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Watford   2 - 3   Coventry

Watford v Coventry

Watford 2-3 Coventry

Coventry striker Leon Best scored twice late on to help his side stage a stirring comeback and beat Watford.

Sammy Clingan had put the Sky Blues ahead when he drilled in a 25-yard shot through a crowd of players.

But Tom Cleverley half-volleyed in and and Will Hoskins powered home a strike as Watford took the lead.

Elliott Ward nodded a cross back across goal for Best to head in before the visitors' forward grabbed the winner when he poked in an 84th minute effort.


Watford boss Malky Mackay:
"I think we had possibly the most number of clear-cut chances that we've had, certainly at Vicarage Road this season.

"I felt we had enough chances to win two games, but if you don't take your chances then that's what happens.

"Credit to them, they fought back, but even with those goals going in I can remember at least six chances in the second half where normally we would have scored."

Coventry manager Chris Coleman:
"I thought we showed tremendous spirit again.

"Away from home, we didn't lie down at 2-1 and we didn't have a good start to the second half either, they could have gone further in front, but we rode our luck.

"But I felt that equaliser was coming - it was great when it did eventually come. A point away from home is always good but if you can get the three, thanks very much."

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Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Watford 2-3 Coventry FT
(HT 2-1)
  • Cleverley 21
  • Hoskins 37
  • Clingan 14
  • Best 67
  • Best 84

Watford

  • 01 Loach
  • 02 Mariappa
  • 12 Doyley
  • 15 Harley
  • 17 Bennett
  • 33 Hodson (Oshodi 78)
  • 07 Cowie (Lansbury 57)
  • 20 Cleverley
  • 28 Eustace
  • 10 Graham
  • 18 Hoskins (Henderson 70)

Substitutes

  • 16 Lee,
  • 34 Oshodi,
  • 04 Severin,
  • 05 Lansbury,
  • 29 Bryan,
  • 19 Henderson,
  • 31 Sordell

Coventry

  • 01 Westwood
  • 02 Wright
  • 05 Ward
  • 12 Van Aanholt
  • 35 Clarke (Cranie 69)
  • 04 Clingan
  • 17 Gunnarsson (Osbourne 86)
  • 18 Cork
  • 09 Best
  • 11 Morrison
  • 21 McIndoe (Eastwood 72)

Substitutes

  • 13 Konstantopoulos,
  • 15 Cranie,
  • 16 Osbourne,
  • 30 Walker,
  • 32 Cain,
  • 10 Eastwood,
  • 36 Jeffers
Ref: MarrinerAtt: 13,034
WATFORD
COVENTRY

Possession

  • Watford 50%
  • Coventry 50%

Attempts on target

  • Watford 6
  • Coventry 11

Attempts off target

  • Watford 7
  • Coventry 4

Corners

  • Watford 9
  • Coventry 7

Fouls

  • Watford 7
  • Coventry 15
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:36 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
  • 90:00+3:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adrian Mariappa by Leon Best. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 90:00+1:39 The ball is swung over by Eddie Oshodi, save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 90:00+1:16 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Cleverley played to the near post, Leon Best makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+0:14 Martin Cranie concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Graham. Tom Cleverley crosses the ball in from the free kick, Keiren Westwood makes a save.
  • 89:53 The ball is delivered by Lloyd Doyley, clearance made by Sammy Clingan.
  • 89:03 Tom Cleverley crosses the ball, Keiren Westwood makes a save.
  • 88:00 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Cleverley from the left by-line, Eddie Oshodi takes a shot.
  • 87:48 Jon Harley crosses the ball, John Eustace takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 86:38 Foul by Freddy Eastwood on Henri Lansbury, free kick awarded. Shot on goal comes in from Tom Cleverley from the free kick, save made by Keiren Westwood.
  • 85:12 Substitution Isaac Osbourne is brought on as a substitute for Aron Gunnarsson.
  • 83:58 The assist for the goal came from Freddy Eastwood.
  • 83:58 GOAL - Leon BestWatford 2 - 3 Coventry Leon Best gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Watford 2-3 Coventry.
  • 83:49 The ball is sent over by Freddy Eastwood,
  • 83:18 Outswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line, clearance made by Henri Lansbury.
  • 82:55 A cross is delivered by Patrick Van Aanholt, Lloyd Doyley manages to make a clearance.
  • 82:20 Outswinging corner taken by Stephen Wright from the right by-line.
  • 81:26 Jon Harley has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 80:23 Leon Best takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Scott Loach.
  • 78:48 Leon Best gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adrian Mariappa. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 78:02 The referee blows for offside against Jon Harley. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 77:16 Substitution Lee Hodson goes off and Eddie Oshodi comes on.
  • 75:10 Sammy Clingan has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save made by Scott Loach.
  • 74:51 Jack Cork takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
  • 74:10 Liam Henderson sends in a cross.
  • 72:21 The ball is delivered by Leon Best.
  • 71:20 Substitution Freddy Eastwood comes on in place of Michael McIndoe.
  • 71:06 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lloyd Doyley by Aron Gunnarsson. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
  • 70:22 The ball is delivered by Lloyd Doyley.
  • 69:40 Substitution (Watford) makes a substitution, with Liam Henderson coming on for Will Hoskins.
  • 68:40 Substitution Jordan Clarke leaves the field to be replaced by Martin Cranie.
  • 68:40 Patrick Van Aanholt challenges Tom Cleverley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adrian Mariappa.
  • 68:17 Patrick Van Aanholt crosses the ball, Headed effort on goal by Leon Best from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
  • 67:59 A cross is delivered by Patrick Van Aanholt, clearance made by John Eustace.
  • 66:35 Elliott Ward provided the assist for the goal.
  • 66:35 GOAL - Leon BestWatford 2 - 2 Coventry Leon Best grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 2-2 Coventry.
  • 66:12 Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan.
  • 65:58 Effort from 12 yards by Patrick Van Aanholt. Lloyd Doyley gets a block in.
  • 64:41 Jon Harley concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael McIndoe. Michael McIndoe crosses the ball in from the free kick, Scott Loach makes a comfortable save.
  • 61:30 Outswinging corner taken by Tom Cleverley from the right by-line.
  • 59:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Aron Gunnarsson on John Eustace. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
  • 59:20 Inswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan, clearance by John Eustace.
  • 58:42 Inswinging corner taken by Michael McIndoe from the right by-line played to the near post, Jon Harley manages to make a clearance.
  • 57:47 Will Hoskins is ruled offside. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
  • 56:49 Sammy Clingan concedes a free kick for a foul on Henri Lansbury. Dale Bennett takes the direct free kick.
  • 56:08 Substitution Henri Lansbury is brought on as a substitute for Don Cowie.
  • 55:53 Jack Cork produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
  • 55:38 Aron Gunnarsson crosses the ball, Lee Hodson makes a clearance.
  • 54:42 The ball is crossed by Michael McIndoe.
  • 54:28 Patrick Van Aanholt delivers the ball, Dale Bennett manages to make a clearance.
  • 53:29 Dale Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Best. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sammy Clingan, clearance by Jon Harley.
  • 52:44 The ball is delivered by Jon Harley.
  • 51:33 Sammy Clingan has a drilled shot. Save made by Scott Loach.
  • 51:22 Jordan Clarke produces a cross, Dale Bennett makes a clearance.
  • 50:02 Adrian Mariappa fouled by Clinton Morrison, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 47:47 The ball is crossed by Clinton Morrison.
  • 45:35 Danny Graham produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:42 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 45:00+3:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Clarke on Tom Cleverley. Will Hoskins restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:00+2:39 A cross is delivered by Will Hoskins, Elliott Ward manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:00+2:17 The ball is sent over by Tom Cleverley.
  • 43:44 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the right by-line, clearance by Leon Best.
  • 43:30 Danny Graham takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 43:04 Jordan Clarke crosses the ball, clearance made by Dale Bennett.
  • 41:53 Elliott Ward gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Hoskins. Danny Graham crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Elliott Ward manages to make a clearance.
  • 40:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Clinton Morrison on Scott Loach. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
  • 39:45 The ball is delivered by Jack Cork, clearance made by Don Cowie.
  • 39:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sammy Clingan by Jon Harley. Stephen Wright takes the free kick.
  • 38:19 Will Hoskins delivers the ball, Effort from the edge of the area by Tom Cleverley goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 36:39 GOAL - Will HoskinsWatford 2 - 1 Coventry Will Hoskins finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Watford 2-1 Coventry.
  • 35:24 Michael McIndoe is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
  • 32:20 A cross is delivered by Michael McIndoe, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.
  • 32:03 Outswinging corner taken by Michael McIndoe, Lloyd Doyley manages to make a clearance.
  • 31:48 Clinton Morrison takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
  • 27:26 The referee blows for offside against Will Hoskins. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 26:14 Danny Graham sends in a cross, Jordan Clarke manages to make a clearance.
  • 20:33 GOAL - Tom CleverleyWatford 1 - 1 Coventry Tom Cleverley finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Watford 1-1 Coventry.
  • 20:26 Don Cowie crosses the ball,
  • 20:03 Jack Cork challenges Adrian Mariappa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
  • 18:07 Corner taken by Tom Cleverley.
  • 16:32 Foul by Jack Cork on Jon Harley, free kick awarded. The ball is sent over by Don Cowie, John Eustace produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
  • 15:47 Shot by Clinton Morrison from a long way out goes over the target.
  • 14:45 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie played to the near post, Header by Tom Cleverley from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 13:14 GOAL - Sammy ClinganWatford 0 - 1 Coventry Sammy Clingan scores a goal from outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 0-1 Coventry.
  • 11:36 Free kick awarded for a foul by Will Hoskins on Stephen Wright. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 10:46 Leon Best challenges Lloyd Doyley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
  • 10:13 Foul by Jon Harley on Sammy Clingan, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Elliott Ward.
  • 9:23 The ball is swung over by Jordan Clarke, clearance made by John Eustace.
  • 7:56 Danny Graham concedes a free kick for a foul on Sammy Clingan. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
  • 7:18 Corner taken short by Tom Cleverley, The ball is sent over by Don Cowie, clearance made by Elliott Ward.
  • 5:50 Sammy Clingan takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jon Harley.
  • 5:37 Jordan Clarke takes a shot. Lloyd Doyley gets a block in.
  • 3:46 Lloyd Doyley concedes a free kick for a foul on Aron Gunnarsson. Strike comes in from Michael McIndoe from the free kick, save by Scott Loach.
  • 3:05 The offside flag is raised against Danny Graham. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 2:29 Aron Gunnarsson produces a cross, Jack Cork produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
  • 0:51 Corner taken right-footed by Tom Cleverley to the near post, Close range strike by Will Hoskins goes over the bar.
  • 0:19 Short corner taken by Tom Cleverley, Tom Cleverley takes a shot. Blocked by Elliott Ward.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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Championship results

29 Sep 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Barnsley 3-1 West Brom R
Bristol City 2-0 Blackpool R
Cardiff 6-1 Derby R
Crystal Palace 0-0 Sheff Wed R
Doncaster 0-0 Swansea R
Middlesbrough 0-1 Leicester R
Peterborough 1-2 Plymouth R
Preston 1-2 Reading R
Sheff Utd 3-3 Ipswich R
Watford 2-3 Coventry R

Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 29 Sep 2009 23:59 UK

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


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