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  • Date:15 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ricoh Arena
  • Attendance:14,854
Goal!

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94mins

Richard Cresswell challenges Carl Baker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carl Baker restarts play with the free kick.

93mins

Freddy Eastwood crosses the ball, blocked by Kyle Bartley.

92mins

Carl Baker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery. Free kick crossed by Joe Mattock.

91mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Gary McSheffrey clears the crossbar.

90mins

Aron Gunnarsson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

90mins

The official flags Elian Parrino offside. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

88mins

Foul by Ched Evans on Richard Keogh, free kick awarded. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.

86mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz goes off and Clive Platt comes on.

85mins

Stephen Quinn takes the outswinging corner, save by Keiren Westwood.

85mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Stephen Quinn.

84mins

Leon Britton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Williamson. Stephen Quinn fouled by Lukas Jutkiewicz, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Mattock.

82mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Bartley on Freddy Eastwood. Stephen O'Halloran takes the direct free kick.

78mins

Gary McSheffrey sends in a cross, Shane Lowry manages to make a clearance.

77mins

Johnny Ertl leaves the field to be replaced by Richard Cresswell. Daniel Bogdanovic is brought on as a substitute for Jamie Ward. Lee Williamson concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Keogh. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.

76mins

Stephen Quinn takes a shot. Brilliant save by Keiren Westwood.

73mins

The ball is crossed by Carl Baker, Richard Keogh produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

72mins

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

70mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carl Baker by Joe Mattock. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Gary McSheffrey,

70mins

A cross is delivered by Gary McSheffrey, clearance by Kyle Bartley.

69mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Montgomery on Aron Gunnarsson. Richard Wood takes the free kick.

68mins

Aron Gunnarsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ched Evans. Jamie Ward crosses the ball in from the free kick, Martin Cranie fouled by Johnny Ertl, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

66mins

The ball is sent over by Carl Baker, Richard Wood produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

65mins

Booking for Kyle Bartley. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Kyle Bartley. Carl Baker delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

64mins

Nick Montgomery is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.

64mins

Ched Evans sends in a cross, clearance by Richard Wood.

64mins

The ball is crossed by Carl Baker, Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a comfortable save.

63mins

Stephen O'Halloran sends in a cross, clearance by Shane Lowry.

63mins

A cross is delivered by Carl Baker, Shane Lowry makes a clearance.

62mins

Gary McSheffrey decides to take a short corner.

62mins

Carl Baker crosses the ball, clearance by Shane Lowry.

60mins

Freddy Eastwood fouled by Shane Lowry, the ref awards a free kick. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.

59mins

Johnny Ertl takes a shot. Richard Wood gets a block in.

59mins

Centre by Stephen Quinn.

57mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Nick Montgomery. Gary McSheffrey has a direct shot on goal from the free kick,

54mins

Richard Wood concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Quinn. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.

53mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Stephen Quinn, fantastic save by Keiren Westwood.

52mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward from the left by-line, Gary McSheffrey makes a clearance.

52mins

Ched Evans takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.

52mins

Ched Evans takes a shot. Fantastic save by Keiren Westwood.

51mins

Unfair challenge on Kyle Bartley by Lukas Jutkiewicz results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

50mins

Effort on goal by Ched Evans from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

50mins

Joe Mattock fouled by Richard Keogh, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Ward delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

48mins

Inswinging corner taken by Carl Baker, Headed effort from inside the box by Richard Keogh misses to the right of the target.

47mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Shane Lowry gets a block in.

47mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz fouled by Shane Lowry, the ref awards a free kick. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.

46mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Freddy Eastwood. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

46mins

Corner taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn from the right by-line, save by Keiren Westwood.

46mins

The ball is delivered by Ched Evans, Stephen O'Halloran gets a block in.

46mins

Elian Parrino concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Baker. Free kick taken by Stephen O'Halloran.

45mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz is ruled offside. Steve Simonsen takes the indirect free kick.

44mins

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Blocked by Elian Parrino.

44mins

Gary McSheffrey takes a short corner.

44mins

The ball is crossed by Richard Keogh, clearance by Joe Mattock.

42mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Ward by Martin Cranie. Free kick crossed left-footed by Joe Mattock.

41mins

Carl Baker takes the inswinging corner, Richard Wood produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

40mins

Carl Baker takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

40mins

Corner taken right-footed by Carl Baker from the left by-line, clearance by Elian Parrino.

40mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Ward. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

39mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a fantastic save.

38mins

Carl Baker takes a shot. Brilliant save by Steve Simonsen.

37mins

Gary McSheffrey delivers the ball, save by Steve Simonsen.

37mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Montgomery on Carl Baker. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.

36mins

Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz on Steve Simonsen, free kick awarded. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.

33mins

Centre by Lukas Jutkiewicz, Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

32mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Carl Baker.

31mins

Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Kyle Bartley gets a block in.

31mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save made by Steve Simonsen.

30mins

Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the left by-line.

30mins

Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Blocked by Elian Parrino.

27mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

27mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Carl Baker from the left by-line, save by Steve Simonsen.

26mins

Gary McSheffrey takes the inswinging corner, Kyle Bartley manages to make a clearance.

25mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward, save made by Keiren Westwood.

25mins

Corner taken by Stephen Quinn.

23mins

Unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Shane Lowry results in a free kick. Gary McSheffrey restarts play with the free kick.

22mins

Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

22mins

Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Save made by Steve Simonsen.

21mins

Corner taken short by Gary McSheffrey. Aron Gunnarsson sends in a cross, clearance by Shane Lowry.

21mins

The ball is sent over by Lukas Jutkiewicz, blocked by Shane Lowry.

19mins

Jamie Ward is caught offside. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

18mins

The official flags Gary McSheffrey offside. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

17mins

Inswinging corner taken by Gary McSheffrey, Kyle Bartley manages to make a clearance.

17mins

Carl Baker produces a cross, clearance made by Kyle Bartley.

16mins

Ched Evans is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

15mins

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

15mins

Richard Keogh produces a cross, Elian Parrino gets a block in.

14mins

Short corner worked by Gary McSheffrey.

13mins

Booking for Joe Mattock. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Joe Mattock. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gary McSheffrey from right wing, clearance made by Kyle Bartley.

12mins

Ched Evans crosses the ball, clearance by Richard Wood.

9mins

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Michael Doyle misses to the left of the target.

9mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Quinn on Stephen O'Halloran. Free kick taken by Stephen O'Halloran.

8mins

Johnny Ertl challenges Gary McSheffrey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carl Baker delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Ched Evans manages to make a clearance.

7mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary McSheffrey, clearance made by Nick Montgomery.

6mins

Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Blocked by Nick Montgomery.

6mins

Gary McSheffrey decides to take the corner short.

3mins

Corner taken by Carl Baker, Gary McSheffrey challenges Joe Mattock unfairly and gives away a .

3mins

Corner taken right-footed by Carl Baker from the left by-line, Joe Mattock fouled by Gary McSheffrey, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

3mins

Stephen O'Halloran delivers the ball, blocked by Elian Parrino.

2mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Nick Montgomery. Direct free kick taken by Richard Keogh.

1mins

Stephen Quinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Baker. Richard Keogh takes the direct free kick.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The referee starts the second half.

The referee signals the end of the game.

Match Preview

Selection poser for Aidy Coventry boss Aidy Boothroyd has a welcome midfield selection dilemma for the visit of Sheffield United. Sammy Clingan is fit and back in contention after getting around 10 days training under his belt upon his return from a knee injury. Skipper Lee Carsley also returns to the fold having been rested for last Saturday`s FA Cup triumph over Crystal Palace, while Carl Baker was recalled to Boothroyd`s XI and impressed. Aron Gunnarsson, Michael Doyle and Gary McSheffrey are regulars and strong contenders to keep three of the midfield spots, and they will likely be joined by Carsley. Boothroyd also has decisions to make in defence with fit-again left-back Stephen O`Halloran impressing on his full debut last Saturday and Martin Cranie and Richard Wood - who switched across from full-back - at the heart of defence, with regular centre-back Nathan Cameron rested for the cup tie. Striker Clive Platt has impressed in training this week and is pushing to start, but Marlon King serves the third game of his three-match suspension while centre-backs James McPake (lower back) and Ben Turner (knee) remain sidelined. Sheffield United manager Micky Adams has two new signings at his disposal. The Blades have brought in Barclays Premier League defenders Shane Lowry and Joe Mattock on loan for the rest of the season. The former has signed Aston Villa, while the latter joins from West Brom, with both players in contention to make their debuts on Saturday. Adams is set to welcome back midfielder Stephen Quinn from suspension and could also name defender Matt Lowton, who is closing in on a return from a groin problem, in his squad. Midfielder Lee Williamson is a doubt after he was taken off 15 minutes from the end in the FA Cup defeat to Aston Villa with a slight groin niggle, while striker Richard Cresswell is ruled out with a shoulder injury.

Formation:442Manager: Adrian Boothroyd

Coventry

Formation: 442Manager: Micky Adams

Sheff Utd

  • Keiren Westwood
  • Richard Keogh
  • Martin Cranie
  • Richard Wood
  • Stephen O'Halloran
  • Carl Baker
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Michael Doyle
  • Gary McSheffrey
  • Freddy Eastwood
  • Lukas Jutkiewicz
  • SUBS
  • Daniel Ireland
  • Sammy Clingan
  • David Bell
  • Clive Platt
  • Jordan Clarke
  • Roy O'Donovan
  • Nathan Cameron

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Match Report

Simonsen frustrates Sky Blues Coventry had to settle for a point after failing to find a way past Sheffield United and in particular goalkeeper Steve Simonsen as the two sides battled out a 0-0 draw. The Sky Blues mustered 17 corners and 21 attempts on goal compared to the Blades' six and four, statistics which served to highlight the one-sided nature of the npower Championship encounter and the heroics of Simonsen. The former Stoke stopper denied City time and time again while Gary McSheffrey could only watch in agony as two second-half free-kicks came back off the crossbar before he fired over a golden opportunity in injury-time. It added up essentially to two dropped points for Aidy Boothroyd's out-of-form promotion chasers, who are now without a win in seven league games. But his United counterpart, Micky Adams, a former Coventry player and manager, was able to welcome a valuable point in the struggling club's bid to avoid the drop. Boothroyd named the starting XI that saw off Crystal Palace in FA Cup action last weekend, while Adams made three changes following the defeat to Aston Villa - new loan signings Shane Lowry and Joe Mattock making their debuts while Stephen Quinn returned from suspension. Coventry certainly started the encounter on the front foot, with five corners inside the opening 15 minutes. But it was the actions - or lack of them - of referee Colin Webster which riled the home support in the early stages, with two two-footed challenges going unpunished before full-back Mattock was the first United player to go into the book. The Sky Blues continued to force the issue, albeit without really threatening Simonsen over the first half-hour. But the experienced goalkeeper quickly rose to the occasion to keep the visitors on level terms three times in the space of a matter of minutes and then never looked back. He first parried Lukas Jutkiewicz's effort before getting up to divert McSheffrey's shot on the rebound wide, and then denied Freddy Eastwood with a fine stop. Simonsen was at it again before the half-time whistled sounded, spilling Carl Baker's 38th-minute long-range effort but blocking the rebound from Jutkiewicz who should have lifted the ball over him. The 31-year-old then tipped Baker's brilliant shot around a post and again denied Jutkiewicz to ensure, somehow, it remained level at the break. United started brightly after the interval as they looked to change the pattern of play, Ched Evans firing wide before seeing Keiren Westwood do well to block his effort from six yards. It was a more keenly-contested second half as the Blades posed an attacking threat of sorts, but it was the Sky Blues who continued to look most likely to break the deadlock. McSheffrey saw a first free-kick strike the crossbar in the 57th minute before a couple of headers went off target. And the former Birmingham winger was left cursing his luck again in the 70th minute as he watched another set-piece strike hit the bar, rebound off Simonsen and away. Westwood blocked from Quinn at the other end before McSheffrey fired one final chance over from seven yards late on, leaving Coventry wondering what might have been.

Form Guide

    DLLLDL
  • Coventry
  • VS
  • Sheff Utd
  • LWLLLD

Last Meetings

  • Sheff Utd
  • 0 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 30/10/2010
  • Sheff Utd
  • 1 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 10/04/2010
  • Coventry
  • 3 - 2
  • Sheff Utd
  • 15/09/2009
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 2
  • Sheff Utd
  • 04/03/2009
  • Sheff Utd
  • 1 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 16/09/2008
  • Sheff Utd
  • 2 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 11/03/2008

Top Scorers

Coventry

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

Sheff Utd

  • C Evans 6
  • M Yeates 5
  • R Cresswell 3
  • D Bogdanovic 2
  • R Kozluk 1
  • J Calve 1
  • S Quinn 1
  • M Lowton 1

Goals

Coventry

    • Total goals 63
    • Goals per game 31
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sheff Utd

    • Total goals 57
    • Goals per game 25
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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