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  • Date:30 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ricoh Arena
  • Attendance:22,436
Goal!

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93mins

Aron Gunnarsson crosses the ball.

92mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Hal Robson-Kanu. Michael Quirke restarts play with the free kick.

91mins

Sammy Clingan concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Howard. Booking for Sammy Clingan for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Mikele Leigertwood.

90mins

Hal Robson-Kanu challenges Sammy Clingan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Clive Platt on for Lukas Jutkiewicz. Chris Hussey takes the free kick.

88mins

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Richard Wood gets a block in. Corner taken by Brian Howard.

84mins

Ian Harte produces a cross, clearance by Chris Hussey. Brian Howard takes a inswinging corner. Richard Wood joins the action as a substitute, replacing Martin Cranie.

84mins

The ball is sent over by Hal Robson-Kanu, Martin Cranie makes a clearance.

83mins

Foul by Shane Long on Martin Cranie, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Martin Cranie.

81mins

Marlon King takes a shot. Matt Mills gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan, Header from close in by Richard Keogh misses to the left of the target.

80mins

David Bell challenges Brian Howard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aron Gunnarsson shown a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.

79mins

Andy Griffin challenges Lukas Jutkiewicz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Hussey.

77mins

Hal Robson-Kanu comes on in place of Noel Hunt.

76mins

Noel Hunt takes a shot. Richard Keogh gets a block in.

76mins

The ball is delivered by Shane Long.

75mins

Marlon King is caught offside. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

73mins

Unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Andy Griffin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Hussey.

72mins

Aron Gunnarsson fouled by Matt Mills, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Matt Mills. Sammy Clingan fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Adam Federici.

70mins

Foul by Carl Baker on Mikele Leigertwood, free kick awarded. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

67mins

The ball is delivered by Marlon King, blocked by Andy Griffin. Corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line to the near post.

67mins

Jem Karacan sends in a cross, Richard Keogh makes a clearance. Ian Harte takes a floated corner to the near post, clearance by Richard Keogh.

64mins

Ian Harte crosses the ball, Chris Hussey manages to make a clearance. Brian Howard takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

64mins

Foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Brian Howard, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Mikele Leigertwood.

63mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Mills on Marlon King. Chris Hussey takes the free kick.

61mins

Michail Antonio leaves the field to be replaced by Brian Howard.

58mins

Michail Antonio crosses the ball.

55mins

Marlon King crosses the ball, save by Adam Federici. Sammy Clingan takes the outswinging corner, Ian Harte fouled by Aron Gunnarsson, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

55mins

The referee blows for offside against Noel Hunt. Richard Keogh restarts play with the free kick.

54mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Mills on Marlon King. Martin Cranie takes the direct free kick.

52mins

Marlon King produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

50mins

Carl Baker sends in a cross, clearance made by Zurab Khizanishvili.

49mins

Aron Gunnarsson fouled by Mikele Leigertwood, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Martin Cranie.

49mins

Jordan Clarke sends in a cross.

48mins

The ball is delivered by David Bell.

47mins

The ball is crossed by Sammy Clingan, Zurab Khizanishvili makes a clearance.

46mins

Michail Antonio takes a shot. Michael Quirke makes a brilliant save. Jobi McAnuff takes a floated corner from the right by-line to the near post, Chris Hussey makes a clearance.

46mins

Aron Gunnarsson crosses the ball.

45mins

Chris Hussey fouled by Michail Antonio, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Quirke takes the free kick.

43mins

Carl Baker takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

42mins

Noel Hunt crosses the ball, save by Michael Quirke.

42mins

David Bell concedes a free kick for a foul on Jobi McAnuff. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Ian Harte.

41mins

Chris Hussey crosses the ball, Zurab Khizanishvili makes a clearance.

40mins

Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

39mins

Carl Baker crosses the ball, clearance made by Matt Mills. Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Comfortable save by Adam Federici.

38mins

Shot from 18 yards by David Bell. Save by Adam Federici. Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.

37mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Noel Hunt on Jordan Clarke. Michael Quirke takes the direct free kick.

37mins

Aron Gunnarsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jem Karacan. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.

34mins

Unfair challenge on Noel Hunt by Sammy Clingan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Harte.

33mins

Centre by Carl Baker, clearance made by Ian Harte.

31mins

Chris Hussey crosses the ball.

29mins

Corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line. Lukas Jutkiewicz produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

27mins

Marlon King fouled by Andy Griffin, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Hussey takes the direct free kick.

27mins

The ball is delivered by Carl Baker, save made by Adam Federici.

24mins

The ball is delivered by Jobi McAnuff. The referee gives a free kick against Ian Harte for handball. Michael Quirke takes the direct free kick.

22mins

Sammy Clingan challenges Noel Hunt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Ian Harte from the free kick, save made by Michael Quirke. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte, clearance made by Martin Cranie. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte, Michael Quirke makes a brilliant save.

21mins

Jobi McAnuff sends in a cross, Shane Long concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Cranie. Michael Quirke takes the direct free kick.

20mins

Chris Hussey fouled by Michail Antonio, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.

20mins

Centre by David Bell, Zurab Khizanishvili makes a clearance.

19mins

Carl Baker produces a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Martin Cranie misses to the right of the target.

19mins

The ball is crossed by Carl Baker, clearance by Andy Griffin. Sammy Clingan takes a short corner.

18mins

Close range header by Shane Long goes wide of the left-hand upright.

17mins

Centre by Michail Antonio, Noel Hunt takes a shot. Michael Quirke makes a brilliant save. Inswinging corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, clearance by Martin Cranie.

16mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Shane Long misses to the right of the goal.

16mins

Centre by Michail Antonio, clearance by Martin Cranie.

14mins

The ball is crossed by Andy Griffin, clearance made by Jordan Clarke. Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, Shane Long takes a shot. Michael Quirke makes a comfortable save.

14mins

The ball is delivered by Michail Antonio, clearance made by Martin Cranie.

12mins

Marlon King has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

11mins

Effort on goal by Aron Gunnarsson from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

11mins

Carl Baker sends in a cross, clearance made by Andy Griffin.

10mins

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

9mins

Centre by David Bell.

8mins

Carl Baker takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici. Unfair challenge on Jem Karacan by Sammy Clingan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Griffin.

7mins

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

5mins

Carl Baker has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

3mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

2mins

Foul by Martin Cranie on Shane Long, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Matt Mills.

Match Preview

King worry for Sky Blues Coventry will assess Marlon King ahead of Andy Thorn`s first game in charge since being appointed permanent manager - at home to promotion-chasing Reading. King, City`s leading scorer, missed Monday`s 2-1 defeat at Middlesbrough with a knock but completed a small amount of training on Thursday morning and will be monitored ahead of the weekend. Should the former Wigan man not make it, Clive Platt could step in as he did at the Riverside, or Freddy Eastwood may get a chance from the off. King was one of two changes against Boro, and left-back Chris Hussey will also be checked upon having been replaced by Stephen O`Halloran due to illness. Striker King, goalkeeper Keiren Westwood and midfielder Aron Gunnarsson were all offered new contracts on Thursday, the same day Thorn was announced as full-time successor to Aidy Boothroyd. Jimmy Kebe could return for Reading. The Malian winger missed the two games over Easter with a thigh complaint but is back in training and is available for Royals boss Brian McDermott. He will certainly start if he is 100% fit so Hal Robson-Kanu will miss out despite scoring in Monday`s surprise defeat at home to Sheffield United. Captain Matt Mills has returned to the heart of the defence after a month out with a groin injury and forward Noel Hunt is back after a foot injury. Goalkeeper Adam Federici is back after missing nine games with a knee injury but has been restricted to a place on the bench due to the form of England Under-21 international Alex McCarthy. A point at the Ricoh Arena would be enough to secure a play-off place.

Formation:4312Manager: Andy Thorn

Coventry

Formation: 442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

  • Michael Quirke
  • Jordan Clarke
  • Richard Keogh
  • Martin Cranie
  • Chris Hussey
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Sammy Clingan
  • Carl Baker
  • David Bell
  • Marlon King
  • Lukas Jutkiewicz
  • SUBS
  • Lee Burge
  • Stephen O'Halloran
  • Freddy Eastwood
  • Gary Deegan
  • Michael McIndoe
  • Clive Platt
  • Richard Wood

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Match Report

Royals celebrate play-off place Reading sealed their place in the npower Championship play-offs with a point from an entertaining goalless stalemate with Coventry at a sun-soaked Ricoh Arena. The fifth-placed Royals went into the game knowing a draw would be enough and so it proved, although the goalless scoreline fails to do justice to what was an enjoyable encounter full of openings and well-worked play. Both sides could well have taken the spoils on an afternoon when goalkeeping brilliance and some wayward finishing dominated over killer instinct in attack. A bumper crowd of 22,436 watched Shane Long and Noel Hunt fail to convert Reading`s clearest openings while impressive Coventry enjoyed even further opportunities, with Lukas Jutkiewicz, David Bell, Marlong King and Richard Keogh all going close. Brian McDermott`s side may have the play-offs and the possibility of Barclays Premier League football to look forward to, but the future also appears bright for the Sky Blues under Andy Thorn, who was taking charge of his first match since being appointed permanent manager on Thursday. Goalkeeper Keiren Westwood, offered a latest new contract by Coventry two days ago with his current deal set to expire, was denied what may have been his final appearance in front of the Ricoh Arena faithful by an apparent shoulder injury. Youngster Michael Quirke stepped in as part of three changes, with striker King - also offered new terms along with soon to be out-of-contract midfielder Aron Gunnarsson - and Chris Hussey returning. Reading made two switches to their XI, goalkeeper Adam Federici coming in along with Michail Antonio, who was making his first league start for the visitors. Coventry certainly held the upper hand in the opening exchanges, showing plenty of promise going forward as Jutkiewicz, Gunnarsson and Carl Baker, twice, went close. But 21-goal leading scorer Long wasted Reading`s clearest opening after 16 minutes, taking too long to get the ball under control before blazing high over the bar from 12 yards when he really should have done better. Quirke was called upon to superbly parry Hunt`s header to safety minutes later as the Royals started to fashion some clear-cut openings. The rookie keeper was being tested more as the first half wore on, with Ian Harte`s set-pieces threatening, but action was flowing from end to end with both sides looking dangerous, City striker Jutkiewicz drilling an effort narrowly wide from around 12 yards. A well-worked City move saw Bell`s volley force a great save from Federici after 38 minutes. And there was still time for Quirke to produce a good block with his legs to deny Antonio, who found himself clean through. The second period continued to excite from the off, Jutkiewicz`s flick rolling just wide. Yet chances dried up slightly during the third quarter, with Reading failing to trouble Quirke at all. Sammy Clingan`s free-kick forced a solid save from Federici after 72 minutes as City pushed for a winner. And the Australian keeper then made superb block to deny King, who was subsequently flagged offside, before the striker saw another shot take a deflection and fly narrowly off target. From the resulting corner, Keogh could, and maybe should, have broken the deadlock but could only head wide from six yards, ensuring the encounter remained goalless.

Form Guide

    WDWWDL
  • Coventry
  • VS
  • Reading
  • WWWWDL

Last Meetings

  • Reading
  • 0 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 11/12/2010
  • Reading
  • 3 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 05/04/2010
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 3
  • Reading
  • 31/10/2009
  • Coventry
  • 0 - 0
  • Reading
  • 04/04/2009
  • Reading
  • 3 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 01/12/2008
  • Reading
  • 2 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 14/01/2006

Top Scorers

Coventry

  • M King 9
  • G McSheffrey 8
  • F Eastwood 5
  • L Jutkiewicz 5
  • B Turner 4
  • AE Gunnarsson 4
  • C Platt 3
  • D Bell 2
  • C Baker 1
  • R Wood 1
  • J Clarke 1

Reading

  • S Long 15
  • N Hunt 10
  • JB Kebe 9
  • I Harte 7
  • S Church 5
  • J McAnuff 4
  • H Robson-Kanu 4
  • J Karacan 3
  • M Mills 2
  • M Manset 2
  • M Leigertwood 1
  • A Pearce 1
  • M Antonio 1

Goals

Coventry

    • Total goals 108
    • Goals per game 52
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 14 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Reading

    • Total goals 131
    • Goals per game 75
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 10 (For) 10 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 11 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 18 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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