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  • Date:06 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Ricoh Arena
  • Attendance:12,054
  • McDonald (79)
  • Ambrose - pen (3)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

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

91mins

Corner taken by Owen Garvan from the right by-line.

90mins

Paul McShane produces a cross, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

90mins

Gary McSheffrey produces a cross, clearance made by Anthony Gardner.

88mins

Corner taken by Owen Garvan, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Glenn Murray misses to the right of the goal.

87mins

Dean Moxey fouled by Cyrus Christie, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

85mins

Chris Martin goes off and Kwesi Appiah comes on. Jordan Clarke goes off and Cyrus Christie comes on.

84mins

Martin Cranie crosses the ball, clearance by Anthony Gardner.

83mins

Mile Jedinak crosses the ball.

82mins

Carl Baker crosses the ball, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.

81mins

Dean Moxey concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Baker. Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.

80mins

Gary McSheffrey fouled by Wilfried Zaha, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Martin Cranie.

80mins

Goal scored by Cody McDonald from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Coventry 1-1 Crystal Palace.

79mins

Carl Baker takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Gardner.

78mins

Floated corner taken by Gary McSheffrey, Glenn Murray makes a clearance.

78mins

Effort on goal by Gary McSheffrey from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

77mins

Floated corner taken by Carl Baker from the right by-line, Mile Jedinak makes a clearance.

77mins

The ball is sent over by Alex Nimely, Anthony Gardner gets a block in.

76mins

Sammy Clingan sends in a cross, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.

76mins

The ball is swung over by Gary McSheffrey.

75mins

Gary McSheffrey decides to take a short corner.

75mins

Martin Cranie takes a shot. Blocked by Wilfried Zaha.

74mins

Dean Moxey produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

73mins

Gary McSheffrey challenges Wilfried Zaha unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Gary McSheffrey a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Patrick McCarthy takes the direct free kick.

73mins

Centre by Alex Nimely, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.

72mins

The ball is swung over by Dean Moxey, save by Joe Murphy.

71mins

Glenn Murray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh. Direct free kick taken by Richard Keogh.

69mins

Foul by Nathan Cameron on Anthony Gardner, free kick awarded. Nathan Cameron goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Dean Moxey is brought on as a substitute for Darren Ambrose. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.

67mins

Paul McShane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey. Paul McShane receives a yellow card. Oliver Norwood has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Julian Speroni.

65mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

64mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cody McDonald on Paul McShane. Direct free kick taken by Darren Ambrose.

64mins

A cross is delivered by Carl Baker, save made by Julian Speroni.

61mins

Gary McSheffrey produces a cross, Alex Nimely produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

60mins

The ball is sent over by Gary McSheffrey, clearance made by Anthony Gardner.

60mins

Jordan Clarke delivers the ball.

58mins

Alex Nimely takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

57mins

Sammy Clingan comes on in place of Gary Deegan. Cody McDonald comes on in place of Clive Platt.

57mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Baker on Wilfried Zaha. Jonathan Parr takes the free kick.

56mins

Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

56mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Martin by Nathan Cameron. Darren Ambrose restarts play with the free kick.

55mins

The ball is sent over by Jordan Clarke.

55mins

Jonathan Parr produces a cross, save made by Joe Murphy.

54mins

Paul McShane fouled by Alex Nimely, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Ambrose takes the free kick.

53mins

Carl Baker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha. Glenn Murray comes on in place of Jermaine Easter. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

53mins

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

52mins

Floated corner taken from the left by-line by Gary McSheffrey.

52mins

Gary McSheffrey sends in a cross, Darren Ambrose gets a block in.

52mins

Mile Jedinak concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Deegan. Oliver Norwood takes the free kick.

50mins

The ball is crossed by Jordan Clarke, Paul McShane manages to make a clearance.

48mins

The ball is sent over by Carl Baker, clearance made by Anthony Gardner.

47mins

The ball is swung over by Jordan Clarke, clearance by Anthony Gardner.

47mins

Darren Ambrose sends in a cross, save by Joe Murphy.

46mins

Alex Nimely produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

45mins

Foul by Anthony Gardner on Clive Platt, free kick awarded. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Gary McSheffrey.

44mins

Centre by Gary McSheffrey, Anthony Gardner fouled by Clive Platt, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

43mins

Unfair challenge on Chris Martin by Richard Keogh results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Ambrose.

43mins

The ball is swung over by Gary McSheffrey.

42mins

Gary McSheffrey sends in a cross, clearance by Anthony Gardner.

40mins

The referee gives a free kick against Carl Baker for handball. Free kick crossed right-footed by Darren Ambrose.

39mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Parr by Clive Platt. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

37mins

Centre by Carl Baker, Paul McShane makes a clearance.

37mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Darren Ambrose, Effort on goal by Chris Martin from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

36mins

Effort on goal by Mile Jedinak from 20 yards. Save by Joe Murphy.

35mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mile Jedinak by Jordan Clarke. Jordan Clarke goes into the referee's book. Darren Ambrose crosses the ball in from the free kick, Oliver Norwood makes a clearance.

35mins

Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball, Alex Nimely has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

34mins

Centre by Carl Baker, Jonathan Parr gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Carl Baker.

34mins

The ball is delivered by Alex Nimely, Patrick McCarthy gets a block in. Floated corner taken by Carl Baker.

33mins

Alex Nimely takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.

32mins

Gary McSheffrey produces a cross, Julian Speroni makes a save.

31mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line.

30mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Cameron on Jermaine Easter. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Darren Ambrose.

24mins

Corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey from the left by-line, clearance by Paul McShane.

24mins

The ball is delivered by Jordan Clarke, Paul McShane manages to make a clearance.

23mins

Effort on goal by Jermaine Easter from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

21mins

Darren Ambrose crosses the ball, clearance by Jordan Clarke.

21mins

Unfair challenge on Darren Ambrose by Gary McSheffrey results in a free kick. Paul McShane restarts play with the free kick.

19mins

Jordan Clarke crosses the ball. Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

18mins

The ball is delivered by Darren Ambrose, Joe Murphy makes a comfortable save.

17mins

The ball is delivered by Carl Baker, Clive Platt takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

17mins

The ball is crossed by Darren Ambrose, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

15mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary McSheffrey. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

14mins

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

14mins

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

12mins

A cross is delivered by Gary McSheffrey, save by Julian Speroni.

11mins

The ball is crossed by Paul McShane.

9mins

Foul by Nathan Cameron on Chris Martin, free kick awarded. Patrick McCarthy takes the free kick.

9mins

The ball is swung over by Gary McSheffrey, Anthony Gardner manages to make a clearance.

7mins

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Parr, clearance by Martin Cranie.

6mins

Clive Platt is caught offside. Free kick taken by Patrick McCarthy.

6mins

Jonathan Parr produces a cross, clearance by Nathan Cameron.

5mins

The ball is crossed by Chris Martin.

5mins

Darren Ambrose crosses the ball.

5mins

The ball is swung over by Gary McSheffrey.

2mins

Nathan Cameron concedes a Penalty for a foul on Chris Martin. Penalty taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose and scored. Coventry 0-1 Crystal Palace.Chris Martin provided the assist for the goal.

2mins

A cross is delivered by Carl Baker, Julian Speroni makes a save.

1mins

Alex Nimely fouled by Anthony Gardner, the ref awards a free kick. Gary McSheffrey produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

Match Preview

Thorn poised for return to dugout Manager Andy Thorn is set to be back in the dugout as Coventry entertain Crystal Palace. Thorn was City's major absentee for Saturday's 2-0 M69 derby defeat at Leicester having been laid low with a virus, with assistant manager Steve Harrison taking charge. But Thorn is expected to be back in control of team affairs at the Ricoh Arena as the Sky Blues look to boost their survival hopes. City are likely to boast pretty much the same squad of players as they did at the weekend. Sammy Clingan, Cody McDonald and Nathan Cameron continued their comebacks on the bench but there was no place for fellow returning duo Chris Hussey and Conor Thomas. Defenders Richard Wood (knee) and Hermann Hreidarsson (shoulder) continue to miss out. Kashigo Dikgacoi should return to the Crystal Palace squad. The midfielder was rested for Saturday's 1-0 win over Peterborough as he only arrived back from international duty with South Africa 24 hours earlier. Nathaniel Clyne remains a doubt with the knee injury which has kept him out of the last two matches so Paul McShane is set to continue at right-back. Left-back Dean Moxey returned as a substitute against Posh after three months out with a knee injury and should be involved again. Striker Glenn Murray also came off the bench on Saturday and will push Chris Martin and Jermaine Easter for a place in attack should boss Dougie Freedman opt to make changes.

Formation:442Manager: Andy Thorn

Coventry

Formation: 4411Manager: Dougie Freedman

Crystal Palace

  • Joe Murphy
  • Jordan Clarke
  • Richard Keogh
  • Nathan Cameron
  • Martin Cranie
  • Carl Baker
  • Gary Deegan
  • Oliver Norwood
  • Gary McSheffrey
  • Alex Nimely
  • Clive Platt
  • SUBS
  • Chris Dunn
  • Sammy Clingan
  • Cody McDonald
  • Cyrus Christie
  • Conor Thomas

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Match Report

McDonald denies Eagles Cody McDonald climbed off the bench to secure a point for npower Championship strugglers Coventry in a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace. Palace were hanging on to an early penalty from Darren Ambrose but McDonald, who has struggled with injuries since joining from Norwich in August, fired his second Sky Blues goal with 11 minutes remaining. The Sky Blues had won their last two home games to give themselves hope of beating the drop - but they got off to the worst possible start. With just a minute and a half on the clock, Jermaine Easter collected a long clearance from Julian Speroni and played in Chris Martin, who turned Nathan Cameron and was sent tumbling to the floor. City's players protested furiously and referee Mark Brown had a long chat with his assistant before confirming the spot-kick. Despite the delay, midfielder Ambrose kept his cool to beat home keeper Joe Murphy for his seventh goal of the season. Coventry had plenty of chances to haul themselves level in the first half but were thwarted by Palace keeper Speroni. They went straight onto the attack and Richard Keogh played a neat one-two with Clive Platt before forcing a smart save from the Argentinian. Gary McSheffrey then had the ball in the net after being played in by Gary Deegan but the offside flag had been raised. Speroni continued to show why he has been named Palace's player of the year three times, pushing away Platt's snap-shot shot before also denying McSheffrey. Coventry were almost caught out at the other end when Cameron's weak header let in Easter but the striker's shot flew over the crossbar. Murphy also saved from Mile Jedinak and Martin sliced his shot from Ambrose's corner as Palace threatened before the interval. City were almost caught out after the break by a quickly-taken Palace free-kick but Murphy saved well from Martin. Then a mix-up between Keogh and Murphy nearly let in Glenn Murray but the ball rolled out for a goal-kick. The luckless McSheffrey had the ball in the net for a second time in the 70th minute after a goalmouth scramble but referee Brown blew for a Palace free-kick. Coventry defender Martin Cranie worked himself a shooting chance but his effort was deflected wide, and from the corner McSheffrey's shot was blocked and Palace smuggled the ball away. And the equaliser finally came in the 79th minute when Palace failed to clear a corner and the ball rolled to McDonald, who's low shot found the corner of Speroni's net. City piled forward in the closing minutes but could not find a winner but could a winner and remain in trouble in the bottom three.

Form Guide

    LLWLWL
  • Coventry
  • VS
  • Crystal Palace
  • DDDWDW

Last Meetings

  • Crystal Palace
  • 2 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 16/08/2011
  • Coventry
  • 2 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 12/02/2011
  • 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

Top Scorers

Coventry

  • C Platt 3
  • G McSheffrey 3
  • G Deegan 3
  • C Baker 1
  • S Clingan 1
  • R Wood 1
  • A Nimely 1
  • C McDonald 1
  • C Thomas 1

Crystal Palace

  • J Easter 4
  • G Murray 4
  • C Martin 4
  • W Zaha 4
  • S Scannell 3
  • D Ambrose 2
  • P McCarthy 2
  • KE Dikgacoi 2
  • J Parr 2
  • M Jedinak 1

Goals

Coventry

    • Total goals 77
    • Goals per game 29
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Crystal Palace

    • Total goals 82
    • Goals per game 34
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 11 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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