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  • Date:04 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ricoh Arena
  • Attendance:13,464
  • Clingan - pen (28)
    Deegan (44)
  • Emmanuel-Thomas (21) Chopra (63)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:32 +3.32

Corner taken by Andy Drury, Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

92:30 +2.30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ibrahima Sonko by Richard Wood. Carlos Edwards takes the direct free kick.

91:59 +1.59

Gary Deegan challenges Luke Hyam unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carlos Edwards takes the direct free kick.

90:39 +0.39

Corner taken by Sammy Clingan, Richard Wood takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.

90:31 +0.31

The ball is sent over by Oliver Norwood, Daryl Murphy gets a block in.

90:05 +0.05

The ball is sent over by Daryl Murphy, Richard Wood manages to make a clearance.

89:07

Gary McSheffrey decides to take a short corner, Gary McSheffrey produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

88:36

Gary McSheffrey takes the inswinging corner, Carlos Edwards makes a clearance.

87:22

Corner taken by Sammy Clingan, Arran Lee-Barrett makes a save.

87:16

Alex Nimely delivers the ball, Ibrahima Sonko gets a block in.

86:44

Sammy Clingan delivers the ball, save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.

86:32

Oliver Norwood produces a cross, clearance made by Tommy Smith.

85:41

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas crosses the ball.

85:24

Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball.

85:03

The referee penalises Andy Drury for handball. Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.

84:36

Oliver Norwood produces a cross, clearance made by Carlos Edwards.

82:29

(Coventry) makes a substitution, with Jordan Willis coming on for Jordan Clarke.

81:24

The ball is swung over by Alex Nimely, blocked by Carlos Edwards.

79:58

The ball is delivered by Oliver Norwood.

79:39

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas produces a cross, save by Joe Murphy.

79:03

Foul by Alex Nimely on Carlos Edwards, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.

78:35

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.

78:04

Tommy Smith fouled by Oliver Norwood, the ref awards a free kick. Tommy Smith restarts play with the free kick.

77:24

Lee Martin is caught offside. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

75:26

Unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey by Ibrahima Sonko results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Sammy Clingan.

72:35

Michael Chopra takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save.

70:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary McSheffrey on Carlos Edwards. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the direct free kick.

69:33

Alex Nimely takes a shot. Ibrahima Sonko gets a block in.

68:05

Corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line.

67:06

Andy Drury takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.

66:55

The ball is delivered by Andy Drury, Jordan Clarke gets a block in.

65:40

Richard Wood challenges Lee Martin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Richard Wood for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Aaron Cresswell from right wing, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

64:39

Oliver Norwood joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Bell.

63:39

Michael Chopra finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Coventry 2-2 Ipswich.

62:20

Richard Keogh challenges Lee Martin unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Penalty taken by Lee Martin saved by Joe Murphy. Coventry 2-1 Ipswich.

61:35

Michael Chopra takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

59:45

Aaron Cresswell sends in a cross.

59:16

Corner taken by Andy Drury from the left by-line played to the near post.

59:06

The ball is delivered by Carlos Edwards, Jordan Clarke manages to make a clearance.

58:16

Alex Nimely takes a shot. Save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.

57:27

The ball is sent over by Gary McSheffrey. Clive Platt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the direct free kick.

56:51

A cross is delivered by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, save made by Joe Murphy.

54:28

Corner taken right-footed by Andy Drury, Close range headed effort by Ibrahima Sonko misses to the right of the goal.

54:19

The ball is sent over by Lee Martin, blocked by Jordan Clarke.

52:44

The ball is crossed by Lee Martin, save by Joe Murphy.

51:42

Effort on goal by Michael Chopra from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

51:00

Unfair challenge on Carlos Edwards by Gary McSheffrey results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Carlos Edwards.

49:44

Unfair challenge on Jay Emmanuel-Thomas by Gary Deegan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Carlos Edwards.

49:04

Gary McSheffrey produces a cross.

48:15

Lee Martin takes a short corner, The ball is swung over by Carlos Edwards.

47:49

Andy Drury takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

46:25

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andy Drury from the left by-line.

46:16

Centre by Daryl Murphy, clearance by Richard Wood.

44:40

A goal is scored by Gary Deegan from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Coventry 2-1 Ipswich.The assist for the goal came from Clive Platt.

42:21

Sammy Clingan takes the floated corner, save by Arran Lee-Barrett.

42:00

David Bell takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett.

37:45

The ball is delivered by Richard Wood, Jordan Clarke has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

36:28

Gary Deegan concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Hyam. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the free kick.

36:12

Gary Deegan crosses the ball, Daryl Murphy makes a clearance.

34:53

The ball is delivered by Andy Drury.

34:39

A cross is delivered by Clive Platt.

34:18

Lee Martin takes a shot. Martin Cranie gets a block in.

33:00

Inswinging corner taken by Andy Drury from the left by-line played to the near post, Sammy Clingan makes a clearance.

31:57

Gary McSheffrey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the free kick.

30:20

Gary Deegan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Drury. Free kick taken by Tommy Smith.

28:04

Tommy Smith is adjudged to have handled the ball. Penalty taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan and scored. Coventry 1-1 Ipswich.

26:48

Luke Hyam concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Cranie. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sammy Clingan.

25:08

David Bell delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Richard Wood misses to the right of the target.

24:22

Floated corner taken from the right by-line by Sammy Clingan.

24:14

Centre by Alex Nimely, Aaron Cresswell gets a block in.

23:53

Aaron Cresswell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Nimely. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.

21:18

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas grabs a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Coventry 0-1 Ipswich.

21:08

A cross is delivered by Carlos Edwards, Jordan Clarke makes a clearance.

13:07

The ball is crossed by Daryl Murphy, clearance by Richard Keogh.

12:40

Gary Deegan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Drury. Free kick taken by Tommy Smith.

12:02

The ball is delivered by Alex Nimely.

8:10

The offside flag is raised against Gary McSheffrey. Free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.

6:48

The ball is swung over by Aaron Cresswell, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Daryl Murphy goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

6:33

Aaron Cresswell delivers the ball.

4:19

Corner taken right-footed by Andy Drury to the near post, Header from close range by Ibrahima Sonko misses to the right of the goal.

3:23

Clive Platt is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.

Match Preview

Norwood in Sky Blues thinking Oliver Norwood comes into the reckoning for his Coventry debut at home to Ipswich. The talented midfielder arrived on loan from Manchester United on transfer deadline day and will be hoping to get the chance to impress as the rock bottom Sky Blues go in search of a fourth consecutive home league win. Full-back Hermann Hreidarsson dislocated his shoulder prior to his unfortunate role in Blackpool's equaliser in midweek and, despite carrying on for the closing stages, faces a late assessment. Midfielder Conor Thomas, who bagged City's opener in the heartbreaking last-gasp 2-1 defeat, was forced off in the closing stages with an adductor problem and is unlikely to feature. Defender Chris Hussey (ankle) is set to return to training next week while Cody McDonald (knee) continues to miss out. Ipswich arrive at the Ricoh Arena just three places above the drop zone but full of confidence having brushed aside league leaders West Ham 5-1 on Tuesday to clinch their first win in eight games. Paul Jewell will be hard pushed to make any changes to his Ipswich side. Jewell watched his charges blow away league leaders West Ham 5-1 in midweek and those who started at Portman Road are expected to get the chance to provide another boost to Town's survival hopes. The Suffolk club have no new injury or suspension concerns to contend with, leaving midfielder Lee Bowyer (groin) as the only absentee although the 34-year-old is not far away. Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy is available after a one-match suspension but Arran Lee-Barrett is set to keep his place between the sticks. Midfielder Ryan Stevenson is still looking for his first involvement in a Town shirt having arrived from Hearts for an undisclosed fee at the start of the week.

Formation:41212Manager: Andy Thorn

Coventry

Formation: 4231Manager: Paul Jewell

Ipswich

  • Joe Murphy
  • Jordan Clarke
  • Richard Keogh
  • Martin Cranie
  • Richard Wood
  • Sammy Clingan
  • David Bell
  • Gary Deegan
  • Gary McSheffrey
  • Alex Nimely
  • Clive Platt
  • SUBS
  • Chris Dunn
  • Carl Baker
  • Freddy Eastwood
  • Oliver Norwood
  • Jordan Willis

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Match Report

Chopra leaves it late Michael Chopra headed home a dramatic injury-time winner for Ipswich as relegation rivals Coventry were left tasting last-gasp defeat yet again - 3-2 this time - at a snowy Ricoh Arena. The experienced marksman headed home Andy Drury's cross in the 95th minute to settle a thrilling npower Championship encounter, just days after rock-bottom City - who have now thrown away a possible 20 points from winning positions this season - were undone 2-1 late on at Blackpool. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas deservedly put Town in front midway through the first half, only for Sky Blues skipper Sammy Clingan to level from the penalty spot before fellow midfielder Gary Deegan turned the game on its head on the stroke of half-time to put the hosts 2-1 ahead. Coventry had not come from behind to win a game all season and their wait was extended just after the hour mark as Richard Keogh brought down Lee Martin, who saw his spot-kick parried by Joe Murphy only for Chopra to convert the rebound. Chopra then earned his side the points with that late winner. An unchanged Ipswich XI - desperate to avoid a fourth successive away league defeat - went into the game full of confidence following their midweek 5-1 rout of high-flying West Ham, a first win in seven games. And it was they who enjoyed the better of the opening stages, Daryl Murphy failing to find the target with the best of a handful of chances. But the visitors did eventually break the deadlock after 22 minutes. The Sky Blues made a hash of clearing the ball, Jordan Clarke and Richard Wood both at fault, and it was left for Emmanuel-Thomas to fire home via a slight deflection from the edge of the penalty area. Coventry had only gained four draws from losing positions this season but it did not take them long to level matters. Gary McSheffrey's free-kick was put into the the net by Keogh but referee Nigel Miller had already blown for handball against Tommy Smith, and Clingan stepped up to send Arran Lee-Barrett the wrong way from 12 yards. City moved into the ascendancy for the remainder of the half, David Bell going close to a second when his shot was palmed over by Lee-Barrett. And just as it seemed the encounter would remain level going into the break, Clarke's long throw was flicked on by Clive Platt and Deegan was on hand to convert from 12 yards. Wood was called upon to make a crucial interception across the face of goal to deny a bright Town side at the start of the second half. Drury forced a solid parried save from Murphy before Chopra beat the City stopper only to see the ball roll the wrong side of a post. Yet Chopra was soon left celebrating in the 64th minute. Keogh was found guilty of a foul in the area on Martin, who saw Murphy push his resulting penalty on to the crossbar but Chopra followed up to send the ball over the line. Murphy was again on hand to produce a great stop soon after, this time denying Chopra, before Coventry's on-loan striker Alex Nimely was at the centre of an unsuccessful penalty appeal. Both sides went for victory in what was a thrilling final quarter which flowed from end to end, and it was Chopra who found the latest of finishing touches to clinch the points for Ipswich. endM

Form Guide

    WWLLWL
  • Coventry
  • VS
  • Ipswich
  • LLLDLW

Last Meetings

  • Ipswich
  • 3 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 19/09/2011
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 1
  • Ipswich
  • 01/01/2011
  • Ipswich
  • 1 - 2
  • Coventry
  • 16/10/2010
  • Ipswich
  • 3 - 2
  • Coventry
  • 16/01/2010
  • Coventry
  • 2 - 1
  • Ipswich
  • 09/08/2009
  • Ipswich
  • 2 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 03/05/2009

Top Scorers

Coventry

  • G McSheffrey 3
  • C Platt 2
  • G Deegan 2
  • C Baker 1
  • S Clingan 1
  • R Wood 1
  • A Nimely 1
  • C McDonald 1
  • C Thomas 1

Ipswich

  • M Chopra 8
  • J Scotland 4
  • J Emmanuel-Thomas 3
  • L Bowyer 2
  • D Murphy 2
  • L Martin 2
  • J Carson 2
  • J Bullard 1
  • I Sonko 1
  • A Drury 1
  • T Smith 1

Goals

Coventry

    • Total goals 62
    • Goals per game 24
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Ipswich

    • Total goals 81
    • Goals per game 43
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 11 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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