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  • Date:16 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Selhurst Park
  • Attendance:12,330
  • Scannell (89)
    Easter (90)
  • Jutkiewicz (47)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:55 +4.55

Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy. Jermaine Easter gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 2-1 Coventry.

92:55 +2.55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Jermaine Easter. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

92:38 +2.38

Unfair challenge on Patrick McCarthy by Sammy Clingan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Ramage.

92:06 +2.06

Corner taken by Gael Bigirimana from the right by-line to the near post, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.

91:47 +1.47

Corner from left by-line taken by Gael Bigirimana.

90:29 +0.29

Joe Murphy is given a yellow card.

89:55

Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy. Sean Scannell fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-1 Coventry.

88:52

Foul by Patrick McCarthy on Lukas Jutkiewicz, free kick awarded. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.

88:20

Sean Scannell is shown a yellow card.

87:55

Roy O'Donovan concedes a free kick for a foul on Mile Jedinak. Patrick McCarthy takes the free kick.

87:00

The assistant referee flags for offside against Wilfried Zaha. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

85:02

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mile Jedinak, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cyrus Christie by Patrick McCarthy. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

84:11

Effort on goal by Wilfried Zaha from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

83:09

Corner taken by Gael Bigirimana from the right by-line to the near post, Jonathan Parr makes a clearance.

82:56

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.

81:44

Headed effort on goal by Jermaine Easter from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

80:31

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

78:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Mile Jedinak. Mile Jedinak booked for unsporting behaviour. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Sammy Clingan, Julian Speroni makes a save.

74:28

Jonathan Parr delivers the ball, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

72:05

Wilfried Zaha crosses the ball.

70:50

Jermaine Easter handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

69:46

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Owen Garvan, Patrick McCarthy has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

68:19

Roy O'Donovan takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

67:05

Jonathan Williams on for Ryan McGivern.

66:55

Sean Scannell has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

64:11

Sean Scannell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Cranie. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

63:19

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lukas Jutkiewicz. Owen Garvan takes the free kick.

62:23

Wilfried Zaha has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

62:09

The ball is swung over by Wilfried Zaha, Patrick McCarthy takes a shot. Blocked by Gael Bigirimana.

61:35

Owen Garvan decides to take a short corner.

60:55

The ball is swung over by Gael Bigirimana, clearance by Peter Ramage.

60:33

Gael Bigirimana decides to take the corner short.

59:56

Sean Scannell takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

58:27

David Wright goes off and Mile Jedinak comes on.

57:26

Jonathan Parr crosses the ball, save by Joe Murphy.

56:23

Inswinging corner taken by Owen Garvan from the right by-line, clearance made by Martin Cranie.

56:19

The ball is delivered by Sean Scannell, Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

55:28

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lukas Jutkiewicz. Aleksandar Tunchev restarts play with the free kick.

54:19

Inswinging corner taken by Owen Garvan.

53:17

Corner taken by Owen Garvan from the right by-line, Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

51:55

Patrick McCarthy challenges Richard Keogh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

51:13

Short corner taken by Owen Garvan.

49:58

Owen Garvan takes a inswinging corner.

48:24 +3.24

The ball is sent over by Ryan McGivern.

46:59

The ball is sent over by Cyrus Christie, blocked by Peter Ramage. Lukas Jutkiewicz gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 0-1 Coventry.

46:00 +1.00

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gael Bigirimana.

44:14

Gael Bigirimana gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Easter. Gael Bigirimana receives a caution. Owen Garvan takes the free kick.

42:29

Jonathan Parr is ruled offside. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

41:46

Joshua Ruffels produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

40:38

Unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha by Richard Keogh results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Owen Garvan from right wing, free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Scannell on Martin Cranie. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

38:41

(Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Wilfried Zaha coming on for Kagisho Dikgacoi.

35:13

The ball is crossed by Kagisho Dikgacoi, clearance made by Martin Cranie.

33:50

Sean Scannell delivers the ball.

32:15

Ryan McGivern produces a cross, Chris Hussey gets a block in.

31:31

Corner taken left-footed by Owen Garvan.

31:10

Sean Scannell takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Cranie.

27:35

Gael Bigirimana takes a shot.

26:17

Corner taken by Owen Garvan played to the near post, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

24:33

Lukas Jutkiewicz challenges Patrick McCarthy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Patrick McCarthy.

23:51

Foul by Joshua Ruffels on Owen Garvan, free kick awarded. Owen Garvan takes the free kick.

21:30

Outswinging corner taken by Owen Garvan from the left by-line.

21:18

Sean Scannell takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

19:57

Unfair challenge on Conor Thomas by Jonathan Parr results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Conor Thomas.

17:27

(Coventry) makes a substitution, with Joshua Ruffels coming on for Gary McSheffrey.

14:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Owen Garvan on Chris Hussey. The ball is delivered by Gael Bigirimana, Lukas Jutkiewicz produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

10:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Owen Garvan on Sammy Clingan. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.

6:47

Roy O'Donovan concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick McCarthy. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

6:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Sean Scannell. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

5:29

Sean Scannell challenges Sammy Clingan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Martin Cranie.

4:48

Owen Garvan has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

3:24

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

2:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sammy Clingan by Kagisho Dikgacoi. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Ambrose worry for Palace Darren Ambrose is a major doubt for Crystal Palace's home game against Coventry. The midfielder suffered a knee injury during Saturday's 2-0 win over Burnley and Palace are awaiting the results of a scan to determine the extent of the damage. Strikers Glenn Murray and Steffen Iversen are also on the injured list. Summer signing Murray missed out against Burnley after twisting his ankle at Peterborough and is unlikely to be fit while former Tottenham frontman Iversen has a hamstring injury Right-back Nathaniel Clyne is still missing with a foot injury, left-back Lee Hills has knee trouble and midfielder Alex Marrow is building up his fitness after a long-term ankle problem. Andy Thorn is sweating on the fitness of two unnamed midfielders. Thorn chose not to reveal the identity of the pair who picked up knocks in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Birmingham, but with only Sammy Clingan, David Bell, Gary McSheffrey and Gael Bigirimana featuring in midfield at St Andrew's it no doubt provides the Sky Blues boss with another headache. Gary Deegan (thigh), Carl Baker (suspension), Clive Platt (knock), Richard Wood (thigh) and Jordan Clarke (knee) continue to miss out along with Freddy Eastwood (hamstring) and defender Ben Turner (knee), although it is hoped the latter pair could make a tentative return to training by the end of the week. Speaking at the club's Ryton training ground on Monday afternoon, Thorn said: "We got a few knocks on Saturday so there's a few having an easier day today because obviously we want everyone ready for tomorrow "There's a few (major doubts) for Tuesday, there's a couple who could be struggling but we'll just wait and see. Everyone will travel down anyway and we'll just play it by ear. "With the injuries we've got now, we're 14 players down from last season and the boys that went. That's not an excuse it's something we have to deal with and get on with, we'll do that and we're looking forward to Tuesday."

Formation:442Manager: Dougie Freedman

Crystal Palace

Formation: 442Manager: Andy Thorn

Coventry

  • Julian Speroni
  • Peter Ramage
  • Patrick McCarthy
  • Aleksandar Tunchev
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Kagisho Dikgacoi
  • Owen Garvan
  • David Wright
  • Jonathan Parr
  • Jermaine Easter
  • Sean Scannell
  • SUBS
  • Lewis Price
  • Mile Jedinak
  • Wilfried Zaha
  • Jonathan Williams
  • Calvin Andrew

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Match Report

Late show stuns Sky Blues Jermaine Easter fired a stoppage-time winner for Crystal Palace who struck twice in the closing stages in a 2-1 victory to deny Coventry their first npower Championship points of the season. Palace striker Easter pounced on a rebound in the fifth minute of time added on to snatch his side an unlikely three points after Sean Scannell had equalised for the home side in the 90th minute with his second goal of the season. Lukas Jutkiewicz had put Coventry ahead three minutes into the second half after a dour opening 45 minutes, but Palace were rewarded for their never-say-die approach when it appeared as though the visitors had clung on for their first win of the season. South Africa international Kagisho Dikgacoi replaced Darren Ambrose in the Palace midfield and Coventry also made one change, with Conor Thomas in for midfielder David Bell. Neither side had a shot on target before Coventry were dealt a blow in the 18th minute when striker Gary McSheffrey was forced off injured and replaced by Joshua Ruffels. Palace striker Scannell forced Joe Murphy into the first save of note, the Coventry goalkeeper launching himself full length to keep out a fierce 20-yard drive, while at the other end visiting midfielder Gael Bigirimana, a Burundi-born youth team product at the Ricoh Arena, fired an ambitious 35-yard effort over the crossbar. Scannell worked another opening with a clever dummy inside the penalty area allowing him to unleash a shot on target, which was blocked by Coventry defender Martin Cranie. Palace had their own injury problems to contend with in the 39th minute when the Dikgacoi was withdrawn from the action and replaced by Wilfried Zaha as the first half ended goalless. Jutkiewicz broke the deadlock three minutes into the second half. Defender Cyrus Christie crossed from the right and after the ball ricocheted off Palace defender Peter Ramage, the Pole turned the ball home from six yards. Scannell fired in another effort that Murphy did well to hold on the hour as Palace responded and three minutes later substitute Zaha dragged a shot from the edge of the area wide. Roy O'Donovan and Paddy McCarthy saw efforts fly over the crossbar for Palace, but Jutkiewicz went close to adding a second with an angled shot from inside the area that was beaten away by Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni. Palace striker Easter was next to spurn a golden chance for the home side when he headed wide in the 82nd minute before Jutkiewicz was again denied another goal by Speroni, who tipped his snap shot over the crossbar. But the home side continued to pour forward in search of the equaliser in the closing stages and Zaha was just off target with a thumping drive. Then Palace's luck changed in the final minute thanks to inspiration from Scannell. Zaha's goalbound shot from the edge of the area was kept out by Murphy, but Scannell pounced on to the bouncing rebound to send a spectacular scissor kick into the bottom corner from 12 yards. Then in the fifth minute of time added on Easter jumped on to another parry from Murphy, again prompted by a Zaha effort, and converted from close range to complete an unlikely turnaround.

Form Guide

    LW
  • Crystal Palace
  • VS
  • Coventry
  • LL

Last Meetings

  • Coventry
  • 2 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 12/02/2011
  • Crystal Palace
  • 2 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 13/11/2010
  • 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

Top Scorers

Crystal Palace

  • J Parr 1
  • S Scannell 1

Coventry

    Goals

    Crystal Palace

      • Total goals 5
      • Goals per game 3
    • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
    • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
    • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins

    Coventry

      • Total goals 2
      • Goals per game 0
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins

    possession


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