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  • Date:22 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ricoh Arena
  • Attendance:16,705
  • King (4)
  • Nunez (37)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:01 +4.01

A cross is delivered by Sammy Clingan.

93:06 +3.06

Andy Hughes produces a cross, Keiren Westwood makes a comfortable save.

92:12 +2.12

Andy Hughes sends in a cross, Richard Wood makes a clearance. Mark Duffy leaves the field to be replaced by Ben Gordon.

91:25 +1.25

Marlon King produces a cross, Marcus Williams makes a clearance.

90:02 +0.02

Lee Miller takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.

89:30

Centre by Mark Duffy, clearance by Richard Keogh.

87:21

Chris Dagnall leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Miller. Michael O'Connor is brought on as a substitute for Michael Collins.

85:32

Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

85:12

The ball is swung over by Michael McIndoe, save made by Joe Murphy.

83:37

The ball is swung over by Aron Gunnarsson, save made by Joe Murphy.

82:40

Jordan Clarke crosses the ball, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Marlon King goes wide right of the target.

81:55

Marlon King takes a shot. David Mirfin gets a block in.

80:37

Freddy Eastwood has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

80:08

The ball is delivered by David Bell.

79:28

The ball is sent over by Mark Duffy, save made by Keiren Westwood.

78:43

The ball is crossed by Mark Duffy, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Duffy, Jordan Clarke makes a clearance.

77:47

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

74:41

Ramon Nunez has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal. (Coventry) makes a substitution, with Richard Wood coming on for Chris Hussey.

73:04

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ramon Nunez. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

70:56

Michael Collins delivers the ball, blocked by Chris Hussey. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mark Duffy.

70:10

David Bell concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Collins. Free kick crossed right-footed by Andy Hughes. The ball is sent over by David Mirfin.

69:42

Ramon Nunez takes a shot. Richard Keogh gets a block in.

68:19

Chris Dagnall concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Hussey. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

66:55

Foul by David Mirfin on Marlon King, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sammy Clingan. The offside flag is raised against David Bell. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

64:52

David Bell takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy. Shot by Freddy Eastwood from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

64:07

Aron Gunnarsson challenges Mark Duffy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Hughes takes the free kick. Mark Duffy produces a cross, save made by Keiren Westwood.

63:36

David Bell takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Collins.

63:04

Centre by Michael McIndoe, save made by Joe Murphy.

61:04

The ball is delivered by David Bell, clearance by David Mirfin.

58:41

Effort from deep inside the area by Marlon King clears the bar. Lukas Jutkiewicz leaves the field to be replaced by Freddy Eastwood.

57:24

Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line, Andy Hughes manages to make a clearance.

56:00

The ball is sent over by Marcus Williams, Mark Duffy takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.

54:48

Effort on goal by Chris Hussey from just inside the area clears the bar.

53:16

Ramon Nunez takes a shot. Blocked by Sammy Clingan. Inswinging corner taken by Mark Duffy from the left by-line. Chris Dagnall produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

50:45

Michael Collins sends in a cross, Martin Cranie makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Duffy, save by Keiren Westwood.

48:18

The ball is delivered by David Bell.

47:26

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Blocked by David Mirfin. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sammy Clingan, David Mirfin manages to make a clearance.

46:08

Unfair challenge on Marlon King by Andy Hughes results in a free kick. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.

45:37 +0.37

Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan.

45:31 +0.31

Jordan Clarke delivers the ball, Marcus Williams gets a block in.

45:26

Richard Keogh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall. Mark Duffy delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

45:01

Michael McIndoe comes on in place of Carl Baker.

44:11

Effort from outside the area by Mark Duffy goes wide right of the goal.

43:18

Shot by Michael Collins from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

42:07

Aron Gunnarsson challenges Marcus Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Marcus Williams, Chris Hussey makes a clearance.

41:01

A cross is delivered by Chris Dagnall.

39:09

Carl Baker concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Hughes. Direct free kick taken by Andy Hughes.

38:43

Effort on goal by Sammy Clingan from 25 yards. Save made by Joe Murphy.

38:31

The ball is crossed by Aron Gunnarsson, clearance by Andy Hughes.

37:12

Goal scored by Ramon Nunez from just outside the area low into the middle of the goal. Coventry 1-1 Scunthorpe.Assist on the goal came from Marcus Williams.

36:25

The referee blows for offside. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

35:36

The ball is sent over by Marcus Williams.

28:11

Marlon King produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

27:28

Richard Keogh produces a cross, clearance made by Andy Hughes.

26:25

David Bell crosses the ball, save made by Joe Murphy.

25:28

Mark Duffy delivers the ball, Bobby Grant takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.

23:17

Effort on goal by Richard Keogh from long range goes over the bar.

21:15

Foul by Andy Hughes on Chris Hussey, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sammy Clingan from left wing, clearance by David Mirfin.

20:46

The ball is sent over by Chris Hussey, Michael Nelson makes a clearance.

19:12

The ball is sent over by Sammy Clingan, clearance by Michael Nelson. Inswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan.

18:42

The ball is sent over by Lukas Jutkiewicz, clearance by Sam Togwell. Short corner worked by Sammy Clingan.

18:05

The ball is swung over by Mark Duffy, save by Keiren Westwood.

16:54

Andy Hughes produces a cross, Header by Chris Dagnall from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

16:00

Jordan Clarke has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

12:23

The ball is swung over by Andy Hughes.

10:53

The ball is delivered by David Bell, David Mirfin gets a block in.

9:16

Mark Duffy produces a cross, Chris Hussey gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Duffy from the right by-line, Header on goal by Michael Nelson from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

8:20

The ball is delivered by David Bell, Shot by Lukas Jutkiewicz from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

7:13

Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz on Michael Nelson, free kick awarded. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

4:42

A goal is scored by Marlon King from inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Coventry 1-0 Scunthorpe.Assist by Aron Gunnarsson.

1:56

The ball is crossed by Michael Collins.

Match Preview

Gunnarsson lifts Sky Blues Coventry have received a series of boosts ahead of their Good Friday clash at home to Scunthorpe. Iceland midfielder Aron Gunnarsson has recovered from a thigh injury which forced him off early in the second half of last Saturday`s 2-1 win over Millwall. Nathan Cameron is also back in training having missed the clash altogether due to a groin strain sustained against Portsmouth in the previous game. Fellow defender Richard Wood made a much earlier than expected recovery from his groin injury to make a 13-minute cameo against Millwall and has suffered no ill-effects. Wood came on in place of Jordan Clarke, who started the clash having made his own recovery from an ankle problem. But one piece of bad news for caretaker manager Andy Thorn is the loss of winger Gary McSheffrey who, having missed out against the Lions, now looks set to spend the remainder of the campaign on the sidelines with his knee problem. Captain Lee Carsley (Achilles) and defenders Ben Turner (knee) and James McPake (back) have been missing long-term. Scunthorpe boss Alan Knill looks certain to be boosted by the return of midfielder Michael O'Connor. The Northern Irishman sustained a thigh during last week`s 2-0 home defeat to Reading and subsequently missed Saturday`s crucial 2-1 win at Crystal Palace. However, he is edging back to full fitness and will hope to reclaim his place in the starting line-up. On-loan striker Joe Garner serves a one-game ban following his red card against Palace and Matt Godden and Lee Miller are vying to replacing him. Knill has been handed another boost after Leeds midfielder Ramon Nunez extended his loan spell at Glanford Park until the end of the season. Defender Cliff Byrne and midfielder Garry Thompson remain sidelined through injury.

Formation:4312Manager:

Coventry

Formation: 442Manager: Alan Knill

Scunthorpe

  • Keiren Westwood
  • Jordan Clarke
  • Richard Keogh
  • Martin Cranie
  • Chris Hussey
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Sammy Clingan
  • David Bell
  • Carl Baker
  • Marlon King
  • Lukas Jutkiewicz
  • SUBS
  • Michael Quirke
  • Freddy Eastwood
  • Gary Deegan
  • Michael McIndoe
  • Clive Platt
  • Richard Wood
  • Nathan Cameron

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Match Report

Vital point for Iron Scunthorpe came from behind to claim a valuable point in their battle to avoid relegation from the npower Championship while a 1-1 draw was enough to mathematically confirm resurgent Coventry's second tier status. In an entertaining encounter full of openings it was the the hosts who took an early lead courtesy of a 12th goal of the season for Marlon King, who has proved an astute purchase for the Sky Blues. But the equally impressive Ramon Nunez celebrated his loan extension from Leeds with a priceless 38th-minute equaliser which took a deflection off Martin Cranie. Both sides passed up some glorious opportunities to take all three points but, in the end, the scoreline just about proved a fair reflection on a finely balanced clash. The result, combined with Crystal Palace's goalless draw at Doncaster this afternoon, means it remains as you were in the scrap to avoid the drop, with Scunthorpe still three points adrift of safety with now just three matches remaining. With the Sky Blues not having won this season when conceding first and the Iron losing all 17 games in which they have been behind at the interval, the opening goal at a sun-drenched Ricoh Arena was always going to be important. And crucially it went for Coventry after a mere five minutes. King found David Bell on the right side of the penalty area and he returned the ball to the former Watford and Wigan man who found himself in space at the near post to blast past Joe Murphy. Just four minutes later and it should have been two-nil as Bell again provided the delivery from the right but Lukas Jutkiewicz, once more with no United defender near him, somehow touched the ball wide with the goal at his mercy. The visitors' first real opening fell to Bobby Grant - in for the suspended Joe Garner - who found himself with just Keiren Westwood to beat following Mark Duffy's well-placed cross, but his tame first-time effort from six yards was well saved by the City keeper. King was proving a real livewire for the hosts and sent a shot narrowly over the crossbar before Scunthorpe, who were coming more and more into the game, equalised with 38 minutes on the clock. The ball broke fortunately for the threatening Nunez and he surged forward before unleashing a shot which deflected off Cranie and wrong-footed Westwood. The goal put Scunthorpe in the ascendancy and Chris Dagnall's shot across goal flew inches wide before Michael Collins passed up a glorious opportunity, placing wide after Nunez had robbed Carl Baker. The opening 15 minutes of the second half saw both sides pass up half chances before the unmarked King blazed a clear opening well over the bar from 10 yards. Coventry saw another opportunity go begging in the 65th minute as substitute Freddy Eastwood failed to properly connect with the ball after Murphy had parried Bell's effort into the middle of the goalmouth. Scunthorpe, albeit not for the want of trying, were yet to fashion a real clear-cut second-half opening as the clash entered the final 10 minutes. Yet there was still time for King to send another shot over the bar when well placed.

Form Guide

    DLWDWW
  • Coventry
  • VS
  • Scunthorpe
  • LLLWLW

Last Meetings

  • Scunthorpe
  • 0 - 2
  • Coventry
  • 27/11/2010
  • Coventry
  • 2 - 1
  • Scunthorpe
  • 27/02/2010
  • Scunthorpe
  • 1 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 06/12/2009
  • Scunthorpe
  • 2 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 01/03/2008
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 1
  • Scunthorpe
  • 27/11/2007

Top Scorers

Coventry

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

Scunthorpe

  • C Dagnall 5
  • M O'Connor 4
  • J Garner 4
  • D Mirfin 3
  • C Byrne 2
  • G Thompson 1
  • L Miller 1
  • RF Nunez 1
  • M Collins 1
  • M Duffy 1

Goals

Coventry

    • Total goals 103
    • Goals per game 50
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (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) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Scunthorpe

    • Total goals 92
    • Goals per game 39
  • 2 (For) 12 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 9 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 11 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 14 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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