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  • Date:04 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ricoh Arena
  • King - pen (78)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:02 +4.02

The referee shows Joe Bennett a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Bennett on Lukas Jutkiewicz. Lee Carsley restarts play with the free kick.

92:44 +2.44

The ball is sent over by Marvin Emnes, Nathan Cameron manages to make a clearance.

92:22 +2.22

The ball is crossed by Richard Wood.

91:46 +1.46

Corner taken by Gary O'Neil.

91:18 +1.18

Matthew Bates fouled by Clive Platt, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Bates restarts play with the free kick.

91:03 +1.03

The ball is delivered by Nicky Bailey, clearance made by James McPake.

90:11 +0.11

Scott McDonald takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.

89:23

Lukas Jutkiewicz goes into the book for time wasting.

87:19

Gary O'Neil takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.

85:42

Unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Nicky Bailey results in a free kick. Lee Carsley takes the direct free kick. Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

85:13

Joe Bennett produces a cross, blocked by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

83:55

The referee blows for offside against Kris Boyd. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

83:32

A cross is delivered by Joe Bennett, clearance made by James McPake.

83:03

The ball is swung over by Joe Bennett, save by Keiren Westwood.

82:12

Jordan Clarke replaces Gary McSheffrey. The ball is delivered by Justin Hoyte, Nathan Cameron manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line to the near post.

81:01

Marlon King leaves the field to be replaced by Lukas Jutkiewicz. The ball is delivered by Joe Bennett, Marvin Emnes takes a shot.

79:19

Kris Boyd joins the action as a substitute, replacing Julio Arca.

78:54

Justin Hoyte joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tony McMahon.

78:00

Marlon King scores a penalty. Coventry 1-0 Middlesbrough.Matthew Bates concedes a Penalty for a foul on Gary McSheffrey.

76:08

Caution for Gary McSheffrey. David Wheater is shown a yellow card. James McPake gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leroy Lita. Strike comes in from Gary O'Neil from the free kick.

73:56

Michael Doyle produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

73:13

The ball is swung over by Joe Bennett.

72:02

Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Tony McMahon gets a block in.

71:49

The ball is crossed by Gary O'Neil, clearance by James McPake.

69:57

The ball is sent over by Clive Platt, Gary O'Neil manages to make a clearance. Gary McSheffrey takes the inswinging corner, free kick awarded for a foul by Clive Platt on Gary O'Neil. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.

69:18

Effort from outside the penalty box by Julio Arca goes wide left of the goal.

67:56

Freddy Eastwood is brought on as a substitute for Aron Gunnarsson. The assistant referee flags for offside against Tony McMahon. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

67:16

Nicky Bailey delivers the ball, James McPake manages to make a clearance.

66:48

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line, clearance made by James McPake.

66:18

Leroy Lita takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.

64:36

Tony McMahon produces a cross, Marvin Emnes has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

64:17

Michael Doyle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald. Free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.

63:21

Joe Bennett sends in a cross, clearance by James McPake. Outswinging corner taken by Gary O'Neil.

61:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Clive Platt on David Wheater. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.

61:19

Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.

60:38

Julio Arca gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Gary McSheffrey from right wing.

59:40

The ball is delivered by Tony McMahon.

58:33

Julio Arca sends in a cross. Leroy Lita is ruled offside. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.

57:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wheater on Marlon King. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Marlon King from left wing.

57:00

Centre by Gary McSheffrey.

56:37

Marlon King takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by David Wheater.

56:05

Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary McSheffrey, clearance made by Leroy Lita.

54:46

The ball is delivered by Marvin Emnes, Leroy Lita has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

52:21

Julio Arca takes a shot. Richard Keogh gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the left by-line.

50:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey by Gary O'Neil. Shot on goal comes in from Marlon King from the free kick.

50:12

The ball is crossed by Marvin Emnes, Julio Arca takes a shot. Comfortable save by Keiren Westwood.

47:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leroy Lita by Nathan Cameron. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Gary O'Neil.

46:12

Shot from outside the box by Gary McSheffrey misses to the left of the target.

45:39 +0.39

The ball is swung over by Marlon King, Joe Bennett gets a block in. The referee gives a free kick against Joe Bennett for handball. Gary McSheffrey has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Jason Steele.

45:24 +0.24

Marvin Emnes crosses the ball, save made by Keiren Westwood.

43:49

Nicky Bailey produces a cross, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

43:10

Julio Arca crosses the ball, save by Keiren Westwood.

42:23

Centre by Joe Bennett, save by Keiren Westwood.

39:18

The ball is crossed by Richard Keogh.

35:42

Centre by Scott McDonald, clearance made by Nathan Cameron.

35:17

Tony McMahon produces a cross, blocked by Richard Wood.

34:39

Foul by Gary McSheffrey on Nicky Bailey, free kick awarded. Gary O'Neil delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Nathan Cameron.

34:06

Centre by Tony McMahon, Gary McSheffrey gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line, clearance by Nathan Cameron.

33:36

Foul by Gary McSheffrey on Nicky Bailey, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.

32:36

Gary O'Neil challenges Michael Doyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.

32:09

Marlon King produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

31:51

Lee Carsley challenges Joe Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

30:55

Leroy Lita takes a shot. Fantastic save by Keiren Westwood.

29:07

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Leroy Lita by Nathan Cameron. Penalty taken by Leroy Lita saved by Keiren Westwood. Coventry 0-0 Middlesbrough.

28:03

Foul by Gary McSheffrey on Marvin Emnes, free kick awarded. Nicky Bailey restarts play with the free kick.

26:19

Foul by Richard Wood on Marvin Emnes, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gary O'Neil.

25:50

The ball is swung over by Michael Doyle, Tony McMahon gets a block in.

24:52

Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary O'Neil, Tony McMahon has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

24:24

Julio Arca has an effort at goal. Save by Keiren Westwood.

23:44

The ball is delivered by Marvin Emnes, blocked by Michael Doyle. Corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Richard Keogh.

23:11

The referee penalises Leroy Lita for handball. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

21:46

Shot from just outside the box by Michael Doyle goes over the bar.

21:41

The ball is swung over by Marlon King.

21:04

Centre by Nicky Bailey, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Scott McDonald misses to the left of the goal.

20:30

Julio Arca takes a shot. Blocked by James McPake.

20:07

Aron Gunnarsson delivers the ball.

19:33

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Joe Bennett gets a block in.

18:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Bennett on Aron Gunnarsson. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gary McSheffrey, Jason Steele makes a save.

17:28

Unfair challenge on Marlon King by Nicky Bailey results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Marlon King from the free kick, save by Jason Steele.

15:52

Centre by Richard Keogh, Lee Carsley produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

15:10

Foul by Scott McDonald on James McPake, free kick awarded. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.

13:18

Foul by Julio Arca on Aron Gunnarsson, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Gary McSheffrey.

12:19

Marvin Emnes crosses the ball.

11:00

The ball is sent over by Marlon King, Joe Bennett gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Gary McSheffrey, Jason Steele fouled by Clive Platt, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

10:26

Julio Arca sends in a cross, James McPake manages to make a clearance.

9:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey by Clive Platt. Direct free kick taken by David Wheater.

9:03

The offside flag is raised against Marlon King. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

7:57

Joe Bennett delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Leroy Lita misses to the left of the goal.

7:37

Julio Arca crosses the ball, James McPake makes a clearance.

6:30

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

5:49

Michael Doyle sends in a cross.

4:54

Tony McMahon crosses the ball, Michael Doyle manages to make a clearance.

4:43

Gary O'Neil crosses the ball, clearance made by Nathan Cameron.

4:15

The ball is delivered by Aron Gunnarsson, Clive Platt takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a comfortable save.

2:14

The ball is swung over by Gary McSheffrey, clearance made by David Wheater.

1:26

Marlon King fouled by David Wheater, the ref awards a free kick. Aron Gunnarsson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by David Wheater.

The referee gets the game started.

It is the end of the first-half.

The second half has started.

The referee ends the match.

Match Preview

Same again for Sky Blues Coventry host Middlesbrough at the Ricoh Arena with the same squad who disposed of Scunthorpe last weekend. Manager Aidy Boothroyd has no new injury or suspension problems from the side which triumphed 2-0 at Glanford Park, recording back-to-back victories after their 1-0 success over Burnley. Midfielder Sammy Clingan (knee) is progressing and could return by the end of December while central defender Ben Turner (also knee) is looking more towards January before he plays again. Chris Hussey has joined Coventry`s list of long-term absentees - Gary Deegan, Stephen O`Halloran and Isaac Osbourne - having been ruled out for up to three months due to a recurrence of a broken metatarsal picked up during his short loan spell at Crewe. Middlesbrough captain Gary O'Neil has a chance of returning from injury. The midfielder missed last weekend`s 2-2 draw at home to Hull with a knee problem but trained on Thursday, despite Boro not being able to go through their paces on grass due to the current snow and freezing temperatures battering Britain. Midfielder Kevin Thomson also trained but Saturday`s trip to the Ricoh Arena is likely to come too soon for him. Otherwise, manager Tony Mowbray has no new injury or suspension concerns as he looks to secure what would be a first win in four games. Jonathan Franks (herniated disc), Willo Flood (knee), Rhys Williams (pelvis) and Matt Kilgallon (back) remain in the treatment room.

Formation:442Manager: Adrian Boothroyd

Coventry

Formation: 442Manager: Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough

  • Keiren Westwood
  • Richard Keogh
  • James McPake
  • Nathan Cameron
  • Richard Wood
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Lee Carsley
  • Michael Doyle
  • Gary McSheffrey
  • Marlon King
  • Clive Platt
  • SUBS
  • Daniel Ireland
  • David Bell
  • Freddy Eastwood
  • Lukas Jutkiewicz
  • Martin Cranie
  • Carl Baker
  • Jordan Clarke

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Match Report

King spot on to lift Sky Blues Marlon King succeeded where Leroy Lita failed - from the penalty spot - to give Coventry a 1-0 victory over struggling Middlesbrough in the npower Championship match at the Ricoh Arena. King struck from 12 yards 12 minutes from time to make Tony Mowbray's team pay after Lita's spot-kick on the half hour had been saved by Keiren Westwood. The home side started well as Clive Platt's header was saved by Jason Steele after five minutes, then Gary McSheffrey tested the goalkeeper with a left-foot shot from 20 yards. Lita was the first Boro player to threaten, missing a header from Joe Bennett's cross in the eighth minute. A scrappy period of play followed with neither side able to gain the upper hand - James McPake marshalling the Coventry box consistently, frustrating the visitors. City's Lee Carsley miscontrolled a Richard Keogh cross and smashed over from inside the box, before Marlon King and McSheffrey brought saves out of Steele from free-kicks. The home side continued to dominate and Boro could only muster a weak header from Scott McDonald which failed to test Westwood. However, Boro's confidence grew as they outpassed their hosts and Julio Arca curled a wicked 25th-minute shot in from the left wing which Westwood had to tip around the post at full stretch on 25 minutes. Tony McMahon could have scored with a strong header from the resulting corner but his header went wide. Boro were given a great chance to take the lead when Lita was fouled by Nathan Cameron in the box - but the striker's blast down the middle was blocked in spectacular fashion by Westwood. Coventry started the second half with purpose and McSheffrey was unlucky not to hit the target with a drilled shot from the right. Arca continued to threaten for Boro with crosses and shots from the left, before Lita went close again 10 minutes after the restart when his header from Marvin Emnes' cross went wide. Discipline was poor throughout with the scrappy fouls creating a stop-start rhythm which benefited neither side as the game entered the final quarter. Michael Doyle shot over the bar from distance in the 74th minute as the hosts wrested back some control of the match - and their hard work paid off when Matthew Bates fouled McSheffrey. King took his chance from the penalty spot. Mowbray replaced Arca with Kris Boyd as he sought an equaliser, with McSheffrey making way for defender Jordan Spence. The visitors pumped crosses into the Coventry box - but to no avail as Adrian Boothroyd's team held firm.

Form Guide

    WLLLWW
  • Coventry
  • VS
  • Middlesbrough
  • LWWLLD

Last Meetings

  • Middlesbrough
  • 1 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 24/04/2010
  • Coventry
  • 2 - 2
  • Middlesbrough
  • 26/09/2009
  • Coventry
  • 2 - 1
  • Middlesbrough
  • 30/04/1966
  • Middlesbrough
  • 1 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 04/12/1965
  • Middlesbrough
  • 2 - 3
  • Coventry
  • 02/01/1965
  • Coventry
  • 3 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 05/09/1964

Top Scorers

Coventry

  • G McSheffrey 5
  • B Turner 4
  • C Platt 3
  • AE Gunnarsson 3
  • F Eastwood 2
  • D Bell 1
  • M Doyle 1
  • C Baker 1
  • L Jutkiewicz 1
  • J Clarke 1

Middlesbrough

  • K Boyd 5
  • S McDonald 3
  • T Kink 3
  • L Lita 2
  • B Robson 1
  • M Bates 1
  • D Wheater 1

Goals

Coventry

    • Total goals 50
    • Goals per game 27
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Middlesbrough

    • Total goals 42
    • Goals per game 19
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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