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  • Date:21 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ricoh Arena
  • Attendance:14,112
  • McSheffrey (35) Nimely (56)
    Matthew Bates - og (63)
  • McDonald (65)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:25 +4.25

Effort on goal by Freddy Eastwood from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

93:31 +3.31

A cross is delivered by Scott McDonald.

92:52 +2.52

Foul by Gary McSheffrey on Scott McDonald, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Faris Haroun.

91:23 +1.23

Unfair challenge on Sammy Clingan by Julio Arca results in a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick. Julio Arca is sent off by the referee for professional foul.

89:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by Martin Cranie. Direct free kick taken by Marvin Emnes.

89:03

Floated corner taken from the left by-line by Sammy Clingan.

88:35

David Bell takes a shot. Tony McMahon gets a block in.

88:09

Cyrus Christie takes a shot. Save made by Danny Coyne.

87:06

Corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line played to the near post, Richard Smallwood makes a clearance.

86:29

Alex Nimely takes a shot. Save made by Danny Coyne.

84:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Nimely by Stephen McManus. Free kick taken by Hermann Hreidarsson.

83:29

Short corner worked by Sammy Clingan.

82:46

Tony McMahon challenges Freddy Eastwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Hermann Hreidarsson takes the free kick.

82:00

The ball is swung over by Barry Robson.

81:44

Centre by Tony McMahon, clearance by Cyrus Christie.

80:52

Corner from the right by-line taken by Sammy Clingan, clearance made by Matthew Bates.

79:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against Martin Cranie. Direct free kick taken by Danny Coyne.

78:59

Freddy Eastwood on for Clive Platt.

78:11

Centre by Cyrus Christie.

77:32

Centre by Cyrus Christie, Tony McMahon makes a clearance.

76:04

Tony McMahon crosses the ball.

73:31

Hermann Hreidarsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Smallwood. Tony McMahon takes the direct free kick. Hermann Hreidarsson is shown a yellow card.

72:50

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a fantastic save.

72:15

Gary McSheffrey challenges Tony McMahon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony McMahon restarts play with the free kick.

71:24

Richard Smallwood produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

71:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Smallwood by Richard Keogh. Richard Smallwood restarts play with the free kick.

69:14

Tony McMahon replaces Justin Hoyte. Rhys Williams leaves the field to be replaced by Richard Smallwood.

68:45

Stephen McManus is brought on as a substitute for Joe Bennett.

68:30

The ball is swung over by Gary McSheffrey, clearance by Matthew Bates.

68:06

Gary McSheffrey delivers the ball, Matthew Bates gets a block in.

67:49

A cross is delivered by Scott McDonald, Joe Murphy makes a save.

66:45

Scott McDonald sends in a cross.

66:15

Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

65:04

The ball is crossed by Marvin Emnes, Scott McDonald grabs a headed goal from close in. Coventry 3-1 Middlesbrough.Assist by Marvin Emnes.

63:55

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Justin Hoyte misses to the left of the target.

61:09

An own goal is conceded by Matthew Bates. Coventry 3-0 Middlesbrough.

60:58

The ball is crossed by Cyrus Christie, Matthew Bates manages to make a clearance.

59:47

Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan.

59:35

David Bell sends in a cross, Justin Hoyte manages to make a clearance.

57:58

Foul by Barry Robson on David Bell, free kick awarded. Richard Keogh takes the direct free kick. The referee cautions Barry Robson for unsporting behaviour.

57:46

A cross is delivered by Justin Hoyte, clearance made by Conor Thomas.

56:40

Alex Nimely finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Coventry 2-0 Middlesbrough.

55:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey by Rhys Williams. Rhys Williams shown a yellow card. Gary McSheffrey delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Matthew Bates.

54:32

Clive Platt challenges Faris Haroun unfairly and gives away a free kick. Justin Hoyte takes the free kick.

53:45

Sammy Clingan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Faris Haroun. Barry Robson restarts play with the free kick.

53:17

Sammy Clingan takes the floated corner, clearance made by Matthew Bates.

52:53

David Bell takes a shot. Rhys Williams gets a block in.

49:44

David Bell delivers the ball, Rhys Williams manages to make a clearance.

48:56

Barry Robson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

48:39

Scott McDonald fouled by Martin Cranie, the ref awards a free kick. Barry Robson restarts play with the free kick.

48:02

Effort from deep inside the area by David Bell misses to the right of the goal.

47:19

Alex Nimely takes a shot. Blocked by Rhys Williams.

46:33

Gary McSheffrey sends in a cross.

45:52

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

45:40

Alex Nimely crosses the ball, blocked by Rhys Williams.

45:30 +0.30

Corner taken by Barry Robson from the left by-line.

45:10 +0.10

Joe Bennett takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

45:01

David Bell is brought on as a substitute for Gary Deegan.

44:35

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson from the right by-line to the near post, Sammy Clingan manages to make a clearance.

44:23

Joe Bennett delivers the ball, Richard Keogh gets a block in.

43:33

Hermann Hreidarsson sends in a cross, save by Danny Coyne.

41:53

Gary Deegan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Julio Arca. Gary Deegan goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Julio Arca takes the free kick.

40:34

Gary McSheffrey challenges Scott McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Rhys Williams.

38:12

Kevin Thomson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey. Direct free kick taken by Martin Cranie. Kevin Thomson sent from the field by the ref for second bookable offence.

37:51

Centre by Justin Hoyte, Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

37:08

Gary McSheffrey challenges Justin Hoyte unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Thomson takes the direct free kick.

35:39

A goal is scored by Gary McSheffrey from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Coventry 1-0 Middlesbrough.Assist by Alex Nimely.

34:30

Alex Nimely challenges Rhys Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Coyne.

33:21

Unfair challenge on Conor Thomas by Julio Arca results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sammy Clingan.

29:39

Corner taken by Barry Robson from the left by-line.

28:10

Kevin Thomson concedes a free kick for a foul on Cyrus Christie. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick. Booking for Kevin Thomson.

26:38

The ball is delivered by Barry Robson.

25:06

Julio Arca delivers the ball, blocked by Gary Deegan.

24:27

Barry Robson takes a short corner.

24:02

Corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson from the right by-line, clearance by Sammy Clingan.

23:42

Joe Bennett takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

22:25

The ball is sent over by Scott McDonald, Martin Cranie makes a clearance.

22:05

The ball is crossed by Richard Keogh, Matthew Bates manages to make a clearance.

20:32

The ball is swung over by Julio Arca.

19:15

Floated corner taken by Sammy Clingan.

18:59

A cross is delivered by Gary McSheffrey, Matthew Bates makes a clearance.

16:55

Barry Robson takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Sammy Clingan.

16:42

The ball is delivered by Rhys Williams, clearance made by Conor Thomas.

16:06

Corner taken by Barry Robson from the left by-line.

15:54

The ball is sent over by Faris Haroun, blocked by Richard Keogh.

13:42

Gary McSheffrey fouled by Faris Haroun, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Sammy Clingan, save made by Danny Coyne.

12:33

Corner from the left by-line taken by Barry Robson, clearance made by Hermann Hreidarsson.

11:40

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan.

11:31

Centre by Alex Nimely, blocked by Matthew Bates.

10:22

Gary McSheffrey produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

9:20

The ball is swung over by Cyrus Christie, save made by Danny Coyne.

8:18

Scott McDonald takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a fantastic save.

7:28

Barry Robson fouled by Sammy Clingan, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Barry Robson from left wing, Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

6:11

Julio Arca takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

4:56

Outswinging corner taken by Barry Robson from the left by-line, Clive Platt manages to make a clearance.

4:31

Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Richard Keogh gets a block in.

3:53

Scott McDonald takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Cranie.

1:01

Shot by Scott McDonald. Save by Joe Murphy.

0:52

A cross is delivered by Joe Bennett.

Match Preview

Double debut for Sky Blues Coventry are set to hand debuts to new signings Hermann Hreidarsson and Alex Nimely. Hreidarsson has this week arrived on a permanent deal from Portsmouth and is a welcome addition at left-back, where City have been struggling of late with Chris Hussey (ankle) and Richard Wood (groin) sidelined. Striker Nimely is also likely to get the nod up front for the goal-shy Sky Blues following his loan arrival from Manchester City. Fellow forward Freddy Eastwood, who only forced his way back into the reckoning in last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Derby, is a doubt with a calf problem. Defender James McPake should be okay having been forced off in the second half against the Rams complaining of cramp, but striker Cody McDonald (knee) continues to miss out. An agreement between Coventry and Middlesbrough prevents Lukas Jutkiewicz from facing his old club, with the striker having bagged nine goals this season for City prior to his move to the north-east last weekend. Scotland international Barry Robson will return from suspension for Coventry after serving a two-game ban for reaching 10 bookings for the season. But manager Tony Mowbray will hope goalkeeper Jason Steele recovers from a thigh problem with Danny Coyne struggling with a calf strain and youngster Connor Ripley, who started against Burnley last weekend, on standby once again. Striker Bart Ogbeche is expected to be sidelined until the end of the month with a hamstring injury, while midfielder Nicky Bailey continues his recovery from medial ligament damage.

Formation:41212Manager: Andy Thorn

Coventry

Formation: 352Manager: Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough

  • Joe Murphy
  • Cyrus Christie
  • Richard Keogh
  • Martin Cranie
  • Hermann Hreidarsson
  • Sammy Clingan
  • Conor Thomas
  • Gary Deegan
  • Gary McSheffrey
  • Alex Nimely
  • Clive Platt
  • SUBS
  • Chris Dunn
  • David Bell
  • Carl Baker
  • Freddy Eastwood
  • Richard Wood

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Match Report

Nimely downs Boro An inspirational performance from debutant Alex Nimely helped basement club Coventry to a 3-1 victory over nine-man Middlesbrough who suffered their third successive league defeat. The on-loan Nimely, who spent the first half of the season with Middlesbrough, set up Gary McSheffrey for the game's opening goal and added a second early in the second half after Kevin Thomson had been sent off. Middlesbrough captain Matthew Bates then scored at the wrong end after a clever cross from Coventry substitute David Bell. Scott McDonald pulled one back for the visitors who made three quick substitutions to try and turn the game in their favour. But the hosts held on with Boro winger Julio Arca seeing red in the closing stages for a two-footed lunge on Sammy Clingan. Middlesbrough's new signing Lukas Jutkiewicz was denied the chance to face his former employers due to an agreement between the two clubs. But fellow striker McDonald was presented with two glorious opportunities inside the opening nine minutes. He latched onto a mistake from Sammy Clingan only to volley straight at Joe Murphy before the Sky Blues stopper produced a magnificent save to deny the same player moments later. Murphy continued to impress as another flowing Middlesbrough move culminated in a Joe Bennett drive which was tipped over by the Republic of Ireland international. The dynamics of the game then shifted significantly when the hosts broke the deadlock in the 36th minute as Nimely fed McSheffrey to slot home from inside the area. The visitors were reduced to 10 men moments later when Thomson, who had been harshly booked just 11 minutes earlier for bringing down Cyrus Christie, was shown a second yellow card. The midfielder could have no complaints over his second caution as he flew in with his studs showing to bring down goalscorer McSheffrey. The game threatened to boil over in the aftermath of Thomson's dismissal and that prompted Coventry boss Andy Thorn to substitute Gary Deegan, on a yellow card, for Bell at half-time. Nimely, making his first appearance since joining on loan from Manchester City, failed to score during his time with Boro but he headed home 57 minutes into his Coventry career. Boro felt the ball had not crossed the line as a defender hooked it clear but the assistant referee was perfectly placed to award the goal. Nimely was involved in the third goal seven minutes later as he released Bell out wide and his first time cross was touched in by Bates with Clive Platt in close pursuit. Boro responded instantly when Marvin Emnes' driven cross was nodded in by McDonald and Mowbray attempted to rally his troops with a triple change. But Coventry used their extra man advantage to close out the game as Middlesbrough's dismal afternoon was completed in stoppage time when Arca earned their second red card.

Form Guide

    LLWWLL
  • Coventry
  • VS
  • Middlesbrough
  • WWWDLL

Last Meetings

  • Middlesbrough
  • 1 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 27/08/2011
  • Middlesbrough
  • 2 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 25/04/2011
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 04/12/2010
  • Middlesbrough
  • 1 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 24/04/2010
  • Coventry
  • 2 - 2
  • Middlesbrough
  • 26/09/2009
  • Coventry
  • 2 - 1
  • Middlesbrough
  • 30/04/1966

Top Scorers

Coventry

  • C Platt 2
  • G McSheffrey 2
  • G Deegan 2
  • C Baker 1
  • S Clingan 1
  • R Wood 1
  • C McDonald 1

Middlesbrough

  • S McDonald 7
  • M Emnes 7
  • B Robson 5
  • F Haroun 2
  • R Williams 2
  • M Martin 2
  • B Ogbeche 1
  • N Bailey 1
  • M Bates 1
  • J Bennett 1

Goals

Coventry

    • Total goals 55
    • Goals per game 20
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Middlesbrough

    • Total goals 65
    • Goals per game 30
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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