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Thursday, 13 February, 2003, 01:15 GMT
Coventry 0-1 Burnley

Burnley notched their first away win since October with a win against Coventry.

Ian Cox headed Burnley's winner to round off an impressive display by the central defender.

But his team-mate and goalkeeper Nik Michopoulos was also to thank for keeping Coventry at bay.

Gary McSheffrey was the first to test Michopoulos, whose full-length dive to his left and fingertip save proved just enough to keep out a firm drive.

Andrew Whing almost sneaked one inside Michopoulos' post but the keeper made a smart save.

Poor form

Alan Moore wasted a decent opportunity at the other end as he was betrayed by poor control with home keeper Morten Hyldgaard making a comfortable save.

Cox showed considerably more composure in the penalty area when opening the scoring with a firm header from a well directed Robbie Blake free-kick.

Moore wasted a chance to double Burnley's lead in first-half stoppage-time with Hyldgaard turning an ambitious volley around the post.

Coventry, despite enjoying the majority of possession after the interval, failed to trouble Michopoulos.

Coventry player/manager McAllister whipped a trademark curler just wide of the left-hand upright and headed wide from Gary Caldwell's free-kick as Burnley held firm.

Dean West blocked Richie Partridge's drive and it needed a fabulously-timed tackle from Cox to snuff out the threat posed by the energetic McSheffrey.

But Coventry failed to find a way through and they have now failed to win in their last six league outings.


Coventry: Hyldgaard, Whing, Konjic, Shaw, Quinn, Pipe, Pead, McAllister, Caldwell, Holdsworth, McSheffrey. Subs: Partridge, Chippo, Debec, Bothroyd, Davenport.

Burnley: Michopoulos, West, Diallo, Cox, Branch, Cook, Grant, Alan Moore, Taylor, Ian Moore, Blake. Subs: Armstrong, Payton, McGregor, Papadopoulos, Waine.

Referee: G Cain (Merseyside)

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