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  • Date:02 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ricoh Arena
  • Attendance:16,519
  • McSheffrey (26) Jutkiewicz (65)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

The ball is sent over by Daniel Drinkwater.

93mins

The ball is crossed by Michael McIndoe, save made by Scott Loach.

93mins

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Troy Deeney misses to the left of the target.

92mins

Michael McIndoe takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

92mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot.

91mins

Daniel Drinkwater challenges Aron Gunnarsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

91mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.

90mins

Sammy Clingan takes a shot.

90mins

Don Cowie delivers the ball, Michael McIndoe manages to make a clearance.

89mins

Centre by Don Cowie, clearance by Michael McIndoe.

87mins

Marlon King takes a shot. Fantastic save by Scott Loach.

86mins

Troy Deeney crosses the ball, clearance by Nathan Cameron.

86mins

The ball is delivered by John Eustace, Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

85mins

Centre by Aron Gunnarsson.

84mins

The referee shows Gary McSheffrey a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary McSheffrey on Scott Loach. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

82mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Gary McSheffrey.

82mins

Centre by Richard Keogh, clearance by John Eustace.

80mins

The ball is delivered by Don Cowie.

79mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Thompson by Michael McIndoe. John Eustace restarts play with the free kick.

78mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Lukas Jutkiewicz clears the bar.

76mins

Andreas Weimann leaves the field to be replaced by Troy Deeney. Michael McIndoe joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Bell.

75mins

Don Cowie delivers the ball.

75mins

Centre by Lee Hodson, Keiren Westwood makes a comfortable save.

74mins

Lee Hodson delivers the ball, Aron Gunnarsson gets a block in.

73mins

Richard Keogh receives a caution for time wasting.

72mins

A cross is delivered by Adam Thompson, Keiren Westwood makes a fantastic save.

71mins

Effort on goal by Aron Gunnarsson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

71mins

Marlon King takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Taylor.

69mins

Andreas Weimann takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.

69mins

Will Buckley sends in a cross, Richard Keogh gets a block in.

68mins

Centre by David Bell, Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz on Scott Loach, free kick awarded. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

66mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Coventry 2-0 Watford.Assist by Aron Gunnarsson.

64mins

Freddy Eastwood leaves the field to be replaced by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

64mins

Effort on goal by Danny Graham from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

62mins

Will Buckley produces a cross, Danny Graham produces a left-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand post.

62mins

A cross is delivered by Daniel Drinkwater, Nathan Cameron makes a clearance.

61mins

The ball is delivered by Lee Hodson, Martin Cranie manages to make a clearance.

58mins

Andreas Weimann has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

53mins

Nathan Cameron is brought on as a substitute for Jordan Clarke.

50mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Daniel Drinkwater. Daniel Drinkwater fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

50mins

The ball is delivered by Don Cowie, Headed effort from inside the area by Danny Graham strikes the post.

49mins

Lee Hodson takes a shot. Jordan Clarke gets a block in.

49mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the right by-line.

48mins

Adam Thompson sends in a cross, save made by Keiren Westwood.

47mins

Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Hodson.

47mins

Gary McSheffrey takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Lee Hodson.

46mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary McSheffrey, Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot.

46mins

The ball is swung over by Marlon King, Dale Bennett makes a clearance.

45mins

The ball is delivered by Chris Hussey, Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

44mins

A cross is delivered by Aron Gunnarsson, Adam Thompson fouled by Freddy Eastwood, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

42mins

Corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie.

41mins

Don Cowie decides to take a short corner.

41mins

Adam Thompson crosses the ball, Martin Cranie makes a clearance.

38mins

Andreas Weimann gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Bell. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.

37mins

Adam Thompson receives a yellow card. Adam Thompson challenges David Bell unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Sammy Clingan, Scott Loach makes a save.

36mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Hussey by Andreas Weimann. Chris Hussey crosses the ball in from the free kick.

35mins

Outswinging corner taken by Don Cowie, Header from deep inside the area by Martin Taylor goes over the bar.

35mins

Outswinging corner taken by Don Cowie from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Freddy Eastwood.

33mins

Foul by David Bell on Ross Jenkins, free kick awarded. Don Cowie crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Martin Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Aron Gunnarsson. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

John Eustace challenges Sammy Clingan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

30mins

Centre by Marlon King.

29mins

Chris Hussey delivers the ball.

28mins

Matthew Whichelow sends in a cross.

27mins

Gary McSheffrey fires in a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Coventry 1-0 Watford.Assist on the goal came from David Bell.

27mins

The ball is sent over by Jordan Clarke, blocked by Danny Graham.

26mins

Shot from just outside the area by Gary McSheffrey goes over the bar.

25mins

Foul by John Eustace on Richard Keogh, free kick awarded. Gary McSheffrey takes the free kick.

25mins

Shot by Richard Keogh from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

24mins

Sammy Clingan decides to take a short corner.

24mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Hussey by Adam Thompson. Gary McSheffrey restarts play with the free kick.

23mins

Lee Hodson crosses the ball, save by Keiren Westwood.

22mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie, Matthew Whichelow takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.

21mins

The offside flag is raised against Danny Graham. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.

19mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marlon King. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

17mins

A cross is delivered by Ross Jenkins.

15mins

Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan.

15mins

Gary McSheffrey delivers the ball, Ross Jenkins manages to make a clearance.

15mins

Jordan Clarke delivers the ball, Lee Hodson manages to make a clearance.

14mins

David Bell produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

11mins

David Bell produces a cross, Lee Hodson manages to make a clearance.

8mins

Floated corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the right by-line.

8mins

Centre by Danny Graham, Andreas Weimann takes a shot. Brilliant save by Keiren Westwood.

7mins

The ball is sent over by Aron Gunnarsson, Headed effort from inside the area by Freddy Eastwood misses to the left of the target.

6mins

Shot by Andreas Weimann from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

5mins

Short corner worked by Don Cowie.

5mins

The referee penalises Chris Hussey for handball. Don Cowie takes the direct free kick.

5mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Graham by Martin Cranie. Direct free kick taken by John Eustace.

2mins

Marlon King takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

1mins

John Eustace fouled by Gary McSheffrey, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

King back for injury-hit Sky Blues Marlon King returns from suspension to face former club Watford but the striker`s comeback does little to ease Coventry`s lengthy injury problems. King is ready to figure in caretaker boss Andy Thorn`s starting XI having served a four-match ban for his dismissal at Bristol City, as attention switches back to on-field matters for the Sky Blues following a turbulent week behind the scenes. The versatile Martin Cranie (hamstring) and striker Clive Platt (back) are struggling while midfielder Carl Baker will be assessed having rolled his ankle in training during the international break. Defender and stand-in skipper Richard Wood is the latest to join a growing list of names definitely out having been sidelined for six weeks with a groin strain sustained in the 2-1 defeat at Preston, City`s last match before the enforced two-week break. Wood joins captain Lee Carsley (Achilles), centre-backs Ben Turner (knee) and James McPake (back) as well as midfielders Gary Deegan (knee) and Isaac Osbourne on the sidelines. Watford will be without defender Adrian Mariappa, who was sent off in the closing stages of the 2-1 defeat at Middlesbrough before the international break and will serve a one-match ban, so Dale Bennett could come into the side. Right-back Lloyd Doyley is still suffering with the knee injury he sustained against Ipswich earlier in March and is a doubt but Lee Hodson is fully fit after an ankle injury. On-loan midfielder Danny Drinkwater is back at Vicarage Road after receiving treatment for his thigh injury at parent club Manchester United and could feature. Midfielder Stephen McGinn is a long-term absentee with a serious knee injury as the Hornets look for three more points.

Formation:442Manager:

Coventry

Formation: 4312Manager: Malky Mackay

Watford

  • Keiren Westwood
  • Jordan Clarke
  • Richard Keogh
  • Martin Cranie
  • Chris Hussey
  • David Bell
  • Sammy Clingan
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Gary McSheffrey
  • Marlon King
  • Freddy Eastwood
  • SUBS
  • Michael Quirke
  • Stephen O'Halloran
  • Lukas Jutkiewicz
  • Michael McIndoe
  • Clive Platt
  • Roy O'Donovan
  • Nathan Cameron

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Match Report

Sky Blues register much-needed win Struggling Coventry earned their first win in eight matches as they beat Watford 2-0 at the Ricoh Arena. Gary McSheffrey's first-half strike and a Lukas Jutkiewicz effort after the break wrapped up the points for the Sky Blues to ease their relegation worries. A new board of directors was recently installed at the club, but the threat of administration still hangs over them and this win has helped halt a slide towards the bottom four. The hosts were boosted by the return of Marlon King from suspension, and the seven-goal top scorer forced an excellent save from Scott Loach with a superb long-range effort in the second minute. Watford, still harbouring hopes of securing a play-off berth, struggled to find their stride in the early stages. Andreas Weimann's powerful volley which whistled just past the post was the closest they came in a disjointed first-half display. The home crowd rose to their feet in expectation as David Bell fired in a rasping 20-yard drive midway through the half, but it flew narrowly wide. The breakthrough finally came as Coventry deservedly seized the advantage in the 27th minute. Bell provided the assist for McSheffrey, who arrowed home an effort from the edge of the box. Hornets boss Malky Mackay made a double change at the break as he sought to revitalise his flagging side. Matthew Whichelow and Ross Jenkins made way for Will Buckley and Daniel Drinkwater. But it was Coventry who started the half on the front foot and Aron Gunnarsson came close to doubling their lead when he headed McSheffrey`s right-wing corner onto the bar. Drinkwater spurned a good opportunity to apply some pressure for the visitors when he smashed a 20-yard free-kick straight into the wall. The prolific Danny Graham was beginning to find opportunities to add to his 26-goal haul for the season, but he wasted a chance when he scuffed a shot from close range following good work from Buckley. And Watford were made to pay soon after when substitute Jutkiewicz, on for the ineffective Freddy Eastwood, turned home Gunnarsson's cross with his first touch. Watford looked to respond immediately but Keiren Westwood made a superb save to deny Weimann when the Austrian attempted to curl the ball in from 12 yards. And Westwood again came to the rescue when he plucked Adam Thompson`s dangerous cross out of the air with a host of Watford players waiting to pounce. Coventry`s attempts to run down the clock saw Richard Keogh booked for time wasting as they closed in on a crucial three points. And there was relief and delight in equal measure all around the ground when the whistle finally did go as Coventry moved 10 points clear of the relegation zone.

Form Guide

    DLDLDL
  • Coventry
  • VS
  • Watford
  • DWDWWL

Last Meetings

  • Watford
  • 2 - 2
  • Coventry
  • 14/08/2010
  • Coventry
  • 0 - 4
  • Watford
  • 02/05/2010
  • Watford
  • 2 - 3
  • Coventry
  • 29/09/2009
  • Coventry
  • 2 - 3
  • Watford
  • 25/04/2009
  • Watford
  • 2 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 13/12/2008
  • Watford
  • 2 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 05/04/2008

Top Scorers

Coventry

  • G McSheffrey 6
  • M King 5
  • F Eastwood 5
  • B Turner 4
  • C Platt 3
  • L Jutkiewicz 3
  • AE Gunnarsson 3
  • D Bell 2
  • C Baker 1
  • R Wood 1
  • J Clarke 1

Watford

  • D Graham 22
  • M Sordell 10
  • J Eustace 5
  • M Taylor 5
  • W Buckley 4
  • D Cowie 3
  • M Whichelow 3
  • S McGinn 2
  • T Deeney 2
  • A Weimann 2
  • A Mariappa 1
  • R Jenkins 1
  • A Thompson 1

Goals

Coventry

    • Total goals 91
    • Goals per game 41
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 11 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Watford

    • Total goals 118
    • Goals per game 68
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 11 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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