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Cardiff   2 - 0   Coventry

Cardiff 2-0 Coventry

Cardiff 2-0 Coventry

Cardiff City closed the gap on the top two in the Championship table with a comfortable win over Coventry City.

Anthony Gerrard's first Bluebirds goal gave the hosts a perfect start as the defender rose to head in a fifth-minute cross from midfielder Stephen McPhail.

Midfielder Peter Whittingham stepped up to convert a penalty early in the second half after Jay Bothroyd had been brought down by Stephen Wright.

Michael Chopra came close to a Cardiff third but his neat shot hit the post.


Cardiff City manager Dave Jones:
"We limited them [in the second half] to basically no shots, Dave [Cardiff goalkeeper Marshall] has not had a great deal to do.

Jones praises 'solid' Bluebirds

"We've just got to maintain our form and at the moment everybody's working really hard to try and keep that.

"It was a solid, no-nonsense, keep the percentages right performance from us."

Coventry City manager Chris Coleman:
"We are making defensive errors and it has cost us tonight.

"It seems like we have to score two or three goals to win a game but we are not doing that and we have only kept two clean sheets.

"We have a lot of players injured and it is all going against us but we are adding to our problems by making mistakes."

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Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Cardiff 2-0 Coventry FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Gerrard 5
  • Whittingham (pen) 60

    Cardiff

    • 01 Marshall
    • 05 Hudson
    • 15 Gerrard
    • 03 Kennedy
    • 07 Whittingham
    • 10 McPhail
    • 11 Burke
    • 16 Ledley
    • 27 Matthews
    • 08 Chopra
    • 09 Bothroyd yellow card

    Substitutes

    • 20 Enckelman,
    • 06 Gyepes,
    • 14 Quinn,
    • 04 Rae,
    • 18 Taiwo,
    • 26 Feeney,
    • 44 McCormack

    Coventry

    • 01 Westwood
    • 02 Wright yellow card
    • 12 Van Aanholt yellow card (Hussey 68)
    • 15 Cranie
    • 20 Turner yellow card
    • 16 Osbourne
    • 18 Cork yellow card
    • 21 McIndoe
    • 09 Best (Bell 65)
    • 10 Eastwood
    • 11 Morrison

    Substitutes

    • 13 Konstantopoulos,
    • 05 Ward,
    • 14 Hussey,
    • 34 Grandison,
    • 35 Clarke,
    • 07 Bell,
    • 19 Madine
    Ref: RussellAtt: 19,038
    CARDIFF
    COVENTRY

    Possession

    • Cardiff 48%
    • Coventry 52%

    Attempts on target

    • Cardiff 7
    • Coventry 4

    Attempts off target

    • Cardiff 10
    • Coventry 3

    Corners

    • Cardiff 5
    • Coventry 3

    Fouls

    • Cardiff 7
    • Coventry 8
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+1:59 The referee signals the end of the game.
    • 90:00+1:02 Foul by Jay Bothroyd on Stephen Wright, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michael McIndoe.
    • 89:24 The referee gives a free kick against Stephen McPhail for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Wright.
    • 86:45 The ball is sent over by Chris Burke, clearance by Martin Cranie.
    • 84:22 Chris Burke takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 83:43 Michael McIndoe has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
    • 83:01 Unfair challenge on Freddy Eastwood by Anthony Gerrard results in a free kick. Martin Cranie takes the free kick.
    • 82:45 Adam Matthews produces a cross, save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 80:33 Corner taken by Chris Burke, Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 80:25 Jay Bothroyd crosses the ball, clearance made by Stephen Wright.
    • 79:53 Michael Chopra takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Turner.
    • 77:53 The ball is swung over by Chris Burke.
    • 76:00 The ball is crossed by Mark Kennedy, clearance by Ben Turner.
    • 73:22 Foul by Jay Bothroyd on Stephen Wright, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 72:28 Shot from just outside the box by David Bell misses to the right of the target.
    • 72:01 Foul by Stephen McPhail on David Bell, free kick awarded. Isaac Osbourne restarts play with the free kick.
    • 70:51 Michael Chopra produces a right-footed shot from inside the penalty area and hits the post.
    • 69:12 Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.
    • 67:40 Substitution Chris Hussey comes on in place of Patrick Van Aanholt.
    • 67:40 Effort on goal by Peter Whittingham from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 64:31 Substitution David Bell replaces Leon Best.
    • 62:05 Michael Chopra crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 62:05 Booking Patrick Van Aanholt is cautioned.
    • 61:33 Patrick Van Aanholt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Burke.
    • 59:24 GOAL - Peter WhittinghamCardiff 2 - 0 Coventry Peter Whittingham scores a placed penalty. Cardiff 2-0 Coventry.
    • 57:47 Booking Stephen Wright is given a yellow card.
    • 57:20 Michael Chopra takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood. Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Stephen Wright.
    • 56:11 Stephen McPhail delivers the ball, Effort on goal by Michael Chopra from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 55:41 Free kick taken by Adam Matthews.
    • 55:41 Booking Jack Cork receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 55:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Cork on Michael Chopra.
    • 54:30 The ball is swung over by Adam Matthews, clearance made by Ben Turner.
    • 51:24 Chris Burke produces a cross, Stephen Wright manages to make a clearance.
    • 50:48 The assistant referee signals for offside against Michael Chopra. Free kick taken by Jack Cork.
    • 48:19 The assistant referee flags for offside against Leon Best. David Marshall takes the free kick.
    • 47:45 The ball is crossed by Peter Whittingham, save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 47:33 A cross is delivered by Chris Burke, Keiren Westwood makes a save.
    • 46:58 Jack Cork takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:02 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • 43:09 Foul by Stephen Wright on Michael Chopra, free kick awarded. Peter Whittingham produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 42:19 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Whittingham, clearance made by Martin Cranie.
    • 42:06 Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.
    • 39:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Chopra on Stephen Wright. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
    • 38:54 Stephen Wright restarts play with the free kick.
    • 38:54 Booking Booking for Jay Bothroyd.
    • 37:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Bothroyd on Jack Cork.
    • 36:07 Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Clinton Morrison.
    • 34:17 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Peter Whittingham, Header from deep inside the area by Anthony Gerrard goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 33:47 The ball is crossed by Martin Cranie.
    • 32:53 Jay Bothroyd shoots direct from the free kick.
    • 32:53 Booking The referee books Ben Turner for unsporting behaviour.
    • 32:26 Unfair challenge on Michael Chopra by Ben Turner results in a free kick.
    • 31:48 Effort on goal by Chris Burke from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 30:50 Chris Burke has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
    • 30:29 Michael McIndoe takes a shot. Mark Hudson gets a block in.
    • 29:29 Jay Bothroyd challenges Stephen Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Wright restarts play with the free kick.
    • 28:03 Martin Cranie produces a cross, Anthony Gerrard manages to make a clearance.
    • 25:30 The ball is delivered by Jay Bothroyd, clearance made by Ben Turner.
    • 25:05 A cross is delivered by Michael McIndoe, clearance by Adam Matthews.
    • Correction - 21:48 Peter Whittingham handles the ball and concedes a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Michael McIndoe from right channel, blocked by Jay Bothroyd.
    • 21:48 Peter Whittingham is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick crossed left-footed by Michael McIndoe from right channel, blocked by Peter Whittingham.
    • 20:44 Corner taken by Michael McIndoe from the right by-line, clearance made by Joe Ledley.
    • 20:32 Martin Cranie sends in a cross, Anthony Gerrard manages to make a clearance.
    • 18:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Turner on Jay Bothroyd. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Michael Chopra.
    • 15:01 The ball is delivered by Anthony Gerrard, Michael Chopra takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 13:34 Adam Matthews produces a cross, Shot from just outside the area by Stephen McPhail goes over the bar.
    • 12:04 Freddy Eastwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Burke. Indirect free kick taken by David Marshall.
    • 10:11 Leon Best produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
    • 8:33 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Michael McIndoe.
    • 8:12 Freddy Eastwood produces a cross, Clinton Morrison takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall.
    • 7:07 Freddy Eastwood sends in a cross, Mark Hudson makes a clearance.
    • 5:46 Jay Bothroyd fouled by Martin Cranie, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Peter Whittingham from left wing, clearance by Leon Best.
    • 5:20 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Kennedy.
    • 4:43 Assist on the goal came from Chris Burke.
    • 4:43 GOAL - Anthony GerrardCardiff 1 - 0 Coventry Anthony Gerrard finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Cardiff 1-0 Coventry.
    • 4:38 Centre by Chris Burke,
    • 3:31 Peter Whittingham takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Clinton Morrison.
    • 1:21 Shot by Michael Chopra from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
    • 0:48 Michael McIndoe produces a cross, Jay Bothroyd manages to make a clearance.
    • 0:19 Michael McIndoe takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Jay Bothroyd.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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    Championship results

    20 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

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

    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 20 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

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


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