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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!

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94mins

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

93mins

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

92mins

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

91mins

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

91mins

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

91mins

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

90mins

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.

89mins

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

88mins

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

88mins

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

87mins

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

87mins

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

86mins

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas crosses the ball.

86mins

Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball.

86mins

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

85mins

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

83mins

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

82mins

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

80mins

The ball is delivered by Oliver Norwood.

80mins

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

80mins

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

79mins

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

79mins

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

78mins

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

76mins

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

73mins

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

71mins

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

70mins

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

69mins

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

68mins

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

67mins

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

66mins

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.

65mins

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

64mins

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

63mins

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

62mins

Michael Chopra takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

60mins

Aaron Cresswell sends in a cross.

60mins

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

60mins

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

59mins

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

58mins

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.

57mins

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

55mins

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

55mins

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

53mins

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

52mins

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

51mins

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

50mins

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

50mins

Gary McSheffrey produces a cross.

49mins

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

48mins

Andy Drury takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

47mins

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

47mins

Centre by Daryl Murphy, clearance by Richard Wood.

45mins

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.

43mins

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

42mins

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

38mins

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

37mins

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

37mins

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

35mins

The ball is delivered by Andy Drury.

35mins

A cross is delivered by Clive Platt.

35mins

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

33mins

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

32mins

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

31mins

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

29mins

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

27mins

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

26mins

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

25mins

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

25mins

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

24mins

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

22mins

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

22mins

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

14mins

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

13mins

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

13mins

The ball is delivered by Alex Nimely.

9mins

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

7mins

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

7mins

Aaron Cresswell delivers the ball.

5mins

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.

4mins

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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