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  • Date:12 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Fratton Park
  • Attendance:13,132
  • King - pen (18) McSheffrey (57)
    McSheffrey (57) King - pen (69)
Goal!

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94:24 +4.24

Liam Lawrence takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.

94:04 +4.04

Clive Platt is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.

93:38 +3.38

Ritchie De Laet is booked.

93:02 +3.02

Foul by Ritchie De Laet on Chris Hussey, free kick awarded. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.

92:37 +2.37

Unfair challenge on Greg Halford by Clive Platt results in a free kick. Ricardo Rocha restarts play with the free kick.

91:15 +1.15

David Bell is shown a yellow card. Foul by David Bell on Liam Lawrence, free kick awarded. Liam Lawrence restarts play with the free kick.

90:16 +0.16

Unfair challenge on Greg Halford by Carl Baker results in a free kick. Jamie Ashdown takes the direct free kick.

89:06

The ball is sent over by Liam Lawrence, Keiren Westwood makes a save.

88:25

A cross is delivered by Liam Lawrence, Dave Kitson takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.

87:37

Jonathan Hogg concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Baker. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.

86:07

Clive Platt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ricardo Rocha. Ricardo Rocha takes the direct free kick.

84:33

David Cotterill concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Hussey. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.

83:24

Carl Dickinson comes on in place of David Nugent.

83:05

David Cotterill is booked.

82:27

Unfair challenge on Chris Hussey by David Nugent results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

81:09

Unfair challenge on Greg Halford by Clive Platt results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.

80:17

Lukas Jutkiewicz goes off and Clive Platt comes on. Unfair challenge on Chris Hussey by David Nugent results in a free kick. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

79:44

Liam Lawrence takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.

78:46

Liam Lawrence takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.

78:20

Unfair challenge on Liam Lawrence by Carl Baker results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Lawrence.

76:07

Close range effort by Dave Kitson goes wide of the left-hand upright.

75:41

Dave Kitson fouled by Nathan Cameron, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Liam Lawrence.

74:19

David Cotterill replaces Danny Webber.

73:38

Corner from the left by-line taken by Liam Lawrence, Hermann Hreidarsson takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.

73:13

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, clearance by Martin Cranie.

73:03

Ritchie De Laet produces a cross, Chris Hussey gets a block in.

70:50

Outswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Hermann Hreidarsson on Martin Cranie. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

69:36

Penalty scored by Marlon King. Portsmouth 0-3 Coventry.Hayden Mullins is penalised for a handball.

68:20

Red card for Hayden Mullins.

66:55

Carl Baker takes the outswinging corner, Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot.

66:02

Effort on goal by Danny Webber from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

65:03

Gary McSheffrey goes off and Carl Baker comes on.

60:21

Hermann Hreidarsson takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.

59:31

Booking for David Nugent. Joel Ward leaves the field to be replaced by Liam Lawrence. Nathan Cameron challenges David Nugent unfairly and gives away a free kick. Greg Halford restarts play with the free kick.

57:48

Gary McSheffrey finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Portsmouth 0-2 Coventry.The assist for the goal came from Richard Keogh.

55:13

Dave Kitson concedes a free kick for a foul on Sammy Clingan. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.

53:56

Lukas Jutkiewicz is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.

52:57

David Nugent takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.

52:42

Aron Gunnarsson sends in a cross, clearance by Greg Halford.

51:23

The referee books Ricardo Rocha for persistent infringement. Inswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line, Header from close range by Aron Gunnarsson misses to the right of the goal.

50:29

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Jamie Ashdown makes a save.

49:22

David Nugent is penalised for a handball. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

46:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey by Hermann Hreidarsson. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.

46:50 +1.50

Danny Webber gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Hussey. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.

46:32

Corner taken by Hayden Mullins from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Gary McSheffrey.

46:26

The ball is swung over by Dave Kitson, Nathan Cameron makes a clearance.

46:15 +1.15

The ball is delivered by Ritchie De Laet, Sammy Clingan makes a clearance.

43:24

Shot from close range by Aron Gunnarsson misses to the right of the goal.

40:52

Hermann Hreidarsson delivers the ball, Sammy Clingan gets a block in.

40:07

Close range shot by Gary McSheffrey misses to the left of the goal.

39:38

Lukas Jutkiewicz fouled by Hayden Mullins, the ref awards a free kick. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.

39:00

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

38:33

Hayden Mullins sends in a cross, David Bell makes a clearance.

35:26

Corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey, Hermann Hreidarsson manages to make a clearance.

35:21

The ball is crossed by Gary McSheffrey, clearance made by Ricardo Rocha.

33:09

A cross is delivered by David Bell, Greg Halford makes a clearance.

32:45

The ball is delivered by Richard Keogh, clearance by Hermann Hreidarsson.

31:59

Hayden Mullins takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Sammy Clingan makes a clearance.

31:40

Danny Webber takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.

30:22

Marlon King produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

29:39

Hermann Hreidarsson sends in a cross.

28:07

Jonathan Hogg crosses the ball, clearance made by Martin Cranie.

27:16

Marlon King crosses the ball, save by Jamie Ashdown.

26:36

Hayden Mullins concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary McSheffrey. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.

25:40

A cross is delivered by Sammy Clingan, clearance by Greg Halford.

23:10

David Bell challenges Ricardo Rocha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Greg Halford.

22:27

Joel Ward takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Hussey.

19:54

Hermann Hreidarsson has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

19:21

Gary McSheffrey challenges Ritchie De Laet unfairly and gives away a free kick. Greg Halford restarts play with the free kick.

18:48

Penalty scored by Marlon King. Portsmouth 0-1 Coventry.Ricardo Rocha concedes a Penalty for a foul on Gary McSheffrey.

17:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Ritchie De Laet. Chris Hussey restarts play with the free kick.

16:13

The ball is sent over by Aron Gunnarsson, Ricardo Rocha makes a clearance.

15:46

Ritchie De Laet concedes a free kick for a foul on Lukas Jutkiewicz. Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.

13:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hayden Mullins on David Bell. Martin Cranie takes the free kick.

10:33

Effort from the edge of the box by Danny Webber goes wide of the right-hand upright.

9:30

Dave Kitson takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.

9:03

Unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Richard Keogh results in a free kick. Greg Halford restarts play with the free kick.

7:50

David Bell challenges Joel Ward unfairly and gives away a free kick. Greg Halford takes the direct free kick.

4:55

Ritchie De Laet crosses the ball.

3:34

Aron Gunnarsson fouled by Hayden Mullins, the ref awards a free kick. Aron Gunnarsson restarts play with the free kick.

1:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ritchie De Laet on Lukas Jutkiewicz. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.

0:13

Corner from right by-line taken by Hayden Mullins.

Match Preview

Lawrence worry for Pompey Liam Lawrence is an injury doubt for Portsmouth ahead of the clash with Coventry. The winger, who has only just recovered from a knee problem, pulled out of training on Friday with a sore hamstring which kept him out of the 1-1 draw with Preston. Pompey's skipper is now awaiting the results of another scan and could miss out at Fratton Park. Better news for boss Steve Cotterill is the return of Ricardo Rocha from a one-match ban. The Portuguese defender will go straight back in at centre-half with Aaron Mokoena likely to make way. Striker Danny Webber will be on the bench again having made two late substitute appearances since recovering from the cruciate injury which sidelined him for a year. Coventry youngster Jordan Clarke will again be assessed ahead of the trip. Full-back Clarke, 19, missed Saturday`s 2-2 draw at Derby with an ankle injury sustained in the previous weekend`s 2-0 victory over Watford. Otherwise, caretaker manager Andy Thorn is expected to have the same squad at his disposal at Fratton Park as he had against the Rams at the weekend. Striker Marlon King and winger Gary McSheffrey recovered from flu in time to start at Pride Park and the pair should again be involved on the south coast. Irishman Gary Deegan made his long-awaited comeback from a lengthy ankle injury as an unused substitute while fellow midfielder Carl Baker also recovered from an ankle knock of his own to come off the bench late on. Skipper Lee Carsley (Achilles) and defenders Richard Wood (groin), Ben Turner (knee) and James McPake (back) remain sidelined.

Formation:451Manager: Steve Cotterill

Portsmouth

Formation: 442Manager:

Coventry

  • Jamie Ashdown
  • Ritchie De Laet
  • Greg Halford
  • Ricardo Rocha
  • Hermann Hreidarsson
  • Joel Ward
  • Jonathan Hogg
  • Danny Webber
  • Hayden Mullins
  • David Nugent
  • Dave Kitson
  • SUBS
  • Darryl Flahavan
  • Carl Dickinson
  • Aaron Mokoena
  • Liam Lawrence
  • David Cotterill
  • Nadir Ciftci
  • Nwankwo Kanu

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Match Report

Sky Blues punish Pompey Coventry took a step closer to safety npower Championship with a 3-0 win over 10-man Portsmouth. Marlon King took his season's tally to 10 with two penalties and Gary McSheffrey also netted in the second half to give the Sky Blues just their third win in 21 games. Greg Halford's searching free-kick provided an early test for the visiting defence, with Dave Kitson's header forcing Keiren Westwood into a smart save. And moments later Danny Webber sprung the offside trap before firing over from the edge of the box. But it was the visitors who opened the scoring in the 19th minute when Ricardo Rocha fouled McSheffrey in the box and King stepped up to fire home the penalty. City were almost punished when Aron Gunnarsson conceded possession on the halfway line, allowing Webber to make progress down the right before laying the ball off for Joel Ward, whose powerful effort was well blocked by Chris Hussey. And only a timely intervention from Halford denied McSheffrey the chance to connect with Sammy Clingan's dangerous cross at the other end. A shining example of route one football handed Coventry a chance to double their advantage, with King latching onto Westwood's goal kick before drilling in a cross which just eluded McSheffrey and Lukas Jutkiewicz. The near miss triggered an immediate response from the hosts as Kitson found Webber inside box and he turned sharply before firing in a shot on the angle which Westwood saved. David Nugent then had his goal celebrations cut short after he turned in a Hayden Mullins cross which had bounced off the legs of Webber, who was adjudged offside. The hosts were handed a great opportunity to level the scores by former player Martin Cranie's lapse in concentration just before the break. The defender was caught in possession by Ritchie De Laet, who had Kitson to aim for in the box but his cross was wayward and the former Reading striker could not bring it under control and the chance was wasted. Jutkiewicz found his range early in the second half when he shrugged off two defenders and sent a dipping shot towards the top corner which Jamie Ashdown palmed over the bar. The resulting corner was delivered with some menace by Clingan and Gunnarsson directed a powerful header against the bar before Portsmouth smuggled the ball clear. Pompey failed to heed the warning and in the 58th minute McSheffrey made it 2-0 when he headed home from Richard Keogh's cross. They were almost handed a lifeline when Cranie lost his bearings and smacked a clearance against his own bar. But the result was was put beyond doubt when Mullins was dismissed for handling Jutkiewicz's goal-bound shot and King slammed in the penalty to move Coventry 12 points clear of the bottom three. Portsmouth's frustration was compounded when Kitson's late header was cleared off the line by team-mate Halford.

Form Guide

    WLDWLD
  • Portsmouth
  • VS
  • Coventry
  • DLDLWD

Last Meetings

  • Coventry
  • 2 - 0
  • Portsmouth
  • 07/08/2010
  • Coventry
  • 0 - 4
  • Portsmouth
  • 19/03/2003
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 19/10/2002
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 26/02/2002
  • Coventry
  • 2 - 0
  • Portsmouth
  • 22/09/2001
  • Coventry
  • 5 - 1
  • Portsmouth
  • 31/12/1966

Top Scorers

Portsmouth

  • D Nugent 11
  • D Kitson 8
  • G Halford 4
  • J Ward 3
  • N Kanu 2
  • H Mullins 2
  • M Brown 2
  • L Lawrence 2
  • A Mokoena 2
  • H Hreidarsson 1
  • I Sonko 1
  • D Cotterill 1
  • N Ciftci 1

Coventry

  • G McSheffrey 7
  • M King 6
  • 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

Goals

Portsmouth

    • Total goals 102
    • Goals per game 51
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Coventry

    • Total goals 96
    • Goals per game 45
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (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) 13 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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