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  • Date:13 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Selhurst Park
  • Ambrose (32) Ambrose - pen (53)
Goal!

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92:24 +2.24

The referee blows for offside against Nathaniel Clyne. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

92:24 +2.24

The referee blows for offside. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

92:24 +2.24

The official flags Nathaniel Clyne offside. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

89:57

Freddy Eastwood produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

86:15

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lukas Jutkiewicz. Patrick McCarthy takes the direct free kick.

85:11

Darren Ambrose leaves the field to be replaced by Alassane N'Diaye.

83:03

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Darren Ambrose, Foul by Patrick McCarthy on James McPake, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

81:11

Unfair challenge on Anthony Gardner by Freddy Eastwood results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni. Martin Cranie leaves the field to be replaced by Roy O'Donovan.

80:19

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Darren Ambrose, James McPake makes a clearance.

79:31

Handball by Michael Doyle. David Wright restarts play with the free kick.

79:08

Pablo Counago joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Vaughan.

74:48

Alex Marrow is adjudged to have handled the ball. Gary McSheffrey takes the direct free kick.

73:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey by Nathaniel Clyne. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

70:46

The referee blows for offside. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

70:03

The offside flag is raised against Wilfried Zaha. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick. Marlon King leaves the field to be replaced by Freddy Eastwood.

69:07

Nathaniel Clyne has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

68:01

The official flags Wilfried Zaha offside. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

66:40

Darren Ambrose takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.

65:45

Gary McSheffrey produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

64:51

Aron Gunnarsson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Carl Baker.

61:44

James Vaughan takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.

60:30

Darren Ambrose takes a shot. Corner taken by Darren Ambrose from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by James Vaughan goes harmlessly over the crossbar. Save made by Keiren Westwood.

58:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Wood by James Vaughan. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick. Richard Wood is shown a yellow card. The referee cautions James Vaughan for unsporting behaviour.

57:25

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Darren Ambrose misses to the left of the target.

57:25

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

56:15

Shot by Lukas Jutkiewicz from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

55:14

Marlon King is caught offside. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.

55:00

Unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Wilfried Zaha results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

54:14

Marlon King is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

51:42

Richard Wood concedes a Penalty for a foul on James Vaughan. Penalty taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose and scored. Crystal Palace 2-0 Coventry.

49:49

Lee Carsley takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

48:08

Patrick McCarthy fouled by Marlon King, the ref awards a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

48:08

Marlon King concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick McCarthy. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

46:44 +1.44

The referee blows for offside against Lukas Jutkiewicz. Patrick McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

45:27

Neil Danns challenges Carl Baker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Keogh. Neil Danns booked.

44:11

Gary McSheffrey concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Marrow. Direct free kick taken by Nathaniel Clyne.

43:29

Gary McSheffrey has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

41:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by David Wright. Direct free kick taken by Gary McSheffrey. Booking for David Wright.

40:33

James Vaughan challenges Richard Wood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

39:18

Marlon King is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Anthony Gardner.

38:40

Effort on goal by Lee Carsley from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

36:13

Inswinging corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line, clearance by Julian Speroni.

31:37

Neil Danns restarts play with the free kick. Darren Ambrose finds the net with a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-0 Coventry.Assist on the goal came from Neil Danns.

31:37

Neil Danns takes the indirect free kick. A goal is scored by Darren Ambrose from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-0 Coventry.Assist on the goal came from Neil Danns.

31:01

James McPake receives a yellow card.

30:06

Foul by James McPake on James Vaughan, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by David Wright.

28:31

Corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line, Owen Garvan manages to make a clearance.

28:09

Inswinging corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line, clearance made by Owen Garvan.

27:12

Martin Cranie fouled by James Vaughan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Marlon King.

25:38

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gary McSheffrey, Richard Keogh has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

24:49

Anthony Gardner joins the action as a substitute, replacing Claude Davis.

21:00

Shot from deep inside the area by Marlon King goes over the bar.

19:51

Effort from just outside the area by Gary McSheffrey goes over the target.

18:31

Darren Ambrose produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

16:05

Effort from deep inside the area by Lukas Jutkiewicz misses to the right of the goal.

16:05

Shot from close range by Lukas Jutkiewicz misses to the right of the target.

13:22

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

11:53

Marlon King is caught offside. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

11:20

Wilfried Zaha is caught offside. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.

10:47

Claude Davis fouled by Richard Wood, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

10:32

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

9:03

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

8:45

Marlon King takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

3:28

Shot from just outside the box by Wilfried Zaha misses to the left of the target.

2:22

Alex Marrow concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary McSheffrey. Free kick taken by Michael Doyle.

0:10

Foul by Marlon King on Patrick McCarthy, free kick awarded. Darren Ambrose restarts play with the free kick.

0:10

Foul by Marlon King on Patrick McCarthy, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Darren Ambrose.

The referee starts the match.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

The half-time whistle blows.

The referee starts the second half.

Match Preview

Palace waiting on duo Crystal Palace will check on Darren Ambrose and Adam Barrett ahead of the home game against Coventry. Midfielder Ambrose was on the scoresheet in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Watford but took a knock to the same knee which kept him sidelined for more than two months earlier this season. Boss George Burley says the injury is not serious but Ambrose will be given a late fitness test along with defender Barrett, who came off with slight concussion against the Hornets. Anthony Gardner is still struggling with a groin problem so if Barrett misses out Claude Davis, who has been shown three red cards in his last 13 appearances, could return to the starting line-up. Sean Scannell and Lee Hills remain sidelined with knee injuries. Manager Aidy Boothroyd has received mixed injury news ahead of Coventry`s trip to London. Midfielder Sammy Clingan was forced off with a knee injury in the 70th minute of Tuesday`s 2-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest and has subsequently been ruled out for three or four weeks. But Clive Platt returns to the fold having missed out at the City Ground due to the calf strain sustained in the first half of last weekend`s 3-2 defeat to Leeds. Returning centre-back James McPake was substituted an hour into his comeback against Forest complaining of a sore back while also lacking match fitness, but he is also expected to be okay and will compete with youngster Nathan Cameron to partner Richard Wood at the heart of defence. Their opportunity comes as the impressive Ben Turner, who has been City`s stand-out performer of the campaign to date, continues his four-six week spell on the sidelines with the knee injury he sustained against Leeds.

Formation:442Manager: George Burley

Crystal Palace

Formation: 442Manager: Adrian Boothroyd

Coventry

  • Julian Speroni
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Patrick McCarthy
  • Claude Davis
  • David Wright
  • Darren Ambrose
  • Alex Marrow
  • Owen Garvan
  • Neil Danns
  • James Vaughan
  • Wilfried Zaha
  • SUBS
  • Lewis Price
  • Kieron Cadogan
  • Kieran Djilali
  • Alassane N'Diaye
  • Jonathan Obika
  • Anthony Gardner
  • Pablo Counago

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Match Report

Eagles fly thanks to Ambrose brace Darren Ambrose scored twice to haul Crystal Palace off the foot of the npower Championship table with a 2-0 victory over Coventry. The midfielder, who has been out injured for much of Palace's troubled campaign so far, showed why he is so important to the Eagles as he took his tally for the season to four. City contributed to their own downfall, however, after goalkeeper Keiren Westwood handled a backpass to present Ambrose with his first-half opener. Ambrose tucked away the second from the penalty spot in the second half after Richard Wood fouled James Vaughan to secure back-to-back wins for the south Londoners. Coventry have now lost three games on the trot but they made the livelier start at Selhurst Park. Marlon King, still to open his goalscoring account since returning to football with the Sky Blues in September, had the game's first chance when he superbly controlled a high ball in the area and forced a fine save from Julian Speroni. Palace's Argentinian goalkeeper also kept out a Gary McSheffrey header before Lukas Jutkiewicz toe-poked McSheffrey's cross inches wide. The hosts' first opportunity fell to Ambrose after 20 minutes but he sliced his volley wide. King should have broken his duck moments later when he was played in by Carl Baker, but the former Wigan striker skied his effort. Ambrose made no mistake however when he was gifted the chance to open the scoring in the 33rd minute. McSheffrey sent a horrible backpass towards Westwood who had little option but to catch the ball, conceding a free-kick on the edge of the six-yard box. With every Coventry player back on the goal-line, Vaughan shaped to shoot but instead rolled the ball to Ambrose who thumped it into the net. City thought they had equalised five minutes after the break but were denied by a breathtaking save from Speroni. Baker chipped the ball into the area and gave Lee Carsley a free header but Speroni, Palace's player of the year for the past three seasons, underlined why he is so highly rated by diving to his left and tipping the ball clear. Two minutes later Palace doubled their advantage after Vaughan was tripped by Wood. The Coventry players argued that the foul had occurred outside the area but referee Pat Miller pointed to the spot and Ambrose sent Westwood the wrong way. Palace defender Nathaniel Clyne almost added a third after a superb solo run but his shot flashed wide.

Form Guide

    LWLLLW
  • Crystal Palace
  • VS
  • Coventry
  • WLWWLL

Last Meetings

  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 20/02/2010
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 21/11/2009
  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 07/04/2009
  • Coventry
  • 0 - 2
  • Crystal Palace
  • 08/11/2008
  • Coventry
  • 0 - 2
  • Crystal Palace
  • 26/12/2007
  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 18/09/2007

Top Scorers

Crystal Palace

  • J Vaughan 3
  • O Garvan 3
  • D Ambrose 2
  • A Gardner 1
  • PG Counago 1
  • N Danns 1
  • J Bennett 1
  • A Dorman 1
  • K Cadogan 1
  • W Zaha 1

Coventry

  • G McSheffrey 4
  • B Turner 4
  • C Platt 3
  • AE Gunnarsson 3
  • F Eastwood 2
  • D Bell 1
  • C Baker 1
  • L Jutkiewicz 1
  • J Clarke 1

Goals

Crystal Palace

    • Total goals 50
    • Goals per game 18
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Coventry

    • Total goals 56
    • Goals per game 24
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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