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Coventry   0 - 2   Newcastle

Coventry v Newcastle

Coventry 0-2 Newcastle

Newcastle extended their lead at the top of the Championship to seven points after seeing off Coventry to secure their seventh consecutive league win.

The Sky Blues were far from out-played and Leon Best's piledriver hit the bar after a Michael McIndoe backheel.

But Newcastle hit back and Shola Ameobi scored the opener in first-half injury time with a ripping shot from 12 yards.

The points were made safe as left-back Jose Enrique crossed in from the left for substitute Nile Ranger to poke in.

The Magpies are currently enjoying a fine sequence of results and have now matched the club's best winning run since Kevin Keegan guided them to seven successive Premier League triumphs in 1996.

The first half was a lively affair with both sides having good opportunities to take the lead.

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Coventry were a little lucky to escape conceding a penalty when centre-back Leon Barnett tangled with Peter Lovenkrands when clean through.

They almost grabbed the opening goal with Best's shot bouncing back from the bar, and then had McIndoe head the ball against the same piece of woodwork.

Newcastle took full advantage of their fortune when Ameobi picked up the ball in the box and fired past keeper Keiren Westwood after turning Barnett.

Freddy Eastwood and Aron Gunnarsson had chances to level but the win was secured on 81 minutes when forward Ranger banged in his first professional goal.


Coventry manager Chris Coleman:

"We were a lot better than we were on Sunday, but it's still another game that we haven't won.

"Sometimes you can't see the wood for the trees, you don't know where the next three points are coming from.

"Peterborough on Saturday is a bigger game; we can only get three points but at the moment it will feel like 20."

Newcastle boss Chris Hughton praised the character of his players after the 2-0 win at Coventry made it seven straight victories.

Newcastle boss Chris Hughton:
"It's wonderful, to be where we are at this moment speaks volumes for this team.

"We hope it gives us the confidence and strength to keep getting good results.

"We can do all the talking, clean sheets and winning runs but only one thing matters: the end of the season."

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Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Coventry 0-2 Newcastle FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Ameobi 45+1
    • Ranger 82

    Coventry

    • 01 Westwood
    • 12 Van Aanholt
    • 15 Cranie
    • 22 Barnett
    • 35 Clarke (Grandison 22)
    • 17 Gunnarsson (Bell 85)
    • 18 Cork yellow card (Madine 85)
    • 21 McIndoe
    • 09 Best
    • 10 Eastwood
    • 11 Morrison

    Substitutes

    • 23 Ireland,
    • 06 McPake,
    • 14 Hussey,
    • 34 Grandison,
    • 07 Bell,
    • 19 Madine,
    • 36 Jeffers

    Newcastle

    • 01 Harper
    • 02 Coloccini
    • 03 Jose Enrique
    • 12 Simpson
    • 27 Taylor
    • 18 Gutierrez
    • 21 Pancrate (Taylor 76)
    • 22 Butt
    • 11 Lovenkrands (Ranger 64)
    • 17 Smith
    • 23 Ameobi (Harewood 64)

    Substitutes

    • 26 Krul,
    • 13 Khizanishvili,
    • 16 Taylor,
    • 28 Kadar,
    • 08 Guthrie,
    • 10 Harewood,
    • 30 Ranger
    Ref: HegleyAtt: 21,688
    COVENTRY
    NEWCASTLE

    Possession

    • Coventry 53%
    • Newcastle 47%

    Attempts on target

    • Coventry 8
    • Newcastle 7

    Attempts off target

    • Coventry 6
    • Newcastle 4

    Corners

    • Coventry 4
    • Newcastle 7

    Fouls

    • Coventry 12
    • Newcastle 7
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:21 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 90:00+2:41 Effort from the edge of the area by Clinton Morrison goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 90:00+2:12 Ryan Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Clinton Morrison. Michael McIndoe restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:05 Inswinging corner taken by David Bell.
    • 90:00+0:56 Patrick Van Aanholt sends in a cross, blocked by Danny Simpson.
    • Correction - 89:56 The ball is swung over by David Bell, save made by Steve Harper.
    • 89:56 David Bell sends in a cross, save by Steve Harper.
    • 88:26 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Michael McIndoe, Fabricio Coloccini makes a clearance.
    • 88:19 Jermaine Grandison sends in a cross, blocked by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
    • 87:30 David Bell fouled by Ryan Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael McIndoe.
    • 84:45 Substitution Gary Madine is brought on as a substitute for Jack Cork.
    • 84:45 Substitution David Bell on for Aron Gunnarsson.
    • 81:04 Assist by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
    • 81:04 GOAL - Nile RangerCoventry 0 - 2 Newcastle Nile Ranger fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Coventry 0-2 Newcastle.
    • 81:02 Sanchez Jose Enrique crosses the ball,
    • 79:23 Martin Cranie concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonas Gutierrez. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the direct free kick.
    • 79:02 Jack Cork takes a shot. Nicky Butt gets a block in.
    • 78:44 A cross is delivered by Michael McIndoe.
    • Correction - 76:38 The ball is swung over by Nicky Butt, save made by Keiren Westwood.
    • 76:38 Nicky Butt crosses the ball, save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 76:21 Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Taylor from the right by-line, Martin Cranie manages to make a clearance.
    • 75:39 Substitution Ryan Taylor comes on in place of Fabrice Pancrate.
    • 75:13 Marlon Harewood sends in a cross, clearance by Martin Cranie.
    • 74:44 The ball is swung over by Martin Cranie, Leon Best takes a shot. Save by Steve Harper.
    • 73:32 Jack Cork has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
    • 72:29 Handball by Clinton Morrison. Free kick taken by Steve Harper.
    • 71:47 The ball is delivered by Michael McIndoe, Steve Harper makes a comfortable save.
    • 71:31 Martin Cranie produces a cross.
    • 70:46 Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Blocked by Jermaine Grandison.
    • 70:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Best on Steve Harper. Steve Harper takes the direct free kick.
    • 69:54 Centre by Michael McIndoe, Nicky Butt manages to make a clearance.
    • 69:21 Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot. Save made by Steve Harper.
    • 69:15 Michael McIndoe delivers the ball.
    • 68:37 Michael McIndoe produces a cross, clearance by Fabricio Coloccini.
    • 67:42 Nicky Butt delivers the ball, save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 66:48 Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Fantastic save by Steve Harper.
    • 65:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Simpson by Michael McIndoe. Free kick taken by Steve Harper.
    • 65:02 A cross is delivered by Danny Simpson, Alan Smith takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a brilliant save.
    • 63:07 Substitution Nile Ranger is brought on as a substitute for Peter Lovenkrands.
    • 63:07 Substitution Shola Ameobi goes off and Marlon Harewood comes on.
    • 61:38 Corner taken by Peter Lovenkrands from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Shola Ameobi misses to the left of the target.
    • 61:28 Alan Smith crosses the ball, clearance made by Jermaine Grandison.
    • 61:05 The ball is sent over by Jonas Gutierrez, Martin Cranie gets a block in.
    • 60:15 Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Blocked by Shola Ameobi.
    • 56:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabricio Coloccini on Aron Gunnarsson. Leon Best produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 54:56 Leon Best takes a shot. Save by Steve Harper.
    • 54:12 Sanchez Jose Enrique delivers the ball, Steven Taylor has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.
    • 53:46 Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Butt from the left by-line.
    • 53:39 A cross is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique, blocked by Aron Gunnarsson.
    • 51:54 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi by Leon Barnett. Alan Smith takes the direct free kick.
    • 51:17 Centre by Michael McIndoe.
    • 49:13 The ball is swung over by Aron Gunnarsson.
    • 47:47 The ball is swung over by Leon Best.
    • 47:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Smith by Leon Best. Fabricio Coloccini takes the direct free kick.
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:23 The match has reached half-time.
    • 45:00+0:49 The assist for the goal came from Jonas Gutierrez.
    • 45:00+0:49 GOAL - Shola AmeobiCoventry 0 - 1 Newcastle Shola Ameobi finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Coventry 0-1 Newcastle.
    • 45:00+0:36 A cross is delivered by Nicky Butt, clearance by Freddy Eastwood.
    • 45:00+0:17 Jonas Gutierrez delivers the ball.
    • 43:47 The ball is delivered by Michael McIndoe.
    • Correction - 42:59 The ball is delivered by Fabrice Pancrate, comfortable save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 42:59 The ball is swung over by Fabrice Pancrate, Keiren Westwood makes a save.
    • 42:47 The ball is swung over by Shola Ameobi, Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.
    • 41:22 The ball is sent over by Alan Smith.
    • 40:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Shola Ameobi. Free kick taken by Nicky Butt.
    • 40:08 Foul by Fabrice Pancrate on Michael McIndoe, free kick awarded. Patrick Van Aanholt takes the direct free kick.
    • 39:40 Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the direct free kick.
    • 39:40 Booking Booking for Jack Cork.
    • 39:30 Jonas Gutierrez fouled by Jack Cork, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 38:55 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Michael McIndoe played to the near post.
    • 38:18 The ball is crossed by Freddy Eastwood, Michael McIndoe takes a shot.
    • 37:44 Leon Best takes a shot.
    • 36:25 Danny Simpson concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael McIndoe. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
    • 35:06 A cross is delivered by Fabrice Pancrate, Leon Barnett makes a clearance.
    • 32:15 Foul by Freddy Eastwood on Sanchez Jose Enrique, free kick awarded. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the free kick.
    • 30:18 Effort from inside the area by Clinton Morrison misses to the right of the target.
    • 27:40 Leon Best takes a shot. Danny Simpson gets a block in.
    • 27:12 Jack Cork takes a shot. Fabricio Coloccini gets a block in.
    • 25:36 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Alan Smith from the left by-line to the near post, Close range headed effort by Fabricio Coloccini misses to the right of the target.
    • 25:03 Sanchez Jose Enrique takes a shot. Martin Cranie gets a block in.
    • 24:17 Nicky Butt takes the inswinging corner, Leon Barnett makes a clearance.
    • 23:37 Fabrice Pancrate takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.
    • 21:40 Danny Simpson takes the indirect free kick.
    • 21:40 Substitution Jermaine Grandison is brought on as a substitute for Jordan Clarke.
    • 21:40 Aron Gunnarsson is caught offside.
    • 21:26 Centre by Danny Simpson, Michael McIndoe gets a block in.
    • 21:18 A cross is delivered by Peter Lovenkrands.
    • 21:02 The ball is sent over by Jonas Gutierrez, Leon Barnett makes a clearance.
    • 20:28 The ball is delivered by Nicky Butt, Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.
    • 19:25 Corner taken by Nicky Butt.
    • 18:15 A cross is delivered by Peter Lovenkrands, Jordan Clarke makes a clearance.
    • 17:11 Jonas Gutierrez delivers the ball, clearance by Martin Cranie.
    • 16:46 Alan Smith fouled by Aron Gunnarsson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Nicky Butt.
    • 16:11 Peter Lovenkrands takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Cranie.
    • 15:19 The ball is crossed by Freddy Eastwood.
    • 13:58 Aron Gunnarsson challenges Fabrice Pancrate unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Butt crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Unfair challenge on Leon Barnett by Shola Ameobi results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 12:43 Effort from the edge of the box by Fabrice Pancrate goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 10:03 Peter Lovenkrands is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 8:36 Free kick awarded for a foul by Clinton Morrison on Jonas Gutierrez. Steve Harper takes the free kick.
    • 7:04 The ball is sent over by Freddy Eastwood.
    • 6:29 Unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Shola Ameobi results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 5:28 Leon Best is adjudged to have handled the ball. Steve Harper takes the free kick.
    • 5:15 The ball is sent over by Patrick Van Aanholt.
    • 4:06 Corner taken by Jack Cork, clearance made by Fabricio Coloccini.
    • 3:49 Freddy Eastwood crosses the ball.
    • 2:46 Nicky Butt takes a corner.
    • 2:38 A cross is delivered by Shola Ameobi, Leon Barnett gets a block in.
    • 1:51 Clinton Morrison challenges Nicky Butt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Harper.
    • 0:37 Centre by Freddy Eastwood, Nicky Butt manages to make a clearance.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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    Position Team P GD PTS
    Full Championship table
    1 Newcastle 20 23 45
    2 West Brom 20 22 38
    3 Cardiff 20 15 33
    4 Nottm Forest 20 10 33
    5 Swansea 20 1 32
    6 Blackpool 20 10 31
    7 Leicester 20 0 31
    8 Bristol City 20 2 30
    9 Watford 20 -2 30
    10 Middlesbrough 20 6 29
    11 Crystal Palace 20 1 29
    12 QPR 20 4 28
    13 Sheff Utd 20 0 28
    14 Preston 20 -1 26
    15 Barnsley 19 -6 25
    16 Doncaster 20 0 24
    17 Derby 20 -8 22
    18 Scunthorpe 20 -14 22
    19 Reading 20 -10 20
    20 Coventry 20 -10 19
    21 Sheff Wed 20 -9 18
    22 Ipswich 20 -10 18
    23 Plymouth 19 -14 15
    24 Peterborough 20 -10 14



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