Barnsley   2 - 0   Coventry

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Barnsley v Coventry

Barnsley v Coventry City

Andy Gray scored his 100th and 101st career goals as Barnsley sent Coventry into the Championship relegation zone with victory at a sweltering Oakwell.

Roy O'Donovan scuffed an early chance into the side netting for the visitors, who remain without an away league win.

In the 42nd minute Gray dispatched his spot-kick into the bottom corner after Chris Hussey handled in the area.

Jim O'Brien jinked behind the Coventry defence and sent a perfect cross for Gray to neatly tuck away his second.

It was Barnsley's first home league win of the campaign and after O'Donovan spurned his early opportunity they soon looked in command.

Ricardo Vaz Te should have done better with a header that sailed way over following a pinpoint cross from Danny Drinkwater.

Vaz Te was first to register a shot on target, his free-kick stinging the gloves of Joe Murphy in the Coventry goal.

Jacob Butterfield also wasted a useful opportunity when his weakly-struck left-footed shot bobbled wide but Gray recorded his century of goals in professional football to put the Tykes ahead after Hussey was adjudged to have handled after tumbling over in the area.

After the striker notched his second with an assured finish outstretched on the half-volley from inside the six-yard box, O'Brien almost made it three but his fizzing strike was kept out by Murphy.

Lukas Jutkiewicz, who had tested Luke Steele in the first half and frequently caused problems for the hosts with his pace, miscued in the latter stages while David Bell was also off target as problems mounted for Andy Thorn's Sky Blues.

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Saturday, 1 October 2011

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Barnsley 2-0 Coventry FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Gray (pen) 42
  • Gray 55

    Barnsley

    • 01 Steele
    • 02 Hassell (Wiseman 33)
    • 03 McEveley
    • 06 Foster
    • 15 McNulty
    • 05 Doyle
    • 08 O'Brien yellow card
    • 19 Butterfield
    • 20 Drinkwater
    • 18 Vaz Te (Park 82)
    • 27 Gray

    Substitutes

    • 12 Preece,
    • 14 Wiseman,
    • 17 Addison,
    • 21 Park,
    • 32 Rose

    Coventry

    • 01 Murphy
    • 02 Keogh
    • 03 Hussey yellow card (Christie 46)
    • 15 Cranie (Bell 49)
    • 30 Cameron
    • 04 Clingan
    • 12 Deegan
    • 32 Thomas
    • 09 Jutkiewicz
    • 11 McSheffrey
    • 19 O'Donovan (Platt 46)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Dunn,
    • 31 Christie,
    • 07 Bell,
    • 14 McDonald,
    • 22 Platt
    Ref: Geoff EltringhamAtt: 9,497
    BARNSLEY
    COVENTRY

    Possession

    • Barnsley 61%
    • Coventry 39%

    Attempts on target

    • Barnsley 6
    • Coventry 2

    Attempts off target

    • Barnsley 4
    • Coventry 5

    Corners

    • Barnsley 3
    • Coventry 8

    Fouls

    • Barnsley 9
    • Coventry 7
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:56 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 87:14 The ball is crossed by Conor Thomas, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Lukas Jutkiewicz goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 86:18 Andy Gray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.
    • 85:21 David Bell produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
    • 84:00 Inswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan, clearance made by Scott Wiseman.
    • 81:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jacob Butterfield by Gary Deegan. Nathan Doyle restarts play with the free kick.
    • 81:03 Substitution Cameron Park on for Ricardo Vaz Te.
    • 80:16 Centre by David Bell, Header on goal by Nathan Cameron from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 79:57 Gary Deegan fouled by Daniel Drinkwater, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Deegan.
    • 77:46 Sammy Clingan takes the inswinging corner, Luke Steele makes a save.
    • 74:01 Corner from the left by-line taken by Sammy Clingan, save by Luke Steele.
    • 71:56 Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield from the left by-line, Cyrus Christie manages to make a clearance.
    • 71:17 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Richard Keogh, clearance by Jay McEveley.
    • 69:07 Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot.
    • 62:19 Jim O'Brien takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.
    • 59:24 Free kick taken by Nathan Cameron.
    • 59:24 Booking Jim O'Brien goes into the referee's book.
    • 59:15 Jim O'Brien challenges Cyrus Christie unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 58:20 Jacob Butterfield has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 56:04 Centre by Sammy Clingan, Nathan Cameron takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele. Corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line, clearance by Daniel Drinkwater.
    • 54:29 Assist by Jim O'Brien.
    • 54:29 GOAL - Andy GrayBarnsley 2 - 0 Coventry A goal is scored by Andy Gray from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barnsley 2-0 Coventry.
    • 53:04 Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.
    • 52:04 Unfair challenge on Stephen Foster by Clive Platt results in a free kick. Luke Steele takes the direct free kick.
    • 48:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Cranie on Andy Gray. Strike comes in from Daniel Drinkwater from the free kick, save made by Joe Murphy. Inswinging corner taken by Jacob Butterfield, Headed effort from inside the area by Andy Gray misses to the left of the goal.
    • 48:15 Substitution Martin Cranie goes off and David Bell comes on.
    • 45:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Keogh on Ricardo Vaz Te. Jay McEveley takes the direct free kick.
    • 45:04 Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.
    • Correction - 45:01 Substitution Cyrus Christie on for Roy O'Donovan.
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • 45:01 Substitution Chris Hussey goes off and Cyrus Christie comes on.
    • 45:01 Substitution Roy O'Donovan goes off and Clive Platt comes on.
    • 45:01 Substitution Cyrus Christie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lukas Jutkiewicz.
    • 45:01 Substitution Clive Platt is brought on as a substitute for Roy O'Donovan.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:00 The ref blows to signal half-time.
    • 45:00+1:00 Outswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line, Jay McEveley manages to make a clearance.
    • 45:00+0:22 Scott Wiseman challenges Chris Hussey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
    • 41:22 GOAL - Andy GrayBarnsley 1 - 0 Coventry Power penalty scored by Andy Gray. Barnsley 1-0 Coventry.
    • 40:48 Booking Booking for Chris Hussey.
    • 39:34 Chris Hussey is adjudged to have handled the ball.
    • 38:52 Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.
    • 38:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jim O'Brien by Chris Hussey. Free kick crossed by Stephen Foster, clearance by Sammy Clingan.
    • 37:31 Ricardo Vaz Te is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
    • 34:47 Chris Hussey fouled by Scott Wiseman, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.
    • 32:24 Chris Hussey restarts play with the free kick.
    • 32:24 Substitution Scott Wiseman replaces Bobby Hassell.
    • 32:24 Jim O'Brien is caught offside.
    • 29:54 Jacob Butterfield produces a left-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
    • 27:39 Andy Gray challenges Nathan Cameron unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
    • 23:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Conor Thomas on Jacob Butterfield. Ricardo Vaz Te has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Joe Murphy makes a save.
    • 21:46 Chris Hussey concedes a free kick for a foul on Bobby Hassell. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Foster.
    • 19:31 Gary McSheffrey has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
    • 17:23 Ricardo Vaz Te is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Keogh.
    • 15:07 Gary McSheffrey fouled by Daniel Drinkwater, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sammy Clingan, Andy Gray makes a clearance.
    • 13:50 The assistant referee flags for offside against Gary McSheffrey. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Steele.
    • 13:01 Outswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line, clearance made by Jacob Butterfield.
    • 11:11 Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield. The ball is sent over by Daniel Drinkwater. Headed effort from the edge of the area by Ricardo Vaz Te goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 7:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Doyle on Gary McSheffrey. Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
    • 5:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ricardo Vaz Te on Richard Keogh. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
    • 4:47 Centre by Richard Keogh, clearance made by Bobby Hassell.
    • 1:25 Centre by Jim O'Brien, Martin Cranie makes a clearance.
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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    As it stood on 1 Oct 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Southampton 10 13 22
    2 Middlesbrough 10 8 20
    3 Derby 10 3 19
    4 West Ham 10 8 18
    5 Brighton 10 2 17
    6 Hull 10 0 17
    7 Blackpool 10 7 16
    8 Leicester 10 4 16
    9 Cardiff 10 3 16
    10 Ipswich 10 -2 16
    11 Leeds 9 2 14
    12 Crystal Palace 10 2 14
    13 Peterborough 10 3 13
    14 Burnley 9 1 12
    15 Reading 10 0 12
    16 Barnsley 10 0 12
    17 Watford 10 -7 10
    18 Portsmouth 10 -3 9
    19 Birmingham 7 -2 8
    20 Doncaster 10 -8 8
    21 Nott'm Forest 9 -9 8
    22 Coventry 10 -6 7
    23 Millwall 10 -7 7
    24 Bristol City 10 -12 6

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