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Last Updated: Saturday, 12 February, 2005, 17:27 GMT
Coventry 0-2 Burnley
Second-half goals from Burnley's John Oster and Ian Moore condemned Coventry to a fifth league defeat in a row.

Dele Adebola, Christian Negouai and Gary McSheffrey all went close as the home side created a string of chances.

But Oster struck for Burnley on 65 minutes with a chip over keeper Luke Steele after Tony Grant set him up.

Coventry's fate was sealed four minutes later when Steele failed to hold on to a cross and Moore helped Grant's shot on its way into the net.


  • Coventry manager Micky Adams:
    "It might yet get worse for the fans before it gets better - but what I can promise them is that it will get better.

    "The fans have every right to voice their displeasure because the performance we gave this afternoon was simply not good enough.

    "In the first half we did everything but score and we wanted more of that in the second half.

    "Instead we lost our shape for no particular reason other than bad decision-making from certain players."

  • Burnley manager Steve Cotterill:

    "We'd had to deal with plenty of pressure in the first half when we had to make sure we stood up to be counted instead of buckling.

    "We did that and then I thought we were much the better side in the second half.

    "We didn't go 4-4-2 out of any kind of disrespect for Coventry, it was just that we thought it would work for us today. I think we got it spot on tactically."


    Coventry: Steele, Whing, Williams, Leacock, Staunton (Giddings 66), Barrett, Doyle, Hughes (Wood 45), McSheffrey, Negouai (John 46), Adebola.
    Subs Not Used: Jorgensen, Shaw.

    Booked: John.

    Burnley: Jensen, Duff, McGreal, Cahill, Camara, Oster (Roche 88), Hyde, Grant, Valois, Branch, Moore.
    Subs Not Used: Coyne, O'Neill, Pilkington, Scott.

    Booked: Hyde, McGreal, Duff.

    Goals: Oster 64, Moore 69.

    Att: 13,236

    Ref: S Tanner (S Gloucestershire).





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