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Coventry   3 - 2   Sheff Utd

Coventry v Sheffied United

Coventry 3-2 Sheffield United

Coventry secured their first win in five games after seeing off high-flying Sheffield United in a thriller.

Leon Best put the hosts ahead by controlling Sammy Clingan's pass and firing in, before Keiren Westwood twice saved superbly from Stephen Quinn.

Jamie Ward levelled with an unstoppable shot into the top corner, but Clinton Morrison poked in and Martin Cranie headed in a corner to make it 3-1.

James Harper pounced from close-range, but United could not find a leveller.

Substitute Ched Evans almost rescued a point for the visitors, but his late effort clipped the crossbar as Coventry held on for the three points.


Coventry manager Chris Coleman:
"I thought the players were tremendous from start to finish - there were some colossal performances.

"We've got a great three points, and there aren't many better teams in our league than them. We had to work hard for it but we did - and we got it.

"We just had that siege mentality. We weren't pretty; we've played better than we did tonight."

Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell:

"If you don't take your chances and give away Mickey Mouse goals you don't deserve to win games.

"We spurned three or four nailed-on chances that would have seen off Coventry, there's no doubt about that, and then we give them goals.

"If you do that, you can't win games. Effort and commitment were there, but we weren't smart tonight."

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Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Coventry 3-2 Sheff Utd FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Best 12
  • Morrison 50
  • Cranie 60
  • Ward 31
  • Harper 76

Coventry

  • 01 Westwood
  • 02 Wright
  • 03 Hall (Clarke 84)
  • 15 Cranie
  • 20 Turner
  • 04 Clingan
  • 16 Osbourne
  • 18 Cork
  • 21 McIndoe
  • 09 Best
  • 11 Morrison yellow card (Gunnarsson 85)

Substitutes

  • 13 Konstantopoulos,
  • 05 Ward,
  • 34 Grandison,
  • 35 Clarke,
  • 17 Gunnarsson,
  • 32 Cain,
  • 10 Eastwood

Sheff Utd

  • 23 Bunn
  • 05 Morgan
  • 16 Taylor (Stewart 72)
  • 34 Walker
  • 02 France
  • 04 Montgomery
  • 15 Harper
  • 27 Treacy (Cotterill 67)
  • 28 Quinn (Evans 61)
  • 07 Henderson
  • 18 Ward

Substitutes

  • 13 Bennett,
  • 19 Stewart,
  • 10 Reid,
  • 25 Little,
  • 09 Evans,
  • 11 Cotterill
Ref: TaylorAtt: 14,426
COVENTRY
SHEFF UTD

Possession

  • Coventry 51%
  • Sheff Utd 49%

Attempts on target

  • Coventry 5
  • Sheff Utd 14

Attempts off target

  • Coventry 3
  • Sheff Utd 2

Corners

  • Coventry 3
  • Sheff Utd 7

Fouls

  • Coventry 16
  • Sheff Utd 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:02 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+3:50 Unfair challenge on Ched Evans by Ben Turner results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by David Cotterill, clearance made by Aron Gunnarsson.
  • 90:00+2:28 The ball is sent over by Jamie Ward, Keiren Westwood makes a comfortable save.
  • 90:00+0:04 The ball is swung over by Ched Evans.
  • 89:02 Darius Henderson is caught offside. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 88:36 Foul by Jack Cork on Ched Evans, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kyle Walker.
  • 87:28 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan France on Leon Best. Sammy Clingan has an effort direct from the free kick.
  • 86:30 Leon Best crosses the ball, Ryan France makes a clearance.
  • 85:31 The ball is sent over by Jordan Stewart, Michael McIndoe makes a clearance.
  • 85:14 Unfair challenge on Kyle Walker by Leon Best results in a free kick. Kyle Walker takes the free kick.
  • 84:12 Substitution (Coventry) makes a substitution, with Aron Gunnarsson coming on for Clinton Morrison.
  • 83:38 Substitution Marcus Hall leaves the field to be replaced by Jordan Clarke.
  • 82:17 Ched Evans takes a shot.
  • 81:46 Michael McIndoe is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Mark Bunn takes the indirect free kick.
  • 81:07 Free kick awarded for a foul by Darius Henderson on Ben Turner. Ben Turner takes the direct free kick.
  • 80:49 Foul by Ched Evans on Sammy Clingan, free kick awarded. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
  • 80:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery by Isaac Osbourne. Kyle Walker takes the free kick.
  • 79:54 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 79:28 Ched Evans takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 79:01 Ched Evans takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Wright.
  • 78:18 Jamie Ward takes a inswinging corner.
  • 77:58 Corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill from the right by-line, clearance made by Michael McIndoe.
  • 75:42 GOAL - James HarperCoventry 3 - 2 Sheff Utd James Harper fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Coventry 3-2 Sheff Utd.
  • 75:05 Jamie Ward takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.
  • 74:09 Centre by Michael McIndoe, clearance made by Jordan Stewart.
  • 73:21 David Cotterill crosses the ball, save made by Keiren Westwood.
  • 72:04 The offside flag is raised against Leon Best. Ryan France takes the indirect free kick.
  • 71:28 Substitution Jordan Stewart on for Andy Taylor.
  • 68:07 Centre by Jamie Ward, save made by Keiren Westwood.
  • 67:38 Clinton Morrison produces a cross, clearance made by Andy Taylor.
  • 66:12 Substitution Keith Treacy goes off and David Cotterill comes on.
  • 65:16 Foul by Leon Best on Chris Morgan, free kick awarded. Mark Bunn takes the direct free kick.
  • 63:53 Unfair challenge on Leon Best by Andy Taylor results in a free kick. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.
  • 63:17 Jack Cork challenges Nick Montgomery unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kyle Walker takes the direct free kick.
  • 62:21 Isaac Osbourne has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
  • 62:11 Darius Henderson delivers the ball, clearance by Ben Turner.
  • 60:59 Substitution Stephen Quinn goes off and Ched Evans comes on.
  • 59:46 Michael McIndoe provided the assist for the goal.
  • 59:46 GOAL - Martin CranieCoventry 3 - 1 Sheff Utd Martin Cranie finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Coventry 3-1 Sheff Utd.
  • 59:24 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Michael McIndoe from the right by-line,
  • 59:17 Centre by Clinton Morrison, blocked by James Harper.
  • 58:22 Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Quinn.
  • 57:55 Stephen Quinn takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Cranie.
  • 57:06 Corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy, Chris Morgan takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Turner.
  • 56:43 Keith Treacy takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.
  • 53:53 Centre by Stephen Quinn, Keiren Westwood makes a fantastic save.
  • 52:32 A cross is delivered by Keith Treacy, clearance made by Stephen Wright.
  • 50:40 Booking Clinton Morrison booked for persistent infringement.
  • 50:00 Assist by Michael McIndoe.
  • 50:00 GOAL - Clinton MorrisonCoventry 2 - 1 Sheff Utd Clinton Morrison grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Coventry 2-1 Sheff Utd.
  • 49:57 Michael McIndoe produces a cross,
  • 49:31 Jamie Ward sends in a cross, save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 49:04 The ball is delivered by Keith Treacy.
  • 48:50 The ball is swung over by Andy Taylor, clearance made by Stephen Wright.
  • 47:54 Jamie Ward fouled by Marcus Hall, the ref awards a free kick. Kyle Walker takes the free kick.
  • 46:52 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy played to the near post.
  • 46:43 The ball is crossed by Keith Treacy, Martin Cranie gets a block in.
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:25 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 45:00+0:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Hall on Jamie Ward. Mark Bunn takes the free kick.
  • 45:00+0:48 The ball is crossed by Martin Cranie.
  • 45:00+0:05 Effort from inside the six-yard box by Andy Taylor goes wide right of the goal.
  • 44:05 Marcus Hall challenges Stephen Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jamie Ward.
  • 43:29 The ball is crossed by Ryan France.
  • 41:59 Stephen Quinn produces a cross.
  • 41:10 Michael McIndoe crosses the ball, Chris Morgan gets a block in.
  • 40:34 The ball is sent over by Jamie Ward.
  • 39:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Morgan by Clinton Morrison. Direct free kick taken by Mark Bunn.
  • 37:32 Effort on goal by Jack Cork from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
  • 37:24 A cross is delivered by Ben Turner.
  • 35:58 Centre by Keith Treacy, Stephen Wright makes a clearance.
  • 35:04 Unfair challenge on Clinton Morrison by James Harper results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sammy Clingan.
  • 33:52 Darius Henderson is caught offside. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
  • 33:46 A cross is delivered by Jamie Ward, Ben Turner makes a clearance.
  • 31:50 Unfair challenge on Clinton Morrison by Andy Taylor results in a free kick. Sammy Clingan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Mark Bunn makes a save.
  • 30:40 Assist by Keith Treacy.
  • 30:40 GOAL - Jamie WardCoventry 1 - 1 Sheff Utd Jamie Ward grabs a goal from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Coventry 1-1 Sheff Utd.
  • 29:23 Isaac Osbourne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Andy Taylor, clearance made by Stephen Wright.
  • 29:10 James Harper takes a shot. Blocked by Jack Cork.
  • 28:17 Andy Taylor produces a cross, Ben Turner makes a clearance.
  • 26:38 Jamie Ward takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.
  • 24:17 Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan, clearance by Darius Henderson.
  • 24:10 Stephen Wright delivers the ball, blocked by Jamie Ward.
  • 22:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Treacy by Martin Cranie. Keith Treacy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 22:00 Unfair challenge on Stephen Wright by Darius Henderson results in a free kick. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.
  • 21:38 Corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy.
  • 21:10 Stephen Quinn takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 20:42 Darius Henderson takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Wright.
  • 18:22 Leon Best takes a shot. Blocked by Kyle Walker.
  • 16:07 The referee blows for offside. Keiren Westwood takes the indirect free kick.
  • 15:22 James Harper gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clinton Morrison. Michael McIndoe crosses the ball in from the free kick, Mark Bunn makes a save.
  • 14:18 Corner taken by Keith Treacy from the left by-line, clearance made by Leon Best.
  • 13:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Cranie on Stephen Quinn. Andy Taylor delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.
  • 13:11 Chris Morgan takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Turner.
  • 12:41 Stephen Quinn takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.
  • 12:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Best on Kyle Walker. Free kick taken by Kyle Walker.
  • 11:13 Assist on the goal came from Sammy Clingan.
  • 11:13 GOAL - Leon BestCoventry 1 - 0 Sheff Utd A goal is scored by Leon Best from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Coventry 1-0 Sheff Utd.
  • 7:05 Sammy Clingan takes a shot. Save by Mark Bunn.
  • 6:27 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line, clearance by Darius Henderson.
  • 6:13 The ball is sent over by Clinton Morrison, clearance made by Chris Morgan.
  • 5:06 Ben Turner delivers the ball.
  • 3:49 Clinton Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Taylor. Free kick taken by Mark Bunn.
  • 2:54 Jack Cork concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Quinn. Stephen Quinn restarts play with the free kick.
  • 1:31 The ball is crossed by Keith Treacy.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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Championship results

15 Sep 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Coventry 3-2 Sheff Utd R
Derby 2-3 Barnsley R
Ipswich 1-1 Nottm Forest R
Leicester 1-1 Peterborough R
Plymouth 0-1 Watford R
Scunthorpe 3-1 Preston R
Sheff Wed 1-3 Middlesbrough R
Swansea 0-0 Bristol City R
West Brom 3-1 Doncaster R

Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 15 Sep 2009 23:59 UK

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