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

Live Commentary

94mins

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

93mins

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

92mins

The ball is crossed by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

92mins

The ball is sent over by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

91mins

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

88mins

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

87mins

The ball is crossed by Brett Pitman.

85mins

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

85mins

Cyrus Christie goes off and James McPake comes on.

84mins

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

82mins

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

82mins

Cyrus Christie produces a cross.

81mins

Centre by David Bell, clearance made by James Wilson.

79mins

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

79mins

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

77mins

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.

77mins

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

77mins

Gary Deegan takes a shot. Save by David James.

75mins

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.

75mins

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

73mins

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

72mins

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

71mins

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

70mins

Albert Adomah takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

70mins

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

68mins

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

67mins

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

67mins

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

65mins

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

65mins

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

64mins

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

63mins

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

62mins

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

61mins

Outswinging corner taken by Gary McSheffrey.

61mins

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

61mins

The ball is swung over by Cyrus Christie.

60mins

Stephen Pearson crosses the ball.

59mins

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.

59mins

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

58mins

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

58mins

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

57mins

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

56mins

Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Blocked by Nathan Cameron.

55mins

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.

54mins

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

53mins

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

53mins

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

52mins

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

52mins

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

51mins

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

51mins

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

50mins

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

49mins

Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Blocked by Carl Baker.

48mins

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.

48mins

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.

47mins

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

46mins

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

46mins

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

46mins

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

46mins

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

45mins

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

45mins

Albert Adomah takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Hussey.

43mins

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.

41mins

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

41mins

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

40mins

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.

39mins

Stephen Pearson crosses the ball, clearance by Richard Keogh.

39mins

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

38mins

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

37mins

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

37mins

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

36mins

Marvin Elliott takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Keogh.

35mins

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

35mins

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

33mins

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.

33mins

Centre by Neil Kilkenny, clearance by Gael Bigirimana.

32mins

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.

31mins

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.

31mins

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

30mins

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

30mins

The ball is delivered by Cyrus Christie.

29mins

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

28mins

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

28mins

Stephen Pearson crosses the ball.

27mins

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

27mins

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

25mins

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

23mins

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

22mins

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

22mins

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

20mins

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

20mins

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

19mins

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

18mins

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.

17mins

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

15mins

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

10mins

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

9mins

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.

4mins

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.

2mins

Cyrus Christie produces a cross, save by David James.

2mins

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

1mins

Albert Adomah takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Hussey.

1mins

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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