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  • Date:24 Sep 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ricoh Arena
  • Attendance:12,309
  • McSheffrey (1)
  • Church (9)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:13 +2.13

Lukas Jutkiewicz fouled by Kaspars Gorkss, the ref awards a Penalty. Kaspars Gorkss is cautioned. Penalty taken by Lukas Jutkiewicz and missed.

91:11 +1.11

Jobi McAnuff fouled by Conor Thomas, the ref awards a free kick. The referee shows Conor Thomas a yellow card. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

90:40 +0.40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Roy O'Donovan by Simon Church. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

89:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clive Platt by Alex Pearce. Sammy Clingan crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Mikele Leigertwood.

89:00

Mathieu Manset crosses the ball.

88:31

The assistant referee flags for offside against Roy O'Donovan. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.

88:02

Clive Platt takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.

87:35

Roy O'Donovan is brought on as a substitute for Gary McSheffrey.

86:49

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Kaspars Gorkss misses to the right of the target.

86:20

Corner taken by Joseph Mills, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

86:13

Hal Robson-Kanu sends in a cross, Chris Hussey gets a block in.

85:20

David Bell delivers the ball.

84:36

Richard Keogh fouled by Mathieu Manset, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

82:48

Lukas Jutkiewicz is caught offside. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

82:32

Jay Tabb produces a cross, Chris Hussey manages to make a clearance.

81:50

Jay Tabb has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

81:21

Mathieu Manset on for Adam Le Fondre.

80:51

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Richard Keogh gets a block in.

80:43

The ball is crossed by Joseph Mills, clearance made by Chris Hussey.

79:41

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

78:42

Shaun Cummings concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Hussey. The ball is delivered by Sammy Clingan, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Gary McSheffrey misses to the left of the goal.

78:17

Centre by Kaspars Gorkss, save by Joe Murphy.

77:22

Shot from just outside the box by Mikele Leigertwood misses to the left of the target.

76:12

The ball is sent over by Simon Church, Close range header by Adam Le Fondre goes wide of the left-hand upright.

75:01

Floated corner taken by Jobi McAnuff, Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

74:41

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. David Bell gets a block in.

73:08

Joseph Mills crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Hal Robson-Kanu goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

72:42

Shaun Cummings sends in a cross, Cyrus Christie makes a clearance.

71:33

Hal Robson-Kanu replaces Noel Hunt.

70:47

Inswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line, Header from close in by Richard Keogh misses to the right of the goal.

70:25

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

70:08

The ball is crossed by Noel Hunt, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

69:21

The ball is delivered by Cyrus Christie, Lukas Jutkiewicz has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

68:02

The ball is swung over by Adam Le Fondre, David Bell gets a block in.

65:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Tabb by David Bell. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

65:24

Gary McSheffrey decides to take a short corner.

64:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Cummings on Gary McSheffrey. Booking for Shaun Cummings for unsporting behaviour. Shot comes in from Sammy Clingan from the free kick, Adam Federici makes a save.

63:31

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

62:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Adam Le Fondre. Direct free kick taken by Richard Keogh.

61:08

Clive Platt is brought on as a substitute for Cody McDonald.

60:03

The ball is delivered by Gary McSheffrey, Alex Pearce makes a clearance.

59:30

Gary McSheffrey sends in a cross, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.

59:07

A cross is delivered by Gary McSheffrey, Shaun Cummings gets a block in.

58:15

The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Le Fondre. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.

54:50

Sammy Clingan takes the inswinging corner, Adam Federici makes a save.

54:46

Lukas Jutkiewicz sends in a cross, Alex Pearce gets a block in.

53:31

Alex Pearce concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary McSheffrey. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.

52:41

Jobi McAnuff delivers the ball.

52:01

Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line, save made by Adam Federici.

50:12

Noel Hunt crosses the ball, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

49:40

Jay Tabb crosses the ball.

48:26

Sammy Clingan takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Noel Hunt.

48:03

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

46:27 +1.27

Jobi McAnuff takes a short corner.

45:23 +0.23

Sammy Clingan challenges Jay Tabb unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Joseph Mills from the free kick, save by Joe Murphy.

43:06

Jobi McAnuff produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

42:17

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff, Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

42:12

A cross is delivered by Jay Tabb, Cyrus Christie gets a block in.

41:16

Cyrus Christie delivers the ball, Adam Federici makes a save.

38:09

Adam Le Fondre is caught offside. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

37:14

Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz on Jay Tabb, free kick awarded. Jay Tabb restarts play with the free kick.

36:40

Shaun Cummings concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Hussey. Chris Hussey restarts play with the free kick.

35:53

Chris Hussey produces a cross.

35:25

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

34:56

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.

34:36

David Bell takes a shot. Blocked by Jay Tabb.

33:32

Chris Hussey fouled by Simon Church, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

30:27

Simon Church concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Keogh. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

29:22

Effort from deep inside the area by Chris Hussey clears the bar.

28:58

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

28:28

Centre by Lukas Jutkiewicz, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.

28:07

The referee penalises Adam Le Fondre for handball. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

27:55

The ball is crossed by Jobi McAnuff.

27:21

Foul by Martin Cranie on Simon Church, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Shaun Cummings.

26:09

Centre by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

25:29

Noel Hunt crosses the ball.

24:08

Gary McSheffrey challenges Joseph Mills unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

22:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Keogh on Adam Le Fondre. Mikele Leigertwood takes the direct free kick.

21:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Cranie on Simon Church. The ball is swung over by Joseph Mills, Close range header by Alex Pearce misses to the right of the target.

21:01

The ball is sent over by Cyrus Christie.

19:49

Unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by Cyrus Christie results in a Penalty. Cyrus Christie receives a caution. A fantastic save by Joe Murphy from penalty by Noel Hunt. Coventry 1-1 Reading.

19:15

Shot from just outside the area by Gary McSheffrey misses to the right of the target.

18:46

Mikele Leigertwood takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

18:38

The ball is sent over by Noel Hunt, clearance made by Martin Cranie.

17:51

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jobi McAnuff, Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

17:30

Joseph Mills takes a shot. Conor Thomas gets a block in.

17:09

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff from the left by-line.

16:23

Corner taken by Joseph Mills from the right by-line, save made by Joe Murphy.

16:17

Centre by Jobi McAnuff, clearance by Chris Hussey.

16:01

The ball is swung over by Mikele Leigertwood.

15:33

The ball is swung over by Cyrus Christie, Adam Federici makes a save.

13:13

The referee blows for offside against Adam Le Fondre. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

12:33

Joseph Mills takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

12:24

The ball is sent over by Adam Le Fondre, blocked by Martin Cranie.

9:31

Simon Church fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Coventry 1-1 Reading.Assist by Adam Le Fondre.

9:25

The ball is delivered by Joseph Mills, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

7:51

Adam Le Fondre produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

7:38

Adam Le Fondre sends in a cross, clearance by Cyrus Christie.

7:00

The ball is sent over by Lukas Jutkiewicz, Alex Pearce gets a block in.

6:40

The ball is swung over by Cyrus Christie, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.

5:01

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

4:34

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Pearce.

2:46

Mikele Leigertwood crosses the ball.

1:38

A goal is scored by Gary McSheffrey from deep inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Coventry 1-0 Reading.David Bell provided the assist for the goal.

Match Preview

Baker set to miss out Coventry will be without midfielder Carl Baker for the visit of Reading. Baker went for a scan on Thursday afternoon to determine the extent of the ankle injury sustained in Monday's 3-0 defeat at Ipswich, but the prognosis is not promising and he is set to be sidelined for a while. Fit-again striker Clive Platt will be included in manager Andy Thorn's squad but the game comes too soon for midfielder Gary Deegan and defender Richard Wood (both thigh), despite their return to full training. Defender James McPake misses out as he prepares to undergo a minor ankle/shin operation. The Sky Blues will come up against Adam Le Fondre after he shunned a switch to the Ricoh Arena in favour of a move to Reading, this week insisting "I picked the better club". Responding to the striker's comment, Thorn said: "I don't want to get drawn into anything with him, but if he thinks Reading is a better club then at Coventry I think we've got more history as a club than what Reading has. I'm not too concerned about that." Reading boss Brian McDermott will leave it late to make a decision on the fitness of Jimmy Kebe. Kebe limped off before half-time in the Royals' 2-0 victory over Doncaster last weekend and did not train with the squad on Thursday. But McDermott has said he will wait as long as possible to allow the Mali winger to recover to face the Sky Blues. Defender Andy Griffin is the only other notable injury worry ahead of the meeting at the Ricoh Arena, but the full-back has returned to training and looks set to be available. However, new signing Cedric Baseya is unlikely to feature. The Frenchman only arrived at the club on Wednesday and McDermott wants him to have time familiarising himself with his new team-mates before throwing him into competitive action.

Formation:41212Manager: Andy Thorn

Coventry

Formation: 442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

  • Joe Murphy
  • Cyrus Christie
  • Richard Keogh
  • Martin Cranie
  • Chris Hussey
  • Sammy Clingan
  • Conor Thomas
  • David Bell
  • Gary McSheffrey
  • Lukas Jutkiewicz
  • Cody McDonald
  • SUBS
  • Chris Dunn
  • Gary Deegan
  • Roy O'Donovan
  • Clive Platt
  • Nathan Cameron

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Match Report

Jutkiewicz the villain as Sky Blues held Coventry striker Lukas Jutkiewicz missed an injury-time penalty as Coventry were held to a 1-1 draw in the npower Championship at home to Reading. The visitors' had themselves missed a spot-kick when striker Noel Hunt's tame effort was saved by Joe Murphy on 20 minutes with the scores at 1-1. The home side had taken the lead after two minutes through winger Gary McSheffrey but Royals striker Simon Church's clinical finish eight minutes later ensured their lead did not last long. It proved to be the final moment of note until Jutkiewicz blazed his 93rd-minute spot-kick over. The Sky Blues made an explosive start and went in front courtesy of McSheffrey, who fired home from an acute angle after being played in by David Bell. But the visitors equalised after 10 minutes, a flowing passing move resulting in Adam Le Fondre rolling the ball to striker partner Church who swept home from inside the box. Experienced Royals winger Jobi McAnuff then danced into the penalty box and drew a foul from 18-year-old defender Cyrus Christie. But Murphy ensured the scores remained level, diving to his left-hand side to repel striker Hunt's tame effort. That lifted the home crowd and their team responded by coming close to re-taking the lead, defender Chris Hussey firing over the rebound after Adam Federici had palmed out the impressive McSheffrey's shot on goal. Reading re-asserted their authority and came close through McAnuff and Joseph Mills, but Murphy ensured the two sides went in level at half-time. Coventry started the second half brightly as McSheffrey came close to grabbing his and his side's second of the game, but Federici was equal to his long-range effort. A sweeping move then almost gave Jutkiewicz the chance to restore Coventry's lead, but a fine defensive header from Kaspars Gorkss denied him with the goal at his mercy. Sammy Clingan was next to go close, but his 30-yard free-kick was well saved by Federici. Reading responded by bringing on Hal Robson-Kanu and the move almost paid dividends within a minute, but he failed to hit the target with his close-range header. McAnuff then had a decent effort well-blocked by Bell, and it took an important clearance from Richard Keogh to clear the danger from the subsequent corner. Coventry came close to a dramatic late winner when substitute Clive Platt's long-range drive was saved by the excellent Federici, although it may not have counted anyway following a late offside flag from the assistant referee. The game seemed destined to end all-square until Jutkiewicz was brought down by Gorkss following his marauding run in injury-time. He stepped up to take the kick but fluffed his lines, powering the ball way over the bar in what was the final kick of the game.

Form Guide

    LLLDDW
  • Coventry
  • VS
  • Reading
  • DWLLLL

Last Meetings

  • Coventry
  • 0 - 0
  • Reading
  • 30/04/2011
  • 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

Top Scorers

Coventry

  • L Jutkiewicz 2
  • C Baker 1

Reading

  • M Manset 2
  • N Hunt 1
  • H Robson-Kanu 1

Goals

Coventry

    • Total goals 9
    • Goals per game 4
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Reading

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

possession


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