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Coventry   0 - 1   Swansea

Sammy Clingan missed a first-half penalty for Coventry
Sammy Clingan missed a first-half penalty for Coventry

An Ashley Williams strike gave Swansea their first league win under manager Paulo Sousa and ended Coventry City's unbeaten start to the season.

The hosts blew a penalty, Sammy Clingan firing wide after Andrea Orlandi handled Aron Gunnarsson's long throw.

Swansea had got the better of the game with some confident play, though.

Their reward came after the break when a superb Nathan Dyer strike clattered the bar, falling to Williams who drove home across keeper Keiren Westwood.

The victory was Swansea's first at the Ricoh Arena and only their second at Coventry, the first coming back in 1949.


Coventry manager Chris Coleman:
"We didn't lose the game because of the penalty. If we had been on the front foot in this game, we would have got a result.

"That is no disrespect to Swansea because they play good football and have a good manager but we can be better than that.

"That's our fifth game in 13 days so there is maybe a bit of fatigue creeping in but I am not going to make excuses.

"We had one or two under-performing so we hope to have another face in early next week to put a bit of pressure on."

Sousa delight at Swansea victory

Swansea manager Paulo Sousa:

"This was not a relief and I believe we can grow much more than we have up to now.

"If we have the desire like that we will get more points. What I want and expect from my team is to be competitive and in the top 10 at the end of the season.

"It is not a concern that the strikers are not scoring. If you look at the last game every player is having opportunities and in my opinion that is the important thing. I just hope we start scoring them."


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Saturday, 22 August 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Coventry 0-1 Swansea FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Williams 69

    Coventry

    • 01 Westwood
    • 02 Wright
    • 12 Van Aanholt yellow card
    • 15 Cranie
    • 20 Turner
    • 04 Clingan yellow card
    • 16 Osbourne (Cork 64)
    • 17 Gunnarsson
    • 21 McIndoe (McKenzie 85)
    • 09 Best yellow card (Eastwood 85)
    • 11 Morrison

    Substitutes

    • 13 Konstantopoulos,
    • 34 Grandison,
    • 35 Clarke,
    • 18 Cork,
    • 32 Cain,
    • 10 Eastwood,
    • 14 McKenzie

    Swansea

    • 01 De Vries
    • 02 Williams
    • 05 Tate yellow card
    • 16 Monk
    • 22 Rangel yellow card
    • 07 Britton yellow card
    • 10 Orlandi (Lopez 70)
    • 12 Dyer
    • 27 Gower
    • 14 Dobbie (Pintado 77)
    • 30 Bond (Morgan 65)

    Substitutes

    • 17 Cornell,
    • 03 Painter,
    • 15 Lopez,
    • 20 MacDonald,
    • 25 Collins,
    • 18 Pintado,
    • 33 Morgan
    Ref: CrossleyAtt: 16,307
    COVENTRY
    SWANSEA

    Possession

    • Coventry 43%
    • Swansea 57%

    Attempts on target

    • Coventry 5
    • Swansea 4

    Attempts off target

    • Coventry 3
    • Swansea 6

    Corners

    • Coventry 4
    • Swansea 5

    Fouls

    • Coventry 10
    • Swansea 10
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:42 The referee blows for the end of the match.
    • 90:00+0:42 Booking Sammy Clingan receives a yellow card.
    • 90:00+0:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sammy Clingan on Nathan Dyer. Leon Britton takes the free kick.
    • 89:13 A cross is delivered by Aron Gunnarsson, save by Dorus De Vries.
    • 88:20 The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sammy Clingan, save by Dorus De Vries.
    • 88:20 Booking Angel Rangel shown a yellow card.
    • 87:50 Angel Rangel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson.
    • 87:14 Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan, clearance by Alan Tate.
    • 86:55 Leon McKenzie crosses the ball, Dorus De Vries makes a save.
    • 84:59 Inswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line.
    • 84:59 Substitution Leon McKenzie is brought on as a substitute for Michael McIndoe.
    • 84:45 Michael McIndoe sends in a cross, Angel Rangel gets a block in.
    • 84:05 Substitution Freddy Eastwood comes on in place of Leon Best.
    • 84:05 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael McIndoe by Gorka Pintado. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
    • 82:54 The referee blows for offside. Keiren Westwood takes the indirect free kick.
    • 81:35 Centre by Jordi Lopez, Clinton Morrison manages to make a clearance.
    • 80:58 Mark Gower takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Clinton Morrison manages to make a clearance.
    • 80:19 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gorka Pintado by Stephen Wright. Alan Tate takes the direct free kick.
    • 80:10 The ball is delivered by Jack Cork.
    • 78:48 The ball is sent over by Alan Tate.
    • 76:49 Substitution Gorka Pintado is brought on as a substitute for Stephen Dobbie.
    • 75:23 Booking The referee shows Patrick Van Aanholt a yellow card.
    • 75:04 Unfair challenge on Angel Rangel by Patrick Van Aanholt results in a free kick. Leon Britton takes the free kick.
    • 73:57 Kerry Morgan takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a comfortable save.
    • 72:50 Aron Gunnarsson fouled by Leon Britton, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Michael McIndoe from right channel, Dorus De Vries makes a comfortable save.
    • 71:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Cranie on Kerry Morgan. Jordi Lopez takes the direct free kick.
    • 70:53 Jack Cork takes a shot. Save made by Dorus De Vries.
    • 70:31 The offside flag is raised against Mark Gower. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
    • 69:42 Substitution Jordi Lopez replaces Andrea Orlandi.
    • 68:53 GOAL - Ashley WilliamsCoventry 0 - 1 Swansea Ashley Williams fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Coventry 0-1 Swansea.
    • 68:01 The ball is delivered by Mark Gower, Nathan Dyer takes a shot.
    • 67:20 Corner taken right-footed by Mark Gower to the near post, Clinton Morrison manages to make a clearance.
    • 66:04 Patrick Van Aanholt crosses the ball, clearance by Andrea Orlandi.
    • 65:45 Mark Gower concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael McIndoe. Michael McIndoe takes the free kick.
    • 64:53 Corner taken by Michael McIndoe from the right by-line.
    • 64:24 Substitution Kerry Morgan on for Chad Bond.
    • 63:54 Substitution Jack Cork is brought on as a substitute for Isaac Osbourne.
    • 63:25 Outswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan.
    • 63:09 Centre by Patrick Van Aanholt, brilliant save by Dorus De Vries.
    • 61:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Best by Andrea Orlandi. Shot comes in from Sammy Clingan from the free kick.
    • 61:10 The assistant referee signals for offside against Nathan Dyer. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 60:29 The referee blows for offside against Leon Best. Free kick taken by Alan Tate.
    • 59:17 Mark Gower produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 58:47 The ball is swung over by Nathan Dyer, clearance made by Ben Turner.
    • 58:24 Leon Best is caught offside. Free kick taken by Garry Monk.
    • 56:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Williams on Aron Gunnarsson. Strike on goal comes in from Leon Best from the free kick.
    • 53:45 The ball is delivered by Leon Best, save by Dorus De Vries.
    • 51:49 Angel Rangel takes a shot. Sammy Clingan gets a block in.
    • 51:16 Stephen Wright crosses the ball, Dorus De Vries makes a save.
    • 50:12 Michael McIndoe sends in a cross.
    • 49:19 Stephen Dobbie is caught offside. Ben Turner takes the indirect free kick.
    • 46:10 Andrea Orlandi produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
    • 45:27 The assistant referee flags for offside against Leon Best. Dorus De Vries takes the indirect free kick.
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:22 The first half comes to an end.
    • 45:00+3:02 The ball is sent over by Nathan Dyer.
    • 45:00+1:36 Andrea Orlandi takes a corner.
    • 45:00+0:47 Centre by Andrea Orlandi, Header by Chad Bond from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
    • 45:00+0:21 Foul by Isaac Osbourne on Alan Tate, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Mark Gower.
    • 44:10 Mark Gower sends in a cross, Stephen Wright gets a block in.
    • 43:03 Michael McIndoe takes a shot. Comfortable save by Dorus De Vries.
    • 42:43 Mark Gower produces a cross, Stephen Wright gets a block in.
    • 40:25 Foul by Nathan Dyer on Aron Gunnarsson, free kick awarded. The ball is delivered by Sammy Clingan, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Clinton Morrison goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 40:14 The ball is crossed by Isaac Osbourne, clearance by Angel Rangel.
    • 39:42 The ball is sent over by Michael McIndoe, save by Dorus De Vries.
    • 38:50 Booking Leon Britton is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
    • 38:35 Leon Britton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clinton Morrison. Patrick Van Aanholt takes the free kick.
    • 38:08 The ball is swung over by Andrea Orlandi.
    • 33:42 Free kick crossed by Michael McIndoe, save by Dorus De Vries.
    • 33:42 Booking Booking for Alan Tate for unsporting behaviour.
    • 33:28 Aron Gunnarsson fouled by Alan Tate, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 30:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Wright on Mark Gower. Free kick crossed by Mark Gower.
    • 30:14 Nathan Dyer produces a cross.
    • 29:55 Mark Gower produces a cross, Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.
    • 29:04 Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot. Garry Monk gets a block in.
    • 28:41 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael McIndoe on Angel Rangel. Angel Rangel restarts play with the free kick.
    • 27:15 Andrea Orlandi takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.
    • 26:19 Mark Gower takes the free kick.
    • 26:19 Booking Leon Best goes into the referee's book.
    • 26:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Best on Mark Gower.
    • 25:31 Mark Gower takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Ben Turner.
    • 19:42 The referee gives a free kick against Clinton Morrison for handball. Dorus De Vries takes the free kick.
    • 18:10 Andrea Orlandi challenges Aron Gunnarsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Cranie takes the free kick.
    • 17:23 Stephen Dobbie produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
    • 16:49 The ball is sent over by Stephen Wright, Leon Best takes a shot. Save made by Dorus De Vries.
    • 15:30 Foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Leon Britton, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ashley Williams.
    • 14:38 Andrea Orlandi fouled by Aron Gunnarsson, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Tate takes the direct free kick.
    • 14:03 The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael McIndoe. Free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.
    • 12:22 Placed penalty missed by Sammy Clingan.
    • 12:22 Handball decision goes against Andrea Orlandi.
    • 11:40 Michael McIndoe produces a cross, blocked by Angel Rangel.
    • 10:16 The ball is crossed by Isaac Osbourne, Leon Best produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 7:07 The ball is delivered by Mark Gower, Michael McIndoe gets a block in.
    • 6:13 Mark Gower takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
    • 5:43 A cross is delivered by Nathan Dyer, Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Turner.
    • 4:32 Isaac Osbourne sends in a cross, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.
    • 3:28 Leon Best is ruled offside. Garry Monk takes the free kick.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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    Championship results

    22 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

    Home Team Score Away Team Time
    Coventry 0-1 Swansea R
    Crystal Palace 0-2 Newcastle R
    Derby 2-1 Plymouth R
    Leicester 1-0 Barnsley R
    Middlesbrough 2-0 Doncaster R
    Preston 2-0 Peterborough R
    QPR 1-1 Nottm Forest R
    Reading 1-3 Sheff Utd R
    Sheff Wed 4-0 Scunthorpe R
    Watford 2-2 Blackpool R
    West Brom 2-0 Ipswich R

    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 22 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Middlesbrough 4 7 10
    2 Newcastle 4 6 10
    3 West Brom 4 4 10
    4 Preston 4 5 8
    5 Sheff Utd 4 4 8
    6 Leicester 4 2 8
    7 Cardiff 3 6 7
    8 Bristol City 3 2 7
    9 Coventry 4 2 7
    10 Derby 4 1 7
    11 Sheff Wed 4 3 5
    12 Watford 4 0 5
    13 Blackpool 4 0 4
    14 Crystal Palace 4 -1 4
    15 Swansea 4 -3 4
    16 QPR 4 -1 3
    17 Doncaster 4 -2 3
    18 Scunthorpe 4 -9 3
    19 Plymouth 4 -3 2
    20 Nottm Forest 4 -3 2
    21 Reading 4 -5 2
    22 Peterborough 4 -4 1
    23 Ipswich 4 -5 1
    24 Barnsley 4 -6 1


    see also
    Swansea recruit Austrian Idrizaj
    24 Aug 09 |  Swansea


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