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Coventry   2 - 2   Middlesbrough

Coventry v Middlesbrough

Coventy 2-2 Middlesbrough

Leon Best grabbed a dramatic equaliser four minutes into injury time as Coventry came back from 2-0 down to draw with Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough went in front when Adam Johnson's corner found Sean St Ledger, who headed in from close-range before Rhys Williams drilled in a second.

Best headed into the path of Clinton Morrison and he fired across Brad Jones to put Coventry back into contention.

And late on Elliott Ward's cross found Best, who slotted home the leveller.


Coventry boss Chris Coleman:
"I've been in the other dug-out when that happens and it rips your heart out.

"We were booed off at half-time and to be honest I would have been booing because we stood off them.

"We were two goals down and to be honest it could have been more."

Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate:
"The feeling in the dressing room is similar to last week.

"In fact, it might be worse as as we had three points in our grasp and we threw them away.

"Ordinarily, coming here and getting a point would be a good result but not when you have a two-goal lead."

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Saturday, 26 September 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Coventry 2-2 Middlesbrough FT
(HT 0-2)
  • Morrison 78
  • Best 90+5
  • St. Ledger 40
  • Williams 45+3

Coventry

  • 01 Westwood
  • 02 Wright yellow card
  • 03 Hall (Van Aanholt 46)
  • 20 Turner (Ward 77 yellow card)
  • 35 Clarke
  • 04 Clingan
  • 16 Osbourne (Gunnarsson 46)
  • 18 Cork
  • 21 McIndoe
  • 09 Best
  • 11 Morrison

Substitutes

  • 13 Konstantopoulos,
  • 05 Ward,
  • 12 Van Aanholt,
  • 15 Cranie,
  • 17 Gunnarsson,
  • 32 Cain,
  • 10 Eastwood

Middlesbrough

  • 01 Jones
  • 02 Hoyte
  • 12 St. Ledger
  • 25 Williams
  • 27 Bennett yellow card (Grounds 64)
  • 31 Wheater
  • 16 O'Neil
  • 18 A Johnson yellow card (Yeates 74)
  • 20 Arca
  • 10 Aliadiere
  • 11 Emnes (Lita 53 yellow card)

Substitutes

  • 21 Coyne,
  • 23 Grounds,
  • 24 Hines,
  • 29 McMahon,
  • 07 Yeates,
  • 09 Lita,
  • 14 Folan
Ref: HorwoodAtt: 16,771
COVENTRY
MIDDLESBROUGH

Possession

  • Coventry 52%
  • Middlesbrough 48%

Attempts on target

  • Coventry 7
  • Middlesbrough 8

Attempts off target

  • Coventry 5
  • Middlesbrough 5

Corners

  • Coventry 1
  • Middlesbrough 4

Fouls

  • Coventry 10
  • Middlesbrough 14
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+6:00 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+4:15 The assist for the goal came from Elliott Ward.
  • 90:00+4:15 GOAL - Leon BestCoventry 2 - 2 Middlesbrough Leon Best finds the net with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Coventry 2-2 Middlesbrough.
  • Correction - 90:00+2:44 Unfair challenge on Patrick Van Aanholt by Justin Hoyte results in a free kick. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick. Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean St. Ledger on Aron Gunnarsson. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
  • Correction - 90:00+2:44 Booking Leroy Lita is given a yellow card.
  • 90:00+2:44 Foul by Justin Hoyte on Patrick Van Aanholt, free kick awarded. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick. Sean St. Ledger challenges Aron Gunnarsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
  • 90:00+2:44 Booking Leon Best goes into the referee's book.
  • 90:00+2:05 Leon Best gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger. Brad Jones restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:11 Foul by Jonathan Grounds on Michael McIndoe, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Michael McIndoe, save by Brad Jones.
  • 89:02 Gary O'Neil delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Stephen Wright.
  • 89:02 Booking Stephen Wright is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 88:43 Booking Elliott Ward is shown a yellow card for dissent.
  • 87:59 Stephen Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leroy Lita.
  • 87:28 Mark Yeates gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson. Jordan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.
  • 86:22 Elliott Ward challenges Leroy Lita unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary O'Neil takes the free kick.
  • 85:45 Jordan Clarke produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
  • 79:17 Jack Cork has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 78:47 Jordan Clarke crosses the ball, Jack Cork takes a shot. Blocked by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 77:33 The assist for the goal came from Leon Best.
  • 77:33 GOAL - Clinton MorrisonCoventry 1 - 2 Middlesbrough Clinton Morrison grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Coventry 1-2 Middlesbrough.
  • 76:32 Substitution Elliott Ward comes on in place of Ben Turner.
  • 76:11 Jeremie Aliadiere produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 75:27 Aron Gunnarsson sends in a cross, clearance by Jonathan Grounds.
  • 73:05 Substitution Mark Yeates replaces Adam Johnson.
  • 73:05 Booking Adam Johnson shown a yellow card.
  • 72:49 The ball is delivered by Gary O'Neil, Aron Gunnarsson manages to make a clearance.
  • 70:47 Unfair challenge on Clinton Morrison by Jonathan Grounds results in a free kick. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick. Patrick Van Aanholt sends in a cross, clearance made by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 68:00 Aron Gunnarsson challenges Julio Arca unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Wheater takes the free kick.
  • 65:50 The assistant referee signals for offside against Leon Best. Free kick taken by Brad Jones.
  • 63:07 A cross is delivered by Sammy Clingan, Header by Stephen Wright from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 63:07 Substitution Jonathan Grounds on for Joe Bennett.
  • 63:07 Leroy Lita concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Clarke.
  • 62:37 A cross is delivered by Aron Gunnarsson, Leon Best takes a shot from 12 yards. Blocked by David Wheater.
  • 62:02 The ball is crossed by Jordan Clarke,
  • 60:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by Julio Arca on Sammy Clingan. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sammy Clingan, save made by Brad Jones.
  • 59:42 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clinton Morrison by Julio Arca. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.
  • 59:03 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson played to the near post, Clinton Morrison makes a clearance.
  • 58:34 Adam Johnson takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.
  • 54:33 Michael McIndoe takes a shot. Save by Brad Jones. The official flags Jeremie Aliadiere offside. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Wright.
  • 51:49 Substitution Leroy Lita replaces Marvin Emnes.
  • 49:01 Rhys Williams takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Wright.
  • 48:21 Corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the left by-line.
  • 47:21 The ball is sent over by Sammy Clingan, Brad Jones makes a save.
  • 45:40 A cross is delivered by Aron Gunnarsson, blocked by Joe Bennett.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • 45:01 Substitution Aron Gunnarsson comes on in place of Isaac Osbourne.
  • 45:01 Substitution Patrick Van Aanholt is brought on as a substitute for Marcus Hall.
  • 45:00+2:27 GOAL - Rhys WilliamsCoventry 0 - 2 Middlesbrough Rhys Williams gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Coventry 0-2 Middlesbrough.
  • Correction - 45:00+1:48 Gary O'Neil produces a cross, Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 45:00+1:48 The ball is delivered by Gary O'Neil.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:15 The first half comes to an end.
  • 43:27 The referee blows for offside against Leon Best. Free kick taken by Brad Jones.
  • 42:54 Clinton Morrison takes a shot. Save by Brad Jones.
  • 42:11 Marvin Emnes has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 41:15 Leon Best concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean St. Ledger. Free kick taken by Brad Jones.
  • 39:58 Assist on the goal came from Adam Johnson.
  • 39:58 GOAL - Sean St. LedgerCoventry 0 - 1 Middlesbrough Sean St. Ledger grabs a headed goal from close in. Coventry 0-1 Middlesbrough.
  • 39:34 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson from the right by-line,
  • 37:49 Corner crossed in by Gary O'Neil, save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 35:11 The ball is sent over by Joe Bennett.
  • 34:46 Adam Johnson takes a shot. Stephen Wright gets a block in.
  • 34:02 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger by Isaac Osbourne. Brad Jones takes the direct free kick.
  • 31:35 Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.
  • 31:21 Justin Hoyte crosses the ball, clearance made by Stephen Wright.
  • 30:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger by Clinton Morrison. Brad Jones takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 27:52 Marvin Emnes has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 27:52 Shot from just outside the penalty box by Clinton Morrison misses to the left of the target.
  • 26:42 The official flags Jeremie Aliadiere offside. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
  • 26:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Isaac Osbourne on Julio Arca. Free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.
  • 24:14 The ball is sent over by Adam Johnson.
  • 23:55 The ball is sent over by Sammy Clingan, Julio Arca gets a block in.
  • 23:07 Leon Best takes a shot. Sean St. Ledger gets a block in.
  • 22:50 The ball is crossed by Julio Arca, save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 21:32 Booking Joe Bennett goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 21:21 Joe Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Clarke. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Wright.
  • 20:45 Jeremie Aliadiere sends in a cross, clearance by Jordan Clarke.
  • 19:08 Unfair challenge on Isaac Osbourne by Jeremie Aliadiere results in a free kick. Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.
  • 18:27 Marvin Emnes is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 14:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Bennett by Leon Best. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Joe Bennett from left wing.
  • 13:10 David Wheater gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clinton Morrison. Direct free kick taken by Michael McIndoe.
  • 12:34 The ball is delivered by Adam Johnson, Gary O'Neil produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 11:46 Isaac Osbourne challenges Joe Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brad Jones.
  • 11:35 The ball is delivered by Jack Cork, clearance made by Justin Hoyte.
  • 9:51 Leon Best handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brad Jones.
  • 9:04 Michael McIndoe sends in a cross, blocked by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 8:13 The ball is sent over by Joe Bennett.
  • 7:25 The official flags Leon Best offside. Brad Jones takes the indirect free kick.
  • 6:40 Clinton Morrison fouled by Sean St. Ledger, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael McIndoe.
  • Correction - 5:45 Centre by Clinton Morrison, Michael McIndoe has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 5:45 Clinton Morrison produces a cross, Michael McIndoe has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 3:51 Sean St. Ledger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Best. Michael McIndoe delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by Rhys Williams.
  • Correction - 2:21 Corner from the right by-line taken by Jack Cork, Brad Jones makes a save.
  • 2:21 Corner taken left-footed by Jack Cork, save by Brad Jones.
  • 1:39 Julio Arca produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 1:08 Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.
  • 0:18 Clinton Morrison fouled by David Wheater, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Sammy Clingan from left channel, clearance by Jeremie Aliadiere.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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Championship results

26 Sep 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Blackpool 2-0 Peterborough R
Coventry 2-2 Middlesbrough R
Derby 1-0 Bristol City R
Ipswich 0-4 Newcastle R
Leicester 1-2 Preston R
QPR 5-2 Barnsley R
Reading 1-1 Watford R
Scunthorpe 2-2 Doncaster R
Sheff Wed 3-1 Cardiff R
Swansea 2-1 Sheff Utd R
West Brom 0-1 Crystal Palace R

Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 26 Sep 2009 23:59 UK

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


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