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  • Date:24 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ricoh Arena
  • Attendance:15,809
  • McSheffrey (54) Norwood (76)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:56 +3.56

Unfair challenge on Tal Ben-Haim by Alex Nimely results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.

93:31 +3.31

Marko Futacs takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save.

92:24 +2.24

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Maguire from the left by-line, Jason Pearce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

92:00 +2.00

George Thorne takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

90:46 +0.46

Luke Varney challenges Richard Keogh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

89:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gael Bigirimana by Tal Ben-Haim. Richard Keogh takes the free kick.

89:07

Tal Ben-Haim crosses the ball, save by Joe Murphy.

88:50

Chris Maguire takes a shot. Blocked by Gael Bigirimana.

86:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gael Bigirimana by Luca Scapuzzi. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

85:23

Tal Ben-Haim fouled by Alex Nimely, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Pearce.

84:48

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tal Ben-Haim. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

83:24

Corner from right by-line taken by George Thorne.

82:31

(Portsmouth) makes a substitution, with Luca Scapuzzi coming on for Scott Allan.

81:41

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Pearce.

80:20

Unfair challenge on Jordan Clarke by Chris Maguire results in a free kick. Chris Maguire receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

79:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Clarke on Chris Maguire. Tal Ben-Haim restarts play with the free kick.

78:43

Cyrus Christie is brought on as a substitute for Chris Hussey.

76:42

Oliver Norwood finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Coventry 2-0 Portsmouth.The assist for the goal came from Gael Bigirimana.

75:46

Gary McSheffrey produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

75:11

Shot from long range by Chris Maguire misses to the right of the goal.

74:14

Foul by Gary McSheffrey on George Thorne, free kick awarded. The referee shows Gary McSheffrey a yellow card for persistent infringement. Direct free kick taken by Scott Allan.

73:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marko Futacs by Martin Cranie. Scott Allan takes the free kick.

70:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary McSheffrey on Tal Ben-Haim. Scott Allan sends in a cross, Headed effort from close range by Luke Varney goes wide left of the target.

69:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Jason Pearce. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

68:59

Centre by Kelvin Etuhu, blocked by Richard Keogh. Outswinging corner taken by Scott Allan from the right by-line.

68:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Marko Futacs. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

68:02

Unfair challenge on Scott Allan by Gael Bigirimana results in a free kick. Scott Allan takes the direct free kick.

67:30

George Thorne takes a shot. Richard Keogh gets a block in.

66:36

Richard Keogh handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Richard Keogh booked. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Chris Maguire.

66:11

Scott Allan takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Keogh.

65:45

Kelvin Etuhu sends in a cross, Marko Futacs takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Cranie.

64:59

The ball is sent over by Jordan Clarke, save made by Jamie Ashdown.

64:18

Chris Maguire fouled by Richard Keogh, the ref awards a free kick. Tal Ben-Haim takes the direct free kick.

62:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sammy Clingan by Marko Futacs. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

61:56

The ball is crossed by Oliver Norwood. Marko Futacs joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Norris. Joel Ward goes off and Kelvin Etuhu comes on.

61:24

Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line, Jason Pearce makes a clearance.

61:03

Alex Nimely takes a shot. Tal Ben-Haim gets a block in.

60:21

Gael Bigirimana produces a cross.

60:03

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

59:35

Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan, Greg Halford makes a clearance.

58:44

Jason Pearce challenges Alex Nimely unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Sammy Clingan, save by Jamie Ashdown.

57:12

Sammy Clingan concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Maguire. Scott Allan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Joe Murphy makes a save.

56:32

Foul by Clive Platt on Ricardo Rocha, free kick awarded. Greg Halford restarts play with the free kick.

55:47

Effort on goal by Chris Maguire from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

54:23

Gary McSheffrey grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Coventry 1-0 Portsmouth.Assist by Chris Hussey.

53:46

Chris Maguire is caught offside. Joe Murphy takes the indirect free kick.

52:53

Clive Platt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.

52:05

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

51:20

Chris Hussey takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.

50:08

Chris Maguire produces a cross, save by Joe Murphy.

49:02

Corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line, Close range headed effort by Richard Keogh misses to the right of the goal.

48:26

Foul by David Norris on Gael Bigirimana, free kick awarded. Sammy Clingan delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Greg Halford manages to make a clearance.

46:18

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line, save made by Jamie Ashdown.

45:50

Joel Ward takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

45:21 +0.21

Foul by Conor Thomas on Chris Maguire, free kick awarded. Tal Ben-Haim takes the free kick.

45:03

Gael Bigirimana joins the action as a substitute, replacing Conor Thomas.

43:52

The ball is swung over by Chris Maguire, Martin Cranie gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Scott Allan.

42:08

Luke Varney takes a shot.

41:01

Jason Pearce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clive Platt. Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.

39:30

Long range effort from Tal Ben-Haim misses to the left of the target.

38:17

The ball is sent over by Greg Halford, Luke Varney has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

37:26

Greg Halford crosses the ball.

34:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sammy Clingan on David Norris. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Jason Pearce, clearance made by Martin Cranie.

33:09

Alex Nimely gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Ashdown. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.

32:17

Richard Keogh concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Varney. Scott Allan crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Joe Murphy.

31:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Maguire on Chris Hussey. Free kick crossed by Sammy Clingan.

30:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Oliver Norwood on Scott Allan. Free kick taken by George Thorne.

29:49

Clive Platt concedes a free kick for a foul on George Thorne. Direct free kick taken by Jason Pearce.

27:16

Floated corner taken by Scott Allan, Joel Ward produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

27:05

The ball is crossed by Chris Maguire, Oliver Norwood gets a block in.

26:45

The ball is sent over by Jordan Clarke, blocked by Tal Ben-Haim.

23:32

Chris Hussey crosses the ball, save by Jamie Ashdown.

22:29

Chris Maguire crosses the ball, clearance by Richard Keogh.

19:57

Jordan Clarke sends in a cross, Greg Halford manages to make a clearance.

19:41

Sammy Clingan crosses the ball, Ricardo Rocha makes a clearance.

19:31

Chris Hussey sends in a cross.

18:57

Jordan Clarke sends in a cross, clearance made by Ricardo Rocha.

18:11

Clive Platt takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Ashdown. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sammy Clingan.

18:04

Luke Varney sends in a cross, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

15:22

Scott Allan delivers the ball, Chris Hussey gets a block in. Scott Allan takes the floated corner, clearance by Clive Platt.

14:30

The ball is sent over by Oliver Norwood.

12:07

Jason Pearce concedes a free kick for a foul on Clive Platt. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Sammy Clingan.

11:00

The ball is crossed by Chris Maguire, save by Joe Murphy.

10:31

Headed cross/shot by Clive Platt, Jamie Ashdown makes a save.

9:57

Chris Maguire takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

9:08

Unfair challenge on Luke Varney by Martin Cranie results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Greg Halford.

8:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Nimely on Jason Pearce. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.

7:50

Chris Maguire takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

5:30

A cross is delivered by Conor Thomas.

4:36

Unfair challenge on Chris Hussey by Greg Halford results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sammy Clingan, save by Jamie Ashdown.

4:21

The ball is sent over by Chris Hussey, Jason Pearce manages to make a clearance.

4:02

The referee blows for offside. Martin Cranie restarts play with the free kick.

3:33

The ball is swung over by Jason Pearce.

1:16

Luke Varney is caught offside. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

Match Preview

Cranie in fitness battle Coventry are monitoring Martin Cranie ahead of their crunch clash at home to relegation rivals Portsmouth. The defender was substituted in the 87th minute of Wednesday's dramatic 2-2 draw at Cardiff nursing a thigh/groin problem and will be given every chance of featuring at the Ricoh Arena. Midfielder David Bell also continues to be assessed having missed the last four games with a knee problem, but Carl Baker (hamstring), Hermann Hreidarsson (shoulder) and Richard Wood (knee) remain sidelined. With Coventry just two points and two places better off than bottom club Portsmouth, the importance of the clash is not lost on Sky Blues skipper Sammy Clingan. "A win would be absolutely massive for us," he said. "That would make it five games unbeaten and to get a win would give the lads real, real belief that we can still stay in the Championship." Clingan added: "These are eight cup finals for us now and we've got to take as many points out of each game as possible and hopefully we get enough to stay in this league." Portsmouth can add Manchester City youngsters Karim Rekik and Luca Scapuzzi to their squad. Dutch defender Rekik, 17, and 20-year-old Italian forward Scapuzzi have arrived at Fratton Park on initial one-month loan deals. Scapuzzi's arrival is likely to push Dave Kitson further down the pecking order after the out-of-form striker was left out of the squad for Pompey's last two matches. Defender Aaron Mokoena (ankle) and veteran frontman Kanu (back) are set to miss out again but full-back Tal Ben Haim should shake off a knock. Winger Kelvin Etuhu and striker Marko Futacs are pushing for starts after both climbed off the bench to score in the 4-1 win over Birmingham on Tuesday night.

Formation:41212Manager: Andy Thorn

Coventry

Formation: 4132Manager: Michael Appleton

Portsmouth

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

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLDDDD
  • Coventry
  • VS
  • Portsmouth
  • DLLLDW

Last Meetings

  • Portsmouth
  • 2 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 03/12/2011
  • Portsmouth
  • 0 - 3
  • Coventry
  • 12/04/2011
  • Coventry
  • 2 - 0
  • Portsmouth
  • 07/08/2010
  • Coventry
  • 0 - 4
  • Portsmouth
  • 19/03/2003
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 19/10/2002
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 26/02/2002

Top Scorers

Coventry

  • G McSheffrey 4
  • C Platt 3
  • G Deegan 3
  • C McDonald 2
  • C Baker 1
  • S Clingan 1
  • R Wood 1
  • O Norwood 1
  • A Nimely 1
  • J Clarke 1
  • C Thomas 1

Portsmouth

  • D Norris 6
  • L Varney 5
  • M Futacs 4
  • D Kitson 3
  • J Pearce 2
  • J Ward 2
  • N Kanu 1
  • B Mwaruwari 1
  • G Halford 1
  • K Etuhu 1
  • C Maguire 1

Goals

Coventry

    • Total goals 85
    • Goals per game 33
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 5 (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
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Portsmouth

    • Total goals 90
    • Goals per game 38
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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