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  • Date:14 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Vicarage Road Stadium
  • Buckley (45) Eustace (57)
  • Bell (87) Jutkiewicz - pen (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

97mins

The ball is sent over by Jordon Mutch, save made by Michael Quirke.

96mins

David Bell has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

96mins

Corner taken right-footed by David Bell, Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance.

96mins

Michael Doyle takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.

95mins

Unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Danny Graham results in a free kick. Michael Quirke restarts play with the free kick.

95mins

The ball is swung over by Don Cowie, Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

94mins

David Bell delivers the ball, Scott Loach makes a save.

93mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Turner on Martin Taylor. Centre by John Eustace, Close range headed effort by Martin Taylor misses to the right of the target.

93mins

Ben Turner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Taylor. A cross is delivered by John Eustace, Headed effort from close range by Martin Taylor goes wide left of the target.

92mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Clive Platt on Martin Taylor. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

89mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Bell, Lloyd Doyley gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh. Lloyd Doyley goes into the book for dissent. Penalty taken left-footed by Lukas Jutkiewicz and scored. Watford 2-2 Coventry.

89mins

Corner taken by David Bell from the right by-line, Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Lloyd Doyley. The referee shows John Eustace a yellow card for dissent. Penalty taken left-footed by Lukas Jutkiewicz and scored. Watford 2-2 Coventry.

88mins

David Bell fires in a goal from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Watford 2-1 Coventry.

88mins

Inswinging corner taken by David Bell, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.

87mins

A cross is delivered by Lukas Jutkiewicz, Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance.

86mins

Michael Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Graham. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.

86mins

Michael Doyle takes a shot. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa.

85mins

Outswinging corner taken by David Bell from the right by-line, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.

85mins

Centre by Lukas Jutkiewicz, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.

85mins

The official flags Danny Graham offside. Indirect free kick taken by Martin Cranie.

83mins

A cross is delivered by David Bell, clearance by Martin Taylor.

82mins

Troy Deeney challenges Martin Cranie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Quirke.

82mins

Danny Graham sends in a cross.

81mins

The ball is swung over by Stephen McGinn, clearance made by Nathan Cameron.

80mins

The ball is delivered by Danny Graham, Martin Cranie manages to make a clearance.

79mins

The ball is swung over by Lukas Jutkiewicz, Aron Gunnarsson has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

79mins

Danny Graham is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Carsley.

78mins

The ball is delivered by Jordon Mutch, Nathan Cameron makes a clearance.

76mins

Don Cowie is ruled offside. Jordon Mutch joins the action as a substitute, replacing Will Buckley. Troy Deeney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marvin Sordell. Michael Quirke takes the indirect free kick.

75mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Bell.

73mins

Michael Doyle has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

73mins

A cross is delivered by Martin Cranie, Lloyd Doyley makes a clearance.

72mins

Danny Graham crosses the ball.

70mins

Corner taken by Don Cowie, John Eustace gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Cranie. Michael Quirke takes the direct free kick.

68mins

Effort on goal by David Bell from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

66mins

A cross is delivered by Richard Keogh, blocked by Martin Taylor.

64mins

Clive Platt replaces Freddy Eastwood. Aron Gunnarsson is brought on as a substitute for Gary McSheffrey.

60mins

Inswinging corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line, clearance made by John Eustace.

58mins

Goal scored by John Eustace from inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Watford 2-0 Coventry.

58mins

Corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the right by-line, clearance made by Nathan Cameron.

58mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie, David Bell makes a clearance.

58mins

The ball is delivered by Lloyd Doyley, blocked by Nathan Cameron.

54mins

Lee Hodson sends in a cross.

53mins

Lloyd Doyley crosses the ball, clearance by Lee Carsley.

53mins

Lloyd Doyley sends in a cross, Nathan Cameron makes a clearance.

52mins

Corner from left by-line taken by Don Cowie.

50mins

Stephen McGinn has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

49mins

The ball is sent over by Don Cowie, clearance by Nathan Cameron.

49mins

Unfair challenge on Danny Graham by Richard Keogh results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Eustace.

48mins

Unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey by John Eustace results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Bell from left channel.

47mins

The ball is swung over by Lee Hodson, Will Buckley finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Watford 1-0 Coventry.Lee Hodson provided the assist for the goal.

46mins

The ball is swung over by Gary McSheffrey.

45mins

Will Buckley sends in a cross, Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.

43mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marvin Sordell on Ben Turner. Michael Quirke takes the direct free kick.

43mins

Unfair challenge on Stephen McGinn by Gary McSheffrey results in a free kick. John Eustace restarts play with the free kick.

42mins

David Bell delivers the ball, save made by Scott Loach.

41mins

Foul by Will Buckley on David Bell, free kick awarded. Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save made by Scott Loach.

40mins

The ball is crossed by Gary McSheffrey, blocked by Lee Hodson.

40mins

The ball is crossed by Gary McSheffrey, blocked by John Eustace.

39mins

Don Cowie sends in a cross.

35mins

Danny Graham is ruled offside. Michael Quirke takes the free kick.

35mins

Danny Graham takes a shot. Ben Turner gets a block in.

33mins

Richard Keogh sends in a cross, save made by Scott Loach.

32mins

Short corner taken by Don Cowie.

32mins

Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save made by Michael Quirke.

31mins

A cross is delivered by Don Cowie, Nathan Cameron manages to make a clearance.

29mins

Danny Graham is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Michael Quirke.

28mins

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

27mins

John Eustace challenges Lukas Jutkiewicz unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Bell crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Martin Taylor manages to make a clearance.

25mins

Don Cowie crosses the ball.

24mins

Danny Graham is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Quirke.

22mins

Stephen McGinn produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

21mins

Ben Turner fouled by Danny Graham, the ref awards a free kick. Nathan Cameron takes the free kick.

20mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Graham by Michael Doyle. Don Cowie has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

18mins

Iain Turner leaves the field to be replaced by Michael Quirke.

15mins

The ball is delivered by Marvin Sordell.

14mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz challenges Adrian Mariappa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

12mins

Lee Hodson sends in a cross, Lee Carsley makes a clearance.

12mins

Don Cowie decides to take the corner short.

9mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the right by-line.

9mins

A cross is delivered by Marvin Sordell, Will Buckley takes a shot. Ben Turner gets a block in.

8mins

Corner taken by Don Cowie.

7mins

Unfair challenge on Lee Hodson by Gary McSheffrey results in a free kick. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

5mins

The ball is delivered by Adrian Mariappa, blocked by Gary McSheffrey.

5mins

Don Cowie decides to take a short corner.

5mins

Centre by Will Buckley, Martin Cranie manages to make a clearance.

4mins

Effort from a long way out by John Eustace goes wide left of the net.

1mins

Lukas Jutkiewicz has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

The game kicks-off.

It is the end of the first-half.

The game restarts for the second half.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Loach back for Hornets Watford boss Malky Mackay will recall new England goalkeeper Scott Loach to his side for the visit of Coventry. Loach missed the 3-0 Carling Cup win at Aldershot in midweek after his surprise call-up to the England squad but will be back between the posts when former boss Aidy Boothroyd returns to Vicarage Road. Back-up keeper Rene Gilmartin made his debut in midweek but will not be on the bench as he has a knock. Mackay named a strong side against the Shots and was rewarded as striker Danny Graham scored twice to take his tally to four in two games. New signing Troy Deeney is likely to be on the bench again as he waits for his full debut following his #500,000 switch from Walsall. Defender Dale Bennett returned from injury to be on the bench in midweek, meaning Mackay has no injury concerns. Coventry travel with a virtually fully-fit squad as they look to continue their 100% record in the Championship. Goalkeeper Keiren Westwood and midfielders Aron Gunnarsson and Sammy Clingan have all returned from midweek international duty unscathed and will make the trip to Vicarage Road. Back-up keeper Michael Quirke will again be on the bench following Colin Doyle`s return to Birmingham after just one game on loan at the Sky Blues, although manager Aidy Boothroyd is keen to recapture his services. Defender Martin Cranie missed Tuesday`s disappointing Carling Cup exit at Morecambe as he was rested after last weekend`s 2-0 league win over Portsmouth but he has now recovered and is ready. Winger Michael McIndoe shrugged off a back complaint to start against the Shrimps, as did centre-back Richard Wood (neck). That just leaves long-term absentees Gary Deegan (ankle) and Isaac Osbourne (knee) on the sidelines as Boothroyd makes his return to the club he led to the Premier League back in 2005/06.

Formation:442Manager: M Mackay

Watford

Formation: 442Manager: Adrian Boothroyd

Coventry

  • Scott Loach
  • Lee Hodson
  • Martin Taylor
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Lloyd Doyley
  • John Eustace
  • Don Cowie
  • Will Buckley
  • Stephen McGinn
  • Danny Graham
  • Marvin Sordell
  • SUBS
  • Jonathan Bond
  • Troy Deeney
  • Ross Jenkins
  • Michael Bryan
  • Dale Bennett
  • Jordon Mutch
  • Liam Henderson

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Match Report

Sky Blues hit back for late point Late goals from David Bell and Lukas Jutkiewicz saw Coventry battle back to salvage a 2-2 draw at Watford. The Sky Blues had struggled to trouble the Hornets' backline and fell behind when Will Buckley headed home on the stroke of half-time. And Aidy Boothroyd, who led the Hornets to promotion to the Premier League in 2005/06, saw his current side slip further behind when John Eustace struck just before the hour mark. However, Bell fired home from 25 yards in the 88th minute to reduce the deficit before Jutkiewicz levelled from the spot two minutes later. The hosts had Scott Loach back between the sticks following the goalkeeper's shock call-up to to the England squad in midweek, which forced Rene Gilmartin to fill in for the 3-0 Carling Cup win at Aldershot. Boothroyd had a virtually fully-fit squad as they looked to bounce back from their Carling Cup exit at Morecambe, but suffered a blow after just 18 minutes when on-loan goalkeeper Iain Turner was forced off by injury. The 26-year-old had only arrived at the Ricoh Arena on an emergency loan deal on Saturday morning as cover for Keiren Westwood, who missed the trip due to a family bereavement, but was replaced by Michael Quirke without even having a save to make for the Sky Blues. Neither side managed to create much of note in the opening stages, with Jutkiewicz firing a long-range effort wide of Loach's goal in the first minute before Buckley saw his strike blocked by Ben Turner at the other end. Quirke, who was making his first-team debut for the Sky Blues, had to make a smart save on the half-hour mark following a close-range effort from Marvin Sordell. However, the 18-year-old academy product could do nothing to stop Buckley from heading home in first-half injury-time following a cross from Lee Hodson. The Sky Blues failed to provide a response following the break and slipped further behind in the 58th minute. Don Cowie's outswinging corner was only partially cleared by Nathan Cameron, allowing veteran midfielder Eustace to acrobatically fire past Quirke. Boothroyd made a double change shortly after the hour mark in an attempt to inject some life into his side, Clive Platt coming on for Freddy Eastwood and Aron Gunnarsson replacing Gary McSheffrey. But the Sky Blues remained limited to speculative efforts, with Bell and Michael Doyle failing to hit the target from range, before Gunnarsson headed over from just six yards. However, Loach was beaten two minutes from time by a powerful drive from Bell to reduce the deficit. Just two minutes later the Sky Blues had the chance to pull level when Lloyd Doyley fouled Richard Keogh in the box and Jutkiewicz made no mistake as he fired home.

possession


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