins

Gary Deegan challenges Craig Noone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Harley crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Richard Wood.

18mins

Craig Noone delivers the ball, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

17mins

Matthew Sparrow takes a shot. Comfortable save by Joe Murphy.

13mins

The ball is sent over by Gary McSheffrey, save made by Casper Ankergren.

12mins

Centre by Gary McSheffrey, blocked by Adam El-Abd.

12mins

Ryan Harley fouled by Gary Deegan, the ref awards a free kick. Gordon Greer takes the direct free kick.

11mins

The official flags Lukas Jutkiewicz offside. Indirect free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.

11mins

Carl Baker takes a shot. Blocked by Gordon Greer.

10mins

The ball is crossed by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

9mins

The ball is sent over by Gary McSheffrey, save by Casper Ankergren.

8mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Noone by Cyrus Christie. Craig Noone takes the direct free kick.

8mins

The ball is crossed by Craig Noone, save by Joe Murphy.

6mins

Foul by Conor Thomas on Billy Paynter, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Mauricio Taricco.

6mins

The ball is delivered by Cyrus Christie, clearance made by Gordon Greer.

5mins

Foul by Matthew Sparrow on Conor Thomas, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gary Deegan.

5mins

Ryan Harley produces a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Adam El-Abd misses to the right of the target.

4mins

Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Harley to the near post, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

2mins

The ball is swung over by Richard Wood, Lewis Dunk makes a clearance.

Match Preview

Sky Blues waiting on duo Coventry will assess defenders Chris Hussey and Cyrus Christie ahead of their New Year's Eve clash against Brighton at the Ricoh Arena. Hussey was forced off at half-time in Coventry's 1-0 Boxing Day victory at home to Bristol City nursing an ankle injury while Christie was also replaced five minutes from time nursing a knock. Midfielder Gary Deegan returned into contention and stepped off the bench at half-time to replace Gael Bigirimana before bagging the only goal of the game. The Irishman could now find himself promoted into Andy Thorn's starting XI as the Sky Blues aim to record back-to-back wins for only the second time in 2011. Nathan Cameron replaced Hussey at the break against the Robins but his place in Thorn's matchday 16 is now threatened as City await the results of a scan to a knee injury, with Martin Cranie (ribs) in a fitness race to be ready if called upon. Skipper Sammy Clingan (fractured toe) and strikers Clive Platt (back) and Cody McDonald (knee) are set to miss out again. Liam Bridcutt will miss his first game of the season when Brighton head north. Albion's ever-present midfielder was booked for the fifth time this season against Reading on Boxing Day and serves a one-match ban. Alan Navarro provides a like-for-like replacement in the starting line-up while boss Gus Poyet is considering adding youth team starlet Jake Forster-Caskey to the bench. Defender Romain Vincelot and striker Ashley Barnes are still suspended following their red cards against Burnley before Christmas. The Seagulls also have a lengthy injury list with Vicente Rodriguez (thigh), Inigo Calderon (knee), Marcos Painter (hamstring) and Will Hoskins (hip) all expected to miss out along with long-term absentees Gary Dicker (broken leg) and Tommy Elphick (Achilles).

Formation:433Manager: Andy Thorn

Coventry

Formation: 442Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Brighton

  • Joe Murphy
  • Cyrus Christie
  • Richard Keogh
  • Martin Cranie
  • Richard Wood
  • Conor Thomas
  • Gary Deegan
  • David Bell
  • Carl Baker
  • Lukas Jutkiewicz
  • Gary McSheffrey
  • SUBS
  • Chris Dunn
  • Chris Hussey
  • James McPake
  • Shaun Jeffers
  • Gael Bigirimana

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Match Report

Sky Blues win again Goals in either half from Gary McSheffrey and Lukas Jutkiewicz saw Coventry boost their survival hopes with a 2-0 victory over Brighton at the Ricoh Arena. McSheffrey, a constant thorn in the visitors defence, netted a first-half opener before turning provider for Jutkiewicz's ninth goal of the season after 54 minutes as the Sky Blues claimed their second successive victory. The three points sees Andy Thorn's side move off the bottom of the table on goal difference at the expense of Doncaster, who were hammered 4-1 by Watford earlier. Gus Poyet's outfit failed to assert themselves on the match and, as a result, were condemned to their fourth successive defeat. They have now failed to score in their last four outings. Brighton did, however, have the first opening of the match, but Adam El-Abd failed to direct Ryan Harley's cross on target. The hosts settled and McSheffrey tested Casper Ankergren in the Brighton goal, with the former Leeds shot-stopper late in punching the winger's effort to safety. Matthew Sparrow had a weak shot saved by Joe Murphy while, at the other end, McSheffrey fired over from 20 yards as the game started to open up. The visitors were determined to catch Coventry on the break but, when the ball fell to Billy Paynter, the on-loan Leeds striker could only find the hands of Murphy from 20 yards. Gary Deegan went close for the Sky Blues, shooting just wide from 18 yards, before the hosts went ahead 11 minutes before the interval. The lively McSheffrey, lacking support, raced forward at pace and drilled a low shot into the bottom-right corner from 20 yards. Brighton had an opportunity to reply immediately, but Murphy brilliantly kept out Craig Mackail-Smith's shot from 12 yards. The goal seemed to inject confidence into Coventry and they almost doubled their advantage three minutes later, Richard Wood volleying just wide. Carl Baker's shot was pushed to safety by Ankergren before Coventry did find a second nine minutes after the interval when Jutkiewicz headed McSheffrey's teasing cross into the bottom corner from six yards. Kazenga LuaLua came off the Brighton bench to provide Murphy with a comfortable save, while Deegan mis-cued a 20-yard effort as Coventry attempted to kill the game off once and for all. Alan Navarro tried to give Poyet's side some impetus with an inswinging free-kick, only to see the commanding Murphy punch clear. Brighton failed to create any real clear-cut chances as Sparrow had another weak long-range effort blocked, while Ankergren denied the dangerous Jutkiewicz a second 12 minutes from time with a fantastic save. Brighton almost notched late on, but Mackail-Smith headed straight at the reliable Murphy.

Form Guide

    DLLLLW
  • Coventry
  • VS
  • Brighton
  • WWWLLL

Last Meetings

  • Brighton
  • 2 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 26/11/2011
  • Coventry
  • 2 - 0
  • Brighton
  • 04/02/2006
  • Brighton
  • 2 - 2
  • Coventry
  • 17/09/2005
  • Coventry
  • 2 - 1
  • Brighton
  • 02/04/2005
  • Brighton
  • 1 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 14/08/2004
  • Coventry
  • 0 - 0
  • Brighton
  • 11/01/2003

Top Scorers

Coventry

  • L Jutkiewicz 7
  • C Platt 2
  • G Deegan 2
  • G McSheffrey 1
  • C Baker 1
  • S Clingan 1
  • R Wood 1
  • C McDonald 1

Brighton

  • C Mackail-Smith 6
  • A Barnes 3
  • W Buckley 3
  • R Harley 2
  • C Noone 2
  • G Greer 1
  • RG Vicente 1
  • W Hoskins 1
  • R Vincelot 1

Goals

Coventry

    • Total goals 51
    • Goals per game 18
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Brighton

    • Total goals 56
    • Goals per game 23
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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