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  • Date:12 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ricoh Arena
  • Attendance:16,454
  • Wood (33) King (78)
  • Iversen (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Corner taken left-footed by Owen Garvan from the right by-line, Anthony Gardner takes a shot. Nathan Cameron makes a clearance.

94mins

A cross is delivered by Wilfried Zaha, Richard Wood manages to make a clearance.

94mins

Marlon King produces a right-footed shot from a long way out which goes wide right of the goal.

93mins

Owen Garvan takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Aron Gunnarsson makes a clearance.

92mins

Owen Garvan delivers the ball, clearance by Richard Keogh.

92mins

Richard Wood fouled by Patrick McCarthy, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

92mins

Nathaniel Clyne fouled by Lukas Jutkiewicz, the ref awards a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.

91mins

Steffen Iversen finds the net with a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. Coventry 2-1 Crystal Palace.Assist by Dean Moxey.

90mins

Unfair challenge on Owen Garvan by Martin Cranie results in a free kick. Owen Garvan takes the free kick.

89mins

Wilfried Zaha is shown a yellow card. Wilfried Zaha concedes a free kick for a foul on Lukas Jutkiewicz. Stephen O'Halloran takes the direct free kick.

88mins

(Coventry) makes a substitution, with Freddy Eastwood coming on for Clive Platt.

87mins

Sean Scannell takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.

86mins

Unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha by Aron Gunnarsson results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Owen Garvan, Richard Wood makes a clearance.

85mins

A cross is delivered by Nathaniel Clyne, Steffen Iversen produces a left-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

85mins

Nathaniel Clyne takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen O'Halloran.

84mins

Steffen Iversen is brought on as a substitute for James Vaughan.

83mins

Centre by Carl Baker.

82mins

James Vaughan receives a yellow card. Sean Scannell challenges Richard Keogh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

81mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz crosses the ball, save by Julian Speroni.

81mins

Marlon King is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

79mins

Marlon King finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Coventry 2-0 Crystal Palace.The assist for the goal came from Aron Gunnarsson.

79mins

Carl Baker delivers the ball.

79mins

Effort on goal by Clive Platt from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

78mins

Anthony Gardner is booked. Anthony Gardner concedes a free kick for a foul on Marlon King. Carl Baker crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

76mins

Nathaniel Clyne sends in a cross.

73mins

Foul by Clive Platt on Patrick McCarthy, free kick awarded. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

71mins

Pablo Counago fouled by Richard Wood, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Owen Garvan.

71mins

The ball is crossed by Richard Keogh, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.

71mins

Centre by Carl Baker.

70mins

The ball is swung over by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

69mins

Carl Baker takes a shot. Patrick McCarthy gets a block in.

68mins

Stephen O'Halloran crosses the ball.

68mins

The ball is delivered by Carl Baker, clearance by David Wright.

68mins

The ball is sent over by Marlon King, clearance by Dean Moxey.

67mins

The ball is sent over by Nathaniel Clyne, Lukas Jutkiewicz gets a block in.

65mins

Martin Cranie challenges Pablo Counago unfairly and gives away a free kick. Anthony Gardner takes the direct free kick.

65mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz produces a cross, clearance by Dean Moxey.

64mins

The ball is delivered by Marlon King, Clive Platt takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

63mins

Sean Scannell on for Darren Ambrose.

63mins

Jermaine Easter goes off and Pablo Counago comes on.

62mins

Aron Gunnarsson delivers the ball.

62mins

The ball is sent over by Richard Keogh, Clive Platt takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

61mins

Floated corner taken from the left by-line by Carl Baker.

61mins

The ball is sent over by Lukas Jutkiewicz, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.

60mins

Nathaniel Clyne takes a shot. Nathan Cameron gets a block in.

57mins

Centre by Wilfried Zaha, save by Keiren Westwood.

56mins

Unfair challenge on Patrick McCarthy by Clive Platt results in a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.

55mins

The ball is swung over by Carl Baker.

54mins

Richard Wood takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.

54mins

Carl Baker takes a inswinging corner.

53mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Carl Baker, clearance made by Anthony Gardner.

53mins

James Vaughan challenges Richard Wood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

52mins

Richard Keogh has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

52mins

Corner taken right-footed by Carl Baker.

50mins

Short corner worked by Darren Ambrose.

49mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marlon King on Anthony Gardner. Anthony Gardner takes the direct free kick.

48mins

Aron Gunnarsson has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

47mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz on Nathaniel Clyne. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

47mins

Inswinging corner taken by Carl Baker from the left by-line, Richard Keogh produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

47mins

The ball is sent over by Aron Gunnarsson, Clive Platt takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a save.

47mins

David Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marlon King. Direct free kick taken by Stephen O'Halloran.

46mins

Dean Moxey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marlon King. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

45mins

Carl Baker has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

45mins

Marlon King crosses the ball.

44mins

Marlon King delivers the ball, Dean Moxey gets a block in.

41mins

Clive Platt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick McCarthy. Free kick taken by Anthony Gardner.

39mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz crosses the ball, save made by Julian Speroni.

36mins

Centre by Richard Keogh, save by Julian Speroni.

35mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Ambrose on Carl Baker. Free kick taken by Carl Baker.

34mins

Richard Wood grabs a headed goal from close in. Coventry 1-0 Crystal Palace.

33mins

Patrick McCarthy challenges Marlon King unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Carl Baker.

33mins

Stephen O'Halloran sends in a cross, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.

31mins

Unfair challenge on Stephen O'Halloran by Wilfried Zaha results in a free kick. Carl Baker crosses the ball in from the free kick.

29mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Owen Garvan, Close range headed effort by Anthony Gardner goes wide of the left-hand post.

29mins

The ball is delivered by Wilfried Zaha, blocked by Stephen O'Halloran.

28mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick McCarthy by Clive Platt. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

27mins

Shot from just outside the box by Carl Baker misses to the left of the target.

26mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

26mins

Carl Baker fouled by Jermaine Easter, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

23mins

Richard Wood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Vaughan. David Wright crosses the ball in from the free kick, comfortable save by Keiren Westwood.

22mins

Unfair challenge on Dean Moxey by Carl Baker results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Darren Ambrose.

21mins

Jermaine Easter takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.

20mins

Foul by Marlon King on Patrick McCarthy, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

19mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Carl Baker.

17mins

Corner taken left-footed by Owen Garvan from the right by-line, Close range header by Patrick McCarthy goes wide of the left-hand post.

17mins

The ball is delivered by Wilfried Zaha, clearance by Richard Keogh.

16mins

The ball is swung over by Marlon King, Nathaniel Clyne manages to make a clearance.

15mins

A cross is delivered by Lukas Jutkiewicz, Dean Moxey manages to make a clearance.

13mins

James Vaughan takes a shot. Blocked by Nathan Cameron.

13mins

Owen Garvan takes a shot. Richard Wood gets a block in.

12mins

Foul by Stephen O'Halloran on Wilfried Zaha, free kick awarded. David Wright takes the direct free kick.

11mins

Foul by Richard Keogh on Jermaine Easter, free kick awarded. Anthony Gardner restarts play with the free kick.

10mins

Marlon King crosses the ball, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.

9mins

Carl Baker sends in a cross, clearance by Anthony Gardner.

8mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. David Wright gets a block in.

8mins

The ball is swung over by Carl Baker.

7mins

Inswinging corner taken by Owen Garvan, clearance made by Martin Cranie.

7mins

Centre by Wilfried Zaha, James Vaughan takes a shot. Richard Wood gets a block in.

6mins

Carl Baker takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

6mins

A cross is delivered by Stephen O'Halloran, Dean Moxey makes a clearance.

2mins

The ball is sent over by Carl Baker, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.

2mins

The ball is swung over by Stephen O'Halloran.

2mins

The ball is delivered by Stephen O'Halloran, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.

Match Preview

King boost for Sky Blues Coventry are boosted by the return of Marlon King for the visit of Crystal Palace while Keiren Westwood is expected to shrug off a minor calf problem. King missed last weekend`s 1-0 defeat at Leeds through flu but is now back in training. Westwood, meanwhile, missed the chance to come on for the Republic of Ireland in midweek due to a sore calf but should be okay. Skipper Lee Carsley (Achilles and hernia surgery) and centre-back Ben Turner (knee) are back in training but Saturday is likely to come just too soon. Midfielder Sammy Clingan withdrew from international duty with Northern Ireland in midweek due to his troublesome knee injury and is not expected to be fit. Nathan Cameron, Jordan Clarke and Freddy Eastwood all featured for their respective nations and came through unscathed. Central defender James McPake remains sidelined for the foreseeable future with his lower back complaint. Nathaniel Clyne and Neil Danns are likely to miss out for Palace. Right-back Clyne was this week ruled out of the England Under-20 clash with France due to a knee injury and is set to lose his ever-present record this season. Midfielder Danns is still struggling with the back problem which sidelined him for last Saturday's win over Middlesbrough and manager Dougie Freedman rates him doubtful. David Wright, who moved into the midfield in Danns' absence, could now drop back into the defence to fill in for Clyne. Striker James Vaughan will lead the line again after playing an hour for England's Under-21s in midweek. Full-back Lee Hills remains a long-term absentee with a knee injury.

Formation:442Manager: Adrian Boothroyd

Coventry

Formation: 433Manager: Dougie Freedman

Crystal Palace

  • Keiren Westwood
  • Richard Keogh
  • Nathan Cameron
  • Richard Wood
  • Stephen O'Halloran
  • Carl Baker
  • Martin Cranie
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Lukas Jutkiewicz
  • Marlon King
  • Clive Platt
  • SUBS
  • Daniel Ireland
  • David Bell
  • Freddy Eastwood
  • Chris Hussey
  • Gary McSheffrey
  • Jordan Clarke
  • Roy O'Donovan

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Match Report

Sky Blues break barren run Coventry edged a nervy affair 2-1 against Crystal Palace to end their winless streak in the npower Championship at the 11th time of asking. Richard Wood got the final touch ahead of Eagles defender Paddy McCarthy to divert a backward header past a hesitant Julian Speroni from six yards to put the hosts in the driving seat in the 34th minute. Yet they were not firmly in control until 11 minutes from time when Marlon King converted his fifth league goal of the season. Steffen Iversen's injury-time strike made for a frantic final few minutes but it was not to be after a finely-balanced encounter at a sunny Ricoh Arena. Anthony Gardner headed a great chance wide for the visitors moments before Wood's opener, Wilfried Zaha was denied a solid penalty appeal while Clive Platt was repeatedly denied by Speroni at the other end. Ultimately it was Coventry's killer instinct which proved the difference and, despite being backed by around 2,500 travelling fans, struggling Palace failed to improve on an away record which is the worst in the second tier. City boss Aidy Boothroyd remained without the likes of skipper Lee Carsley, Sammy Clingan and Ben Turner but did welcome back influential striker King and promising centre-back Nathan Cameron to his XI. Palace counterpart Dougie Freedman made just one change to the side who registered his first victory as Eagles boss against Middlesbrough last weekend, Owen Garvan coming in for Alex Marrow. Sky Blues midfielder Carl Baker scored a sublime volley to help the midlands club to a 2-1 triumph over the Eagles in the FA Cup third round only last month and he was first to try his luck from 20 yards after six minutes. Amid a lively opening quarter, Keiren Westwood was called upon to get Cameron out of jail with a solid block after he was caught in possession by Jermaine Easter in the centre circle. With the clash having become somewhat scrappy, the clearest chance of the opening half hour went Palace's way. Garvan's inswinging corner was missed by everyone in a light blue shirt but Gardner, at the far post, could only head into the ground and wide. And the visitors were made to pay five minutes later. Martin Cranie's speculative long ball forward was met by central defender Wood, who remained in the attacking third from a previous attack, and he appeared to get the final touch with a backward header from six yards. The breakthrough owed a lot to Speroni's hesitation but he kept his side in it at the start of the second half to palm away Platt's header. David Wright cleared Richard Keogh's attempt off the line as the hosts made a bright start to proceedings. Palace forward Zaha saw a reasonable penalty appeal rejected having seen his shirt tugged in the area. Platt saw two headers kept out by Speroni before King put Coventry two goals to the good as he converted Aron Gunnarsson's cross from close range. But the home side were made to endure a frantic final five minutes after Iversen gave Palace hope from six yards.

Form Guide

    DLDLLL
  • Coventry
  • VS
  • Crystal Palace
  • WLDDDW

Last Meetings

  • Crystal Palace
  • 2 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 13/11/2010
  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 20/02/2010
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 21/11/2009
  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 07/04/2009
  • Coventry
  • 0 - 2
  • Crystal Palace
  • 08/11/2008
  • Coventry
  • 0 - 2
  • Crystal Palace
  • 26/12/2007

Top Scorers

Coventry

  • G McSheffrey 5
  • F Eastwood 4
  • B Turner 4
  • C Platt 3
  • M King 3
  • AE Gunnarsson 3
  • D Bell 1
  • C Baker 1
  • L Jutkiewicz 1
  • J Clarke 1

Crystal Palace

  • J Vaughan 6
  • N Danns 3
  • D Ambrose 3
  • O Garvan 3
  • PG Counago 2
  • S Iversen 1
  • A Gardner 1
  • A Dorman 1
  • K Cadogan 1
  • W Zaha 1

Goals

Coventry

    • Total goals 70
    • Goals per game 33
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Crystal Palace

    • Total goals 65
    • Goals per game 28
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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