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Highlights - Portsmouth 0-3 Coventry

Portsmouth 0-3 Coventry

Two Marlon King penalties helped Coventry move closer to Championship safety at Fratton Park.

King converted his first of the night after Ricardo Rocha had fouled Gary McSheffrey in the box.

Portsmouth's David Nugent had a goal ruled out for offside, before McSheffrey doubled the lead after the break with a header.

King scored his second from the spot after a handball by Hayden Mullins, who was sent off for the incident.

The victory over their mid-table opponents leaves the Sky Blues five places above the drop zone - 12 points ahead of third-from-bottom Scunthorpe.

The visitors had began nervously when a Dave Kitson header from a Greg Halford free-kick forced Keiren Westwood into a fine save, while, moments later, Danny Webber blazed over from the edge of the area.

However, despite their early promise, Steve Cotterill's side found themselves trailling in the 19th minute when Rocha was adjudged to have impeded McSheffrey and King made no mistake with the penalty.

King almost turned provider when his drilled cross narrowly eluded McSheffrey and Lukas Jutkiewicz.

An angled Webber strike forced another impressive stop from Westwood.

Nugent thought he had equalised when he turned in a Mullins cross via a Webber deflection, however referee Dean Whitestone ruled that the former was in an offside position.

Ritchie De Laet should have done better after dispossessing Cranie, however, his cross to Kitson proved awkward for the former Reading man to control and the chance went abegging.

After the break, Ashdown palmed away a Jutkiewicz long-range effort, and from the resulting corner Aron Gunnarsson hit the bar with his powerful header.

In the 58th minute, McSheffrey made Coventry's aerial threat tell when he nodded in Keogh's centre.

Pompey were almost handed a lifeline when a panicking Cranie smacked a clearance against his own bar.

But the result was was put beyond doubt when Mullins was red-carded for handling Jutkiewicz's goal-bound shot and King slammed home the penalty to take his season's tally to 10.

And Pompey's miserable night was complete when Kitson had a late header kept out by his team-mate Halford.

Portsmouth   0 - 3   Coventry

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Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Portsmouth 0-3 Coventry FT
(HT 0-1)
    • King (pen) 19
    • McSheffrey 58
    • King (pen) 70

    Portsmouth

    • 01 Ashdown
    • 02 Halford
    • 05 De Laet yellow card
    • 06 Hreidarsson
    • 20 Ward (Lawrence 60)
    • 33 Rocha yellow card
    • 08 Mullins red card
    • 14 Hogg
    • 09 Webber (Cotterill 75 yellow card)
    • 10 Nugent yellow card (Dickinson 84)
    • 18 Kitson

    Substitutes

    • 37 Flahavan,
    • 03 Dickinson,
    • 04 Mokoena,
    • 07 Lawrence,
    • 17 Cotterill,
    • 24 Ciftci,
    • 27 Kanu

    Coventry

    • 01 Westwood
    • 02 Keogh
    • 14 Hussey
    • 15 Cranie
    • 30 Cameron
    • 04 Clingan
    • 07 Bell yellow card
    • 17 Gunnarsson
    • 09 King
    • 11 Jutkiewicz (Platt 81)
    • 19 McSheffrey (Baker 66)

    Substitutes

    • 33 Quirke,
    • 03 O'Halloran,
    • 12 Deegan,
    • 18 Baker,
    • 21 McIndoe,
    • 22 Platt,
    • 29 O'Donovan
    Ref: WhitestoneAtt: 13,132
    PORTSMOUTH
    COVENTRY

    Possession

    • Portsmouth 50%
    • Coventry 50%

    Attempts on target

    • Portsmouth 7
    • Coventry 2

    Attempts off target

    • Portsmouth 6
    • Coventry 5

    Corners

    • Portsmouth 7
    • Coventry 3

    Fouls

    • Portsmouth 17
    • Coventry 12
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:14 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • 90:00+4:24 Liam Lawrence takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.
    • 90:00+4:04 The official flags Clive Platt offside. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+3:38 Booking Ritchie De Laet goes into the referee's book.
    • 90:00+3:02 Ritchie De Laet concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Hussey. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+2:37 Foul by Clive Platt on Greg Halford, free kick awarded. Ricardo Rocha takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+1:15 David Bell challenges Liam Lawrence unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Lawrence takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+1:15 Booking Booking for David Bell for unsporting behaviour.
    • 90:00+0:16 Carl Baker challenges Greg Halford unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.
    • 89:06 The ball is sent over by Liam Lawrence, save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 88:25 Liam Lawrence sends in a cross, Dave Kitson takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.
    • 87:37 Jonathan Hogg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carl Baker. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
    • 86:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ricardo Rocha by Clive Platt. Ricardo Rocha restarts play with the free kick.
    • 84:33 David Cotterill challenges Chris Hussey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 83:24 Substitution Carl Dickinson on for David Nugent.
    • 83:05 Booking David Cotterill is booked.
    • 82:27 David Nugent gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Hussey. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 81:09 Foul by Clive Platt on Greg Halford, free kick awarded. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.
    • 80:17 David Nugent concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Hussey. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
    • 80:17 Substitution Lukas Jutkiewicz goes off and Clive Platt comes on.
    • 79:44 Liam Lawrence takes a inswinging corner to the near post.
    • 78:46 Liam Lawrence takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 78:20 Liam Lawrence fouled by Carl Baker, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Lawrence takes the free kick.
    • 76:07 Close range shot by Dave Kitson goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 75:41 Nathan Cameron challenges Dave Kitson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Lawrence takes the free kick.
    • 74:19 Substitution Danny Webber goes off and David Cotterill comes on.
    • 73:38 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Liam Lawrence, Hermann Hreidarsson takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 73:13 Corner taken by Liam Lawrence, clearance made by Martin Cranie.
    • 73:03 The ball is swung over by Ritchie De Laet, Chris Hussey gets a block in.
    • 70:50 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence, Hermann Hreidarsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Cranie. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 69:36 Hayden Mullins is adjudged to have handled the ball.
    • 69:36 GOAL - Marlon KingPortsmouth 0 - 3 Coventry Penalty scored by Marlon King. Portsmouth 0-3 Coventry.
    • 68:20 Sent off Hayden Mullins receives a red card for deliberate handball.
    • 66:55 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Carl Baker from the right by-line, Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot.
    • 66:02 Shot on goal by Danny Webber from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
    • 65:03 Substitution Carl Baker replaces Gary McSheffrey.
    • 60:21 Hermann Hreidarsson takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 59:31 David Nugent fouled by Nathan Cameron, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Greg Halford.
    • 59:31 Substitution Joel Ward leaves the field to be replaced by Liam Lawrence.
    • 59:31 Booking Booking for David Nugent.
    • Correction - 57:48 Richard Keogh provided the assist for the goal.
    • 57:48 Assist by Aron Gunnarsson.
    • 57:48 GOAL - Gary McSheffreyPortsmouth 0 - 2 Coventry Gary McSheffrey finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Portsmouth 0-2 Coventry.
    • 55:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dave Kitson on Sammy Clingan. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.
    • 53:56 The official flags Lukas Jutkiewicz offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
    • 52:57 David Nugent takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 52:42 Aron Gunnarsson produces a cross, Greg Halford manages to make a clearance.
    • 51:23 Corner taken by Sammy Clingan, Close range header by Aron Gunnarsson misses to the right of the target.
    • 51:23 Booking Ricardo Rocha shown a yellow card.
    • 50:29 Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Jamie Ashdown makes a save.
    • 49:22 Handball by David Nugent. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 46:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey by Hermann Hreidarsson. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 46:32 Hayden Mullins takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Gary McSheffrey.
    • 46:26 Dave Kitson crosses the ball, clearance by Nathan Cameron.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:13 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 45:00+1:50 Danny Webber challenges Chris Hussey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
    • 45:00+1:15 Ritchie De Laet delivers the ball, Sammy Clingan manages to make a clearance.
    • 43:24 Close range effort by Aron Gunnarsson goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 40:52 The ball is swung over by Hermann Hreidarsson, Sammy Clingan gets a block in.
    • 40:07 Gary McSheffrey produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 39:38 Hayden Mullins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz. Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
    • 39:00 David Nugent is caught offside. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 38:33 Centre by Hayden Mullins, clearance by David Bell.
    • 35:26 Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey, clearance by Hermann Hreidarsson.
    • 35:21 Gary McSheffrey produces a cross, clearance made by Ricardo Rocha.
    • 33:09 David Bell crosses the ball, clearance by Greg Halford.
    • 32:45 Richard Keogh delivers the ball, clearance made by Hermann Hreidarsson.
    • 31:59 Hayden Mullins takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Sammy Clingan.
    • 31:40 Danny Webber takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 30:22 Marlon King has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
    • 29:39 Hermann Hreidarsson crosses the ball.
    • 28:07 Jonathan Hogg sends in a cross, clearance by Martin Cranie.
    • 27:16 Marlon King delivers the ball, Jamie Ashdown makes a save.
    • 26:36 Free kick awarded for a foul by Hayden Mullins on Gary McSheffrey. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 25:40 The ball is delivered by Sammy Clingan, Greg Halford makes a clearance.
    • 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. Chris Hussey gets a block in.
    • 19:54 Headed effort from close range by Hermann Hreidarsson goes wide left of the target.
    • 19:21 Gary McSheffrey concedes a free kick for a foul on Ritchie De Laet. Greg Halford restarts play with the free kick.
    • 18:48 Penalty awarded for a foul by Ricardo Rocha on Gary McSheffrey.
    • 18:48 GOAL - Marlon KingPortsmouth 0 - 1 Coventry Marlon King scores a penalty. Portsmouth 0-1 Coventry.
    • 17:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ritchie De Laet on Lukas Jutkiewicz. Chris Hussey takes the free kick.
    • 16:13 Aron Gunnarsson delivers the ball, Ricardo Rocha makes a clearance.
    • 15:46 Foul by Ritchie De Laet on Lukas Jutkiewicz, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
    • 13:51 Unfair challenge on David Bell by Hayden Mullins results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Martin Cranie.
    • 10:33 Effort from the edge of the area by Danny Webber goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 9:30 Dave Kitson takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.
    • 9:03 Richard Keogh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson. Greg Halford restarts play with the free kick.
    • 7:50 Unfair challenge on Joel Ward by David Bell results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Greg Halford.
    • 4:55 Ritchie De Laet delivers the ball.
    • 3:34 Hayden Mullins concedes a free kick for a foul on Aron Gunnarsson. Aron Gunnarsson takes the free kick.
    • 1:43 Ritchie De Laet challenges Lukas Jutkiewicz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 0:13 Corner from right by-line taken by Hayden Mullins.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 12 Apr 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 41 38 82
    2 Cardiff 41 21 72
    3 Norwich 41 18 71
    4 Swansea 41 19 70
    5 Reading 41 24 69
    6 Leeds 41 10 64
    7 Nott'm Forest 41 11 63
    8 Millwall 41 13 61
    9 Leicester 41 4 60
    10 Hull 41 4 60
    11 Watford 41 11 57
    12 Burnley 40 0 57
    13 Ipswich 41 1 56
    14 Portsmouth 41 -3 55
    15 Bristol City 41 -5 54
    16 Barnsley 41 -11 50
    17 Coventry 41 -4 49
    18 Middlesbrough 40 -7 49
    19 Derby 41 -7 48
    20 Doncaster 41 -21 45
    21 Crystal Palace 41 -22 43
    22 Scunthorpe 41 -40 37
    23 Preston 41 -23 36
    24 Sheff Utd 41 -31 35

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