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The ball is swung over by Sammy Clingan, Foul by Richard Wood on Tom Heaton, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Headed effort from deep inside the area by Marlon King misses to the right of the goal.
Mark Hudson concedes a free kick for a foul on Marlon King. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Chris Burke, Jay Bothroyd grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Coventry 1-2 Cardiff.Assist by Chris Burke.
Chris Burke takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Turner.
The offside flag is raised against Marlon King. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
The ball is delivered by Lee Naylor, Ben Turner makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Marlon King, comfortable save by Tom Heaton.
Andrew Keogh comes on in place of Craig Bellamy.
The ball is sent over by Gary McSheffrey, clearance made by Lee Naylor.
Clive Platt concedes a free kick for a foul on Gabor Gyepes. Direct free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Handball decision goes against Chris Burke. Direct free kick taken by Martin Cranie.
Jay Bothroyd fouled by Sammy Clingan, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Bellamy takes the free kick.
Chris Burke has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
The referee blows for offside. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Wood. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Mark Hudson concedes a free kick for a foul on Clive Platt. Jason Koumas comes on in place of Michael Chopra. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
Marlon King replaces Lukas Jutkiewicz.
A cross is delivered by Lee Naylor, clearance made by Lee Carsley.
Kevin McNaughton crosses the ball.
The referee blows for offside against Lukas Jutkiewicz. Mark Hudson takes the indirect free kick.
Gabor Gyepes challenges Clive Platt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gary McSheffrey, Mark Hudson makes a clearance.
Chris Burke produces a cross, clearance made by Ben Turner.
Lee Carsley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd. Jay Bothroyd shoots direct from the free kick, Sammy Clingan gets a block in.
Shot from outside the box by Lee Carsley misses to the left of the goal.
Shot from just outside the box by Chris Burke misses to the right of the goal.
Michael Chopra takes a shot. Ben Turner gets a block in.
The ball is delivered by Lee Naylor.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton by Sammy Clingan. Sammy Clingan receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Mark Hudson takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Unfair challenge on Mark Hudson by Clive Platt results in a free kick. Tom Heaton takes the direct free kick.
Centre by Sammy Clingan, Mark Hudson manages to make a clearance.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary McSheffrey, Richard Wood takes a shot. Tom Heaton makes a save.
Clive Platt takes a shot. Gabor Gyepes gets a block in.
Chris Burke delivers the ball.
The ball is swung over by Kevin McNaughton, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Aron Gunnarsson, comfortable save by Tom Heaton.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Clive Platt. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Gary McSheffrey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Seyi Olofinjana crosses the ball.
The referee blows for offside against Clive Platt. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
Gary McSheffrey has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
A goal is scored by Gary McSheffrey from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Coventry 1-1 Cardiff.The assist for the goal came from Aron Gunnarsson.
Unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Peter Whittingham results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Gary McSheffrey, Tom Heaton makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan, save by Tom Heaton.
Gary McSheffrey produces a cross, blocked by Kevin McNaughton.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Lee Naylor. Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Lee Naylor.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Naylor on Aron Gunnarsson. Richard Keogh takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line to the near post.
The ball is crossed by Aron Gunnarsson, clearance made by Kevin McNaughton.
Craig Bellamy takes the inswinging corner, Header from close range by Mark Hudson misses to the right of the goal.
Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Aron Gunnarsson gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Lee Naylor. Craig Bellamy restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Richard Wood results in a free kick. Lee Naylor restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from just outside the area by Aron Gunnarsson goes over the bar.
A cross is delivered by Richard Keogh, Gabor Gyepes manages to make a clearance.
Jay Bothroyd is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Peter Whittingham, Keiren Westwood makes a save.
Gabor Gyepes takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
Lee Carsley challenges Peter Whittingham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Naylor takes the free kick.
Gabor Gyepes fouled by Clive Platt, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Heaton takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line, Richard Wood fouled by Mark Hudson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
The referee blows for offside against Lee Naylor. Keiren Westwood takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Gary McSheffrey, Tom Heaton makes a save.
Martin Cranie takes a shot. Save made by Tom Heaton.
Seyi Olofinjana concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Carsley. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
A cross is delivered by Chris Burke.
Craig Bellamy is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
Sammy Clingan produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
Aron Gunnarsson produces a cross, clearance made by Mark Hudson.
Gary McSheffrey produces a cross, Richard Wood has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey to the near post, clearance made by Seyi Olofinjana.
The ball is crossed by Richard Keogh, Lee Naylor gets a block in.
A cross is delivered by Craig Bellamy, Richard Wood manages to make a clearance.
Richard Keogh takes a shot. Gary McSheffrey gets a block in.
Peter Whittingham sends in a cross.
Centre by Craig Bellamy.
Craig Bellamy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Richard Keogh from right wing, save by Tom Heaton.
Foul by Michael Chopra on Richard Keogh, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Gary McSheffrey from right wing.
Foul by Mark Hudson on Richard Wood, free kick awarded. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Richard Keogh.
Chris Burke produces a cross, Martin Cranie makes a clearance.
Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball.
Peter Whittingham crosses the ball, Ben Turner receives a caution. Ben Turner challenges Michael Chopra unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Penalty taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham and scored. Coventry 0-1 Cardiff.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Aron Gunnarsson. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Lee Naylor sends in a cross, Keiren Westwood makes a save.
Shot from long range by Gary McSheffrey misses to the left of the target.
The match has kicked off.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The referee starts the second half.
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Boss Aidy waits on King
Coventry boss Aidy Boothroyd will hope to have Marlon King back in his ranks for the visit of Cardiff.
The striker failed to recover from his thigh injury in time for Saturday`s 2-1 victory at Ipswich but is expected to return to contention against Dave Jones` second-placed Bluebirds.
King`s comeback presents Boothroyd with a welcome dilemma having watched Clive Platt and Lukas Jutkiewicz combine to bag the goals which secured the club`s first victory at Portman Road since 1994, with the Sky Blues boss admitting "it's a nice problem to have".
Boothroyd was thrilled with the manner of Coventry`s victory at the weekend and could well be tempted to name an unchanged line-up with no new injury or suspension problems to contend with.
However, his remaining list of absentees all continue to miss out including Danny Ward, Freddy Eastwood, David Bell, Chris Hussey, Gary Deegan and Stephen O`Halloran.
Craig Bellamy comes into the fold to face former club Coventry having been rested for Cardiff`s 3-2 win over Bristol City on Saturday.
The on-loan striker has only recently returned from his latest spell on the sidelines nursing his long-standing knee problem and manager Jones knows he must used his prized asset sparingly, making three games in the space of 10 days a tall order.
Jones` decision to leave Bellamy out of his matchday 18 at the weekend means he is expected to feature at the Ricoh Arena against the club he spent one season with a decade ago.
Michael Chopra returned to face Bristol City after his lengthy lay-off recovering from ankle ligament damage, partnering another ex-Sky Blues striker in Jay Bothroyd, and it will be up to Jones to decide who gets the nod on Tuesday night.
Stephen McPhail was forced off with a knee injury midway through the second half of the Severnside derby and will have to be assessed, with fellow midfielder Danny Drinkwater (thigh) and defenders Paul Quinn (knee) and Chris Riggott already on the sidelines.
Darcy Blake does however return to the fold having served his one-match ban.
Bothroyd bags winner for Bluebirds
Jay Bothroyd followed up Cardiff manager Dave Jones' claim that he could be worth an England call-up by grabbing a late winner in a 2-1 victory against his former club Coventry in a keenly-contested npower Championship encounter.
All of the pre-match talk centred around Craig Bellamy's return to Coventry, nine years after the striker - who remains the club's record signing - capped a disappointing sole season when he criticised the club upon his departure for Newcastle.
But it was another former Sky Blue frontman in Bothroyd who stole the points for second-placed Cardiff with a deft finish to convert Chris Burke's 86th-minute low cross, just three days after Jones urged Fabio Capello to take a look at him.
The result was harsh on a Coventry side who had given the high-flying Bluebirds a real run for their money.
It was from Bellamy's cross that Ben Turner tugged back Michael Chopra to leave Nuneaton-born Peter Whittingham with the chance to open the scoring from the spot after just five minutes.
But Gary McSheffrey levelled on the stroke of half-time after Mark Hudson had inexplicably given the ball away in midfield.
Cardiff's devastating wealth of attacking firepower is certain to cause many teams problems this season.
Bothroyd - who spent three largely underachieving years at Coventry from 2000 to 2003 - partnered Chopra in attack, with Bellamy, Whittingham and Chris Burke all in midfield.
Coventry were unchanged from the side who on Saturday recorded the club's first win at Ipswich for 16 years.
Bellamy, predictably, received a chorus of boos from the Ricoh Arena faithful from his first touch until his last.
But he and the visitors were celebrating early on when Whittingham slotted home a penalty - his third in the last three meetings between these two sides - after Turner hauled down Chopra.
The game was 18 minutes old when Coventry full-back Martin Cranie tested Bluebirds goalkeeper Tom Heaton with a low drive, while Keiren Westwood had to be at his best to turn away Gabor Gyepes' snap-shot at the other end.
Hudson, partnering Gyepes in central defence, headed narrowly wide from a Bellamy corner for the visitors just after the half-hour mark.
That looked set to be the last chance of the first half until Hudson played a suicidal pass straight to Aron Gunnarsson who surged forward and fed McSheffrey on the left, and he duly cut inside Kevin McNaughton before beating Heaton.
Cardiff fell off the pace as the first half closed out and that continued at the start of the second half against a Coventry side who grew in confidence.
Yet neither goalkeeper had been forced to make a real save in the second half as the clash reached the 70-minute mark.
That led to Marlon King and Jason Koumas being introduced by Aidy Boothroyd and Jones respectively.
But with the game seemingly heading for a draw, it was left for Bothroyd to steal the glory, providing the clinical finish to Burke's centre.
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