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The referee ends the match.
Close range shot by Marlon King clears the bar.
Effort on goal by Andy Reid from a long way out goes over the bar.
A cross is delivered by Andy Reid, Ched Evans takes a shot. Carl Baker gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Matthew Lowton by Marlon King results in a free kick. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.
Andy Reid delivers the ball, Kyle Bartley takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
Ched Evans takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Cranie.
The ball is delivered by Jamie Ward.
The ball is swung over by Jamie Ward, Mark Yeates has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Keiren Westwood makes a save.
The ball is sent over by Jamie Ward, clearance made by Richard Keogh.
The ball is swung over by Carl Baker, clearance made by Chris Morgan.
The ball is delivered by Andy Reid.
Mark Yeates fouled by Richard Keogh, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Reid restarts play with the free kick.
Jamie Ward gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carl Baker. Martin Cranie takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Matthew Lowton.
Chris Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Clive Platt. Strike comes in from Marlon King from the free kick.
Marlon King delivers the ball.
Foul by Ched Evans on Sammy Clingan, free kick awarded. Martin Cranie takes the free kick.
Gary McSheffrey leaves the field to be replaced by Jordan Clarke.
The ball is crossed by Jamie Ward, save by Keiren Westwood.
Marlon King on for Lukas Jutkiewicz.
Corner taken by Mark Yeates, save by Keiren Westwood.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Andy Reid, clearance made by Clive Platt.
Unfair challenge on Carl Baker by Matthew Lowton results in a free kick. Centre by Sammy Clingan, Clive Platt has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
(Coventry) makes a substitution, with Carl Baker coming on for Aron Gunnarsson. The assistant referee flags for offside against Jamie Ward. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
Unfair challenge on Leon Britton by Sammy Clingan results in a free kick. Matthew Lowton takes the free kick.
Effort on goal by Ched Evans from 25 yards. Save made by Keiren Westwood.
Johnny Ertl goes off and Ched Evans comes on. Richard Cresswell is ruled offside. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
Mark Yeates sends in a cross, Richard Cresswell has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.
Jamie Ward takes a short corner, Centre by Andy Reid, Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gary McSheffrey, save by Steve Simonsen. Richard Wood takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clive Platt by Kyle Bartley. Sammy Clingan shoots direct from the free kick, Kyle Bartley gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sammy Clingan on Jamie Ward. Andy Reid shoots direct from the free kick,
Andy Reid produces a cross.
The ball is crossed by Matthew Lowton, Ben Turner makes a clearance.
Andy Reid replaces Stephen Quinn. Richard Keogh fouled by Jamie Ward, the ref awards a free kick. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Mark Yeates by Gary McSheffrey results in a free kick. Matthew Lowton takes the free kick.
Chris Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Lukas Jutkiewicz. Sammy Clingan shoots direct from the free kick, save by Steve Simonsen. Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Blocked by Nyron Nosworthy. Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line, save by Steve Simonsen.
Stephen Quinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Carsley. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.
The referee starts the second half.
Andy Taylor goes off and Matthew Lowton comes on.
The half-time whistle blows.
Aron Gunnarsson crosses the ball, save made by Steve Simonsen.
Jamie Ward produces a right-footed shot from inside the penalty area and hits the post.
Centre by Mark Yeates, Header by Stephen Quinn from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Corner taken left-footed by Andy Taylor, save made by Keiren Westwood.
The ball is delivered by Mark Yeates, clearance made by Ben Turner.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Mark Yeates. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Richard Keogh, save by Steve Simonsen.
Centre by Lukas Jutkiewicz, Shot from just outside the box by Sammy Clingan misses to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell by Ben Turner. Andy Taylor delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, comfortable save by Keiren Westwood.
The ball is sent over by Aron Gunnarsson.
Effort on goal by Stephen Quinn from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
Mark Yeates takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Richard Wood.
Mark Yeates delivers the ball, blocked by Sammy Clingan.
Corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey to the near post, clearance by Richard Cresswell.
Aron Gunnarsson sends in a cross, Leon Britton gets a block in.
Lukas Jutkiewicz is penalised for a handball. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Carsley on Leon Britton. Leon Britton takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Jamie Ward, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.
Gary McSheffrey grabs a headed goal from close in. Sheff Utd 0-1 Coventry.The assist for the goal came from Richard Keogh.
Chris Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Clive Platt. Gary McSheffrey produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Corner taken by Mark Yeates, clearance made by Richard Keogh.
The ball is delivered by Jamie Ward, Richard Wood makes a clearance. Jamie Ward delivers the ball, clearance made by Richard Keogh.
The ball is sent over by Stephen Quinn, clearance made by Richard Wood.
The ball is crossed by Sammy Clingan.
Andy Taylor produces a cross.
Inswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Steve Simonsen.
Andy Taylor challenges Aron Gunnarsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Nyron Nosworthy by Clive Platt results in a free kick. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Stephen Quinn.
Richard Cresswell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Wood. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
Mark Yeates takes a shot. Martin Cranie gets a block in. Corner taken by Mark Yeates from the right by-line.
Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball, comfortable save by Steve Simonsen.
Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Richard Cresswell.
Stephen Quinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Cranie. Sammy Clingan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Kyle Bartley makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Chris Morgan. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Sammy Clingan, blocked by Leon Britton.
Shot on goal by Richard Cresswell from just inside the area goes over the target.
The referee gets the game started.
Montgomery may be back for Blades
Nick Montgomery could return for Sheffield United against Coventry but on-loan defender Ritchie De Laet has returned to Manchester United.
Manager Gary Speed is hoping to extend De Laet's loan deal but the Belgian will not be available for the visit of the Sky Blues so Andy Taylor and Matt Lowton will vie for a starting place at full-back.
Montgomery, rated 50/50, has missed the last three games due to an Achilles injury which last week required an injection.
Another defender, Stephen Jordan, remains sidelined due to a hamstring strain but Ched Evans is back in contention following a recurrence of a groin injury.
Speed must decide whether to recall Evans or Jamie Ward to his starting line-up or retain the partnership of Richard Cresswell and Daniel Bogdanovic as the Blades chase only their second win in seven league matches.
Coventry boss Aidy Boothroyd is hoping Clive Platt, Ben Turner and Richard Wood all prove their fitness ahead of the trip as he looks to name an unchanged XI for the fourth successive match.
Striker Platt and central defensive pairing Turner and Wood have each picked up slight knocks but are expected to come through and train ahead of the Bramall Lane clash.
Striker Marlon King could travel to South Yorkshire having recovered from the hamstring injury that ruled him out of last weekend`s 3-0 victory over Barnsley, although his involvement remains to be seen with Boothroyd unlikely to take any risks with his fitness.
Freddy Eastwood (knee) and Chris Hussey (metatarsal) are back in training but Saturday is expected to come too soon for them both.
David Bell, Stephen O'Halloran and Gary Deegan are also close to making their returns from long-term injury and are expected to be back in the fold soon.
The sixth-placed Sky Blues will be looking to continue their impressive form and register their first victory at Bramall Lane since September 2001 against a United side who are struggling to find top gear.
McSheffrey piles pressure on Blades
Gary McSheffrey's first-half header was enough to condemn Sheffield United to another home defeat and lift Coventry up to fourth place in the npower Championship courtesy of a 1-0 win.
McSheffrey outjumped the Blades defence at the far post to head home Richard Keogh's flick-on to clinch Aidy Boothroyd's side their first back-to-backs wins of the season.
The Blades, who twice hit the woodwork in the first half through Stephen Quinn and Jamie Ward, were made to pay for failing to convert their chances in front of a crowd of 20,059, who witnessed their side's fourth home league defeat of the season.
Gary Speed's side, whose last home win was against Portsmouth in mid-September, are four points above the relegation zone.
Andy Reid, signed on loan from Sunderland yesterday, started on the bench for the Blades, who dominated the early stages.
Richard Cresswell fired off target in the third minute, Mark Yeates saw his shot from the edge of the penalty area blocked by Coventry defender Martin Cranie and Stephen Quinn hit the crossbar with a stunning 25-yard volley.
But Coventry struck the home side a blow with their first attack on the Blades' goal. Richard Keogh headed the ball back across the six-yard box and McSheffrey outjumped the home defence at the far post to head the ball into the top corner.
Quinn tried his luck with another volley from similar distance but failed to hit the target and after Sammy Clingan fired in a rare shot for the visitors from Lukas Jutkiewicz's cross, the Blades hit the woodwork again, this time when Jamie Ward's shot from 12 yards struck the post.
United were nearly made to pay again for their wayward finishing two minutes after the restart when Clingan's 30-yard free-kick forced Steve Simonsen into a fine save and Blades defender Nyron Nosworthy blocked Jutkiewicz's volley from the rebound.
The Sky Blues were full of confidence at this stage and Blades boss Speed sent on Reid for Quinn in a bid to unlock the visitors' well organised defence in the 57th minute.
The home side responded, with Cresswell going close with a header from Yeates' cross and Speed then sent on striker Ched Evans for defender Johnny Ertl.
But it was the visitors who threatened to extend their lead in the 70th minute when Clive Platt headed Clingan's free-kick the wrong side of the post, while substitute Marlon King, on for Jutkiewicz, curled a 20-yard free-kick wide in the 78th minute.
The Blades were full of endeavour in their bid to rescue a point in the closing stages, but apart from long-range efforts from Evans and Reid in the six minutes of time added on failed to create further clear-cut chances.
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