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  • Best (47)
  • Ambrose (28)
  • Date:2009-11-21
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ricoh Arena
  • Attendance:18400
  • Referee:Singh, J

Live Commentary

90mins

Clinton Morrison is being taken off, Gary Madine has come on in his place.

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

90mins

Neil Danns is being taken off, Alassane N'Diaye has come on in his place.

90mins

The referee has booked Stephen Wright.

77mins

Leon Best is booked for dissent.

70mins

Alan Lee is replaced by Calvin Andrew.

70mins

Freddie Sears is replaced by Stern John.

62mins

Claude Davis is booked for unsporting behaviour.

47mins

Goal!! Coventry have scored with Leon Best putting it in the back of the net.

46mins

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 1.

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by J Singh

45mins

The referee has booked Alan Lee.

31mins

Jose Miguel Fonte goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

28mins

Goal!! Darren Ambrose scores for Crystal Palace.

0mins

It's 3pm on Saturday, November 21st, the match has kicked off.

0mins

Coventry face Crystal Palace at 3pm on Saturday, November 21st.


Match Report

Coventry City fought back to earn a much-needed point against Crystal Palace.

Leon Best's seventh goal of the season secured the draw after Darren Ambrose had given the Eagles a first-half advantage.

City almost made a perfect start after a Julian Speroni mistake.

The Palace keeper spilled a simple header from defender Danny Butterfield into Michael McIndoe's path, but he couldn't get the ball out from under his feet and it was cleared.

Palace recovered from the early scare and Ambrose came close with a powerful driven shot from 25-yards but the ball went over the bar.

Ambrose was at the heart of the action again in the 20th minute, providing a good cross from Neil Danns, whose header was blocked well by the diving Keiren Westwood.

Freddie Sears pounced on the loose ball and his ball into the box nearly provided an own goal after bouncing of Aron Gunnarsson but it trickled past the post.

But it was third time lucky for Ambrose, who scored his ninth of the season in the 28th minute.

Leon Barnett's defensive header fell to Sears and he found the former Chartlon man with a low pass to the back post.

Coventry were quiet for the rest of the half but started with a bang in the second period.

McIndoe continued to torment Butterfield on the wing and turned him twice before playing a ball into the box, which Best converted with a strong header.

Coventry started to pile on the pressure and came close in the 52nd minute after another Speroni error.

The keeper dropped the ball into a crowd of players and Richard Wood was able to shoot, only for his effort to go wide.

The Sky Blues pushed for a winner but couldn't get the breakthrough they needed.

Coventry City

Crystal Palace

Corners

112

Fouls

1819

Goal attempts

38

Shots off target

24

Offsides

22

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