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  • Date:25 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ricoh Arena
  • Gunnarsson (60)
  • Jones (34) Hume (45)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:50 +4.50

The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Barton. Keiren Westwood takes the indirect free kick.

94:18 +4.18

Iain Hume gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Wood. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

92:50 +2.50

Outswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Keiren Westwood misses to the left of the goal.

92:43 +2.43

David Bell delivers the ball, Callum Davidson gets a block in.

92:21 +2.21

The ball is delivered by Marlon King, David Gray gets a block in.

91:15 +1.15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Parkin on Ben Turner. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

90:56 +0.56

David Bell sends in a cross, Andy Lonergan makes a save.

90:48 +0.48

The ball is delivered by David Bell, clearance by Darel Russell.

89:44

Billy Jones is cautioned by the ref for time wasting.

89:05

Marlon King delivers the ball, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.

88:38

Centre by Sammy Clingan, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.

88:25

Richard Keogh delivers the ball.

87:22

Unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Paul Parry results in a free kick. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.

86:09

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

85:44

Marlon King takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

85:13

Daniel Ward produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

84:40

David Bell takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

84:28

The ball is delivered by Martin Cranie.

83:17

Clive Platt challenges Sean St. Ledger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.

82:11

Paul Parry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh. Paul Parry goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Sammy Clingan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Sean St. Ledger makes a clearance.

79:38

David Gray produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

79:11

Lee Carsley takes a shot. Blocked by Darel Russell.

79:03

The ball is swung over by Richard Keogh, clearance made by Craig Morgan.

75:44

Foul by Lee Carsley on Darel Russell, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Iain Hume. Caution for Lee Carsley. Daniel Ward joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lukas Jutkiewicz.

74:23

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Parry from the right by-line.

73:59

Shot from 18 yards from Darel Russell. Save made by Keiren Westwood.

73:31

Darel Russell fouled by Marlon King, the ref awards a free kick. Iain Hume crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

73:04

Corner taken by Iain Hume from the right by-line, save by Keiren Westwood.

72:19

David Gray delivers the ball, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

72:19

David Gray delivers the ball, clearance by Richard Keogh.

71:26

The referee blows for offside against Marlon King. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.

71:04

The ball is delivered by Martin Cranie, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance.

69:54

Centre by Ben Turner, Andy Lonergan makes a comfortable save.

69:07

Keith Treacy leaves the field to be replaced by David Gray.

68:24

Corner from the right by-line taken by Keith Treacy, save made by Keiren Westwood.

67:07

Shot from just outside the area by Sammy Clingan goes over the bar.

66:58

Centre by David Bell, clearance made by Craig Morgan.

65:44

Keith Treacy produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

63:39

Paul Parry joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Coutts.

63:02

Marlon King takes a shot. Billy Jones gets a block in.

62:36

The ball is swung over by Lukas Jutkiewicz, clearance by Callum Davidson.

61:39

Aron Gunnarsson leaves the field to be replaced by David Bell.

61:38

The referee blows for offside against Jon Parkin. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.

60:09

Aron Gunnarsson fires in a goal from inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Coventry 1-2 Preston.Assist by Clive Platt.

59:31

The ball is crossed by Martin Cranie, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.

58:16

Clive Platt fouled by Darel Russell, the ref awards a free kick. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.

57:37

Keith Treacy has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

56:57

Ben Turner challenges Jon Parkin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keith Treacy delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Martin Cranie gets a block in.

55:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean St. Ledger on Clive Platt. Free kick crossed by Sammy Clingan.

55:21

Unfair challenge on Andy Lonergan by Clive Platt results in a free kick. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.

54:59

Sammy Clingan takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Keith Treacy.

54:25

Richard Wood takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a brilliant save.

54:05

Corner taken by Sammy Clingan.

53:58

Marlon King delivers the ball, Sean St. Ledger gets a block in.

52:58

The assistant referee signals for offside against Clive Platt. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.

52:43

Adam Barton is adjudged to have handled the ball. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

51:59

Carl Baker goes off and Marlon King comes on.

51:59

Marlon King replaces Carl Baker.

51:53

Centre by Sammy Clingan.

51:41

Carl Baker delivers the ball, Sean St. Ledger makes a clearance.

50:45

Handball by Lukas Jutkiewicz. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick.

49:28

Unfair challenge on Ben Turner by Jon Parkin results in a free kick. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.

48:51

Effort from deep inside the area by Ben Turner misses to the left of the target.

48:06

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan, Craig Morgan manages to make a clearance.

47:08 +2.08

Aron Gunnarsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean St. Ledger. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick.

46:52

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

46:00 +1.00

Iain Hume fires in a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Coventry 0-2 Preston.

45:32 +0.32

Keith Treacy takes a shot. Ben Turner gets a block in.

45:19

Centre by Keith Treacy.

44:42

Richard Keogh produces a cross, Sean St. Ledger makes a clearance.

43:10

Jon Parkin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

42:34

Unfair challenge on Adam Barton by Richard Keogh results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

41:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger by Clive Platt. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.

41:30

Sammy Clingan takes a shot. Blocked by Sean St. Ledger.

41:00

Carl Baker takes a shot. Brilliant save by Andy Lonergan.

39:46

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Iain Hume.

39:36

Iain Hume produces a cross, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

39:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Baker on Adam Barton. Adam Barton restarts play with the free kick.

38:44

Adam Barton takes a shot. Clearance by Ben Turner.

38:10

Jon Parkin takes a shot. Brilliant save by Keiren Westwood.

36:59

Effort on goal by Carl Baker from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

35:42

Foul by Sammy Clingan on Darel Russell, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Callum Davidson. (Preston) makes a substitution, with Craig Morgan coming on for Wayne Brown.

34:35

Billy Jones finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Coventry 0-1 Preston.

33:39

Inswinging corner taken by Iain Hume from the left by-line, Sean St. Ledger takes a shot. Fantastic save by Keiren Westwood.

33:25

Billy Jones crosses the ball, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

32:00

The ball is swung over by Carl Baker.

30:05

Centre by Richard Keogh.

29:36

The ball is sent over by Lukas Jutkiewicz, clearance made by Paul Coutts.

28:22

Lee Carsley concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Coutts. Direct free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.

27:41

Centre by Iain Hume.

27:30

Carl Baker sends in a cross, comfortable save by Andy Lonergan.

26:53

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.

25:41

Adam Barton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Wood. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.

25:11

Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot. Wayne Brown gets a block in.

24:12

Sammy Clingan takes the outswinging corner, free kick awarded for a foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz on Sean St. Ledger. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick.

23:40

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

20:39

The assistant referee signals for offside against Keith Treacy. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

20:12

Aron Gunnarsson produces a cross, save made by Andy Lonergan.

19:11

Outswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan, Richard Wood takes a shot. Clearance by Billy Jones.

18:33

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

18:02

The ball is delivered by Carl Baker.

17:03

Callum Davidson crosses the ball, Keiren Westwood makes a fantastic save.

16:26

Adam Barton takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Turner.

16:09

Keith Treacy crosses the ball, clearance made by Richard Wood.

15:05

Richard Keogh has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

12:43

The ball is sent over by Carl Baker.

11:18

Keith Treacy takes a shot. Richard Wood gets a block in.

10:11

Lee Carsley has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

10:05

The ball is crossed by Richard Keogh.

9:27

Iain Hume produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

8:44

The ball is swung over by Keith Treacy.

7:24

Clive Platt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick.

5:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Turner on Iain Hume. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick.

4:52

Lukas Jutkiewicz fouled by Wayne Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Sammy Clingan fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

3:35

The ball is sent over by Jon Parkin, save made by Keiren Westwood.

1:45

Martin Cranie has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

1:20

Unfair challenge on Carl Baker by Billy Jones results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.

0:21

Shot from just outside the box by Lukas Jutkiewicz goes over the bar.

The game kicks-off.

The first half comes to an end.

The match restarts for the second half.

The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

Match Preview

King poised for Sky Blues bow Marlon King is expected to make his long-awaited Coventry debut when Preston visit the Ricoh Arena. The striker finally completed his move to the Sky Blues on Monday and could start against North End having maintained his fitness while training over recent weeks and taking part in reserve games. His arrival is not the only piece of good news for manager Aidy Boothroyd who is also boosted by the availability of Danny Ward (calf), Michael McIndoe, David Bell and Gary McSheffrey (all hamstring) after injury. However, despite the return of his influential midfield quartet, Boothroyd remains without at least seven professionals including the likes of Freddy Eastwood, James McPake, Gary Deegan, Chris Hussey and Stephen O`Halloran. City will be looking to build on last weekend`s 2-1 win at Bristol City and maintain their unbeaten home record against a struggling North End side reeling from five successive defeats. Preston boss Darren Ferguson is boosted by the availability of striker Iain Hume. The on-loan Barnsley frontman was ineligible for Wednesday's Carling Cup defeat at Wigan having played in the competition in an earlier round for his parent club. He will now come back into contention and may earn a starting role as Ferguson's men bid to arrest their dismal slump in form. Winger Keith Treacy succumbed to injury in the second half at the DW Stadium and will be assessed while defender Callum Davidson missed out with a calf strain. Both players may miss out while on-loan Manchester United duo Matt James and Josh King are also expected to remain sidelined with ankle injuries.

Formation:442Manager: Adrian Boothroyd

Coventry

Formation: 4231Manager: Darren Ferguson

Preston

  • Keiren Westwood
  • Richard Keogh
  • Richard Wood
  • Ben Turner
  • Martin Cranie
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Sammy Clingan
  • Lee Carsley
  • Carl Baker
  • Lukas Jutkiewicz
  • Clive Platt
  • SUBS
  • Daniel Ireland
  • David Bell
  • Michael Doyle
  • Marlon King
  • Gary McSheffrey
  • Daniel Ward
  • Nathan Cameron

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Match Report

Sky Blues downed by plucky Preston Struggling Preston ended a five-match losing streak and climbed off the foot of the npower Championship table with a narrow victory over a Coventry side who deserved a share of the spoils. North End defender Billy Jones, who twice cleared off the line, broke the deadlock before on-loan Iain Hume opened his account for the club in first-half stoppage time with a stunning finish. But it was visiting keeper Andy Lonergan who walked off with the man of the match award, producing a series of fine saves including a superb late stop to push David Bell's effort onto a post. The introduction of new signing Marlon King, on his return to professional football, at the start of the second half fed the enthusiasm of everyone in a Sky Blue shirt and he certainly provided a threat - playing his part in Aron Gunnarsson's consolation while also seeing an effort cleared off the line. But it was Preston who came away with all three points and deserve plenty of credit for their battling qualities in the face of adversity, avoiding an unwanted record for the club's longest losing sequence since the winter of 2002/2003. King's arrival earlier in the week had been met with a mostly positive response from supporters, although some had threatened to boycott today's game due to the nature of his prison sentence for sexual assault and causing actual bodily harm. His name was met with applause and cheers when read out over the stadium's public address system ahead of kick-off. And there was plenty more for the majority of a 14,945 crowd to get excited about with the hosts certainly the more dangerous over the opening quarter. Richard Wood saw his header well cleared off the line by Jones while Lonergan twice produced superb saves to deny Lukas Jutkiewicz. But it was North End, against the run of play, who took the lead in the 35th minute. Jones, having saved the visitors at his own end, pounced to turn in the rebound after Keiren Westwood had kept out Sean St Ledger's header, although the Sky Blues keeper should maybe have come to collect the corner. Chances were coming thick and fast at either end, with both keepers proving their worth, before Preston took a 2-0 lead in first-half injury time. And there were again question marks about Coventry's rearguard as Keith Treacy's blocked shot broke for Hume who found himself in acres of space, although the forward's curled finish with the outside of his boot was something special. Coventry started the second half on the front foot and King's 53rd-minute introduction added fresh impetus. But Lonergan was proving a constant thorn in City's side and he produced another brilliant stop to deny Wood. Yet there was nothing he could do in the 61st minute as a long ball was pumped into the box which King headed down into the path of Gunnarsson who fired home. King was then denied a goal of his own by another crucial block from Jones - with Coventry players claiming the Preston defender used his hand in the process. Westwood did well to deny Darel Russell a third for the Lancashire outfit before Lonergan continued his heroics at the other end, denying Bell and King, to help clinch the points for Darren Ferguson's men.

Form Guide

    DWLDLW
  • Coventry
  • VS
  • Preston
  • LWLLLL

Last Meetings

  • Coventry
  • 1 - 1
  • Preston
  • 17/04/2010
  • Preston
  • 3 - 2
  • Coventry
  • 19/09/2009
  • Preston
  • 2 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 14/03/2009
  • Coventry
  • 0 - 0
  • Preston
  • 13/09/2008
  • Preston
  • 1 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 09/02/2008
  • Coventry
  • 2 - 1
  • Preston
  • 01/09/2007

Top Scorers

Coventry

  • B Turner 3
  • C Platt 2
  • F Eastwood 2
  • D Bell 1
  • AE Gunnarsson 1

Preston

  • J Parkin 2
  • P Hayes 1
  • K Treacy 1
  • A Barton 1

Goals

Coventry

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

Preston

    • Total goals 15
    • Goals per game 5
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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