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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

93:49 +3.49

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

91:31 +1.31

The ball is crossed by Gary McSheffrey.

90:34 +0.34

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

90:09 +0.09

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

90:02 +0.02

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

88:41

Freddy Eastwood replaces Gary Deegan.

87:42

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.

87:03

The ball is swung over by Richard Keogh.

85:34

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.

83:37

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

83:20

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

83:03

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

81:12

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

78:25

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

77:16

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

76:00

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.

75:12

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

73:35

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

71:41

The ball is crossed by Carl Baker.

68:44

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

68:22

Andy Reid takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

66:22

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

66:15

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

64:37

Centre by Alex Nimely, save by Lee Camp.

63:57

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

63:20

The ball is sent over by Andy Reid.

60:53

The ball is delivered by Carl Baker.

60:23

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

60:08

Alex Nimely takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Chambers.

58:59

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

58:41

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

56:53

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.

55:48

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

54:23

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

53:50

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

53:01

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

51:11

Centre by Alex Nimely, Luke Chambers makes a clearance.

49:35

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

48:52

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

48:45

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

48:11

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

47:25

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

46:59

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

45:42

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

45:32

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

45:29 +0.29

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

45:08 +0.08

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

45:01

Robbie Findley on for Marcus Tudgay.

45:01

Scott Wootton goes off and Dexter Blackstock comes on.

44:48

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Blocked by George Elokobi.

43:58

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

43:49

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

42:41

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

42:31

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

42:17

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

41:46

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

41:16

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

40:56

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

40:15

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

39:41

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

38:40

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

37:01

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.

36:46

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

34:45

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

33:29

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

33:23

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

32:26

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

31:49

Cyrus Christie produces a cross, save by Lee Camp.

30:39

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

30:04

Scott Wootton crosses the ball.

29:01

Short corner worked by Andy Reid.

27:51

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

27:24

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

27:16

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

26:53

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

25:29

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

22:30

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

21:52

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

21:10

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

19:07

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

18:40

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

16:40

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

14:48

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

14:38

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

12:54

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

12:26

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

11:02

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

10:36

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.

10:02

Carl Baker delivers the ball.

9:42

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

9:06

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

8:56

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

8:38

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

7:19

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

5:23

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

3:02

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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