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  • Date:18 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:City Ground
  • Attendance:21,588
  • McCleary (73) Findley (85)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Greening by Martin Cranie. Andy Reid takes the free kick.

92mins

The ball is crossed by Gary McSheffrey.

91mins

David Bell takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save.

91mins

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

91mins

The ball is crossed by Gary McSheffrey, Danny Higginbotham manages to make a clearance.

89mins

Freddy Eastwood replaces Gary Deegan.

88mins

Robbie Findley fouled by Jordan Clarke, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andy Reid from right wing, save by Joe Murphy.

88mins

The ball is swung over by Richard Keogh.

86mins

A goal is scored by Robbie Findley from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 2-0 Coventry.Andy Reid provided the assist for the goal.

84mins

Jonathan Greening challenges Oliver Norwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary McSheffrey restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

Cyrus Christie crosses the ball, Chris Gunter makes a clearance.

84mins

The ball is sent over by Jordan Clarke, Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.

82mins

A cross is delivered by David Bell, Danny Higginbotham manages to make a clearance.

79mins

Clive Platt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Gunter. Lee Camp takes the free kick.

78mins

Garath McCleary leaves the field to be replaced by Jonathan Greening.

76mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Findley on Richard Keogh. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy. Carl Baker leaves the field to be replaced by David Bell.

76mins

Robbie Findley challenges Jordan Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jordan Clarke takes the free kick.

74mins

Garath McCleary grabs a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 1-0 Coventry.

72mins

The ball is crossed by Carl Baker.

69mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andy Reid from the right by-line, clearance made by Cyrus Christie.

69mins

Andy Reid takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

67mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Nimely by Dexter Blackstock. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Gary McSheffrey.

67mins

A cross is delivered by Carl Baker, Danny Higginbotham makes a clearance.

65mins

Centre by Alex Nimely, save by Lee Camp.

64mins

Robbie Findley challenges Richard Keogh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Cranie restarts play with the free kick.

64mins

The ball is sent over by Andy Reid.

61mins

The ball is delivered by Carl Baker.

61mins

Inswinging corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line, clearance by Dexter Blackstock.

61mins

Alex Nimely takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Chambers.

59mins

Robbie Findley produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

59mins

The ball is crossed by Gary McSheffrey, save made by Lee Camp.

57mins

Cyrus Christie concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Reid. Andy Reid delivers the ball, Dexter Blackstock produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

56mins

Long range shot by Gary Deegan goes wide right of the net.

55mins

Clive Platt concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Higginbotham. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.

54mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Gary McSheffrey, clearance made by Danny Higginbotham.

54mins

Andy Reid sends in a cross, Joe Murphy makes a save.

52mins

Centre by Alex Nimely, Luke Chambers makes a clearance.

50mins

Chris Gunter takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save.

49mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary McSheffrey, save by Lee Camp.

49mins

The ball is swung over by Carl Baker, George Elokobi gets a block in.

49mins

The ball is swung over by Cyrus Christie, save by Lee Camp.

48mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andy Reid played to the near post, clearance made by Clive Platt.

47mins

Header by Chris Gunter from inside the area strikes the post.

46mins

Andy Reid takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Jordan Clarke.

46mins

A cross is delivered by Robbie Findley, Jordan Clarke gets a block in.

46mins

Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line to the near post, Scott Wootton manages to make a clearance.

46mins

Gary McSheffrey takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Marcus Tudgay.

46mins

Robbie Findley on for Marcus Tudgay.

46mins

Scott Wootton goes off and Dexter Blackstock comes on.

45mins

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Blocked by George Elokobi.

44mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Gary McSheffrey, Marcus Tudgay makes a clearance.

44mins

The ball is crossed by Gary McSheffrey, Scott Wootton gets a block in.

43mins

Foul by George Elokobi on Richard Keogh, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

43mins

Andy Reid delivers the ball, Martin Cranie makes a clearance.

43mins

Centre by Guy Moussi, Cyrus Christie manages to make a clearance.

42mins

Clive Platt concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Higginbotham. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.

42mins

The official flags Garath McCleary offside. Joe Murphy takes the indirect free kick.

41mins

Unfair challenge on Scott Wootton by Clive Platt results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.

41mins

The ball is sent over by Gary McSheffrey, Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.

40mins

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp.

39mins

The ball is delivered by Gary McSheffrey, save by Lee Camp.

38mins

Garath McCleary takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy. Corner taken left-footed by Andy Reid to the near post, Martin Cranie makes a clearance.

37mins

Gary Deegan concedes a free kick for a foul on Guy Moussi. Guy Moussi takes the free kick.

35mins

The ball is swung over by Carl Baker, clearance made by Luke Chambers.

34mins

Andy Reid takes the outswinging corner, save by Joe Murphy.

34mins

George Elokobi delivers the ball, Cyrus Christie gets a block in.

33mins

Alex Nimely takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save.

32mins

Cyrus Christie produces a cross, save by Lee Camp.

31mins

Adlene Guedioura handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Richard Keogh takes the direct free kick.

31mins

Scott Wootton crosses the ball.

30mins

Short corner worked by Andy Reid.

28mins

The ball is crossed by Danny Higginbotham, clearance by Cyrus Christie.

28mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Andy Reid, clearance by Richard Keogh.

28mins

The ball is crossed by George Elokobi, clearance made by Gary McSheffrey.

27mins

Scott Wootton produces a cross, Cyrus Christie makes a clearance.

26mins

Marcus Tudgay produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

23mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary McSheffrey on Chris Gunter. Luke Chambers takes the direct free kick.

22mins

Carl Baker produces a cross, Header by Alex Nimely from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

22mins

Scott Wootton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey. Jordan Clarke takes the free kick.

20mins

Marcus Tudgay has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

19mins

Alex Nimely concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Chambers. Luke Chambers takes the indirect free kick.

17mins

Unfair challenge on Clive Platt by Scott Wootton results in a free kick. Jordan Clarke takes the direct free kick.

15mins

Handball by Gary McSheffrey. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.

15mins

A cross is delivered by Carl Baker, Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.

13mins

Garath McCleary takes a shot from long range clearing the crossbar.

13mins

The ball is sent over by Gary McSheffrey, Lee Camp makes a save.

12mins

Corner taken left-footed by Andy Reid from the left by-line, clearance made by Martin Cranie.

11mins

Richard Keogh handles the ball and concedes a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Andy Reid, Martin Cranie manages to make a clearance.

11mins

Carl Baker delivers the ball.

10mins

Jordan Clarke fouled by Adlene Guedioura, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

10mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Andy Reid, Cyrus Christie manages to make a clearance.

9mins

The ball is swung over by Garath McCleary, Cyrus Christie gets a block in.

9mins

Alex Nimely challenges Adlene Guedioura unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adlene Guedioura restarts play with the free kick.

8mins

Long distance effort from Alex Nimely misses to the left of the goal.

6mins

Andy Reid takes the inswinging corner, save by Joe Murphy.

4mins

Gary McSheffrey sends in a cross, Lee Camp makes a save.

Match Preview

Forest sweating on Tudgay Nottingham Forest are hoping that leading scorer Marcus Tudgay will return to contention for the visit of relegation rivals Coventry. Tudgay has been ill but Reds boss Steve Cotterill has his fingers crossed that the six-goal striker will train towards the end of the week and be able to play some part on Saturday. "We have not been able to have him around the squad in case he passes anything on, but hopefully he will be back later this week in time to play a part," Cotterill said. "He has been ill for our last two games and he has arguably been our most consistent striker." Fellow forward Ishmael Miller is a concern after a hamstring problem forced him off moments before half-time during the 2-1 defeat at Middlesbrough in midweek. Defenders Brendan Moloney (thigh) and Greg Cunningham (hamstring) also remain doubts. David Bell will be assessed ahead of Coventry's short trip north. The midfielder missed Tuesday's 2-1 victory over Leeds with a virus and will be given every chance of returning to the frame at the City Ground, although manager Andy Thorn is unlikely to change the XI who ended a three-match losing streak in midweek. Carl Baker and Jordan Clarke came in to replace skipper Sammy Clingan (groin) and defender Richard Wood (knee) respectively, and neither of the latter duo are expected to be fit to face Forest. Elsewhere, veteran defender Hermann Hreidarsson may miss the rest of the season having been told he needs surgery on his shoulder, while Nathan Cameron (knee), Chris Hussey (ankle) and Conor Thomas (adductor) also remain sidelined. Striker Cody McDonald has finally resumed training after his troublesome knee problem but is not yet ready for first-team action. The Sky Blues go into the clash level on points with second-bottom Forest but ahead of their midlands rivals by the virtue of goal difference, with Portsmouth set to be dragged into the relegation scrap as they prepare to go into administration and suffer 10-point deduction.

Formation:442Manager: Steve Cotterill

Nottm Forest

Formation: 442Manager: Andy Thorn

Coventry

  • Lee Camp
  • Scott Wootton
  • Luke Chambers
  • Danny Higginbotham
  • George Elokobi
  • Chris Gunter
  • Guy Moussi
  • Adlene Guedioura
  • Andy Reid
  • Garath McCleary
  • Marcus Tudgay
  • SUBS
  • Paul Smith
  • Jonathan Greening
  • Dexter Blackstock
  • Robbie Findley
  • Joel Lynch

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Match Report

Forest finally find home comfort Second-half goals from Garath McCleary and Robbie Findley gave Nottingham Forest a first home victory since November courtesy of a 2-0 success against Coventry that moved the Reds above their midlands rivals and out of the npower Championship relegation zone. Following a forgettable first half, Forest were much improved after half-time and McCleary gave them a deserved lead with a superb solo effort after 74 minutes. Substitute Findley sealed the win with four minutes remaining to pile more misery on Coventry, who have now lost their last nine away matches in the league. For a long time, a goalless stalemate looked inevitable. Bottom side Doncaster are the only team to have scored fewer home goals than Forest this season, while Coventry are the lowest scorers in the division away from home. Chances were at a premium in the first half, which ended with Forest being booed off by their supporters. Alex Nimely shot wide from 25 yards early on. The same player had the ball in the net in the 17th minute but it did not stand as Gary McSheffrey was penalised for handball. At the other end, Marcus Tudgay sent a shot wide before the break. Forest boss Steve Cotterill responded at half-time with a double substitution. Findley and fellow striker Dexter Blackstock were introduced with Tudgay and midfielder Scott Wootton making way. The changes had the desired effect, with the second half more of a spectacle. Findley was involved immediately, winning the corner from which McCleary shot wide. Forest then hit a post in bizarre fashion. Chris Gunter's cross struck the unknowing Blackstock as he challenged the goalkeeper and the ball bobbled towards the net but came back off the upright. A brave piece of goalkeeping from Joe Murphy then denied McCleary as he dived at the feet of the Forest forward. Forest were firmly in the ascendancy but it was Coventry who almost took the lead when Gary Deegan unleashed a rocket of a shot that flew narrowly past the top corner, striking the stanchion behind the goal. Cotterill's team were back on the attack straight away and only a superb save from Murphy prevented them from taking the lead. McCleary's driven cross was flicked goalwards by Reid and the goalkeeper somehow managed to turn it away. However, there was little Murphy could do to stop McCleary's effort shortly afterwards. McCleary carried the ball from inside his own half, cut infield and then squeezed a left-footed shot inside the near post from 18 yards out. That seemed to knock the wind out of Coventry, who were left totally deflated when Findley struck in the 86th minute. The USA international controlled Andy Reid's cross on his chest then slotted his shot under Murphy to give Forest a first win at the City Ground since November 19.

Form Guide

    WLLLDL
  • Nottm Forest
  • VS
  • Coventry
  • LWLLLW

Last Meetings

  • Coventry
  • 1 - 0
  • Nottm Forest
  • 15/10/2011
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 2
  • Nottm Forest
  • 01/02/2011
  • Nottm Forest
  • 2 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 09/11/2010
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 0
  • Nottm Forest
  • 09/02/2010
  • Nottm Forest
  • 2 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 28/12/2009
  • Nottm Forest
  • 1 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 18/04/2009

Top Scorers

Nottm Forest

  • M Tudgay 5
  • I Miller 3
  • L McGugan 2
  • J Lynch 2
  • G McCleary 2
  • R Findley 2
  • R Majewski 2
  • G Boateng 1
  • M Derbyshire 1
  • C Gunter 1

Coventry

  • G McSheffrey 3
  • G Deegan 3
  • C Platt 2
  • C Baker 1
  • S Clingan 1
  • R Wood 1
  • A Nimely 1
  • C McDonald 1
  • C Thomas 1

Goals

Nottm Forest

    • Total goals 73
    • Goals per game 24
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Coventry

    • Total goals 77
    • Goals per game 28
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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