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Southampton 0-0 Coventry

Coventry and Southampton played out a lacklustre draw that did neither of the Championship relegation threatened clubs any favours.

Vincent Pericard squandered Saints' best chance of the first half but blazed over the bar after he was put through by Mario Licka.

Kaspar Schmeichel then denied Stern John who kept out Stern John's header with a spectacular save.

Michael Mifsud came close for City but Richard Wright dealt with his low shot.


  • Southampton manager Nigel Pearson:
    "A draw today doesn't do either team much good, but if you lose the ramifications are completely different.

    "If we go into every game with that attitude and commitment we will have a much better chance of survival.

    "There was always going to be a lot of pressure, but we'll play worse than that and win."

  • Coventry boss Chris Coleman:
    "Kasper Schmeichel reminds everyone of his dad Peter - he's got that presence and makes the goal look small.

    "He's got lots of confidence. He's still young and he's only going to get better. We're very happy to have him here.

    "We know we have to be better at the other end of the pitch but I'm convinced that when we get one, the goals will come back."


    Southampton: Richard Wright, Jermaine Wright, Thomas, Powell, Vignal, Viafara, Safri, Euell, Licka, John, Pericard (Wright-Phillips 70).
    Subs Not Used: Davis, Hammill, Surman, Ostlund.

    Coventry: Schmeichel, Osbourne, Ward, Dann, Fox, Doyle, Thornton (Gray 64), Stephen Hughes, Mifsud (Simpson 81), Best, Tabb.
    Subs Not Used: Marshall, Borrowdale, Duffy.

    Booked: Stephen Hughes, Best, Ward.

    Att: 22,014

    Ref: Clive Penton (Sussex).



    see also
    Coleman welcomes time with squad
    18 Mar 08 |  Coventry City
    Hull 5-0 Southampton
    15 Mar 08 |  Championship
    Coventry 0-0 Sheff Wed
    15 Mar 08 |  Championship


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