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  • Date:26 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ricoh Arena
  • Attendance:15,302
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:59 +3.59

Carl Baker is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David James restarts play with the free kick.

92:41 +2.41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott by Carl Baker. David James restarts play with the free kick.

91:07 +1.07

The ball is crossed by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

91:01 +1.01

The ball is sent over by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

90:33 +0.33

The referee blows for offside against Gary McSheffrey. Free kick taken by David James.

87:38

Marvin Elliott takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a brilliant save.

86:05

The ball is crossed by Brett Pitman.

84:55

(Bristol City) makes a substitution, with Jamal Campbell-Ryce coming on for Kalifa Cisse.

84:21

Cyrus Christie goes off and James McPake comes on.

83:40

Shot by Lukas Jutkiewicz from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

81:36

The referee blows for offside against Lukas Jutkiewicz. Lewin Nyatanga takes the free kick.

81:14

Cyrus Christie produces a cross.

80:05

Centre by David Bell, clearance made by James Wilson.

79:00

The ball is sent over by Lukas Jutkiewicz, Jon Stead gets a block in. Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey.

78:08

Albert Adomah takes a shot. Richard Wood gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Brett Pitman.

76:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey by Kalifa Cisse. Kalifa Cisse is cautioned. Richard Keogh restarts play with the free kick.

76:28

Jon Stead challenges Gary McSheffrey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Keogh takes the free kick.

76:05

Gary Deegan takes a shot. Save by David James.

74:45

Jon Stead takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy. Albert Adomah takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Keogh. Marvin Elliott takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

74:21

Foul by Gary Deegan on Cole Skuse, free kick awarded. David James restarts play with the free kick.

72:25

Gary McSheffrey challenges James Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Cole Skuse takes the free kick.

71:10

Gary Deegan grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Coventry 1-0 Bristol City.

70:35

Foul by James Wilson on Lukas Jutkiewicz, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Gary McSheffrey.

69:38

Albert Adomah takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

69:10

Stephen Pearson is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Cyrus Christie.

67:21

Brett Pitman comes on in place of Neil Kilkenny. Jon Stead is brought on as a substitute for Nicky Maynard.

66:54

Marvin Elliott fouled by Nathan Cameron, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Cole Skuse.

66:10

David Bell delivers the ball, Cole Skuse makes a clearance. Floated corner taken by Gary McSheffrey, David James makes a fantastic save.

65:00

Shot from deep inside the area by Gary McSheffrey clears the bar.

64:24

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ryan McGivern. Free kick taken by Richard Wood.

63:01

Effort on goal by David Bell from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

62:01

The ball is sent over by Cyrus Christie, Lewin Nyatanga makes a clearance.

61:03

Gary McSheffrey sends in a cross. The referee blows for offside against Lukas Jutkiewicz. Free kick taken by David James.

60:45

Outswinging corner taken by Gary McSheffrey.

60:34

The ball is delivered by Richard Wood, blocked by James Wilson.

60:25

The ball is swung over by Cyrus Christie.

59:44

Stephen Pearson crosses the ball.

58:45

The ball is sent over by Richard Wood, Cole Skuse gets a block in. Floated corner taken from the left by-line by Gary McSheffrey. Nathan Cameron crosses the ball, save by David James.

58:25

Lewin Nyatanga gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey. Conor Thomas takes the direct free kick.

57:30

Effort from 20 yards by Carl Baker. Save by David James.

57:06

A cross is delivered by Cyrus Christie, David James makes a comfortable save.

56:44

Marvin Elliott produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

56:00

Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Blocked by Nathan Cameron.

54:22

Albert Adomah produces a cross. Handball by Richard Keogh. Ryan McGivern delivers the ball, Header from close range by Nicky Maynard misses to the right of the goal.

53:38

The referee blows for offside against Albert Adomah. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

52:59

Richard Keogh has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

52:31

Cyrus Christie takes a shot. James Wilson gets a block in.

52:00

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey played to the near post, clearance by Kalifa Cisse.

51:18

Headed effort from inside the area by Richard Keogh misses to the left of the goal.

50:51

Inswinging corner taken by Gary McSheffrey, David James makes a brilliant save.

50:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan McGivern on Lukas Jutkiewicz. Gary McSheffrey takes the direct free kick.

49:37

A cross is delivered by Ryan McGivern, clearance made by Richard Wood.

48:20 +3.20

Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Blocked by Carl Baker.

47:42

Unfair challenge on Neil Kilkenny by Gary Deegan results in a free kick. Booking for Gary Deegan. Neil Kilkenny sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Stephen Pearson misses to the left of the goal.

47:02 +2.02

The ball is sent over by Albert Adomah, Cyrus Christie makes a clearance. Neil Kilkenny takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Wood. Richard Keogh challenges Nicky Maynard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Kilkenny takes the direct free kick.

46:24 +1.24

A cross is delivered by Chris Hussey, save by David James.

45:32

Neil Kilkenny takes a shot. Stephen Pearson gets a block in.

45:24 +0.24

Gary McSheffrey concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan McGivern. Free kick taken by David James.

45:01

Nathan Cameron joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Hussey.

45:01

(Coventry) makes a substitution, with Gary Deegan coming on for Gael Bigirimana.

44:54

Albert Adomah produces a cross, Stephen Pearson takes a shot. Blocked by Cyrus Christie.

44:33

Albert Adomah takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Hussey.

42:09

Ryan McGivern gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz. Cyrus Christie delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

40:54

Corner taken by Stephen Pearson, Shot by Ryan McGivern from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

40:43

Cole Skuse delivers the ball, clearance made by Cyrus Christie.

39:38

Stephen Pearson takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Hussey. Corner taken left-footed by Stephen Pearson from the left by-line, Albert Adomah takes a shot. Richard Wood gets a block in.

38:29

Stephen Pearson crosses the ball, clearance by Richard Keogh.

38:09

Albert Adomah takes a shot. Richard Wood gets a block in.

37:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kalifa Cisse by Gary McSheffrey. Direct free kick taken by Ryan McGivern.

36:39

David Bell sends in a cross, clearance by Ryan McGivern.

36:23

Cole Skuse produces a cross, comfortable save by Joe Murphy.

35:33

Marvin Elliott takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Keogh.

34:36

Gael Bigirimana produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

34:21

Stephen Pearson produces a cross, Richard Keogh gets a block in.

32:55

Corner taken by Neil Kilkenny from the right by-line, Shot by James Wilson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

32:18

Centre by Neil Kilkenny, clearance by Gael Bigirimana.

31:34

The ball is sent over by Cole Skuse, clearance by Richard Keogh. The ball is sent over by Ryan McGivern, Richard Wood makes a clearance. Floated corner taken by Stephen Pearson.

30:35

Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance. Stephen Pearson takes a floated corner to the near post, Carl Baker manages to make a clearance.

30:08

Chris Hussey delivers the ball, Lewin Nyatanga manages to make a clearance.

29:10

Floated corner taken from the left by-line by Gary McSheffrey, Richard Wood takes a shot. Cole Skuse makes a clearance.

29:05

The ball is delivered by Cyrus Christie.

28:46

Carl Baker sends in a cross, clearance by James Wilson.

27:34

The ball is swung over by Ryan McGivern, Joe Murphy makes a save.

27:22

Stephen Pearson crosses the ball.

26:51

Short corner taken by Stephen Pearson from the right by-line.

26:16

Marvin Elliott takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save.

24:56

Marvin Elliott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

22:14

Albert Adomah takes a shot. Richard Wood gets a block in.

21:29

The referee blows for offside against Carl Baker. David James takes the indirect free kick.

21:15

The ball is crossed by Lukas Jutkiewicz, clearance by Lewin Nyatanga.

19:56

The ball is swung over by Chris Hussey, Effort from close in by Carl Baker goes wide left of the target.

19:50

The ball is sent over by Cyrus Christie, James Wilson makes a clearance.

18:26

The official flags Gary McSheffrey offside. David James restarts play with the free kick.

17:12

Unfair challenge on Albert Adomah by David Bell results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Neil Kilkenny, clearance made by Cyrus Christie.

16:25

Gary McSheffrey sends in a cross, clearance made by Lewin Nyatanga.

14:56

Ryan McGivern crosses the ball, Cyrus Christie gets a block in.

9:55

Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball, blocked by Cole Skuse. The ball is delivered by Gary McSheffrey, save by David James.

9:00

The ball is swung over by Albert Adomah, Chris Hussey gets a block in. Neil Kilkenny takes the outswinging corner, Richard Wood makes a clearance.

3:56

Chris Hussey fouled by Albert Adomah, the ref awards a free kick. Centre by Gary McSheffrey, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Richard Wood misses to the right of the target.

1:30

Cyrus Christie produces a cross, save by David James.

1:03

Albert Adomah has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

0:38

Albert Adomah takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Hussey.

0:17

The ball is swung over by Albert Adomah, clearance by Richard Keogh.

Match Preview

Baker back for Sky Blues Coventry are set to welcome back Carl Baker for their Boxing Day clash against Bristol City but are struggling to see any other names return into the frame. Baker has recovered from a virus which ruled him out of last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Peterborough and the midfielder has joined his team-mates for training this week. But defender Martin Cranie (ribs) and striker Cody McDonald (knee) continue to struggle and will be assessed, while skipper Sammy Clingan is still recovering from a fractured toe. On-loan midfielder Gary Gardner was also recalled early by parent club Aston Villa this week, handing City boss Andy Thorn a real blow in the middle of the park. Gary Deegan is back in City's squad, however, having been unavailable last weekend for reasons undisclosed by the club. Rock bottom Sky Blues go into the crucial clash knowing victory would close the gap to five points between themselves and Bristol City, who stand just one spot above the drop zone. Bristol City have no new injury or suspension worries. Manager Derek McInnes will be hoping his Robins side can secure their first win in four matches against the Sky Blues with a full-strength squad at his disposal for the clash. There is one selection issue for McInnes, however, revolving around striker Nicky Maynard. Maynard has called time on negotiations over a new contract at Ashton Gate, with the club admitting they are now looking to offload the striker in January, and it remains to be seen whether McInnes will continue to select his top scorer in the wake of his decision.

Formation:433Manager: Andy Thorn

Coventry

Formation: 451Manager: Derek McInnes

Bristol City

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

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Match Report

Super-sub Deegan boosts Sky Blues Gary Deegan came off the bench to grab the winner as Coventry enjoyed their first success in 12 npower Championship outings with a 1-0 victory over Bristol City. Deegan struck with 18 minutes left, firing home the loose ball following a Richard Wood free-kick, to give the Sky Blues their first goal in four matches. Until that point the game had been a story of missed chances. The visitors enjoyed the better of the early running, with Albert Adomah influential. Adomah fired into the side-netting and was denied a penalty by referee Phil Gibbs after a coming together with Wood in the box before the hosts hit back. Carl Baker should have done better than side-foot wide and, after half-time, Gary McSheffrey blazed over when well set. But in the end the home side found a way through after 72 minutes to claim three crucial points in their bid to avoid the drop. City started well, and Adomah went close for the visitors inside the first two minutes. The Ghanaian winger, the subject of reported interest from a host of Barclays Premier League clubs, cut inside from the right onto his left foot but could only find the side-netting with his fizzing effort. The former Barnet man was back in the thick of the action just after the quarter hour, when his bustling run was brought to an abrupt end by Wood inside the Coventry area. The Robins players wanted a penalty but referee Gibbs waved away the claims. The Sky Blues saw Baker contrive to miss the target with a side-footed effort from five yards out over the course of the first 20 minutes, as clear-cut opportunities came at a premium. Adomah was at the crux of each and every significant City foray into opposition territory, and his goalbound shot after 23 minutes was blocked en route to the net by Wood, while Marvin Elliott tested Joe Murphy in the hosts' goal four minutes later. However, Coventry steadily found their feet and went close when Wood rose highest to power a header towards goal from McSheffrey's corner only to see Cole Skuse clear the danger. And the hosts almost found themselves in front with 10 minutes left of the first half when Skuse's errant pass was intercepted by Gael Bigirimana, who burst into the area but could not direct his attempt on target and the ball skidded wide. Ryan McGivern failed to test Murphy after 40 minutes, firing past the right hand post, and the sides went into half-time level at 0-0. Three minutes after the break, Stephen Pearson headed wide from Neil Kilkenny's cross for Bristol City while Richard Keogh did likewise for Coventry at the other end as the opening goal continued to prove elusive. Keogh missed to the right of David James' goal after 53 minutes and Nicky Maynard nodded McGivern's free-kick past the right post at the other end, while Elliott was also off target for the visitors from the edge of the box. The Sky Blues' David Bell thrashed an effort over the crossbar after 64 minutes, and McSheffrey followed suit two minutes later after latching on to Deegan's through ball. And the match seemed to be destined to remain goalless, until the hosts finally scored with 18 minutes remaining. Wood's free-kick was only partially cleared and substitute Deegan smashed home his fourth goal for the Sky Blues from 10 yards out. The Robins tried to retaliate, but Jon Stead was denied by Murphy and Adomah's follow-up was cleared off the line by Cyrus Christie as the hosts held firm to make sure of victory.

Form Guide

    LDLLLL
  • Coventry
  • VS
  • Bristol City
  • WWDLLD

Last Meetings

  • Coventry
  • 1 - 4
  • Bristol City
  • 05/03/2011
  • Bristol City
  • 1 - 2
  • Coventry
  • 18/09/2010
  • Bristol City
  • 1 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 06/02/2010
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 1
  • Bristol City
  • 12/09/2009
  • Bristol City
  • 2 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 10/03/2009
  • Coventry
  • 0 - 3
  • Bristol City
  • 23/08/2008

Top Scorers

Coventry

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

Bristol City

  • N Maynard 7
  • A Adomah 5
  • B Pitman 3
  • M Elliott 2
  • S Pearson 1
  • N Kilkenny 1
  • M Woolford 1

Goals

Coventry

    • Total goals 50
    • Goals per game 17
  • 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
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Bristol City

    • Total goals 54
    • Goals per game 21
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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