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  • Date:06 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:12:30
  • Venue:Ricoh Arena
  • Attendance:21,102
Goal!

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94:40 +4.40

Short corner taken by Richie Wellens.

94:32 +4.32

A cross is delivered by Yuki Abe, blocked by Sammy Clingan.

92:21 +2.21

The ball is swung over by Chris Hussey, Roy O'Donovan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kasper Schmeichel. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick. The referee shows Roy O'Donovan a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Matt Mills receives a yellow card.

91:13 +1.13

Foul by Gelson Fernandes on Richard Keogh, free kick awarded. Gelson Fernandes is booked. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Sammy Clingan from right channel.

88:20

Matt Mills gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz. Sammy Clingan delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

86:39

The ball is sent over by Paul Gallagher, save by Joe Murphy.

86:06

David Bell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy King. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

84:59

The assistant referee signals for offside against Paul Gallagher. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

80:56

Paul Gallagher handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Paul Gallagher receives a caution for time wasting. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

79:38

Richie Wellens gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gael Bigirimana. Richie Wellens is booked. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

77:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Souleymane Bamba by Lukas Jutkiewicz. Paul Gallagher replaces David Nugent. Cyrus Christie goes off and Richard Wood comes on. Roy O'Donovan replaces Gary McSheffrey. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

76:54

Andy King takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save.

74:50

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Neil Danns from the left by-line to the near post, Sammy Clingan makes a clearance.

74:03

Gary McSheffrey produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

73:34

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andy King. Richard Keogh takes the indirect free kick.

72:45

A cross is delivered by Chris Hussey, Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

72:29

The referee blows for offside against David Nugent. Free kick taken by Martin Cranie.

72:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by Gael Bigirimana. Richie Wellens takes the free kick.

71:40

Sammy Clingan takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

71:22

Short corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line.

70:54

Cyrus Christie takes a shot. Neil Danns gets a block in.

69:30

The ball is delivered by Chris Hussey. The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

69:02

Gelson Fernandes produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

68:54

Matt Mills sends in a cross, clearance made by Cyrus Christie.

68:06

Cyrus Christie produces a cross.

67:41

Gael Bigirimana takes a shot. Blocked by Souleymane Bamba.

64:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yuki Abe by Chris Hussey. Chris Hussey is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Richie Wellens takes the free kick.

63:40

Gael Bigirimana produces a cross, clearance made by Yuki Abe.

63:28

Cyrus Christie sends in a cross, Gelson Fernandes gets a block in.

61:53

Corner from the right by-line taken by Neil Danns, Cyrus Christie makes a clearance.

61:17

Foul by Richard Keogh on David Nugent, free kick awarded. Richie Wellens takes the direct free kick.

60:34

Lukas Jutkiewicz is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

59:42

Lee Peltier leaves the field to be replaced by Andy King.

56:58

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

56:45

Lee Peltier crosses the ball, Martin Cranie gets a block in.

55:57

Souleymane Bamba crosses the ball, save by Joe Murphy.

51:13

The referee penalises Chris Hussey for handball. The ball is sent over by Richie Wellens, Lee Peltier grabs a headed goal from inside the area. Coventry 0-1 Leicester.The assist for the goal came from Richie Wellens.

50:17

The ball is sent over by Paul Konchesky, David Nugent has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

49:35

The ball is crossed by Richie Wellens.

48:17

Paul Konchesky concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary McSheffrey. Gael Bigirimana restarts play with the free kick.

47:45 +2.45

Unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by Cyrus Christie results in a free kick. Paul Konchesky crosses the ball in from the free kick.

46:55

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by David Nugent.

46:47 +1.47

Shot by Richie Wellens. Blocked by Gael Bigirimana.

46:01 +1.01

Corner taken right-footed by Neil Danns from the left by-line, Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

45:47

The ball is delivered by Gary McSheffrey, Paul Konchesky gets a block in.

45:44 +0.44

Yuki Abe takes a shot. Martin Cranie gets a block in.

45:17 +0.17

A cross is delivered by Paul Konchesky.

43:40

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

42:32

The ball is sent over by Neil Danns, David Nugent produces a header from deep inside the area and strikes the post.

42:20

The ball is delivered by Richie Wellens.

40:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Peltier on Chris Hussey. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

38:12

Carl Baker challenges Richie Wellens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carl Baker dismissed for serious foul play. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

37:21

Martin Cranie concedes a free kick for a foul on David Nugent. Free kick crossed left-footed by Paul Konchesky, save by Joe Murphy.

37:00

Centre by Cyrus Christie.

36:28

Corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line, Gelson Fernandes manages to make a clearance.

36:05

David Bell takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

34:51

Richie Wellens sends in a cross, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

33:14

Gary McSheffrey challenges Paul Konchesky unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Peltier.

32:25

The ball is swung over by Cyrus Christie, Headed effort from inside the area by Gary McSheffrey misses to the left of the target.

31:17

Neil Danns is ruled offside. Joe Murphy takes the indirect free kick.

29:52

A cross is delivered by Sammy Clingan.

28:44

Souleymane Bamba challenges Lukas Jutkiewicz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.

28:14

Centre by David Bell.

27:25

Cyrus Christie delivers the ball, Souleymane Bamba manages to make a clearance.

26:11

Carl Baker produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

25:48

Sammy Clingan fouled by Neil Danns, the ref awards a free kick. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.

25:05

David Nugent challenges Richard Keogh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

24:12

The ball is sent over by Gael Bigirimana. The official flags Gary McSheffrey offside. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.

23:25

The ball is delivered by Gelson Fernandes.

21:32

The ball is crossed by David Nugent.

19:22

The ball is swung over by Chris Hussey.

18:53

David Bell takes a short corner.

18:04

Paul Konchesky gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cyrus Christie. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sammy Clingan from right wing.

17:07

David Bell challenges Lee Peltier unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

14:40

The ball is crossed by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

13:54

David Bell takes a shot. Blocked by Matt Mills.

12:58

Cyrus Christie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Nugent. Free kick taken by Souleymane Bamba.

12:17

Carl Baker produces a cross.

10:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darius Vassell on Richard Keogh. Darius Vassell receives a red card for serious foul play. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.

9:10

Unfair challenge on Sammy Clingan by Gelson Fernandes results in a free kick. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.

8:53

The ball is delivered by Neil Danns, save by Joe Murphy.

5:11

Richie Wellens gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cyrus Christie. Gael Bigirimana takes the free kick.

3:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Souleymane Bamba on Lukas Jutkiewicz. Gael Bigirimana takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Duo missing for Sky Blues Coventry will be without Freddy Eastwood and Ben Turner for the visit of promotion favourites and local rivals Leicester on the opening day of the season. Striker Eastwood is missing with a hamstring injury while centre-back Turner has still not recovered from the troublesome knee problem which dogged him last season. Manager Andy Thorn will also make late checks on a few players, including midfielder Gary Deegan, striker Clive Platt and defender Jordan Clarke, who have all struggled with niggling knocks during pre-season. Summer signing Joe Murphy is set to make his debut in goal for the Sky Blues with Keiren Westwood having departed to Sunderland during the close season. Midfielder Sammy Clingan will skipper the side for the forthcoming campaign. Sven-Goran Eriksson begins his first full season as Leicester manager with a full squad to choose from. The Swede made his 10th summer signing on Thursday with the acquisition of Gelson Fernandes on loan from Saint Etienne. Swiss international Fernandes, who played under Eriksson at Manchester City, will go straight into the squad if his international clearance comes through in time. Likewise John Pantsil, signed last month after leaving Fulham, is still awaiting a work permit but will be involved should the club receive it ahead of Saturday. Fellow new recruits Kasper Schmeichel, Lee Peltier, Matt Mills, Paul Konchesky, Neil Danns, David Nugent, Sean St. Ledger and Michael Johnson are all fit and eligible.

Formation:451Manager: Andy Thorn

Coventry

Formation: 451Manager: Sven Goran Eriksson

Leicester

  • Joe Murphy
  • Cyrus Christie
  • Richard Keogh
  • Martin Cranie
  • Chris Hussey
  • Carl Baker
  • Sammy Clingan
  • David Bell
  • Gael Bigirimana
  • Gary McSheffrey
  • Lukas Jutkiewicz
  • SUBS
  • Chris Dunn
  • James McPake
  • Roy O'Donovan
  • Richard Wood
  • Conor Thomas

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Match Report

Foxes begin with win Sven-Goran Eriksson`s big-spending Leicester got their much-fancied bid for promotion from the npower Championship off to winning start as they triumphed 1-0 over local rivals Coventry in an eventful M69 derby. Right-back Lee Peltier, Eriksson`s first of 10 signings this summer, grabbed the vital breakthrough in the 52nd minute as he nodded home an inch-perfect cross from Richie Wellens. But the encounter was shaped by the first-half dismissals of Darius Vassell and Carl Baker - one apiece for both sides - for reckless challenges which left referee Darren Deadman no option but to brandish red twice. Nevertheless, for Leicester - who also hit the post through David Nugent - it was a winning start to a campaign which promises plenty having been bankrolled heavily over the summer by Thai-based Asia Football Investments consortium, fronted by Vichai and Aiyawatt Raksriaksorn. For Coventry, who narrowly avoided administration in March and continue to look for much-needed investment, it could be a long season as they embark on an 11th successive campaign in the second tier - the longest of any club currently in the Championship. Eriksson handed debuts to seven of his new arrivals - Peltier, Nugent, Kasper Schmeichel, Paul Konchesky, Gelson Fernandes, Neil Danns and skipper Matt Mills all starting. In stark contrast, goalkeeper Joe Murphy - one of just two new faces at the Ricoh Arena - was the only Sky Blues debutant, with youngsters Cyrus Christie and Gael Bigirimana handed their full league debuts. Leicester`s ambitious campaign which got off to the worst possible start when Vassell was rightfully given his marching orders for a studs-up challenge on Richard Keogh near the halfway line. The former England striker`s dismissal certainly raised the tails of unfancied Coventry but it was the visitors, however, who almost opened the scoring midway through the first half as Nugent drilled an effort across goal which narrowly eluded Danns. Despite the hosts` dominance they were unable to find the quality needed in the final third to really make a difference and keeper Schmeichel was tested for the first time in the 37th minute as he tipped David Bell`s long-range effort over the bar. And within two minutes Coventry`s numerical advantage was wiped out as Baker saw red for another needless challenge on Wellens. The swing of the game changed almost immediately and Leicester came closest to breaking the deadlock as Nugent headed Danns` cross against the inside of a post and watched as the ball fortunately fell straight into the arms of Murphy, with the visitors finishing the half the stronger. Leicester started the second half where they finished the first and a well-placed Nugent should have done better from Konchesky`s cross but he could only fire wide. But he was reprieved shortly after as Wellens succeeded where Coventry had failed - with a great delivery into the penalty area - which was met by the head of Peltier. Eriksson`s charges looked more likely to add to their opener as the second half wore on but Sky Blues skipper Sammy Clingan reminded the visitors of their own threat with a 72nd-minute effort which was parried by Schmeichel. But, as you would expect on the opening day of a new season, the encounter petered out over the final 15 minutes and Leicester ran out narrowly deserved winners. endM

Form Guide

  • Coventry
  • VS
  • Leicester

Last Meetings

  • Leicester
  • 1 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 26/02/2011
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 11/09/2010
  • Leicester
  • 2 - 2
  • Coventry
  • 21/03/2010
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 1
  • Leicester
  • 03/10/2009
  • Coventry
  • 2 - 0
  • Leicester
  • 23/02/2008
  • Leicester
  • 2 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 12/01/2008

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